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1957 Washington Redskins

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5-6-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 2.3, Defense: -0.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 251 points (20.9/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 21 points (1.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-5.4.

Coach: Joe Kuharich (5-6-1)

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

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
General Manager Dick McCann
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 251 3494 716 4.9 30 17 12 197 109 201 1621 11 13 7.5 78 500 1873 17 3.7 107
Team Defense 230 3595 677 5.3 28 12 3 174 135 262 2028 18 16 7.2 89 394 1567 11 4.0 82
Lg Rank Offense 6 7 2 9 6 11 11 9 2 3 2 3 2 8
Lg Rank Defense 5 7 10 9 3 6 9 10 9 10 2 6 4 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 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 28 13 242 153 89 6 16 301 228 73
2 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 37 14 21 427 180 247 9 223 147 76 1
3 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-2 New York Giants 20 24 17 346 229 117 1 17 355 179 176 1
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-3 Chicago Cardinals 14 44 20 337 168 169 5 20 438 182 256 1
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 2-3 @ New York Giants 31 14 15 254 107 147 1 18 324 166 158 5
6 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-4 @ Cleveland Browns 17 21 12 164 58 106 1 21 353 122 231 1
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-5 Baltimore Colts 17 21 21 287 108 179 2 15 301 230 71 2
8 Sun November 17 boxscore T 2-5-1 Cleveland Browns 30 30 14 330 177 153 1 17 425 343 82 1
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-6-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 12 21 14 230 123 107 3 12 308 186 122 3
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 3-6-1 @ Chicago Bears 14 3 15 292 80 212 3 9 162 27 135 4
11 Sun December 8 boxscore W 4-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 42 7 20 376 173 203 3 13 247 140 107 7
12 Sun December 15 boxscore W 5-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 15 209 65 144 4 7 158 78 80 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
14 Eddie LeBaron* 27 QB 12 12 5-6-1 99 167 59.3% 1508 11 6.6 10 6.0 82 9.0 7.7 15.2 125.7 86.1 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 25 7 0 6 28 21.4% 103 0 0.0 3 10.7 35 3.7 -1.1 17.2 14.7 2.8 0 0
30 Ed Sutton 22 LH 12 0 3 5 60.0% 95 0 0.0 0 0.0 51 19.0 19.0 31.7 7.9 104.2 0 0
25 Tommy Runnels 23 10 0 1 1 100.0% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 3.5 118.7 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 5-6-1 109 201 54.2% 1741 11 5.5 13 6.5 82 8.7 6.8 16.0 145.1 74.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 135 262 51.5% 2193 18 6.9 16 6.1 8.4 7.00 16.2 182.8 77.4 21 165 7.2 5.9 7.4

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
31 Don Bosseler 21 FB 12 0 167 673 7 28 4.0 56.1 13.9 19 152 8.0 0 25 1.6 12.7 825 7 3
24 Jim Podoley* 24 RH 12 0 114 442 2 33 3.9 36.8 9.5 27 554 20.5 4 82 2.3 46.2 996 6 5
30 Ed Sutton 22 LH 12 0 108 407 5 31 3.8 33.9 9.0 2 32 16.0 1 17 0.2 2.7 439 6 6
32 Leo Elter 28 12 0 45 211 2 22 4.7 17.6 3.8 6 94 15.7 1 49 0.5 7.8 305 3 2
25 Tommy Runnels 23 10 0 20 52 0 16 2.6 5.2 2.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 56 0 3
14 Eddie LeBaron* 27 QB 12 12 20 -12 0 11 -0.6 -1.0 1.7 -12 0 7
28 Joe Scudero 27 LS 10 0 9 60 0 43 6.7 6.0 0.9 2 30 15.0 0 18 0.2 3.0 90 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 25 7 0 8 -2 0 16 -0.3 -0.3 1.1 -2 0 1
47 Dick James 23 LDH 11 0 7 19 0 8 2.7 1.7 0.6 19 0 1
49 Sam Baker 28 K/P 12 0 2 23 1 12 11.5 1.9 0.2 23 1 0
82 John Carson* 27 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 583 17.1 3 38 2.8 48.6 583 3 0
86 Steve Meilinger 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 183 14.1 2 34 1.1 15.3 183 2 0
81 Joe Walton 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 57 19.0 0 24 0.3 4.8 57 0 0
84 Tom Braatz 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 52 26.0 0 37 0.2 5.2 52 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 500 1873 17 43 3.7 156.1 41.7 109 1741 16.0 11 82 9.1 145.1 3614 28 30
Opp Total 12 394 1567 11 4.0 130.6 32.8 135 2028 15.0 18 11.3 169.0 3595 29 21

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
29 Bert Zagers 24 KR/PR 11 0 14 217 2 76 15.5 15 348 0 35 23.2 565
47 Dick James 23 LDH 11 0 11 83 0 27 7.5 12 259 0 38 21.6 361
25 Tommy Runnels 23 10 0 10 76 0 16 7.6 2 66 0 38 33.0 198
28 Joe Scudero 27 LS 10 0 9 84 0 21 9.3 3 95 0 45 31.7 269
24 Jim Podoley* 24 RH 12 0 3 56 0 24 18.7 1052
87 Ed Khayat 22 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
30 Ed Sutton 22 LH 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 458
41 Billy Wells 26 1 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
Team Total 25.7 12 44 460 2 76 10.5 38 874 0 45 23.0 4948
Opp Total 12 35 1198 0 34.2 43 938 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
49 Sam Baker 28 K/P 12 0 23 14 60.9%% 30 29 96.7%% 50 2139 63 0 42.8
Team Total 25.7 12 23 14 60.9%% 30 29 96.7%% 50 2139 63 0 42.8
Opp Total 12 14 7 50.0%% 30 29 96.7%% 59 2332 39.5

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
14 Eddie LeBaron* 27 QB 12 12 0 7 4 0 0
30 Ed Sutton 22 LH 12 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 6 2 0 0
24 Jim Podoley* 24 RH 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
29 Bert Zagers 24 KR/PR 11 0 2 29 0 22 0 0 1 3 0 0
47 Dick James 23 LDH 11 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0
25 Tommy Runnels 23 10 0 0 3 2 0 0
31 Don Bosseler 21 FB 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
48 Norb Hecker 30 RS 8 0 3 39 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Chuck Drazenovich* 30 MLB 12 12 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Leo Elter 28 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
26 Don Shula 27 RDH 11 0 3 48 0 30 0
45 Ralph Felton 25 LLB 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 LaVern Torgeson 28 RLB 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Sam Baker 28 K/P 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Gene Brito*+ 32 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Steve Meilinger 27 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Dick Stanfel*+ 30 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Red Stephens 27 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Joe Walton 22 12 0 1 55 0 55 0
41 Billy Wells 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 16 203 0 55 0 0 30 25 0 0
Opp Total 12 15 21 9

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
49 Sam Baker 28 K/P 12 0 1 1 29 14 77
31 Don Bosseler 21 FB 12 0 7 7 42
24 Jim Podoley* 24 RH 12 0 2 4 6 36
30 Ed Sutton 22 LH 12 0 5 1 6 36
82 John Carson* 27 LE 12 0 3 3 18
32 Leo Elter 28 12 0 2 1 3 18
86 Steve Meilinger 27 RE 12 0 2 2 12
29 Bert Zagers 24 KR/PR 11 0 2 2 12
Team Total 25.7 12 17 11 2 30 29 14 251
Opp Total 12 11 18 1 29 7 230

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ PIT L, 7-28 3 38 pass Jim Podoley 38 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
2 1957-10-06 @ CRD W, 37-14 2 19 pass John Carson 19 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
3 1957-10-06 @ CRD W, 37-14 3 18 rush Ed Sutton 18 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
4 1957-10-06 @ CRD W, 37-14 3 5 rush Ed Sutton 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
5 1957-10-06 @ CRD W, 37-14 4 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
6 1957-10-13 NYG L, 20-24 3 82 pass Jim Podoley 82 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
7 1957-10-13 NYG L, 20-24 4 2 pass John Carson 2 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
8 1957-10-20 CRD L, 14-44 2 11 pass Jim Podoley 11 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
9 1957-10-20 CRD L, 14-44 3 7 pass Steve Meilinger 7 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
10 1957-10-27 @ NYG W, 31-14 1 23 rush Ed Sutton 23 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
11 1957-10-27 @ NYG W, 31-14 1 76 punt Bert Zagers 76 yard punt return (Sam Baker kick)
12 1957-10-27 @ NYG W, 31-14 2 21 pass John Carson 21 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
13 1957-10-27 @ NYG W, 31-14 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
14 1957-11-03 @ CLE L, 17-21 1 8 rush Ed Sutton 8 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
15 1957-11-03 @ CLE L, 17-21 4 56 punt Bert Zagers 56 yard punt return (Sam Baker kick)
16 1957-11-10 BAL L, 17-21 2 3 rush Jim Podoley 3 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
17 1957-11-10 BAL L, 17-21 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
18 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 1 4 rush Leo Elter 4 yard rush
19 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 3 18 rush Leo Elter 18 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
20 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 3 2 rush Don Bosseler 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
21 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 4 34 pass Steve Meilinger 34 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
22 1957-12-01 @ CHI W, 14-3 1 4 rush Ed Sutton 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
23 1957-12-01 @ CHI W, 14-3 1 10 pass Jim Podoley 10 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
24 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 1 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
25 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 2 9 rush Jim Podoley 9 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
26 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 2 17 pass Ed Sutton 17 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
27 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 3 49 pass Leo Elter 49 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
28 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 4 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
29 1957-12-08 PHI W, 42-7 4 5 rush Don Bosseler 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
30 1957-12-15 PIT W, 10-3 4 11 rush Sam Baker 11 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 17 pass Ray Mathews 17 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
2 1957-09-29 @ PIT W, 28-7 3 3 rush Dick Young 3 yard rush (Gary Glick kick)
3 1957-09-29 @ PIT W, 28-7 4 42 pass Jug Girard 42 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
4 1957-09-29 @ PIT W, 28-7 4 32 pass Jug Girard 32 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
5 1957-10-06 @ CRD L, 14-37 1 83 pass Gern Nagler 83 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1957-10-06 @ CRD L, 14-37 2 36 pass Gern Nagler 36 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
7 1957-10-13 NYG W, 24-20 1 66 pass Bob Schnelker 66 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1957-10-13 NYG W, 24-20 2 1 rush Frank Gifford 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1957-10-13 NYG W, 24-20 3 2 pass Bob Schnelker 2 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 1 56 rush Ollie Matson 56 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
11 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 1 39 pass Woodley Lewis 39 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 1 18 rush Lamar McHan 18 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 2 8 pass Woodley Lewis 8 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 3 50 pass Ollie Matson 50 yard pass from Lamar McHan
15 1957-10-20 CRD W, 44-14 4 1 fumble Leo Sugar 1 yard fumble return (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1957-10-27 @ NYG L, 14-31 1 10 pass Alex Webster 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1957-10-27 @ NYG L, 14-31 2 3 rush Charlie Conerly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1957-11-03 @ CLE W, 21-17 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1957-11-03 @ CLE W, 21-17 3 9 rush Jim Brown 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1957-11-03 @ CLE W, 21-17 3 1 rush Tommy O'Connell 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1957-11-10 BAL W, 21-17 1 67 pass Raymond Berry 67 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
22 1957-11-10 BAL W, 21-17 2 11 pass Raymond Berry 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
23 1957-11-10 BAL W, 21-17 4 3 rush Johnny Unitas 3 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
24 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 2 3 rush Chet Hanulak 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
25 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 4 10 pass Pete Brewster 10 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
26 1957-11-17 CLE T, 30-30 4 23 pass Pete Brewster 23 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
27 1957-11-24 @ PHI W, 21-12 2 61 pass Tommy McDonald 61 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1957-11-24 @ PHI W, 21-12 3 9 pass Dick Bielski 9 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1957-11-24 @ PHI W, 21-12 4 36 pass Tommy McDonald 36 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
30 1957-12-08 PHI L, 7-42 4 1 rush Al Dorow 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)