1961 Washington Redskins season

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1961 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Bill McPeak
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field DC Stadium
Results
Record 1-12-1
Division place 7th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Washington Redskins season was the team's 30th in the National Football League. The team tried to improve on their 1-9-2 record from 1960. However, under their first-year coach Bill McPeak, their 1-12-1 performance during the season placed the Redskins in last-place in the NFL Eastern Conference. Their lone victory of the season came in the final game of the season at home against the Dallas Cowboys, 34–24. The 1961 campaign remains the worst season record in Redskins history.[1]

This season was also the first one in their new stadium, DC Stadium, later renamed RFK Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1961 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–3
43,142
2 September 24, 1961 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–7
50,108
3 October 1, 1961 New York Giants L 24–21
36,767
4 October 8, 1961 at Cleveland Browns L 31–7
46,186
5 October 15, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–0
15,072
6 October 22, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–0
28,037
7 October 29, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles L 27–24
31,066
8 November 5, 1961 at New York Giants L 53–0
56,077
9 November 12, 1961 Cleveland Browns L 17–6
28,975
10 November 19, 1961 at Dallas Cowboys T 28–28
17,500
11 November 26, 1961 Baltimore Colts L 27–6
41,062
12 December 3, 1961 at St. Louis Cardinals L 38–24
16,204
13 December 10, 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–14
21,134
14 December 17, 1961 Dallas Cowboys W 34–24
21,451

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 9–2–1 368 220 T1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 8–4 361 297 W1
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 8–3–1 319 270 T1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 7–5 279 267 W3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 5–7 295 287 L1
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 2–9–1 236 380 L4
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 1–10–1 174 392 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ As of the 2011 season