Every year, NFL fans wait with insane anticipation for the league to release the regular season schedule for the upcoming season.
One of the reasons why the schedule-release is so exciting for football fans every year is because it is sandwiched right between the chaotic start of NFL free agency, and April’s NFL Draft. When a fan finds out who their team will be competing against, and when, it is the first glimpse of the season to come.
Well, the Philadelphia Eagles will not have to wait anytime at all for an exhilarating divisional clash, as they will be traveling to the nation’s capital in Week 1 to take on QB Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in what will be the season’s first Monday Night Football match-up.
I am certainly confident that Griffin will be at full strength in 2013, despite surgery he received this off-season to repair his damaged ACL and LCL. Griffin proved quickly that he was well-worth the Redskins’ second-overall selection in last year’s 2012 NFL Draft, as the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year was without a doubt the most exciting player to watch in all of the NFL during a relentless and surprising push into the post-season.
But while the Redskins triumphed in 2012, the Eagles put together their worst season since 1998, compiling an atrocious 4-12 record in a season marred with injuries.
The Eagles will not only begin their 2013 campaign against a fierce NFC East rival, but they will also end the year in the same manner, facing off against the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 17 finale.
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