DeSean Jackson returns to Philly in Week Three

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Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson thinks there’s going to be “something special” about the team’s two games against his former team this season and now we know when we should have our popcorn ready.

The Redskins will travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in Week Three. It will be a 1 p.m. start on FOX on September 21 and we’d expect Eagles fans to have a loud response for Jackson’s return that afternoon.

The rematch will come in Week 16 when the Eagles travel to Washington for a Saturday afternoon date that will be televised on CBS and NFL Network. That’s one of four games the Redskins will play at a time other than Sunday afternoon. They will host the Giants on the Thursday after their first meeting with the Eagles and then get a long break before hosting the Seahawks on Monday night in Week Five.

The Redskins will be on Monday night again in Week Eight when they head to Dallas for a renewal of their rivalry with the Cowboys. Those two teams will close the season, which may give Washington a good shot at the NFC East title given Dallas’ three-year streak of missing out on a division crown with a Week 17 loss.