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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
Head coachDudley DeGroot
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
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 1972.

ScheduleEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 16, 1945 at Cleveland Rams L 15–14 Municipal Stadium
32,178

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.