NFL changes start time of Washington Football Team’s Sunday game

The NFL has changed the time of the Washington Football Team’s game Sunday, and the switch could set up a dramatic finish.

Washington will take on the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field at 4:05 p.m., the team announced Tuesday; that’s a change from the originally scheduled 1 p.m.

As the team pointed out, this means Washington (6-8) might already know when it takes the field that a win would give Washington the NFC East title. The New York Giants play the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m., and a Giants loss and a WFT win would do it for Washington, putting the team in the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up