The Redskins' next regular season game won't be for another seven months, but they already know the initial difficultly for the 2018 campaign.
While we're still a month away from the new league year even beginning, the strength of schedule for all 32 teams for the 2018 NFL season has been calculated.
CBSSports.com released this year's strength of schedule rankings, with the Washington Redskins checking in with the 14th hardest schedule.
Washington's 2018 opponents finished last season with a combined 129-127 regular season record (.504).
Those regular season records for the Redskins' opponents were the following:
- Philadelphia Eagles: 13-3
- Carolina Panthers: 11-5
- New Orleans Saints: 11-5
- Atlanta Falcons: 10-6
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 10-6
- Dallas Cowboys: 9-7
- Tennessee Titans: 9-7
- Arizona Cardinals: 8-8
- Green Bay Packers: 7-9
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-11
- Houston Texans: 4-12
- Indianapolis Colts: 4-12
- New York Giants: 3-13
In total, Washington will face six playoff teams from a year ago including the Eagles twice, who, of course, upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
As far as how the schedule will be laid out on a week-to-week basis, that will be determined at a later date.