1945 Washington Redskins season

The 1945 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 14th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 8th in Washington, D.C.. The team improved on their 6–3–1 record from 1944. They won the Eastern division title with an 8–2 record but lost the NFL championship game to the Cleveland Rams, 15–14.

1945 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachDudley DeGroot
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record8–2
Division place1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (Cleveland Rams, 15–14)

It was the Redskins' last postseason appearance for over a quarter-century, until 1971.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
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1 Bye
2 Bye
3 October 7 at Boston Yanks L 20–28 0–1 Fenway Park 22,685 Recap
4 October 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 14–0 1–1 Forbes Field 14,050 Recap
5 October 21 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–14 2–1 Griffith Stadium 34,788 Recap
6 October 28 at New York Giants W 24–14 3–1 Polo Grounds 55,641 Recap
7 November 4 Chicago Cardinals W 24–21 4–1 Griffith Park 35,000 Recap
8 November 11 Boston Yanks W 34–7 5–1 Griffith Park 34,788 Recap
9 November 18 Chicago Bears W 28–21 6–1 Griffith Park 34,788 Recap
10 November 25 at Philadelphia Eagles L 0–16 6–2 Shibe Park 37,306 Recap
11 December 2 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–0 7–2 Griffith Stadium 34,788 Recap
12 December 9 New York Giants W 17–0 8–2 Griffith Stadium 34,788 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PlayoffsEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Game
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Championship December 16 Cleveland Rams L 14-15 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 32,178 Recap

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 8 2 0 .800 6–2 209 121 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 0 .700 5–2 272 133 W1
Yanks 3 6 1 .333 3–2–1 123 211 L5
New York Giants 3 6 1 .333 2–4–1 179 198 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 8 0 .200 1–7 79 220 L3

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