The Washington Redskins became relevant again in 2012, and it had everything to do with the drafting of new franchise quarterback, Robert Griffin III. RG3 took a 3-6 team and got them to the playoffs, and if it hadn’t been for a disastrous knee injury, he might have taken them a lot further.
A huge part of the Redskins’ 2012 success was taking advantage of opportunities within the division, where they took care of business against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys down the stretch of a seven-game winning streak to end the year.
With that in mind, TiqIQ breaks down all six of Washington’s NFC East matchups for 2013, while comparing their price tags to the average price of Washington Redskins tickets at home this year ($220).
Divisional Home Games
(9/9) vs. Philadelphia Eagles | Avg: $235 | Get-in: $54
A potential Michael Vick vs. Robert Griffin III opens the 2013 NFL season for the Redskins against the Eagles in Washington. Even if Vick isn’t under center, this is still a storied NFC East matchup that helps debut Chip Kelly as head coach. At just 7% more than Washington’s average home game, fans are getting an arguable deal for the season opener.
(12/1) vs. New York Giants | Avg: $215 | Get-in: $41
Ranking last for the ‘Skins home games within the division are the New York Giants, surprisingly, although this one isn’t a home opener and doesn’t carry as much over from 2012 as the matchup with Dallas (below) does. This one still packs a punch, though, and is a solid bargain and 2% below the Redskins’ season average.
(12/22) vs. Dallas Cowboys | Avg: $304 | Get-in: $62
Last, but certainly not least, Tony Romo and the Cowboys rank first in Washington’s divisional home games, at a whopping $304 on average. These two teams battle late in the season for the second year in a row, with the victor potentially gaining an edge in the division/playoff race. This one sees a fitting 38% increase on Washington’s home game ticket average for 2013.
Divisional Road Games
(11/17) @ Philadelphia Eagles | Avg: $229 | Get-in: $89
Vick vs. RG3 part deux could take place in mid-November. Again, even if the battle of athletic quarterbacks doesn’t happen, it’s still going to be a quality division clash. The good news is this matchup vs the Eagles is even cheaper than the first and has a good chance in resulting in another win for the Redskins.
(10/13) @ Dallas Cowboys | Avg: $283 | Get-in: $82
RG3 vs. Romo enters Dallas for the second time in two years, and Redskins fans get a bit of a discount in this one. The get-in price of $82 is reasonable, while the matchup being in Dallas is cheaper than in D.C. by $31. This is the first meeting between the two sides in 2013 and holds less weight, but still figures to be hyped and jam-packed with points and big plays from both sides.
(12/29) @ New York Giants | Avg: $314 | Get-in: $112
Eli Manning and co. coming to Washington was a bargain, but Redskins fans will have to pay some coin to see RG3 and the rest of the Redskins take on Big Blue. With this one being in NYC, fans will have to hand over nearly $100 more than the other matchup in Washington. It should be worth it, though, with this division matchup coming so late in the season and possibly bleeding playoff ramifications.