From 1981 through 2000, Washington wore their white jerseys over burgundy pants at home almost exclusively. The group included 2019 fourth-rounder Hakeem Butler. All of the team's championships were attained during two 10-year spans. The team has played more than 1,000 games and is one of only five in the NFL to record over 600 total wins. The Redskins also picked Sean Taylor from University of Miami during the draft in Gibbs' first season. Later in the game, Redskins defensive tackle Darryl Grant's interception which he returned for a 10-yard touchdown off one of Cowboys' backup quarterback Gary Hogeboom's passes which was tipped by Dexter Manley to score the decisive points. Full Washington Football Team schedule for the 2020 season including dates, opponents, game time and game result information. After starting the 1981 season 0–5, the Redskins won eight out of their next 11 games and finished the season 8–8. [3] In 1940, the Redskins met the Bears again in the 1940 NFL Championship Game. View the latest in Washington Football Team, NFL team news here. [9], The Redskins played in the NFL Championship one more time before a quarter-century drought that did not end until the 1972 season. Gruden would then go on to win his first game as an NFL head coach the following week against the Jacksonville Jaguars 41–10. The Redskins have led the league in punting average six times, in 1940–43, 1945, and 1958, second only to the. [27] The Redskins' first Super Bowl win, and their first NFL Championship in 40 years, was in Super Bowl XVII, where the Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27–17. The Redskins placekicker Curt Knight kicked an 18-yard field goal in the second quarter to get the scoring underway, then Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer connected with Redskins wide receiver Charley Taylor on a 15-yard touchdown pass and Washington had a 10–3 lead at halftime. The Redskins returned to the playoffs in 1990 as a wild card team, lost in the Divisional playoffs to the 49ers, 28–10.[8]. However, they lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, 24–20. At just 5.7 yards per attempt, Washington ranked 3rd lowest in this metric behind the Browns … However, the Redskins struggled to a 6–10 finish, once again 4th place in the division. The team is valued at approximately US$3.4 billion according to Forbes, making them the seventh-most valuable team in the NFL and the 14th-most valuable sports franchise globally. In 1969, the Redskins hired Vince Lombardi—who gained fame coaching with the Green Bay Packers—to be their new head coach. The 35–34 loss knocked the 10–6 Redskins out of playoff contention. Washington trailed 13–0 entering the 4th quarter to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round, but rallied to take a 14–13 lead, but Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham missed a field goal later in the game, and the Seahawks scored on the next drive and converted the two-point conversion. The Redskins won their second championship in Super Bowl XXII on January 31, 1988, in San Diego, California. [21][23], In mid-December 1961, Marshall announced that on draft day, he had traded the rights to Davis to the Cleveland Browns, who wanted Davis to join the league's leading rusher, Jim Brown, in their backfield. National Football League Players Association, Sports teams based in the Washington, D.C., area, Contemporary Native American issues in the United States, Native American mascot laws and regulations, Stereotypes of indigenous peoples of Canada and the United States, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Washington_Football_Team&oldid=994260557. In 2011, the Redskins wore the burgundy jersey and gold pants for five home games and a road game at Dallas, the burgundy jersey with white pants for three home games and a road game at Miami, the white jersey and burgundy pants for five road games, and the white jersey and gold pants for a Bills game in Toronto. → More NFL staffs. To close the game, Todd Collins threw two interceptions, each returned for a touchdown, and the Redskins fell 35–14. In celebration of the franchise's 75th anniversary, Washington wore a one-time throwback uniform for a home game against the New York Giants, based on their away uniform from 1970 to 1971. In 2002, the team celebrated the passing of 70 years since its creation as the Boston Braves in 1932, and wore a special home uniform of burgundy jersey over gold pants which roughly resembled the home uniforms used from 1969 to 1978. Snyder later said in a 2013 interview that he was fired due to his over-controlling nature.[40]. The team plays its home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, with its headquarters and training facility located in Ashburn, Virginia. [78] Due to their 3–13 record the previous season, the team had the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and selected Chase Young, a highly touted defensive end out of Ohio State. Other than these exceptions, this "Redskins Rule" has proven true since 1936 when they won and incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt won re-election, prior to the Redskins' move from Boston in 1937. [108] This combination made two further appearances the following season against the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. Washington has finished a season as league runner-up six times, losing the 1936, 1940, 1943, and 1945 title games and Super Bowls VII and XVIII. It was the Redskins' first victory at Texas Stadium since 1995. One bright spot during the season, however, occurred on December 13, 1997, when Darrell Green played in his 217th career game as a Redskin, breaking Monte Coleman's record for games played.[33]. [111][112] In 2013, a newly implemented NFL rule stated that teams could not wear alternate helmets (thus limiting them to one helmet) on account of player safety. [19] Lombardi led the team to a 7–5–2 record,[12] their best since 1955, but died of cancer on the eve of the 1970 season. Due to Alex Smith's injury, the Redskins acquired Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos in the offseason, and drafted Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Redskins struggled to a 3–6 start, but in Week 11, the Redskins would host the struggling Philadelphia Eagles. Since their last Super Bowl victory following the end of the 1991 season, they have only won the NFC East three times with just nine seasons with a winning record. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Washington Football Team or NFL Properties LLC. [19] Assistant coach Bill Austin was the interim head coach in 1970, and Washington finished at 6–8.[12]. Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith entered an NFL game Sunday for the first time since suffering a life-threatening leg injury almost two years ago. The latest news, video, standings, scores and schedule information for the Washington Football Team [119] During that year they were in separate conferences, but played once during the season. Davis was traded for veteran running back Bobby Mitchell (who became a wide receiver in Washington) and 1962 first-round draft choice Leroy Jackson of Western Illinois. The white jersey over burgundy pants look reappeared in a home game against the Carolina Panthers later in 2006. During his tenure, he helped draft future stars: wide receiver Charley Taylor, tight end Jerry Smith, safety Paul Krause, center Len Hauss, and linebacker Chris Hanburger. To round out the change, Marshall hired William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz, who claimed to be part Sioux,[4][5] as the team's head coach. This marked the first time since 1951 that the top two scorers in a season played on the same team. [38] They then fell into a slump, losing six of the next eight games which included three straight losses in November,[42] and their playoff chances looked bleak. 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[125] The following is a list of members:[126], In honor of the Redskins' 70th anniversary in 2002, a panel selected the 70 Greatest Redskins to honor the players and coaches who were significant on-field contributors to the Redskins five championships. His completion percentage led the league, while his 29 touchdowns tied him for second on the franchise single-season list. [114], Between 2014 and 2016, the team wore the gold pants with their standard uniforms, although the burgundy pants returned as part of the team's away uniform later in 2016. By: KDKA-TV News Staff. [86][87] Supporters of the name countered both the dictionary definition of the term and the testimony of Native Americans by asserting that their use of the name was intended respectfully, and referred only to the football team and its history. [120] Murchison then decided to create his own team, with the support of NFL expansion committee chairman, George Halas. [13] But, after two seasons, Marshall fired Lambeau following the Redskins loss in their exhibition opener to the Los Angeles Rams and hired Joe Kuharich. [11], The team's early success endeared it to the fans of Washington, D.C. The final score was Washington 26, Dallas 3. Then in the offseason, Redskins majority owner Jack Kent Cooke moved from Los Angeles to Virginia and took over the team's day-by-day operations from Edward Bennett Williams.[18]. Mitchell led the league with 11 touchdowns, and caught 72 passes and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Owner Marshall was so mad at the outcome that he became a major force in passing the following major rule change after the season: A forward pass that strikes the goal posts is automatically ruled incomplete. Worn with these uniforms was a plain burgundy helmet with a gold facemask. [33] Also during the season, "The Hogs",[33] under the coaching of Redskins offensive line coach Joe Bugel, allowed a league low and franchise record nine sacks – the third lowest total in NFL history. After allowing limited attendance for one home game, Washington has decided to play the rest of 2020 without fans at games. Today we enter the top-ten. Concurrently, WMAL was to be re-launched as an ESPN Radio affiliate, WSBN. [70] Dwyane Haskins would later start against the Buffalo Bills when Case Keenum was injured. Trending news, game recaps, highlights, player information, rumors, videos and more from FOX Sports. [38] Also, Chris Cooley's 71 receptions broke Jerry Smith's season record for a Redskins tight end. Sean Taylor picked up the ball and ran 30 yards (27 m), breaking tackles along the way. [28] In the NFC Championship Game against them at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley knocked Cowboys' quarterback Danny White out for the rest of the game and sent him into the locker room shortly before halftime. Though it originally was thought the “Washington Football Team” would be … The Washington Football Team won’t allow fans into FedEx Field for the remainder of 2020. [26] That season, the Redskins made the playoffs for the first time since 1945 with a 9–4–1 mark[12] with Redskins first year head coach George Allen winning the 1971 NFL Coach of the Year Award, the second of his career, winning his first Coach of the Year Award in 1967 as the head coach of the Rams. [122] Quarterbacks Danny Wuerffel and Shane Matthews first wore 7 and 9 respectively during training camp. His employment came with a promise of decreased intervention in football operations from Snyder. Halas decided to put the proposition of a Dallas franchise before the NFL owners, which needed to have unanimous approval in order to pass. The Redskins have led the league in average kickoff return yards eight times, in 1942, 1947, 1962–63, 1973–74, 1981, and 1995, more than any other team. The 1986 offseason's major highlight occurred during the 1986 NFL Draft, when the Redskins picked up future Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien in the sixth round, also the Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley set a franchise single season record when he recorded 18.5 sacks while earning 1st Team All-Pro honors and being selected to the Pro bowl. [27] The Redskins finished 3rd in the NFC East behind the Cowboys and missed the wild card to the Giants by virtue of tiebreakers. In time, Mitchell would be joined by other black players like receiver Charley Taylor, running back Larry Brown, defensive back Brig Owens, and guard John Nisby from the Pittsburgh Steelers.[21]. After the Super Bowl, the Redskins set another franchise record by sending eight players to the Pro Bowl. They finished with a 7–9 record, their first losing season in four years. This game is more famous for the stellar performance by quarterback Doug Williams who passed for four touchdowns in the second quarter en route to becoming the first black quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory while also winning the games Super Bowl MVP award. [44] However, the Redskins rebounded to finish to 9–7 and clinch the final playoff spot in the NFC The team issued a statement announcing its decision. Depth chart • Transactions [8] The Redskins reached the NFC Championship Game, and in a much anticipated match-up against the archrival Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins would not disappoint. [65] On October 4, 2019, Colt McCoy was named the starter over Haskins and Keenum for the game against the New England Patriots. In 2012, the Redskins traded several high draft picks to the St. Louis Rams in order to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Cincinnati is a team that shouldn't be overlooked as Joe Burrow and the offense are really coming into form. [38] After two mediocre years, Spurrier resigned after the 2003 season with three years left on his contract. Sunday’s Week 9 action included an NFC East matchup between the second-place Washington Football Team (sitting pretty at 2-5) and the last-place New York Giants (not too … The helmet was gold-colored with a burgundy "R" logo. [109][110] Against the Tennessee Titans later that season, the team matched the gold pants with the usual white jerseys for the first time. [12] A bittersweet moment during the season occurred on December 29, when Darrell Green concluded his 20th and final season as the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 20–14 at FedExField. The Redskins continued to win ugly and lose ugly to be 5–3 at the halfway mark. The Redskins managed to upset the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, but were eliminated from playoff contention. Graham coached the Redskins for three seasons, but whatever magic he had as an NFL player disappeared on the sidelines as the team recorded a mark of 17–22–3 during that time period. Gruden and the Redskins struggled throughout the season, having three different quarterbacks start games, amounting to a 4–12 record. With his 199th career sack, Smith broke Reggie White's all-time NFL mark. Tied 19–19, Troy Vincent blocked a last-second field goal attempt by Dallas that would have given them the win. The 2008 season started well, as the Redskins started the season 6–2. They would finish 1997 8–7–1 and would miss the playoffs for a fifth season in a row. The team lost their next three games to fall to 5–6. As a result, Washington wore its 1937 throwbacks with the logo removed from the regular helmet in a game versus the San Diego Chargers. [27] Then during the regular-season finale on December 17, 1983, Moseley set an NFL scoring record with 161 points while Riggins' total of 144 points was second. It wa… [47] Gruden lost his first regular season game as an NFL coach against the Houston Texans 17–6 with the Texans defense controlling the Washington offense for the majority of the game. The most distinctive feature of both colors of the jersey was the patches worn on both sleeves, which were a reproduction of the patches worn on the full-length sleeves of the 1937 jerseys. [13] In 1955, Kuharich led the Redskins to their first winning season in ten years and was named both Sporting News Coach of the Year and UPI NFL Coach of the Year. The pants were gold, with one white stripe bordered by a burgundy stripe on each side, running down each side. However, Shanahan suddenly reversed direction by naming veteran backup Rex Grossman to the starting position. In January 1983, during the second round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, John Riggins rushed for a Redskins playoff record 185 yards, leading Washington to a 21–7 win. [32] Rookie running back Timmy Smith had a great performance as well, running for a Super Bowl record 204 yards (187 m).[32]. That means the … [8] On November 18, 1985, while playing against the Giants, Theismann broke his leg during a sack by Lawrence Taylor. [12] Petitbon was fired at the end of the season and on February 2, 1994, Norv Turner was hired as head coach after being the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. [54] DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, Jamison Crowder, Robert Kelley, Chris Thompson, Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, and Matt Jones all finished the season with at least 500 yards from scrimmage, tying the 2011 New Orleans Saints for the most in a single season in NFL history. The Redskins again made the playoffs in 1973, 1974, and 1976, only to lose all three times in the first round. During the offseason, the Redskins traded for quarterback Alex Smith to replace Kirk Cousins as he left for the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. The compound fracture forced him to retire after a 12-year career, during which he became the Redskins' all-time leader in pass attempts and completions. Knight added three more field goals that period and The Over-The-Hill-Gang defense allowed only a second-quarter field goal. The franchise's flagship station is WTEM, by virtue of previously being owned by Red Zebra Broadcasting, a group co-owned with the team by Snyder. The Redskins finished the 1984 season with an 11–5 record,[12] and won the NFC East for the third consecutive season. [91][92][93] Around the same time, several retail companies began removing Redskins merchandise from their stores. 53 active, 16 inactive, 15 practice squad, → Coaching staff The Football Team attempted 31 passes for 178 yards. [51] The division title was their third since Snyder took over ownership of the team, and was the first since the 1999 season to be clinched before Week 17. The Washington Football Team worked out seven players earlier today, four of whom were wide receivers. [27] They dominated the NFL with a 14-win season which included scoring a then NFL record 541 points,[30] many of which came from Riggins, who scored 24 touchdowns. Marshall died on August 9, 1969,[15] and Edward Bennett Williams, a minority stockholder who was a Washington local and attorney, was chosen to run the franchise while the majority stockholder, Jack Kent Cooke, lived on the West Coast in Los Angeles and ran his basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers. [157] Michael retired in 2020 and was replaced by Bram Weinstein. [33] The era ended on March 5, 1993, when Joe Gibbs retired after 12 years of coaching with the Redskins. The second period lasted between 1982 and 1991 where they appeared in the postseason seven times, captured four Conference titles, and won three Super Bowls in four appearances. [98][99] As a team rebranding process usually takes over a year, the team will be playing as the Washington Football Team until a more permanent name is chosen.[100][101][102]. Washington led 34–28 with time running out, but quarterback Roger Staubach then led the Cowboys in a fourth-quarter comeback with two touchdown passes. However, the Redskins failed to hold a 14-point lead and lost to the New York Giants 24–21. It looks like the Washington Football Team has decided on a name for next season: The Washington Football Team. The games for weeks 4–6 were won with all replacement players. John Riggins rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries and the Redskins went on to defeat the Cowboys' by a score of 31–17. 29 members possess one Super Bowl ring and 26 have more than one. In any normal year, the Washington Football Team would be … [12] He did, however, draft Art Monk in the first-round. [54], Despite the numerous records set, the Redskins missed the playoffs, losing 19–10 in a "win and in" situation against the New York Giants in the final week of the season. In Week 1, Grossman threw for 305 yards and two touchdown passes as the Redskins crushed the Giants 28–14, ending a six-game losing streak against that team. The Redskins' nine sacks allowed in 1991 are the third fewest allowed in a season. The last combination consists of both white jerseys and pants. Novak kicked a 47-yard (43 m) field goal, giving Washington a 22–19 victory. [38] The 2001 season began with a loss to the San Diego Chargers, 30–3, two days before the September 11, 2001, attacks. The 2005 season started with three wins,[42] including win on September 19 against the Dallas Cowboys. [21] Washington also took fullback Ron Hatcher of Michigan State in the eighth round (99th overall), who became the first black player to sign a contract with the team. The 1991 Redskins offense also dominated under the brilliant coaching of offensive minded head football coach Joe Gibbs scoring 485 points which was the most by any team in the 1991 NFL season. [16] He also helped pull off two important trades, gaining quarterback Sonny Jurgensen from the Philadelphia Eagles and linebacker Sam Huff from the New York Giants.[17]. [38] They then beat the Detroit Lions in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to the Buccaneers, 14–13. The helmet and uniform styles were the same as the ones the franchise used during the 1970–71 seasons. [38] The Redskins clinched their first playoff berth since 1999. After winning only three of the first nine games,[43] Gibbs benched quarterback Brunell for former first-round draft pick Jason Campbell. [160][161] London Fletcher, who played linebacker for the team from 2007 to 2013, is part of the post-game coverage as an analyst. The Washington Football Team has officially signed backup OT David Steinmetz to the active roster on Saturday, bringing him up from the practice squad and giving them depth at the position and a security blanket should any of their top players go down with an injury. [124], When the team left RFK Stadium in 1996, the signs commemorating the Washington Hall of Stars were left behind and the team began a new tradition of honoring Redskins greats via the "Ring of Fame", a set of signs on the upper level facade at FedExField. The 1998 season started with a seven-game losing streak,[35] and the Redskins finished with a 6–10 record. However, after 1945, the Redskins began a slow decline that they did not end until a playoff appearance in the 1971 season. Washington's former Redskins name and logo drew controversy over its history, with many criticizing it as offensive to Native Americans. In the second quarter of a 41-16 Thanksgiving Day win, the Washington Football Team dialed up a fun trick play against the … The resulting sports talk furor led to them switching to 17 and 6. [12] In his first year, his team started 6–0 but then lost 8 of the last 10 games. One of the most impressive performances came from Baugh, who had a completion percentage of .703. [33] The 1996 season saw Washington post their first winning record in 4 years by finishing 9–7. [citation needed] Following the team's name change in 2020, their new logo was a simple "W" taken from the redesigned Washington wordmark while the helmet logo and striping were replaced with the player's jersey number in gold.[117]. 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