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Ravens-49ers game heavily trumps Redskins in D.C. area ratings on Sunday

Redskins Wire logo Redskins Wire 12/2/2019 Zachary Neel

What happens when a game between the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers goes up against the game of the year in the NFL?

The ratings never lie.

The league’s potential Super Bowl preview between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers was scheduled to go up against the Redskins game on Sunday afternoon, and in Washington D.C., it drew a much, MUCH bigger audience than the Redskins did.

While Washington was busy picking up their second straight victory, much of the local fanbase was tuned in to watch Lamar Jackson and Jimmy Garoppolo duel it out in the driving rain in a game that came down to a walk-off field goal as time expired. The contest lived up to all of the billing, but the problem still resides in D.C.

In the past, we’ve written pieces about the disturbing decline of interest in the Redskins around the league, especially when it comes to a younger demographic. These ratings paint a very clear picture.

Even while the Redskins are as hot as they’ve been all season, and things are finally starting to click for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the offense, the fans are showing little interest. When there’s an option between watching Washington slog out another game, or turning over to Lamar Jackson and the high-flying Ravens, it’s not even a question as to who fans would rather give their time to.

Dan Snyder better be paying attention to this, and he better start thinking of a plan to fix it soon.


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