Sunday’s tie did little to separate the Giants and Commanders in the NFC Playoff race, but it may have helped them more national exposure.
The NFL announced Monday that it has flexed the Week 15 Giants-Commanders game into the Sunday Night Football window, meaning the game at FedEx Field will get a prime-time, national audience.
The game had been one of four on the Week 15 schedule with a TBD start time, but now will officially replace the originally set Raiders-Patriots game in the SNF window. Dolphins-Bills was the other most likely TBD game to get flexed into the spot, with Falcons-Saints and Ravens-Browns the other two waiting on a start time.
Miami and Buffalo will instead be the prime time game on a tripleheader on Saturday, Dec. 17, with Colts-Vikings at 1 p.m., Ravens-Browns at 4:30 p.m., and then Dolphins-Bills at 8:15 p.m., with all games on NFL Network. Falcons-Saints will be a 1 p.m. Sunday game, and Pats-Raiders is now a 4 p.m. game.
Washington and New York played to a 20-20 tie on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, in a game where Graham Gano missed a 58-yard field goal try at the end of overtime that could’ve given the Giants a win, but it left Big Blue 7-4-1 ahead of a game with NFC-leading Philadelphia and the Commanders 7-5-1 as they head into their bye.
Because of the tie, the Commanders technically dropped out of a playoff spot, as Seattle’s win over the Rams put the Seahawks at 7-5 and a half-game up on the seventh spot, while Big Blue remained sixth.
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