Redskins remain on Sunday night

November, 18, 2013
11/18/13
12:07
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The Washington Redskins haven't shown any reason they should be on prime time television. But that's where they'll remain for the next two games.

The NFL announced that the Redskins-Giants game on Dec. 1 will remain at 8:30 p.m., ending speculation that it could be flexed to the afternoon given the records of both teams. This means the 3-7 Redskins will be on prime time against San Francisco on Monday and again less than a week later. The Giants have won four straight, and the bottom line is a Redskins-Giants game still draws from two large markets and has enough name players -- Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Robert Griffin III -- to remain attractive. The Giants host Dallas on Sunday, so if they win they could possibly be playing for a piece of the division lead against Washington. The Redskins? Let's not go there.

The 6-5 Philadelphia Eagles, now in first in the NFC East, host Arizona at 1 p.m. that day and could have been bumped to the night game.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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