Redskins vs. Giants stays in prime time

Redskins vs. Giants stays in prime time
November 18, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The NFL has decided to keep the Washington Redskins game against the New York Giants on December 1 in its originally scheduled prime-time slot, the NFL has announced.

The game was a candidate to be moved to an afternoon start time in accordance with the league’s flex scheduling procedures. With both teams sitting at 3-6 entering yesterday’s games it was thought that the league might want to move a more attractive matchup into NBC’s showcase spot.

Even though the Redskins lost to the Eagles to fall to 3-7, the Giants won and are just a game and a half out of first place in the NFC East. The New York market interest with its team in playoff contention, the draw of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the lack of other compelling matchups on the schedule (CBS blocked NBC from taking the Chiefs-Broncos rematch) all likely factors in the decision to keep the game in prime time.