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Redskins' 2013 Schedule Facts And Notes

Posted Apr 18, 2013

For the NFL schedule enthusiasts, here is a list of second-level statistics on the 2013 Redskins' regular season schedule, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.

For the NFL schedule enthusiasts, here is a list of second-level facts and statistics on the 2013 Redskins' regular season schedule, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.

Week 1 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

  • The Redskins open the season against the Eagles on Monday Night Football, marking the first time the Redskins will open a season on Monday night since 2006.
  • This will be the 10th time in team history that the Redskins will open the season on Monday Night Football since the program’s inception in 1970.
  • This will be the second time in the Shanahan era that the Redskins have opened the season on prime time and the first since a 13-7 home win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in 2010.
  • The Redskins are 24-19 in season openers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. A win would be Washington's fourth consecutive season-opening win and would represent the first time the Redskins had won four straight openers since 2002-05.
  • Head Coach Mike Shanahan holds a 15-4 record in season openers as a head coach. His 15 season-opening victories lead the NFL among active head coaches, and with one more victory, he will tie Tom Landry for most season-opening victories by a head coach since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (16).
  • Shanahan is 3-0 in season openers with the Redskins. With a win in the 2013 season opener, Shanahan would become only the second coach in team history to win his first four season openers with the Redskins, joining George Allen, who won his first six season openers from 1971-76.
  • The Redskins are 41-34-3 in regular season home games against the Eagles all-time.

Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers

  • The Redskins won the last matchup between the two teams, earning a 16-13 overtime victory against the eventual Super Bowl champion Packers at FedExField on Oct. 10, 2010.
  • The Redskins will be playing their first regular season game in Green Bay since Oct. 14, 2007.
  • The Redskins are seeking their first road win in Green Bay since defeating the Packers, 20-17, on Oct. 23, 1988.
  • Shanahan is 3-3 all-time against the Packers, including a 31-24 victory with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.

Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions

  • Including postseason play, the Redskins have won 21 consecutive home games against the Lions dating back to Nov. 26, 1939. The Redskins are 21-2 all-time at home against the Lions, with their last home loss coming on Oct. 13, 1935 at Fenway Park as the Boston Redskins.
  • Including postseason play, the Redskins lead their all-time series against the Lions, 30-12.
  • The Redskins will host the Lions at FedExField for the first time since recording a 34-3 victory on Oct. 7, 2007.
  • The Redskins have scored 27 or more points in 10 of the 13 last home games held against the Lions.

Week 4 @ Oakland Raiders

  • The Redskins will be playing in Oakland for the first time recording a 34-13 win against the Raiders on Dec. 13, 2009, a game in which then-rookie Brian Orakpo registered a team-record-tying four sacks.
  • The Redskins have not lost to the Raiders on the road since Oct. 29, 1989. The teams have only played in California twice in the last 20 years, with the Redskins winning those games during the 1998 and 2009 seasons.
  • Shanahan is 21-7 all-time against the Raiders with a 10-4 record in games played in California.

Week 6 @ Dallas Cowboys

  • The Redskins face the Cowboys in Week 6 following a bye week in Week 5. Since bye weeks were instituted in 1990, the Redskins are 12-12 in games following bye weeks. Shanahan is currently 11-6 in games following bye weeks.
  • After their Week 6 game against the Cowboys, the Redskins will have faced a division opponent following the bye week in each of Shanahan’s four seasons in Washington. The Redskins faced the Eagles after the bye week every season from 2010-12.
  • A win at Cowboys Stadium would give the Redskins consecutive road victories against the Cowboys for the first time since winning three consecutive road games against Dallas across the 1987-89 seasons.
  • The meeting between the two teams will be the first since the Redskins defeated the Cowboys last season at home in the season finale, 28-18, to clinch the NFC East title.
  • Eleven of the Redskins’ last 12 road games against the Cowboys have been decided by seven points or less.

Week 7 vs. Chicago Bears

  • The Redskins will attempt to take the lead in their all-time series record against the Bears. Including postseason play, the all-time series between the Redskins and Bears is locked at 23-23-1.
  • The Redskins are 12-10-1 record in regular season home games against the Bears. 
  • The Redskins are currently riding a four-game winning streak against the Bears, including a 17-14 victory in the teams’ last meeting on Oct. 24, 2010. In that game, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions.
  • The Redskins have won 10 of their last 12 games against the Bears since 1989.
  • The Redskins will host the Bears at FedExField for the first time since a 24-16 Washington win on Dec. 6, 2007. The Redskins have won six of their last seven home games against the Bears.

Week 8 @ Denver Broncos

  • The Redskins’ trip to Denver will mark Shanahan’s return to the city in which he served as Head Coach from 1995-2008. Shanahan will be facing Denver as a head coach for the first time since Sept. 24, 1989 as coach of the Los Angeles Raiders.
  • The game will be the Redskins’ first against the Broncos since recording a 27-17 home victory on Nov. 15, 2009. The Redskins will be seeking its first road win in Denver since earning a 17-10 road win on Nov. 18, 2001.
  • Including postseason play, the Redskins and Broncos are 6-6 against one another all-time. The Redskins won their lone postseason game against the Broncos, a 42-10 victory in Super Bowl XXII.

Week 9 vs. San Diego Chargers

  • The Redskins are 6-3 all-time against the Chargers, including a 4-1 record in games played at home.
  • Of the nine games contested between the two teams, the Redskins won the first six games in the series before the Chargers’ current three-game winning streak.
  • The Redskins are seeking their first victory against the Chargers since defeating San Diego, 24-20, at FedExField on Dec. 6, 1998. 
  • Shanahan is 20-11 all-time against San Diego and holds a 13-3 record against the Chargers at home.

Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings

  • A win would even the Redskins’ all-time record in Thursday games at 7-7. Including a 38-31 win against Dallas on Thanksgiving last season, a win would represent the first time the Redskins had won on Thursdays in consecutive seasons in team history.
  • The Redskins and Vikings’ meeting in 2013 will be their fourth in as many seasons. This will mark the first time in history the teams will play regular season games against one another in four consecutive seasons.
  • Including postseason games, the Redskins are 6-4 all-time in games played in Minnesota. The Redskins have won five out of the last six games in Minnesota since 1984.
  • The game will be the Redskins’ first in Minnesota since defeating the Vikings, 32-21, on Dec. 23, 2007.
  • The Redskins hold a 12-10 all-time series edge against the Vikings, including postseason play. The Redskins defeated the Vikings last season, 38-26, on Oct. 14, 2012.

Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles

  • Including postseason play, the Redskins are 81-70-5 all-time against the Eagles. The Redskins’ 81 wins against the Eagles all-time are their most against any opponent.
  • The Redskins are 39-36-2 in road regular season games against the Eagles.
  • After having swept the Eagles last season, a Redskins sweep of the Eagles in 2013 would secure sweeps of Philadelphia in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1982-83 seasons.
  • A Redskins win would represent the first time the team had won road games against the Eagles in consecutive seasons since 2007-08.
  • Shanahan would become the first Redskins head coach to win in Philadelphia in consecutive years since Joe Gibbs in 1988-89.

Week 12 vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • The winner will take a series edge in games played in Washington, as the Redskins are currently 7-7 in home games against the 49ers including postseason play.
  • A win would be the Redskins’ first against San Francisco since registering a 52-17 home victory on Oct. 23, 2005.
  • Shanahan holds a 3-3 record when facing the 49ers, the franchise for which he served as the Offensive Coordinator from 1992-94, including the franchise’s Super Bowl-winning team in 1994.

Week 13 vs. New York Giants

  • With home wins against the Giants in 2011 and 2012, the Redskins are seeking their first three-game home winning streak against the Giants since a four-game winning streak from 1982-85.
  • Two of the last three home games between the Redskins and Giants at FedExField have been decided by three points or less.
  • The game is the Redskins’ fifth nationally-televised game on the schedule, establishing a new team record for a single season. The Redskins have previously appeared on national television four times in a season on six previous occasions, the last in 2008.
  • Including a 17-16 win against the Giants on Monday night last season, the Sunday night game means the Redskins will face the Giants in prime time at home in consecutive seasons for the first time in team history.

Week 14 vs. Kansas City Chiefs

  • The Redskins will be seeking their first win against the Chiefs since earning a 27-12 home victory on Sept. 18, 1983.
  • A Redskins win would be the team’s second win against the Chiefs all-time and would snap a five-game losing streak to the Chiefs.
  • The game concludes Washington’s first three-game homestand since Weeks 12-14 of the 2006 season.
  • Shanahan is 16-15 all-time against the Chiefs, including a 12-3 record in games played at home.

Week 15 @ Atlanta Falcons

  • The Redskins are seeking their first victory against the Falcons since recording a 33-31 road win at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 14, 2003.
  • The Redskins are 15-7-1 all-time against the Falcons, including postseason games.
  • The Redskins are 5-4-1 all-time in regular season road games against Atlanta.
  • Shanahan is 4-3 all-time against Atlanta, including a 34-19 win in Super Bowl XXXIII during his time with the Denver Broncos.

Week 16 vs. Dallas Cowboys

  • The Redskins swept the Cowboys last season, the team’s first sweep of the Cowboys since 2005. A sweep of the Cowboys in 2013 would represent the first time in team history the Redskins had swept the Cowboys in consecutive seasons.
  • Including postseason play, the Redskins’ all-time home record against the Cowboys stands at 28-27.

Week 17 @ New York Giants

  • The Redskins will face the Giants in their season finale for the second time in three seasons (2011 and 2013).
  • This matchup between the Redskins and Giants will be the 164th between the teams all-time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins’ most common opponent.

Games on Grass: 12 (vs. PHI, at GB, vs. DET, at OAK, vs. CHI, at DEN, vs. SD, at PHI, vs. SF, vs. NYG, vs. KC, vs. DAL)
Games on Turf:
4 (at DAL, at MIN, at ATL, at NYG)
Games Inside:
2 (at MIN, at ATL)
Games Outside:
14* (vs. PHI, at GB, vs. DET, at OAK, at DAL*, vs. CHI, vs. SD, at PHI, vs. SF, vs. NYG, vs. KC, vs. DAL, at NYG)

*Game at Dallas subject to change




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