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1949 Washington Redskins

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4-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 268 points (22.3/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 339 points (28.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -71 points (-5.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-7.6.

Coach: Herman Ball (1-4-0) and John Whelchel (3-3-1)

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 268 4110 837 4.9 42 13 18 217 197 394 2531 22 29 5.9 121 407 1579 14 3.9 78
Team Defense 339 4507 830 5.4 31 13 18 233 148 316 2191 24 18 6.4 95 487 2316 23 4.8 120
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 8 4 8 7 7 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 10 8 9 9 5 8 9 9 9 7 9 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 26 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 38 20 319 217 102 4 21 415 150 265 3
2 Mon October 3 boxscore W 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 27 14 17 410 182 228 19 303 110 193 2
3 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-2 New York Giants 35 45 22 452 335 117 7 17 369 217 152 3
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-2 New York Bulldogs 38 14 16 469 287 182 2 16 389 132 257 5
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 49 15 294 135 159 4 28 519 188 331 2
6 Sun October 30 boxscore T 2-3-1 @ New York Bulldogs 14 14 20 418 285 133 5 13 287 157 130 1
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 14 16 383 208 175 3 20 319 89 230 2
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 21 44 17 371 276 95 6 26 550 294 256 2
9 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-5-1 Chicago Bears 21 31 13 239 140 99 2 20 464 315 149 2
10 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ New York Giants 7 23 19 276 207 69 3 15 253 184 69 1
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 4-6-1 Green Bay Packers 30 0 17 319 157 162 10 227 122 105 4
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 53 25 378 320 58 6 28 584 405 179 4

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 35 QB 12 8 145 255 56.9% 1903 18 7.1 14 5.5 76 7.5 6.4 13.1 158.6 81.2 0 0
Harry Gilmer 23 qb 12 4 49 132 37.1% 869 4 3.0 15 11.4 61 6.6 2.1 17.7 72.4 31.0 0 0
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 3 7 42.9% 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 6.3 6.3 14.7 3.7 64.0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 197 394 50.0% 2816 22 5.6 29 7.4 76 7.1 5.0 14.3 234.7 61.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 148 316 46.8% 2409 24 7.6 18 5.7 7.6 6.58 16.3 200.8 74.5 27 218 6.4 5.4 7.9

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
Harry Dowda 27 rh 12 6 65 239 2 21 3.7 19.9 5.4 11 187 17.0 1 67 0.9 15.6 426 3 3
Pete Stout 25 fb 6 3 62 245 4 74 4.0 40.8 10.3 8 102 12.8 2 39 1.3 17.0 347 6 3
Rob Goode 22 LH 12 7 61 261 2 54 4.3 21.8 5.1 16 279 17.4 0 54 1.3 23.3 540 2 0
Eddie Saenz 27 hb 12 4 53 170 0 14 3.2 14.2 4.4 23 251 10.9 0 31 1.9 20.9 421 0 6
Ed Quirk 24 fb 8 4 40 139 1 13 3.5 17.4 5.0 5 33 6.6 0 15 0.6 4.1 172 1 1
Leon Cochran 25 fb 11 2 34 135 1 16 4.0 12.3 3.1 7 82 11.7 0 22 0.6 7.5 217 1 0
Harry Gilmer 23 qb 12 4 31 167 0 25 5.4 13.9 2.6 5 37 7.4 0 13 0.4 3.1 204 0 2
Dan Sandifer 22 KR/PR 12 0 20 64 0 21 3.2 5.3 1.7 19 293 15.4 3 35 1.6 24.4 357 3 6
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 14 75 0 27 5.4 6.3 1.2 8 105 13.1 2 30 0.7 8.8 180 2 0
Sammy Baugh 35 QB 12 8 13 67 2 17 5.2 5.6 1.1 67 2 0
Dick Poillon 29 FB/K/P 12 3 7 5 0 5 0.7 0.4 0.6 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 13 0 1
John Hollar 27 2 0 5 14 1 0 2.8 7.0 2.5 4 38 9.5 1 15 2.0 19.0 52 2 0
Howie Livingston 27 RH 12 7 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 3 41 13.7 0 29 0.3 3.4 42 1 0
Jim Peebles 29 e 11 2 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 -3 0 1
Hugh Taylor 26 e 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 781 17.4 9 76 3.8 65.1 781 9 0
Hal Crisler 26 LE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 388 14.9 4 47 2.4 35.3 388 4 1
Clyde Goodnight 25 e 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 150 13.6 0 30 1.1 15.0 150 0 0
Joe Tereshinski 26 de 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 36 9.0 0 12 0.4 4.0 36 0 0
Ed Berrang 27 de 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.5 5 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 407 1579 14 74 3.9 131.6 33.9 197 2816 14.3 22 76 16.4 234.7 4395 36 24
Opp Total 12 487 2316 23 4.8 193.0 40.6 148 2191 14.8 24 12.3 182.6 4507 47 30

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 22 KR/PR 12 0 18 199 0 41 11.1 24 518 0 70 21.6 1074
Eddie Saenz 27 hb 12 4 17 178 0 32 10.5 24 465 0 34 19.4 1064
Rob Goode 22 LH 12 7 3 50 0 23 16.7 590
Frank Seno 28 hb 4 1 2 39 0 23 19.5 39
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 202
Ed Quirk 24 fb 8 4 1 19 0 19 19.0 191
Team Total 26.2 12 35 377 0 41 10.8 55 1113 0 70 20.2 5885
Opp Total 12 38 1736 0 45.7 42 917 0 21.8

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 29 FB/K/P 12 3 7 4 57.1%% 37 34 91.9%% 67 2697 59 1 40.3
Sammy Baugh 35 QB 12 8 1 53 53 0 53.0
Team Total 26.2 12 7 4 57.1%% 37 34 91.9%% 68 2750 59 1 40.4
Opp Total 12 15 5 33.3%% 46 42 91.3%% 59 2392 40.5

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 22 KR/PR 12 0 5 82 0 59 0 0 6 2 5 0
Eddie Saenz 27 hb 12 4 0 6 4 12 0
Harry Dowda 27 rh 12 6 3 36 0 36 0 0 3 1 0 0
Howie Livingston 27 RH 12 7 4 53 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pete Stout 25 fb 6 3 1 8 0 8 0 0 3 1 0 0
Ed Berrang 27 de 11 2 0 0 2 0 0
Harry Gilmer 23 qb 12 4 0 2 0 0 0
Rob Goode 22 LH 12 7 2 25 0 25 0
Jim Peebles 29 e 11 2 0 1 1 0 0
Dick Poillon 29 FB/K/P 12 3 0 1 1 0 0
Ed Quirk 24 fb 8 4 0 1 1 2 0
Herb Shoener 26 RE 11 5 0 0 2 33 1
Herb Siegert 25 LG 12 7 2 16 0 9 0
John Adams 28 RT 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
John Badaczewski 27 RG 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
Sammy Baugh 35 QB 12 8 0 0 1 2 0
Hal Crisler 26 LE 11 7 0 1 0 0 0
Al DeMao 29 C 12 10 1 3 0 3 0
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 0 0 1 45 0
Laurie Niemi 24 t 12 4 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Seno 28 hb 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Soboleski 23 g 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Stovall 27 lb 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 18 223 0 59 0 0 24 24 99 1
Opp Total 12 36 30 17

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
Hugh Taylor 26 e 12 4 9 9 54
Dick Poillon 29 FB/K/P 12 3 34 4 46
Pete Stout 25 fb 6 3 4 2 6 36
Hal Crisler 26 LE 11 7 4 4 24
Harry Dowda 27 rh 12 6 2 1 3 18
Dan Sandifer 22 KR/PR 12 0 3 3 18
Sammy Baugh 35 QB 12 8 2 2 12
Rob Goode 22 LH 12 7 2 2 12
John Hollar 27 2 0 1 1 2 12
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 2 2 12
Leon Cochran 25 fb 11 2 1 1 6
Howie Livingston 27 RH 12 7 1 1 6
Ed Quirk 24 fb 8 4 1 1 6
Herb Shoener 26 RE 11 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 14 22 1 37 34 4 268
Opp Total 12 23 24 1 42 5 339

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-26 @ CRD L, 7-38 2 5 pass Dan Sandifer 5 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
2 1949-10-03 @ PIT W, 27-14 1 24 pass Hugh Taylor 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
3 1949-10-03 @ PIT W, 27-14 3 35 pass Dan Sandifer 35 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
4 1949-10-03 @ PIT W, 27-14 3 58 pass Hugh Taylor 58 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
5 1949-10-03 @ PIT W, 27-14 4 1 rush Rob Goode 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1949-10-09 NYG L, 35-45 1 28 pass Hugh Taylor 28 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
7 1949-10-09 NYG L, 35-45 1 76 pass Hugh Taylor 76 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
8 1949-10-09 NYG L, 35-45 2 1 rush Pete Stout 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1949-10-09 NYG L, 35-45 4 47 pass Hal Crisler 47 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
10 1949-10-09 NYG L, 35-45 4 1 rush Howie Livingston 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
11 1949-10-16 NYY W, 38-14 1 1 rush Pete Stout 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
12 1949-10-16 NYY W, 38-14 2 25 pass Hal Crisler 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
13 1949-10-16 NYY W, 38-14 2 32 pass Hal Crisler 32 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
14 1949-10-16 NYY W, 38-14 3 44 pass Hal Crisler 44 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
15 1949-10-16 NYY W, 38-14 4 67 pass Harry Dowda 67 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
16 1949-10-23 @ PHI L, 14-49 1 54 rush Rob Goode 54 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
17 1949-10-23 @ PHI L, 14-49 3 23 pass Pete Stout 23 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
18 1949-10-30 @ NYY T, 14-14 2 44 pass Hugh Taylor 44 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
19 1949-10-30 @ NYY T, 14-14 3 1 rush Leon Cochran 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
20 1949-11-06 PIT W, 27-14 2 51 pass Hugh Taylor 51 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
21 1949-11-06 PIT W, 27-14 4 74 rush Pete Stout 74 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
22 1949-11-06 PIT W, 27-14 4 1 rush Pete Stout 1 yard rush
23 1949-11-06 PIT W, 27-14 4 1 rush Harry Dowda 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
24 1949-11-13 PHI L, 21-44 1 39 pass Pete Stout 39 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
25 1949-11-13 PHI L, 21-44 3 21 rush Harry Dowda 21 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
26 1949-11-13 PHI L, 21-44 4 61 pass Hugh Taylor 61 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
27 1949-11-20 CHI L, 21-31 1 33 fumble Herb Shoener 33 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
28 1949-11-20 CHI L, 21-31 4 30 pass Tommy Mont 30 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
29 1949-11-20 CHI L, 21-31 4 24 pass Tommy Mont 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
30 1949-11-27 @ NYG L, 7-23 1 38 pass Hugh Taylor 38 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
31 1949-12-04 GNB W, 30-0 2 1 rush Ed Quirk 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
32 1949-12-04 GNB W, 30-0 3 8 rush Sammy Baugh 8 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
33 1949-12-04 GNB W, 30-0 3 1 rush John Hollar 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
34 1949-12-11 @ RAM L, 27-53 1 19 pass Dan Sandifer 19 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
35 1949-12-11 @ RAM L, 27-53 3 18 pass Hugh Taylor 18 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
36 1949-12-11 @ RAM L, 27-53 4 14 pass John Hollar 14 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
37 1949-12-11 @ RAM L, 27-53 4 1 rush Sammy Baugh 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-26 @ CRD W, 38-7 1 24 pass Charlie Trippi 24 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
2 1949-09-26 @ CRD W, 38-7 2 3 rush Charlie Trippi 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
3 1949-09-26 @ CRD W, 38-7 3 14 rush Pat Harder 14 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
4 1949-09-26 @ CRD W, 38-7 4 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
5 1949-09-26 @ CRD W, 38-7 4 3 rush Babe Dimancheff 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
6 1949-10-03 @ PIT L, 14-27 2 2 rush Jerry Shipkey 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
7 1949-10-03 @ PIT L, 14-27 2 27 rush Jerry Nuzum 27 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
8 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 1 12 rush Gene Roberts 12 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 1 1 rush Joe Scott 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 2 24 pass Noah Mullins 24 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 3 36 pass Clete Fischer 36 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 3 25 pass Gene Roberts 25 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1949-10-09 NYG W, 45-35 3 63 rush Gene Roberts 63 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1949-10-16 NYY L, 14-38 2 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
15 1949-10-16 NYY L, 14-38 3 fumble Ralph Heywood yard fumble return (Nick Scollard kick)
16 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 1 75 pass Bosh Pritchard 75 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 1 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 2 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
19 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 2 77 rush Bosh Pritchard 77 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 2 4 pass Neill Armstrong 4 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
21 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 3 1 rush Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
22 1949-10-23 @ PHI W, 49-14 4 1 rush Bill Mackrides 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1949-10-30 @ NYY T, 14-14 1 6 pass Joe Golding 6 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
24 1949-10-30 @ NYY T, 14-14 4 40 pass Nick Scollard 40 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
25 1949-11-06 PIT L, 14-27 2 5 rush Jim Finks 5 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
26 1949-11-06 PIT L, 14-27 3 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
27 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 1 4 rush Bosh Pritchard 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
28 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 1 70 pass Clyde Scott 70 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
29 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 2 14 pass Jack Ferrante 14 yard pass from Tommy Thompson
30 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
31 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 3 8 pass Pete Pihos 8 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
32 1949-11-13 PHI W, 44-21 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1949-11-20 CHI W, 31-21 1 40 pass J.R. Boone 40 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
34 1949-11-20 CHI W, 31-21 2 26 pass Jim Keane 26 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
35 1949-11-20 CHI W, 31-21 2 81 pass Ken Kavanaugh 81 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
36 1949-11-20 CHI W, 31-21 3 23 pass Jim Keane 23 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
37 1949-11-27 @ NYG W, 23-7 2 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
38 1949-11-27 @ NYG W, 23-7 4 42 pass Gene Roberts 42 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
39 1949-11-27 @ NYG W, 23-7 4 19 pass Bill Swiacki 19 yard pass from Charlie Conerly
40 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 1 29 pass Tom Fears 29 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
41 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 1 9 pass Bob Shaw 9 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin
42 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 1 48 pass Bob Shaw 48 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
43 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 2 10 rush Dick Hoerner 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
44 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 2 26 rush Vitamin Smith 26 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
45 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 3 45 pass Bob Shaw 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield
46 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 4 25 pass Bob Shaw 25 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin
47 1949-12-11 @ RAM W, 53-27 4 51 pass Tom Fears 51 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Fred Gehrke kick)