Cubs Sign Former Phillies LHP Mike Zagurski
Neuvirth, Flyers Down Rangers in Shootout

Eagles-Redskins Game Flexed to 4:25 Time Slot

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Following two wins against opponents with 10 or more wins keeping the Eagles in the playoff hunt, the NFL and FOX decided to make a change.

In an effort to raise viewership, FOX decided to flex the match-ups between the Eagles and Redskins and the Bears and Vikings.

The NFL makes sure that all teams that are waiting on outcomes of other games play at the same so that they can ensure that they field their best players for the games. The Bears need to win and the Rams to lose in order to get a first round bye. At the same time, a Bears loss would mean that the Rams would not need to play their starters to get the first-round bye, so the Bears/Vikings game had to be flexed to 4:25 when the Rams play.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are looking for a win and the Seahawks to lose out and/or the Vikings to lose to the Bears. If the Eagles were to lose, the Vikings would not need to play their best players. That means the Eagles/Redskins game also needed to be flexed to the 4:25 time slot.

Eagles fans will have to wait a few more hours to know whether or not the Birds will reach the postseason for the 2018 season.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)