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1948 Washington Redskins

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 291 points (24.2/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (23.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 4 points (0.3/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: Turk Edwards (7-5-0)

Stadium: Griffith Stadium
 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
General Manager Dick McCann

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 291 4464 794 5.6 43 17 23 236 202 360 2861 24 26 7.9 120 434 1603 11 3.7 93
Team Defense 287 3911 771 5.1 42 18 26 233 135 289 1953 20 24 6.8 93 482 1958 17 4.1 114
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 6 2 4 3 1 3 6 1 6 7 7 7
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 6 5 8 3 4 5 4 4 7 6 6 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 18 399 257 142 1 23 344 111 233 3
2 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-0 New York Giants 41 10 24 495 336 159 3 4 102 92 10 6
3 Sun October 10 boxscore L 2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 10 15 243 121 122 6 17 210 113 97 2
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles 0 45 11 213 132 81 5 28 416 198 218 1
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-2 @ Green Bay Packers 23 7 23 307 60 247 1 16 309 135 174 3
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-2 Boston Yanks 59 21 20 625 501 124 5 22 333 224 109 8
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-2 @ Boston Yanks 23 7 22 386 190 196 3 9 242 129 113 3
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-2 Detroit Lions 46 21 29 450 266 184 4 16 321 199 122 6
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 6-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 42 10 254 210 44 2 28 575 199 376 3
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 6-4 @ Chicago Bears 13 48 21 335 246 89 7 24 317 132 185 4
11 Sun December 5 boxscore L 6-5 Los Angeles Rams 13 41 19 267 188 79 3 23 395 196 199 1
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 7-5 @ New York Giants 28 21 24 490 354 136 3 23 347 225 122 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Sammy Baugh 34 QB 12 3 185 315 58.7% 2599 22 7.0 23 7.3 86 8.3 6.4 14.0 216.6 78.3 0 0
Tommy Mont 26 qb 11 2 12 28 42.9% 157 2 7.1 2 7.1 35 5.6 3.8 13.1 14.3 55.2 0 0
Jim Youel 26 2 0 3 11 27.3% 36 0 0.0 1 9.1 14 3.3 -0.8 12.0 18.0 2.8 0 0
Harry Gilmer 22 1 0 2 5 40.0% 69 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 13.8 13.8 34.5 69.0 87.5 0 0
Hugh Taylor 25 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 202 360 56.1% 2861 24 6.7 26 7.2 86 7.9 6.0 14.2 238.4 74.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 135 289 46.7% 1953 20 6.9 24 8.3 6.8 4.40 14.5 162.8 57.6 0 0 6.8 4.4 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Jim Castiglia 30 fb 10 1 97 330 0 16 3.4 33.0 9.7 7 73 10.4 2 32 0.7 7.3 403 2 2
Ed Quirk 23 FB 12 6 77 328 4 24 4.3 27.3 6.4 9 40 4.4 0 11 0.8 3.3 368 4 1
Dick Poillon 28 K/lh/P 12 11 71 233 1 14 3.3 19.4 5.9 9 105 11.7 1 21 0.8 8.8 338 2 1
Dick Todd 34 lh 12 1 57 201 1 21 3.5 16.8 4.8 37 550 14.9 6 78 3.1 45.8 751 7 1
Tom Farmer 27 LH 9 5 52 188 1 17 3.6 20.9 5.8 12 148 12.3 2 48 1.3 16.4 336 3 2
Bob Nussbaumer 24 hb 10 2 23 59 0 16 2.6 5.9 2.3 19 252 13.3 1 37 1.9 25.2 311 1 5
Dan Sandifer 21 KR/PR/RH 12 7 18 67 0 13 3.7 5.6 1.5 9 181 20.1 1 86 0.8 15.1 248 1 3
Tommy Mont 26 qb 11 2 11 103 1 33 9.4 9.4 1.0 103 1 0
Eddie Saenz 26 hb 4 2 8 21 0 5 2.6 5.3 2.0 4 62 15.5 0 28 1.0 15.5 83 0 1
Howard Hartley 24 b 12 2 5 40 1 26 8.0 3.3 0.4 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 50 1 3
Jim Youel 26 2 0 4 16 1 0 4.0 8.0 2.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.5 10.0 36 1 0
Sammy Baugh 34 QB 12 3 4 4 1 7 1.0 0.3 0.3 4 1 7
John Hollar 26 fb 9 4 4 7 0 6 1.8 0.8 0.4 7 0 0
Steve Bagarus 29 5 0 3 6 0 3 2.0 1.2 0.6 15 100 6.7 1 14 3.0 20.0 106 1 0
Hal Crisler 25 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 599 18.2 6 79 3.0 54.5 599 6 2
Hugh Taylor 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 341 17.1 3 66 1.7 28.4 341 3 1
Paul McKee 25 LE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 171 12.2 0 22 1.2 14.3 171 0 0
Doug Turley 30 e 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 111 13.9 0 33 0.7 9.3 111 0 0
Joe Tereshinski 25 RE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 98 24.5 1 76 0.4 8.9 98 1 0
Team Total 26.3 12 434 1603 11 33 3.7 133.6 36.2 202 2861 14.2 24 86 16.8 238.4 4464 35 30
Opp Total 12 482 1958 17 4.1 163.2 40.2 135 1953 14.5 20 11.3 162.8 3911 37 40

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Dan Sandifer 21 KR/PR/RH 12 7 20 236 0 35 11.8 26 594 1 96 22.8 1078
Tom Farmer 27 LH 9 5 4 34 0 14 8.5 8 192 0 30 24.0 562
Eddie Saenz 26 hb 4 2 2 26 0 16 13.0 8 173 0 27 21.6 282
Howard Hartley 24 b 12 2 2 41 0 21 20.5 4 64 0 22 16.0 155
Dick Todd 34 lh 12 1 3 21 0 13 7.0 3 50 0 20 16.7 822
Bob Nussbaumer 24 hb 10 2 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 2 38 0 20 19.0 341
Hal Crisler 25 e 11 1 2 20 0 4 10.0 619
Steve Bagarus 29 5 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 121
Jim Castiglia 30 fb 10 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 421
Team Total 26.3 12 34 370 0 35 10.9 53 1144 1 96 21.6 5978
Opp Total 12 30 1851 0 61.7 44 1079 1 24.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Dick Poillon 28 K/lh/P 12 11 7 5 71.4%% 38 33 86.8%% 51 2150 76 1 42.2
Jim Peebles 28 e 11 4 2 1 50.0%%
Team Total 26.3 12 7 5 71.4%% 40 34 85.0%% 51 2150 76 1 42.2
Opp Total 12 10 3 30.0%% 40 38 95.0%% 52 2250 43.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Dan Sandifer 21 KR/PR/RH 12 7 13 258 2 54 0 0 3 4 4 0
Sammy Baugh 34 QB 12 3 0 7 3 0 0
Howard Hartley 24 b 12 2 3 76 0 53 0 0 3 3 4 0
Bob Nussbaumer 24 hb 10 2 0 5 0 0 0
Hal Crisler 25 e 11 1 2 52 0 26 0 0 2 0 0 0
Clyde Ehrhardt 27 c 12 5 2 29 0 15 0 0 0 2 2 0
Bill Gray 26 g 12 1 0 0 4 5 0
Jim Castiglia 30 fb 10 1 0 2 1 -3 0
Dick Poillon 28 K/lh/P 12 11 0 1 2 93 1
John Adams 27 RT 12 5 0 0 2 0 0
Al DeMao 28 C 9 8 1 22 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tom Farmer 27 LH 9 5 0 2 0 0 0
Tommy Mont 26 qb 11 2 2 21 0 19 0
Jim Peebles 28 e 11 4 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Tereshinski 25 RE 11 7 0 0 2 2 0
Dick Todd 34 lh 12 1 0 1 1 0 0
Carl Butkus 26 9 0 0 0 1 3 0
George Cheverko 28 b 2 1 1 24 0 24 0
John Koniszewski 27 t 12 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
Paul McKee 25 LE 12 6 0 0 1 6 0
Ed Quirk 23 FB 12 6 0 1 0 0 0
Eddie Saenz 26 hb 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
John Steber 25 LG 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
Hugh Taylor 25 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Doug Turley 30 e 12 4 0 0 1 33 1
Team Total 26.3 12 24 482 2 54 0 0 30 31 149 2 1
Opp Total 12 40 22

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Dick Poillon 28 K/lh/P 12 11 1 1 1 3 33 5 66
Dick Todd 34 lh 12 1 1 6 7 42
Hal Crisler 25 e 11 1 6 6 36
Ed Quirk 23 FB 12 6 4 4 24
Dan Sandifer 21 KR/PR/RH 12 7 1 1 2 4 24
Tom Farmer 27 LH 9 5 1 2 3 18
Hugh Taylor 25 12 0 3 3 18
Jim Castiglia 30 fb 10 1 2 2 12
Steve Bagarus 29 5 0 1 1 6
Sammy Baugh 34 QB 12 3 1 1 6
Howard Hartley 24 b 12 2 1 1 6
Tommy Mont 26 qb 11 2 1 1 6
Bob Nussbaumer 24 hb 10 2 1 1 6
Joe Tereshinski 25 RE 11 7 1 1 6
Doug Turley 30 e 12 4 1 1 6
Jim Youel 26 2 0 1 1 6
John Koniszewski 27 t 12 4 1 2
Jim Peebles 28 e 11 4 1 1
Team Total 26.3 12 11 24 1 2 2 40 34 5 1 291
Opp Total 12 17 20 1 2 38 3 287

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-26 PIT W, 17-14 1 22 pass Jim Castiglia 22 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
2 1948-09-26 PIT W, 17-14 4 33 fumble Doug Turley 33 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
3 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 2 2 rush Ed Quirk 2 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
4 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 2 30 pass Hal Crisler 30 yard pass from Tommy Mont (Dick Poillon kick)
5 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 3 1 rush Sammy Baugh 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 4 86 pass Dan Sandifer 86 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
7 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 4 12 pass Hal Crisler 12 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
8 1948-10-03 NYG W, 41-10 4 32 pass Jim Castiglia 32 yard pass from Tommy Mont (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1948-10-10 @ PIT L, 7-10 4 19 pass Hal Crisler 19 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
10 1948-10-24 @ GNB W, 23-7 1 96 kickoff Dan Sandifer 96 yard kickoff return
11 1948-10-24 @ GNB W, 23-7 2 1 rush Tom Farmer 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
12 1948-10-24 @ GNB W, 23-7 4 16 rush Dick Todd 16 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
13 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 1 78 pass Dick Todd 78 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
14 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 1 35 interception Dan Sandifer 35 yard interception return (Dick Poillon kick)
15 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 2 76 pass Joe Tereshinski 76 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
16 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 2 49 pass Hal Crisler 49 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
17 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 3 38 pass Dick Todd 38 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
18 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 4 1 rush Dick Poillon 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
19 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 4 26 rush Howard Hartley 26 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
20 1948-10-31 BOS W, 59-21 4 50 interception Dan Sandifer 50 yard interception return (Dick Poillon kick)
21 1948-11-07 @ BOS W, 23-7 1 33 rush Tommy Mont 33 yard rush
22 1948-11-07 @ BOS W, 23-7 3 4 pass Dick Poillon 4 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
23 1948-11-07 @ BOS W, 23-7 4 10 pass Tom Farmer 10 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
24 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 3 6 pass Dick Todd 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
25 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 3 1 rush Ed Quirk 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
26 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 4 4 rush Ed Quirk 4 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
27 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 4 12 pass Dick Todd 12 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
28 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 4 46 pass Tom Farmer 46 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
29 1948-11-14 DET W, 46-21 4 6 pass Bob Nussbaumer 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Jim Peebles kick)
30 1948-11-21 @ PHI L, 21-42 2 30 pass Hal Crisler 30 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
31 1948-11-21 @ PHI L, 21-42 2 79 pass Hal Crisler 79 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
32 1948-11-21 @ PHI L, 21-42 4 93 fumble Dick Poillon 93 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
33 1948-11-28 @ CHI L, 13-48 2 14 pass Steve Bagarus 14 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
34 1948-11-28 @ CHI L, 13-48 4 1 rush Jim Youel 1 yard rush
35 1948-12-05 RAM L, 13-41 2 7 pass Dick Todd 7 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
36 1948-12-05 RAM L, 13-41 3 32 pass Hugh Taylor 32 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
37 1948-12-12 @ NYG W, 28-21 2 26 pass Dick Todd 26 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
38 1948-12-12 @ NYG W, 28-21 3 1 rush Ed Quirk 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
39 1948-12-12 @ NYG W, 28-21 3 24 pass Hugh Taylor 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
40 1948-12-12 @ NYG W, 28-21 4 66 pass Hugh Taylor 66 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-26 PIT L, 14-17 1 28 rush Johnny Clement 28 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
2 1948-09-26 PIT L, 14-17 2 38 pass Joe Glamp 38 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
3 1948-10-03 NYG L, 10-41 3 4 rush Joe Scott 4 yard rush (Len Younce kick)
4 1948-10-10 @ PIT W, 10-7 3 3 rush Johnny Clement 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
5 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 1 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 2 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 3 32 rush Bosh Pritchard 32 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 3 7 rush Steve Van Buren 7 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
10 1948-10-17 PHI W, 45-0 4 4 rush Ernie Steele 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1948-10-24 @ GNB L, 7-23 1 14 pass Clyde Goodnight 14 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ed Cody kick)
12 1948-10-31 BOS L, 21-59 1 1 rush Bill Paschal 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
13 1948-10-31 BOS L, 21-59 1 22 pass Bill Paschal 22 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
14 1948-10-31 BOS L, 21-59 3 12 pass Joe Golding 12 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
15 1948-11-07 @ BOS L, 7-23 2 42 pass Ralph Heywood 42 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
16 1948-11-14 DET L, 21-46 1 2 rush Camp Wilson 2 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
17 1948-11-14 DET L, 21-46 2 2 rush Joe Margucci 2 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
18 1948-11-14 DET L, 21-46 4 13 pass Bill Dudley 13 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
19 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 1 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 1 25 pass Neill Armstrong 25 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
21 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 2 29 rush Jack Myers 29 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
22 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 3 24 pass Russ Craft 24 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 3 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1948-11-21 @ PHI W, 42-21 4 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 1 1 rush George McAfee 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
26 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 1 10 fumble Fred Evans 10 yard fumble return (Johnny Lujack kick)
27 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 1 16 fumble Fred Evans 16 yard fumble return
28 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 2 37 pass Jim Keane 37 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
29 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 2 20 pass Ken Kavanaugh 20 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
30 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 2 15 rush Don Kindt 15 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
31 1948-11-28 @ CHI W, 48-13 4 2 rush George Gulyanics 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
32 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 1 16 pass Dick Hoerner 16 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
33 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 2 16 pass Jack Zilly 16 yard pass from Bob Waterfield
34 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 2 26 pass Kenny Washington 26 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
35 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 2 92 kickoff Fred Gehrke 92 yard kickoff return (Bob Waterfield kick)
36 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 3 4 pass Fred Gehrke 4 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
37 1948-12-05 RAM W, 41-13 3 7 pass Bob Hoffman 7 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
38 1948-12-12 @ NYG L, 21-28 1 14 pass Skippy Minisi 14 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
39 1948-12-12 @ NYG L, 21-28 2 5 pass Bill Swiacki 5 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
40 1948-12-12 @ NYG L, 21-28 4 1 rush Ray Coates 1 yard rush (Len Younce kick)