A closer look at the Washington Redskins, who the Green Bay Packers meet this season.
A change at quarterback brings new hope to Washington Redskins fans.
NFC East champions three years ago, can the Redskins return to the playoffs in 2018? The last time they made the postseason, the Green Bay Packers ended their season in the wild-card round.
They meet again this season. Here’s a look at Washington’s offseason.
It was a disappointing 2017 season for the Redskins. They finished 7-9, good for just third place in the NFC East. It was the second year in a row they had finished third and missed out on the playoffs.
When is the game?
Green Bay visits Washington at FedExField in Week 3. The game kicks off at 12 noon CT on Sunday, Sept. 23.
The team then looked to get Smith some help on offense. They signed wide receiver Paul Richardson in free agency, then used their second-round pick on running back Derrius Guice.
In need of help along the defensive line, Washington selected nose tackle Daron Payne with the 13th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Last meeting with Packers
Nov. 20, 2016: Redskins won 42-24 at FedExField
Player to watch
Alex Smith: This one is a no-brainer. How will the three-time Pro Bowler impact the Washington offense? Will his arrival make the Redskins a better football team?
We’ll begin to find out the answer early in the season. By the time the Packers play the Redskins, they will have two games of tape to study with Smith in at quarterback.
A week earlier, the Packers will host Washington’s former quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings.
Guice might win the starting running back job this summer, and could be a big factor in the outcome of this game.
But as this will be just Smith’s third regular season game since being traded, he’s the player to watch. Washington’s season depends on this trade.