LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Parking is a disaster. Traffic is a mess. And the beers are $10.
Compound all that with a Redskins loss and the fan experience at FedEx Field can be less than enjoyable.
But after taking a closer look at the 2014 schedule, there are five home games that may be worth the inconvenience:
(In chronological order)
Browns vs. Redskins — Yes, a preseason game qualifies, especially when Johnny Manziel’s in town. J Football is likely to take the bulk of the snaps for Cleveland. Love him or hate him, it could make for an interesting Monday night watching him run ragged in primetime.
Seahawks vs. Redskins — The defending champs bring their swagger to D.C. on Oct. 6. After road games against the Texans and Eagles, and home games against the Jaguars and Giants, the Skins could be 3-1 heading into this match-up. While it’s not likely a NFC Title game preview, it could serve as a barometer for the burgundy and gold.
Rams vs. Redskins — Fans may bristle at this one, but for whatever reason, the Rams have been an annoying thorn in recent memory. And with Jeff Fisher — now in his third year as head coach — building a young, tough defense, expect a (ahem) testy affair in Landover on Dec. 17.
Eagles vs. Redskins — This Week 16 battle could be rich with postseason implications. If the Eagles are in fact the class of the division, it’s not by much — and 9-7 or 10-6 could be enough to win the NFC East. If the Skins are playing out the string, watching DeSean Jackson burn his old team may be worth the price of admission.
Cowboys vs. Redskins — Whether this Week 17 game has any postseason relevance or not, making sure FedEx Field isn’t overrun with Cowboy fans is a must.
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