Redskins Announce 2014 Schedule
redskins.com | 4/23/2014, 8 p.m.
The National Football League announced its 2014 regular season schedule Wednesday night, and the Washington Redskins’ schedule features three prime-time games, including back-to-back nationally televised evening contests at FedExField in Weeks 4-5.
Head Coach Jay Gruden and his 2014 Redskins will open the season on the road as they face the Houston Texans for a 1 p.m. game on Sept. 7 to be aired on FOX. The following week, Washington will make its FedExField debut as the Redskins welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 1 p.m. contest on CBS on Sept. 14. The back-to-back games against AFC South opponents in the first two weeks will mark the first time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that the Redskins will have opened a season with two consecutive games against AFC squads.
The Redskins will make their much anticipated visit to Philadelphia the following week on Sept. 21 when the teams square off on FOX at 1 p.m. The Redskins will make a short turnaround the following week as they return home to host the New York Giants on CBS’s Thursday Night Football at 8:25 p.m. on Sept. 25. Ten days later, Washington will host another prime-time game on Oct. 6 when they face the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on ESPN’s Monday Night Football at 8:30 p.m.
In Week 6, the Redskins will attempt to extend an eight-game series winning streak against the Arizona Cardinals – the team’s longest active streak against one opponent – during a 1 p.m. road game airing on FOX on Oct. 12. The following week, Washington will face its third AFC South opponent of the season, hosting the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. on CBS.
The Redskins will renew their rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys in front of a national audience in Week 8 when the teams meet at AT&T Stadium for a prime-time affair on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Oct. 27. A week later, Washington will make its first of two stadium debuts scheduled for this season when the Redskins make their first appearance at TCF Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 on FOX.
After a Week 10 bye, the Redskins will return to action on Nov. 16, as FOX will air a 1 p.m. contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will mark the first time since 2009 the Redskins will face an opponent outside of the NFC East following a bye week. In Week 11, Washington will make its inaugural trip to Levi’s Stadium for a 4:25 p.m. tilt with the San Francisco 49ers cross-flexed on CBS on Nov. 23.
On Nov. 30, the Redskins will wrap up their AFC slate with a 1 p.m. game against the Indianapolis Colts set to air on FOX. The game is expected to feature quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, both of whom were selected among the top two picks of the 2012 NFL Draft. It would be the first matchup of starting quarterbacks selected Nos. 1 and 2 overall in a single draft since Peyton Manning (No.1, 1998) and Ryan Leaf (No. 2, 1998) started against one another on Oct. 4, 1998.