Ladies and gentlemen, start your 2019 engines

We knew who the opponents were going to be for the Redskins in 2019.  It was just a matter of the NFL scheduler makers to assign dates and where the all important bye week was going to be.

The three biggest early takeaways from the schedule release:

Division heavy early on

You can’t win the division in the first few weeks, but you certainly can position yourself to lose it.  Three of the first four games are against divisional opponents with two of those games on the road.

Jay Gruden’s hot seat

There was speculation heading into the last couple of games in 2018 that Jay Gruden would be fired.  That ultimately did not happen, but that doesn’t mean his seat is not any cooler.  The first five weeks will be the toughest a Gruden coached Redskins team will have faced.  Can he make it two wins in a row in Week 1 and carry that momentum?  Or, will it be a typical slow start to the season with Gruden’s seat getting scalding hot by their match-up against the Dolphins in Week 6?

Bye, Bye, Bye

It has felt like almost every year for the past five season the bye week has fallen Week 6 or earlier.  For a team that has had their personnel decimated by injuries, a bye week in Week 10 will be welcome.  The late bye week should help the Redskins get healthy and catapult them into the final seven games of the season.  Four of which are home.

Below is your 2019 Washington Redskins schedule:

Week 1: at Eagles 1:00 PM FOX

Week 2: COWBOYS 1:00 PM FOX

Week 3: BEARS (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN

Week 4: at Giants 1:00 PM FOX

Week 5: PATRIOTS 1:00 PM CBS

Week 6: at Dolphins 1:00 PM FOX

Week 7: 49ERS 1:00 PM FOX

Week 8: at Vikings (THU) 8:20PM FOX/NFL NETWORK

Week 9: at Bills 1:00 PM FOX

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: JETS 1:00 PM CBS

Week 12: LIONS 1:00 PM FOX

Week 13: at Panthers 1:00 PM CBS

Week 14: at Packers 1:00 PM FOX

Week 15: EAGLES 1:00 PM FOX

Week 16: GIANTS 1:00 PM FOX

Week 17: at Cowboys 1:00 PM FOX

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Alan grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His earliest memory of the Redskins was their Super Bowl XXVI victory with what many argue is the best NFL team in history. Alan brings his unique analytics perspective with his views on the Redskins and is never shy to criticize them when he sees fit. Alan currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife. Alan can be reached on his Twitter handle @AlanLepore

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