Redskins announce 2020 schedule, won’t appear in prime time

The NFL released the 2020 schedule on Thursday night, and Ron Rivera will open his tenure as the Washington Redskins coach with a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Redskins will also close the regular season at Philadelphia.

There are a number of other intriguing matchups to look out for, including three home games against 2019 playoff teams (Eagles, Seahawks and Ravens).

The ‘Skins’ neighbors to the north, the Baltimore Ravens, come to FedEx Field in Week 4, followed by Sean McVay’s return to Washington in Week 5.

No. 1 pick Joe Burrow will bring his Cincinnati Bengals to town in Week 11, in what will be a matchup between the top two picks in this year’s NFL draft.

Another trip to “Jerry World” on Thanksgiving starts a potential tough stretch of three straight road games. Following Dallas, the Redskins travel to Pittsburgh and then out west to face Kyle Shanahan, Trent Williams and the San Francisco 49ers.

Ron Rivera will welcome his former team, the Carolina Panthers, to FedEx Field in Week 16 before closing the regular season in Philadelphia.

The Redskins are not currently scheduled to play a prime time game in 2020, although that could change late in the year with flex scheduling.

It would be the first time since 1982 — a season shortened by a strike — that the Redskins would not be featured in prime time.

Fans will probably be OK with that due to their well-documented lack of success under the lights.

The preseason schedule has also been released and the Redskins will see former head coach Jay Gruden in Week 3. Gruden is now the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Washington Redskins 2020 schedule


Aug. 13 – 17 — Tennessee Titans, NBC4/NBC Sports Washington, TBD
Aug. 24 — at Indianapolis Colts, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Aug. 27 – 30 — at Jacksonville Jaguars, NBC4/NBC Sports Washington, TBD
Sept. 3 — Baltimore Ravens, NBC4/NBC Sports Washington, TBD

Regular season

Sept. 13 — Philadelphia Eagles, Fox, 1 p.m.
Sept. 20 — at Arizona Cardinals, Fox, 4:05 p.m.
Sept. 27 — at Cleveland Browns, Fox, 1 p.m.
Oct. 4 — Baltimore Ravens, CBS, 1 p.m.
Oct. 11 — Los Angeles Rams, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Oct. 18 — at New York Giants, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Oct. 25 — Dallas Cowboys, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 1 — Bye
Nov. 8 — New York Giants, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 15 — at Detroit Lions, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 22 — Cincinnati Bengals, CBS, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 26 — at Dallas Cowboys, Fox, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 — at Pittsburgh Steelers, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Dec. 13 — at San Francisco 49ers, Fox, 4:25 p.m.*
Dec. 20 — Seattle Seahawks, Fox, 1 p.m.*
Dec. 27 — Carolina Panthers, CBS, 1 p.m.*
Jan. 3 — at Philadelphia Eagles, Fox, 1 p.m.*

*Subject to flexible scheduling

George Wallace

George Wallace is the WTOP sports director. He began at WTOP on Christmas Day of 2000.

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