Source: Redskins to open 2020 season at home against the Eagles

Eric Myers
NBC Sports Washington

For the second consecutive year, the Redskins will start the season against the Eagles. This season, though, the matchup will take place at FedEx Field, a source told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.

The matchup against the NFC East rivals will be coach Ron Rivera's Redskins debut, along with the first game for the rookie class headlined by No. 2 overall pick Chase Young. It's also a chance for the Redskins to break a 10-game losing streak to division opponents dating back to Oct. 28, 2018. 

In the 2019 season opener at Lincoln Financial Field, the Redskins jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half after Terry McLaurin scored on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum. But behind two touchdown catches of over 50 yards from former Redskin DeSean Jackson, the Eagles rallied back and eventually won 32-27. 

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Philadelphia followed up that victory with a 37-27 win at FedEx Field in December. Once again, the Redskins saw a lead slip away as the Eagles scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to seal a 2-0 mark against Washington in 2019 and improve to 6-0 against the Redskins since 2017. 

The full NFL schedule will be released Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. But there will be several matchups leaked leading up to the broadcast, so follow along with NBC Sports Washington for the reports.

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