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Washington Redskins 2019 Opponents

Who do the Redskins face in 2019?

Green Bay Packers v Washington Redskins Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images
Redskins 2019 Opponents
Home Away
NE New England Patriots MIA @ Miami Dolphins
NYJ New York Jets BUF @ Buffalo Bills
CHI Chicago Bears GB @ Green Bay Packers
DET Detroit Lions MIN @ Minnesota Vikings
SF San Francisco 49ers CAR @ Carolina Panthers
DAL Dallas Cowboys DAL @ Dallas Cowboys
PHI Philadelphia Eagles PHI @ Philadelphia Eagles
NYG New York Giants NYG @ New York Giants

The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday, starting the final part of the 2018-2019 season. The Washington Redskins will be sitting at home this year for many different reasons (choose your own narrative!). The Redskins finished with a 7-9 record, and missed the playoffs for the 3rd straight season after winning the division in 2015, and going one and done in the postseason.

NFL schedules are set from year to year due to a rotating schedule, and all the teams are known except for two for years in advance.

The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis.

Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows:

Home and away against its three division opponents (six games).

The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (four games).

The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (four games).

Two intraconference games based on the prior year’s standings (2 games). These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year.

The Redskins play two divisions this year, the NFC North and the AFC East. Washington plays the Packers for the 2nd year in a row when they travel to Green Bay. They will also go up north to play their old friend Kirk Cousins and the Vikings.

The Redskins finished 3rd in their division and will play the 3rd place finishers from the NFC South(Carolina Panthers) and NFC West(San Francisco 49ers) in 2019.

The NFC East didn’t turn out the way most people expected it this year. The Redskins finished 2-4 in the division which is not good, and only a 1 game improvement over last year. The Giants disappointed again. The Eagles had an up and down season, but were able to get into the playoffs when Nick Foles took over. The Cowboys somehow managed to rise to the top of the steaming pile that was the NFC East. The Redskins have a lot of work to do to get back to the playoffs next year, and winning in the division has to be their top priority(besides figuring out that whole QB thing).