The 2021 NFL Schedule has arrived! All 17, that’s right, 17 games revealed with times and dates and their locations.
Many fans don’t look at this as just a schedule release. Season ticket holders are born and avid tailgaters are planning accordingly. The day your favorite NFL team lets you know who they’re playing, some say is the day the season starts.
I’m here to give you a ‘WAY TOO EARLY’ schedule projection of wins and losses for the Burgundy and Gold. Here we go!
Week 1: Los Angeles Chargers (L) vs. Washington Football Team (W)
This game is gonna be ‘electrifying’. The 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, QB Justin Herbert, versus the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, DE Chase Young, sounds like a heavyweight fight night. Justin Herbert can light it up in the air, but I believe Washington’s defensive front led by Young are going to have a big day. Washington Football Team WINS.
Week 2: New York Giants (L) vs. Washington Football Team (W)
First division opponent, second game of the season. A lot of new faces on offense for both teams, improving the offensive side of the ball. Washington adding new QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and speedy playmakers, and New York adding wide receiver help and getting a healthy RB Saquon Barkley back. Washington scores 20+ points and their defense holds off Daniel Jones and Co. The Burgundy and Gold WINS.
Week 3: Washington Football Team (L) at Buffalo Bills (W)
After coming off a strong two game start, the Football Team gets a taste of reality quick. They travel to for an early season tilt against last year’s AFC Conference Champion runner-up. The game should be relatively close early on, but veteran experience displayed by Buffalo will be too much for Washington’s young team. Buffalo WINS.
Week 4: Washington Football Team (W) at Atlanta Falcons (L)
Expect the Falcons to air it out even more than they already do. They added stud pass catcher Kyle Pitts to go along with WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Washington’s secondary is going to have a huge test on their hands. If the well-known defensive line of Washington can make Falcon’s QB Matt Ryan at least uncomfortable, the defensive backs should have a easier time defending. The Football Team WINS.
Week 5: New Orleans Saints (L) vs. Washington Football Team (W)
Goodbye Drew Brees, Hello Jameis Winston? Jameis gets the nod since future Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees retired after the season last year. Once again, the engine that drives this team, Washington’s defense will give Winston major discomfort. Look forward to multiple turnovers and stops by likes of Montez Sweat and William Jackson to name a couple. Washington Football WINS, again.
Week 6: Kansas City Chiefs (W) vs. Washington Football Team (L)
Patrick Mahomes. Travis Kelce. Tyreek Hill. Tyrann Mathieu. Andy Reid. Eric Bieniemy. All prove to be too much for the young Washington Football Team. Kansas City WINS.
Week 7: Washington Football Team (W) at Green Bay Packers (L)
Yes it is still the month of May, but we also don’t know who the starting quarterback is for the Green Bay Packers. Will it be Aaron Rodgers? Does Jordan Love get any love? How about recently signed Blake Bortles? Nobody knows, but I do know that it truly won’t matter to the Burgundy and Gold. Since Green Bay fails to provide help for their QB position, Washington’s elite athleticism and talent on all tiers of defense will shake things up. Ryan Fitzpatrick outplays Green Bay’s QB1, whomever it may be. Washington WINS.
Week 8: Washington Football Team (W) at Denver Broncos (L)
Denver has an interesting situation at quarterback, and is looking for that to be solved with competition between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. I believe Teddy wins the starter job and even some games, just not against this top-five NFL ranked defense. Sounds repetitive I know, but the defense is really what drives the Washington Football Team. Burgundy and Gold comes back home with a big WIN.
Week 9: BYE WEEK Record 6-2
Week 10: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (L) vs. Washington Football Team (W)
Reigning 2020 NFL Super Bowl Champion, Tom Brady and his Bucs come to town for a rematch of last season’s NFC Wild Card game. If you can remember, WFT QB Taylor Heinicke kept the Football Team in the game for its entirety, giving Tampa Bay the best post-season competition it faced. This game has to be circled already because we know how close Washington came to shocking the world. With a beefier roster to show this go ’round, I believe Ron Rivera WINS while sending a message to the rest of the league. Washington Football is for real.
Week 11: Washington Football Team (W) at Carolina Panthers (L)
Ron Rivera heads back to where he made a name for himself in the NFL coaching world. Carolina added QB Sam Darnold this offseason and they get star RB Christian McCaffrey back from injury. I don’t think that will be enough to overcome Rivera’s young fast team that is on fire at this point in the season. And it will be a nice moral victory for Riverboat, being the fact Carolina fired him two years ago after a loss against the team he presently coaches. Washington WINS big.
Week 12: Seattle Seahawks (W) vs Washington Football Team (L)
It seems like here recently the Washington Football Team puts up a good fight against the Seahawks, but end up falling short of victory. Just when you think you’ve got them where you want them, the ‘Let Russ Cook’ metaphor comes alive. Before you know it, Wilson has lead a comeback win with less than two minutes to go. Never fails. Just like I think it will happen and won’t fail for this contest. Washington does all the barking, Seattle does the biting. Seahawks WIN on the road.
Week 13: Washington Football Team (W) at Las Vegas Raiders (L)
Viva Las Vegas! Derek Carr is a respectable quarterback in the league, and at times shows he can be a great player. That’s about all they’ve got going for them besides the obvious; living, practicing, and playing in Las Vegas. Head Coach Jon Gruden and the front office never seem to have interest in making the lackluster defense better. Look for Ryan Fitzpatrick to take advantage of his knowledge gained while playing against the Raiders last season, suited up for fellow AFC franchise Miami Dolphins. Washington WINS in Sin City.
Week 14: Dallas Cowboys (L) vs Washington Football Team (W)
It’s Dallas Week. This week marks a five-game stretch where the Washington Football Team faces nothing but division opponents. After having faced the Giants way back in week two, it’s time to focus on the repeat of being NFC East Champions. I believe both teams get their wins against each other at home. The weather is cold with Christmas on the way and Cowboys come to town with a fully recovered Dak Prescott and high-powered offense. The cold and jam-packed FedEx field play significant role in this game, leaving Washington with the WIN.
Week 15: Washington Football Team (W) at Philadelphia Eagles (L)
It has been rumored that the Eagles are gonna be all in on DeShaun Watson once the legal issues play out. They already have second year QB Jalen Hurts and acquired Super Bowl Champion QB Joe Flacco in the offseason. That Watson rumor is just proof they aren’t ready to hand things over to Hurts just yet. I believe the Washington Football Team will cause all kind of problems for Jalen Hurts presuming he’s the starter. Locking down star rookie wideout Devonta Smith shouldn’t be a problem for the B&G veteran secondary. Washington WINS.
Week 16: Washington Football Team (L) at Dallas Cowboys (W)
It’s “Dallas Week” again. Washington travels to “Jerry World” a day after Christmas. It’s Sunday Night Football on NBC. A win against the Cowboys would be a wonderful gift from Santa, but he’s handing out losses instead. The Cowboys and Football Team will split their series this year. Dallas WINS.
Week 17: Philadelphia Eagles (L) vs Washington Football Team (W)
A week wasn’t enough for Jalen Hurts to prepare for the fast ball-hawking defense of Washington. Ron Rivera can smell the NFC East Division title right now. Washington WINS and also sweeps Philly.
Week 18: Washington Football Team (L) at New York Giants (W)
It’s been pretty much a whole season since Washington has seen this division rival. Washington got the best of New York the first time, but QB Daniel Jones has gelled with new WR Kenny Golladay, and RB Saquon Barkley has his annual long yard TD run. These team split their series this season, and we always seem to lose when our last game is against the New York Football Giants. Giants WIN.
FINAL REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 12-5
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