WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Teams has released their 2021 regular season schedule, and will open at home at FedEx Field against the Los Angeles Chargers at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.
This will be the first time since 2016 that Washington will face an AFC opponent to open up their season. Washington has played divisional foe Philadelphia in Week 1 in three of the past four years.
This will be a matchup against the reigning AP offensive rookie of the year, Justin Herbert and reigning AP defensive rookie of the year, Chase Young; it's only the fourth time ever that has happened in Week 1.
The Washington Football Team intends to reopen FedEx Field to fans at full capacity during the 2021 season. Save for a few games in 2020 where very limited fan attendance was allowed, home games were played in an empty stadium throughout the pandemic. At full capacity, FedEx can host 82,000 fans
Washington will host the New York Giants in an NFC East divisional game in week 2. This will be the first time Washington will open a season with back-to-back home games since 2016.
Here's what the The Washington Football Teams entire preseason and regular season schedule:
August 12th: at New England Patriots
TBD: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
TBD: vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 1 (September 12th) vs. San Diego Chargers
Week 2: September 16th: vs. New York Giants
Week 3: September 26th: at Buffalo Bills
Week 4: October 3rd: at Atlanta Falcons
Week 5: October 10th: vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 6: October 17th: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 7: October 24th: at Green Bay Packers
Week 8: October 31st: at Denver Broncos
Week 9: BYE WEEK
Week 10: November 14th: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 11: November 21st: at Carolina Panthers
Week 12: November 29th: vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13: December 5th: at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 14: December 12th: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 15: TBD: at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 16: December 26th: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 17: January 2nd: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 18: January 9th: at New York Giants
Washington will not play on Thanksgiving Day this year, despite playing on the holiday four of the last five seasons. Washington's Thanksgiving games stand at a 4-8 record. However, Washington's most recent Thanksgiving Day game was a 41-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.
Washington is also not part of the NFL London games. The NFL announced that this matchup will feature the New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.
The rest of the 2021 NFL schedule will be released at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN and NFL Network.
Tickets are currently on sale for WFT's week 1 game, and there are no fees on tickets until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13.