1984 Washington Redskins season

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1984 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Joe Gibbs
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 23–19

The 1984 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 14–2 record from 1983. Art Monk set an NFL record (since broken) for most receptions in a season. The Redskins started the season losing their first two games, but would recover to win their next five games. A mid season slump had them on the playoff bubble at 7-5. However, the Redskins would finish the season in strong fashion winning their final four games to win the NFC East with an 11-5 record. The Redskins quest for a third straight NFC Championship ended quickly as the Skins were stunned by the Chicago Bears 23-19 at RFK Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 Miami Dolphins L, 17–35
52,683
2 September 10, 1984 at San Francisco 49ers L, 31–37
59,707
3 September 16, 1984 New York Giants W, 30–14
52,997
4 September 23, 1984 at New England Patriots W, 26–10
60,503
5 September 30, 1984 Philadelphia Eagles W, 20–0
53,064
6 October 7, 1984 at Indianapolis Colts W, 35–7
60,012
7 October 14, 1984 Dallas Cowboys W, 34–14
55,431
8 October 21, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals L, 24–26
50,262
9 October 28, 1984 at New York Giants L, 13–37
76,192
10 November 5, 1984 Atlanta Falcons W, 14–27
51,301
11 November 11, 1984 Detroit Lions W, 28–14
50,212
12 November 18, 1984 at Philadelphia Eagles L, 10–16
63,117
13 November 25, 1984 Buffalo Bills W, 41–14
51,513
14 November 29, 1984 at Minnesota Vikings W, 31–17
55,017
15 December 9, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys W, 30–28
64,286
16 December 16, 1984 St. Louis Cardinals W, 29–27
54,299

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys (4-3) 7 0 0 7 14
Redskins (5-2) 7 10 10 7 34

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

  • Date: Sunday, October 14, 1984
  • Game time: 4:00pm(ET)
  • Game weather: 63 degrees, relative humidity 61%, wind 14 mph
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons (3-7) 0 7 7 0 14
Redskins (6-4) 0 14 6 7 27

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

  • Date: Monday, November 5, 1984
  • Game time: 9:00pm(ET)
  • Game weather: 60 degrees, relative humidity 81%, wind 10 mph
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: ABC
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Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins (10-5) 0 6 17 7 30
Cowboys (9-6) 7 14 0 7 28

at Texas Stadium

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Division December 30, 1984 Chicago Bears L, 19–23
55,431

December 30, 1984[edit]

NFC: Chicago Bears 23, Washington Redskins 19[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 10 13 0 23
Redskins 3 0 14 2 19

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 426 310 W4
New York Giants(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–7 299 301 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 5–3 6–6 423 345 L1
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 3–5 7–5 308 308 L2
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 2–6 3–8–1 278 320 L1

Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

  • Art Monk, NFL Receptions Leader (106)
  • John Riggins, NFL Rushing TD Leader (14, Tied)

Milestones[edit]

  • Art Monk, 1st 100 Reception Season [1]
  • John Riggins, Breaks 10,000 Career Rushing Yards
  • First season sweep over the Dallas Cowboys in franchise history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440