Snow has not been kind to the National Football League this year. This Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings were scheduled to play the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, an unexpected blizzard hit Philadelphia. 20 inches of snow was expected to hit Philadelphia this weekend.
Public safety was the main concern for officials. The storm brought high levels of uncertainty as to the safety of fans, particularly regarding the traffic situation.
The game was moved so that enough time could be allotted to clear roads and parking lots around the stadium.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in Philadelphia that remains in effect until 1 pm on Monday.
The Eagles’ opponent did not fare much better this season. The roof of the Metrodome, the Vikings’ stadium, collapsed earlier this month.
The Vikings’ game against the New York Giants was postponed after a storm hit Minneapolis. That game was moved to Detroit. The Giants later played the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota because of the damage to the Metrodome.
The Vikings-Eagles game has been rescheduled for 8 pm on Tuesday night, December 28. Minnesota’s season has not been very successful as their record is 5-9. Philadelphia is 10-4. They will win the NFC East with a victory over Minnesota.