1940 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachRay Flaherty
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record9–2
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (vs. Bears) 0–73

The 1940 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 9th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 4th in Washington, D.C. The team improved on their 6–3–2 record from 1939, finishing at 9–2. They would end the season by losing the NFL Championship to the Chicago Bears, 73–0.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 Bye
2 September 15 Brooklyn Dodgers W 24–17 1–0 Griffith Stadium 32,763 Recap
3 September 22 New York Giants W 21–7 2–0 Griffith Stadium 34,712 Recap
4 Bye
5 October 6 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 40–10 3–0 Forbes Field 25,213 Recap
6 October 13 Chicago Cardinals W 28–21 4–0 Griffith Stadium 33,691 Recap
7 October 20 at Philadelphia Eagles W 34–17 5–0 Shibe Park 26,083 Recap
8 October 27 at Detroit Lions W 20–14 6–0 Briggs Stadium 28,090 Recap
9 November 3 Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–10 7–0 Griffith Stadium 31,204 Recap
10 November 10 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 14–16 7–1 Ebbets Field 33,846 Recap
11 November 17 Chicago Bears W 7–3 8–1 Griffith Stadium 35,231 Recap
12 November 24 at New York Giants L 7–21 8–2 Polo Grounds 46,439 Recap
13 December 1 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–6 9–2 Griffith Stadium 25,838 Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Game
recap
Championship December 8 Chicago Bears L 0–73 Griffith Stadium 36,034 Recap

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 9 2 0 .818 6–2 245 142 W1
Brooklyn Dodgers 8 3 0 .727 6–2 186 120 W4
New York Giants 6 4 1 .600 5–2–1 131 133 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 7 2 .222 1–6–1 60 178 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 10 0 .091 1–7 111 211 L1

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