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The 1994 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 63rd season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 58th in Washington, D.C. The Redskins' 3–13 season was the worst record the team had posted since 1961, and the fewest wins they have ever had in a 16-game season (later to be matched by their 2013 season). The team was decimated by the loss of head coach Joe Gibbs and the onset of the modern salary cap and free agency system. The Redskins were forced to depend on younger and untested players at many key positions.

1994 Washington Redskins season
Head coachNorv Turner
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record3–13
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The season marked the hiring of head coach Norv Turner, who would spend the next six seasons coaching the Redskins.

In addition to going winless at RFK in 1994, Turner's first season in Washington saw the team lose at home to the Falcons for the first time. Prior to the Falcons' 27-20 victory in Week 4, Atlanta had been 0-10 against the Redskins at RFK. This included a 24-7 loss to the Redskins during Washington's most recent championship season. [1]

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1994 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Heath Shuler  Quarterback Tennessee
2 31 Tre' Johnson *  Offensive tackle Temple
3 68 Tydus Winans  Wide receiver Fresno State
3 97 Joe Patton  Guard Alabama A&M
4 105 Kurt Haws  Tight end Utah
6 163 Dexter Nottage  Defensive end Florida A&M
7 197 Gus Frerotte *  Quarterback Tulsa
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1994 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Dan Riley
  • Assistant Strength – Jason Arapoff

RosterEdit

1994 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

The Redskins not only finished with the second worst record in 1994 at 3-13, just behind the 2-14 Oilers, but also suffered their worst season in terms of fewest wins (3 or less), later to be tied in 2013. The Redskins had nine of their thirteen defeats come by less than a full touchdown and only one or two come by more than 20 points. All three of the Redskins' wins are on the road; The Redskins failed to win a home game all season, going 0-8 when playing at RFK, which included their biggest low point, losing to Atlanta for their first ever home loss to that team in 11 games, having been 10-0 against Atlanta at home just prior. This is Norv Turner's first of seven season's with the Redskins

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 Seattle Seahawks L 28–7
52,930
2 September 11, 1994 at New Orleans Saints W 38–24
58,049
3 September 18, 1994 at New York Giants L 31–23
77,298
4 September 25, 1994 Atlanta Falcons L 27–20
53,238
5 October 2, 1994 Dallas Cowboys L 34–7
55,394
6 October 9, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–17
63,947
7 October 16, 1994 Arizona Cardinals L 19–16
50,019
8 October 23, 1994 at Indianapolis Colts W 41–27
57,879
9 October 30, 1994 Philadelphia Eagles L 31–29
53,530
10 November 6, 1994 San Francisco 49ers L 37–22
54,335
11 Bye
12 November 20, 1994 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–7
64,644
13 November 27, 1994 New York Giants L 21–19
43,384
14 December 4, 1994 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 26–21
45,121
15 December 11, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals L 17–15
53,790
16 December 18, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–14
47,315
17 December 24, 1994 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–21
25,705

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 414 248 L1
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 279 305 W6
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 235 267 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 .438 308 308 L7
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 320 412 W1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/game_query.cgi?tm1=atl&tm2=was&yr=all
  2. ^ "1994 Washington Redskins Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.