The Redskins have played on Thanksgiving plenty of times in their lengthy history, but they'll host a Thanksgiving game for the first time in franchise history this season, per Master Tesfatsion. They will play the New York Giants on November 23rd at 8:30.
I can say for myself that I hope they schedule it for the early or late game, because otherwise they'll just have to reschedule Thanksgiving. Last season they had four.
Second of three West Coast trips, then a challenging stretch: at New Orelans, their first-ever Thanksgiving home game against the Giants, then another Thursday-nighter a week later in Dallas.
Week 13 - Washington will play on Thursday Night for the second straight week, this time against the Dallas Cowboys.
Sunday, Sept. 17 at Los Angeles Rams (FOX) 4:25 p.m. While the opponents were already known, the National Football League did not make things any easier with the schedule they assigned to the Burgundy and gold. The sidelines will feature a lot of familiar faces: Joe Barry, Aubrey Pleasant and Matt LaFleur all followed McVay to Los Angeles, and Wade Phillips chose the Rams over the Redskins' defensive coordinator opening this offseason. It comes right after the Monday night road game in Kansas City.
Last season, the Lions had two primetime games in the regular season.
This is more good news for the Redskins.
All in all, for Giants fan and Redskins fans alike, this Thursday Night game is undoubtedly something to be thankful for. Never mind chasing down the Cowboys and Giants, both playoff teams previous year; they need to stay ahead of Philadelphia. With a brutal schedule this season, here are a few highlights to look forward to as the Skins look to get back to playing January football.
Thursday, Aug. 10 at Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/CSN) 7:30 p.m.