As mentioned earlier, the looming threat of Hurricane Joaquin has caused the NFL to develop contingency plans in case Sunday's scheduled game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins cannot be played. One of those plans, according to Jason La Canfora, involves the Eagles and Redskins moving their bye week to now and rescheduling the game for Week 8, when both teams currently have a bye.
Critical factor as the NFL and Skins/Eagles determine contingencies for Hurricane possibly headed to DC: Skins/Eagles share bye week (Week8)— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 30, 2015
Among options discussed easiest contingency could be to in essence postpone this week's game until next month in the Week 8 slot and bye now— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 30, 2015
This option would not seem to be preferable for either side. Both teams have already begun preparing for their Week 4 game. Forcing them to have a bye now would essentially be robbing them of a true bye week since their preparations have already begun.
Keep in mind an official decision has not been made yet, and it remains to be seen if the storm will even force one. Until then, it will be interesting to see how the NFL handles this situation.
UPDATE: Here's another potential option.
One other possibility is #Eagles and #skins could move the game to another city. All in discussion stages https://t.co/JoPfzVeIPM— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 1, 2015