Redskins Announce 2018 Season Schedule
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2018 regular season schedule tonight, and among the highlights of the Washington Redskins’ 2018 campaign will be the franchise’s inclusion on the league’s Thanksgiving Day slate for a third consecutive year.
The Redskins will open the season on the road for the first time since 2014 when the team faces the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. on Sept. 9 on FOX. The Redskins will then return home to FedExField for back-to-back games, first against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 16 on CBS, then against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 23 on FOX. Both contests are scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m.
After a Week 4 bye – Washington’s earliest since a Week 4 bye in 2007 – the Redskins will make their 2018 prime-time debut on Oct. 8 at 8:15 p.m. against the New Orleans Saints on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The Redskins will then host their second two-game homestand of the season in Weeks 6-7, first hosting the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 on FOX prior to welcoming the rival Dallas Cowboys for a 4:25 p.m. game on Oct. 21 on CBS.
The Redskins will play four consecutive 1 p.m. games in Weeks 8-11, starting with the team’s first divisional road game against the New York Giants on Oct. 28 on FOX. The Redskins will host the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 4 on FOX, travel to the face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 11 on FOX, then host the Houston Texans on Nov. 18 on CBS.
In Week 12, the Thanksgiving spotlight will once again shine on the Redskins for a third consecutive season as the team travels to face the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. on FOX. Excluding the Cowboys and Detroit Lions, both of whom play on Thanksgiving annually, the Redskins will become the third team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to play on three consecutive Thanksgivings, joining the St. Louis Cardinals (1975-77) and Chicago Bears (1979-81). Following the teams’ last Thanksgiving Day meeting in 2016, FOX Sports announced that the contest was the most-watched regular-season game in the network’s history with an average of 35.1 million viewers.
The Redskins will stay in the national spotlight in Week 13 when the team hits the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 3 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The team will then host another NFC East foe the following week when they face the New York Giants at FedExField on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. on FOX.
In Weeks 15-16, the Redskins will play road games against AFC South opponents in back-to-back weeks. First, the Redskins will play the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. on FOX on Dec. 16, then the team will travel to face the Tennessee Titans on either Saturday, Dec. 22 or Sunday, Dec. 23. An exact game date, time and broadcast network will be announced at a later date.
The Redskins will close the 2018 regular season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. on FOX. The Redskins are 8-6 all-time in season finales against the Eagles, dating back to Head Coach Ray Flaherty’s Redskins concluding their 9-2 regular season campaign in 1940 with a 13-6 victory against the Eagles at Griffith Stadium.
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Thursday, Aug. 9 at New England Patriots 7:30pm
Thursday, Aug. 16 vs. New York Jets 8:00pm
Friday, Aug. 24 vs. Denver Broncos 7:30pm
Thursday, Aug. 30 at Baltimore Ravens 7:30pm
Sunday, Sept. 9 at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, Sept. 16 vs. Indianapolis Colts 1pm
Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. Green Bay Packers
Monday, Oct. 8 at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, Oct. 14 vs Carolina Panthers
Sunday, Oct. 21 vs. Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Oct. 28 at New York Giants
Sunday, Nov. 4 at Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. Houston Texans
Thursday, Nov. 22 at Dallas Cowboys
Monday, Dec. 3 at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. New York Giants
Sunday, Dec. 16 at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia Eagles