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Redskins vs. Giants game Dec. 1 remains on Sunday night, at least for now


Santana Moss hauls in a touchdown pass with Jayron Hosley in coverage late in a 2012 game. (Johnathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins’ game Dec. 1 at home against the New York Giants is “still tentatively scheduled” to be that weekend’s Sunday night game on NBC, the NFL said Tuesday.

Each team currently has a record of 3-6. The Redskins and Giants are tied for third place in the NFC East, but only 1 1/2 games behind the first place Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys and Eagles have identical 5-5 records.

A final decision on whether the Redskins-Giants game remains in prime time is due by next Tuesday under the sport’s flexible scheduling rules.

The league announced Tuesday that the Patriots-Texans game on Dec. 1 will be played at 1 p.m. ET and the Broncos-Chiefs game will be played at 4:25 p.m. ET. Both games are to be carried by CBS.

In the same written announcement, the league said: “The New York Giants-Washington Redskins game on Sunday, December 1 is still tentatively scheduled for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.  The final Week 13 schedule will be announced no later than Tuesday, November 19.”

The NFL utilizes flexible scheduling rules in Weeks 11 to 17 of the regular season in an attempt to ensure there is an attractive matchup each week in the Sunday night slot. The Redskins-Giants game potentially could be moved to Sunday afternoon under the flexible scheduling format. For now, at least, it is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at FedEx Field. Flexible scheduling moves must be made at least 12 days in advance for all but the final weekend of the season, when any switch must be made six days ahead of time.

What’s ahead:

● A look at what facing the Eagles for the second time will be like for Washington.

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Path from 3-6 to playoffs looks tougher than last season

Outsider: Why the fourth-down pass to Moss was a good call

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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