1989 Washington Redskins season

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1989 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Joe Gibbs
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1989 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 7–9 record from 1988. Despite a 10–6 record, they finished third in the NFC East and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Main article: 1989 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School
3 66 Tracy Rocker Defensive tackle Auburn
4 110 Erik Affholter Wide receiver USC
5 129 Tim Smiley Defensive back Arkansas State
5 139 Lybrant Robinson Defensive end Delaware State
6 149 A.J. Johnson Defensive back Southwest Texas State
7 179 Kevin Hendrix Linebacker South Carolina
9 233 Charles Darrington Tight end Kentucky
10 263 Mark Schlereth Guard Idaho
12 316 Jimmie Johnson Tight end Howard
12 317 Joe Mickles Running back Mississippi

Regular season[edit]

In a week 14 victory against the San Diego Chargers, Joe Gibbs achieved career victory no. 100

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 11, 1989 New York Giants L 27–24 ABC 9:00et
54,160
2 September 17, 1989 Philadelphia Eagles L 42–37 CBS 1:00et
53,493
3 September 24, 1989 at Dallas Cowboys W 30–7 CBS 1:00et
63,200
4 October 1, 1989 at New Orleans Saints W 16–14 CBS 1:00et
64,358
5 October 8, 1989 Phoenix Cardinals W 30–28 CBS 4:00et
53,335
6 October 15, 1989 at New York Giants L 20–17 CBS 1:00et
76,245
7 October 22, 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 32–28 CBS 1:00et
53,862
8 October 29, 1989 at Los Angeles Raiders L 37–24 CBS 4:00et
52,781
9 November 5, 1989 Dallas Cowboys L 13–3 ESPN 8:00et
53,187
10 November 12, 1989 at Philadelphia Eagles W 10–3 CBS 1:00et
65,443
11 November 20, 1989 Denver Broncos L 14–10 ABC 9:00et
52,975
12 November 26, 1989 Chicago Bears W 38–14 CBS 4:00et
50,044
13 December 3, 1989 at Phoenix Cardinals W 29–10 CBS 4:00et
38,870
14 December 10, 1989 San Diego Chargers W 26–21 NBC 1:00et
47,693
15 December 17, 1989 at Atlanta Falcons W 31–30 CBS 4:00et
37,501
16 December 23, 1989 at Seattle Seahawks W 29–0 CBS 4:00et
60,294

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 348 252 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 342 274 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 8–4 386 308 W5
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 258 377 L6
Dallas Cowboys 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–13 204 393 L7

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]