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NFL Schedule Release: The Washington Redskins’ 5 Biggest Games of 2014

NFL Schedule Release: The Washington Redskins' 5 Biggest Games of 2014

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The Washington Redskins schedule for next season was recently released, and they have quite a tough slate coming up. It will certainly help their cause that Robert Griffin III will no longer be wearing a knee brace, but at the same time, there were more than a few red flags last season and not all of them had to do with the QB. Here are Washington's five most important matches next season; an asterisk indicates that kick off time is flexible.

5. Sunday Sept 21st at the Philadelphia Eagles 1 PM EST

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5. Sunday Sept 21st at the Philadelphia Eagles 1 PM EST

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DeSean Jackson's return to his former team will be closely watched, and it would not surprise me to see him burn them for over 100 yards. It also would not surprise me to see Jackson corrupt any team chemistry left in Washington's locker room. Keep an eye out for both scenarios.

4. Monday October 6th vs the Seattle Seahawks 8:30 PM EST

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4. Monday October 6th vs the Seattle Seahawks 8:30 PM EST

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The Seattle Seahawks are the defending champs until further notice, but this matchup against Washington could be key if the early season goes well.

3. Thursday September 25th vs the New York Giants 8:25 EST

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3. Thursday September 25th vs the New York Giants 8:25 EST

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This one against the New York Giants could be a swing game much like the Thursday night game swung the season during RG3's rookie year. Eli Manning's health will be a key thing to pay attention to as the season goes on, and this game should have a lot of eyes on it.

2. Sunday November 23rd at the San Francisco 49ers 4:25 EST*

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2. Sunday November 23rd at the San Francisco 49ers 4:25 EST*

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The San Francisco 49ers could be reeling by this point of the year or this could be a huge momentum swing for either side. Both squads have had their off the field issues, and it would not surprise me to see both miss the playoffs on the NFC side.

1. Sunday Dec 28th vs. the Dallas Cowboys 1 PM EST*

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1. Sunday Dec 28th vs. the Dallas Cowboys 1 PM EST*

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The final game against the  Cowboys is always a big one, but this one could be the final nail in the coffin of Tony Romo's Dallas career. We will have to see if Brian Orakpo can be the LaVar Arrington to Romo's Troy Aikman.