Redskins 2011 Season Schedule Released

The Redskins open their season on Sunday, Sept. 11 where they will face the New York Giants at FedExField (game time 4:15 p.m. ET). They'll do so without veteran QB Donovan McNabb, and #92, Albert Haynesworth.

Given one year to prove himself in Washington, McNabb is on the trading block. Rumors indicate that he may end up in Minnesota. No word at this time on where Albert Haynesworth will land, or if he still has a career in the NFL.

On To The Schedule

The Redskins’ first road trip will be to Cowboys Stadium for the 15th Monday night affair between the two rival franchises. Going into 2011, the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry trails only Denver-Oakland (15) as the most frequent matchup on Monday Night Football.

In Week 4, Washington will travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams
for the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in seven seasons. The contest will air on FOX at 1 p.m. ET. That game will be followed by the Redskins’ bye week, which will be the team’s earliest since 2007 (Week 4).

Following their open date, the Redskins will jump back into division play when they host Philadelphia, at 1 p.m. ET, on FOX. That contest will be followed by a trip to Carolina in Week 7, at 1 p.m. ET, on FOX.


In Week 8, the Redskins will play the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre in Toronto, at 4:05 p.m. ET, on FOX. It will mark the first time Washington has ever played an international game in the regular season. They have played preseason games in London in 1992 and Osaka, Japan, in 2002.

The second half of the slate will begin with a visit from the San Francisco 49ers, at 1 p.m. ET, on FOX. It will be the 49ers’ first visit to FedExField since the 2005 season. In Weeks 10-15 and 17, NFL games are subject to flexible scheduling. In Week 10, the Redskins will visit Miami for the first time since 2003.

In Week 11, the Redskins will host the Cowboys, looking to win at home for the second consecutive time in the series following a 13-7 victory in last season’s opener. The Dallas contest will be followed by a visit to Seattle, the Redskins’ longest road trip of the season. In Weeks 13 and 14, the Redskins will welcome a pair of AFC East 2010 playoff qualifiers in the New York Jets (12/4) and the New England Patriots (12/11). Both games are slated to air on CBS.

The Redskins will make the return trip to New York to face the Giants in Week 15 before returning home to play the Minnesota Vikings. That contest will take place on Dec. 24 on FOX.

Washington will close its regular season on New Year’s Day at Philadelphia. The last time the Redskins closed the regular season at the Eagles came in 2005, when Washington won, 31-20, before heading to the playoffs.


Interesting Season Tidbits:

vs. New York Giants (9/11)
· Dating back to 1932, the Redskins and Giants have met 156 times previously, making them each other’s most common opponent.

· The Redskins will open their season against an NFC East opponent for the fourth consecutive time, which they last did from 1987-90.

· The Redskins will play the Giants to open the season for the third time in four years, which they last did in 1974, 1976 and 1977.

· The last time the teams played each other in a season opener in Washington was Sept. 11, 1989, a 27-24 Giants victory. The last time the Redskins defeated the Giants to open the season was Sept. 12, 1976, 19-17, at RFK Stadium.

· Washington has opened its season against the Giants 10 previous times, more than any other franchise.

vs. Arizona (9/18)
· The Redskins will play the Cardinals for the fifth time since the 2002 NFL realignment. They played twice a season as division rivals from 1970-2001.

· The Redskins own a 74-44-2 mark against the Cardinals in a series that dates back to 1932.

· The Redskins have won seven in a row in the series.

· The Redskins have won six in a row against the Cardinals in Washington. This will be the third straight series matchup played at FedExField (2007, 2008).

· The Redskins won the last meeting, 24-17, on Sept. 21, 2008, at FedExField.

@ Dallas (9/26)
· The two teams have played 14 times on Monday Night Football, second only to Denver-Oakland, which have played 15 times on MNF going into 2011.

· The last time the teams met on Monday night was Sept. 19, 2005, a 14-13 Redskins victory. After trailing for most of the game, quarterback Mark Brunell connected with wide receiver Santana Moss on 39- and 70-yard touchdowns in the final 3:46 of the game to give the Redskins the win.

· This will be the sixth time in seven seasons the Redskins have played the Cowboys in primetime (2007).

· The Redskins have played on Monday Night Football 59 previous times, the seventh-highest total in the NFL.

· The Redskins will play two NFC East games in the first three weeks for the first time since 2007 when they played at Philadelphia in Week 2 and vs. the Giants in Week 3.

@ St. Louis (10/2)· The Redskins and Rams will meet for the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in seven seasons (2005-06, 08-11).

· It will be the first time the clubs meet in four straight years since playing five consecutive seasons from 1993-97.

· The Redskins last visited St. Louis in consecutive seasons in 2005 and 2006.

· The Redskins own a 21-9-1 record all-time against the Rams in the regular season.

vs. Philadelphia (10/16)
· Washington leads the all-time regular season series 77-67-5, dating back to 1934.

· The Redskins will play the Eagles following their bye week for the second consecutive season.

· The Week 6 game will be the earliest the Redskins host the Eagles since 2002 (Week 2).

@ Carolina (10/23)
· The Redskins are 7-2 all-time in the regular season against the Panthers.

· In the most recent meeting, on Oct. 11, 2009, Carolina defeated Washington, 20-17, at Bank of America Stadium. The Redskins won the prior meeting, 17-13, on Nov. 26, 2006, at FedExField.

@ Buffalo (10/30)
· The Redskins will play a regular season game outside the United States for the first time.

· The Redskins have played two preseason games internationally in 1992 (London) and 2002 (Osaka, Japan).

· Washington and Buffalo last played on Dec. 2, 2007, at FedExField, in a game won by the Bills, 17-16.

· The Redskins last played the Bills as the visiting team on Oct. 19, 2003.

vs. San Francisco (11/6)
· Washington will host San Francisco for the first time since Oct. 23, 2005, when the Redskins won, 52-17, at FedExField.

· The 49ers captured the last meeting, 27-14, in the 2008 season finale at San Francisco (12/28).

@ Miami (11/13)
· The Redskins and Dolphins last met in the 2007 season opener (9/9), which Washington won in overtime, 16-13.

· Washington’s last trip to South Florida came on Nov. 23, 2003, a contest the Dolphins won, 24-23.

· The Redskins will be looking for their first-ever win in Miami (0-4).

· The teams met in the Super Bowl following the 1972 and 1982 seasons, with each emerging victorious once.

vs. Dallas (11/20)
· The Redskins and Cowboys played their last three games at FedExField on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

· Washington won the most recent matchup at FedExField, 13-7, in last season’s opener. Dallas captured the season’s second meeting, 33-30, in Week 15.

@ Seattle (11/27)
· Washington owns the all-time regular season series lead 10-4.

· The Redskins have won the last five regular season meetings in the series, dating back to 2001, including the most recent contest on Nov. 23, 2008, which Washington won, 20-17. Seattle won playoff games during that span, in 2005 and 2007 at Qwest Field.

· Including the playoffs, the Redskins have now visited Seattle four straight times.

vs. New York Jets (12/4)
The last regular season matchup between the Redskins and Jets came on Nov. 4, 2007, at The Meadowlands. Washington emerged with a 23-20 overtime victory.
Washington holds an 8-1 overall regular season record against the Jets. New York’s lone win against the Redskins came on Dec. 11, 1993, when they defeated Washington, 3-0, at RFK Stadium.

vs. New England (12/11)
· The Redskins own an 8-2 advantage all-time in the series.

· The Redskins will play the Patriots for the first time since Oct. 28, 2007, at Gillette Stadium. New England won that contest 52-7, the Patriots only other victory in the series.

· Prior to New England winning the last meeting, Washington had won six in a row in the series. The Redskins last win came on Sept. 28, 2003, which is also the last time the Patriots visited FedExField.

@ New York Giants (12/18)
Since 1970, the Redskins are 11-8 against the Giants in December, including a 3-3 mark on the road. The Redskins’ last road win against the Giants came on Dec. 12, 2007, which was part of a four-game winning streak that launched the Redskins into the playoffs.

vs. Minnesota (12/24)
· The Redskins will play Minnesota in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1992-1993.

· The Redskins will host the Vikings in consecutive seasons for the first time ever.

· The Redskins own an 11-9 advantage all-time against the Vikings in a series that dates back to 1968.

· The Vikings won last season’s meeting, 17-13, on Nov. 28, at FedExField.

· The Redskins are 14-16 when playing on Saturday.

@ Philadelphia (1/1)
The last time the Redskins finished the regular season at Philadelphia came in 2005, when Washington beat the Eagles, 31-20. That was followed by a playoff victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the next week.

*at Dallas subject to change.

Note: Doesn't look like a lockout to me. Let the games commence!