Redskins Nation you’re up—it’s time to predict the season record for the Washington Redskins.
Last year, we saw no one outside of our Nation’s Capital forecast a 10-6 record with an NFC East championship as the cheery on top. Instead, after a quick peruse, every publication picked a fourth (last) place finish for the fifth time in seven years.
Of course they don’t know this franchise like you do. That’s why we’re opening the floor to you.
Over on the bottom of Redskins.com’s homepage is a poll asking how many games the Redskins will win in 2013.
Before clicking on how many wins your heart fancies, check out some of these second-level stats on each matchup courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.
Week 1 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- The Redskins are 24-19 in season openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. A win would be Washington’s fourth consecutive season-opening win and would represent the first time the Redskins had won four straight openers since 2002-05.
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers
- Shanahan is 3-3 all-time against the Packers, including a 31-24 victory with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.
Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions
- Including postseason play, the Redskins have won 21 consecutive home games against the Lions dating back to Nov. 26, 1939. The Redskins are 21-2 all-time at home against the Lions, with their last home loss coming on Oct. 13, 1935 at Fenway Park as the Boston Redskins.
Week 4 @ Oakland Raiders
- The Redskins have not lost to the Raiders on the road since Oct. 29, 1989. The teams have only played in California twice in the last 20 years, with the Redskins winning those games during the 1998 and 2009 seasons.
Week 6 @ Dallas Cowboys
- Eleven of the Redskins’ last 12 road games against the Cowboys have been decided by seven points or less.
Week 7 vs. Chicago Bears
- The Redskins are currently riding a four-game winning streak against the Bears, including a 17-14 victory in the teams’ last meeting on Oct. 24, 2010. In that game, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions.
Week 8 @ Denver Broncos
- Including postseason play, the Redskins and Broncos are 6-6 against one another all-time. The Redskins won their lone postseason game against the Broncos, a 42-10 victory in Super Bowl XXII.
Week 9 vs. San Diego Chargers
- Of the nine games contested between the two teams, the Redskins won the first six games in the series before the Chargers’ current three-game winning streak.
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings
- A win would even the Redskins’ all-time record in Thursday games at 7-7. Including a 38-31 win against Dallas on Thanksgiving last season, a win would represent the first time the Redskins had won on Thursdays in consecutive seasons in team history.
Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles
- After having swept the Eagles last season, a Redskins sweep of the Eagles in 2013 would secure sweeps of Philadelphia in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1982-83 seasons.
Week 12 vs. San Francisco 49ers
- The winner will take a series edge in games played in Washington, as the Redskins are currently 7-7 in home games against the 49ers including postseason play.
Week 13 vs. New York Giants
- Two of the last three home games between the Redskins and Giants at FedExField have been decided by three points or less.
Week 14 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- The Redskins will be seeking their first win against the Chiefs since earning a 27-12 home victory on Sept. 18, 1983.
Week 15 @ Atlanta Falcons
- Shanahan is 4-3 all-time against Atlanta, including a 34-19 win in Super Bowl XXXIII during his time with the Denver Broncos.
Week 16 vs. Dallas Cowboys
- Including postseason play, the Redskins’ all-time home record against the Cowboys stands at 28-27.
Week 17 @ New York Giants
- This matchup between the Redskins and Giants will be the 164th between the teams all-time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins’ most common opponent.
So how many wins are YOU predicting in 2013?
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