Redskins-Cardinals: how to watch, TV, when, what to watch for

September 9, 2018

The Redskins make their season debut Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Here’s what you need to know:

Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

When:Sunday, Sept. 9, 4:25 p.m.


Radio:The Team 980

What to watch for: The Redskins must start fast after being 0-4 in openers under coach Jay Gruden ... Alex Smith will look to be on the same page with his receiving core, particularly Jordan Reed, Chris Thompson and Jamison Crowder all of whom did not play in the preseason ... Washington’s revamped defensive line gets a great test in facing Cardinals running back David Johnson.

Pregame reading:

#HTTR fans, are you ready for a new season? Get ready for this afternoon’s kickoff with all our recent Redskins coverage, starting with @Matthew_Paras’s profile of Alex Smith. https://t.co/Dyd9ElLkSj WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 9, 2018

Alex Smith confident he’ll connect with his new teammates today - even those he didn’t play with in the preseason, like Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson #HTTR https://t.co/gpHoRsYSYk WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 9, 2018

“Bama Boys” Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne ready to lift up #Redskins defensive line, by @Matthew_Paras #HTTR https://t.co/HZLUCmHXvf WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 9, 2018

#Redskins offense needs to gel with new faces in important places, by @Adam_Zielonka #HTTR https://t.co/uY1Wbp3tkL WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 9, 2018

#Redskins preach taking care of the football to cure season opener woes, @Matthew_Paras reports https://t.co/4MRVzMMjTQ WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 7, 2018

Columnist @thomloverro is calling them the “stealth” #Redskins. They’re on nobody’s radar entering the regular season, so they better make some hay these first two weeks, he writes: https://t.co/PMx2Wq26MN WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 7, 2018

The writers who cover the NFL are skeptical (most of them) that Alex Smith is the solution for the Redskins ... @Adam_Zielonka https://t.co/c995XLxWWk WashTimesSports (@WashTimesSports) September 6, 2018