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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 249 3648 805 4.5 37 19 223 227 408 2484 23 18 5.6 132 360 1164 6 3.2 67 65 643 24
Opp. Stats 358 4683 877 5.3 35 14 259 202 359 2489 16 21 6.6 118 497 2194 18 4.4 122 82 879 19
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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
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. 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. 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 20.3 160
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 5667
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 22 8 37 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Charlie Gogolak 24 K 14 0 30 31 9 19 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 31 9 19 249
Opp Total 14 18 16 2 1 3 1 41 41 23 32 1 358

Touchdown Log

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