1938 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
General managerJack Espey
Head coachRay Flaherty
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record6–3–2
Division place2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1938 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 7th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 2nd in Washington, D.C. The team began trying to defend their championship and improve on their 8–3 record from 1937, but failed and missed the playoffs and finished 6-3-2.

Draft

Main article: 1938 NFL Draft

1938 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Andy Farkas *  Back Detroit
3 24 Sam Chapman  Back California
5 39 Dave Price  Center Mississippi State
6 49 Elmer Dohrmann  End Nebraska
7 59 Roy Young  Guard Texas A&M
8 69 Bill Hartman  Fullback Georgia
9 79 Ed Parks  Center Oklahoma
10 89 Jack Abbott  Back Elon
11 99 Dick Johnston  End Washington
12 109 Hank Bartos  Guard North Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 11 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–23 1–0 Philadelphia Municipal Stadium 20,000 Recap
2 September 18 Brooklyn Dodgers T 16–16 1–0–1 Griffith Stadium 23,000 Recap
3 September 25 Cleveland Rams W 37–13 2–0–1 Griffith Stadium 27,000 Recap
4 Bye
5 October 9 New York Giants L 7–10 2–1–1 Griffith Stadium 37,500 Recap
6 October 16 at Detroit Lions W 7–5 3–1–1 Briggs Stadium 42,855 Recap
7 October 23 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–14 4–1–1 Griffith Stadium 3,000 Recap
8 October 30 at Brooklyn Dodgers T 6–6 4–1–2 Ebbets Field 29,913 Recap
9 November 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 7–0 5–1–2 Forbes Field 12,910 Recap
10 November 13 at Chicago Bears L 7–31 5–2–2 Wrigley Field 21,817 Recap
11 Bye
12 November 27 Pittsburgh Pirates W 15–0 6–2–2 Griffith Stadium 12,910 Recap
13 December 4 at New York Giants L 0–36 6–3–2 Polo Grounds 57,461 Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 2 1 .800 5–2–1 194 79 W1
Washington Redskins 6 3 2 .667 4–2–2 148 154 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 4 3 .500 3–2–3 131 161 T1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 3–5 154 164 W2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 9 0 .182 2–6 79 169 L6

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

References

  1. ^ "Washington Redskins All-Time Draft History". Retrieved August 5, 2019.