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.
Redskins will open the season at home against the Eagles, per source. NFC East battle right out of the gate in Week 1.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 7, 2020
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.
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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Source: Redskins to open 2020 season at home against the Eagles originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington