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Redskins Release 2018 Preseason Schedule

Posted Apr 11, 2018

The Redskins will hit the road to begin the preseason schedule in New England followed by games at FedExField with the Jets and Broncos before wrapping up the schedule in Baltimore against the Ravens.

The Redskins will hit the road to begin the preseason schedule in New England followed by games at FedExField with the Jets and Broncos before wrapping up the schedule in Baltimore against the Ravens.

The Washington Redskins on Wednesday announced their four-game 2018 preseason schedule, as they’ll open up against the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., before facing both the New York Jets in a nationally televised game and Denver Broncos at FedExField in Landover, Md.

The Redskins will then conclude the preseason facing the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.  

Washington’s home preseason opener against New York will take place on Thursday, Aug. 16, and be televised on ESPN while the finale against the Ravens will take place on Thursday, Aug. 30.

All four games can be heard on the Redskins Radio Network, including on The Team 980 and WMAL (105.9 FM/630 AM) in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Below are the dates/date ranges for the Redskins’ 2018 preseason slate:

  • Aug. 9-13: at New England Patriots (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington), TBA
  • Aug. 16: vs. New York Jets (ESPN), 8 p.m.                                                                                    
  • Aug. 23-26. vs. Denver Broncos (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington), TBA
  • Aug. 30: at Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/NBC Sports Washington), TBA

The opener will be the 22nd all-time preseason meeting between the Redskins and Patriots.

The teams last met in preseason play in 2014, when the Redskins collected a 23-6 victory against New England at FedExField.

As for the Week 2 game against New York, the Redskins have won their last three preseason matchups with the Jets, including a 22-18 victory in their most recent meeting on Aug. 19, 2016.

In that contest, Washington scored a go-ahead touchdown in the final minute on an 11-play, 73-yard drive.

The Redskins are 6-4 all-time against the Jets in preseason play.

The next week, Washington will host Denver in the teams’ seventh preseason meeting.

The Redskins and Broncos last met in the preseason during the 2004 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, a meeting in which Washington would take home a 20-17 victory.

Safety Sean Taylor made his preseason debut in the game, interceptions two passes, one of which he returned for a three-yard touchdown.

The Redskins are 5-1 against the Broncos all-time in preseason action.

Finally, the Redskins will conclude the preseason against the Ravens. This will mark the fourth consecutive year that Washington has played in Baltimore in the preseason. Additionally, Washington and Baltimore have played each other in six of the last nine preseasons.  

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