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1973 Washington Redskins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.4, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 6.2, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (14.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of 127 points (9.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.7-3.3.

Coach: George Allen (10-4-0)
 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
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 325 3797 862 4.4 32 18 25 232 209 372 2358 20 14 5.9 131 459 1439 9 3.1 76
Team Defense 198 3779 939 4.0 44 18 25 233 203 406 2176 12 26 4.7 119 480 1603 8 3.3 89
Lg Rank Offense 6 18 12 20 14 9 6 5 8 7 18 25 20 26
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 2 6 15 25 18 9 2 8 8 4 6 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 San Diego Chargers 38 0 13 211 128 83 2 10 135 7 128 7
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 34 22 360 291 69 1 20 343 278 65
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 7 15 276 195 81 1 14 259 206 53 3
4 Mon October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Dallas Cowboys 14 7 13 174 103 71 1 20 269 87 182 1
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Giants 21 3 12 148 32 116 3 12 230 138 92 6
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 5-1 St. Louis Cardinals 31 13 23 428 286 142 7 12 248 202 46 5
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 5-2 @ New Orleans Saints 3 19 15 179 155 24 2 19 242 39 203
8 Mon November 5 boxscore L 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16 21 14 190 73 117 4 18 255 102 153 4
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-3 San Francisco 49ers 33 9 22 343 257 86 2 22 322 199 123 5
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-3 Baltimore Colts 22 14 14 244 140 104 1 22 242 122 120 4
11 Thu November 22 boxscore W 8-3 @ Detroit Lions 20 0 20 298 96 202 11 208 134 74 3
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-3 New York Giants 27 24 18 359 260 99 3 13 266 146 120 1
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 9-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 27 9 155 96 59 3 22 414 221 193 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 10-4 Philadelphia Eagles 38 20 22 432 246 186 2 18 346 295 51 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 22 boxscore L 10-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 27 18 314 159 155 2 17 359 218 141 2

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
17 Billy Kilmer 34 QB 10 10 7-3-0 122 227 53.7% 1656 14 6.2 9 4.0 64 7.3 6.7 13.6 165.6 81.3 15 88 6.48 5.96 6.2
9 Sonny Jurgensen 39 qb 14 4 3-1-0 87 145 60.0% 904 6 4.1 5 3.4 36 6.2 5.5 10.4 64.6 77.5 16 114 4.91 4.25 9.9 2 1
Team Total 28.6 14 10-4-0 209 372 56.2% 2560 20 5.4 14 3.8 64 6.9 6.3 12.2 182.9 79.8 31 202 5.85 5.28 7.7 2 1
Opp Total 14 203 406 50.0% 2531 12 3.0 26 6.4 6.2 3.94 12.5 180.8 52.9 53 355 4.7 2.7 11.5

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
43 Larry Brown 26 RB 14 14 273 860 8 27 3.2 61.4 19.5 40 482 12.1 6 64 2.9 34.4 1342 14 7
31 Charlie Harraway 29 FB 14 14 128 452 1 16 3.5 32.3 9.1 32 291 9.1 3 31 2.3 20.8 743 4 6
47 Duane Thomas 26 13 0 32 95 0 13 3.0 7.3 2.5 5 40 8.0 0 13 0.4 3.1 135 0 1
17 Billy Kilmer 34 QB 10 10 9 10 0 5 1.1 1.0 0.9 10 0 6
28 Herb Mul-Key* 24 KR 14 0 8 20 0 7 2.5 1.4 0.6 20 0 4
9 Sonny Jurgensen 39 qb 14 4 3 7 0 7 2.3 0.5 0.2 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.1 -0.2 4 0 1
26 Bob Brunet 27 14 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 0
25 Mike Hull 28 13 0 2 -3 0 -1 -1.5 -0.2 0.2 -3 0 0
42 Charley Taylor* 32 WR 14 14 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 59 801 13.6 7 53 4.2 57.2 794 7 1
80 Roy Jefferson 30 WR 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 41 595 14.5 1 36 2.9 42.5 596 1 0
87 Jerry Smith 30 TE 13 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 215 11.3 0 25 1.5 16.5 215 0 1
88 Alvin Reed 29 te 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 124 13.8 0 34 1.8 24.8 124 0 0
84 Mike Hancock 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 3 1.5 2 2 0.2 0.3 3 2 0
46 Frank Grant 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.1 0.9 12 1 0
Team Total 28.6 14 459 1439 9 27 3.1 102.8 32.8 209 2560 12.2 20 64 14.9 182.9 3999 29 32
Opp Total 14 480 1603 8 3.3 114.5 34.3 203 2176 10.7 12 14.5 155.4 3779 20 35

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
28 Herb Mul-Key* 24 KR 14 0 11 103 0 27 9.4 36 1011 1 97 28.1 1134
45 Speedy Duncan 31 PR 14 0 28 228 0 18 8.1 4 65 0 38 16.3 293
67 Rusty Tillman 27 14 0 3 42 0 18 14.0 42
87 Jerry Smith 30 TE 13 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 215
Team Total 28.6 14 40 331 0 27 8.3 43 1118 1 97 26.0 5448
Opp Total 14 14 104 0 7.4 62 1237 1 20.0

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
5 Curt Knight 30 K 14 0 8 8 7 5 13 6 9 3 5 42 22 52.4%% 37 37 100.0%%
4 Mike Bragg 27 P 14 0 64 2581 61 0 40.3
Team Total 28.6 14 8 8 7 5 13 6 9 3 5 42 22 52.4%% 37 37 100.0%% 64 2581 61 0 40.3
Opp Total 14 29 17 58.6%% 21 21 100.0%% 81 3110 38.4

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
27 Ken Houston* 29 SS 14 14 6 32 0 32 0 0 0 5 8 0
43 Larry Brown 26 RB 14 14 0 7 2 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 34 QB 10 10 0 6 2 -18 0
31 Charlie Harraway 29 FB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
23 Brig Owens 30 FS 14 14 5 123 1 27 0 0 0 2 56 1
28 Herb Mul-Key* 24 KR 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
89 Dave Robinson 32 LLB 14 14 4 98 1 39 0 0 0 2 0 0
41 Mike Bass 28 RCB 14 14 5 161 1 68 0
45 Speedy Duncan 31 PR 14 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 3 1 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 33 LCB 14 14 3 99 0 67 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Verlon Biggs 30 RDE 14 14 0 0 3 2 1
55 Chris Hanburger*+ 32 RLB 14 14 1 45 0 45 0 0 0 1 9 0
51 Dan Ryczek 24 14 0 0 1 1 -4 0
4 Mike Bragg 27 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bill Brundige 25 LDT 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
25 Mike Hull 28 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Roy Jefferson 30 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 39 qb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
24 Bill Malinchak 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Jerry Smith 30 TE 13 9 0 1 0 0 0
74 George Starke 25 RT 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
20 Ken Stone 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Charley Taylor* 32 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
47 Duane Thomas 26 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Rusty Tillman 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Ted Vactor 29 9 0 1 34 1 34 0
Team Total 28.6 14 26 598 4 68 0 0 32 30 53 2
Opp Total 14 31 35 17

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 30 K 14 0 37 22 103
43 Larry Brown 26 RB 14 14 8 6 14 84
42 Charley Taylor* 32 WR 14 14 7 7 42
31 Charlie Harraway 29 FB 14 14 1 3 4 24
84 Mike Hancock 23 10 0 2 2 12
23 Brig Owens 30 FS 14 14 1 1 2 12
41 Mike Bass 28 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
86 Verlon Biggs 30 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
46 Frank Grant 23 13 0 1 1 6
80 Roy Jefferson 30 WR 14 14 1 1 6
28 Herb Mul-Key* 24 KR 14 0 1 1 6
89 Dave Robinson 32 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
20 Ken Stone 23 4 0 1 1 6
29 Ted Vactor 29 9 0 1 1 6
Team Total 28.6 14 9 20 1 2 4 1 37 37 22 325
Opp Total 14 8 12 1 21 17 198

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 SDG W, 38-0 1 2 fumble Verlon Biggs 2 yard fumble return (Curt Knight kick)
2 1973-09-16 SDG W, 38-0 1 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
3 1973-09-16 SDG W, 38-0 1 36 fumble Brig Owens 36 yard fumble return (Curt Knight kick)
4 1973-09-16 SDG W, 38-0 3 32 pass Charley Taylor 32 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
5 1973-09-16 SDG W, 38-0 4 12 pass Frank Grant 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
6 1973-09-23 @ STL L, 27-34 2 23 pass Charley Taylor 23 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
7 1973-09-23 @ STL L, 27-34 4 10 pass Charlie Harraway 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
8 1973-09-23 @ STL L, 27-34 4 97 kickoff Herb Mul-Key 97 yard kickoff return (Curt Knight kick)
9 1973-09-30 @ PHI W, 28-7 1 23 pass Charley Taylor 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
10 1973-09-30 @ PHI W, 28-7 3 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
11 1973-09-30 @ PHI W, 28-7 4 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
12 1973-09-30 @ PHI W, 28-7 4 34 interception Ted Vactor 34 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
13 1973-10-08 DAL W, 14-7 4 1 pass Charley Taylor 1 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
14 1973-10-08 DAL W, 14-7 4 26 interception Brig Owens 26 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
15 1973-10-14 @ NYG W, 21-3 1 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
16 1973-10-14 @ NYG W, 21-3 3 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
17 1973-10-14 @ NYG W, 21-3 4 28 interception Dave Robinson 28 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
18 1973-10-21 STL W, 31-13 1 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
19 1973-10-21 STL W, 31-13 2 22 pass Charley Taylor 22 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
20 1973-10-21 STL W, 31-13 2 1 pass Mike Hancock 1 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
21 1973-10-21 STL W, 31-13 4 68 interception Mike Bass 68 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
22 1973-11-05 @ PIT L, 16-21 4 17 pass Larry Brown 17 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
23 1973-11-11 SFO W, 33-9 1 18 pass Larry Brown 18 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
24 1973-11-11 SFO W, 33-9 3 25 pass Charlie Harraway 25 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
25 1973-11-11 SFO W, 33-9 4 2 pass Mike Hancock 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
26 1973-11-18 BAL W, 22-14 1 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
27 1973-11-22 @ DET W, 20-0 1 4 pass Charlie Harraway 4 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
28 1973-11-22 @ DET W, 20-0 3 3 pass Charley Taylor 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
29 1973-12-02 NYG W, 27-24 2 3 rush Larry Brown 3 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
30 1973-12-02 NYG W, 27-24 4 6 rush Larry Brown 6 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
31 1973-12-02 NYG W, 27-24 4 16 pass Larry Brown 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
32 1973-12-09 @ DAL L, 7-27 4 12 blocked punt Ken Stone 12 yard blocked punt return (Curt Knight kick)
33 1973-12-16 PHI W, 38-20 2 14 pass Larry Brown 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
34 1973-12-16 PHI W, 38-20 2 32 pass Roy Jefferson 32 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
35 1973-12-16 PHI W, 38-20 2 27 pass Larry Brown 27 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
36 1973-12-16 PHI W, 38-20 3 64 pass Larry Brown 64 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
37 1973-12-16 PHI W, 38-20 4 8 rush Larry Brown 8 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-23 @ STL W, 34-27 1 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1973-09-23 @ STL W, 34-27 3 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1973-09-23 @ STL W, 34-27 4 12 pass Donny Anderson 12 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1973-09-23 @ STL W, 34-27 4 97 kickoff Don Shy 97 yard kickoff return (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1973-09-30 @ PHI L, 7-28 2 80 pass Norm Bulaich 80 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1973-10-08 DAL L, 7-14 2 15 pass Otto Stowe 15 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
7 1973-10-21 STL L, 13-31 3 69 pass Mel Gray 69 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1973-10-28 @ NOR W, 19-3 1 9 pass Bill Butler 9 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
9 1973-11-05 @ PIT W, 21-16 1 7 pass Preston Pearson 7 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Roy Gerela kick)
10 1973-11-05 @ PIT W, 21-16 2 24 pass Ron Shanklin 24 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1973-11-05 @ PIT W, 21-16 4 46 pass Barry Pearson 46 yard pass from Joe Gilliam (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1973-11-18 BAL L, 14-22 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
13 1973-11-18 BAL L, 14-22 4 4 pass Cotton Speyrer 4 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
14 1973-12-02 NYG L, 24-27 1 3 rush Ron Johnson 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1973-12-02 NYG L, 24-27 2 12 pass Bob Tucker 12 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1973-12-02 NYG L, 24-27 2 25 pass Ron Johnson 25 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1973-12-09 @ DAL W, 27-7 3 5 rush Roger Staubach 5 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1973-12-09 @ DAL W, 27-7 3 1 rush Calvin Hill 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1973-12-09 @ DAL W, 27-7 4 2 rush Calvin Hill 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1973-12-16 PHI L, 20-38 1 34 pass Charle Young 34 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
21 1973-12-16 PHI L, 20-38 3 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)