Redskins to Play 5 Primetime Games Next Season
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins’ 2013 season-opener will be in primetime — a place the team should be familiar with by season’s end.
The Redskins will open next season — with or without quarterback Robert Griffin III — at FedEx Field when they host NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. It’s one of Washington’s five nationally televised games on the season — a team record.
In addition to the Week 1 tilt against the Eagles, the Redskins’ other primetime games include: Week 6 at Dallas on Sunday Night Football; Week 10 at Minnesota on Thursday Night Football; Week 12 vs. San Francisco on Monday Night Football; Week 13 vs. New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.
The NFC East plays the NFC North and AFC West this season, meaning the Redskins will face off against the likes of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, and Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions.
The team’s bye will come in Week 5 on Oct. 6.
After returning from the bye, the Redskins will travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in Week 6. The team will play three nationally televised games in a four-week span in November and December.
Washington will wrap up its regular season in New York against the Giants on Dec. 29.
Here’s the Redskins’ full 2013 regular season schedule:
Week 1 (Sept. 9): vs. Philadelphia (Monday Night Football)
Week 2 (Sept. 15): AT Green Bay
Week 3 (Sept. 22): vs. Detroit
Week 4 (Sept. 29): AT Oakland
Week 5 (Oct. 6): BYE
Week 6 (Oct. 13): AT Dallas (Sunday Night Football)
Week 7 (Oct. 20): vs. Chicago
Week 8 (Oct. 27): AT Denver
Week 9 (Nov. 3): vs. San Diego
Week 10 (Nov. 7): AT Minnesota (Thursday Night Football)
Week 11 (Nov. 17): AT Philadelphia
Week 12 (Nov. 25): vs. San Francisco (Monday Night Football)
Week 13 (Dec. 1): vs. New York Giants (Sunday Night Football)
Week 14 (Dec. 8): vs. Kansas City
Week 15 (Dec. 15): AT Atlanta
Week 16 (Dec. 22): vs. Dallas
Week 17 (Dec. 29): AT New York Giants
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