It was reported on Tuesday that Lincoln Financial Field (as well as Heinz Field in Pittsburgh) was being considered as a potential host site following news that the game wouldn’t be allowed to take place in Miami due to the threat of Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma. Instead, the NFL just decided to push the game back since both teams share a mutual bye in Week 11.
That’s unfortunate news for both of the teams considering they won’t have a “real” bye week this year. They’ll have to play 16 games in a row. Eagles fans know all too well that early bye weeks are very dumb.
It would’ve been cool for Philadelphia to have a chance to host a neutral site matchup. Based on past relocations, there would have been free tickets to the game. But it won’t happen now.
Note that this news doesn’t ultimately impact the Eagles because they’re still scheduled to play against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland this Sunday.