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Twins could help Vikes, hurt Lions

Updated: October 3, 2006, 5:35 PM ET
Before we talk football, we have to talk baseball. With the Major League Baseball playoffs under way, there may be some effect on the NFL schedule, as well.

The Minnesota Twins managed to overtake the Detroit Tigers to win the AL Central, and that might wind up having a negative affects on the Detroit Lions, as well. The Twins earned home-field advantage with the division title and are facing the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series. Should that series go the full five games, the Teflon-roofed Metrodome would be double-booked on Sunday.

The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to play host to the Lions with a noon kickoff (local time). As NFL officials evaluated the options with their counterparts from Major League Baseball, several scenarios were presented to the Lions and Vikings.

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