1936 Boston Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachRay Flaherty
Home fieldFenway Park
Results
Record7–5
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (vs. Packers) 6–21

The 1936 Boston Redskins season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Football League. The team finished with a record of seven wins and five losses and finished in first place in the Eastern Division of the National Football League. They won their final three games of the regular season to win the division title, the finale was a 14–0 shutout of the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.[1]

The Redskins hosted the 1936 NFL Championship game against the favored Green Bay Packers, the Western Division champions with a 10–1–1 record and two regular season victories over Boston.[2] The game was moved by owner George Preston Marshall from Fenway Park in Boston to the Polo Grounds in New York City to improve attendance.[3][4][5] The Packers won the title game 21–6.[6][7][8]

This was the first winning season for the Redskins, as well as their first championship game appearance. It was also the last season that the Redskins played in Boston; days after the title game, Marshall announced the move to his hometown of Washington, D.C. for the 1937 season.[5][9]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 September 13 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 0–10 0–1 Forbes Field
2 September 20 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–3 1–1 Philadelphia Municipal Stadium
3 September 27 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–3 2–1 Ebbets Field
4 October 4 New York Giants L 0–7 2–2 Fenway Park
5 October 11 at Green Bay Packers L 2–31 2–3 City Stadium
6 October 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7 3–3 Fenway Park
7 Bye
8 November 1 Chicago Cardinals W 13–10 4–3 Fenway Park
9 November 8 Green Bay Packers L 3–7 4–4 Fenway Park
10 November 15 Chicago Bears L 0–26 4–5 Fenway Park
11 November 22 Brooklyn Dodgers W 30–6 5–5 Fenway Park
12 November 29 Pittsburgh Pirates W 30–0 6–5 Fenway Park
13 December 6 at New York Giants W 14–0 7–5 Polo Grounds
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Playoffs

See also: 1936 NFL Championship Game

Round Date Opponent Result Record Venue
Championship December 13 Green Bay Packers L 6–21 0–1 Polo Grounds

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Redskins 7 5 0 .583 6–2 149 110 W3
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 6 0 .500 6–1 98 187 L3
New York Giants 5 6 1 .455 3–3–1 115 163 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 1 .273 2–5–1 92 161 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 11 0 .083 1–7 51 206 L11

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

References

  1. ^ "Boston trims Giants, spears Eastern title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Universal. December 7, 1936. p. 12.
  2. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 13, 1936). "30,000 to see Packers, Boston". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1, sports.
  3. ^ a b "Play-off game is definitely set at Polo Grounds". Milwaukee Journal. December 7, 1936. p. 6, part 2.
  4. ^ a b "Bays, Boston play for crown in N.Y. Sunday". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 8, 1936. p. 14.
  5. ^ a b c McGrath, John (January 10, 2006). "Redskins history lesson". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  6. ^ "Packers beat Boston 21-6, for pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 14, 1936. p. 11.
  7. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 14, 1936). "Packers win pro championship; passes beat Boston, 21 to 6". Milwaukee Journal. p. 4, part 2.
  8. ^ "Arnold Herber's arm hurls Green Bay Packers into pro championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1936. p. 9.
  9. ^ "Capital gets Boston team". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. December 17, 1936. p. 8, part 2.