[25] Redskins running back Larry Brown would be named the 1972 NFL's Most Valuable Player. In the opening game of the season, Griffin threw for 320 yards and two touchdown passes in a 40–32 victory over the New Orleans Saints to give the team its highest scoring game since 2005. [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. 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. Dallas led 13–0 with less than four minutes left when Brunell threw a 39-yard (36 m) touchdown pass to Moss on a fourth-down play. During this period, they went without a single winning season during the years 1956–1968. In the preseason, Kenny Albert usually does play-by-play while former Redskins players Joe Theismann and Clinton Portis respectively serve as the color analyst and sideline reporter. On September 13, 2001, the Redskins announced the establishment of the Redskins Relief Fund to help families of the victims of the attack at the Pentagon. However, they lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, 24–20. NBC Sports Washington also airs a pre- and post-game show featuring analysis and interviews. [85] Various people and groups, such as the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), considered the name a racial slur and attempted to get the team to change it for decades. 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. The McNabb era came to an abrupt end when he was traded to Minnesota in August 2011. Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament, in which eight teams from each conference were seeded 1–8 based on their regular season records. Running back Stephen Davis rushed for a then club-record 1,405 yards and quarterback Brad Johnson completed a then club-record 316 passes and threw for more than 4,000 yards in regular play that season. The Redskins routed the Denver Broncos 42–10[8] after starting the game in a 10–0 deficit, the largest come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl history, which was tied by the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. [69] Gruden finished his six-year tenure with the Redskins with a 35–49–1 regular season record with one playoff appearance. 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. [38] The Redskins won 17–10,[8] after taking an early 14–0 lead, which they thought they lost until replay showed that a touchdown, which would have tied the game, was an incomplete pass. In 2004, when Gibbs became the coach of the team once again, the team switched back to wearing white jerseys at home; in Gibbs's 16 years as head coach, the team never wore burgundy jerseys at home, even wearing a white throwback jersey in 2007. Washington wore the same combination against the Giants on the road two weeks later. The 35–34 loss knocked the 10–6 Redskins out of playoff contention. Their sole bright spot that year came on October 9, 1994, linebacker Monte Coleman played in his 206th career game with the Redskins, which broke Art Monk's team record for games played (Coleman retired at season's end with 216 games played). It was thought that the game would then go in overtime, however because of a defensive 15-yard (14 m) face mask penalty, the Redskins would get an untimed down. Yet they're still just 2-5-1 and have a tendency to play down to their competition. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may still play against the Washington Football Team on Monday, according to a recent report. It wa… Snyder later said in a 2013 interview that he was fired due to his over-controlling nature.[40]. 2021 Mock Draft: Washington fills WR, QB, and CB needs early in 7-round projection, Updated 2021 NFL draft order after Week 14, Washington jumps up to No. [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. Look, if the football is going to be bad — and in the NFC East, it always is — it might as well be weird, too. [79] Around the time of the Redskins name retirement, minority owners Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar, and Frederick W. Smith were reported to have hired an investment banking firm to help search for potential buyers for their stake in the team, worth around 40% combined. The 1991 season started with a franchise-record 11 straight victories. [127][128] In 2012, ten more players and personnel were added to the list for the team's 80th anniversary. The team has played more than 1,000 games and is one of only five in the NFL to record over 600 total wins. Garcon had 113 catches total, which broke Monk's 106 catches in 1984 by seven. [8] The most impressive feat during the season occurred on October 12, 1992, when Art Monk became the NFL's all-time leading pass receiver against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football by catching his 820th career reception. The team plays its home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, with its headquarters and training facility located in Ashburn, Virginia. His first major alteration happened on June 14, 1950, when it was announced that American Oil Company planned to televise all Redskins games, making Washington the first NFL team to have an entire season of televised games. Unlike the Hall of Stars, which honors historical greats from all sports, the Ring of Fame is limited to honoring Redskins greats. The Redskins returned to the playoffs in 1990 as a wild card team, lost in the Divisional playoffs to the 49ers, 28–10.[8]. Welcome to Washington Wire's European Union Experience. In 1969, the Redskins hired Vince Lombardi—who gained fame coaching with the Green Bay Packers—to be their new head coach. In October 2015, the Redskins had their largest comeback win in franchise history, coming back to win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–30 after being down 0–24 in the second quarter. [38] However, the Redskins finished the year with a 5–11 record, which resulted in them being last in the NFC East. The troublesome After cutting the injury-rattled Clinton Portis, the Redskins had no important offensive players left except for Santana Moss. ", which later became a rallying cry of sorts for Redskin fans before games against the Cowboys. The team lost their next three games to fall to 5–6. A few candidates are rising to the top, Ron Rivera says we're seeing 'everything come together' in Washington, Overreaction Monday: Washington could make some noise in the playoffs this year, 4 takeaways from Washington's 23-15 win over San Francisco 49ers, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. 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. The helmet and uniform styles were the same as the ones the franchise used during the 1970–71 seasons. 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. 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[65] On October 4, 2019, Colt McCoy was named the starter over Haskins and Keenum for the game against the New England Patriots. [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. [38] They finished the season with an 8–8 record[12] and Schottenheimer was fired after the final game. For the second straight season, the Redskins missed the playoffs, finishing 7–9. The Washington Football Team are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. 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. Just as the sale was about to be finalized, Marshall called for a change in terms. 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. Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann would also be named the 1983 NFL's Most Valuable Player finishing the season with a career-high in both yards passing 3,714 yds., and touchdown passes thrown, 29 Td's while throwing only 11 interceptions. [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. After allowing limited attendance for one home game, Washington has decided to play the rest of 2020 without fans at games. The Redskins have the distinction of being the only team with no players crossing the picket line. The franchise's primary colors are burgundy and gold. [160][161] London Fletcher, who played linebacker for the team from 2007 to 2013, is part of the post-game coverage as an analyst. [38] They then beat the Detroit Lions in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to the Buccaneers, 14–13. [13] His next major change came in February 1952, when he hired former Green Bay Packers coach Earl "Curly" Lambeau. The third time in 1942, where the Redskins won their second championship, 14–6. [58] Despite early success starting the season 6–3, their best start since 2008, the team finished the season 1–6 due to injuries. However, the Redskins failed to hold a 14-point lead and lost to the New York Giants 24–21. 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. During the course of the season, the Redskins raised more than $700,000. During the first half of a Week 12 game against Dallas Cowboys, Washington Football Team offensive coordinator Scott Turner ran a play that fans of the New York Giants have seen a time or two. [31] Those three victories are often credited with getting the team into the playoffs and the basis for the 2000 movie The Replacements. Pressure from major sponsors of the league and team eventually led them to retire the branding in 2020 as part of a wave of racial name changes in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Cincinnati is a team that shouldn't be overlooked as Joe Burrow and the offense are really coming into form. Were the Washington Redskins once the Duluth Eskimos? [33] On September 14, 1997, the Redskins played in their new stadium for the first time, and beat the Arizona Cardinals, 19–13 in overtime. [8][27], The 1987 season began with a 24-day players' strike, reducing the 16-game season to 15. [155][156] However, WMAL-FM still carries broadcasts of the franchise's games. [56] In contrast with the record setting offense, the team's defense had a poor season, finishing 29 out of 32 teams in total defense, which led to the firing of defensive coordinator Joe Barry, as well as three of his assistants.[57]. [12] In his first year, his team started 6–0 but then lost 8 of the last 10 games. [116] In 2018, Washington replaced the gold pants with white for the majority of their home games. 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In a game against the Houston Texans on November 18, 2018, Alex Smith suffered a compound and spiral fracture to his tibia and fibula in his right leg when he was sacked by Kareem Jackson and J. J. Watt which forced him to miss the rest of the season. Their white jerseys have provided three basic color combinations. In any normal year, the Washington Football Team would be … Gibbs' return to the franchise did not pay instant dividends as the Redskins finished the 2004 season with a record of 6–10. 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. [21][24] The move was made under unfortunate circumstances – as it turned out that Davis had leukemia, and died without ever playing a down in professional football. [38] Also, Chris Cooley's 71 receptions broke Jerry Smith's season record for a Redskins tight end. In Snyder's first season as owner, the Redskins went 10–6,[12] including a four-game winning streak early in the season,[37] and made it to the playoffs for the first time in Norv Turner's career (and the first time for the Redskins since 1992) in the final game of the season (on January 2, 2000 against the Dolphins). The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. The team finished at 7–9 and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year, with a league-high 25 players on injured reserve. [46], On January 9, 2014, the Redskins hired Jay Gruden as their head coach. [8] The one-point margin of victory came under scrutiny because of a safety that occurred early in the game. The team has played more than 1,000 games and is one of only five in the NFL to record over 600 total wins. Furthermore, Redskins RB Clinton Portis led the NFL in rushing yards. On December 22, 1996, the Redskins played their final game at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a victory over the Dallas Cowboys 37–10, and finished their tenure at the stadium with a 173–102–3 record, including 11–1 in the playoffs. However, Shanahan suddenly reversed direction by naming veteran backup Rex Grossman to the starting position. [3] In 1940, the Redskins met the Bears again in the 1940 NFL Championship Game. Pardee's tenure did not last long though, for he was fired after posting a 6–10 record in 1980. [45] The Redskins fired Shanahan and most of his staff after the season. [119] During that year they were in separate conferences, but played once during the season. The Redskins finished the 1984 season with an 11–5 record,[12] and won the NFC East for the third consecutive season. [52] Kirk Cousins, who took over as starting quarterback in the preseason, finished the season with career highs in touchdowns (29), yards (4,166), and completion percentage (69.8%). The Redskins scored 541 points in 1983, which is the sixth highest total in a season of all time. Worn with these uniforms was a plain burgundy helmet with a gold facemask. [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 have led the league in passing eight times: in 1938, 1940, 1944, 1947–48, 1967, 1974 and 1989. Then comes Thanksgiving against a Dallas team they just dismantled. For the first time in history, the federal government had attempted to desegregate a professional sports team. Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs also won his first NFL Coach of the Year Award in 1982 which was the first of his back to back NFL Coach of the Year Awards, his second coming in the 1983 NFL season. 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. [165] The connection was discovered in 2000 by Steve Hirdt, former executive vice president of the Elias Sports Bureau, while searching for discussion ideas for a game between the Redskins and Tennessee Titans. Throughout most of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Washington were just one of three other teams that primarily wore their white jerseys at home (the others being the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins). The team will play as the Washington Football Team until a permanent replacement is chosen later. After defeating the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC Championship, the Redskins went on to lose to the undefeated Miami Dolphins 14–7 in Super Bowl VII. Callahan got the Redskins first victory over the 0–4 Miami Dolphins, snapping a 7-game losing streak dating back to the previous season, which was also his first NFL win as a head coach since 2003. [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. The helmets used with this special home uniform during that year were a reproduction of the helmets used by the team from 1965 to 1969, though they wore white at home in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and again in Week 17, the latter forcing the Cowboys to use their blue jerseys. [8] The result, 73–0 in favor of the Bears, remains the worst one-sided loss in NFL history. 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. [60][61] Keenum was named the starting QB on August 25, 2019. Mike Shanahan surprised most observers by his decision to name John Beck, an obscure free agent quarterback, as the starter. [44] However, the Redskins rebounded to finish to 9–7 and clinch the final playoff spot in the NFC The games for weeks 4–6 were won with all replacement players. In 1962, Washington became the final professional American football franchise to integrate. If Marshall showed his approval of the Dallas franchise, Murchison would return the song. 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. [36] One of his first acts as team owner occurred on November 21, 1999, when he sold the naming-rights to Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to the highest bidder, FedEx, who renamed the stadium FedExField.[33]. For the 2004 season, Snyder successfully lured former coach Joe Gibbs away from NASCAR to return as head coach and team president. The Washington Redskins started the season 2–0, but then struggled to a 5–11 finish, however they managed to win both meetings over the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. [33] On November 23, 1997, they played the New York Giants and the result was a 7–7 tie, the Redskins first tie game since the 1971 season. 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. [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. [8] Riggins provided the game's signature play when, on 4th and inches, with the Redskins down 17–13, the coaches called "70 Chip", a play designed for short yardage. Novak kicked a 47-yard (43 m) field goal, giving Washington a 22–19 victory. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Washington Football Team or NFL Properties LLC. WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Team took on their neighbors, the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday for only the seventh time since the Ravens moved to Baltimore in 1996. 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. Also, in a week 14 victory against the San Diego Chargers, Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs achieved career victory no. The Redskins success in 1992 culminated in a trip to the playoffs as a wild card team, but they lost in the Divisional playoffs to the 49ers, 20–13. On January 14, 2002, Snyder hired University of Florida coach Steve Spurrier,[38] the Redskins' fifth new head coach in 10 years. In its first season in Washington … Although the need for a franchise quarterback was obvious, many journalists had doubts about the value of giving up a lot for a single player. From 1946 to 1970, Washington only posted four winning seasons and did not have a single postseason appearance. 53 active, 16 inactive, 15 practice squad, → Coaching staff The following year, the team wore an updated throwback uniform of the 1937 championship team that featured a helmet pattern based on the logo-less leather helmets worn at the time, in a game against the Carolina Panthers. Kirk Cousins had his third straight season with 4,000 passing yards while once again playing under the franchise tag. The Redskins began the 2007 season by "winning ugly" starting the season off 2–0. [120] Murchison then decided to create his own team, with the support of NFL expansion committee chairman, George Halas. 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. [33] In his will, Cooke left the Redskins to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with instructions that the foundation sell the team. [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. Telecasts of preseason games are aired on NBC Sports Washington in the Mid-Atlantic states; WRC-TV simulcasts with NBC Sports Washington in the Washington, D.C., area. [33] In what proved to be a temporary retirement, Gibbs pursued an interest in NASCAR by founding Joe Gibbs Racing. Despite an impressive defense, the team struggled offensively. It was worn on the road against other teams that like to wear white at home for games occurring early in the season. The first major move of the 2006 off-season was the hiring of Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator Al Saunders as offensive coordinator. It looks like the Washington Football Team has decided on a name for next season: The Washington Football Team. 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. On April 4, the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb in a trade from the rival Philadelphia Eagles. In the fourth quarter, Kilmer again went to Taylor, this time for a 45-yard touchdown. However, things turned for the worse in early November, when they were routed 23–6 by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Portis' injuries finally caught up to him. [113] That year, the Redskins removed the burgundy collar from their white jerseys in order to have better consistency with the new Nike uniforms that had debuted the previous season. [72] The Redskins finished the season at 3–13 with victories over the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. On the other hand, some of Gibbs' other new signings, such as cornerback Shawn Springs and linebacker Marcus Washington, did very well. [162], For 17 of the past 20 United States presidential elections, a win for the Redskins' last home game prior to Election Day coincided with the incumbent party winning re-election. Even though most players had a down year compared to 2012, Pierre Garçon had his greatest season statistically yet. 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]. The Redskins had 61 defensive turnovers in, The Redskins had only 12 defensive turnovers in. The Redskins won six straight games, including one in the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wearing that combination. It was also the last season that Cousins played for the Redskins, as he signed with the Minnesota Vikings for 2018, ending his six-year tenure with the team. Hopes were high for a repeat division title in 2013. [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. With his 199th career sack, Smith broke Reggie White's all-time NFL mark. [157] Michael retired in 2020 and was replaced by Bram Weinstein. First, the Redskins selected running back Ernie Davis of Syracuse as the first overall pick of in the 1962 NFL Draft (held December 4, 1961); Davis was the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy and the first to be the top selection in an NFL draft. Dropping back into the end zone, quarterback Baugh threw to an open receiver, but the ball hit the goal post (which at the time was on the goal line instead of at the back of the end zone) and bounced back to the ground in the end zone. Griffin would have one of his best games of his career to date, as the Redskins won 31–6 with long touchdowns to Santana Moss and Aldrick Robinson. Their burgundy jerseys were primarily used only when the opposing team decided to wear white at home, which came mostly against the Dallas Cowboys, and was normally worn over white pants. Vince Lombardi, who coached Washington in 1969 before dying during the 1970 preseason, was the inspiration behind the helmet. After starting the 1981 season 0–5, the Redskins won eight out of their next 11 games and finished the season 8–8. 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