It’s been a long four months since the Washington Redskins finished a disappointing 2013 season, but since then there have been many glimmers of hope including today’s release of the 2014 schedule.
Week 1- The Redskins will open their season against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Texans hold the number one overall pick in the 2014 draft and Washington may be in for a treat facing a potential rookie quarterback
Week 2- The Redskins shall begin their home schedule when the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town in yet another potential match up with a rookie QB.
Week 3- DeSean Jackson will make his return to his former team’s home turf when the Redskins start their divisional schedule against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Week 4- Washington will play their first prime time game against the New York Giants in Week four. Both teams are hoping to return to the playoffs after poor seasons.
Week 5- The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will travel across the country to meet the Redskins on Monday Night Football in a rematch of the 2013 divisional round that saw quarterback Robert Griffin III tear his ACL.
Week 6- The Redskins will then take on the Arizona Cardinals, a former NFC East member.
Week 7- Then, the new look Tennessee Titans will visit FedEx Field in what should be a major indicator of Washington’s overall talent.
Week 8- Washington will reach the mid-way point of the NFL season against their archrival Dallas Cowboys in the last of their prime time appearances. The game should hold large playoff implications just eight weeks in.
Week 9- The Redskins will play their second consecutive road game visiting the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Adrian Peterson will take yet another crack at the Washington defense.
Week 10- Washington will finally reach a break in their 2014 season heading into a much needed bye week. The bye could not come at a better time, as the Redskins will head into the season’s home stretch.
Week 11- The Tampa Bay Bucs will come to down this week with a potential win late in the season allowing the Redskins to pick up the pace entering the final leg of the season.
Week 12- Next, Washington will travel across the country to visit a tough test in the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have dominated the NFC for the last few years and will be a tough matchup late in the season.
Week 13- The team will play yet another away game this time visiting the Indianapolis Colts. The matchup will highlight the top two picks in the 2012 draft and should be a dandy to watch on the Lucas Oil turf.
Week 14- Finally, the Redskins will get a “break” in week 14 when they square of against the St. Louis Rams. Washington, however, has had their fair share of struggles against the Rams and the game could prove to be pivotal for both team’s playoff hopes.
Week 15, 16, 17- Now, for the final three weeks of the season, Washington will go head to head with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys respectively. Each game will obviously hold serious weight in the divisional race and let the best team win.