Juaquin could force Philadelphia Eagles to bump Sunday’s game
With Hurricane Juaquin heading towards the mid-Atlantic region the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins are considering their options about this Sunday's game.
The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. kickoff at FedEx Field in Landover, MD just outside Washington. Meteorologist Dan Zarrow says one of the most likely scenarios has Juaquin making landfall between Delaware and Virginia with heavy wind and strong winds of at least 30 mph.
NFL senior vice president of communications Greg Aiello told Comcast Sports Philadelphia that the league is "monitoring the forecast and having discussions with both teams."
"The NFL has moved games before because of weather and its much than just because of the conditions that the teams have to play in," said Townsquare Media sports director Kevin Williams, who said a decision on the game may be made until Saturday. "They have to take into consideration travel safety for not only players but fans."
Last year a game between the Jets and Buffalo Bills was moved to Detroit because of heavy snow. An Eagles game was moved from a Sunday to Tuesday in 2010 also because of snow in 2010.
Williams said the game would most like be postponed until Sunday, Nov. 1 which a bye weekend for both teams.