2. Weeks 1-4 could be brutal for Redskins
No one needs to explain the importance behind teams getting off to a hot start in the NFL these days, and while there is plenty of reasons to believe the Redskins can compete for a playoff spot in the NFC, it’s certainly not going to be easy.
In fact, if Washington hopes to make a statement early on over having what it takes to live up to the hype, they will certainly have their hands full during the first four games.
Hosting the Eagles to kick off the new year could certainly help the Redskins feel less pressure, but when seeing how their home opener will be followed by two tough games on the road against the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns, this shows what Washington will be dealing with.
Take this into consideration with the fact that Washington will start off the month of October with the Baltimore Ravens coming to town, there’s a good chance of the Redskins starting the new season off 0-4.
If this turns out to be the case, this will obviously be great news for the Eagles since chances are they will need all of the extra help possible in regards to the division during the regular season.