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Cowboys-Redskins game generates huge ratings

The golden goose continues to get fatter and fatter.

After the regular-season opener between the Vikings and Saints set record ratings for the kickoff game, the Cowboys and the Redskins game generated the highest-ever overnight rating for Sunday Night Football.

The game also racked up the highest ratings for any Sunday and Monday prime-time game in 13 years, and the rating represented a 24-percent increase over last year’s debut.

The message? We love football. And intense hatred will be directed by many at anyone who takes it away.