Sunday night’s game between the Raiders and Redskins was a big one. But, just like every other game in Week 3 of the NFL season, the game itself seemed secondary to the protests expected to be the focus, at least before kickoff.
The league-wide reaction to President Donald Trump’s NFL-related tweets over the weekend consumed the majority of the Sunday NFL conversation, and the Oakland-Washington game (key word Washington) figured to be the exclamation point on an unprecedented day in football history.
As for the game itself, the Raiders had a chance to boost their case as the best team in the NFL. The Redskins had a chance to prove themselves as contenders in the NFC East.
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8:07 p.m.: Hype pregame speeches never get old.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 25, 2017
7:07 p.m.: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and running back Rob Kelley were ruled inactive for Sunday night’s game.