1942 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
General managerJack Espey
Head coachRay Flaherty
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record10–1
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship (vs. Bears) 14–6

The 1942 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 11th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 6th in Washington, D.C. Finishing at 10-1 The team improved on their 6–5 record from 1941. They would end the season by winning the NFL Championship against the Chicago Bears, 14–6.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 Bye
2 September 20 Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–14 1–0 Griffith Stadium 25,000 Recap
3 September 27 New York Giants L 7–14 1–1 Griffith Stadium 34,700 Recap
4 October 4 at Philadelphia Eagles W 14–10 2–1 Shibe Park 15,500 Recap
5 October 11 Cleveland Rams W 33–14 3–1 Griffith Park 33,250 Recap
6 October 18 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 21–10 4–1 Ebbets Field 25,635 Recap
7 October 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 14–0 5–1 Forbes Field 37,764 Recap
8 November 1 Philadelphia Eagles W 30–27 6–1 Griffith Stadium 32,658 Recap
9 November 8 Chicago Cardinals W 28–0 7–1 Griffith Stadium 35,425 Recap
10 November 15 at New York Giants W 14–7 8–1 Polo Grounds 30,879 Recap
11 November 22 Brooklyn Dodgers W 23–3 9–1 Griffith Stadium 34,450 Recap
12 November 29 at Detroit Lions W 15–3 10–1 Briggs Stadium 6,044 Recap
13 Bye
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 10 1 0 .909 7–1 227 102 W9
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 .636 5–3 167 119 L1
New York Giants 5 5 1 .500 4–4 155 139 W2
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 0 .273 2–6 100 168 L6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 2–6 134 239 L1

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

Postseason

NFL Championship Game

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Championship December 13 Chicago Bears W 14–6 Griffith Stadium 36,006 Recap

All-Star Game

Round Date Opponent Result
All-Star Game December 27 All-Stars L 14–17

References