Wk1: vs. Los Angeles Chargers. Sep. 12. – Win
Wk2: vs. New York Giants. Sep.16. – Win
Wk3: @ Buffalo Bills. Sep. 26. – Loss
Wk4: @ Atlanta Falcons. Oct. 3. – Win
Wk5: New Orleans Saints. Oct.10. – Loss
Wk6: Kansas City Chiefs. Oct. 17. – Loss
Upon initial review of the Washington Football Team’s schedule, the first thing that jumped off the page was the amount of offensive firepower that Washington would have to face week by week.
Week 1 starts with a difficult test against 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers. In case Washington wasn’t prepared, the schedule makers really wanted to make the squad prove itself early on with a meeting against Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs.
Washington’s QB, the “dynamic” Ryan Fitzpatrick, will have to shine early and often in order to just keep pace against some of the league’s more potent offenses. Establishing an early rapport with skill players like Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, Logan Thomas, Dyami Brown, Antonio Gibson, and J.D. McKissic is a must.
I have Washington finishing the first six games of the year with a respectable 3-3 record. However, they could surprise a team like New Orleans or Buffalo. The Saints in particular will be adjusting to life without Drew Brees and the game is at FedEx Field.
At the end of the day, rosters will change, injuries will happen, and certain players may regress from the previous season. Regardless, the WFT will have the chance early on to prove they belong if they can start strong against the legit contenders they face in the early weeks of the schedule.
Let’s move on to Weeks 7-12. Included for Washington will be tests against two guaranteed first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks, and another one who may be well on his way.