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Eagles-Redskins game will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 16: General view as the Washington Redskins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on November 16, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 16: General view as the Washington Redskins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on November 16, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The NFL says it expects to hold the Washington Redskins' game against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles as scheduled at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday because the weather is not supposed to be as bad as once feared.

The league says in a statement Friday that the office of the governor of Maryland "has assured us that based on the current forecast, playing the game would have no adverse effect on public safety."

The statement adds that the NFL "will continue to monitor the storm ... and be prepared to adjust the schedule if necessary, should the forecast change."

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