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Eagles-Redskins Week 16 game for Saturday, December 20 is finalized

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Just a quick note on the Philadelphia Eagles schedule here. The NFL has confirmed the official start time for the Eagles' Week 16 game against in the Redskins in Washington. The game is set to take place on Saturday, December 20 at 4:30 PM EST. NFL Network will be airing the game.

The game was originally scheduled to start at this time, so there's no change here. The only reason it's newsworthy is because the NFL has confirmed they won't flex the game out for another one.

I'm a little surprised the game wasn't moved. Philadelphia versus Washington is an NFC East match-up, of course, but the latter of the two teams have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Perhaps the NFL should have moved Sunday's 1 PM EST Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints showdown to this slot. Making the NFC South play on Saturday seems like a valid punishment.

Then again, the good news here is that out of market Eagles fans can watch the game on NFL Network.

The Eagles-Washington game is just the first game of a double-header scheduled to take place on December 20. The other game features the San Francisco 49ers versus the San Diego Chargers at 8:30 PM EST.


And another quick schedule note: the Eagles-Cowboys Sunday Night Football game scheduled for Week 15 will not be flexed. Not that it was in danger anyway.

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