Redskins' Wk 16 game time vs. Eagles subject to change

Redskins' Wk 16 game time vs. Eagles subject to change
April 24, 2014, 5:45 am
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The Redskins’ Week 16 home game against the Eagles is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. but that time is just penciled in.

The game is part of a Saturday NFL doubleheader on Dec. 20. For the time being, Washington-Philadelphia is the first game of that slate with the 49ers hosting the Chargers in the second game starting at 8:15.

However, the game times are subject to being flip-flopped. If the NFL decides that Redskins-Eagles is the more attractive matchup they could bump that game to the 8:15 time slot and move Chargers-49ers into the earlier time.

Both games will be televised by CBS with an NFL Network simulcast.

Under the NFL’s new flex scheduling rules, most games from Week 5 on are subject to being moved to Sunday night prime time spots. Before this year, only games from Week 11 on could be flexed; now, flexing starts in Week 5 with the stipulation that only two games can be moved to the NBC prime time spot before Week 11.

That means that any Redskins game from Week 5 on is subject to being moved to Sunday night with the exception of their Monday night games against the Seahawks and Cowboys and their Saturday game vs. the Eagles.

With the exception of Week 17, the league must announce any changes in game start times at least 12 days in advance of the game. For the season finale they can wait until six days prior to the game.