We knew the Redskins' 2016 opponents. Now we know the when and where Washington will face them with five juicy national spotlight contests. That doesn't even include the highly anticipated meeting against Robert Griffin III's new team.
Kirk Cousins and the NFC East champion Redskins will open the 2016 season against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field in the first of two Monday night appearances. One of their standard two regular season matchup against the Cowboys is set for Thanksgiving in Dallas after the rivals initially meet in Week 2. Washington and the Cincinnati Bengals will fly across the pond for a Week 8 game in London.
Staying in the AFC North, the Redskins and Browns meet Oct 2 at FedEx Field. Normally this would just be a garden variety matchup, but clearly that's not the case because this could mean a head-to-head battle between Cousins against Griffin, who spent his four NFL seasons as a member of the Redskins.If you haven't heard, both were drafted by the Redskins in 2012 with Griffin dominating early before injuries and approach hurt his cause. He didn't play a snap last season as Cousins rewrote the franchise's record books.
Six matchups pit the Redskins against against their three NFC East rivals (Cowboys, Giants, Eagles). Another four are against the NFC North, including a Sunday night game versus the Green Bay Packers, who vanquished Washington in the 2015-16 NFL playoffs. Another four games are versus the AFC North plus two against division winners. The Redskins and Carolina Panthers meet Week 15 on Monday night.
- Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, September 12 at 7:10 pm on ESPN
- Week 2: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 18 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 3: at New York Giants on Sunday, September 25 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 4: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 2 at 1 pm on CBS
- Week 5: at Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 9 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 16 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 7: at Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 23 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals (London) on Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 am on FOX
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 13 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 11: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, November 20 at 8:30 pm on NBC
- Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, November 24 at 4:30 pm on FOX
- Week 13: at Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 4 at 4:25 pm on FOX
- Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 11 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 15: vs. Carolina Panthers on Monday, December 19 at 8:30 pm on ESPN
- Week 16: at Chicago Bears on Saturday, December 24 at 1 pm on FOX
- Week 17: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, January 1 at 1 pm on FOX
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