1954 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachJoe Kuharich
General managerDick McCann
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record3–9
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1954 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 17th in Washington, D.C. The team failed to improve on their 6–5–1 record from 1953. The Redskins sent defensive back Don Paul to the Cleveland Browns. The Redskins acquired Paul from the Chicago Cardinals. Upon his arrival in Washington, he fell in displeasure with George Preston Marshall of the Redskins.[1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 26 at San Francisco 49ers L 7–41 0–1 Kezar Stadium 32,085 Recap
2 October 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–37 0–2 Forbes Field 22,492 Recap
3 October 10 New York Giants L 21–51 0–3 Griffith Stadium 21,217 Recap
4 October 17 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–49 0–4 Griffith Stadium 22,051 Recap
5 October 24 at New York Giants L 7–24 0–5 Polo Grounds 22,597 Recap
6 October 31 Baltimore Colts W 24–21 1–5 Griffith Stadium 23,567 Recap
7 November 7 at Cleveland Browns L 3–62 1–6 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 25,158 Recap
8 November 14 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14 2–6 Griffith Stadium 19,388 Recap
9 November 21 at Chicago Cardinals L 16–38 2–7 Comiskey Park 15,619 Recap
10 November 28 at Philadelphia Eagles L 33–41 2–8 Connie Mack Stadium 18,517 Recap
11 December 5 Cleveland Browns L 14–34 2–9 Griffith Stadium 21,761 Recap
12 December 12 Chicago Cardinals W 37–20 3–9 Griffith Stadium 18,107 Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 336 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 7–3 284 230 W1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 7–3 293 184 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 219 263 L2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 207 432 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 183 347 L3

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

References

  1. ^ The Best Show in Football:The 1946–1955 Cleveland Browns, p.308, Andy Piascik, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58979-360-6