Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 29, One day before the Redskins and Cowboys meet to decide the NFC East title.
Minute-by-Minute starts today, chat 7:30 Sunday
We will be at FedEx Field with bells on Sunday night, ready to bring you all of the action from Cowboys vs. Redskins. Tarik El-Bashir, Jen X, and yours truly will be in the press box to bring you the Redskins’ biggest game in years.
But we’re not waiting until Sunday night. Later this morning the Minute-by-Minute blog goes live, bringing you news and nuggets and answering your questions all day Saturday and Sunday leading up to the 8:20 kickoff.
The chat will crank up at 7:30. Pull up a second screen and join in and navigate the three hours on the path to the playoffs.
See you then.
Since we have a moment to breathe here, let’s take a look at what teams the Redskins will be playing in 2013. Of the 16 games, 14 are already set and have been for quite some time.
The divisional rotation has them playing the AFC West and the NFC North. Those games and the six NFC East games account for the 14 known games. They are:
Home: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Bears, Lions, Raiders, Chargers
Away: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Packers, Vikings, Broncos, Chiefs
The other two games are to be determined by how the Redskins and how the teams in the NFC West and NFC South finish. If they beat the Cowboys tomorrow they will host the NFC West champions, either the 49ers or Seahawks and travel to Atlanta. If they lose (perish the thought) they would still play San Francisco or Seattle at home (the second-place finisher) and would travel to play the Saints, Bucs, or Panthers, also depending on who finishes second in that division.
The opponents will be settled by the end of the night on Sunday; the times and dates of the games are usually announced sometime in April.
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