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Christmas Day Football: Vikings at Saints

It’s Christmas time! It’s football time!

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Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

You know Kelce and Kittle and Ebron and Goedert

Engram and Tonyan and Higbee and Eifert

But do you recall

The most famous tight end of all?

Rudolph the Red Zone Tight End

is unfortunately not playing in today’s game, and that ruins what would have been the perfect time for that joke. Still, we get a rare event today: NFL football on Christmas! The NFL has now had football on every day of the week this season, so hunker down with some cocoa and tune on in.

The New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings in a matchup that has slowly turned into a fierce rivalry. The Vikings have played spoiler to the Saints playoff runs in recent years, and the bitterness is still there. The Vikings walked off the Saints in the 2017 Minneapolis Miracle, and they won a controversial overtime in 2019 thanks in part to a pass interference that was not called.

The Saints have the last laugh so far this season, however, as they have booked their spot in the playoffs while the Vikings are fighting to stay alive. A 10-4 record puts New Orleans atop the NFC South, and a win tonight would help catch up to the Packers and keep them ahead of the Buccaneers. The Vikings, meanwhile, sit at 6-8, and they would need a different kind of playoff miracle to happen. The playoffs are still technically in reach, but they would need the Cardinals and Bears to collapse in the final two weeks.

Here’s how to watch today’s game:

Date: Friday, December 25, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA
TV: FOX, NFL Network
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Kristina Pink
Online Stream/Replay: Twitch, NFL Gamepass