1966 Washington Redskins season

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1966 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachOtto Graham
Home fieldD.C. Stadium
Local radioWTOP
Results
Record7–7
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1966 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 35th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 30th in Washington, D.C..The Washington Redskins attempted to make Vince Lombardi their new head coach, but Lombardi refused their offer and the Redskins had to settle for Otto Graham.[1] They finished with a 7–7 record, fifth place in the eight-team Eastern Conference.

In Week Twelve, the Redskins set an NFL record for most points by one team in a regular season game, scoring 72 points against the Giants. (Incidentally, this was one point less than the all-time record, the 73 scored by Chicago in the 1940 NFL Championship Game, in which the Redskins surrendered 11 touchdowns and were shut out.)

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]


Roster[edit]

1966 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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Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 11 Cleveland Browns L 14–38 0–1 DC Stadium 48,643 Recap
2 September 18 at St. Louis Cardinals L 7–23 0–2 Busch Memorial Stadium 40,198 Recap
3 September 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 33–27 1–2 Pitt Stadium 37,505 Recap
4 October 2 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–10 2–2 DC Stadium 47,360 Recap
5 October 9 Atlanta Falcons W 33–20 3–2 DC Stadium 50,116 Recap
6 October 16 at New York Giants L 10–13 3–3 Yankee Stadium 62,865 Recap
7 October 23 St. Louis Cardinals W 26–20 4–3 DC Stadium 50,154 Recap
8 October 30 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–13 5–3 Franklin Field 60,658 Recap
9 November 6 at Baltimore Colts L 10–37 5–4 Memorial Stadium 60,238 Recap
10 November 13 Dallas Cowboys L 30–31 5–5 DC Stadium 50,927 Recap
11 November 20 at Cleveland Browns L 3–14 5–6 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 78,466 Recap
12 November 27 New York Giants W 72–41 6–6 DC Stadium 50,439 Recap
13 Bye
14 December 11 at Dallas Cowboys W 34–31 7–6 Cotton Bowl 64,198 Recap
15 December 18 Philadelphia Eagles L 28–37 7–7 DC Stadium 50,405 Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 3 1 .769 9–3–1 445 239 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 9 5 0 .643 8–5 326 340 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 9–4 403 259 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 7–5–1 264 265 L3
Washington Redskins 7 7 0 .500 7–6 351 355 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 8 1 .385 4–8–1 316 347 W2
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 2–5 204 437 L1
New York Giants 1 12 1 .077 1–11–1 263 501 L8

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

Roster[edit]

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss,p. 453, Simon & Schuster, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3