5 Biggest Games On Washington Redskins’ 2016 NFL Schedule

By Taylor Sturm

The Washington Redskins are favored by many to navigate the NFC East and earn a spot in the playoffs, but a difficult second half of the schedule could cause problems. Washington will want to dominate divisional opponents so that these late games against talented teams do not cost them a chance at the Super Bowl. Here are the five biggest games on Washington’s 2016 schedule.

5 Biggest Games On Washington Redskins’ 2016 NFL Schedule
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Sept. 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys

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This is an early home matchup with a divisional opponent where a win would be great for Washington’s momentum moving forward.

Sept. 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys

This is an early home matchup with a divisional opponent where a win would be great for Washington’s momentum moving forward.

Oct. 30 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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A trip to London to face off with the Bengals would only be sweeter if Washington returned home for their bye week with a win.

Oct. 30 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

A trip to London to face off with the Bengals would only be sweeter if Washington returned home for their bye week with a win.

Jan. 1 vs. New York Giants

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The NFC East could be on the line in the last game of the regular season, and Washington gets an extremely winnable game against the defensively-challenged Giants.

Jan. 1 vs. New York Giants

The NFC East could be on the line in the last game of the regular season, and Washington gets an extremely winnable game against the defensively-challenged Giants.

Oct. 16 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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The Eagles are not expected to be that great of a team next season, but every win in the NFC East counts, especially at home.

Oct. 16 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are not expected to be that great of a team next season, but every win in the NFC East counts, especially at home.

Nov. 13 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Nov. 13 vs. Minnesota Vikings Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Coming out of their bye week, Washington faces the Vikings at home in what could be a must-win game. Why? This is because next Washington faces the Packers at home followed by three straight road games followed by the Panthers. What a gauntlet.

Nov. 13 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Coming out of their bye week, Washington faces the Vikings at home in what could be a must-win game. Why? This is because next Washington faces the Packers at home followed by three straight road games followed by the Panthers. What a gauntlet.

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