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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
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 183 3555 786 4.5 43 18 9 199 99 226 1404 8 25 5.9 62 547 2151 14 3.9 128
Team Defense 296 4050 777 5.2 33 15 14 241 140 295 1957 16 18 6.3 92 464 2093 20 4.5 135
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

W# 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. 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
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* 32 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. 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
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* 32 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. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
35 Bill Dudley* 32 K/LH/PR 12 0 22 172 0 27 7.8 11 248 0 37 22.5 1121
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 41
52 Harry Gilmer 25 qb 10 3 6 132 0 37 22.0 273
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 4888
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. 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
35 Bill Dudley* 32 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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* 32 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 13 28 13

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
35 Bill Dudley* 32 K/LH/PR 12 0 2 1 3 21 10 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 10 183
Opp Total 12 20 16 1 1 2 38 6 296

Touchdown Log

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