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1951 Washington Redskins

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5-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.8, Offense: -5.1, Defense: -2.7, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 296 points (24.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -113 points (-9.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-9.1.

Coach: Herman Ball (0-3-0) and Dick Todd (5-4-0)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 183 3555 786 4.5 43 18 199 99 226 1404 8 25 5.9 62 547 2151 14 3.9 128 67 560 9
Opp. Stats 296 4050 777 5.2 33 15 241 140 295 1957 16 18 6.3 92 464 2093 20 4.5 135 71 630 14
Lg Rank Offense 11 9 8 8 10 11 11 12 7 4 1 4 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 10 10 10 7 11 4 6 6 10 10 7 9 10 9

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 17 35 18 286 99 187 30 515 310 205 1
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 14 35 18 275 148 127 4 20 276 153 123 4
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 0 45 15 255 150 105 7 21 376 184 192 2
4 Sun October 21 boxscore W 1-3 Chicago Cardinals 7 3 14 290 58 232 1 22 365 134 231 2
5 Sun October 28 boxscore W 2-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 23 19 414 203 211 2 15 275 152 123 3
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 2-4 Chicago Bears 0 27 10 175 95 80 5 21 392 89 303 1
7 Sun November 11 boxscore L 2-5 @ New York Giants 14 28 13 303 247 56 9 16 290 91 199 3
8 Sun November 18 boxscore W 3-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 22 7 19 321 50 271 2 5 115 45 70 1
9 Sun November 25 boxscore W 4-5 Los Angeles Rams 31 21 26 469 117 352 3 23 376 315 61 5
10 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-6 Philadelphia Eagles 21 35 17 275 94 181 1 32 410 103 307 2
11 Sun December 9 boxscore W 5-6 @ Chicago Cardinals 20 17 21 334 103 231 2 19 334 178 156 2
12 Sun December 16 boxscore L 5-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 20 9 215 97 118 7 17 411 288 123 7

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
33 Sammy Baugh* 37 QB 12 9 5-4-0 67 154 43.5 1104 7 4.5 17 11.0 53 7.2 3.1 16.5 92.0 43.8 0 0
52 Harry Gilmer 25 qb 10 3 0-3-0 31 68 45.6 391 1 1.5 6 8.8 47 5.8 2.1 12.6 39.1 32.2 0 0
26 Ed Salem 23 LS 12 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 66.7 0 0.0 -30.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 1.1 118.7 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 5-7-0 99 226 43.8 1508 8 3.5 25 11.1 53 6.7 2.4 15.2 125.7 38.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 140 295 47.5 2104 16 5.4 18 6.1 7.1 5.47 15.0 175.3 64.0 18 147 6.3 4.7 5.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. 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
21 Rob Goode* 24 FB 12 0 208 951 9 33 4.6 79.3 17.3 3 45 15.0 0 26 0.3 3.8 996 9 9
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 91 398 2 40 4.4 33.2 7.6 22 303 13.8 1 40 1.8 25.3 701 3 4
24 Leon Heath 23 RH 11 0 64 159 0 16 2.5 14.5 5.8 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 162 0 3
15 Johnny Papit 23 11 0 44 175 0 33 4.0 15.9 4.0 3 43 14.3 0 24 0.3 3.9 218 0 0
20 George Thomas 23 12 0 42 130 0 17 3.1 10.8 3.5 7 193 27.6 2 53 0.6 16.1 323 2 3
36 Chuck Drazenovich 24 RLB 9 0 34 76 3 7 2.2 8.4 3.8 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 3.0 103 3 1
44 Harry Dowda 29 KR 12 0 29 111 0 32 3.8 9.3 2.4 2 54 27.0 0 48 0.2 4.5 165 0 2
52 Harry Gilmer 25 qb 10 3 19 141 0 37 7.4 14.1 1.9 141 0 4
33 Sammy Baugh* 37 QB 12 9 11 -5 0 7 -0.5 -0.4 0.9 -5 0 6
99 Eddie Saenz 29 2 0 3 8 0 6 2.7 4.0 1.5 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.5 4.5 17 0 0
14 Billy Cox 22 P/RS 10 0 2 7 0 5 3.5 0.7 0.2 7 0 0
28 Hugh Taylor 28 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 444 15.3 3 47 2.4 37.0 444 3 0
80 Gene Brito 26 RDE/RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 313 13.0 0 38 2.0 26.1 313 0 0
37 Joe Tereshinski 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 74 12.3 2 21 0.5 6.2 74 2 0
Team Total 26.2 12 547 2151 14 40 3.9 179.3 45.6 99 1508 15.2 8 53 8.3 125.7 3659 22 34
Opp Total 12 464 2093 20 4.5 174.4 38.7 140 1957 14.0 16 11.7 163.1 4050 36 28

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 22 172 0 27 7.8 11 248 0 37 22.5 1125
44 Harry Dowda 29 KR 12 0 13 341 0 39 26.2 506
99 Eddie Saenz 29 2 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 9 145 0 24 16.1 168
29 Jack Dwyer 24 LDH 12 0 7 22 0 8 3.1 1 19 0 19 19.0 42
52 Harry Gilmer 25 qb 10 3 6 132 0 37 22.0 277
39 George Buksar 25 LLB 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 56 0 18 14.0 56
80 Gene Brito 26 RDE/RE 12 0 4 39 0 14 9.8 352
12 Neil Ferris 24 RDH 12 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 1
48 Bob Hendren 28 12 0 2 21 0 11 10.5 21
76 Paul Lipscomb* 28 RDT/RT 12 0 2 27 0 14 13.5 27
63 Herb Siegert 27 LG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 40 333 0 37 8.3 47 896 0 39 19.1 4901
Opp Total 12 37 1289 1 34.8 35 679 0 19.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. 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
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 13 10 76.9% 22 21 95.5% 27 942 46 0 34.9
14 Billy Cox 22 P/RS 10 0 28 1122 61 0 40.1
33 Sammy Baugh* 37 QB 12 9 4 221 53 0 55.3
Team Total 26.2 12 13 10 76.9% 22 21 95.5% 59 2285 61 0 38.7
Opp Total 12 13 6 46.2% 40 38 95.0% 55 2255 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
52 Harry Gilmer 25 qb 10 3 5 79 0 30 0 0 4 3 4 0
21 Rob Goode* 24 FB 12 0 0 9 3 1 0
33 Sammy Baugh* 37 QB 12 9 0 6 2 0 0
53 Al DeMao 31 C 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 0 4 1 4 0
29 Jack Dwyer 24 LDH 12 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 1 3 1 0
26 Ed Salem 23 LS 12 0 5 26 0 21 0
24 Leon Heath 23 RH 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
20 George Thomas 23 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
39 George Buksar 25 LLB 11 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Harry Dowda 29 KR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
36 Chuck Drazenovich 24 RLB 9 0 2 27 0 20 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Paul Lipscomb* 28 RDT/RT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
14 Billy Cox 22 P/RS 10 0 2 0 0 0 0
48 Bob Hendren 28 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
85 Walt Yowarsky 23 LDE 11 0 0 0 2 3 0
47 Laurie Niemi* 26 LT 12 0 0 0 1 -4 0
75 Jim Ricca 24 MG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Herb Siegert 27 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Joe Tereshinski 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Harry Ulinski 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 18 166 0 30 0 0 34 31 13 0
Opp Total 12 28 13 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
35 Bill Dudley* 30 K/LH/PR 12 0 2 1 3 21 22 10 13 69
21 Rob Goode* 24 FB 12 0 9 9 54
36 Chuck Drazenovich 24 RLB 9 0 3 3 18
28 Hugh Taylor 28 LE 12 0 3 3 18
37 Joe Tereshinski 28 12 0 2 2 12
20 George Thomas 23 12 0 2 2 12
Team Total 26.2 12 14 8 22 21 22 10 13 183
Opp Total 12 20 16 1 1 2 38 40 6 13 296

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 2 1 rush Chuck Drazenovich 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
2 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 3 1 rush Chuck Drazenovich 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
3 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 2 1 rush Chuck Drazenovich 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
4 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 4 15 pass Hugh Taylor 15 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
5 1951-10-21 CRD W, 7-3 2 49 pass George Thomas 49 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
6 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 2 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
7 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 2 53 pass George Thomas 53 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
8 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 4 9 rush Bill Dudley 9 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
9 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 2 1 rush Rob Goode 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
10 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 4 29 pass Hugh Taylor 29 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
11 1951-11-18 @ PIT W, 22-7 2 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush
12 1951-11-18 @ PIT W, 22-7 4 10 rush Rob Goode 10 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
13 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 1 1 rush Rob Goode 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
14 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 2 3 rush Rob Goode 3 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
15 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 2 24 pass Hugh Taylor 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
16 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 3 9 pass Bill Dudley 9 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
17 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 2 1 rush Bill Dudley 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
18 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 3 6 rush Rob Goode 6 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
19 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 4 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
20 1951-12-09 @ CRD W, 20-17 1 8 pass Joe Tereshinski 8 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
21 1951-12-09 @ CRD W, 20-17 4 3 rush Rob Goode 3 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
22 1951-12-16 PIT L, 10-20 2 16 pass Joe Tereshinski 16 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 1 43 pass Jim Doran 43 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
2 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 2 12 rush Bobby Layne 12 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
3 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 3 5 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 5 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
4 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 4 20 rush Doak Walker 20 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
5 1951-09-30 @ DET L, 17-35 4 5 pass Pat Harder 5 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
6 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 1 7 rush Eddie Price 7 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
7 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 1 11 pass Bill Stribling 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
8 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 2 1 rush Charlie Conerly 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
9 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 3 21 pass Bob McChesney 21 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
10 1951-10-07 NYG L, 14-35 4 12 pass Kelley Mote 12 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
11 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 1 47 fumble George Young 47 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
12 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 2 1 rush Ken Carpenter 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 3 9 rush Emerson Cole 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 4 13 rush Don Phelps 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1951-10-14 @ CLE L, 0-45 4 20 pass Bob Oristaglio 20 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
17 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 2 43 pass Bobby Walston 43 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
18 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 3 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1951-10-28 @ PHI W, 27-23 4 53 pass Clyde Scott 53 yard pass from Adrian Burk
20 1951-11-04 CHI L, 0-27 2 5 rush Chuck Hunsinger 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1951-11-04 CHI L, 0-27 2 7 pass Don Kindt 7 yard pass from Steve Romanik (George Blanda kick)
22 1951-11-04 CHI L, 0-27 3 11 rush Julie Rykovich 11 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 1 20 pass Kelley Mote 20 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
24 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 1 26 rush Joe Scott 26 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
25 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 3 1 rush Eddie Price 1 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
26 1951-11-11 @ NYG L, 14-28 4 40 interception Otto Schnellbacher 40 yard interception return (Ray Poole kick)
27 1951-11-18 @ PIT W, 22-7 2 68 punt Ray Mathews 68 yard punt return (Joe Geri kick)
28 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 1 7 interception Jerry Williams 7 yard interception return (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 4 3 pass Elroy Hirsch 3 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1951-11-25 RAM W, 31-21 4 28 pass Bob Boyd 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
31 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 1 31 rush Steve Van Buren 31 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
32 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 1 29 rush Clyde Scott 29 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
33 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
34 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 3 14 pass Bobby Walston 14 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
35 1951-12-02 PHI L, 21-35 4 10 pass Bobby Walston 10 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
36 1951-12-09 @ CRD W, 20-17 1 15 rush Don Paul 15 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1951-12-09 @ CRD W, 20-17 2 72 pass Fran Polsfoot 72 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Cliff Patton kick)
38 1951-12-16 PIT L, 10-20 4 40 pass Lynn Chandnois 40 yard pass from Jim Finks (Joe Geri kick)
39 1951-12-16 PIT L, 10-20 4 3 rush Fran Rogel 3 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
40 1951-12-16 PIT L, 10-20 4 4 rush Joe Geri 4 yard rush