1976 Washington Redskins season
OwnerJack Kent Cooke
Head coachGeorge Allen
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record10–4
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (at Vikings) 20–35

The 1976 Washington Redskins season was the franchise’s 45th overall and 40th in Washington, D.C. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–6 record from 1975, which they did, finishing 10-4, second in the NFC East behind the Dallas Cowboys. They would be eliminated from the NFL playoffs by the Minnesota Vikings. This was the first season as a Redskin for Hall of Fame running back John Riggins, signed as a free agent after spending the first five seasons of his career with the New York Jets. This was also the last season in which the Redskins would make the playoffs under Hall of Fame head coach George Allen.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1976 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
14 393 Quinn Buckner Defensive back Indiana

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Roster

1976 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad (({practice_squad))}


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 12 New York Giants W 19–17 1–0 RFK Stadium 54,245 Recap
2 September 19 Seattle Seahawks W 31–7 2–0 RFK Stadium 53,174 Recap
3 September 27 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20–17 3–0 Veterans Stadium 66,005 Recap
4 October 3 at Chicago Bears L 7–33 3–1 Soldier Field 52,105 Recap
5 October 10 Kansas City Chiefs L 30–33 3–2 RFK Stadium 53,060 Recap
6 October 17 Detroit Lions W 20–7 4–2 RFK Stadium 45,908 Recap
7 October 25 St. Louis Cardinals W 20–10 5–2 RFK Stadium 48,325 Recap
8 October 31 Dallas Cowboys L 7–20 5–3 RFK Stadium 55,004 Recap
9 November 7 at San Francisco 49ers W 24–21 6–3 Candlestick Park 56,134 Recap
10 November 14 at New York Giants L 9–12 6–4 Giants Stadium 72,975 Recap
11 November 21 at St. Louis Cardinals W 16–10 7–4 Busch Memorial Stadium 49,833 Recap
12 November 28 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–0 8–4 RFK Stadium 54,292 Recap
13 December 5 at New York Jets W 37–16 9–4 Shea Stadium 46,638 Recap
14 December 12 at Dallas Cowboys W 27–14 10–4 Texas Stadium 59,916 Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

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Week 1

Week 1: New York Giants at Washington Redskins
1 2 34Total
Giants 3 7 0717
Redskins 0 3 9719

at RFK StadiumWashington, D.C.

Game information

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Venue Attendance Game
recap
Divisional December 18 at Minnesota Vikings (1) L 20–35 Metropolitan Stadium 47,221 Recap

Divisional

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(2) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–3 296 194 L1
Washington Redskins(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 291 217 W4
St. Louis Cardinals 10 4 0 .714 5–3 9–3 309 267 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 2–6 4–8 165 286 W1
New York Giants 3 11 0 .214 1–7 3–9 170 250 L1

Awards, records, and honors

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References

  1. ^ "1976 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.
  2. ^ "1976 Washington Redskins Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com.