NFL announces Week 17 schedule changes, with Washington-Eagles on Sunday Night Football

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The NFL announced schedule changes for Week 17, and not surprisingly, the Washington Football Team’s game against the Eagles will be the last of the 256 games played this season.

The league moved the Washington-Philadelphia game to Sunday Night Football on NBC next week with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m. ET.

Washington will play for the NFC East title in a win-or-go-home game. A loss by Washington would result in the winner of the Cowboys-Giants game winning the division through the back door.

The Tennessee-Houston and Jacksonville-Indianapolis games will kickoff at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS.

The other 4:25 p.m. ET games are the Saints-Panthers, the Packers-Bears, the Raiders-Broncos, the Chargers-Chiefs, the Cardinals-Rams and the Seahawks-49ers. FOX will telecast the Saints-Panthers, Packers-Bears, Chargers-Chiefs and Seahawks-49ers. CBS will broadcast the Raiders-Broncos and Cardinals-Rams.

The other seven games on the docket, including the Cowboys-Giants, are scheduled for 1 p.m. ET kickoffs.

29 responses to “NFL announces Week 17 schedule changes, with Washington-Eagles on Sunday Night Football

  1. Terrible for the WFT as now Philly will not want to look bad on national TV. Added motivation that they were hoping Philly didn’t have.

  2. Just don’t put the Titans in prime time again. Awful, awful garbage team and a complete joke of a franchise.

  3. bjwbrown2011 says:
    December 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Because it’s the only game that is guaranteed to have a team with something to play for that isn’t dependent on the outcome of other games. WFT is win and in, lose and out regardless of Giants/Cowboys outcome. Any other game and they risk it being meaningless if the other games break a certain way. If there was no game that qualified, they wouldn’t have a SNF game, which happened a few years ago. Personally, I’m glad to have a game at night even if it’s not the best game.

  4. Simple. It’s the only game they could put on Sunday night that has zero possibility of being irrelevant by kickoff. At the very least, everyone in Dallas or New York will be watching, depending on who wins their game, to see if Washington loses.

  5. Thanks for nothing, Colts and Browns. You win your games, we would have got a very good Steelers Browns game on SNF.

  6. Browns vs Steelers Cardinals vs Rams Packers vs Bears or even Dolphins vs Bills most those games are win and their in and Packers still playing for home field advantage….

  7. Garbage time. Nobody wants to see this game. It’s irrelevant. Philly is a mess. Washington should start Heinicke, at least he knows what he’s doing.

  8. The Rams and Cardinals is literally a winner take all game. The Eagles are eliminated and the WFT all they win in the least. Yes that is right Least fans The Cardinals and Rams is winner gets in.

  9. The changes in times for several games leaves things where teams cannot rest their starters based on results of earlier games. Kinda helps avoid giving some unfair advantages.

  10. tiredofcowards says:
    December 27, 2020 at 11:38 pm
    It’s gonna feel so strange cheering for the iggles.
    I had the same thought myself.

  11. Funny how this division has gone this season. With Alex Smith, the WFT has looked like the class of the division. Without, they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. The Cowboys have a bunch of guys playing well who were playing poorly, for no apparent reason. The Eagles have promise but it’s for next year. The Giants made everyone think they were turning a corner for a week or so.

    At this moment, Cowboys are playing the best of the bunch, but WFT with Smith and a team that decides to show up may display the most dignity in a playoff game.

  12. bjwbrown2011 says:
    December 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm


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    NFC East. That’s the NFL’s money division. Who opens up SNF every season? There’s a reason for that.

  13. The usually inept Browns with a win-and-in game at home against the Steelers to close out the season would have been my pick for the Sunday night game.

  14. mawebb31 says:
    December 28, 2020 at 9:06 am
    The usually inept Browns with a win-and-in game at home against the Steelers to close out the season would have been my pick for the Sunday night game.



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    Steelers don’t have a lot to play for though and the division isn’t at stake. Also, depending on what happens with other teams the result might not matter that much.

  15. If the Pats beat the Bills tonight, Steelers have to go for the win in Cleve to get second seed…..that who knows in this crazy year could still mean an AFC championship game at home.

    If Bills win, knowing it wouldn’t be fair to some other teams, they gotta get the artificial bye week for some key players they never got this year.

    All that said the Steelers played a final week game in Buffalo in the Cowher era where the game meant nothing to them due to seeding but everything to the Bills to get into the tournament. The Steelers JV beat those Bills in Buffalo. It was a breakout game for a guy few had even heard of, Willie Parker.

  16. A 17-game season is awesome. It opens the door for Detroit, Jacksonville, and maybe the Jets to become the first team ever to go 0-17. Who wants to tie the old record when you can set a new one?

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