Redskins will have to wait longer for season to end

Brian Tinsman
December 24, 2018 - 12:24 am
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Like watching the final notes of a windup music box, the Washington Redskins would probably prefer to slam the lid shut on 2018. However, the NFL has decided to flex their Week 17 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m., thus forcing the Redskins to draw out the last, sad note of another disappointing season.

How fun for Redskins fans, especially in the final home game of the season

Even when the Redskins were relevant and in first place in the NFC East, the Redskins had trouble attracting fans to FedExField. Now, with the Redskins eliminated, the hated Dallas Cowboys clinching the division, and the Eagles looking for a chance to leverage the Redskins into a Wild Card spot, FedExField might be a ghost town on Sunday.

Or worse, it will be packed with Eagles fans.

The Eagles need a win over the Redskins and some help from the Chicago Bears, who can help by beating Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. If this plays out, the Eagles are in, but the anticipation will be increased with both games playing at 4:25.

The Redskins have an unfortunate task of playing for pride or something. Beat the Eagles and punch Cousins' ticket to the playoffs. Lose, and potentially watch the Eagles spray champagne inside the Redskins' visiting locker room.

Either way, the Redskins have to wait 3.5 more hours before beginning another tough offseason.

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