Giants-Commanders Week 15 game flexed to Sunday Night Football

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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.

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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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