The opponents of the Washington Redskins, during the 2014 season, were announced today. Here’s the breakdown of whom they’ll be playing at FedEx Field, and on the road:
* The Redskins will play whichever team finishes in last place in the NFC South. If Tampa Bay loses on Sunday, the Redskins will host them next year. If Tampa wins and Atlanta loses, the Redskins will host the Falcons.
- The Redskins newest “NFC rival,” the Seattle Seahawks, return to FedEx Field next year. The last time they were in Landover, of course, was the NFC Wild Card game, just under one year ago, when Robert Griffin III tore the ACL and LCL in his knee.
- The Redskins played the Rams for three out of the four years that Mike Shanahan was the coach of the Redskins, but all three games took place in St. Louis. The Rams last traveled to DC in 2009, when the Redskins defeated them by a 9-7 score.
- The Redskins will also get to introduce themselves to their “what could’ve been” draft selection, who will be playing for the St. Louis Rams. That could be the #2, or even #1 overall pick in the 2014 Draft. The Rams own that pick as the last part of the trade to acquire the rights to draft Griffin.
- The Jaguars and Titans both last made their trips to DC in 2006, with both games decided “at the wire.” The Redskins beat Jacksonville courtesy of a Santana Moss touchdown reception, and lost to the Titans thanks to a last second field goal by Rob Bironas.
- Robert Griffin III will match up against Andrew Luck for the first time in a regular season game next year, when the Redskins play the Indianapolis Colts.
- The Redskins travel to Minnesota again next year, but that game will take place outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, where the Vikings will play next year.
- If the Texans lose this Sunday, the Redskins will be facing off against the #1 overall pick in 2014 (which will be owned by Houston), in addition to the #2 overall pick (the Redskins pick which the Rams own).
- The last time the Redskins played the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx was 2011, when they pulled out a come-from-behind victory and won 22-21.