- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 5, 2013

Monday, Sept. 9

vs. Philadelphia Eagles

6:55 p.m., ESPN

Quarterback Robert Griffin III will return to game action just eight months after having surgery to revise the reconstruction of the ACL and repair the lateral collateral ligament and medial meniscus in his right knee. On the Monday night stage, he must answer questions about his health and whether he can make decisions on the field to preserve it.

Sunday, Sept. 15

at Green Bay Packers

1 p.m., Fox

This game against the defending NFC North champs could have playoff seeding implications. It should be a great opportunity for the Redskins to showcase their improved pass rush. Only four teams surrendered more sacks per pass attempt last season than Green Bay. Griffin constantly mentions Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers when describing the type of passer he wants to become.

Sunday, Sept. 22

vs. Detroit Lions

1 p.m., Fox

The Lions have never won in 21 trips to Washington. They recaptured their losing ways last season (4-12) after reaching the playoffs in 2011. The Redskins must play with the lead because their offensive line isn’t suited to handle Detroit’s pass rush if they get behind.

Sunday, Sept. 29

at Oakland Raiders

4:25 p.m., Fox

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