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Washington Redskins to Open Season on Monday Night Football

April 18th, 2013 at 1:00 PM
By Zach Powell

The Washington Redskins will open their season on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Chuck Carroll.

The rumors began to swirl around January that the NFL was feeling out Redskins' team doctors regarding Robert Griffin III's availability for the beginning of the 2013 season, with eyes of beginning the season with the up-and-coming Redskins.  
The team only had one Monday Night Football game last season, a hotly-contested 17-16 win against the New York Giants in Week 13.
Washington swept the series last season, including a lopsided 31-6 victory at FedEx Field.  However, for the first time in 16-seasons, the Eagles will be led by a new head coach, who carries a little bit of uncertainty heading in to the 2013 season.  Chip Kelly, who accepted the Philadelphia job after the firing of long-time coach Andy Reid, will bring a faster, more up-tempo style to the Eagles.  It's still unknown if his system will translate to the NFL, having lived through this same scenario back in the early part of the 2000's with Steve Spurrier as head coach. 
The rest of Washington's schedule will be released tonight at 8:00pm Eastern time on the NFL Network.
Tags: Football, Monday Night Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Washington, Washington Redskins

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