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1971 Washington Redskins

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 5.8, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (19.7/g), 12th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 190 points (13.6/g), 4th.
 Differential of 86 points (6.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: George Allen (9-4-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: LaVern Torgeson

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
Head Coach/General Manager George Allen
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 276 4030 828 4.9 35 20 23 212 182 334 2273 13 15 6.5 112 477 1757 8 3.7 77
Team Defense 190 3523 855 4.1 41 12 21 213 191 411 2127 11 29 4.8 119 408 1396 7 3.4 73
Lg Rank Offense 12 13 11 22 17 19 10 17 8 5 12 14 21 20
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 6 20 7 24 12 5 1 4 5 4 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 17 10 213 65 148 1 13 255 138 117 7
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Giants 30 3 19 427 301 126 13 156 88 68 2
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 16 14 285 85 200 3 20 267 185 82 1
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 4-0 Houston Oilers 22 13 11 251 136 115 2 13 192 146 46 5
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 5-0 St. Louis Cardinals 20 0 21 349 120 229 2 11 205 180 25 7
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 5-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 27 16 304 205 99 2 20 325 163 162 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 6-1 New Orleans Saints 24 14 21 377 204 173 6 16 212 106 106 1
8 Sun November 7 boxscore T 6-1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 14 197 136 61 7 10 172 95 77 1
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 6-2-1 @ Chicago Bears 15 16 15 283 195 88 20 385 180 205 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 6-3-1 Dallas Cowboys 0 13 15 232 167 65 2 16 279 133 146 1
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-3-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 13 10 257 155 102 2 16 280 180 100 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 8-3-1 New York Giants 23 7 9 190 35 155 1 15 254 165 89 5
13 Mon December 13 boxscore W 9-3-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 24 15 319 240 79 3 17 318 214 104 4
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 9-4-1 Cleveland Browns 13 20 22 346 229 117 4 13 223 154 69 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 26 boxscore L 9-5-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 24 13 192 93 99 3 11 285 173 112

Passing

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
17 Billy Kilmer 32 QB 14 13 8-4-1 166 306 54.2 2221 13 4.2 13 4.2 71 7.3 6.2 13.4 158.6 74.0 16 110 6.56 5.55 5.0 1 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 37 qb 5 1 1-0-0 16 28 57.1 170 0 0.0 2 7.1 30 6.1 2.9 10.6 34.0 45.2 1 8 5.59 2.48 3.4
Team Total 27.9 14 9-4-1 182 334 54.5 2391 13 3.9 15 4.5 71 7.2 5.9 13.1 170.8 71.6 17 118 6.48 5.29 4.8 1 0
Opp Total 14 191 411 46.5 2448 11 2.7 29 7.1 6.0 3.32 12.8 174.9 45.1 36 321 4.8 2.3 8.1

Rushing & Receiving

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
43 Larry Brown* 24 RB 13 13 253 948 4 34 3.7 72.9 19.5 16 176 11.0 2 36 1.2 13.5 1124 6 6
31 Charlie Harraway 27 FB 14 14 156 635 2 57 4.1 45.4 11.1 20 121 6.1 0 20 1.4 8.6 756 2 3
20 Tommy Mason 32 rb 10 1 31 85 0 11 2.7 8.5 3.1 12 109 9.1 0 18 1.2 10.9 194 0 2
17 Billy Kilmer 32 QB 14 13 17 5 2 3 0.3 0.4 1.2 5 2 2
26 Bob Brunet 25 7 0 10 27 0 5 2.7 3.9 1.4 2 4 2.0 0 5 0.3 0.6 31 0 1
9 Sonny Jurgensen 37 qb 5 1 3 29 0 11 9.7 5.8 0.6 29 0 1
80 Roy Jefferson* 28 14 14 2 13 0 13 6.5 0.9 0.1 47 701 14.9 4 70 3.4 50.1 714 4 0
25 Mike Hull 26 11 0 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.7 0.2 8 0 0
87 Jerry Smith 28 TE 8 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.6 0.1 16 227 14.2 1 31 2.0 28.4 232 1 1
16 Richie Petitbon 33 SS 14 13 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 2
14 Sam Wyche 26 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4.0 1.0 4 0 0
86 Boyd Dowler 34 WR 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 352 13.5 0 30 2.2 29.3 352 0 1
42 Charley Taylor 30 WR 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 370 15.4 4 71 4.0 61.7 370 4 0
85 Clifton McNeil 31 wr 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 244 17.4 2 36 1.8 30.5 244 2 1
81 Mack Alston 24 te 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 87 17.4 0 21 0.4 7.3 87 0 1
Team Total 27.9 14 477 1757 8 57 3.7 125.5 34.1 182 2391 13.1 13 71 13.0 170.8 4148 21 32
Opp Total 14 408 1396 7 3.4 99.7 29.1 191 2127 11.1 11 13.6 151.9 3523 18 22

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
45 Speedy Duncan* 29 KR 14 0 22 233 0 33 10.6 27 724 0 48 26.8 957
29 Ted Vactor 27 PR 14 0 23 194 0 30 8.4 194
48 Jon Jaqua 23 db 14 1 6 78 0 19 13.0 78
53 Harold McLinton 24 14 0 5 46 0 13 9.2 46
41 Mike Bass 26 RCB 14 14 4 61 0 26 15.3 61
67 Rusty Tillman 25 9 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 27.9 14 45 427 0 33 9.5 43 913 0 48 21.2 5488
Opp Total 14 17 87 0 5.1 61 1066 0 17.5

Kicking & Punting

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
5 Curt Knight* 28 K 14 0 12 10 9 6 14 8 11 3 3 2 49 29 59.2% 27 27 100.0%
4 Mike Bragg 25 P 14 0 58 2348 59 1 40.5
Team Total 27.9 14 12 10 9 6 14 8 11 3 3 2 49 29 59.2% 27 27 100.0% 58 2348 59 1 40.5
Opp Total 14 33 17 51.5% 20 19 95.0% 77 3172 41.2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
16 Richie Petitbon 33 SS 14 13 5 102 0 42 0 0 2 3 -6 0
41 Mike Bass 26 RCB 14 14 8 78 1 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Ted Vactor 27 PR 14 0 0 5 2 0 0
43 Larry Brown* 24 RB 13 13 0 6 0 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 35 LLB 14 14 5 58 1 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Speedy Duncan* 29 KR 14 0 1 46 1 46 0 0 4 0 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 31 LCB 14 14 3 103 1 53 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 32 QB 14 13 0 2 2 -3 0
55 Chris Hanburger 30 RLB 14 14 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 2 16 1
31 Charlie Harraway 27 FB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
73 Paul Laaveg 23 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
20 Tommy Mason 32 rb 10 1 0 2 1 0 0
79 Ron McDole 32 LDE 14 14 3 18 1 18 0
23 Brig Owens 28 FS 14 14 2 27 0 19 0
67 Rusty Tillman 25 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
81 Mack Alston 24 te 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
26 Bob Brunet 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Boyd Dowler 34 WR 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
63 Terry Hermeling 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Jon Jaqua 23 db 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 37 qb 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 Curt Knight* 28 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Clifton McNeil 31 wr 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
66 Myron Pottios 32 MLB 14 14 1 31 0 31 0
62 Ray Schoenke 30 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
64 Manny Sistrunk 24 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
87 Jerry Smith 28 TE 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
72 Diron Talbert 27 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
42 Charley Taylor 30 WR 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
60 John Wilbur 28 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.9 14 29 480 5 53 0 0 32 24 7 1
Opp Total 14 17 22 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Curt Knight* 28 K 14 0 27 29 114
43 Larry Brown* 24 RB 13 13 4 2 6 36
80 Roy Jefferson* 28 14 14 4 4 24
42 Charley Taylor 30 WR 6 6 4 4 24
31 Charlie Harraway 27 FB 14 14 2 2 12
17 Billy Kilmer 32 QB 14 13 2 2 12
85 Clifton McNeil 31 wr 8 1 2 2 12
41 Mike Bass 26 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
45 Speedy Duncan* 29 KR 14 0 1 1 6
37 Pat Fischer 31 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
55 Chris Hanburger 30 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
79 Ron McDole 32 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
32 Jack Pardee 35 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
87 Jerry Smith 28 TE 8 7 1 1 6
Team Total 27.9 14 8 13 1 5 27 27 29 276
Opp Total 14 7 11 1 1 19 17 190