1954 Washington Redskins season

The 1954 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 17th in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 6–5–1 record from 1953. The Redskins sent defensive back Don Paul to the Cleveland Browns. The Redskins acquired Paul from the Chicago Cardinals. Upon his arrival in Washington, he fell in displeasure with George Preston Marshall of the Redskins.[1]

1954 Washington Redskins season
Head coachJoe Kuharich
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record3–9
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26, 1954 at San Francisco 49ers L 41–7
32,085
2 October 2, 1954 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–7
22,492
3 October 10, 1954 New York Giants L 51–21
21,217
4 October 17, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles L 49–21
22,051
5 October 24, 1954 at New York Giants L 24–7
22,597
6 October 31, 1954 Baltimore Colts W 24–21
23,567
7 November 7, 1954 at Cleveland Browns L 62–3
25,158
8 November 14, 1954 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
19,388
9 November 21, 1954 at Chicago Cardinals L 38–16
15,619
10 November 28, 1954 at Philadelphia Eagles L 41–33
18,517
11 December 5, 1954 Cleveland Browns L 34–14
21,761
12 December 12, 1954 Chicago Cardinals W 37–20
18,107

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 336 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 7–3 284 230 W1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 7–3 293 184 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 219 263 L2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 207 432 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 183 347 L3

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

References

  1. ^ The Best Show in Football:The 1946–1955 Cleveland Browns, p.308, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6
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