Redskins Schedule: Hosting Thanksgiving Night Matchup Among Five Primetime Games; Open At Home Against Philadelphia

The Redskins are going to be on your TV plenty of times this season outside the usual Sunday at 1:00 p.m. slot and often against NFC East foes.

The stage is set. -- and the Washington Redskins will be on the primetime stage plenty in 2017.

The complete 2017 schedule was released Thursday, and it includes some firsts in the Redskins long franchise history. Below are some notable matchups with the complete schedule below.

Week 1 - The Redskins will host the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington has won five straight games against the Eagles, dating back to 2014.

Week 9 - The Seattle Seahawks will host the Redskins. Seattle has eliminated the Redskins in two of Washington’s last three playoff appearances and three of their last five.

Week 11 - Washington will return to New Orleans since Robert Griffin III’s rookie debut. The Redskins won that game 40-32 in an instant classic of a shootout.

Week 12 - he Redskins’ first Thanksgiving night game at home in franchise history will be against the New York Giants. The two teams finish the regular season in New York in Week 17 on Dec. 31.

Week 13 - Washington will play on Thursday Night for the second straight week, this time against the Dallas Cowboys. That game will be streamed on Amazon, this being the first year Amazon will broadcast select Thursday night games.

Week 14 - This marks the second trip to Los Angeles - Rams Week 2 and Chargers here -- in the Redskins’ 2017 season and one of three West Coast swings this season. The Redskins are 7-3 all-time against the Chargers organization.

DATE                                     OPPONENT (NETWORK)                                                            TIME (ET)   

Sunday, Sept. 10                     vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (FOX)                              1:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17                     at Los Angeles Rams (FOX)                                                  4:25 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24                     vs. OAKLAND RAIDERS (NBC) #                                   8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 2                       at Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN) #                                             8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 8                                    BYE

Sunday, Oct. 15                      vs. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (FOX)                                1:00 p.m.*                 

Monday, Oct. 23                     at Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN) #                                            8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29                      vs. DALLAS COWBOYS (FOX)                                        4:25 p.m.*

Sunday, Nov. 5                       at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)                                                    4:05 p.m.*

Sunday, Nov. 12                     vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (FOX)                                   1:00 p.m.*

Sunday, Nov. 19                     at New Orleans Saints (FOX)                                                 1:00 p.m.*

Thursday, Nov. 23                  vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (NBC) #                                                8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30                  at Dallas Cowboys (NBC/NFLN/Amazon) #                         8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10                     at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)                                              4:05 p.m.*

Sunday, Dec. 17                     vs. ARIZONA CARDINALS (FOX)                                  1:00 p.m.*

Sunday, Dec. 24                     vs. DENVER BRONCOS (CBS)                                         1:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31                     at New York Giants (FOX)                                                    1:00 p.m.*



The Redskins will have to take two separate trips to Los Angeles, including another to Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. Last season, the Redskins played just one west coast game, and that was in Arizona against the Cardinals, a game they lost 31-23.

The Redskins will have two Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. Washington has lost 16 of 18 Monday Night Football matchups at home dating back to 1996. Only seven of the Redskins games will be on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

Five of the Redskins games will be in primetime this season. Last season they had four.


In case you missed it, the Redskins preseason schedule is below.

DATE                                     OPPONENT (NETWORK)                                                            TIME (ET)

Thursday, Aug. 10                  at Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/CSN)                                         7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19                 vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (NBC4/CSN)                      7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27                    vs. CINCINNATI BENGALS (FOX) #                              4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31                  at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NBC4/CSN)                                7:30 p.m.


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