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1959 Washington Redskins

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.9, Offense: -5.7, Defense: -7.2, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 185 points (15.4/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (29.2/g), 12th.
 Differential of -165 points (-13.8/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-9.8.

Coach: Mike Nixon (3-9-0)

 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 185 3487 744 4.7 40 17 19 193 121 284 1523 13 23 4.7 80 422 1964 9 4.7 94
Team Defense 350 4644 745 6.2 27 14 18 252 185 319 2430 26 13 7.1 125 404 2214 19 5.5 109
Lg Rank Offense 12 9 9 8 9 8 12 10 10 11 4 2 12 3
Lg Rank Defense 12 12 11 8 12 7 12 12 11 11 5 12 12 12

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 27 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 21 49 23 419 226 193 5 25 569 319 250 1
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 17 14 322 238 84 1 23 381 268 113 3
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 Chicago Cardinals 23 14 17 280 112 168 3 20 298 194 104 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 27 12 182 -13 195 6 13 187 53 134 3
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 34 14 244 91 153 5 20 412 240 172 1
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 30 21 378 124 254 3 17 354 142 212 2
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 3-4 Baltimore Colts 27 24 16 278 222 56 1 19 367 271 96 2
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-5 Cleveland Browns 17 31 15 353 98 255 3 19 430 154 276
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 3-6 @ Green Bay Packers 0 21 17 238 38 200 2 22 336 150 186 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 3-7 @ New York Giants 14 45 9 130 28 102 4 26 477 126 351 4
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 3-8 Philadelphia Eagles 14 34 16 317 188 129 4 26 426 275 151 2
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 3-9 New York Giants 10 24 19 346 171 175 3 22 407 238 169 2

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
14 Eddie LeBaron 29 QB 12 7 3-5-0 77 173 44.5 1077 8 4.6 11 6.4 49 6.2 4.3 14.0 89.8 54.0 0 0
3 Ralph Guglielmi 26 qb 9 5 0-4-0 36 89 40.4 617 4 4.5 11 12.4 70 6.9 2.3 17.1 68.6 40.1 0 0
10 Eagle Day 27 qb 4 1 6 13 46.2 79 0 0.0 1 7.7 20 6.1 2.6 13.2 19.8 33.8 0 0
30 Ed Sutton 24 LH 11 0 2 7 28.6 51 1 14.3 0 0.0 29 7.3 10.1 25.5 4.6 97.0 0 0
31 Don Bosseler* 23 FB 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 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 3-9-0 121 284 42.6 1824 13 4.6 23 8.1 70 6.4 3.7 15.1 152.0 45.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 185 319 58.0 2606 26 8.2 13 4.1 8.2 7.97 14.1 217.2 94.6 22 176 7.1 6.9 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
31 Don Bosseler* 23 FB 12 0 119 644 3 41 5.4 53.7 9.9 11 47 4.3 0 10 0.9 3.9 691 3 1
47 Dick James 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 100 384 3 39 3.8 32.0 8.3 13 192 14.8 1 41 1.1 16.0 576 4 7
0 Johnny Olszewski 29 10 0 65 432 1 65 6.6 43.2 6.5 7 62 8.9 0 15 0.7 6.2 494 1 3
30 Ed Sutton 24 LH 11 0 61 232 1 30 3.8 21.1 5.5 4 63 15.8 0 26 0.4 5.7 295 1 0
3 Ralph Guglielmi 26 qb 9 5 26 97 0 19 3.7 10.8 2.9 97 0 2
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 0 18 83 0 25 4.6 7.5 1.6 18 282 15.7 2 48 1.6 25.6 365 2 1
43 Dick Haley 22 db 12 8 14 51 1 15 3.6 4.3 1.2 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.2 1.2 65 1 2
14 Eddie LeBaron 29 QB 12 7 13 7 0 15 0.5 0.6 1.1 7 0 5
10 Eagle Day 27 qb 4 1 3 27 0 18 9.0 6.8 0.8 27 0 0
49 Sam Baker 30 K/P 12 0 2 3 0 5 1.5 0.3 0.2 3 0 0
27 Mike Sommer 25 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4.0 1.0 4 0 0
42 Bill Anderson* 23 LE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 734 21.0 6 70 3.2 66.7 734 6 2
81 Joe Walton 24 RE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 317 15.1 3 41 2.3 35.2 317 3 1
82 John Carson 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 74 12.3 0 17 1.2 14.8 74 0 0
82 Ken MacAfee 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 39 9.8 1 19 0.6 5.6 39 1 0
Team Total 26.3 12 422 1964 9 65 4.7 163.7 35.2 121 1824 15.1 13 70 10.1 152.0 3788 22 25
Opp Total 12 404 2214 19 5.5 184.5 33.7 185 2430 13.1 26 15.4 202.5 4644 45 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
47 Dick James 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 21 95 0 26 4.5 23 503 0 38 21.9 1174
43 Dick Haley 22 db 12 8 7 15 0 7 2.1 17 346 0 31 20.4 426
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 0 5 126 0 28 25.2 491
21 Gary Glick 29 RS 9 9 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
89 Art Gob 22 RDE 11 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
82 Ken MacAfee 30 7 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 51
0 Johnny Olszewski 29 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 494
71 Will Renfro 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
48 Ben Scotti 22 LDH 11 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
27 Mike Sommer 25 1 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 23
Team Total 26.3 12 30 119 0 26 4.0 50 1006 0 38 20.1 4913
Opp Total 12 38 1037 0 27.3 28 625 0 22.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
49 Sam Baker 30 K/P 12 0 22 10 45.5% 22 21 95.5% 49 2229 66 0 45.5
Team Total 26.3 12 22 10 45.5% 22 21 95.5% 49 2229 66 0 45.5
Opp Total 12 19 10 52.6% 46 44 95.7% 42 1715 40.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
47 Dick James 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 3 47 0 25 0 0 7 1 0 0
14 Eddie LeBaron 29 QB 12 7 0 5 0 0 0
79 Bob Toneff* 29 LDT 12 12 0 0 5 0 0
43 Dick Haley 22 db 12 8 1 15 0 15 0 0 2 1 0 0
0 Johnny Olszewski 29 10 0 0 3 1 0 0
48 Ben Scotti 22 LDH 11 8 0 1 2 0 0
42 Bill Anderson* 23 LE 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
85 Tom Braatz 26 RLB 12 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Chuck Drazenovich 32 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
45 Ralph Felton 27 LLB 12 0 2 6 0 6 0
21 Gary Glick 29 RS 9 9 2 35 0 35 0
3 Ralph Guglielmi 26 qb 9 5 0 2 0 0 0
63 Emil Karas 26 lb 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Richie McCabe 26 RDH 10 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Ed Meadows 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
30 Ed Sutton 24 LH 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
62 Don Boll 32 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
31 Don Bosseler* 23 FB 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Don Churchwell 23 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Doyle Nix 26 LS 8 0 1 19 0 19 0
51 Jim Schrader* 27 C 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
81 Joe Walton 24 RE 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 13 147 0 35 0 0 25 22 3 0 1
Opp Total 12 38 27 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
49 Sam Baker 30 K/P 12 0 21 10 51
42 Bill Anderson* 23 LE 11 0 6 6 36
47 Dick James 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 3 1 4 24
31 Don Bosseler* 23 FB 12 0 3 3 18
81 Joe Walton 24 RE 9 0 3 3 18
24 Jim Podoley 26 11 0 2 2 12
43 Dick Haley 22 db 12 8 1 1 6
82 Ken MacAfee 30 7 0 1 1 6
0 Johnny Olszewski 29 10 0 1 1 6
30 Ed Sutton 24 LH 11 0 1 1 6
89 Art Gob 22 RDE 11 6 1 2
Team Total 26.3 12 9 13 22 21 10 1 185
Opp Total 12 19 26 1 44 10 350