The Redskins franchise began playing football in 1932 as the Boston Braves. The following year the nickname Redskins was adopted and in 1937 the club moved to Washington. The ‘Skins found immediate success in their new home, winning two NFL championships in 1937 and 1942. Through 1945 Washington was one of the most feared teams in the NFL, winning six division titles in 10 years. After the mid-1940s however, the Redskin franchise endured a horrendous stretch of 26 years without a playoff appearance. Washington broke the streak when they returned to the playoffs in 1971, then built on their success by reaching the Super Bowl the following season. Though moderately successful through the rest of the 1970s, it was the hiring of Joe Gibbs as head coach that pushed the Redskins over the hump. Gibbs’ Washington teams made the playoffs eight times in his 12 seasons during his first tour as head coach, winning three Super Bowls—1982, 1987 and 1991. Since the end of Gibbs’ first stint as head coach, the Redskins have made the playoffs just four times in 20 years. The Redskins have honored 44 coaches, players and officials in their Ring of Fame. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Washington Redskins tickets.
2016 Redskins Season Preview
The Washington Redskins struggled through another injury plagued season in 2014. Quarterback Robert Griffin missed most of the year, and back up Kirk Cousins also missed time with injury. Add those injuries to the inconsistent play of the Redskins defense, and the result was a 4-12 season. Much of the Redskins hopes for the 2015 season will be placed on the shoulders of Robert Griffin. If the recently maligned quarterback can play like he did his rookie year, the Redskins could quickly have one of the most dynamic attacks in the NFC. The wide receiver tandem of Pierre Garcon, and DeSean Jackson are as good as any in the NFC, and running back Alfred Morris is a big play threat out of the backfield. The biggest move that Washington made in the offseason was bringing in offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who is expected to start at right tackle. The good news for the Redskins is the NFC East is projected to be one of the weaker divisions in the NFC. The bad news is quarterbacks with a history of injury seldom return to their former selves for long. Top games on the Washington Redskins 2015 schedule include, at New England, at home against the Saints, and at Dallas to finish the season.
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Washington Redskins Football at FedEx Field Address: 1600 Fedex Way, Landover, Maryland, 20785
Washington plays its home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Holding 85,000 screaming fans, FedEx Field is the largest stadium in the NFL, built on 200 acres of land. In addition to offering a variety of clubs for fans to better enjoy their game day experience, visitors can also check out the plaques of the members of the Redskins’ Ring of Fame. TicketCity is the best place to buy tickets for all Washington Redskins football games. The Washington Redskins home bench is on the FedEx Field sideline with sections 105-138. FedEx Field parking information is covered in our Redskins event guide.
A rivalry that started in 1960, these two teams have met over 100 times. Sports Illustrated once called this rivalry the best in the NFL and one of the best in all of sports. With over 25 combined division titles and 7+ Super Bowl championships between the two teams, it is not a shock that these two teams are heated rivals.
These two teams have met over 150 times and they are only separated by 100 miles. Add in that they play each other two times a year because they both play in the NFC East and it is no wonder that this has become one of the best rivalries in the NFL. The stakes often seem to be at the highest when these two teams matchup, evident by the combined 14+ division titles.
This rivalry dates back to 1932 and has accumulated over 155 matchups since then. These two teams have combined for 15+ division titles, 6+ Super Bowl championships, and 9+ NFC championships. Both teams have left a legacy already in the NFL and it only heightens when they matchup. With both teams in the same division, this rivalry will only continue to get better as they continue to play two times a year.
Redskins in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
The Washington Redskins have established themselves as one of the best franchises in the NFL since they became the Washington Redskins in 1937. With multiple Super Bowl victories and 4+ conference championships, the Redskins will only continue to add to their legacy. Washington has made the playoffs over 20 times in their existence with that number only going to rise in the future.
Washington Redskins Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Redskins game?
Gates at FedEx Field open to the general public two hours before kickoff.
How can I buy cheap Washington Redskins tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Washington Redskins tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Redskins tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee NFC opponents, like the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Washington Redskins tickets near face value.
Where is the best place to park at FedEx Field?
The majority of parking at FedEx Field requires a parking permit. Immediately surrounding the stadium are permit parking lots of different categories. The purple parking lot which requires a purple parking permit covers the south and east sides of the stadium. To the north of the stadium, and behind the purple parking lots are orange parking lots which require an orange parking permit. Farther out on the perimeter are green parking lots which require a green parking permit. There are two cash major cash parking options in the area. The gray parking lot, which is to the northeast of FedEx Field at the intersection of Brightseat Road and Reskins Road, allows for both cash and permit parking. The 2nd cash parking option is to the southeast of the stadium at the intersection of Jericho City Drive and Arena Drive.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Washington Redskins football schedule?
The Redskins 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The Redskins plays in the NFC East, which means games against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Washington Redskins home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Redskins news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Washington Redskins team roster.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children two years old and younger do not require Washington Redskins tickets to enter FedEx Field, but must sit on a guardian’s lap for the duration of the game. It is a good idea to bring proof of your child’s age with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the stadium.
Can I buy Washington Redskins football season tickets?
Washington Redskins season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Washington Redskins season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at FedEx Field.
What’s the best way to get to FedEx Field on game day?
Head to the Metro station nearest you and make your way towards either Metro Center (for fans on the Orange and Red Lines) or L’Enfant Plaza (for fans on the Yellow and Green Lines). Transfer to the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center and then get off at the Morgan Boulevard stop. From there, head towards the newly built walkway that will take you to FedEx Field.
Where are good places to eat before a Redskins game?
FedEx Field is only a few miles from some of D.C.’s best dining options. If you want to spend pre-game at a sports bar check out Big Play Sports Grill, it is one of the best in the area. For great Mexican food try Taqueria Tres Reyes, La Fondita, or El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant. Traditional barbeque fans should visit Leon’s Barbeque or Rosebud’s BBQ, they are two of the best. If you are looking for something new try Just Jerk. JJ has unbelievable Carribbean barbeque blend and a fun atmosphere. For great pizza check out Dumm’s Pizza & Subs, Pizza Oven, or Largo Pizza. Other good places in the area are Sardi’s Pollo A La Brasa, Carolina Kitchen, and Cameron’s Seafood Market.