Washington closes 2021 season with five straight NFC East games

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It has been nearly 20 years since the NFC East has been won by the same team in consecutive years and it is the Washington Football Team’s chance to change that in 2021.

If they do, it will likely be because they finish strong. Washington plays the Giants at home on Thursday night in Week 2 and then they will play 10 opponents from outside of the division over the next 11 weeks.

Once that stretch is done, Washington will close out the season with five straight divisional opponents. They host the Cowboys in Week 14, travel to Philly in Week 15, face the Cowboys on the road in Week 16, return home for another matchup with the Eagles, and then travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants in Week 18.

The Eagles have divisional opponents in their last four games and backloading the divisional schedule makes it look like a good bet that the NFC East race isn’t going to be decided early unless someone piles up a ton of wins heading into December.

14 responses to “Washington closes 2021 season with five straight NFC East games

  1. Washington is a lock to win the division — they have the best defense, best coach, second best quarterback, best offensive line, and best receiving corps.

  2. I never would’ve imagined saying this, but I think Washington will decisively take the division this season. As an Eagles fan, it brings me great pain to say that.

  3. Talk about trying to run a team through a grinder , division games are generally the tougher opponents no matter what their record is … this is complete garbage …

  4. Defense wins championships in the winter months and no team has a better defense than Washington.

  5. I’m a die hard ex REDSKINS now FT fan – I can see them LOSING 8 of their first 11 – no way in HELL are the WFT winning this division – FIRST 11 games include Chargers Bills Saints Cheifs Packers Bucs Seahawkes (7 in first 11 games) then we have to beat ALL of Giants Falcons Broncos Panthers – and that wont happen.
    = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    Anything beginning with an optimistic 4 & 7 start could EASILY get to a 3&8 or 2&9 – WFT is ALWAYS GARBAGE after an average previous season

  6. As it stands, all 4 teams are total wild cards. 1 will be in the playoffs, that’s the only given.

    PS: I’d mortgage the draft world for Rodgers (no Sweat or other D players). They haven’t won squat since Snyder and their D is plenty good enough to keep Rodgers on the field.

  7. As a WFT fan, I’m cautiously optimistic about this coming season. The defense is not yet “elite.” They need to be better against the run in key situations.

    And while their offense has improved on paper, I’ll wait until they actually play games to be really excited.

    Finally, last season was nice. However, it was not some dramatic improvement. The WFT has been between 9-7 and 7-9 every season for the past six years except for 2019. So to me, 2019 was the outlier. That means even though they won the division in 2020, they did not make some dramatic leap. I need to see that before I can say they’ve turned the proverbial corner.

  8. “tele1 says:
    May 13, 2021 at 9:39 am
    I’m a die hard ex REDSKINS now FT fan – I can see them LOSING 8 of their first 11 – no way in HELL are the WFT winning this division – FIRST 11 games include Chargers Bills Saints Cheifs Packers Bucs Seahawkes (7 in first 11 games) then we have to beat ALL of Giants Falcons Broncos Panthers – and that wont happen.”

    Dude, the Chargers, Saints ( without Brees ), Packers ( without Rogers ) are all games the WFT will likely be favored in, and I would not rule them out against the Bills or Seahawks.

  9. It pains me to say this, but I think the Cowpokes are going to surprise a few people this year.

  10. would not be shocked if they are this years sink the season for top pick…
    them or texans!

  11. Imagine thinking Washington has a better WR Corp than the Cowboys….

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