As we sit, the New York Giants (4-6) and Washington Redskins (3-7) sit at the bottom of the NFC East. Granted, the Giants and Redskins often field a good matchup whenever they play, but their records aren’t exactly something you’d expect to see on Sunday Night Football, especially later in the year.
Some expected that NBC would opt to flex the game and pick up a more enticing matchup, but that didn’t happen and the Giants-Redskins game scheduled for Week 13 will remain in its evening time slot.
Had the game been flexed, it would have been the second time in three weeks for the Giants who had their Week 11 matchup with the Green Bay Packers flexed from the nightcap in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game.
In fairness to the Giants, after an 0-6 start, they have won four in a row and are playing solid football. Add in the other potential matchups around the league in Week 13 aren’t exactly thrilling (sans another Broncos-Chiefs game) and the options weren’t overflowing for a change.