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Washington’s Home/Away Opponents

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1 hour ago, Thaiphoon said:

The home/away/home/away/etc... is gonna be brutal. We don't get two back-to-back home games until the end of the season.

Yes, this schedule is harder than some people realize. I get that the opponents are easier than last year bc our division isn’t great & the AFC South is the worst division in football on paper, but as you pointed out the home/away/home/away is going to be tough. Then, while they do get a 10-day layoff after their Thursday night game week   6 on Oct. 13th vs the Bears, they don’t get their bye week until week 14 December 11th - which is way late.

Is Commanders 'Easiest' Schedule a Trap?


“The Commanders start the season off with a strong opportunity to earn their first 2-0 start since 2011 by facing the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions, the two teams that held the top two picks in the draft. To close out September, the Commanders draw the Philadelphia Eagles at home, which is a winnable game.

October gives more of a test with four of the five games coming against teams with winning records from a year ago. The Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans come up on the schedule this month and could be penciled in as quick losses. But the other games against the Cowboys, Bears and Colts are all winnable, despite those games being on the road.

After two games in the middle of the schedule against the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles, the Commanders enter the easiest part of their schedule.

Once the Commanders get past the Giants [Dec. 18th] , they face the San Francisco 49ers on the road followed by a pair of home games to close out the year against the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. While these games are at home, they come against teams likely competing for playoff positioning.

It's devilish of the NFL to give the Commanders an easy path from late November to mid-December and then a gauntlet to end the year. And those last few games will almost certainly determine whether the Commanders make the playoffs. 

That means if Washington wants to get back to the playoffs, it has to earn it.“

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