1959 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
General managerDick McCann
Head coachMike Nixon
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record3–9
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1959 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League The team failed to improve on their 4–7–1 record from 1958 and finished 3-9.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1959 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 27 at Chicago Cardinals L 21–49 0–1 Soldier Field 21,892 Recap
2 October 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–17 1–1 Forbes Field 26,570 Recap
3 October 11 Chicago Cardinals W 23–14 2–1 Griffith Stadium 25,937 Recap
4 October 18 Pittsburgh Steelers L 6–27 2–2 Griffith Stadium 28,218 Recap
5 October 25 at Cleveland Browns L 7–34 2–3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 42,732 Recap
6 November 1 at Philadelphia Eagles L 23–30 2–4 Franklin Field 39,854 Recap
7 November 8 Baltimore Colts W 27–24 3–4 Griffith Stadium 32,773 Recap
8 November 15 Cleveland Browns L 17–31 3–5 Griffith Stadium 32,266 Recap
9 November 22 at Green Bay Packers L 0–21 3–6 New City Stadium 31,853 Recap
10 November 29 at New York Giants L 14–45 3–7 Yankee Stadium 60,982 Recap
11 December 6 Philadelphia Eagles L 14–34 3–8 Griffith Stadium 24,325 Recap
12 December 13 New York Giants L 10–24 3–9 Griffith Stadium 26,198 Recap
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 8–2 284 170 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 6–4 268 278 L1
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 6–4 270 214 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 6–4 257 216 W1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 185 350 L5
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 234 324 L6

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

Personnel

Staff

1959 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Roster

1959 Washington Redskins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics



Statistics

Passing

Player Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rate
Eddie LeBaron 77 173 44.5% 1,077 8 11 61.4

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards Average Long Touchdowns
Don Bosseler 119 644 5.4 41 3


Receiving

Player Number Yards Average Long Touchdowns
Bill Anderson 35 734 66.7 70 6
Joe Walton 21 317 35.2 41 3

Awards and records

Milestones

References