By Harvey Hoffman
The Redskins don’t have an easy schedule this year, but they will be catching somewhat of a break coming out of their Week 8 bye.
After that week off, they will play consecutive games against the Giants, Lions and Bengals. Although this stretch is considered “easy” based on these rankings, the Redskins might not dominate this three-game span, and that’s because they’re just not expected to be very good.
Of course, even if they were to win every game during this stretch, that might not even help them, and that’s because after their Week 11 game against the Bengals, the Redskins will start a four-game stretch where they play at the Cowboys, at the Steelers, at the 49ers and at home against Seahawks.
That stretch is so difficult that it ranked among the top-five hardest stretches in the NFL this year. Unfortunately for you, you’ll have to wait until next week to find out exactly where it ranks when we release our list of the five most difficult stretches that any team will face this season. The Redskins were the only team in the NFL that landed on both our “Easiest stretch” list and our “Most difficult stretch” list.