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1968 Washington Redskins

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFL Capitol Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -5.2, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (17.8/g), 11th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 358 points (25.6/g), 14th.
 Differential of -109 points (-7.8/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-9.8.

Coach: Otto Graham (5-9-0)

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

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
Head Coach/General Manager Otto Graham
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 249 3648 805 4.5 37 19 24 223 227 408 2484 23 18 5.6 132 360 1164 6 3.2 67
Team Defense 358 4683 877 5.3 35 14 19 259 202 359 2489 16 21 6.6 118 497 2194 18 4.4 122
Lg Rank Offense 11 13 10 16 11 4 5 5 7 7 16 16 14 16
Lg Rank Defense 14 14 9 7 13 7 12 5 7 12 14 15 14 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 38 28 18 337 263 74 1 18 316 151 165 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 @ New Orleans Saints 17 37 12 228 147 81 3 17 366 183 183 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 @ New York Giants 21 48 23 376 277 99 5 20 377 226 151 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles 17 14 17 320 196 124 1 13 221 138 83 4
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 13 19 294 178 116 2 17 287 104 183 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 41 21 313 257 56 2 24 321 148 173 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-4 New York Giants 10 13 9 142 73 69 2 22 297 124 173 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 27 9 133 92 41 4 15 317 102 215 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 10 17 267 92 175 2 13 276 207 69 2
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-6 Dallas Cowboys 24 44 13 289 207 82 2 24 515 295 220 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-7 Green Bay Packers 7 27 13 167 134 33 3 23 388 230 158 3
12 Thu November 28 boxscore L 4-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 29 18 248 220 28 5 17 285 138 147 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-9 Cleveland Browns 21 24 21 326 212 114 3 15 354 205 149 3
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 5-9 Detroit Lions 14 3 13 208 136 72 2 21 368 238 130 4

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 34 QB 12 12 4-8-0 167 292 57.2% 1980 17 5.8 11 3.8 99 6.8 6.3 11.9 165.0 81.7
11 Jim Ninowski 32 qb 7 2 1-1-0 49 95 51.6% 633 4 4.2 6 6.3 56 6.7 4.7 12.9 90.4 60.5
17 Harry Theofiledes 24 5 0 11 20 55.0% 211 2 10.0 1 5.0 39 10.6 10.3 19.2 42.2 104.4 1 1
16 Gary Beban 22 4 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.8 14 5-9-0 227 408 55.6% 2824 23 5.6 18 4.4 99 6.9 6.1 12.4 201.7 77.7 1 1
Opp Total 14 202 359 56.3% 2662 16 4.5 21 5.8 7.4 5.67 13.2 190.1 70.4 21 173 6.6 4.9 5.5

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
20 Gerry Allen 27 HB 11 0 123 399 4 20 3.2 36.3 11.2 21 294 14.0 1 99 1.9 26.7 693 5 3
26 Bob Brunet 22 7 0 71 227 0 15 3.2 32.4 10.1 18 160 8.9 1 39 2.6 22.9 387 1 7
44 Steve Thurlow 26 FB 6 0 51 184 0 11 3.6 30.7 8.5 12 151 12.6 0 56 2.0 25.2 335 0 1
24 Pete Larson 24 14 0 44 132 1 16 3.0 9.4 3.1 12 146 12.2 1 25 0.9 10.4 278 2 0
25 A.D. Whitfield 25 10 0 37 125 0 17 3.4 12.5 3.7 13 107 8.2 0 18 1.3 10.7 232 0 3
49 Bobby Mitchell 33 14 0 10 46 0 13 4.6 3.3 0.7 14 130 9.3 0 18 1.0 9.3 176 0 1
9 Sonny Jurgensen 34 QB 12 12 8 21 1 11 2.6 1.8 0.7 21 1 2
16 Gary Beban 22 4 0 5 18 0 5 3.6 4.5 1.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 3.0 30 0 0
28 Dick Smith 24 10 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 0.5 0.3 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.5 20 0 0
17 Harry Theofiledes 24 5 0 3 0 0 7 0.0 0.0 0.6 0 0 1
42 Charley Taylor 27 SE 14 0 2 -3 0 4 -1.5 -0.2 0.1 48 650 13.5 5 47 3.4 46.4 647 5 1
11 Jim Ninowski 32 qb 7 2 2 13 0 8 6.5 1.9 0.3 13 0 1
4 Mike Bragg 22 P 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 -3 0 2
87 Jerry Smith 25 FL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 626 13.9 6 56 3.5 48.2 626 6 0
88 Pat Richter 27 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 533 12.7 9 40 3.0 38.1 533 9 0
Team Total 25.8 14 360 1164 6 20 3.2 83.1 25.7 227 2824 12.4 23 99 16.2 201.7 3988 29 29
Opp Total 14 497 2194 18 4.4 156.7 35.5 202 2489 12.3 16 14.4 177.8 4683 34 22

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 25 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 19 144 0 20 7.6 23 579 0 49 25.2 723
49 Bobby Mitchell 33 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 11 235 0 43 21.4 411
28 Dick Smith 24 10 0 10 228 0 30 22.8 248
40 Aaron Martin 26 RS 14 0 2 12 0 8 6.0 7 146 0 31 20.9 158
34 Jim Smith 22 14 0 6 38 0 25 6.3 3 61 0 26 20.3 99
24 Pete Larson 24 14 0 6 151 0 49 25.2 429
76 Walt Rock 27 LT 14 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 10
77 Walt Barnes 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
85 Marlin McKeever 28 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Brig Owens 25 LS 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 29 194 0 25 6.7 64 1410 0 49 22.0 5592
Opp Total 14 45 485 2 10.8 51 996 0 19.5

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
4 Mike Bragg 22 P 14 0 76 3288 64 2 43.3
3 Charlie Gogolak 24 K 14 0 3 3 5 3 3 3 7 1 19 9 47.4%% 31 30 96.8%%
Team Total 25.8 14 3 3 5 3 3 3 7 1 19 9 47.4%% 31 30 96.8%% 76 3288 64 2 43.3
Opp Total 14 32 23 71.9%% 41 41 100.0%% 57 2257 39.6

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
23 Brig Owens 25 LS 14 0 8 109 0 38 0 0 1 2 0 0
26 Bob Brunet 22 7 0 0 7 1 0 0
46 Rickie Harris 25 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0
20 Gerry Allen 27 HB 11 0 0 3 2 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 28 LCB 14 0 2 14 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Aaron Martin 26 RS 14 0 4 23 0 18 0
34 Jim Smith 22 14 0 0 1 3 61 1
25 A.D. Whitfield 25 10 0 0 3 1 0 0
4 Mike Bragg 22 P 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
55 Chris Hanburger* 27 RLB 14 0 2 53 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 34 QB 12 12 0 2 1 0 0
60 Jim Carroll 25 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
79 Dennis Crane 23 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 14 0
52 Mike Morgan 26 14 0 2 23 0 14 0
11 Jim Ninowski 32 qb 7 2 0 1 1 0 0
76 Walt Rock 27 LT 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
77 Walt Barnes 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Frank Bosch 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Pete Larson 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Bobby Mitchell 33 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Joe Rutgens 29 RDT 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Dick Smith 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0
42 Charley Taylor 27 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 Harry Theofiledes 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Steve Thurlow 26 FB 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 21 225 1 38 0 0 29 24 75 1
Opp Total 14 37 22 8 1

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
3 Charlie Gogolak 24 K 14 0 30 9 57
88 Pat Richter 27 TE 14 0 9 9 54
87 Jerry Smith 25 FL 13 0 6 6 36
20 Gerry Allen 27 HB 11 0 4 1 5 30
42 Charley Taylor 27 SE 14 0 5 5 30
24 Pete Larson 24 14 0 1 1 2 12
81 Ken Barefoot 23 8 0 1 1 6
26 Bob Brunet 22 7 0 1 1 6
55 Chris Hanburger* 27 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
9 Sonny Jurgensen 34 QB 12 12 1 1 6
34 Jim Smith 22 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 6 23 1 1 1 32 30 9 249
Opp Total 14 18 16 2 1 3 41 23 1 358

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ CHI W, 38-28 1 16 pass Pat Richter 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ CHI W, 38-28 1 12 rush Gerry Allen 12 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ CHI W, 38-28 2 99 pass Gerry Allen 99 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
4 1968-09-15 @ CHI W, 38-28 2 6 pass Pat Richter 6 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
5 1968-09-15 @ CHI W, 38-28 3 19 pass Pat Richter 19 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ NOR L, 17-37 3 23 pass Jerry Smith 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ NOR L, 17-37 4 12 pass Pat Richter 12 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ NYG L, 21-48 1 1 rush Gerry Allen 1 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ NYG L, 21-48 2 2 pass Jerry Smith 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ NYG L, 21-48 4 3 pass Pat Richter 3 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
11 1968-10-06 PHI W, 17-14 2 4 rush Sonny Jurgensen 4 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
12 1968-10-06 PHI W, 17-14 3 34 pass Charley Taylor 34 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
13 1968-10-13 PIT W, 16-13 1 17 pass Jerry Smith 17 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
14 1968-10-13 PIT W, 16-13 3 49 pass Jerry Smith 49 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
15 1968-10-20 @ STL L, 14-41 1 29 pass Pat Richter 29 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ STL L, 14-41 3 4 rush Gerry Allen 4 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
17 1968-10-27 NYG L, 10-13 3 8 blocked punt Ken Barefoot 8 yard blocked punt return (Charlie Gogolak kick)
18 1968-11-03 @ MIN L, 14-27 4 5 pass Pat Richter 5 yard pass from Harry Theofiledes (Charlie Gogolak kick)
19 1968-11-03 @ MIN L, 14-27 4 61 fumble Jim Smith 61 yard fumble return (Charlie Gogolak kick)
20 1968-11-10 @ PHI W, 16-10 3 1 rush Gerry Allen 1 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
21 1968-11-17 DAL L, 24-44 2 35 pass Charley Taylor 35 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
22 1968-11-17 DAL L, 24-44 3 11 pass Charley Taylor 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
23 1968-11-17 DAL L, 24-44 4 30 interception Chris Hanburger 30 yard interception return (Charlie Gogolak kick)
24 1968-11-24 GNB L, 7-27 2 2 pass Pat Richter 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
25 1968-11-28 @ DAL L, 20-29 2 29 pass Charley Taylor 29 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Charlie Gogolak kick)
26 1968-11-28 @ DAL L, 20-29 3 11 pass Jerry Smith 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Charlie Gogolak kick)
27 1968-11-28 @ DAL L, 20-29 4 4 pass Pat Richter 4 yard pass from Jim Ninowski
28 1968-12-08 CLE L, 21-24 1 5 pass Jerry Smith 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
29 1968-12-08 CLE L, 21-24 2 2 pass Pete Larson 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
30 1968-12-08 CLE L, 21-24 4 31 pass Charley Taylor 31 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Charlie Gogolak kick)
31 1968-12-15 DET W, 14-3 4 39 pass Bob Brunet 39 yard pass from Harry Theofiledes (Charlie Gogolak kick)
32 1968-12-15 DET W, 14-3 4 2 rush Pete Larson 2 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ CHI L, 28-38 1 7 rush Jack Concannon 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ CHI L, 28-38 2 12 rush Brian Piccolo 12 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ CHI L, 28-38 2 5 rush Ronnie Bull 5 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
4 1968-09-15 @ CHI L, 28-38 4 8 rush Ronnie Bull 8 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ NOR W, 37-17 1 4 blocked punt Dave Whitsell 4 yard blocked punt return (Charlie Durkee kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ NOR W, 37-17 1 8 rush Don McCall 8 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ NOR W, 37-17 3 4 pass Don McCall 4 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
8 1968-09-22 @ NOR W, 37-17 4 43 pass Danny Abramowicz 43 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 2 2 rush Bobby Duhon 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 2 82 pass Homer Jones 82 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 2 4 rush Fran Tarkenton 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 3 56 pass Homer Jones 56 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 3 1 rush Ronnie Blye 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1968-09-29 @ NYG W, 48-21 4 47 interception Spider Lockhart 47 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1968-10-06 PHI L, 14-17 4 26 pass Ben Hawkins 26 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
16 1968-10-06 PHI L, 14-17 4 54 punt Alvin Haymond 54 yard punt return (Sam Baker kick)
17 1968-10-13 PIT L, 13-16 2 33 pass Roy Jefferson 33 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
18 1968-10-20 @ STL W, 41-14 2 42 rush Roy Shivers 42 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1968-10-20 @ STL W, 41-14 2 1 rush Johnny Roland 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1968-10-20 @ STL W, 41-14 2 32 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 32 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1968-10-20 @ STL W, 41-14 3 2 pass Dave Williams 2 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1968-10-20 @ STL W, 41-14 4 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1968-10-27 NYG W, 13-10 4 1 rush Tucker Frederickson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1968-11-03 @ MIN W, 27-14 2 5 pass Gene Washington 5 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
25 1968-11-03 @ MIN W, 27-14 2 61 pass Gene Washington 61 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
26 1968-11-03 @ MIN W, 27-14 4 98 punt Charlie West 98 yard punt return (Fred Cox kick)
27 1968-11-10 @ PHI L, 10-16 4 6 pass Ben Hawkins 6 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
28 1968-11-17 DAL W, 44-24 1 35 pass Bob Hayes 35 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
29 1968-11-17 DAL W, 44-24 3 14 pass Lance Rentzel 14 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
30 1968-11-17 DAL W, 44-24 3 9 pass Lance Rentzel 9 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
31 1968-11-17 DAL W, 44-24 4 28 rush Don Perkins 28 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
32 1968-11-17 DAL W, 44-24 4 21 fumble Larry Cole 21 yard fumble return (Mike Clark kick)
33 1968-11-24 GNB W, 27-7 1 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
34 1968-11-24 GNB W, 27-7 2 1 rush Elijah Pitts 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
35 1968-11-24 GNB W, 27-7 3 47 pass Donny Anderson 47 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Mike Mercer kick)
36 1968-11-28 @ DAL W, 29-20 2 1 rush Craig Baynham 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
37 1968-11-28 @ DAL W, 29-20 2 9 rush Don Perkins 9 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
38 1968-11-28 @ DAL W, 29-20 4 5 interception Larry Cole 5 yard interception return (Mike Clark kick)
39 1968-12-08 CLE W, 24-21 2 40 interception Erich Barnes 40 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
40 1968-12-08 CLE W, 24-21 3 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
41 1968-12-08 CLE W, 24-21 4 38 pass Paul Warfield 38 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)