The Washington Redskins and New York Jets officially kicked off the 2018 NFL with the preseason week 2 Game Thursday. The Redskins’ first home game will be against the New York Jets at 8 p.m. the following Thursday, Aug. 16. Then they host the Denver Broncos on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., and close out the preseason in Baltimore against the Ravens at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. All preseason games will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, except for the Jets game, which will be shown on ESPN.
The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. The Redskins compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference East division. The team plays its home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland; its headquarters and training facility are at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia and the Redskins Complex in Richmond, Virginia respectively. The Redskins have played more than 1,000 games since 1932, and are one of only five franchises in the NFL to record over 600 regular season and postseason wins, reaching that mark in 2015. The Redskins have won five NFL Championships. The franchise has captured 14 NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships. The Redskins were the first team in the NFL with an official marching band, and also the first team to have a fight song, “Hail to the Redskins”
The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC.
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The reaction of many NFL fans to the preseason can be rather ho-hum. The early games in August often feature free-agent players who have little chance of seeing significant playing time in the regular season and may not even make their respective teams.
However, preseason games often turn out to be quite important for the players who are competing for the bottom positions on the roster. They get the opportunity to participate in practice and limited chances in games. One or two excellent plays along with consistent work in practice can earn a spot on the roster.
That player may see very little action in the regular season, but the importance of playing well in the preseason can earn a player a paycheck for a full season.
Nationally Televised Preseason Games
Thursday, Aug. 16: New York Jets at Washington Redskins, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)