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1965 Washington Redskins

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.0, Offense: -7.3, Defense: -1.6, SoS: -5.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 257 points (18.4/g), 12th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (21.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of -44 points (-3.1/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-8.3.

Coach: Bill McPeak (6-8-0)

Stadium: District of Columbia Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
Head Coach/General Manager Bill McPeak
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 257 3608 820 4.4 41 21 16 210 220 427 2571 20 20 5.5 125 354 1037 7 2.9 69
Team Defense 301 3870 849 4.6 42 15 36 237 161 318 2117 15 27 5.8 101 486 1753 18 3.6 100
Lg Rank Offense 12 11 11 11 11 5 7 10 9 12 14 14 14 14
Lg Rank Defense 6 2 4 7 4 1 3 2 1 4 14 8 11 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 7 17 14 232 208 24 1 18 313 133 180 2
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 27 13 274 185 89 5 16 297 137 160 1
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-3 @ Detroit Lions 10 14 11 196 119 77 8 10 118 13 105 6
4 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-4 St. Louis Cardinals 16 37 12 240 175 65 4 24 403 206 197 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-5 Baltimore Colts 7 38 14 268 181 87 2 14 273 204 69 1
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 1-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 20 15 251 177 74 1 22 309 188 121 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 2-5 Philadelphia Eagles 23 21 21 359 293 66 1 13 268 213 55 1
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-5 @ New York Giants 23 7 11 283 148 135 2 17 224 95 129 5
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 3-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 21 14 219 137 82 1 20 383 285 98 2
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 4-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 3 12 199 81 118 2 7 115 54 61 7
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 5-6 Dallas Cowboys 34 31 28 415 364 51 6 17 284 202 82 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 5-7 @ Cleveland Browns 16 24 16 201 138 63 3 24 284 84 200 4
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 5-8 New York Giants 10 27 18 294 220 74 3 21 368 217 151 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 6-8 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 14 11 177 145 32 2 14 231 86 145 5

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
9 Sonny Jurgensen 31 QB 13 13 6-7-0 190 356 53.4% 2367 15 4.2 16 4.5 55 6.6 5.5 12.5 182.1 69.6 1 1
14 Dick Shiner 23 qb 14 1 0-1-0 28 65 43.1% 470 3 4.6 4 6.2 80 7.2 5.4 16.8 33.6 57.9
42 Charley Taylor* 24 HB 13 0 1 4 25.0% 45 1 25.0 0 0.0 45 11.3 16.3 45.0 3.5 113.5
22 Dan Lewis 29 FB 13 0 1 2 50.0% 26 1 50.0 0 0.0 26 13.0 23.0 26.0 2.0 135.4
Team Total 26.8 14 6-8-0 220 427 51.5% 2908 20 4.7 20 4.7 80 6.8 5.6 13.2 207.7 69.5 1 1
Opp Total 14 161 318 50.6% 2539 15 4.7 27 8.5 8.0 5.11 15.8 181.4 57.9 45 422 5.8 3.3 12.4

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
42 Charley Taylor* 24 HB 13 0 145 402 3 39 2.8 30.9 11.2 40 577 14.4 3 69 3.1 44.4 979 6 10
22 Dan Lewis 29 FB 13 0 117 343 2 23 2.9 26.4 9.0 25 276 11.0 2 37 1.9 21.2 619 4 4
39 George Hughley 28 14 0 37 175 0 19 4.7 12.5 2.6 9 93 10.3 1 27 0.6 6.6 268 1 1
25 Pervis Atkins 30 4 0 18 44 0 16 2.4 11.0 4.5 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.3 0.0 44 0 2
9 Sonny Jurgensen 31 QB 13 13 17 23 2 27 1.4 1.8 1.3 23 2 6
14 Dick Shiner 23 qb 14 1 12 35 0 29 2.9 2.5 0.9 35 0 5
30 Bob Briggs 24 7 0 6 10 0 6 1.7 1.4 0.9 3 40 13.3 0 31 0.4 5.7 50 0 2
35 Rick Casares 34 3 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 1.7 0.7 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 10 0 0
49 Bobby Mitchell 30 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 867 14.5 6 80 4.3 61.9 867 6 1
89 Preston Carpenter 31 TE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 298 13.0 0 36 2.6 33.1 298 0 0
87 Jerry Smith 22 te 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 257 13.5 2 54 1.4 18.4 257 2 0
48 Angelo Coia 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 240 13.3 3 45 1.4 18.5 240 3 0
88 Pat Richter 24 P/SE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 189 11.8 2 35 1.5 17.2 189 2 1
81 Bob Jencks 24 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.1 1.4 20 0 0
26 Paul Krause*+ 23 RS 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0 13 0.1 1.2 17 0 1
23 Billy Hunter 23 KR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 29 29.0 1 29 0.3 9.7 29 1 1
Team Total 26.8 14 354 1037 7 39 2.9 74.1 25.3 220 2908 13.2 20 80 15.7 207.7 3945 27 41
Opp Total 14 486 1753 18 3.6 125.2 34.7 161 2117 13.1 15 11.5 151.2 3870 33 31

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
46 Rickie Harris 22 PR 14 2 31 377 1 57 12.2 5 96 0 36 19.2 473
23 Billy Hunter 23 KR 3 0 18 432 0 50 24.0 461
39 George Hughley 28 14 0 2 12 0 11 6.0 13 295 0 47 22.7 575
49 Bobby Mitchell 30 FL 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 5 106 0 35 21.2 988
25 Pervis Atkins 30 4 0 3 11 0 9 3.7 1 15 0 15 15.0 70
30 Bob Briggs 24 7 0 2 8 0 6 4.0 58
43 Tom Walters 23 14 0 2 30 0 21 15.0 30
55 Chris Hanburger 24 rlb 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
66 Carl Kammerer 28 RDE 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
20 Fred Mazurek 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
53 Bob Pellegrini 31 RLB 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
42 Charley Taylor* 24 HB 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 994
Team Total 26.8 14 39 415 1 57 10.6 49 1011 0 50 20.6 5371
Opp Total 14 30 138 0 4.6 42 976 0 23.2

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
81 Bob Jencks 24 K 14 0 22 10 45.5%% 33 29 87.9%%
88 Pat Richter 24 P/SE 11 0 54 2364 72 0 43.8
78 Ron Snidow 24 LDE 14 0 9 336 53 0 37.3
38 John Seedborg 22 p 1 0 7 247 49 1 35.3
Team Total 26.8 14 22 10 45.5%% 33 29 87.9%% 70 2947 72 1 42.1
Opp Total 14 22 12 54.5%% 38 37 97.4%% 69 2995 43.4

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
42 Charley Taylor* 24 HB 13 0 0 10 5 0 0
26 Paul Krause*+ 23 RS 14 0 6 118 0 43 0 0 1 5 56 1
9 Sonny Jurgensen 31 QB 13 13 0 6 3 0 0
46 Rickie Harris 22 PR 14 2 1 34 1 34 0 0 5 2 0 0
24 Johnny Sample 29 LCB 13 0 6 57 0 28 0 0 0 2 20 0
14 Dick Shiner 23 qb 14 1 0 5 1 0 0
22 Dan Lewis 29 FB 13 0 0 4 1 0 0
40 Lonnie Sanders 24 RCB 7 0 4 121 0 42 0
47 Jim Shorter 26 13 0 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 62 1
30 Bob Briggs 24 7 0 0 2 1 0 0
70 Sam Huff 31 MLB 14 0 2 49 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Jim Steffen 29 LS 14 0 3 56 0 25 0
25 Pervis Atkins 30 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
55 Chris Hanburger 24 rlb 14 5 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 George Hughley 28 14 0 0 1 1 1 0
66 Carl Kammerer 28 RDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
49 Bobby Mitchell 30 FL 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
53 Bob Pellegrini 31 RLB 13 0 0 1 1 31 1
57 Dave Crossan 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Len Hauss 23 C 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
23 Billy Hunter 23 KR 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Fred Mazurek 22 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Fran O'Brien 29 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Pat Richter 24 P/SE 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Joe Rutgens* 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 9 0
87 Jerry Smith 22 te 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
78 Ron Snidow 24 LDE 14 0 1 3 0 3 0
74 Jim Snowden 23 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Tom Walters 23 14 0 1 63 1 63 0
Team Total 26.8 14 27 535 2 63 0 0 41 35 179 3
Opp Total 14 39 31 16

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
81 Bob Jencks 24 K 14 0 29 10 59
49 Bobby Mitchell 30 FL 14 0 6 6 36
42 Charley Taylor* 24 HB 13 0 3 3 6 36
22 Dan Lewis 29 FB 13 0 2 2 4 24
48 Angelo Coia 27 13 0 3 3 18
46 Rickie Harris 22 PR 14 2 1 1 2 12
9 Sonny Jurgensen 31 QB 13 13 2 2 12
88 Pat Richter 24 P/SE 11 0 2 2 12
87 Jerry Smith 22 te 14 5 2 2 12
39 George Hughley 28 14 0 1 1 6
23 Billy Hunter 23 KR 3 0 1 1 6
26 Paul Krause*+ 23 RS 14 0 1 1 6
53 Bob Pellegrini 31 RLB 13 0 1 1 6
47 Jim Shorter 26 13 0 1 1 6
43 Tom Walters 23 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 7 20 1 3 2 33 29 10 257
Opp Total 14 18 15 2 2 37 12 301

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-19 CLE L, 7-17 4 21 pass Angelo Coia 21 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Bob Jencks kick)
2 1965-09-26 @ DAL L, 7-27 4 22 pass Bobby Mitchell 22 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
3 1965-10-03 @ DET L, 10-14 4 54 fumble Jim Shorter 54 yard fumble return (Bob Jencks kick)
4 1965-10-10 STL L, 16-37 3 80 pass Bobby Mitchell 80 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Bob Jencks kick)
5 1965-10-10 STL L, 16-37 4 29 pass Billy Hunter 29 yard pass from Dick Shiner
6 1965-10-17 BAL L, 7-38 2 27 rush Sonny Jurgensen 27 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
7 1965-10-24 @ STL W, 24-20 2 53 pass Bobby Mitchell 53 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
8 1965-10-24 @ STL W, 24-20 3 14 pass Charley Taylor 14 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
9 1965-10-24 @ STL W, 24-20 4 1 pass Jerry Smith 1 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
10 1965-10-31 PHI W, 23-21 1 1 rush Charley Taylor 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
11 1965-10-31 PHI W, 23-21 4 55 pass Charley Taylor 55 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
12 1965-10-31 PHI W, 23-21 4 11 pass Bobby Mitchell 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
13 1965-11-07 @ NYG W, 23-7 1 31 fumble Paul Krause 31 yard fumble return (Bob Jencks kick)
14 1965-11-07 @ NYG W, 23-7 1 26 pass Jerry Smith 26 yard pass from Dan Lewis (Bob Jencks kick)
15 1965-11-14 @ PHI L, 14-21 2 5 pass Dan Lewis 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
16 1965-11-14 @ PHI L, 14-21 3 25 pass Pat Richter 25 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
17 1965-11-21 @ PIT W, 31-3 2 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
18 1965-11-21 @ PIT W, 31-3 3 8 rush Charley Taylor 8 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
19 1965-11-21 @ PIT W, 31-3 3 45 pass Angelo Coia 45 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
20 1965-11-21 @ PIT W, 31-3 4 57 punt Rickie Harris 57 yard punt return (Bob Jencks kick)
21 1965-11-28 DAL W, 34-31 2 26 pass Charley Taylor 26 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
22 1965-11-28 DAL W, 34-31 3 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
23 1965-11-28 DAL W, 34-31 4 2 rush Dan Lewis 2 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
24 1965-11-28 DAL W, 34-31 4 10 pass Bobby Mitchell 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
25 1965-11-28 DAL W, 34-31 4 5 pass Angelo Coia 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
26 1965-12-05 @ CLE L, 16-24 1 2 rush Charley Taylor 2 yard rush
27 1965-12-05 @ CLE L, 16-24 2 6 pass Pat Richter 6 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
28 1965-12-12 NYG L, 10-27 1 45 pass Bobby Mitchell 45 yard pass from Charley Taylor (Bob Jencks kick)
29 1965-12-19 PIT W, 35-14 1 10 pass Dan Lewis 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
30 1965-12-19 PIT W, 35-14 1 34 interception Rickie Harris 34 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)
31 1965-12-19 PIT W, 35-14 2 63 interception Tom Walters 63 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)
32 1965-12-19 PIT W, 35-14 2 31 fumble Bob Pellegrini 31 yard fumble return (Bob Jencks kick)
33 1965-12-19 PIT W, 35-14 3 4 pass George Hughley 4 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-19 CLE W, 17-7 2 80 pass Walter Roberts 80 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
2 1965-09-19 CLE W, 17-7 3 35 pass Gary Collins 35 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
3 1965-09-26 @ DAL W, 27-7 1 45 pass Bob Hayes 45 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
4 1965-09-26 @ DAL W, 27-7 2 11 rush Bob Hayes 11 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
5 1965-09-26 @ DAL W, 27-7 4 7 rush J.D. Smith 7 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
6 1965-10-03 @ DET W, 14-10 2 50 interception Wayne Rasmussen 50 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
7 1965-10-03 @ DET W, 14-10 3 4 rush Joe Don Looney 4 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
8 1965-10-10 STL W, 37-16 1 36 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 36 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1965-10-10 STL W, 37-16 3 10 fumble Don Brumm 10 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1965-10-10 STL W, 37-16 4 3 rush Bill Triplett 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1965-10-10 STL W, 37-16 4 7 rush Prentice Gautt 7 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1965-10-17 BAL W, 38-7 1 34 pass John Mackey 34 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1965-10-17 BAL W, 38-7 2 12 rush Tony Lorick 12 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1965-10-17 BAL W, 38-7 2 30 interception Alvin Haymond 30 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1965-10-17 BAL W, 38-7 3 3 pass Raymond Berry 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1965-10-17 BAL W, 38-7 3 2 rush Jerry Hill 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1965-10-24 @ STL L, 20-24 2 3 rush Prentice Gautt 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1965-10-24 @ STL L, 20-24 4 2 rush Bill Triplett 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1965-10-31 PHI L, 21-23 3 1 rush Earl Gros 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
20 1965-10-31 PHI L, 21-23 4 22 pass Ray Poage 22 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
21 1965-10-31 PHI L, 21-23 4 18 pass Earl Gros 18 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
22 1965-11-07 @ NYG L, 7-23 3 1 rush Chuck Mercein 1 yard rush (Bob Timberlake kick)
23 1965-11-14 @ PHI W, 21-14 1 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
24 1965-11-14 @ PHI W, 21-14 3 4 rush Timmy Brown 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
25 1965-11-14 @ PHI W, 21-14 4 1 rush Earl Gros 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
26 1965-11-28 DAL L, 31-34 1 6 pass Perry Lee Dunn 6 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
27 1965-11-28 DAL L, 31-34 1 5 fumble Cornell Green 5 yard fumble return (Danny Villanueva kick)
28 1965-11-28 DAL L, 31-34 2 60 blocked field goal Mike Gaechter 60 yard blocked field goal return (Danny Villanueva kick)
29 1965-11-28 DAL L, 31-34 4 53 pass Frank Clarke 53 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
30 1965-12-05 @ CLE W, 24-16 2 7 pass Gary Collins 7 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
31 1965-12-05 @ CLE W, 24-16 4 14 pass Tom Hutchinson 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
32 1965-12-05 @ CLE W, 24-16 4 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1965-12-12 NYG W, 27-10 1 74 pass Homer Jones 74 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
34 1965-12-12 NYG W, 27-10 2 1 rush Steve Thurlow 1 yard rush
35 1965-12-12 NYG W, 27-10 2 72 pass Homer Jones 72 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
36 1965-12-12 NYG W, 27-10 4 10 rush Tucker Frederickson 10 yard rush (Gary Wood run)
37 1965-12-19 PIT L, 14-35 2 2 rush Gary Ballman 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
38 1965-12-19 PIT L, 14-35 2 44 pass Gary Ballman 44 yard pass from Tommy Wade (Mike Clark kick)