The Redskins may have lost, but the NFC east match-up with the best fans won again over everyone:
New York " The Sunday afternoon doubleheader game between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants was the most-watched opening game on record.
According to Niselsen Media Research, the Fox broadcast drew 25.1 million viewers. Nielsen records date back to 1987.
New York's 23-17 victory outdrew two prime-time NBC games: the season opener Thursday between Tennessee and Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh (21.1 million viewers), and the Sunday evening game between Green Bay and Chicago (20.9 million).