The Eagles are once again prime real estate.

For the first time this season, the Eagles will play on Sunday night after their Dec. 22 game against the Chicago Bears was moved from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by the NFL on Tuesday.

The game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field and televised locally on NBC10.

The Eagles have not played in prime time since Week 3 when they lost to the Andy Reid-led Chiefs, 26-16, on Thursday, Sept. 19. They opened the season on a Monday night with a 33-27 victory over the Redskins.

The Patriots-Ravens game was originally scheduled to be played in that time slot.

The NFC East-leading Eagles will visit the Vikings (3-9-1) on Sunday before facing the Bears (7-6). They close out the season on Dec. 29 in Dallas against the Cowboys, who lost to the Bears, 45-28, on Monday night.

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