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Wallpaper Wednesday: Washington’s Opponents In 2022

The 2021 season came to a close last weekend. Not even a victory over the division rival New York Giants provided much in the way of happiness or validation. A 7-10 record means another season without playoffs. Sigh.

Alas, we soldier on. And on.

The close of the regular season also means that the NFL has all the information it needs to begin figuring out the next season’s schedule. While the schedule won’t be announced until early May, Washington’s opponents were announced yesterday.

It seemed appropriate to close out the 2021 wallpapers with something satirical or spoofish… to at least attempt to frame another losing season with some humor.

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Washington Football’s Scheduled Opponents For 2022

The 2021 NFL regular season came to a close this past Sunday. Despite beating the New York Football Giants 22-7, the Washington Football Team finished a disappointing 7-10. That left them third in the NFC East, and consequently, out of the playoffs.

With the final games of all 32 teams in the books, the NFL can determine the 2022 season’s scheduled opponents.

Scheduling Formula

In 2002, the league began a scheduling formula that was designed to ensure that all teams play each other on a semi-regular, rotating basis. The schedule is determined by the following criteria:

  1. 6 Games – Home and away against its three division opponents
  2. 4 Games – Four teams from another division within same conference (on a rotating three-year cycle)
  3. 4 Games – Four teams from a division in the opposite conference (on a rotating four-year cycle)
  4. 3 Games – Two intra-conference games and one inter-conference game based on the prior year’s standings*

* – For example, a first-place team will face the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. It will additionally face one team from the other conference. The same goes for the second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference.

Formula For Washington

In line with number one of the above formula, Washington will (obviously) face the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants twice each.

As per number two, they will play the four teams from the NFC North – Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings.

As per number three, they will play the four teams from the AFC South – Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans.

And finally as per number four, the two inter-conference match-ups will be with the third place finishing San Francisco 49ers (NFC West) and the Atlanta Falcons (NFC South). The intra-conference third place match-up is with the Cleveland Browns (AFC North).

17-Game Enhanced Schedule

Under the new enhanced scheduling system, each team plays 17 regular season games. The league had used a 16-game schedule since 1978, when the league expanded from 14-games.

Last season was Washington’s first 17-game schedule, with the Buffalo Bills being added as the intra-conference first place match-up.

Washington 2022 Opponents

Washington will play nine home games and eight road games this season. All NFC teams get nine home games in 2022, after AFC teams got nine in 2021.

Home:

Atlanta Falcons | Cleveland Browns | Green Bay Packers | Minnesota Vikings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Tennessee Titans | Dallas Cowboys | Philadelphia Eagles | New York Giants

Away:

San Francisco 49ers | Chicago Bears | Detroit Lions | Houston Texans | Indianapolis Colts | Dallas Cowboys | Philadelphia Eagles | New York Giants

The scheduled dates will be announced shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft.

 

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Washington Sign Eight Players To Futures Contracts

On Monday the Washington Football Team announced that they had signed eight players to futures contracts. Washington have many holes to fill, and have started filling them before the 2021 season is even finished.

Among the eight were three wide receivers that included recent draft picks Antonio Gandy-Golden and Kelvin Harmon.

Harmon was selected in the sixth round in 2019, and had a solid rookie campaign. He caught 30 passes for 365 yards and showed real promise.

But a torn ACL railroaded his 2020 aspirations, and he has yet to see any further game time. He was cut in August, and subsequently re-signed to the practice squad in late September.

Gandy-Golden was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 draft. He was actually released at one point in 2021.

Marken Michel was the other receiver signed Monday. He was released by the Eagles in August and was not on an NFL roster in 2021.

There were also four offensive linemen on the list – Beau Benzschawel (G),  Deion Calhoun (G), Nolan Laufenburg (G), and Zack Bailey (OL).

Defensive tackle Tyler Clark was the other player signed Monday.

Other

In other housekeeping news, Washington also removed William Jackson III from the Covid-19 list.

 

 

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Clinton Portis Gets Six Months Jail Time For Fraud

Former Washington running back Clinton Portis has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for defrauding a health care benefit program for retired NFL veterans. He also received six months of home confinement.

The 40-year old plead guilty to the charges in September.

Portis was charged for filing false claims for medical equipment that he never received.

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What Are The Betting Odds For Washington’s New Name?

Earlier this week Washington announced that they would be revealing the new team name on 2-2-22. How exciting. Said almost nobody at this point, as it has dragged on far too long already.

The team did announce via Team President Jason Wright that the name would not be Red Wolves due to copyright issues. Red Wolves was considered to be the odds on favorite, and seemingly the fan-favorite as well.

So if not Red Wolves, what are the other names in play?

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Left Tackle Charles Leno Jr. Signs A Three-Year Extension

The Washington Football Team and Charles Leno agreed to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday night. Mike Garafalo of NFL network reported that it was a $37.5 million extension – making Leno the twelfth highest paid tackle in the league.

He was signed by Washington in May, when the Chicago Bears cut him in a cost-saving move.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Vintage Joe Jacoby Mobile Wallpaper

After a season ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, it seemed like a good time to run a vintage wallpaper. Perhaps if we celebrate a player of yesteryear, it will take away some of the sting of the current year.

So today’s #WallpaperWednesday celebrates the greatest player, that is not currently in the Hall Of Fame.

Mr. Joe Jacoby.

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First Look: WFT Vs Giants – Head-To-Head, Odds, And More

The Washington Football Team (6-10) head in to their Week 18 match-up with nothing to play for but pride. The same goes for their opposition – NFC East division rival New York Giants (4-12). It’s been a disappointing season for both teams.

Washington is currently on a four game slide having lost to both the Eagles and the Cowboys twice. The Giants have lost five straight.

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WFT Vs Philadelphia: Odds, How To Watch, Stream Or Listen

The Washington Football Team (6-9) are holding on to the hope that they can still grab the last spot in the playoffs. But the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) are already holding down the No. 7 seed, and have no intention of letting it go. When the two teams met less than two weeks ago, Philadelphia beat Washington convincingly 27-17.

On top of that, Washington is coming off of an embarrassing 56-14 loss to the Cowboys, and the Eagles have won five of their last six.

Can Washington fare better now that it has a “healthier” lineup?

They do have both quarterbacks back, but running back Antonio Gibson being on the Covid list is a big miss for the WFT.

What time does the game start?

Kickoff is Sunday at 1 pm from Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland.

What TV channel is the game on?

The game will be shown on FOX.

Adam Amin handles play-by-play duty, and former Hog Mark Schlereth looks after the color commentary.

Live stream

The game can be streamed on Fox Sports live and the Fox Sports app. The game can also be streamed live via FuboTV.

How to listen on the radio

Stations: The Team 980, WMAL 105.9 FM

Odds

The Eagles are 6-point favorites with the over/under at 45 points.

The Eagles opened as 3-point favorites.

 

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Happy New Year To All Washington Football Fans!

Hail to you all brothers and sisters, it’s 2022!!

Are you still bleeding that burgundy and gold?

Good. Then this post is for you.

Happy New Year!!!

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