Because of several other teams in their respective divisions certainly holding a leg up on the competition, not much will be expected from the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins come 2019-20. However, there is one other commonality that these two NFC franchises share, which was officially revealed to the public this past week with the NFL formally unveiling its 2019-20 regular season schedule.
Eight of the 32 NFL franchise play three straight division games at some point in the season, with two others playing four straight and one team playing five straight. Even so, only the Packers and Redskins play three consecutive division games to close out the season, which will come between Week 15 and Week 17 of the 2019-20 regular season.
Of course, this could become a blessing or a curse for each franchise, depending on where the Packers and Redskins sit in the standings toward the back end of the upcoming campaign.
For the Packers, they are currently gearing up for the team’s first season under the direction of first-year NFL head coach Matt LaFleur. Despite still having veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center, the Packers are now taking a backseat to both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North landscape.
On the other hand, the Redskins will be forced to compete with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys in 2019-20. Though the New York Giants won’t be a team that surprisingly enters the NFC East title race, the Redskins just simply do not have enough firepower to overcome the Eagles and Cowboys.