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1976 Washington Redskins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.0, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (20.8/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 217 points (15.5/g), 9th.
 Differential of 74 points (5.3/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: George Allen (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: LaVern Torgeson

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

Team Info

Majority 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 291 4096 956 4.3 43 23 19 255 187 370 1985 20 20 4.9 122 548 2111 10 3.9 114
Team Defense 217 4122 953 4.3 47 21 15 215 146 354 1917 11 26 4.8 91 555 2205 12 4.0 109
Lg Rank Offense 11 17 24 24 14 13 16 5 19 18 9 14 21 20
Lg Rank Defense 9 13 3 6 5 10 9 4 2 11 22 19 8 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 12 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 19 17 17 322 233 89 3 14 317 221 96 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 Seattle Seahawks 31 7 28 428 155 273 3 11 205 103 102 3
3 Mon September 27 boxscore W OT 3-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 17 11 230 90 140 4 19 418 166 252 6
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 7 33 10 119 48 71 5 25 392 132 260
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 3-2 Kansas City Chiefs 30 33 26 438 264 174 4 20 443 324 119
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-2 Detroit Lions 20 7 14 207 98 109 2 13 247 144 103 3
7 Mon October 25 boxscore W 5-2 St. Louis Cardinals 20 10 15 140 23 117 3 15 306 206 100 10
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 5-3 Dallas Cowboys 7 20 10 146 58 88 3 18 253 118 135
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 21 23 403 283 120 2 19 385 112 273 2
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 6-4 @ New York Giants 9 12 20 315 141 174 4 10 168 24 144 3
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 10 20 357 110 247 3 16 307 155 152 4
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-4 Philadelphia Eagles 24 0 8 206 119 87 13 194 106 88 4
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 9-4 @ New York Jets 37 16 29 426 188 238 3 12 284 52 232 4
14 Sun December 12 boxscore W 10-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 27 14 24 359 175 184 4 10 203 54 149 4
Playoffs
Division Sat December 18 boxscore L 10-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 35 19 365 290 75 2 21 384 163 221 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 37 QB 10 9 7-2-0 108 206 52.4% 1252 12 5.8 10 4.9 53 6.1 5.1 11.6 125.2 70.3 15 125 5.10 4.15 6.8 3 4
7 Joe Theismann 27 qb 14 5 3-2-0 79 163 48.5% 1036 8 4.9 10 6.1 44 6.4 4.6 13.1 74.0 59.8 22 172 4.67 3.10 11.9 0 1
35 Calvin Hill 29 14 2 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
22 Mike Thomas* 23 RB 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 -6.00 -6.00 100.0
Team Total 28.3 14 10-4-0 187 370 50.5% 2288 20 5.4 20 5.4 53 6.2 4.8 12.2 163.4 65.5 38 303 4.87 3.64 9.3 3 5
Opp Total 14 146 354 41.2% 2241 11 3.1 26 7.3 6.3 3.65 15.3 160.1 42.6 44 324 4.8 2.4 11.1

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
22 Mike Thomas* 23 RB 13 12 254 1101 5 28 4.3 84.7 19.5 28 290 10.4 4 34 2.2 22.3 1391 9 7
44 John Riggins 27 FB 14 14 162 572 3 15 3.5 40.9 11.6 21 172 8.2 1 18 1.5 12.3 744 4 6
35 Calvin Hill 29 14 2 79 301 1 15 3.8 21.5 5.6 7 100 14.3 0 23 0.5 7.1 401 1 4
43 Larry Brown 29 11 0 20 56 0 11 2.8 5.1 1.8 17 98 5.8 0 15 1.5 8.9 154 0 2
7 Joe Theismann 27 qb 14 5 17 97 1 22 5.7 6.9 1.2 97 1 2
17 Billy Kilmer 37 QB 10 9 13 -7 0 2 -0.5 -0.7 1.3 -7 0 3
84 Jean Fugett 25 TE 12 12 2 0 0 10 0.0 0.0 0.2 27 334 12.4 6 33 2.3 27.8 334 6 2
46 Frank Grant 26 WR 14 14 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 50 818 16.4 5 53 3.6 58.4 809 5 0
80 Roy Jefferson 33 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 364 13.5 2 27 1.9 26.0 364 2 1
87 Jerry Smith 33 te 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 75 10.7 2 20 0.5 5.8 75 2 0
88 Danny Buggs 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 13 0.3 4.2 25 0 0
24 Bill Malinchak 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 12 0 0
Team Total 28.3 14 548 2111 10 28 3.9 150.8 39.1 187 2288 12.2 20 53 13.4 163.4 4399 30 36
Opp Total 14 555 2205 12 4.0 157.5 39.6 146 1917 13.1 11 10.4 136.9 4122 23 38

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
25 Eddie Brown* 24 KR/PR 14 0 48 646 1 71 13.5 30 738 0 67 24.6 1384
85 Brian Fryer 23 4 0 9 166 0 27 18.4 166
26 Bob Brunet 30 14 0 4 85 0 24 21.3 85
13 Jake Scott 31 FS 12 12 3 27 0 11 9.0 27
21 Larry Jones 25 1 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 31
81 Doug Winslow 25 5 0 2 32 0 19 16.0 32
71 Karl Lorch 26 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Brig Owens 33 db 14 2 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
67 Rusty Tillman 30 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
50 Pete Wysocki 28 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 28.3 14 52 688 1 71 13.2 50 1066 0 67 21.3 6153
Opp Total 14 44 325 0 7.4 63 1028 0 16.3

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 30 P 14 0 90 3503 56 0 38.9
3 Mark Moseley 28 K 14 0 1 1 8 7 11 8 13 6 1 34 22 64.7%% 32 31 96.9%%
Team Total 28.3 14 1 1 8 7 11 8 13 6 1 34 22 64.7%% 32 31 96.9%% 90 3503 56 0 38.9
Opp Total 14 30 19 63.3%% 23 22 95.7%% 93 3618 38.9

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
13 Jake Scott 31 FS 12 12 4 12 0 6 0 0 1 5 0 0
20 Joe Lavender 27 RCB 14 14 8 77 0 28 0 0 0 1 24 0
44 John Riggins 27 FB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
22 Mike Thomas* 23 RB 13 12 0 7 0 0 0
25 Eddie Brown* 24 KR/PR 14 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 4 1 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 36 LCB 14 14 5 38 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Ken Houston* 32 SS 14 14 4 25 0 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 37 QB 10 9 0 3 2 -3 0
59 Brad Dusek 26 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 32 1
35 Calvin Hill 29 14 2 0 4 0 0 0
61 Dennis Johnson 25 RDE 13 12 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
7 Joe Theismann 27 qb 14 5 0 2 1 -1 0
43 Larry Brown 29 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
84 Jean Fugett 25 TE 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
46 Frank Grant 26 WR 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
79 Ron McDole 37 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 1
67 Rusty Tillman 30 14 0 0 0 2 3 0
50 Pete Wysocki 28 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
77 Bill Brundige 28 ldt/rde 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
65 Dave Butz 26 LDT 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
66 Ted Fritsch 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Chris Hanburger* 35 RLB 14 14 1 20 0 20 0
80 Roy Jefferson 33 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
71 Karl Lorch 26 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Harold McLinton 29 MLB 14 14 1 8 0 8 0
76 Tim Stokes 26 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
81 Doug Winslow 25 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 28.3 14 26 190 0 32 0 0 36 30 55 1 1
Opp Total 14 38 38 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
3 Mark Moseley 28 K 14 0 31 22 97
22 Mike Thomas* 23 RB 13 12 5 4 9 54
84 Jean Fugett 25 TE 12 12 6 6 36
46 Frank Grant 26 WR 14 14 5 5 30
44 John Riggins 27 FB 14 14 3 1 4 24
80 Roy Jefferson 33 WR 14 14 2 2 12
87 Jerry Smith 33 te 13 2 2 2 12
25 Eddie Brown* 24 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
59 Brad Dusek 26 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
35 Calvin Hill 29 14 2 1 1 6
7 Joe Theismann 27 qb 14 5 1 1 6
79 Ron McDole 37 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 28.3 14 10 20 1 1 32 31 22 1 291
Opp Total 14 12 11 22 19 217

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 NYG W, 19-17 3 53 pass Frank Grant 53 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1976-09-12 NYG W, 19-17 4 5 pass Mike Thomas 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1976-09-19 SEA W, 31-7 1 5 rush Mike Thomas 5 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1976-09-19 SEA W, 31-7 2 12 pass Jean Fugett 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1976-09-19 SEA W, 31-7 3 10 pass Mike Thomas 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
6 1976-09-19 SEA W, 31-7 4 5 pass Frank Grant 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
7 1976-09-27 @ PHI W, 20-17 2 32 fumble Brad Dusek 32 yard fumble return (Mark Moseley kick)
8 1976-09-27 @ PHI W, 20-17 3 27 rush Mike Thomas 27 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
9 1976-10-03 @ CHI L, 7-33 4 1 pass Jerry Smith 1 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
10 1976-10-10 KAN L, 30-33 2 1 rush Joe Theismann 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
11 1976-10-10 KAN L, 30-33 4 5 pass Jerry Smith 5 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1976-10-10 KAN L, 30-33 4 37 pass Frank Grant 37 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
13 1976-10-10 KAN L, 30-33 4 6 rush John Riggins 6 yard rush
14 1976-10-17 DET W, 20-7 3 8 pass Frank Grant 8 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1976-10-17 DET W, 20-7 4 3 rush Mike Thomas 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1976-10-25 STL W, 20-10 4 7 rush Mike Thomas 7 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1976-10-25 STL W, 20-10 4 71 punt Eddie Brown 71 yard punt return (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1976-10-31 DAL L, 7-20 4 7 pass Roy Jefferson 7 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1976-11-07 @ SFO W, 24-21 2 18 pass Jean Fugett 18 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
20 1976-11-07 @ SFO W, 24-21 2 33 pass Jean Fugett 33 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
21 1976-11-07 @ SFO W, 24-21 3 3 pass Jean Fugett 3 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
22 1976-11-21 @ STL W, 16-10 3 22 rush Mike Thomas 22 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
23 1976-11-28 PHI W, 24-0 1 41 pass Frank Grant 41 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
24 1976-11-28 PHI W, 24-0 2 17 pass Mike Thomas 17 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
25 1976-11-28 PHI W, 24-0 3 14 pass Mike Thomas 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
26 1976-12-05 @ NYJ W, 37-16 1 16 pass Jean Fugett 16 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
27 1976-12-05 @ NYJ W, 37-16 1 14 pass Roy Jefferson 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
28 1976-12-05 @ NYJ W, 37-16 2 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
29 1976-12-05 @ NYJ W, 37-16 3 2 pass John Riggins 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
30 1976-12-12 @ DAL W, 27-14 2 6 pass Jean Fugett 6 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
31 1976-12-12 @ DAL W, 27-14 4 15 rush Calvin Hill 15 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
32 1976-12-12 @ DAL W, 27-14 4 3 rush John Riggins 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 NYG L, 17-19 2 63 pass Ray Rhodes 63 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1976-09-12 NYG L, 17-19 4 62 pass Walker Gillette 62 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1976-09-19 SEA L, 7-31 4 1 rush Don Testerman 1 yard rush (Don Bitterlich kick)
4 1976-09-27 @ PHI L, 17-20 2 15 rush Art Malone 15 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1976-09-27 @ PHI L, 17-20 4 41 pass Charlie Smith 41 yard pass from Mike Boryla (Horst Muhlmann kick)
6 1976-10-03 @ CHI W, 33-7 1 4 rush Bob Avellini 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
7 1976-10-03 @ CHI W, 33-7 2 6 pass James Scott 6 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
8 1976-10-03 @ CHI W, 33-7 3 10 rush Walter Payton 10 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
9 1976-10-10 KAN W, 33-30 2 33 pass Walter White 33 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1976-10-10 KAN W, 33-30 3 6 rush MacArthur Lane 6 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1976-10-10 KAN W, 33-30 4 36 pass Larry Brunson 36 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1976-10-17 DET L, 7-20 4 56 pass Ray Jarvis 56 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
13 1976-10-25 STL L, 10-20 2 8 pass J.V. Cain 8 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1976-10-31 DAL W, 20-7 1 3 rush Doug Dennison 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
15 1976-10-31 DAL W, 20-7 3 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1976-11-07 @ SFO L, 21-24 2 80 rush Delvin Williams 80 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
17 1976-11-07 @ SFO L, 21-24 2 85 pass Delvin Williams 85 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1976-11-07 @ SFO L, 21-24 4 22 rush Delvin Williams 22 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1976-11-21 @ STL L, 10-16 1 48 pass Terry Metcalf 48 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1976-12-05 @ NYJ L, 16-37 3 6 rush Clark Gaines 6 yard rush
21 1976-12-05 @ NYJ L, 16-37 4 1 rush Louie Giammona 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1976-12-12 @ DAL L, 14-27 2 12 rush Doug Dennison 12 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
23 1976-12-12 @ DAL L, 14-27 3 43 pass Butch Johnson 43 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)