1940 Washington Redskins season

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1940 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Ray Flaherty
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Griffith Stadium
Results
Record 9–2
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Bears) 73–0
Timeline
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< 1939 1941 >

The 1940 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 8–2–1 record from 1939. They would end the season by losing the NFL Championship to the Chicago Bears, 73–0.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers W 24–17
32,763
2 September 22, 1940 New York Giants W 21–7
34,712
3 October 6, 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers W 40–10
25,213
4 October 13, 1940 Chicago Cardinals W 28–21
33,691
5 October 20, 1940 Philadelphia Eagles W 34–17
26,083
6 October 27, 1940 at Detroit Lions W 20–14
28,090
7 November 3, 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–10
31,204
8 November 10, 1940 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 16–14
33,846
9 November 17, 1940 Chicago Bears W 7–3
35,231
10 November 24, 1940 at New York Giants L 21–7
46,439
11 December 1, 1940 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–6
25,838

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 9 2 0 .818 6–2 245 142 W1
Brooklyn Dodgers 8 3 0 .727 6–2 186 120 W4
New York Giants 6 4 1 .600 5–2–1 131 133 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 7 2 .222 1–6–1 60 178 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 10 0 .091 1–7 111 211 L1

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