The NFL released the official 2019 schedule for every team last night at 8pm. This lets everyone know when their team is playing, when the bye week falls, how many prime-time games they have, and more. The Redskins have a pretty unique schedule setup this year. They open the season up against the Eagles in Philadelphia, then host the Cowboys, and travel to face the Giants in Week 4. Then they finish the season out with 3 division games in a row. They will need to start off hot to stay in contention, and finish strong with those critical games closing the season out.
Sportsbooks jumped on schedule release day, and have odds available for Week 1, and they are not promising for the Redskins. Washington opens up as the biggest underdog Week 1, with a +8 line, and a 46 over/under. The Eagles are coming off of a playoff run where they looked to St. Nick Foles to save them again, but their run fell through Alshon Jeffery’s hands. Foles is now the face of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carson Wentz will try to finish a season for the second time in his young career.
The next biggest point spread in Week 1 this year also comes from an NFC East matchup. The Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants, and are 7.5 point favorites in the opening line with a 46 over/under. The Giants and Redskins are expected to fight for the #3 spot in the division according to most oddsmakers, while Dallas and Philly go for the top prize. No team has been a repeat division champ in the NFC East since the Eagles from 2001-2004. The Eagles opened up as favorites to win the division with even odds. The Cowboys were next at 5/4, Washington was third at 8/1, and the Giants are at the bottom at 16/1.
Division Win total over/unders:
New York Giants