NFL officials are currently looking into contingency plan(s) around the Eagles-Redskins game on Sunday due to Hurricane Joaquin’s proximity to D.C. this weekend, according to the Washington Post.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins are scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM ET Sunday at FedEx Field.
“We are monitoring the forecast and having dialogue with both teams,” said Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, via the Post. The report also says the NFL and team(s) may wait until Sunday before making a determination.
As readers know, Hurricane Joaquin is headed our way with winds of 115 mph. By Sunday, he will be weakening and east of us as the storm is forecasted to turn more north and/or northwest but, there is still some uncertainty there.
There is precedent for the postponement of NFL games in extreme weather cases.
In 2010, the Eagles’ and Minnesota Vikings Sunday night meeting was re-scheduled after Philadelphia was hit by a major blizzard. Last November, the Jets-Bills game was moved to Detroit after Mother Nature dumped four feet of snow on Buffalo.
Both teams share a bye week in week 8 (November 1) so the game could be made up then.