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Twins won’t get in way of Favre, MNF

If the Twins and Tigers are forced to have a one-game playoff, it will take place at the Metrodome, but they won’t get in the way of “Monday Night Football.” Nope. The Vikings are already scheduled to play the Packers there on Monday, Oct. 5. According to the Metrodome lease, the Vikings have precedence over the Twins in every situation outside of a World Series game.

“The NFL has no reason to reschedule the game and inconvenience its fans, many of whom travel long distances and planned these trips when the schedule was released in April,” NFL spokesman Dan Masonson said in a statement.

If needed, the deciding game would likely be played on Tuesday, Oct. 6. While nobody blames the Vikings in this situation, it does have a potential impact on the ALDS. The American League team with the best record -- right now it’s the Yankees -- can choose whether to begin the division series on Wednesday or Thursday.