Terry McLaurin Redskin

Terry McLaurin and the Washington Redskins open the 2020 regular season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The National Football League released the 2020 schedule for all 32 teams Thursday night. The Washington Redskins will start the regular season Sept. 13 at home against the 2019 NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Along with playing NFC East rivals Dallas, Philadelphia and New York (Giants) twice, Washington will host Baltimore, Los Angeles (Rams), Cincinnati, Seattle and Carolina, while facing Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Francisco on the road.

"We open with Philadelphia, the defending division champs. To me, that first game will be a good measuring stick as to where we are, what we need to do to be competitive. So I'm excited about the way we start the season," Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said during an interview Thursday night with the NFL Network.

Not scheduled to play any primetime games in 2020, Washington will receive the national spotlight during a Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas.

"When you play Dallas, it's such a big traditional game. You know you will have a captive audience because you are the only game on that day in that time slot," Rivera said. "It's pretty cool for our guys to know they are going to have the national stage."

The Redskins will play seven consecutive weeks before their Week 8 bye on Nov. 1. Washington is scheduled to host Tennessee and Baltimore in the preseason, with road games at Indianapolis and Jacksonville. Exact dates and times for those games are to be determined.

Washington's 2020 regular season schedule

Sept. 13: Home vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.

Sept. 20: Away vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.

Sept. 27: Away vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.

Oct. 4: Home vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

Oct. 11: Home vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m.

Oct. 18: Away vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.

Oct. 25: Home vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m.

Nov. 8: Home vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.

Nov. 15: Away vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.

Nov. 22: Home vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.

Nov. 26: Away vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: Away vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m.

Dec. 13: Away vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m.

Dec. 20: Home vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m.

Dec. 27: Home vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.

Jan. 3: Away vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.

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