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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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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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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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Antonio Gibson To Covid List With WFT’s Season in The Balance

The Washington Football Team face the Philadelphia Eagles at Fed Ex Field on Sunday, in a must-win game. On Friday, Washington potentially lost one of the most important cogs in their offensive wheel. They had to place running back Antonio Gibson on the reserve / Covid-19 list.

To make matters worse, they had to add offensive lineman Ereck Flowers to the Covid list as well. That’s a significant hit to a running game that was likely going to see a lot of work unless Washington fell behind early.

Both Gibson and Flowers are vaccinated, and could possibly “test out” of isolation before the game.

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Playoffs Unlikely But Mathematically Still Possible For WFT

A three game losing streak and a couple of embarrassing losses in a row, would appear to have stripped the life from this 2021 WFT season.  However, the WFT are not out of it yet. There is a series of events that can transpire and get Washington into the playoffs. And it’s not that far-fetched or ridiculous either.

First and foremost, Washington have to win both of their two remaining games of course.

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Brother Of Montez Sweat Killed In Shooting In Henrico

Anthony Sweat was killed in a shooting on Tuesday evening in Henrico County. He was the 27-year-old brother of Washington defensive end Montez Sweat.

The shooting occurred just after 4pm in the 7600 block of Wistar Village Drive – a busy apartment complex.

Sweat was the lone victim in the shooting, and EMS pronounced him dead on the scene.

The Henrico Police said that despite being from Stone Mountain, Georgia, he had ties to the area.

According to a CBS 6 report, it was the 25th homicide in the county for 2021. There were only 15 in 2020.

Understandably, Montez Sweat was not at practice on Wednesday.

Ron Rivera started his Wednesday media session by offering his condolences to Sweat and his family.

“It is rough and our thoughts and prayers are with the families.”

“We try to make sure that the players understand that we’re here for them,” Rivera said. “We do have a team psychologist and she’s available, as well as not just myself but position coaches, coordinators and Malcolm Blacken, who is our director of player development. We’re there for them.”

 

NFL Legend And Hall-Of-Famer John Madden Passes Away At 85

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

The Washington Football Team (6-9) head in to their Week 17 match-up coming off of a demoralizing 56-14 thrashing from the Dallas Cowboys, and their third straight loss. The Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) beat up the New York Giants for their third straight victory – a 34-10 win at home. Washington will be looking to avenge the beat down that the Eagles gave them two weeks ago.

It is Washington’s last home game of 2021.

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Holcomb Moved To Covid-19 List; Lucas Comes Off Of It

This 2021 holiday season, is the season that just keeps on giving to the Washington Football Team. On Wednesday, Washington placed it’s most dependable defender on the Covid-19 list – Cole Holcomb.
Holcomb is the leader of the WFT defense. He calls the signals. He has played in all but thirteen defensive snaps for Washington this year. And now, he is in danger of missing the Cowboys game this week, which would be a tremendous blow to the WFT’s defense.
Holcomb has two interceptions this season, including one for a pick six against the Dallas Cowboys just two weeks ago. He leads the team with 120 tackles, and has a sack and two forced fumbles as well.
His leadership and presence would be sorely missed.

Other Roster Moves

The WFT made a few other roster moves on Wednesday.

Offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas and defensive lineman William Bradley-King were both activated from the COVID-19 reserve list

Defensive end Hercules Mata’afa was waived from the practice squad.

Washington still currently has 12 players on the COVID list – including quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

Garrett Gilbert signed with the team last week as an emergency qurterback. He played against the Eagles with just a few days of practice, and is still a possibility for the Dallas game.

Washington dropped to 6-8 on Tuesday night as a result of the 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. They can ill afford to lose again if they want to make the playoffs.

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