When the schedule was released, it was revealed that the Eagles would play the Redskins Week 1. With Robert Griffin III recovering from a torn ACL in the playoffs against Seattle, getting the Redskins Week 1 looked like it might be a major advantage for the Eagles. If RG3 could not fully recover in time for the season opener, the Eagles would instead face backup Kirk Cousins.
It appears that the Eagles will not be so fortunate, as RG3 looks like a near certainty to suit up Week 1, barring a setback, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
Getting the Redskins on the schedule Week 1 now looks like it might be a very bad thing for the Eagles if you consider Mike Shanahan’s record as a head coach in season openers: