Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The NFL released the schedule for the upcoming 2009 season yesterday. For some reason, ESPN dedicated a 3 hour show to break this down. Now come on, Bristol, did we really need this? Talking about potentially big games in week 15 seems a bit much to me. But then again, I have yet to meet a football fan that wasn't interested in Trent Dilfer's opinions on the Monday Night Football schedule. So what do I know? At least Chris Berman wasn't on wearing his size 60 green jacket. YOUR Washington Redskins schedule for next year:
1 Sun, Sept. 13 at New York Giants FOX 4:15 p.m.
2 Sun, Sept. 20 vs. St. Louis Rams FOX 1 p.m.
3 Sun, Sept. 27 at Detroit Lions FOX 1 p.m.
4 Sun, Oct. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers FOX 1 p.m.
5 Sun, Oct. 11 at Carolina Panthers FOX 1 p.m.
6 Sun, Oct. 18 vs. Kansas City Chiefs CBS 1 p.m.
7 Mon, Oct. 26 vs. Philadelphia Eagles ESPN 8:30 p.m.
9 Sun, Nov. 8 at Atlanta Falcons FOX 1 p.m.
10 Sun, Nov. 15 vs. Denver Broncos CBS 1 p.m.
11 Sun, Nov. 22 at Dallas Cowboys FOX 1 p.m.
12 Sun, Nov. 29 at Philadelphia Eagles FOX 1 p.m.
13 Sun, Dec. 6 vs. New Orleans Saints FOX 1 p.m.
14 Sun, Dec. 13 at Oakland Raiders FOX 4:05 p.m.
15 Mon, Dec. 21 vs. New York Giants ESPN 8:30 p.m.
16 Sun, Dec. 27 vs. Dallas Cowboys NBC 8:20 p.m.
17 Sun, Jan. 3 at San Diego Chargers FOX 4:15 p.m.
Monday nighters at home against the Eagles and Giants and a home Sunday night game against Dallas is pretty sweet. I'm even going to be bold enough to predict that all three of those spotlight games are won by the home team (that's the Skins, if you just nodded off to sleep). Without too much thought, I can see the Skins going 3-3 within the NFC East with losses at San Diego, Carolina, and possibly Atlanta. I'm thinking a solid 10-6 season. The AFC West is awful. The Bucs suck. They get New Orleans outside in December.
Obviously, all of you hate the Redskins a bit more than you should because of me alone, but even the biggest hater has to admit that this is a fairly soft schedule. I expect nothing less than the Super Bowl trophy in DC this season and for Albert Haynesworth to eat at least one opposing running back per month (he can start with Brandon Jacobs).
Either way, congratulations to your 2010 Super Bowl champions: The Washington Redskins!!!