1965 Washington Redskins season

The 1965 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 29th in Washington, D.C.. After dropping their first five, the Redskins won two-thirds of their remaining games to finish again at 6–8, fourth in the Eastern Conference.

1965 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachBill McPeak
Home fieldD.C. Stadium
Results
Record6–8
Division place4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

NFL DraftEdit

1965 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 21 Bob Breitenstein  T Tulsa
3 34 Kent McCloughan *  DB Nebraska
8 105 Don Croftcheck  G Indiana
9 118 Jerry Smith *  TE Arizona State
10 133 R. L. Briggs  FB Central State (OK)
11 146 Willie Adams  DE New Mexico State
12 160 John Strohmeyer  T Nebraska
13 174 Biff Bracey  HB Duke
14 189 Dave Estrada  HB Arizona State
15 202 Ben Baldwin  B Vanderbilt
16 217 Robert Reed  G Tennessee State
17 230 Gary Hart  E Vanderbilt
18 245 Chris Hanburger *   LB North Carolina
19 258 Roosevelt Ellerbe  B Iowa State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 19 Cleveland Browns L 7–17 0–1 D.C. Stadium 48,208 Recap
2 September 26 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–27 0–2 Cotton Bowl 61,577 Recap
3 October 3 at Detroit Lions L 10–14 0–3 Tiger Stadium 52,627 Recap
4 October 10 St. Louis Cardinals L 16–37 0–4 D.C. Stadium 50,205 Recap
5 October 17 Baltimore Colts L 7–38 0–5 D.C. Stadium 50,405 Recap
6 October 24 at St. Louis Cardinals W 24–20 1–5 Busch Stadium 32,228 Recap
7 October 31 Philadelphia Eagles W 23–21 2–5 D.C. Stadium 50,301 Recap
8 November 7 at New York Giants W 23–7 3–5 Yankee Stadium 62,788 Recap
9 November 14 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–21 3–6 Franklin Field 60,444 Recap
10 November 21 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–3 4–6 Forbes Field 25,052 Recap
11 November 28 Dallas Cowboys W 34–31 5–6 D.C. Stadium 50,205 Recap
12 December 5 at Cleveland Browns L 16–24 5–7 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 77,765 Recap
13 December 12 New York Giants L 10–27 5–8 D.C. Stadium 50,373 Recap
14 December 19 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–14 6–8 D.C. Stadium 49,806 Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 3 0 .786 11–1 363 325 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 0 .500 6–6 325 280 W3
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 7–5 270 338 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 6–6 257 301 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 5–7 363 359 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 9 0 .357 5–7 296 309 L6
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 12 0 .143 2–10 202 397 L7

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