1992 Washington Redskins season
Head coachJoe Gibbs
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (at Vikings) 24–7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at 49ers) 13–20

The 1992 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 61st season in the National Football League. This season began with the team trying to win their second Super Bowl in a row, following Super Bowl XXVI.

The Redskins finished with a record of nine wins and seven losses, but still made the 1992–93 NFL playoffs. The Redskins did not go back to the postseason until the 1999 season.

This season would be Joe Gibbs' final season coaching the Washington Redskins until he returned in the 2004 season. Gibbs is the most successful coach in Redskins history, leading the team to three Super Bowl victories (1982, 1987, 1991), and eight playoff berths in eleven seasons (1981-1992).

Draft Selections

Main article: 1992 NFL Draft

The Redskins traded up in the first round to draft Desmond Howard, who would go on to play the most games for the Redskins of the draft class, despite only playing in 48 games for the team. He later won Super Bowl MVP as a member of the Green Bay Packers. Howard went on to have the longest career of the draft class playing 11 seasons, while the remainder of the draft class was out of league by the end of the 1997 season, all but one of which was out by the end of the 1994 season. In 2015, the entire 1992 NFL Draft was named the worst draft class from 1990–2015 by NFL.com.[1]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 4 Desmond Howard WR Michigan
2 47 Shane Collins DE Arizona State
3 74 Paul Siever T Penn State
6 168 Ray Rowe TE San Diego State
8 224 Darryl Moore G UTEP
10 280 Tony Barker LB Rice
12 336 Matt Elliott C/G Michigan

Roster

1992 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • —— Kevin Brothen G
  • -- Tom Fuhler DT
  • -- Calvin Holmes CB
  • 56 Tom Myslinski G
  • -- George Searcy RB


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Pre-season

Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 August 1 at Miami Dolphins L 21–22 0–1
2 August 8 at New York Jets L 13–14 0–2
3 August 16 San Francisco 49ers L 15–17 0–3
4 August 22 at Los Angeles Raiders W 27–23 1–3
5 August 28 Minnesota Vikings L 0–30 1–4

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 7 at Dallas Cowboys L 10–23 0–1 Texas Stadium 63,538 Recap
2 September 13 Atlanta Falcons W 24–17 1–1 RFK Stadium 54,343 Recap
3 September 20 Detroit Lions W 13–10 2–1 RFK Stadium 55,818 Recap
4 Bye
5 October 4 at Phoenix Cardinals L 24–27 2–2 Sun Devil Stadium 34,488 Recap
6 October 12 Denver Broncos W 34–3 3–2 RFK Stadium 56,371 Recap
7 October 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–12 4–2 RFK Stadium 56,380 Recap
8 October 25 at Minnesota Vikings W 15–13 5–2 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 59,098 Recap
9 November 1 New York Giants L 7–24 5–3 RFK Stadium 53,647 Recap
10 November 8 at Seattle Seahawks W 16–3 6–3 Kingdome 53,616 Recap
11 November 15 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–35 6–4 Arrowhead Stadium 75,238 Recap
12 November 23 at New Orleans Saints L 3–20 6–5 Louisiana Superdome 68,591 Recap
13 November 29 Phoenix Cardinals W 41–3 7–5 RFK Stadium 53,541 Recap
14 December 6 at New York Giants W 28–10 8–5 Giants Stadium 62,998 Recap
15 December 13 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17 9–5 RFK Stadium 56,437 Recap
16 December 20 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–17 9–6 Veterans Stadium 65,841 Recap
17 December 26 Los Angeles Raiders L 20–21 9–7 RFK Stadium 53,032 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
Wild Card January 2, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings W 24–7 1–0 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 57,363 Recap
Divisional January 9, 1993 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–20 1–1 Candlestick Park 64,991 Recap

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 .813 6–2 9–3 409 243 W2
(5) Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 6–2 8–4 354 245 W4
(6) Washington Redskins 9 7 0 .563 4–4 7–5 300 255 L2
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–8 306 367 L1
Phoenix Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 2–6 4–10 243 332 L2

References

  1. ^ "Five worst NFL draft classes of last 25 years". NFL.com.