NFL officials are discussing contingency plans with the Eagles and Redskins in the event that Hurriance Joaquin impacts the game scheduled for Sunday afternoon at FedExField.
NFL senior vice president of communications Greg Aiello told The Washington Post the league was “monitoring the forecast and having dialogue with both teams.”
Sunday’s game between the NFC East rivals is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at the Redskins’ home in Landover, Md. Weather forecasts remain undetermined but indicate a high possibility of wind and steady rain throughout the afternoon and night.
Aiello did not confirm to the Post what the possible contingencies might entail. CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora reported one option could involve postponing Sunday’s game until Nov. 1, as both teams have a Week 8 bye.
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
Both the Eagles and Redskins enter the weekend 1–2. The two split last year’s regular-season series; the Eagles won the Week 3 game in Philadelphia 37–34, while the Redskins won the Week 16 game in Washington 27–24.
- Mike Fiammetta