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    Washington Football Team Franchise Information

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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
    2019 Record: 3-13
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #2 Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
    2020 Power Ranking: 32
    Team in a Tweet: A new era beckons but might be a painful wait.

    Washington Football Team Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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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.

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Washington Football Team

    If you are a fan of the Washington Football Team, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Washington Football Tea have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Washington Football Team:

    Preview on Washington Football Team Head Coach: Ron Rivera

    Currently one of the most undesirable positions in football, Ron Rivera has been set the task of turning around 2019’s 3-13 Washington Redskins in his first season as head coach. Washington will be Rivera’s second opportunity as a head coach in the NFL, having spent nine years in charge of the Carolina Panthers.

    Rivera led the Panthers to a 79-67-1 record and four playoff appearances, both of which rank first all-time in franchise history, as well as an unsuccessful appearance in Super Bowl 50. Despite a successful stretch in Carolina, Rivera was fired midway through the 2019 season, after a 5-7 record.

    Following a 2019 that saw the Redskins put up the 27th ranked defence and the 32nd ranked offence, Rivera was signed on as the head coach in Washington, with the two-time AP NFL Coach of the Year winner, set to face off against his old franchise in week 16 of this season.

    Having hired new offensive and defensive coordinators to support him, Rivera’s impact in 2020 and beyond may be what the Redskins need to turn the struggling franchise around.

    Preview on Washington Football Team’s Offensive Weapon: Terry McLaurin

    Having played his rookie season in what was the 32nd ranked offence amongst the league, Terry McLaurin proved to be the shining light in what can only be described as a trying year for the Washington Redskins.

    Taken with the 76th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, McLaurin made an immediate impact in a lacklustre offence, bringing in 58 catches for 919 yards and seven touchdowns from his 14 games, and subsequently being named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. With rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins only starting seven matches, there wasn’t much consistency with who was throwing McLaurin the ball in 2019, only being targeted 93 times throughout the season. To put it into perspective, the number one receiver in Washington’s division, Amari Cooper was targeted 119 times for his 1189 yards, and league leader Michael Thomas was targeted 185 times for his league high 1725 yards, making McLaurin’s 919 yards from 93 targets even more impressive.

    McLaurin will come into 2020 as the Redskins number one receiver and with the help of developing teammates Steven Sims (WR) and Kelvin Harmon (WR), the Washington Redskins will be looking to improve on 2019’s 32nd ranked team offence.

    Preview on Washington Football Team’s Defensive Weapon: Chase Young

    Taken with the second pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Chase Young was the best defensive player in his draft class, and one of the most dominant college athletes in recent times.

    Coming out of Ohio State, Young was a unanimous All American, winner of multiple player of the year awards and just the ninth defensive player to be named a finalist for the Heisman trophy since 1982. Having been named team captain in 2019, Young led Ohio State to the number one ranks total defence, putting up nation leading numbers in quarterback sacks (16.5), sacks per game (1.38) and forced fumbles (six) while be ranked second in the nation for tackles-for-loss (21.5) and TFLs per game (1.8).

    Labelled as a ‘generational talent’ pre-draft, Young is the proven leader that the Redskins defence has been lacking, a ferocious, athletic pass rusher. Young is the favourite to take out the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and due to his statistical and physical dominance, he even may be a long shot chance to take out the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

    Washington Football Team Betting & Odds History

    After recording the second worst (3-13) record in the league in 2019, the Washington Football Team opened as the least favoured team in the NFL to take out Super Bowl 55 with odds of +12500. 

    Washington drifted as far as +20000 to win the Super Bowl prior to kickoff of the 2020 season as well as opening as the least favoured team to take out their respective conference (NFC: +5000) and division (NFC East: +800).

    Unlikely to add to their trophy cabinet in 2020, Washington opened with a preseason win line of five wins after only securing three victories in 2019. Despite needing to improve on last season’s efforts by two or more victories, Washington’s Over 5 wins (-120) was still favoured to the Under 5 (+100). 

    Washington’s best bet for an individual accolade is rookie defensive end, Chase Young. In his final year at Ohio State Young recorded 16.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits and 31 quarterback hurries. When the betting markets opened over a month before he was selected with the second pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Young was the short favourite to take out Defensive Rookie of the Year honours with +325 odds. Young is yet to be challenged as the favourite, shortening to odds of +205 prior week one of the 2020 season. 

    Washington Football Team FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Washington Football Team? 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 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 won their first game of the season, but have dropped the next three to sit at a 1-3 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. Despite having a 1-3 record, the Washington Football Team are just half a game behind the Philadelphia Eagles for top spot in the division and an automatic playoff berth. Winning the division will be the only way that the Washington Football Team will be able to make the playoffs, as their record won’t be good enough for a wildcard spot.

    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 last in the NFC East in the 2019 NFL season. 

    How many games did the Washington Football Team win?

    The Washington Football Team won 3 games in the 2019 NFL Season.