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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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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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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.

How will the last game of 2021 go? Read More

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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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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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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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Embarrassing Prime Time Performance Ends WFT’s Season Hopes

The phrase, “it was over by half-time” gets over-used a lot. However, the phrase was never more appropriate than in the Washington Football Team’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Washington were getting crushed 42-7 by half time, en route to a 56-14 drubbing on Prime Time television.

The loss moved Washington to 6-8 and out of the playoff running. That’s appropriate given their level of play the last few weeks.

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Week 16: Washington Versus Dallas Inactive Lists

The Washington Football Team’s roster has been like a yo-yo the last two weeks. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel and linebacker Jamin Davis not being able to go, are tough misses for the WFT.

Davis is a last-minute scratch because he was showing symptoms of Covid before the game.

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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays Washington Football Fans

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merrrrrrrrrry Christmas everybody.

To all those who celebrate Christmas, have a heckuva fantastic day.

May you get a Chase Young authentic jersey, an authentic helmet, two WFT snap back hats, and every wall hanging you could find with a “W” on it.

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Eagles Run All Over Covid-Decimated Washington Team

It was close for a quarter. After that, things went about as expected for a team down a combined 20-plus coaches and players due to COVID-19. The healthy Philadelphia Eagles team quite literally ran all over the Washington Football Team and came away with a 27-17 victory.

Despite Washington jumping out to a 10-point lead, they had no answer for the Eagles ground game. Running Backs Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard, along with quarterback Jalen Hurts, teamed up to gash Washington for over 200-yards rushing. In fact, it’s the seventh consecutive game that the Eagles have rushed for more than 175 yards rushing. That hasn’t happened in the NFL for more than 35 years. The 1985 Chicago Bears were the last team to do so.

Gilbert’s Guts

Garrett Gilbert made the emergency start at quarterback for Washington, and did about as much as you can ask, given the situation. For a guy that only arrived Friday morning, he put on a courageous display. Especially given that the offensive line in front of him was patchwork, and didn’t protect him all that well.

His pocket was collapsing all game long.

Gilbert finished 20 of 31 for 194 yards passing. He stood in the pocket time after time. He extended plays and gave Washington a chance despite the enormous odds.

He played with “testicular fortitude.”

Clawing Back?

Washington did make a game of it early in the fourth quarter. They were aided by a pass interference call, but put together a solid drive nevertheless. Jaret Patterson scored his first NFL touchdown, and the Football Team were within three with plenty of time remaining.

But Washington couldn’t make the defensive stand they needed to. The Eagles marched down the field on the ensuing drive, and Jalen Hurts hit Greg Ward to re-establish the 10-point lead at 27-17.

What’s Next

The loss drastically hinders Washington’s playoff aspirations. At 6-8, they are currently on the outside looking in. They would ostensibly need to win their three remaining games to have a chance of getting the Wild Card.

That’s a tall order with division-leading Dallas up next, and Washington’s line-up as decimated as it currently is.

WFT
at
Giants
New York Giants
MetLife Stadium
Jan 9, 2021
1:00pm
2021 Washington Football Team Schedule
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