LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2015 regular season schedule tonight, and the Washington Redskins' schedule features three prime-time games including a Week 13 home contest against the Dallas Cowboys on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
The 2015 Redskins will open the season at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13 in a 1 p.m. game to be aired on CBS. The following week, the Redskins will host the St. Louis Rams at FedExField for a 1 p.m. FOX telecast on Sept. 20. The back-to-back home games to open the season mark the first time the Redskins have opened a season with consecutive home contests since earning victories at FedExField in Weeks 1-2 of the 2011 season.
The Redskins will make their first national television appearance of the season in Week 3 when the team travels to face the New York Giants on CBS and NFL Network on Thursday, Sept. 24. The team will return home in Week 4 to face a second consecutive NFC East foe when the Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 on FOX. The contest against the Eagles will be the Redskins' third home game in the season's first four weeks, marking the first time since 2003 that the Redskins will play three home games in the first four weeks of a season.
In Week 5, the Redskins will face the first of two consecutive rookie head coaches when the team squares off with Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons in a 1 p.m. game on Oct. 11 on FOX. A week later on Oct. 18, the Redskins will face Todd Bowles and the New York Jets on FOX at 1 p.m. The Redskins will then return home for Week 7 to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 25, a game set to be televised by FOX at 1 p.m.
After a bye in Week 8, the Redskins will resume their season with a Nov. 8 road game against the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. on FOX. The Redskins will then face NFC South opponents in consecutive 1 p.m. games on FOX across Weeks 10-11, as the team will host the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 15 and play the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte on Nov. 22.
Following the two NFC South tilts, the Redskins will return to FedExField for two critical home games against NFC East rivals. On Nov. 29, the Redskins will face the New York Giants in a 1 p.m. game on FOX. The Redskins will then host the Dallas Cowboys for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN's Monday Night Football. The Dec. 7 contest will be the teams' 17th all-time meeting on Monday Night Football, the most recent having come in a 20-17 road overtime victory for the Redskins last season.
In Week 14, the Redskins will face the Chicago Bears in a 1 p.m. game at Soldier Field to be aired by FOX on Dec. 13. In Washington's last regular season game at Chicago, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions in a 17-14 win. On Dec. 20, the Redskins will play their final home game of the regular season, hosting the Buffalo Bills for a 1 p.m. CBS telecast in one of two historical Super Bowl rematches on the Redskins' 2015 schedule (Week 1 vs. Miami).
The Redskins will close the regular season with consecutive NFC East road games in Weeks 16-17. At 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, the Redskins and Eagles will face one another at Lincoln Financial Field on NFL Network in a rematch of the Redskins' 27-24 Week 16 Saturday victory at FedExField last season. The Redskins will close the regular season on the road against the Cowboys on FOX on Jan. 3, marking the third time in the last four seasons that the teams will have squared off in the regular season finale. The Redskins are 4-3 in regular season finales against Dallas since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
Redskins fans interested in attending 2015 Redskins home games at FedExField are encouraged to visit www.Redskins.com/Tickets, where they can join the season ticket waitlist and request premium seating information.
A select number of games across the league will be "cross-flexed," moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of "cross-flexed" games will be decided during the season.
"Flexible scheduling" will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to Jan. 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives "surprise" teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
NOTES ON THE REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
Week 1: vs. Miami Dolphins
- The Redskins are 24-21 in season openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. A win would give the team Kickoff Weekend victories in four of its last six seasons.
- Washington is 30-15 in home openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and is looking for its second consecutive victory in a home opener. The Redskins defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 41-10, in their 2014 home opener.
- A win would give the Redskins victories in consecutive home openers for the first time since winning five straight home openers from 2007-11. The Redskins have won 11 of their last 15 home openers dating back to 2000.
- Including the Redskins' season opener against the Houston Texans last season, this year's season debut against Miami will represent the first time the Redskins have opened the season against an AFC opponent in consecutive seasons since facing the New England Patriots and Houston Oilers in the openers of the 1978-79 seasons, respectively.
- The Redskins are 17-11 in Week 1 home games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Washington is 8-3 all-time at FedExField on Kickoff Weekend.
- The game will be a rematch of the Redskins' 27-17 victory in Super Bowl XVII. Including a Super Bowl XXVI rematch against the Bills in Week 15, the Redskins are featured in two of the NFL's 19 Super Bowl rematches this season.
- The Redskins and Dolphins have alternated wins in each of their last seven meetings, with the home team earning victories in each contest dating back to 1987.
Week 2: vs. St. Louis Rams
- Including postseason play, the Redskins are 24-13-1 all-time against the Rams dating back to the Redskins' 16-7 win against the Cleveland Rams during Washington's 1937 championship season.
- The game will represent the teams' ninth meeting in the last 11 seasons.
- The Redskins are 11-6 all-time in home games against the Rams, including postseason play.
- Including the Redskins' opener vs. Miami, the home tilt against the Rams will represent the first time the Redskins have opened a season with two consecutive home games since 2011.
Week 3: at New York Giants
- The Redskins enter their 2015 Thursday night meeting with the Giants with a 4-3 all-time record in Thursday games played on dates other than Thanksgiving.
- A win would even the Redskins' all-time record in Thursday contests with the Giants at 2-2.
- The Redskins will seek their first road win against the Giants since a 23-10 victory against the eventual Super Bowl champions at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 18, 2011.
- In the teams' 2012 meeting at New York, the Redskins recorded 248 rushing yards, the highest rushing total by either team in the series' 166-game history.
Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- The Redskins are 42-35-3 all-time in home games against the Eagles including wins in two of the last three seasons.
- Last season, the Redskins earned a 27-24 home win against the Eagles at FedExField in Week 16.
- The game will represent the Redskins' third home game in the first four weeks of the season. The last time the Redskins had three home games in the first four weeks of a season came in the midst of a 3-1 stretch to start the 2003 season.
Week 5: at Atlanta Falcons
- The Redskins are 15-8-1 all-time against the Falcons, including postseason play.
- The Redskins are 5-5-1 all-time in regular season road games against the Falcons.
- The game in Atlanta represents the Redskins' only guaranteed indoor game of the season. Including postseason play, the Redskins are 31-24 all-time in games played indoors, including games contested in stadiums with closed retractable roofs.
- The game against Dan Quinn and the Falcons will mark one of two the Redskins play against teams with rookie head coaches this season.
Week 6: at New York Jets
- The Redskins are 8-2 all-time against the Jets. The Redskins' .800 winning percentage against the Jets is Washington's best against any opponent with a minimum of 10 games played.
- Including the game against the Falcons a week earlier, the game against Todd Bowles and the Jets will mark the Redskins' second consecutive game against teams with a rookie head coach.
- The Redskins are 4-0 all-time in road games against the Jets. The game will mark the first regular season meeting between the two teams at MetLife Stadium.
Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- The Redskins will attempt to even their all-time record against the Buccaneers at 11-11, including postseason play.
- The Redskins are 4-1 all-time against teams coached by Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith.
- If Tampa Bay makes a selection with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, this game will mark the sixth time in the past seven seasons that the Redskins will face the team who held the No. 1 pick in that year's NFL Draft.
- The game is expected to mark safety Dashon Goldson's first game against his former team since being traded to the Redskins on April 3.
Week 9: at New England Patriots
- The game will be the Redskins' first after a Week 8 bye. The Redskins will seek their 13th win in a game directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990.
- A win against the Patriots would give the Redskins their first victory against a defending Super Bowl champion since defeating the New York Giants on Dec. 3, 2012.
- The game will be the 10th meeting between Redskins and Patriots all-time. The Redskins currently hold a 6-3 all-time advantage.
- The Redskins have earned four of their six all-time victories against the Patriots on the road.
- A win would represent the Redskins' first victory against the Patriots since Sept. 28, 2003.
Week 10: vs. New Orleans Saints
- The Redskins are 16-8 all-time against Saints and have won three of the teams' last four meetings.
- The Redskins won their most recent game against the Saints, a 40-32 road victory to open the Redskins' 2012 NFC East championship season.
- From 1980-90, the Redskins went 6-0 against the Saints, marking the longest winning streak by either team in the series.
Week 11: at Carolina Panthers
- The Redskins are 7-4 all-time against the Panthers.
- A win would even the Redskins' all-time road record against the Panthers in Charlotte at 3-3.
Week 12: vs. New York Giants
- The Redskins and Giants enter the 2015 season having previously faced each other 166 times. The Giants are the Redskins' most common opponent.
Week 13: vs. Dallas Cowboys
- The Redskins and Cowboys have previously faced each other 16 times on *Monday Night Football, *with each team earning eight victories. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys, 20-17, in overtime in the teams' most recent meeting in Week 8 of the 2014 season.
- The Redskins are 4-4 all-time against the Cowboys in Monday Night Football home games.
- A win on Monday Night Football would give the Redskins wins in consecutive Monday night games for the first time since earning two Monday night victories during the 1991 season.
- The Redskins will attempt to even their all-time home record against the Cowboys at 29-29 including postseason play, dating back to the teams' first meeting at Griffith Stadium on Oct. 9, 1960.
- Each of the Redskins' last three home games against Dallas have featured milestone performances. In 2012, running back Alfred Morris used a 200-yard rushing effort vs. Dallas to break the team's single-season rushing yardage record (1,613). In 2013, wide receiver Pierre Garcon broke the team's single season receptions record (113) in the midst of an 11-reception, 144-yard day. In 2014, quarterback Robert Griffin III passed for a career-high 336 yards and became the 10th player in Redskins history to reach 40 career touchdown passes.
Week 14: at Chicago Bears
- The Redskins are 24-23-1 all-time against the Bears, including postseason play.
- The Redskins will attempt to even their all-time road record against the Bears at 11-11, including postseason play.
- The Redskins are currently riding a five-game winning streak against the Bears, including a 45-41 victory in the teams' last meeting on Oct. 20, 2013. The five-game unbeaten run is the Redskins' longest active streak against any opponent.
- The Redskins have won six of their last seven road games in Chicago.
- During the Redskins' last visit to Soldier Field, a 17-14 victory in 2010, cornerback DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions, returning one 92 yards for a touchdown.
Week 15: vs. Buffalo Bills
- The game will be a rematch of the Redskins' 37-24 victory in Super Bowl XXVI. Including a Super Bowl XVII rematch against the Dolphins in Week 1, the Redskins are featured in two of the NFL's 19 Super Bowl rematches this season.
- The Redskins will attempt to even their all-time home record against the Bills at 3-3 and earn their first home win against Buffalo since 1990.
- The game will mark the Redskins' first meeting with Buffalo since the teams met in Toronto during the 2011 season.
Week 16: at Philadelphia Eagles
- Including postseason play, the Redskins are 82-73-5 all-time against the Eagles. The Redskins' 82 wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent.
- The Redskins are 40-38-2 against the Eagles all-time in Philadelphia including a victory in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 5, 1991.
- The Redskins are 2-2 all-time against the Eagles in Saturday contests, including a 27-24 victory at FedExField on Saturday, Dec. 20 last season. The Redskins are 24-24 all-time in games played against any opponent on Saturday.
- A win would give the Redskins wins in consecutive Saturday games for the first time since the 2004-05 seasons.
- The Redskins passed for 427 yards at Philadelphia in Week 3 last season, the franchise's third highest team passing total in a road game in team history.
Week 17: at Dallas Cowboys
- The game will mark the third time in the last four seasons that the Redskins and Cowboys have faced one another in the teams' regular season finale.
- Washington is 4-3 in regular season finales against Dallas since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
- The Redskins won in their most recent trip to AT&T Stadium, a 20-17 overtime victory against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.
- A road win against the Cowboys would give the Redskins victories in North Texas in consecutive seasons for the first time since winning three straight road contests against Dallas from 1987-89.
Games on Grass: 11 (vs. Miami, vs. St. Louis, vs. Philadelphia, vs. Tampa Bay, vs. New Orleans, at Carolina, vs. New York Giants, vs. Dallas, at Chicago, vs. Buffalo, at Philadelphia)
Games on Turf:5* *(at New York Giants, at Atlanta, at New York Jets, at New England, at Dallas)
Games Outdoors: 14* *(vs. Miami, vs. St. Louis, at New York Giants, vs. Philadelphia, at New York Jets, vs. Tampa Bay, at New England, vs. New Orleans, at Carolina, vs. New York Giants, vs. Dallas, at Chicago, vs. Buffalo, at Philadelphia)
Games at Retractable Roof Stadiums: 1*(at Dallas);Games at Domes*: 1 (at Atlanta)
Games vs. 2014 Playoff Teams:4 (at Patriots, at Carolina, at Dallas, vs. Dallas)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS 2015 SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT (NETWORK) TIME (ET)
Thursday, Aug. 13 @ Cleveland Browns* *(NBC4/CSN) 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 20 vs. DETROIT LIONS (NBC4/CSN) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29 @ Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/CSN) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3 vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (NBC4/CSN) 7:30 p.m.
DATE OPPONENT (NETWORK) TIME (ET)
Sunday, Sept. 13 vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS (CBS) 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20 vs. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24 @ New York Giants (CBS/NFLN) # 8:25 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (FOX) 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11 @ Atlanta Falcons (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Oct. 18 @ New York Jets (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Oct. 25 vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Nov. 1 BYE
Sunday, Nov. 8 @ New England Patriots (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Nov. 15 vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Nov. 22 @ Carolina Panthers (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Nov. 29 vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Monday, Dec. 7 vs. DALLAS COWBOYS (ESPN) # 8:30 p.m.*
Sunday, Dec. 13 @ Chicago Bears (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, Dec. 20 vs. BUFFALO BILLS (CBS) 1:00 p.m.*
Saturday, Dec. 26 at Philadelphia Eagles (NFLN) # 8:25 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 3 at Dallas Cowboys (FOX) 1:00 p.m.*
Jan. 9-10: NFL Wild Card Weekend
Jan. 16-17: NFL Divisional Weekend
Sunday, Jan. 24: NFL Conference Championship Games
Sunday, Jan. 31: 2016 NFL Pro Bowl (Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Sunday, Feb. 7: Super Bowl 50 (Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.)
All Kickoff Times Eastern
ALL HOME GAMES CAPS
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