1984 Washington Redskins season

The 1984 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 53rd season in the National Football League. They failed to improve on their 14–2 record from 1983 and finished at 11-5. 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. The 1984 Redskins have an NFL-record 14 straight games with 3 or more sacks, having accomplished that from weeks 3 to 16.[1]

1984 Washington Redskins season
Head coachJoe Gibbs
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 23–19

Offseason

NFL Draft

Roster

1984 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

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, 27–14
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

Week 10

Playoffs

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

December 30, 1984

NFC: Chicago Bears 23, Washington Redskins 19

Standings

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

Awards and records

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

Milestones

  • Art Monk, 1st 100 Reception Season[2]
  • John Riggins, Breaks 10,000 Career Rushing Yards
  • First season sweep over the Dallas Cowboys in franchise history.

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/team_streak_finder.cgi?request=1&streak_type=games&year_min=1970&year_max=2018&game_type=R&game_num_min=0&game_num_max=99&week_num_min=0&week_num_max=99&streak_event=pass_sacked_opp&streak_event_gtlt=gt&streak_num=3&streak_event_gtlt_2=gt&streak_length=5
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440
Game information
  • Scoring
    • WAS – field goal Moseley 35 WAS 3–0
    • CHI – field goal Thomas 34 3–3
    • CHI – Dunsmore 19 pass from Payton (Thomas kick) CHI 10–3
    • CHI – Gault 75 pass from Fuller (kick failed) CHI 16–3
    • WAS – Riggins 1 run (Moseley kick) CHI 16–10
    • CHI – McKinnon 16 pass from Fuller (Thomas kick) CHI 23–10
    • WAS – Riggins 1 run (Moseley kick) CHI 23–17
    • WAS – Safety, Finzer ran out of end zone CHI 23–19
Franchise
Stadiums
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Division championships (14)
Conference championships (5)
League championships (5)
Hall of Fame players
All-time leaders
Current league affiliations
Seasons (88)

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