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Previewing the Redskins 2018 Season in Alexandria

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13 Sep
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Previewing the Redskins 2018 Season in Alexandria

Now that Labor Day is behind us and summer is coming to a close, it's time for the start of one of the fall season's most popular local activities: Redskins football. Washington fans are hoping the ‘Skins can improve on their subpar 2017 season, when they finished third place in the NFC East with a 7-9 record. New quarterback Alex Smith is expected to lead the team's offense to a successful showing, while star cornerback Josh Norman anchors the defense.

 

Things are off to a good start so far, as the Redskins cruised to a 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on the road in Week 1. Here's what to expect from the rest of the season:

 

Big Games in 2018 Season for the Redskins

 

  • September 23 vs Green Bay: Taking on the Packers and dangerous QB Aaron Rodgers at home will be an early test for the Redskins defense. A win here would stir up excitement about postseason contention.
     
  • October 28 @ New York: The division rival New York Giants are expected to bounce back from their disastrous 2017 season, thanks to the addition of rookie sensation Saquon Barkley and the return of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
     
  • December 3 @ Philadelphia: On the road against the defending champions and division rival Philadelphia Eagles, a win on Monday Night Football would speak volumes.

 

Where to Watch the Redskins in Alexandria

 

If you aren't at the game, catching it in a fan-friendly environment is the next best thing. We recommend the following options:

 

  • The Brass Tap. This craft beer bar at the National Harbor offers 60 taps of popular brews, plus 15 TV screens, tasty food, and happy hour specials.
     
  • Joe Theismann's Restaurant and Bar. Opened by the Redskins legend in 1975, this Alexandria staple now caters to the upscale bar crowd - but it's still a classic place to catch the game.
     
  • Hard Times Alexandria. The founding location of this classic local chain known for its chili is also an excellent place to watch the game. Come during happy hour for great deals on drinks; stay for the hearty American food options.

 

Finding a Hotel Near Fedex Field for a Redskins 2018 Season Game

 

Traveling to the area to watch some football? You need a relaxing, peaceful place to stay without breaking the bank. Choose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir for easy access to the stadium, excellent amenities like free WiFi and breakfast, and a friendly team ready to help. There's no better place to hang your hat after a long day of rooting for the home team.

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