Had the New York Giants defeated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the Philadelphia Eagles beaten the Washington Redskins, there was a strong likelihood that the two would have been flexed to the NBC primetime spot on Sunday night. Alas, that didn't happen and both teams fell. As a result, the NFL has confirmed that their kickoff in week 17 will remain at 1:00 PM EST on FOX.
Instead, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have taken over the Sunday night primetime slot, and the battle for the NFC East crown will be determined for all of America to see.
A 1:00 PM EST start is good for both the Giants and their fans as their playoff hopes remains intact … somewhat. Because none of the other games will be final, it gives them a reason (not as if they haven't had one in recent weeks) to come out and fight.
Other games that impact their playoff fates will start at the following times:
Chicago Bears – Detroit Lions: 1:00 PM EST on FOX
Green Bay Packers – Minnesota Vikings: 4:25 PM EST on CBS
Dallas Cowboys – Washington Redskins: 8:25 PM EST on NBC
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