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    Washington Commanders Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Washington Commanders to get you started: 

    Established:1932
    Stadium:FedEx Field 
    Colours:Burgundy, Gold, White 
    Hall of Famers:Sonny Jurgensen, Cliff Battles, Paul Krause, Ken Houston, Sammy Baugh, Wayne Millner, John Riggins, Chris Hanburger, Sam Huff, Deacon Jones, Art Monk, Dick Stanfel, Champ Bailey, Turk Edwards, Deion Sanders, Don Shula, Darrell Green, Bill Dudley, Charley Taylor, Bobby Mitchell, Russ Grimm, Stan Jones, Bruce Smith, Dave Robinson, Jason Taylor
    Hall of Fame Coaches:George Allen, Joe Gibbs, Vince Lombardi, Bobby Beathard, Ray Flaherty, Curly Lambeau, George Preston Marshall
    Rivals:Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams
    Legends:Sammy Baugh, Darrell Green, John Riggins, Art Monk, Sean Taylor, Charley Taylor, Dexter Manley, Chris Hanburger, Russ Grimm, Joe Theismann 
    Retired Numbers:33, 49
    Conference: National Football Conference
    Division:NFC East
    Super Bowl Championships:3: 1982, 1987, 1991
    Conference Championships:5: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991

    Washington Commanders History

    After the city of Boston was awarded the rights to an NFL team, franchise founder George Preston Marshall established the Boston Braves prior to the 1932 NFL season, before changing the team name to the Redskins in 1933.

    Following the team’s fourth seasons in Massachusetts, Marshall relocated the franchise to Washington D.C. 

    The move brought about success, as the Redskins won their first NFL championship (1937) in their debut season in Washington.

    Washington defeated the Chicago Bears 28-21 in the championship game, which began a spirited rivalry between the two franchise’s. 

    The two sides faced off against each other again in the 1940 NFL championship game, with the Bears defeating the Redskins by a staggering 73-0 in what remains the biggest margin in NFL history.

    Two years later Washington recorded their first 10 win season, securing a third NFL championship game against Chicago in six seasons. 

    Despite being undefeated coming into the championship game, the Bears were defeated 14-6, as the Redskins claimed their second NFL championship.

    After a 1943 season that saw quarterback Sammy Baugh lead the league in passing, punting, and interceptions, the Redskins and Bears faced off in their fourth and final NFL championship game. 

    Chicago fittingly defeated Washington 41-21 to split the head to head results in the championship game at two each. 

    After winning the NFL Eastern division for the 6th time in 1945, the Redskins played in their last championship game prior to the AFL-NFL merger. Which resulted in a contentious 15-14 loss to the Cleveland Rams. 

    What followed this early run of success was 25 years of underwhelming performances from the Redskins, who only recorded four winning seasons between 1946 and the NFL – AFL merger in 1970.

    When the leagues merged, Washington underwent an ownership and a coaching change, which landed George Allen in the head coaching position at the beginning of the 1971 season. 

    Allen led the Redskins to a 9-4-1 record and the team’s first playoff appearance since 1945, earning himself Coach of the Year honours in his first season in charge. 

    After a first round playoff exit the following year, the Redskins dominated the 1972 season, posting a franchise record 11 wins with running back Larry Brown becoming the franchise’s first regular season MVP. 

    After claiming their first division title since 1945, the Redskins secured their first playoff victory in the Super Bowl era, defeating the Packers 16-3. 

    The following week the Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in the 1972 NFC championship game. This was the first conference championship in franchise history, and subsequently booked Washington a date in Super Bowl VII against the undefeated Miami Dolphins. 

    Miami defeated Washington 14-7 in the Super Bowl becoming the only team in NFL history to go through an entire season undefeated, a record that stands to this day. 

    The Redskins returned to the playoff in three of the next four seasons however failed to register another playoff victory with Allen as the head coach. 

    After four seasons under Jack Pardee, Joe Gibbs became the franchise’s 20th head coach at the beginning of the 1981 season, leading the Redskins back into the playoffs in his second year. 

    In a strike affected season, Gibbs and the Redskins won eight of their nine games, with placekicker Mark Mosely becoming the franchise’s second MVP. Moseley led the league converting 20/21 field goals, at a record 95.2%, and was responsible for 76 points, becoming the second placekicker to ever win the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player. Gibbs was rewarded with the NFL Coach of the Year award. 

    Following the regular season, Washington defeated the Lions, Vikings and Cowboys in the postseason to win the NFC conference for the second time, and advance to their second Super Bowl against the Miami Dolphins. 

    The Redskins got revenge against the Dolphins with a 27-10 victory to secure their first Super Bowl championship. Running back John Riggins was named the MVP of Super Bowl XVII, rushing for a then-Super Bowl record 166 yards on 38 carries.

    With the fixture returning to normal in 1983, the Redskins were set to defend their title, Gibbs claimed his second consecutive Coach of the Year award and quarterback Joe Theismann became the third MVP in franchise history, as Washington posted a 14-2 record in the regular season.

    The Redskins claimed their third NFC championship and progressed to their second consecutive Super Bowl, however were defeated 38-9 by the Raiders. 

    Gibbs continued to lead Washington to 10+ win seasons, returning them to Super Bowl success in 1987. After an 11-4 regular season, the Redskins claimed their third championship after defeating the Denver Broncos 42-10. 

    Quarterback Doug Williams was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXII after passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns. Williams was the first black quarterback to both start and win a Super Bowl.

    Four years after claiming their second title, the Redskins looked poised for a third after winning their first 11 games of the regular season to finish with a 14-2 record. For the third time in his career with Washington, Joe Gibbs was named the NFL Coach of the Year. 

    The Redskins dominated their first two playoff games, the Redskins once again claimed the NFC and progressed to Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills. 

    After scoring the first 24 points of the game, Washington had the luxury of pulling their starters from the field for the final 11 minutes, as the Redskins ran out victorious to claim their third Super Bowl title. 

    Washington quarterback Mark Rypien was named Super Bowl MVP, passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns and leading his team to a 37-24. 

    After claiming their third Super Bowl, Gibbs coached the 1992 Redskins to a 9-7 regular season, before shocking the franchise and league by retiring to pursue a career in Nascar. 

    In the following 11 seasons Washington recorded four records and only one playoff victory before Gibbs returned to coach the team in 2004. 

    In 2005 Gibbs led the Redskins to a 10-6 record and their most recent playoff victory, defeating Buccaneers 17-10 in the NFC wildcard game. 

    Washington suffered a notable tragedy when star safety Sean Taylor was murdered in his home the night after Game 11. Taylor was shot during a burglary attempt and died the following day. Taylor’s funeral was held between games 12 against Buffalo and 13 against Chicago.

    Following Gibbs’ second retirement in 2008 Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden led Washington to their 13th and 14th division titles, however neither team is yet to claim another playoff victory. 

    Following a 3-13 2019 the franchise made some notable changes. Washington hired former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, and drafted highly touted defensive end Chase Young out of Ohio State with the second pick in the NFL draft. 

    Washington also retired the Redskins name and logo. The term redskin has been defined as offensive and disparaging to Native American Culture, the team is playing the 2020 season as the Washington Football Team until a more permanent name is chosen.

    The Washington Football Team opened up their 2020 campaign with a 10 point victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, however they then dropped their next five games. Washington snapped their losing streak in Week 7, defeating the Cowboys 25-3 to enter their Week 8 bye with a 2-5 record.

    After dropping their first two games after the bye, Washington went on a four game winning streak and won 5 of their final seven games to finish the regular season with a 7-9 record.

    Given the strength of the competition (or lack there of) in the NFC East, Washington became only the third team in NFL history to win a division with a losing record and the first team in NFL history to make the playoffs after a 2–7 start.

    After returning from a life-threatening leg injury that occurred during the 2018 season, Alex Smith was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, while defensive end Chase Young was named Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    Taylor Heinicke was Washington’s third quarterback to start in the 2020 season. In their one postseason game, Heinicke did his best to lead a second half comeback, with a 352 total yard and two total touchdown performance. However, Washington’s season ended at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a 31–23 loss at home.

    Finally, after the 2021-22 season had ended for Washington, who didn’t manage to make the playoffs, their new name was revealed: the Washington Commanders. The name was met with a number of jokes from the public, but those within the club believe the name will grow on its fans, and eventually the wider public.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Washington Commanders

    If you are a fan of the Washington Commanders, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Washington Commanders have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Washington Commanders:

    Front Office

    Ron Rivera is back as the head coach to the Washington Commanders. This will be his third season as the head coach of this team and he will be looking to improve upon the lack of success they’ve had the previous two years. 

    Both of his first two seasons as the head coach of the Washington Commanders football team have resulted in losing seasons. In his career as a head coach between Washington and Carolina he has an overall record of 93-87-1.

    Offense

    Their big splash during the off-season was bringing in quarterback Carson Wentz to start for the Washington Commanders. To many it seemed like a slap in the face to the current starting quarterback Taylor Heineke after he put up some solid performances in the first two years of his career. 

    The success of their offense will mainly rely on the health of their star running back Antonio Gibson and the play of their star wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Curtis Samuel and rookie Jahan Dotson also give Carson Wentz some solid options to throw the football to. 

    Defense

    As expected the Washington Commanders defense is the best part of this football team. They don’t have many weaknesses, although they may be without defensive end Chase Young for the first couple weeks of the season after he picked up an injury in the preseason. 

    If this group could manage to tread water until Young gets back, then they have the potential to be one of the best defensive units in all of the National Football League this season. They have some game changers at every level of the ball. It was also fair to say that they might end up leading the league in sacks as their defensive front is a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.

    Washington Commanders Betting & Odds History 2022-23

    Last season the Washington Commanders finished with a record of 7-10 and they are expected to be better then they were during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Washington Commanders to win around eight of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-110), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (-110) heading into the 2022-23 season. 

    Their odds to win their division are currently (+500), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+3000) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+7000) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the longshots to bring home the title this season.

    They are currently the favorites in six of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season.  

    It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a top heavy conference like the NFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Washington Commanders being on the less successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    Washington Commanders Team FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Washington Commanders? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!

    Where do the Washington Commanders play?

    The Washington Commanders plays their home games at FedEx Field. 

    Who owns the Washington Commanders?

    Daniel Snyder York owns the Washington Commanders

    Has the Washington Commanders won a NFL Super Bowl?

    The Washington Commanders have won three Super Bowls. 

    Who is the Washington Commanders coach?

    Ron Rivera is the head coach of the Washington Commanders after signing with the team at the start of 2020. 

    Do the Washington Commanders play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Washington Commanders is playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming Washington Commanders games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Washington Commanders record?

    The Washington Commanders finished the 2021 season with a 7-10 record.

    Did the Washington Commanders win last night?

    Fans of the Washington Commanders are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Washington Commanders worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Washington Commanders is worth $4.2 billion.

    Who do the Washington Commanders play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Washington Commanders play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Washington Commanders?

    You can watch the Washington Commanders on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Washington Commanders app. 

    Will the Washington Commanders make the playoffs this year?

    Washington did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 7-10 record, third in the NFC East and tenth in the NFC.

    When do the Washington Commanders play?

    Washington Commanders fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Washington Commanders game? 

    For more details on the next Washington Commanders, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Washington Commanders finish the season?

    The Washington Commanders finished third in the NFC East and tenth in the NFC.

    How many games did the Washington Commanders win?

    The Washington Commanders won seven games in the 2021 NFL Season.