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    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
    2020 Record:7-9
    1st 2021 Draft Pick:#19 – Jamin Davis
    2021 Power Ranking:13

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    Washington Football Team 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 Washinton 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.

    Expert 2021 / 2022 Picks & Preview on Washington Football Team

    The unusually named Washington Football Team (WFT) is fresh off of a NFC East victory with a 7-9 record. Although the team still doesn’t have a proper name, they look like they could be a solid playoff contender this year. In the Wild Card games, they were within one score of the eventual champion, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They look to improve on this effort in 2021.

    Front Office

    The WFT has been a dumpster fire for many years under the poor leadership of owner Dan Synder. This franchise has been surrounded by controversy. But beyond all of this, the WFT still made the leap into the playoffs led by a stout defense.

    Cultural issues aside, head coach Ron Rivera has rapidly built a team that could go back to back and win the NFC East once again. Ron Rivera is one of the better coaches in WFT history. Rivera acts as both the head coach and de facto GM. Rivera started his career as a linebacker, winning a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears during his playing career.

    After he retired, he got an opportunity to be a coach with the Bears in 1997. Rivera showed his potential and landed his first head coaching job in 2011 with the Panthers. With the Panthers, he led a top 5 defense to the Super Bowl, which he lost to the Denver Broncos. After his relationship with the Panthers had run its course he took the arduous job of rebuilding the WTF.

    During his time as both coach and GM of the WTF, Rivera has built a team that leans heavily on a strong defense, which makes sense based on his history. This offseason, the team focused on the other side of the ball. They added Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback, Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries at wide receiver as well as drafting depth for the offensive line.

    The WFT have certainly done their best to bring this offense to the same level as their defense. Although their defense is elite, the question remains of whether or not this offense will come together under journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, or if they will falter and get over taken by one of the other talented NFC East teams.

    Offense

    The WFT offense should be better in 2021. Last year they found themselves stagnant at times finishing with the third least yards last season. Both their running and passing attack were in the bottom 10 in the league.

    The bright spot on a woeful offense last year was a surprisingly good offensive line. This unit was anchored by Charles Leno and Brandon Cherff, who led the offensive line to be one of the better lines in the league.

    The addition of depth should help this unit withstand injury and help the team run the ball better. Starting running back Antonio Gibson looked good in his rookie season last year and looks to build on his performance this season. Look out for the former wide receiver to also be utilized more in the passing game.

    The WFT wide receiving group is in the bottom half of the league but does have Terry McLaurin. McLaurin is one of the most underrated receivers in the league and the bonafide number one option in this group. This group should get significantly better with the addition of Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries.

    This year, the offense needs to make the jump to help their offense win more games. This starts with Fitzpatrick and the running game. If the quarterback play can improve and the WFT can move the ball on the ground they have a good chance to make the playoffs. Unfortunately for the WFT, it will likely take more than 7 games to win the NFC East and make the playoffs this season.

    Defense

    The WFT defense is top 5 in the league. Last season this defense was 2nd in total yards allowed, 2nd in passing yards allowed and 4th in points allowed. This stellar unit looks to get better with the addition of Wiliam Jackson III to replace Ronald Darby and Landon Collins returning from injury.

    The strength of this defense is the defensive line. This defensive line is arguably the best in the league. Led by likely future DPOY Chase Young, the unit consists of 4 first round picks in Young, Daron Payne, Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen. There is no team in the league that can say they definitely have a better line than the WFT.

    The WFT secondary also looks great. With Landon Collins returning from injury, the signing of Jackson, the WTF have a great pair of starting corners and a solid secondary, this unit should have an easy time in pass coverage as the defensive line suffocates opposing offenses.

    Although the linebacker core isn’t as strong as the rest of the defense it still does the job well, due to exceptional coaching and incredible defensive line play. This defense will once again be a top unit in the league as the young defensive line gains more experience and enters their primes.

    This defense took the stagnant offense to the playoffs a year ago and they could likely do the same in 2021. However, with the apparent improvements on offense, the WFT is positioned to make a strong push for the playoffs and a winning record.

    Washington Football Team Betting & Odds History

    Despite winning the NFC East, the Washington Football Team became only the third team in NFL history to win a division with a losing record, 7-9. 

    Although they did have a losing record, Washington had a 9-7 record against the spread in 2020. 

    Washington’s defense allowed just the second fewest total yards (304.6) and fourth fewest points (20.6) per game in the 2020 NFL season. This resulted in them posting a 5-11 over-under record when looking at total points. 

    Although they won their division last season, the Washington Football Team opened with the fifth worst odds in the league for Super Bowl LVI, +6000.

    Washington Football Team FAQ

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    Where do the Washington Football Team play?

    The Washington Football Team plays their home games at FedEx Field. 

    Who owns the Washington Football Team?

    Daniel Snyder York owns the Washington Football Team

    Has the Washington Football Team won a NFL Super Bowl?

    The Washington Football Team have won three Super Bowls. 

    Who is the Washington Football Team coach?

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

    Do the Washington Football Team play tonight?

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

    What is the Washington Football Team record?

    The Washington Football Team finished the 2020 season with a 7-9 record.

    Did the Washington Football Team win last night?

    Fans of the Washington Football Team 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 Football Team worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Washington Football Team is worth $3.4 billion.

    Who do the Washington Football Team 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 Football Team 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 Football Team?

    You can watch the Washington Football Team 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 Football Team’s app. 

    Will the Washington Football Team make the playoffs this year?

    Lucky for the Washington Football Team, they are in the worst division in the NFL, the NFC East. Washington did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 7-9 record, first in the NFC East and fourth in the NFC.

    When do the Washington Football Team play?

    Washington Football Team 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 Football Team game? 

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

    Where did the Washington Football Team finish the season?

    The Washington Football Team finished first in the NFC East and fourth in the NFC.

    How many games did the Washington Football Team win?

    The Washington Football Team won seven games in the 2020 NFL Season.