1965 Washington Redskins season

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1965 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Bill McPeak
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field D.C. Stadium
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1965 Washington Redskins season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–8 record from 1964. After dropping their first five, the Redskins won two-thirds of their remaining games to finish again at 6–8, fourth in the Eastern Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 19 Cleveland Browns L 17–7 0–1
48,208
2 September 26 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–7 0–2
61,577
3 October 3 at Detroit Lions L 14–10 0–3
52,627
4 October 10 St. Louis Cardinals L 37–16 0–4
50,205
5 October 17 Baltimore Colts L 38–7 0–5
50,405
6 October 24 at St. Louis Cardinals W 24–20 1–5
32,228
7 October 31 Philadelphia Eagles W 23–21 2–5
50,301
8 November 7 at New York Giants W 23–7 3–5
62,788
9 November 14 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–14 3–6
60,444
10 November 21 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–3 4–6
25,052
11 November 28 Dallas Cowboys W 34–31 5–6
50,205
12 December 5 at Cleveland Browns L 24–16 5–7
77,765
13 December 12 New York Giants L 27–10 5–8
50,373
14 December 19 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–14 6–8
49,806

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 3 0 .786 11–1 363 325 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 0 .500 6–6 325 280 W3
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 7–5 270 338 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 6–6 257 301 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 5–7 363 359 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 9 0 .357 5–7 296 309 L6
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 12 0 .143 2–10 202 397 L7

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