1943 Washington Redskins season

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1943 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Dutch Bergman
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Griffith Stadium
Results
Record 6–3–1
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won Eastern Divisional Playoff
(Giants, 28–0)
Lost NFL Championship
(Bears, 41–21)

The 1943 Washington Redskins were the defending NFL champions and finished the regular season at 6–3–1. They lost their last three games, including the final two to the New York Giants, and the two teams finished with identical records. Although the Giants had won both games between the teams, the rules of the time called for a tiebreaker playoff game to determine the Eastern division champion. The extra game was held at the Polo Grounds in New York City, which the underdog Redskins won, 28–0.[1]

In a rematch of the previous year's title game, the Redskins met the Chicago Bears in the NFL championship game. This game was played in Chicago at Wrigley Field on December 26, and was won by the host Bears, 41–21.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 October 10, 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers W 27–0
35,450
2 October 17, 1943 at Green Bay Packers W 33–7
23,058
3 October 24, 1943 Chicago Cardinals W 13–7
35,450
4 October 31, 1943 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 48–10
11,471
5 November 7, 1943 at Steagles T 14–14
28,893
6 November 14, 1943 Detroit Lions W 42–20
35,450
7 November 21, 1943 Chicago Bears W 21–7
35,671
8 November 28, 1943 Steagles L 27–14
35,826
9 December 5, 1943 at New York Giants L 14–10
35,826
10 December 12, 1943 New York Giants L 31–7
35,540

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 19, 1943 at New York Giants W 28–0
42,800
Championship December 26, 1943 at Chicago Bears L 41–21
34,320

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 6 3 1 .667 2–3–1 229 137 L3
New York Giants 6 3 1 .667 5–1 197 170 W4
Phil-Pitt 5 4 1 .556 3–2–1 225 230 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 8 0 .200 1–5 65 234 L2

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

Video[edit]

  • You Tube – Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins – (color, no audio) – November 14, 1943

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baugh's brilliancey nets Redskins triumph". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 20, 1943. p. 22. 
  2. ^ "Luckman restores Bears to pro grid title". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 27, 1943. p. 16.