Football season may still be months away, but the schedule is finally here.
While the Redskins have known who their home and road opponents in 2019 will be, they found out today when each individual game will be played when the NFL released the season schedule.
Here is the Redskins 2019 schedule.
Washington Redskins 2019 Regular-Season Schedule
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, 8:15 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m.
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.
2019 Redskins Schedule Notes
The two other divisions the Redskins play this season are the NFC North and the AFC East. The Redskins came in third place in the division a season ago, meaning they will play the third place teams in the NFC West and NFC South, the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers, respectively.
For the first time since signing with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins faces his former team when the Redskins travel to Minnesota in Week 8. Redskins quarterback Case Keenum will also be playing his first game in Minnesota since the 'Minnesota Miracle' victory over the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 NFC divisional round.
Including the playoffs, the Redskins will face the Packers for the fourth time in the past five years, when Washington heads to Green Bay in Week 14. However, this will be the first time Washington heads to Lambeau Field since 2013, as Washington has hosted the last three meetings.
The Redskins opening stretch is very unforgivable. They open the season on the road against Philadelphia, before hosting the reigning NFC East champion Cowboys in the Week 2 home opener. Another playoff team comes to town the following week when the reigning NFC North champs, the Chicago Bears, arrive. Washington then travels to New York to face the Giants for their third divisional game in four weeks, before returning home to face the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Week 5. To keep track, that's four playoff teams from a season ago, with a combined 2018 record of 47-33 (.588 winning percentage). Brutal.
For the first time since 2015, the Redskins are not playing on Thanksgiving. That might be a good thing for Washington, as they fell to the Cowboys in Dallas both in 2016 and 2018. They did defeat the Giants, 20-10 on Thanksgiving night in 2017, the first home Thanksgiving game ever in Redskins franchise history.
Last year, the Redskins were stuck with an early Week 4 bye. This year it comes right in the middle of the season, Week 10, as the Redskins will be able to rest up before the final stretch of the season.
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