The Washington Redskins come into the 2015 season with quarterback Robert Griffin III likely facing a “make or break” type season. He had a great rookie campaign three seasons ago when he led the Skins to the playoffs. But we all know the story of how he played despite blowing out his ACL. He has not been the same quarterback since.
Washington finished 2014 4-12 and in last place in the NFC East Division, eight games behind their archrival Dallas Cowboys who won it at 12-4.
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Taking a look at the Washington schedule for this season. Even the preseason will be of some importance since Griffin will be battling for the starting job with Colt McCoy. That ought to be fun to watch.
The Washington Redskins August schedule will include a road game on Thursday 8-13 at the Cleveland Browns. How much time will RGIII get in this game? Normally in the first preseason game starting quarterbacks only get a series or two. But he may get more since the coaching staff may want to get a longer look at where he is.
The Redskins then play at home the following Thursday against the Detroit Lions. They go back on the road Saturday 8-29 for that all-important third preseason game at the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin figures to get at least a half in these two games.
The last preseason game will be at home on 9-3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that will feature a bunch of guys just trying to stay on the roster.
The Washington Redskins September schedule includes:
September 13 @ 1:00 vs Miami Dolphins
September 20 @ 1:00 vs St. Louis Rams
September 24 @ 8:25 at New York Giants
Two home games kick off the season. The first one against Miami will be against a team many feel will make the playoffs. A lot of folks like the Rams to contend this season as well even though they are in a very tough NFC West.
The Thursday Night game at the Giants will be huge because it is on national television in prime time and it is a division rival. Those game are always big.
The Washington Redskins October schedule looks like this:
October 4 @ 1:00 vs Philadelphia Eagles
October 11 @ 1:00 at Atlanta Falcons
October 18 @ 1:00 at New York Jets
October 25 @ 1:00 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Eagles game will be a big one because it is another NFC East game and this one is at home. On the 18th they Redskins make their second road trip to Met Life Stadium, so they should be familiar with the surroundings.
The Washington Redskins November schedule is as follows:
November 8 @ 1:00 at New England Patriots
November 15 @ 1:00 vs New Orleans Saints
November 22 @ 1:00 at Carolina Panthers
November 29 @ 1:00 vs New York Giants
The Patriots game is huge because they are the defending champions. The Giants will be a big home game because of the division rivalry.
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