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1970 Washington Redskins

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.0, Offense: 3.6, Defense: -0.6, SoS: 4.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 297 points (21.2/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 314 points (22.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.2/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-7.5.

Coach: Bill Austin (6-8-0)

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

President/Partial Owner Edward Bennett Williams
Partial Owner Jack Kent Cooke
Executive VP of Football Operations Vince Lombardi
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 297 4129 815 5.1 24 14 27 249 203 342 2108 23 10 5.7 100 444 2021 11 4.6 122
Team Defense 314 4333 866 5.0 28 13 16 266 205 374 2265 14 15 5.7 125 468 2068 19 4.4 125
Lg Rank Offense 11 9 2 10 3 20 17 4 1 10 14 5 12 2
Lg Rank Defense 21 24 20 19 26 13 15 6 22 16 19 25 25 24

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 26 13 209 85 124 2 21 324 174 150 1
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 27 20 254 107 147 3 22 297 123 174 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 33 21 21 316 139 177 1 15 237 101 136 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 Detroit Lions 31 10 21 352 225 127 1 16 251 152 99 1
5 Mon October 19 boxscore L 2-3 @ Oakland Raiders 20 34 20 301 224 77 25 458 232 226 1
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-3 Cincinnati Bengals 20 0 20 324 112 212 1 14 221 101 120 4
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 @ Denver Broncos 19 3 12 199 102 97 2 14 246 106 140 5
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 Minnesota Vikings 10 19 21 334 179 155 1 14 163 53 110
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 @ New York Giants 33 35 17 411 244 167 1 29 485 299 186 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-6 Dallas Cowboys 21 45 20 304 135 169 2 22 370 189 181 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 4-7 New York Giants 24 27 18 356 189 167 2 23 401 251 150 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 4-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 0 34 9 166 99 67 4 24 424 148 276 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 5-8 Philadelphia Eagles 24 6 17 316 122 194 1 13 206 155 51 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 6-8 St. Louis Cardinals 28 27 20 287 146 141 3 14 250 181 69 3

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 36 QB 14 14 6-8-0 202 337 59.9% 2354 23 6.8 10 3.0 66 7.0 7.0 11.7 168.1 91.5 25 214 5.91 5.94 6.9
13 Frank Ryan 34 1 0 1 4 25.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 0.8 3.0 3.0 39.6 4 35 -4.00 -4.00 50.0
4 Mike Bragg 24 P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 6-8-0 203 342 59.4% 2357 23 6.7 10 2.9 66 6.9 6.9 11.6 168.4 90.5 29 249 5.68 5.71 7.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 205 374 54.8% 2434 14 3.7 15 4.0 6.5 5.45 11.9 173.9 70.6 24 169 5.7 4.7 6.0

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
43 Larry Brown*+ 23 RB 13 13 237 1125 5 75 4.7 86.5 18.2 37 341 9.2 2 66 2.8 26.2 1466 7 6
31 Charlie Harraway 26 FB 13 13 146 577 5 57 4.0 44.4 11.2 24 136 5.7 0 29 1.8 10.5 713 5 1
32 Henry Dyer 25 rb 12 2 21 102 0 12 4.9 8.5 1.8 4 37 9.3 0 20 0.3 3.1 139 0 2
40 Dave Kopay 28 12 1 13 49 0 14 3.8 4.1 1.1 7 24 3.4 0 9 0.6 2.0 73 0 0
26 Bob Brunet 24 6 0 9 37 0 11 4.1 6.2 1.5 3 28 9.3 0 14 0.5 4.7 65 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 36 QB 14 14 6 39 1 14 6.5 2.8 0.4 39 1 4
19 Danny Pierce 22 2 0 5 6 0 8 1.2 3.0 2.5 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.5 3.0 12 0 3
87 Jerry Smith 27 TE 14 14 2 29 0 20 14.5 2.1 0.1 43 575 13.4 9 41 3.1 41.1 604 9 0
47 Walter Roberts 28 WR 14 12 2 15 0 21 7.5 1.1 0.1 27 411 15.2 1 66 1.9 29.4 426 1 3
4 Mike Bragg 24 P 14 0 2 25 0 40 12.5 1.8 0.1 25 0 0
42 Charley Taylor 29 WR 10 10 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.7 0.1 42 593 14.1 8 41 4.2 59.3 610 8 1
28 Jon Henderson 26 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 176 13.5 3 56 0.9 12.6 176 3 0
88 Pat Richter 29 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 30 15.0 0 26 0.2 2.7 30 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 444 2021 11 75 4.6 144.4 31.7 203 2357 11.6 23 66 14.5 168.4 4378 34 26
Opp Total 14 468 2068 19 4.4 147.7 33.4 205 2265 11.0 14 14.6 161.8 4333 33 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
29 Ted Vactor 26 KR 14 0 2 7 0 4 3.5 28 700 0 51 25.0 707
46 Rickie Harris 27 FS/PR 14 12 14 10 0 8 0.7 10 208 0 31 20.8 218
47 Walter Roberts 28 WR 14 12 10 28 0 9 2.8 454
22 Jim Harris 24 3 0 9 172 0 31 19.1 172
32 Henry Dyer 25 rb 12 2 5 78 0 29 15.6 217
55 Chris Hanburger 29 RLB 14 14 2 33 0 20 16.5 33
88 Pat Richter 29 te 11 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 30
41 Mike Bass 25 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
77 Bill Brundige 22 RDT 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
28 Jon Henderson 26 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 176
40 Dave Kopay 28 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 73
86 Marlin McKeever 30 MLB 14 12 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
67 Rusty Tillman 24 lb 14 2 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 26.5 14 27 45 0 9 1.7 61 1223 0 51 20.0 5646
Opp Total 14 35 259 0 7.4 49 1181 1 24.1

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 24 P 14 0 61 2493 66 1 40.9
5 Curt Knight 27 K 14 0 6 6 5 5 7 5 9 4 27 20 74.1%% 34 33 97.1%%
Team Total 26.5 14 6 6 5 5 7 5 9 4 27 20 74.1%% 34 33 97.1%% 61 2493 66 1 40.9
Opp Total 14 26 18 69.2%% 37 36 97.3%% 56 2201 39.3

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
46 Rickie Harris 27 FS/PR 14 12 3 67 0 25 0 0 4 1 0 0
43 Larry Brown*+ 23 RB 13 13 0 6 1 0 0
41 Mike Bass 25 RCB 14 14 4 37 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 36 QB 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
47 Walter Roberts 28 WR 14 12 0 3 2 0 0
23 Brig Owens 27 SS 14 14 4 86 0 32 0
32 Henry Dyer 25 rb 12 2 0 2 1 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 30 LCB 14 14 2 13 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Chris Hanburger 29 RLB 14 14 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 2 6 0
48 Jon Jaqua 22 db 14 2 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0
19 Danny Pierce 22 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
83 Bruce Anderson 26 RDE 14 8 0 0 2 0 0
31 Charlie Harraway 26 FB 13 13 0 1 1 0 0
22 Jim Harris 24 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
85 John Hoffman 27 LDE 13 9 0 0 2 0 0
77 Bill Brundige 22 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
56 Len Hauss* 28 C 14 14 0 0 1 2 0
86 Marlin McKeever 30 MLB 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
53 Harold McLinton 23 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
42 Charley Taylor 29 WR 10 10 0 1 0 0 0
75 Steve Wright 28 t 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 15 240 0 32 0 0 26 23 8 0
Opp Total 14 29 22 9 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
5 Curt Knight 27 K 14 0 33 20 93
87 Jerry Smith 27 TE 14 14 9 9 54
42 Charley Taylor 29 WR 10 10 8 8 48
43 Larry Brown*+ 23 RB 13 13 5 2 7 42
31 Charlie Harraway 26 FB 13 13 5 5 30
28 Jon Henderson 26 14 4 3 3 18
9 Sonny Jurgensen 36 QB 14 14 1 1 6
47 Walter Roberts 28 WR 14 12 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 11 23 34 33 20 297
Opp Total 14 19 14 1 2 1 36 18 1 314

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ SFO L, 17-26 1 75 rush Larry Brown 75 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ SFO L, 17-26 4 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
3 1970-09-27 @ STL L, 17-27 1 5 rush Larry Brown 5 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ STL L, 17-27 4 2 rush Charlie Harraway 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
5 1970-10-04 @ PHI W, 33-21 2 26 pass Jerry Smith 26 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
6 1970-10-04 @ PHI W, 33-21 4 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
7 1970-10-04 @ PHI W, 33-21 4 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
8 1970-10-11 DET W, 31-10 1 15 pass Charley Taylor 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
9 1970-10-11 DET W, 31-10 2 7 pass Jerry Smith 7 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
10 1970-10-11 DET W, 31-10 3 16 pass Charley Taylor 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
11 1970-10-11 DET W, 31-10 4 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
12 1970-10-19 @ OAK L, 20-34 2 39 pass Charley Taylor 39 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
13 1970-10-19 @ OAK L, 20-34 4 23 pass Jerry Smith 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
14 1970-10-25 CIN W, 20-0 1 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
15 1970-10-25 CIN W, 20-0 3 31 pass Charley Taylor 31 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
16 1970-11-01 @ DEN W, 19-3 2 17 pass Jerry Smith 17 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
17 1970-11-01 @ DEN W, 19-3 4 11 pass Jerry Smith 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
18 1970-11-08 MIN L, 10-19 1 2 pass Charley Taylor 2 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
19 1970-11-15 @ NYG L, 33-35 3 57 rush Charlie Harraway 57 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
20 1970-11-15 @ NYG L, 33-35 3 10 rush Charlie Harraway 10 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
21 1970-11-15 @ NYG L, 33-35 3 28 pass Charley Taylor 28 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
22 1970-11-22 DAL L, 21-45 1 20 pass Jerry Smith 20 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
23 1970-11-22 DAL L, 21-45 3 21 pass Larry Brown 21 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
24 1970-11-22 DAL L, 21-45 3 12 pass Jon Henderson 12 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
25 1970-11-29 NYG L, 24-27 3 66 pass Walter Roberts 66 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
26 1970-11-29 NYG L, 24-27 4 5 pass Jon Henderson 5 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
27 1970-11-29 NYG L, 24-27 4 15 pass Larry Brown 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
28 1970-12-13 PHI W, 24-6 2 5 rush Larry Brown 5 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
29 1970-12-13 PHI W, 24-6 3 56 pass Jon Henderson 56 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
30 1970-12-13 PHI W, 24-6 4 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
31 1970-12-20 STL W, 28-27 1 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
32 1970-12-20 STL W, 28-27 1 3 rush Charlie Harraway 3 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
33 1970-12-20 STL W, 28-27 2 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
34 1970-12-20 STL W, 28-27 4 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ SFO W, 26-17 1 1 rush Doug Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ SFO W, 26-17 2 7 rush Ken Willard 7 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1970-09-20 @ SFO W, 26-17 3 21 pass Dick Witcher 21 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ STL W, 27-17 2 9 rush MacArthur Lane 9 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ STL W, 27-17 2 6 pass Johnny Roland 6 yard pass from Pete Beathard
6 1970-09-27 @ STL W, 27-17 3 19 interception Miller Farr 19 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1970-09-27 @ STL W, 27-17 3 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1970-10-04 @ PHI L, 21-33 1 7 pass Lee Bouggess 7 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
9 1970-10-04 @ PHI L, 21-33 4 40 rush Cyril Pinder 40 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
10 1970-10-04 @ PHI L, 21-33 4 1 rush Rick Arrington 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
11 1970-10-11 DET L, 10-31 4 4 rush Nick Eddy 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
12 1970-10-19 @ OAK W, 34-20 1 39 rush Hewritt Dixon 39 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1970-10-19 @ OAK W, 34-20 1 28 pass Warren Wells 28 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
14 1970-10-19 @ OAK W, 34-20 3 24 pass Warren Wells 24 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
15 1970-10-19 @ OAK W, 34-20 3 16 pass Charlie Smith 16 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
16 1970-11-08 MIN W, 19-10 2 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
17 1970-11-15 @ NYG W, 35-33 1 1 rush Tucker Frederickson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1970-11-15 @ NYG W, 35-33 2 0 fumble Clifton McNeil 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1970-11-15 @ NYG W, 35-33 4 5 rush Ron Johnson 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1970-11-15 @ NYG W, 35-33 4 57 pass Tucker Frederickson 57 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1970-11-15 @ NYG W, 35-33 4 9 rush Ron Johnson 9 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 2 4 rush Duane Thomas 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
23 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 2 27 pass Lance Rentzel 27 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
24 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 2 3 pass Walt Garrison 3 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
25 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 3 100 kickoff Mark Washington 100 yard kickoff return (Mike Clark kick)
26 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 3 35 rush Duane Thomas 35 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
27 1970-11-22 DAL W, 45-21 4 2 rush Duane Thomas 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
28 1970-11-29 NYG W, 27-24 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1970-11-29 NYG W, 27-24 3 5 pass Tucker Frederickson 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1970-11-29 NYG W, 27-24 3 10 pass Bob Tucker 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1970-12-06 @ DAL W, 34-0 2 6 rush Dan Reeves 6 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
32 1970-12-06 @ DAL W, 34-0 3 6 pass Walt Garrison 6 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
33 1970-12-06 @ DAL W, 34-0 3 6 rush Walt Garrison 6 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
34 1970-12-06 @ DAL W, 34-0 4 1 rush Dan Reeves 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
35 1970-12-20 STL L, 27-28 1 16 pass Jackie Smith 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
36 1970-12-20 STL L, 27-28 4 57 pass John Gilliam 57 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
37 1970-12-20 STL L, 27-28 4 32 fumble Chuck Latourette 32 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)