historically redskin was a neutral term. was even created by natives themselves.
george preston marshall hired/signed several native americans when he founded the team and so he obviously wasnt racist towards them (he reserved that for black people!). though he was a fan of cultural appropriation.
meanwhile there are indian reserves who name their teams redskins, indians, braves, etc.
and polls show that native americans dont mind the name and its just a very vocal minority. even a majority liked south dakota's fighting sioux but one of the sioux tribes in SD abstained from voting on the name so they were forced to change it by the NCAA.
then we have names like the fighting irish out there. and then names that glorify murderers/thieves/rapists with the raiders, bucs, vikings, whatever.
an away game against a division rival isn't exactly a gimme. especially since they have a brand new offense where it seems like they are trying to emulate chicago from last season to help out josh mccown. lavonte david in the tampa 2 will be deadly as well.
this team is basically built to beat us. have a top 5 OL and an incredibly fast offense to combat our slow defense (remember the philly game in the preaseason last year? and mike wallace constantly burning us?). their defense blows chunks though so there's that in our favor.
depends on whether or not their OL can stay healthy and gels. their defense i'm not too sold on as their older players (kiesel, hampton, harrison, woodley) are all gone now or not that great in the first place (timmons, taylor). have a lot of questions marks at WR as well outside of brown.
depends on how the offense responds to kubiak's ZBS. if the OL isn't up to snuff this should be a win because joe flacco sure ain't gonna beat us with his arm.
probably have the best offensive playcaller in the league. marshall and jeffery would probably abuse our corners. but their defense was historically bad last year. houston and fuller, along with a healthy briggs and tillman can turn that around though.
what i'm saying is that it's possible. but it's also possible we lose all of them. this is a HARD schedule. not just these five weeks, but the entire season. people thinking we're gonna get double digit wins with ease need to take off the homer shades.