Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/19/12

The first installment of the 2012 schedule breakdown, as promised, is the Redskins. The NFL pundits came out today and said Washington has the 6th easiest schedule for 2012, but I don't see it that way. This schedule looks menacing, especially down the stretch, but it does begin with relatively winnable games. So if RG3 is able to adapt to the NFL quickly, this schedule just might work out perfectly for Washington.

This season really could go either way for the Redskins. Their defensive front 7 is up there with the best in the league, and they finally have some playmaking potential on offense, but I just can't predict success with a patchwork safety tandem and a rookie quarterback. I think the Redskins will surprise people, and they could win some games that they shouldn't, but they are another year away from competing in the NFC East.

I hope I'm wrong though, so let's look at the schedule game by game.

at New Orleans - W
The more and more I think about this game, the more I believe the Redskins are going to win it. Sure, it's against the best offense in the league in their Dome where they are virtually unbeatable. But with the ordeal that the Saints have been through this offseason, it will be so hard for them to come together, especially if the NFL starts dishing out suspensions to their defensive players. This could be the best team possible for Griffin to begin his career against, not to mention the Saints will have a very small sample size of film on RG3. Redskins 31, Saints 27

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