The NFL schedule is starting to become clearer as the league begins revealing matchups ahead of the full schedule release on May 12th. We now know that in Week 1, the Washington Commanders will play their first home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11th.
The home opener will be full of firsts. Washington will take the field as the Commanders for the first time. It will be the Carson Wentz’ inaugural game in a Washington uniform and it just so happens to be against his former Philadelphia Eagles Coach Doug Peterson. Also, it will be Peterson’s first game as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Commanders will open the season at home for the third-consecutive season for the first time since 2015-17. It is the 37th time Washington has opened the season at home.
The team is 18-18 in the previous 36 Week 1 home matchups. Washington opens their season against an AFC South team for the first time since 2014 when the team opened up in Houston against the Houston Texans.
The NFL knows what they are doing. It is no coincidence that fans will see Wentz vs. Peterson to start the season. Be sure to tune in.