Weather could impact Eagles at Redskins game

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Eagles running back Darren Sproles celebrates with quarterback Sam Bradford.

THE NFL is "monitoring the forecast" and staying in touch with the teams ahead of Sunday's Eagles at Redskins game, scheduled for 1 p.m. at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., a league spokesman said.

Hurricane Joaquin could bring torrential rain and 30-plus-mph winds to the Mid-Atlantic region by then. The most logical alternative would be to move the game to Monday night (but not, Eagles fans hope, Tuesday, recalling the snow-postponed game of 2010 in which the underdog Vikings defeated the Eagles and seemed to crush that team's spirit).

CBS reporter Jason La Canfora noted that both teams have Week 8 byes, that the game could be played then, the weekend of Nov. 1. However, with both teams practicing to play this week, it would seem difficult to belatedly declare a bye for the weekend. The collective bargaining agreement says players must have at least four successive bye week days off, including Sunday, so the league would have to make such a decision before today's practices - and even then, it seems unlikely either team would be very happy with that solution.

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Playing a "neutral site" game somewhere out of the hurricane's path this weekend would seem to make sense. Pretty sure Maui is available.