Thursday October 1st, 2015

Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins will be played as scheduled at 1 p.m. ET, the league announced Friday.

Ian Rapoport of first reported the news. Both teams previously contemplated moving to Ford Field in Detroit for the game, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. 

The status of the game, which will be played at FedExField in Landover, Md., is being threatened by Hurricane Joaquin, which is expected to hit the northeast sometime between Sunday and Monday. Weather forecasts indicate a high possibility of wind and steady rain throughout the afternoon and night.

There had been some discussion to postpone the game until Week 8, but Jason La Canfora of reports that the game will take place. 

Ford Field has been used as an emergency venue before, hosting a Buffalo Bills game last season and a Vikings games after the Metrodome roof collapsed in 2012.

The Detroit Lions are scheduled to play at the Seattle Seahawks this week. 

NFL talking Hurricane Joaquin contingencies with Eagles, Redskins

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