1961 Washington Redskins season

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1961 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Bill McPeak
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
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 368 220 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 361 297 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 319 270 T-1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 279 267 W-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 295 287 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 236 380 L-4
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 174 392 W-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ As of the 2011 season