Redskins vs. Giants stays in Sunday night slot [updated]

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins could have their Dec. 1 game against the Giants moved to Sunday afternoon under flexible scheduling (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins will not have their Dec. 1 game against the Giants moved to Sunday afternoon under flexible scheduling. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Update, 11:50 a.m.:

The NFL has made it official, announcing that the Redskins-Giants game Dec. 1 at FedEx Field remains scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Update, 11:35 a.m.:

The NFL has decided to keep the Washington Redskins’ game Dec. 1 against the New York Giants in the Sunday night prime-time slot, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.

It remains scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and is to be televised nationally by NBC. The game, which is being played at FedEx Field, could have been moved to Sunday afternoon under the sport’s flexible scheduling plan.

The announcement is to be made Monday, according to the person with knowledge of the matter.

The Redskins have a record of 3-7 after losing Sunday at Philadelphia. The Giants are 4-6 but have won four straight games since an 0-6 start. The game also features teams in two large television markets.

The decision was due by Tuesday. Any switches under flexible scheduling must be made at least 12 days in advance of the game in all but the final week of the season, when any change must be made six days in advance.

According to another person with knowledge of the matter, the Cardinals-Eagles game that day had been among the games being considered for the Sunday night telecast if the Redskins-Giants contest had been moved.

Original post, 11:15 a.m.: 

The NFL is expected to decide Monday whether to move the Washington Redskins’ game Dec. 1 against the New York Giants out of the Sunday night time slot under the sport’s flexible scheduling plan, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.

The decision is due by Tuesday. Any switches under flexible scheduling must be made at least 12 days in advance of the game in all but the final week of the season, when any change must be made six days in advance.

The Redskins have a record of 3-7 after losing Sunday at Philadelphia. The Giants are 4-6 but have won four straight games since an 0-6 start.

The Redskins-Giants game, to be played at FedEx Field, potentially could be moved to Sunday afternoon. It currently is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and is to be televised nationally by NBC.

According to another person with knowledge of the matter, the Cardinals-Eagles game that day is among the games being considered for the Sunday night telecast if the Redskins-Giants contest is moved.

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