The Giants were flexed out of a Sunday night appearance in Week 11 as the league decided to move the Broncos and Chiefs into prime time while shuffling the Giants and Packers to an afternoon start.
There will be no such move for the Giants in Week 13, however. The league has announced that their trip to Washington to face the Redskins will remain the nightcap.
Should the Giants lose to the Cowboys next week, the NFL will have a game between two losing teams with very slim chances of making the playoffs on their hands. They didn’t have many other choices if they wanted a game featuring two teams with playoff aspirations since they weren’t going to flex the rematch between the Broncos and Chiefs, but moving the Cardinals and Eagles would have at least guaranteed two teams with winning records.
Those are two strong television markets, though, and a Giants win next week would give them five in a row after their season-opening six-game losing streak so it’s not too hard to see why the NFL decided to stick to the schedule.