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End zones at Redskins-Patriots game confuse fans

Chris Chase
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Fans tuning into Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins were undoubtedly confused when they saw that FedEx Field didn't have the usual "Redskins" painted in the end zone. Instead, when the 'Skins and Pats scored, they were doing it in end zones that read "Army" and "Navy."

FedEx Field hosted the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday and groundskeepers left the logos on the field for Sunday's NFL game. While the midfield logo was changed to the Redskins insignia, both end zones were left untouched, making for an interesting dichotomy of pro teams scoring in college end zones.

Fans watching the game on television took to Twitter to express their confusion.

Pro stadiums frequently host college games but groundskeepers usually have time to paint the end zones. These end zones were left for a reason: The Redskins wanted its tribute to the military to extend into Sunday's game.

Here's what the other end zone looked like on Saturday, complete with the Naval Academy's Midshipmen and West Point's corps of cadets.

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The biggest difference between the Army-Navy game and most recent Redskins affairs? FedEx Field was packed for the college football game.

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