Now that fall is here, America’s favorite sport is back! All of the capital area is hoping for a strong Redskins football season – but with the loss of talented receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, plus an NFC East division that looks competitive, their path won’t be easy
30-17 Week 1 Loss to Eagles Recap
Facing their division rival Philadelphia Eagles in the season opener at home, the Redskins lost a disappointing game with a final score of 30-17. Quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled to get the offense going, primarily due to the tremendous pressure the Eagles were able to bring: Cousins was sacked four times and seemed to be constantly scrambling to keep plays alive. On the other side of the ball, the defense gave up over 300 yards and two touchdowns to second-year Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
Notable Upcoming Home Games in the Redskins 2017 Schedule
Sunday, Sep. 24 vs. Oakland Raiders – This primetime game at home is the first of the Redskins’ five night games this season, against a Raiders team considered to be one of the top contenders to win the AFC.
Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Dallas Cowboys – This is the first time the Redskins will face their longtime rival Cowboys in 2017. Dallas won the NFC East last year with a 13-3 record and are widely considered the best team in the division.
Thursday, Nov. 23 vs. New York Giants – A late season primetime home matchup against a division rival, this game will be the last of three played on Thanksgiving Day.
What To Do Around FedEx Field
The Bud Light Party Pavilion on the stadium’s exterior plaza opens three hours before kickoff and features music, food, and other concessions. The pavilion is only open to game ticket holders. Tailgating before the game is another popular activity – it’s permitted in every parking lot at FedEx field. They’re open four hours before the kickoff of every game. Six Flags America is also located just 15 minutes from the stadium.
Finding a Hotel Near FedEx Field for the 2017 Season
If you want to make your game day experience a memorable one, choose a hotel that offers easy access to the stadium, comfortable accommodations, and competitive rates. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is a quick 20-minute drive from FedEx field – let us take care of you and your guests while you take care of rooting for the home team this year.