The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins will play a football game this weekend despite the threat of looming Hurricane Joaquin. According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, both teams have been notified that the game will take place as scheduled.
Skins and Eagles will play this weekend. The teams have been notified— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 1, 2015
There had previously been some thought that the teams might be forced to have their bye weeks moved up to now and the game rescheduled for Week 8. That won't be the case now.
It still remains to be seen if the game will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland where Washington's home field is located. As of now, that seems to be the plan, but the NFL has reportedly discussed contingency plans. Some have suggested the game could be moved to a neutral site.
For what it's worth, the current track of Hurricane Joaquin shows that the storm won't hit the D.C. area until early on Monday, Oct. 5. The Eagles and Redskins are scheduled to play at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Via the National Hurricane Center: