Redskins Sunday Night NBC Game In Jeopardy?
The game of the year? The NFL’s only unbeaten team, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Denver to take on the once beaten Broncos on NBC’s Sunday night football this weekend. The Green Bay Packers and New York Giants were scheduled to be in the spotlight, but the network used its “flex” option to change it’s selection.
Following Sunday’s game in Philadelphia, the Redskins return home to host back to back “prime time” contests. On November 25th, the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers visit Fed Ex Field to take on the Redskins on Monday Night Football. It is the following week’s matchup that may be in jeopardy.
The Redskins host the Giants on Sunday, December 1st, a game currently scheduled to be NBC’s Football Night in America matchup in prime time. It just so happens, NBC may opt for the rematch of this Sunday night, as the Broncos will be in Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. The NFL has already moved the game from a 1pm to a 4pm kickoff and has advised that NBC may exercise their option again. According to the NFL’s communications website, the league will decide by Tuesday if they will swap the Broncos-Chiefs game to the NBC Sunday night slot.
I think it is safe to say, keep your schedule open on December 1st in the afternoon in anticipation of this switch.
Sunday Night Football graphic courtesy NBC Sports
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