LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2018 preseason schedule today, and the Washington Redskins’ four-game slate features their preseason debut on the road against the New England Patriots, home games against the New York Jets and Denver Broncos, as well as the team’s road finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
Three of the four games (at New England, vs. Denver and at Baltimore) will be televised locally on NBC4 and NBC Sports Washington. Specific times for these games will be determined at a later date. The team’s preseason home opener against the Jets will kick off in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
All four games can be heard on the Redskins Radio Network, including on The Team 980 and WMAL (105.9 FM/630 AM) in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Washington’s preseason opener in New England will be the 22nd all-time preseason meeting between the Redskins and Patriots. The teams last met in preseason play in 2014, when the Redskins earned a 23-6 victory against New England at FedExField.
The Redskins will make their FedExField debut a week later in a nationally televised tilt against the Jets. The Redskins have won their last three preseason matchups against the Jets, including a 22-18 victory in the teams’ most recent meeting on Aug. 19, 2016.
The following week, the Redskins and Broncos will face one another in preseason play for the first time since the Redskins earned a 20-17 victory against Denver in the 2004 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The Redskins are 5-1 against the Broncos all-time in preseason games.
The Redskins will conclude their 2018 preseason slate on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 30. The teams have met in six of the last nine preseasons. This year’s contest will mark the fifth consecutive preseason game in the series to be played in Baltimore.