LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2014 preseason schedule today, and the Washington Redskins’ four-game slate features their preseason debut at home against the New England Patriots, a homeMonday night game against the Cleveland Browns, a road tilt against the Baltimore Ravens and a road date with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Specific times for all games will be determined at a later date.
Three of the four games will be shown locally on NBC4 and Comcast SportsNet. The Redskins’ Week 2 game against the Browns will be televised on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. All games can also be heard on the Redskins Radio Network.
Washington will open the preseason at home against New England, marking the teams’ first preseason meeting since 2009. Washington has won six of its last seven preseason openers, including each of its last four dating back to 2010.
The Redskins will play in front of a national audience the following week when the team hosts the Cleveland Browns at FedExField on Monday Night Football. Washington is 8-2 in preseason contests against Cleveland since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Redskins have won three straight preseason games against the Browns.
The following week, Washington will make their road preseason debut when they travel north to face the Baltimore Ravens. The Redskins and Ravens met seven times in nine preseasons from 2003-11, but this year’s contest will represent the teams’ first preseason meeting after a two-year preseason series hiatus. The Redskins will be seeking their first preseason win in Baltimore since the Ravens’ inception.
The Redskins will conclude their preseason against the Buccaneers for a fourth consecutive year. Washington is 3-0 against Tampa Bay in the last three preseasons, earning a 29-24 home victory in 2011, a 30-3 home win in 2012 and a 30-12 road victory in 2013. The Redskins are 8-5 all-time against the Buccaneers in preseason play.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT (NETWORK) TIME (ET)
Aug. 7-10 vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (NBC4/Comcast SportsNet) TBA
Aug. 18 vs. CLEVELAND BROWNS (ESPN) # 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 21-24 @ Baltimore Ravens (NBC4/Comcast SportsNet) TBA
Aug. 28 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NBC4/Comcast SportsNet) TBA
Home games in BOLD
# Nationally Televised
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.