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NFL releases 2013 schedule; Redskins land five prime-time games

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The National Football League released its 2013 schedule on Thursday night.

The Redskins will play in five prime time games, according to the team's schedule.

All 32 teams have known for several months the teams that will be on their schedule. In addition to playing home and away games with each of the other teams in the NFC East, the Redskins will host the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers this season.

The Redskins will hit the road to take on the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders as well.

Washington opens its preseason schedule in early August. They'll play the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills at home, while their road preseason games include trips to Tennessee and Tampa Bay.

The 2013 NFL season opens on Thursday, Sept. 5.

See the Redskins schedule here.

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