1968 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachOtto Graham
Home fieldD.C. Stadium
Results
Record5–9
Division place3rd NFL Capitol
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1968 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 32nd in Washington, D.C. The team finished 5-9, failing to improve on their 5-6-3 record from 1967.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1968 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1968 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 15 at Chicago Bears W 38–28 1–0 Wrigley Field 41,321 Recap
2 September 22 at New Orleans Saints L 17–37 1–1 Tulane Stadium 65,941 Recap
3 September 29 at New York Giants L 21–48 1–2 Yankee Stadium 62,797 Recap
4 October 6 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–14 2–2 D.C. Stadium 50,816 Recap
5 October 13 Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–13 3–2 D.C. Stadium 50,659 Recap
6 October 20 at St. Louis Cardinals L 14–41 3–3 Busch Memorial Stadium 46,456 Recap
7 October 27 New York Giants L 10–13 3–4 D.C. Stadium 50,839 Recap
8 November 3 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–27 3–5 Metropolitan Stadium 47,644 Recap
9 November 10 at Philadelphia Eagles W 16–10 4–5 Franklin Field 59,133 Recap
10 November 17 Dallas Cowboys L 24–44 4–6 D.C. Stadium 50,816 Recap
11 November 24 Green Bay Packers L 7–27 4–7 D.C. Stadium 50,621 Recap
12 November 28 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–29 4–8 Cotton Bowl 66,076 Recap
13 December 8 Cleveland Browns L 21–24 4–9 D.C. Stadium 50,661 Recap
14 December 15 Detroit Lions W 14–3 5–9 D.C. Stadium 50,123 Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
• Redskins 14 1473 38
Bears 7 1407 28
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Game attendance: 41,321
  • Game weather: 71°F, wind 8 mph

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Week 5

1 234Total
Steelers 0 1003 13
• Redskins 6 370 16
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C.
  • Game weather: 62°F, wind 3 mph

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Standings

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–1 431 186 W5
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 5–1 7–3 294 325 L4
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 2–4 3–7 249 358 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 0–6 1–9 202 351 L1

References