With the 2013 NFL schedule officially released, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles will have an interesting matchup in Week 1 as they’ll take on Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in the national spotlight as part of the Monday Night Football double-header.
Last season, the Redskins were one of the biggest surprises in football as Griffin led them to a playoff run along with capturing the NFC East title. Unfortunately though, nobody knows what to expect from the star quarterback next season considering he’s recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs last January and while he claims being ready by Week 1 shouldn’t be an issue–Griffin doesn’t really know what type of shape he’ll be in a few months from now.
Either way, it’s always fun to see two division rivals square off against each other to start off the season and fans will certainly be in for a treat during Monday Night Football in Week 1. As for the Eagles, all eyes will be on how the team makes the transitions to Chip Kelly‘s new offense after he replaced Andy Reid during the offseason.
This could end u being Michael Vick‘s final chance to prove himself as a starter at the pro level. Philadelphia was one of the biggest disappointments from the 2012 season–so it will be interesting to see whether or not they can bounce back next year and get off to a solid start in a key Week 1 matchup against Washington.
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