1945 Washington Redskins season

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1945 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Dudley DeGroot
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Griffith Stadium
Results
Record 8–2
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Cleveland Rams, 15–14)

The 1945 Washington Redskins season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–3–1 record from 1944. They won the Eastern division title with an 8–2 record but lost the NFL championship game to the Cleveland Rams, 15–14.

It was the Redskins' last postseason appearance for over a quarter century, until 1972.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 October 7 at Boston Yanks L 28–20 0–1
22,685
2 October 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 14–0 1–1
14,050
3 October 21 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–14 2–1
34,788
4 October 28 at New York Giants W 24–14 3–1
55,641
5 November 4 Chicago Cardinals W 24–21 4–1
35,000
6 November 11 Boston Yanks W 34–7 5–1
34,788
7 November 18 Chicago Bears W 28–21 6–1
34,788
8 November 25 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16–0 6–2
37,306
9 December 2 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–0 7–2
34,788
10 December 9 New York Giants W 17–0 8–2
34,788

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 16, 1945 at Cleveland Rams L 15–14 Municipal Stadium
32,178

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 8 2 0 .800 6–2 209 121 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 0 .700 5–2 272 133 W1
Boston Yanks 3 6 1 .333 3–2–1 123 211 L5
New York Giants 3 6 1 .333 2–4–1 179 198 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 8 0 .200 1–7 79 220 L3

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