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Skins/Giants Stay In Sunday Night Slot

The NFL has decided not to move another game into the Sunday Night Football schedule Dec. 1 to replace the matchup between two struggling teams in the weakest division.

In week 13, the Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants, two-below .500 teams, will remain the prime time matchup.

From weeks 11 through 17, the NFL has the right to move a different game with more playoff implications into the Sunday prime slot.

That leaves the Denver vs. Kansas City rematch on CBS (4:25 ET). While moving that game between two 9-1 -- at least at the moment -- teams might have seemed an opportunity for a switch, that would have given Denver three straight Sunday night matchups. (The Broncos played Kansas City last night and will play New England next Sunday [week 12] in prime time.)

The NFC East is sufficiently weak that anyone can still win the division, though Dallas and Philadelphia are the front-runners, and a matchup between two top 10 markets will likely draw a crowd. New York is also showing life after a dismal start.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.