Washington Redskins face tough opening stretch in 2019 schedule

ESPN - 04-17

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The NFL has released its 2019 regular-season schedule. Here's a look at what's in store for the Washington Redskins. Redskins reporter John Keim is predicting a 7-9 finish:. The Redskins play three division games in the first four weeks, which will provide a great clue for how their season will play out. They also close the season with three straight division games. They need to start well against their division for a simple reason: In the past seven seasons, the Redskins have made the playoffs twice. Both times they finished above .500 in the division. In the other five years, they were a combined 8-22 in the NFC East. Also, having a Thursday night game with 11 days off followed two weeks later by a bye might help them get healthy for a late push. They had early byes the past two seasons and the injuries mounted late. Players' health is a big reason for subdued expectations.