The National Football League isn’t changing its plans for the 2020 season.
The NFL released its full 2020 season schedule Thursday night, including the dates for all the Washington Redskins’ matchups in the upcoming season.
The league unveiled its 2020 schedule without any major changes to its timeline, even though play in every major sports league in the United States is still suspended because of uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus.
NFL preseason games are set to start in August, the regular-season opener is slated for Sept. 10, and the Super Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida.
Here is the full 2020 schedule for the Redskins:
Week 1: vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Week 2: @ Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Week 3: @ Cleveland, 1 p.m. Week 4: vs. Baltimore, 1 p.m. Week 5: vs. L.A. Rams, 1 p.m. Week 6: @ N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Week 7: vs. Dallas, 1 p.m. Week 8: Bye Week 9: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Week 10: @ Detroit, 1 p.m. Week 11: vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Week 12 (Thanksgiving): @ Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Week 13: @ Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Week 14: @ San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Week 15: vs. Seattle, 1 p.m. Week 16: vs. Carolina, 1 p.m. Week 17: @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
“We plan to start on time,” NFL League spokesperson Brian McCarthy told ESPN. “If we have to make adjustments, we will be prepared to do so based on the latest guidance from our medical experts and public health officials and current and future government regulations.”
The NFL is also moving forward with the assumption that fans will be in stadiums for the first game.
Even with Thursday’s schedule release, the NFL has been considering a number of contingency plans if it needs to adjust the schedule.
The league has put together a plan that would schedule regular-season games starting in mid-October, would include no bye weeks, and would have the Super Bowl on Feb. 28, according to multiple reports.
For the Redskins, there’s a new energy in the city with Ron Rivera replacing Jay Gruden as the head coach and Bruce Allen no longer with the team. It’s no guarantee, though, the team can improve on its 3-13 record from last season.
The Redskins are hoping quarterback Dwayne Haskins can improve on an unspectacular rookie season. But the Redskins also traded for former Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, who could compete with Haskins for the starting job.
Washington is also rebuilding defensively under Rivera. The team hopes that No. 2 overall pick Chase Young will have a big impact with his strong pass-rushing skills.
Toward the end of the season, week 16 will be highlighted by Rivera facing the Panthers, his former team.