Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Skins Regular Season Schedule Released

Here you go...

September 9th vs. Miami 1 pm

September 17th (Monday Night) @ Philadelphia 8:30 pm

September 23rd vs. New York Giants 4:15 pm

September 30th BYE

October 7th vs. Detroit 1 pm

October 14th @ Green Bay 1 pm

October 21st vs. Arizona 1 pm

October 28th @ New England 4:15 pm

November 4th @ New York Jets 1 pm

November 11th vs. Philadelphia 1 pm

November 18th @ Dallas 1 pm

November 25th @ Tampa Bay 1 pm

December 2nd vs. Loserville...er...Buffalo 1 pm

December 6th (Thursday night) vs. Chicago 8:15 pm

December 16th @ New York Giants 8:15 pm

December 23rd @ Minnesota 1 pm

December 30th vs. Dallas 1 pm

Games scheduled for Sundays beginning on November 18th through the end of the regular season are subject to the whims of the suits at NBC so that Redskins-Jints game in the Meadowlands may start earlier and other games may have their start moved back.

At first blush I don't like the early bye week. As a matter of fact, the Redskins have the first bye week along with Jacksonville, New Orleans, and Tennessee.

Secondly, I'm not a big fan of the Thursday night game just to play a Thursday night game. The only saving grace is that the Skins do not have to travel for that game and are home 4 days before it as well. I'm also not liking the fact that it is against the defending NFC Champions as well. But the Redskins don't have to travel any further west than Dallas

And speaking of the Cowgirls, for second there I thought that the NFL forgot to put them on our schedule...

Finally, after playing three teams on the road (two of them in the division) that were coming off their bye weeks last season (and losing all three games by a combined 82-28), this season the Skins don't play anybody coming off a bye week. Though the Redskins do play four teams (Detroit, Green Bay, Arizona, and New York Jets) who are heading into their bye week and three of those (all but Green Bay) are at home. Our game at Dallas is also four days before the Cowgirls' Thanksgiving home game. Overall I think with the exception of the early bye week and pointless Thursday night game, this is a good schedule. No three consecutive road games, no obscene "bunching" of our divisional opponents either.

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