1936 Boston Redskins season

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1936 Boston Redskins season
Head coach Ray Flaherty
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Fenway Park
Results
Record 7–5–0
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 21–6

The Boston Redskins finished the 1936 season with a record of seven wins and five losses and finished in first place in the Eastern Division of the National Football League. They won their final three games of the regular season to win the division title, the finale was a 14–0 shutout of the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.[1]

The Redskins hosted the 1936 NFL Championship game against the favored Green Bay Packers, the Western Division champions with a 10–1–1 record and two regular season victories over Boston.[2] The game was moved by owner George Preston Marshall from Fenway Park in Boston to the Polo Grounds in New York City to improve attendance.[3][4][5] The Packers won the title game 21–6.[6][7][8]

This was the first winning season for the Redskins, as well as their first championship game appearance. It was also the last season that the Redskins played in Boston; days after the title game, Marshall announced the move to his hometown of Washington, D.C. for the 1937 season.[5][9]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 13, 1936 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 10–0
2 September 20, 1936 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–3
3 September 27, 1936 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–3
4 October 4, 1936 New York Giants L 7–0
5 October 11, 1936 at Green Bay Packers L 31–2
6 October 18, 1936 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
7 October 25, 1936 bye
8 November 1, 1936 Chicago Cardinals W 13–10
9 November 8, 1936 Green Bay Packers L 7–3
10 November 15, 1936 Chicago Bears L 26–0
11 November 22, 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers W 30–6
12 November 29, 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates W 30–0
13 December 6, 1936 at New York Giants W 14–0

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 13, 1936 Green Bay Packers L 21–6

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Redskins 7 5 0 .583 6–2 149 110 W3
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 6 0 .500 6–1 98 187 L3
New York Giants 5 6 1 .455 3–3–1 115 163 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 1 .273 2–5–1 92 161 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 11 0 .083 1–7 51 206 L11

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston trims Giants, spears Eastern title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Universal. December 7, 1936. p. 12. 
  2. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 13, 1936). "30,000 to see Packers, Boston". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1, sports. 
  3. ^ a b "Play-off game is definitely set at Polo Grounds". Milwaukee Journal. December 7, 1936. p. 6, part 2. 
  4. ^ a b "Bays, Boston play for crown in N.Y. Sunday". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 8, 1936. p. 14. 
  5. ^ a b c McGrath, John (January 10, 2006). "Redskins history lesson". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. McClatchy News Service. p. C1. 
  6. ^ "Packers beat Boston 21-6, for pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 14, 1936. p. 11. 
  7. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 14, 1936). "Packers win pro championship; passes beat Boston, 21 to 6". Milwaukee Journal. p. 4, part 2. 
  8. ^ "Arnold Herber's arm hurls Green Bay Packers into pro championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1936. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "Capital gets Boston team". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. December 17, 1936. p. 8, part 2.