Washington vs. Eagles Week 15 game set for Sunday afternoon

Terry McLaurin catches a pass against the Eagles

The Washington Football Team will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for their Week 15 matchup on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. The game was a candidate to be flexed to Saturday, but the NFL ultimately chose Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts instead.

Washington (4-6) enters Week 12 a half-game behind the Eagles (5-6) in the NFC East standings. The team is also just a game behind the New Orleans Saints for the final NFC Wild Card spot, though three teams including the Eagles stand between them.

However, the NFL elected to spotlight a pair of games that include AFC contenders. The Raiders (5-5) and Browns (6-5) are both fighting for positioning just outside the playoff picture while the Patriots (7-4) lead the AFC East and the Colts (6-5) have won three straight.

Before Washington takes on the Eagles, it will go up against the Seattle Seahawks, Raiders and Dallas Cowboys over the next three weeks.