Enough with hearing what NFL “experts” want to say on the tube, it’s your turn to predict the upcoming season Redskins fans!
We asked you the same question during the offseason, but with so much happening in such a short span (trust me I’d know with the amount of news then compared to now) we want to ask the question now that football is back. Go to Redskins.com’s homepage at the very bottom and you’ll see the poll presented by Acela.
As seen on Thursday night even without a good chunk of the starters taking the field, the Redskins are going to be a team others don’t want to see on the schedule.
With Kirk Cousins leading the way to start the game, and Pat White showing everyone that he hasn’t missed a (sprinting) step, the offense clicked on all cylinders. There were a few drops from the wide receivers here and there, but those are easily correctable mistakes. Roy Helu Jr. looked fully healed and ready to add just another element to a potent offense.
On the defensive side, well there are still a lot of moving parts in terms of position depth and returns from injury, but don’t discredit their opportunistic mentality. Give them a little and they’ll take a whole lot more. Plus we have only seen the three rookies in limited preseason action.
What that said, here’s some second level nuggest for all you stat geeks about each matchup thanks to the Redskins Public Relations Department that you should bear in mind when making your choice:
Week 1 vs. Eagles
–Shanahan is 3-0 in season openers with the Redskins. With a win in the 2013 season opener, Shanahan would become only the second coach in team history to win his first four season openers with the Redskins, joining George Allen, who won his first six season openers from 1971-76.
Week 2 @ Packers
— The Redskins are seeking their first road win in Green Bay since defeating the Packers, 20-17, on Oct. 23, 1988.
Week 3 vs. Lions
— The Redskins have scored 27 or more points in 10 of the 13 last home games held against the Lions.
Week 4 @ Raiders
— Shanahan is 21-7 all-time against the Raiders with a 10-4 record in games played in California.
Week 6 @ Cowboys
— A win at Cowboys Stadium would give the Redskins consecutive road victories against the Cowboys for the first time since winning three consecutive road games against Dallas across the 1987-89 seasons.
Week 7 vs. Bears
— The Redskins will attempt to take the lead in their all-time series record against the Bears. Including postseason play, the all-time series between the Redskins and Bears is locked at 23-23-1.
Week 8 @ Broncos
— The Redskins’ trip to Denver will mark Shanahan’s return to the city in which he served as Head Coach from 1995-2008. Shanahan will be facing Denver as a head coach for the first time since Sept. 24, 1989 as coach of the Los Angeles Raiders.
Week 9 vs. Chargers
— The Redskins are 6-3 all-time against the Chargers, including a 4-1 record in games played at home.
Week 10 @ Vikings
— The Redskins hold a 12-10 all-time series edge against the Vikings, including postseason play. The Redskins defeated the Vikings last season, 38-26, on Oct. 14, 2012.
Week 11 @ Eagles
— Including postseason play, the Redskins are 81-70-5 all-time against the Eagles. The Redskins’ 81 wins against the Eagles all-time are their most against any opponent.
Week 12 vs. 49ers
— A win would be the Redskins’ first against San Francisco since registering a 52-17 home victory on Oct. 23, 2005.
Week 13 vs. Giants
— With home wins against the Giants in 2011 and 2012, the Redskins are seeking their first three-game home winning streak against the Giants since a four-game winning streak from 1982-85.
Week 14 vs. Chiefs
— A Redskins win would be the team’s second win against the Chiefs all-time and would snap a five-game losing streak to the Chiefs.
Week 15 @ Falcons
— The Redskins are seeking their first victory against the Falcons since recording a 33-31 road win at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 14, 2003.
Week 16 vs. Cowboys
— The Redskins swept the Cowboys last season, the team’s first sweep of the Cowboys since 2005. A sweep of the Cowboys in 2013 would represent the first time in team history the Redskins had swept the Cowboys in consecutive seasons.
Week 17 @ 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.
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