Reporting Grant Paulsen
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins schedule has been released.
Washington’s 2012 schedule is highlighted by a Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas and a week-one trip to New Orleans to take on the Saints. The Redskins won’t play at FedEx Field until week-three against the Cincinnati Bengals, marking the first time since 2001 that the Redskins have been on the road for back-to-back games to start the season.
The Redskins won’t play a divisional opponent until a week-seven showdown with the Giants, strange considering that the team had opened each of the past four seasons against NFC East opponents.
Washington’s second game with New York is scheduled to be played on national television on Dec. 3rd, which as of now is the only game the Redskins are scheduled to play in prime-time.
The Redskins’ bye week is scheduled for week-10.
Here’s the Redskins’ full schedule:
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9
at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16
at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23
vs. CINCINNATI BENGALS (CBS)
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7
vs. ATLANTA FALCONS (FOX)
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14
vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (FOX)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21
at New York Giants (FOX)
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28
at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4
vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS (FOX)
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18
vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (FOX)
Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 22
at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Week 13: Monday, Dec. 3
vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (ESPN)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9
vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS (CBS)
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16
at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23
at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30
vs. DALLAS COWBOYS (FOX)
* Subject to flexible scheduling
A few more notes on Washington’s schedule:
- The Redskins will make their first trip to New Orleans since 2006.
- The Redskins will play the Rams for the fifth straight regular season.
- The Redskins will play the Bengals for just the third time in the past 21 years (2004 and 2008).
- The Redskins will play the Vikings for the third straight regular season.
- The Redskins’ last meeting at the Pittsburgh Steelers came on November 18, 2004.
- The Redskins will play the Panthers in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2000 and 2001.
- The Redskins will play the Giants on Monday Night Football for the first time since 2009. (Swinging gate).
- The Redskins will play the Ravens for the first time Since December 7, 2008.
- The Redskins will look for their first win in Cleveland since 1985.
- 12 games on grass, 4 games on turf, 2 games inside.