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Giants-Redskins will play on 9/11 in D.C.

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The first Sunday of the 2011 NFL season lands on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  And the Jets will be hosting a prime time game on that evening against the Cowboys.

Earlier in the day, the other New York team will play against the team from the other city that suffered destruction and devastation on 9/11.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants will visit the Redskins on September 11, and that the league will honor the victims of the New York and D.C. tragedies at that time.

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29 Responses to “Giants-Redskins will play on 9/11 in D.C.”
  1. austskate says: Apr 19, 2011 4:42 PM

    Jets vs. Giants was just too easy and too great of an idea. Obviously the NFL messes it up. What a joke.

  2. 2011to2020lions says: Apr 19, 2011 4:45 PM

    That was a very sad day!!! It seems we may never get past it, much like Pearl Harbor.

  3. RedSox83 says: Apr 19, 2011 4:48 PM

    And the Giants just started the season 1-0! If there is football in 2011.

  4. tomwill21 says: Apr 19, 2011 4:49 PM

    Giants-Redskins might play on 9/11 in D.C.
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    Fixed it for u

  5. thetooloftools says: Apr 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    They better honor flight 92 victims too because if those brave souls hadn’t stepped up and brought that plane down in a Pa. field, God knows what they would have flown it into.

  6. brewcityitalian says: Apr 19, 2011 4:57 PM

    Saints at packers to open the season !

  7. brewcityitalian says: Apr 19, 2011 5:00 PM

    bears play falcons week one
    and packers play giants dec 4th

  8. waitingguilty says: Apr 19, 2011 5:00 PM

    This actually makes more sense than NY-NY in NY.

    Why have half the city PO’d after an emotional day? Plus DC was a big part of the events of that day as well. It almost seemed TOO much to have Jets-Giants be the match up.

    The more I think about it the more sense it makes. Good move by the NFL.

  9. brewcityitalian says: Apr 19, 2011 5:01 PM

    -The Giants and Jets will play on Christmas Eve,

  10. nineleveninsidejob says: Apr 19, 2011 5:02 PM

    It’s all a lie

  11. billwsavedmylife says: Apr 19, 2011 5:03 PM

    How original…. Redskins and G-Men have played on opening weekend 3 out of the last 4 years. Way to go NFL….

  12. brewcityitalian says: Apr 19, 2011 5:03 PM

    9/11 – Falcons @ Bears
    10/10 – Bears @ Lions

    10/16 – Vikings @ Bears
    10/23 – Bears @ Bucs

  13. thesmiteofthewicked says: Apr 19, 2011 5:03 PM

    @austskate

    You do realize DC was also attacked on 9/11, right?

  14. brewcityitalian says: Apr 19, 2011 5:05 PM

    Bears@Packers December 25th Week 16
    Bears @ Vikings January 1st, Week 17.

  15. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: Apr 19, 2011 5:09 PM

    And if the game isn’t played after all, I guess victims will not be honored and, well, the terrorists, ahem, attorneys will have won!

  16. blackqbwhiterb says: Apr 19, 2011 5:26 PM

    wonder who’s going to qb the Redskins???? I’m hoping it’s not someone currently on the roster…..

  17. murd3rcapital1 says: Apr 19, 2011 5:36 PM

    @austskate

    sh!t went down in DC too dumb ass…..

  18. thefiesty1 says: Apr 19, 2011 5:50 PM

    How do you know this when the schedule is being announced tonight? Inside info or journalistic wishing? If you’ve got the scoop on the schedule, tell us now and I won’t have to miss NCIS watching ESPN2.

  19. fanofschill says: Apr 19, 2011 6:31 PM

    They Should have had Giants @ Skins and Jets at Steelers

    All 3 regions who were affected most.

  20. jdj517 says: Apr 19, 2011 6:32 PM

    i’m glad they did this…maybe pittsburgh could play baltimore at home that weekend in honor flight 92.

  21. 3octaveFart says: Apr 19, 2011 6:42 PM

    thetooloftools says: Apr 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    “They better honor flight 92 victims too because if those brave souls hadn’t stepped up and brought that plane down in a Pa. field, God knows what they would have flown it into.”

    Only problem is, whatever hit the ground in Shanksville wasn’t a plane. Even the mayor, one of the first on the scene said “I don’t know what this was, but I know what it wasn’t, and it wasn’t a plane.”
    Plane crashes leave large debris fields of recognizable wreckage – not just small empty holes in the ground.

  22. thefiesty1 says: Apr 19, 2011 7:07 PM

    Can’t wait to see if the Giants do something to reduce Eli’s interception rate. Good place to start with the Skins unless Orakpo end Manning’s season.

    NY and Washington on 9/11 is appropriate.

  23. theblowtorchreview says: Apr 19, 2011 7:35 PM

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    “Why have half the city PO’d after an emotional day? Plus DC was a big part of the events of that day as well.”

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    Actually the Pentagon is located in Virginia.

    Be that as it may………this may be the only way Danny Boy will get anyone to come to his POS stadium…….LOCATED IN MARYLAND! Purely a money grab.

  24. mario500 says: Apr 19, 2011 7:39 PM

    The Pentagon, which was attacked in the eleventh day of September in 2001, is located in Arlington, Virginia, not Washington in the District of Columbia. The scheduled game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants would still be close geographically, as the game would be played in Landover, Maryland.

    I’m tired of seeing and hearing “9/11″ and “September 11th” in reference to the attacks on that calendar date in 2001. It’s just an ordinary date like any other date on the calendar. Every future eleventh day of September should be a new day to enjoy life, including birthday celebrations and wedding anniversaries, and it should not be overshadowed by the attacks on that date in 2001. That would just make the folks who committed the attacks on that day more powerful in death.

  25. burntorangehorn says: Apr 19, 2011 7:48 PM

    3octaveFart–hurray for conspiracy theories!

    Honestly, I know 9/11 was a significant day for some people, but if we’re remembering events like this years later, where’s the league’s special game in memorial to the sacking of Washington? Certainly that was a bigger tragedy, no?

  26. redskinsrt says: Apr 19, 2011 10:40 PM

    Symbolic. And Jets-Giants wouldn’t make sense if for nothing other than season ticket issues. There would be cries of foul no matter who they made the home team.

  27. burntorangehorn says: Apr 20, 2011 7:48 AM

    theblowtorchreview says:
    Apr 19, 2011 7:35 PM
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    Actually the Pentagon is located in Virginia.

    Be that as it may………this may be the only way Danny Boy will get anyone to come to his POS stadium…….LOCATED IN MARYLAND! Purely a money grab.
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    True, but it’s not like the New Jersey Giants or New Jersey Jets actually play in NYC or NY state, either.

  28. jca6610 says: Apr 20, 2011 12:36 PM

    Even though you can’t ignore the PR value the NFL is going for in scheduling these games in NY and DC, it is a great way to honor those cities who endured the attacks. It is way better than scheduling a road game and pretending no one remembers what happened.

    One personal memory from the first week of football after the attacks is being in Arrowhead Stadium as the visiting Giants took the field and received a standing ovation.

    Classy move from classy fans.

  29. skinsfaninillinois says: Apr 20, 2011 5:46 PM

    The Redskins play Monday Night on the road in Dallas, then go out on the road and play at St. Louis the next week. What’s up with that? I thought the NFL had a schedule policy where a team playing on Monday night on the road always got to play at home the following week because their practice week is already cut short. A quick check of the schedule and I see the Redskins and the Raiders are the only teams to have Sunday road games coming off of a Monday night road game.

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