Redskins will be spared long travel in 2019

Brian Tinsman
January 03, 2019 - 10:56 pm
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The NFL won't announce team schedules until April, but with play concluded for the 2018 regular season, the Washington Redskins already know who they'll play in 2019.

And the good news, for a team that hasn't had a winning record on the road since 2012, is that the team won't have to travel far when it does leave D.C.

There will be no West Coast trips in 2019. In fact, the farthest west that the team goes will be Minneapolis, to pay a visit to Kirk Cousins, as part of the NFC North slate of opponents. This assumes, of course, that the Redskins play all games in the assigned cities, and not in London, Mexico City, Canada or elsewhere.

Here's a look at the Redskins' road opponents for 2019:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • New York Giants
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Carolina Panthers

Here's a look also at the Redskins' home opponents for 2019:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • New York Giants
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • San Francisco 49ers

On paper, this looks like a favorable schedule for the Redskins next season, but there is still a lot to be determined.

With a healthy Jimmy Garappolo and a high draft pick, the San Francisco 49ers are a good candidate to bounce back next season. The NFC East is also likely to get tougher than it was in 2018, especially if the Giants can transition from Eli Manning.

There are also the prospects of playing in Green Bay, hosting the ferocious Bears defense, and playing the ageless Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Indeed, the best news at this point is that travel shouldn't alter the team's schedule dramatically on road trips. Cling to the silver lining.

 

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