[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. The use of unofficial retired numbers drew controversy during Steve Spurrier's first year as head coach. In the first round of the playoffs, the Redskins met the Buccaneers. [41] Snyder also expanded FedExField to a league-high capacity of 91,665 seats. In 1969, the Redskins hired Vince Lombardi—who gained fame coaching with the Green Bay Packers—to be their new head coach. Full Washington Football Team schedule for the 2020 season including dates, opponents, game time and game result information. The Redskins chose well during the 1979 NFL Draft, where they drafted future stars Don Warren and Monte Coleman. Lombardi pushed for the logo, which sat inside a white circle enclosed within a burgundy circle border, with Native American feathers hanging down from the side because of its similarity to the "G" on the helmets worn by the Green Bay Packers, who he had coached during most of the 1960s. [25] Partial to seasoned veterans instead of highly touted young players, Allen's teams became known as the Over-the-Hill Gang. 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. 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. [33] They improved to 6–10 in 1995 where they were able to get a season sweep on the eventual Super Bowl XXX Champions the Dallas Cowboys. [33] The era ended on March 5, 1993, when Joe Gibbs retired after 12 years of coaching with the Redskins. Gold face masks were introduced in 1978 and remain as such to this day; previous to that they were grey. The game is perhaps best known for a moment when the stadium physically shook as a crowd chanted "We Want Dallas! [8] The result, 73–0 in favor of the Bears, remains the worst one-sided loss in NFL history. [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. [38], On January 3, 2001, the Redskins hired former Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer as head coach. [22] The Redskins' previous venue, Griffith Stadium, was owned by the Griffith family, owners of the Washington Senators, who relocated and became the Minnesota Twins in 1961. [27] The season ended next week, however, when the Redskins lost to the eventual Super Bowl XXI Champion Giants 17–0 in the NFC Championship game. Garcon had 113 catches total, which broke Monk's 106 catches in 1984 by seven. The team's fortunes continued to slide in 2009, as they finished 4–12. 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. 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. [20] Two months into the Kennedy administration on March 24, 1961, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall warned Marshall to hire black players or face federal retribution. [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. The 1989 Redskins finished with a 10–6 record but missed the playoffs. 2017 was the team's 85th season. This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 20:56. Mike Shanahan surprised most observers by his decision to name John Beck, an obscure free agent quarterback, as the starter. The Football Team attempted 31 passes for 178 yards. They also set a record by not allowing a single first down against the Giants on September 27, 1942. 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. [10] They ended the season by losing to the Cleveland Rams in the 1945 NFL Championship Game, 15–14. The last combination consists of both white jerseys and pants. 100. 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. 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]. Depth chart • Transactions The franchise then relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1937, where they have been based since. Quarterback Mark Brunell—an off-season acquisition from the Jacksonville Jaguars—struggled in his first season, and was replaced midway through the season by backup Patrick Ramsey. With 14 division titles and 24 postseason appearances, they have an overall postseason record of 23–18. The Redskins began the 2007 season by "winning ugly" starting the season off 2–0. [155][156] However, WMAL-FM still carries broadcasts of the franchise's games. [120] Around this time, Marshall had a falling out with the Redskin band director, Barnee Breeskin. 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. 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. Texas oil tycoon Clint Murchison Jr. was having a difficult time bringing an NFL team to Dallas. The Redskins kept winning and losing close games, the only exception to this a 34–3 rout of the Detroit Lions. [65] On October 4, 2019, Colt McCoy was named the starter over Haskins and Keenum for the game against the New England Patriots. 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 gold pants were used in Week 17 against the Eagles and was the last time Washington wore them. Halas decided to put the proposition of a Dallas franchise before the NFL owners, which needed to have unanimous approval in order to pass. Novak kicked a 47-yard (43 m) field goal, giving Washington a 22–19 victory. The Washington Football Team have a bye his week and play their next game at home against the New York Giants on November 8 – five days after Election Day. 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