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The 1938 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 7th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 2nd in Washington, D.C.. The team began trying to defend their championship and improve on their 8–3 record from 1937, but failed and missed the playoffs and finished 6-3-2.

1938 Washington Redskins season
Head coachRay Flaherty
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record6–3–2
Division place2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1938 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–23
20,000
2 September 18, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers T 16–16
23,000
3 September 25, 1938 Cleveland Rams W 37–13
27,000
4 October 9, 1938 New York Giants L 10–7
37,500
5 October 16, 1938 at Detroit Lions W 7–5
42,855
6 October 23, 1938 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–14
3,000
7 October 30, 1938 at Brooklyn Dodgers T 6–6
29,913
8 November 6, 1938 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 7–0
12,910
9 November 13, 1938 at Chicago Bears L 31–7
21,817
10 November 27, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates W 15–0
12,910
11 December 4, 1938 at New York Giants L 36–0
57,461

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 2 1 .800 5–2–1 194 79 W1
Washington Redskins 6 3 2 .667 4–2–2 148 154 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 4 3 .500 3–2–3 131 161 T1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 3–5 154 164 W2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 9 0 .182 2–6 79 169 L6

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