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1977 Washington Redskins

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: -3.1, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 196 points (14.0/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 189 points (13.5/g), 4th.
 Differential of 7 points (0.5/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-6.7.

Coach: George Allen (9-5-0)
 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 196 3615 937 3.9 30 14 24 227 183 383 1863 15 16 4.3 124 502 1752 4 3.5 79
Team Defense 189 4110 962 4.3 33 12 20 234 167 380 2071 12 21 4.9 102 537 2039 8 3.8 112
Lg Rank Offense 21 20 8 8 18 7 18 12 6 24 17 23 26 24
Lg Rank Defense 4 19 15 20 16 25 17 9 11 9 18 18 5 16

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ New York Giants 17 20 19 261 139 122 2 13 279 113 166 1
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 10 6 15 252 147 105 3 16 341 234 107
3 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-1 St. Louis Cardinals 24 14 16 361 198 163 1 19 329 223 106 3
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 3-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 0 14 239 118 121 3 11 136 39 97 5
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 16 34 12 116 1 115 2 23 435 264 171 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-3 New York Giants 6 17 17 227 156 71 4 12 266 162 104 1
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles 23 17 19 312 194 118 1 16 281 150 131 4
8 Mon November 7 boxscore L 4-4 @ Baltimore Colts 3 10 13 206 113 93 2 21 353 163 190 2
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 5-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 14 18 272 132 140 4 15 284 72 212
10 Mon November 21 boxscore W 6-4 Green Bay Packers 10 9 15 254 95 159 1 17 196 107 89 4
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 6-5 Dallas Cowboys 7 14 18 334 201 133 1 19 282 132 150 2
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-5 @ Buffalo Bills 10 0 18 264 136 128 2 19 326 180 146 3
13 Sat December 10 boxscore W 8-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 26 20 16 266 115 151 2 13 309 133 176 4
14 Sat December 17 boxscore W 9-5 Los Angeles Rams 17 14 17 251 118 133 2 20 293 99 194 1

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 38 QB 8 8 5-3-0 99 201 49.3% 1187 8 4.0 7 3.5 59 5.9 5.1 12.0 148.4 66.5 22 180 4.52 3.82 9.9
7 Joe Theismann 28 qb 14 6 4-2-0 84 182 46.2% 1097 7 3.8 9 4.9 52 6.0 4.6 13.1 78.4 57.9 30 241 4.04 2.79 14.2 2 2
Team Total 29.0 14 9-5-0 183 383 47.8% 2284 15 3.9 16 4.2 59 6.0 4.9 12.5 163.1 62.4 52 421 4.28 3.32 12.0 2 2
Opp Total 14 167 380 43.9% 2430 12 3.2 21 5.5 6.4 4.54 14.6 173.6 52.9 45 359 4.9 3.2 10.6

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 24 RB 13 13 228 806 3 31 3.5 62.0 17.5 28 245 8.8 2 25 2.2 18.8 1051 5 10
38 Clarence Harmon 22 FB 12 9 94 310 0 21 3.3 25.8 7.8 14 119 8.5 1 22 1.2 9.9 429 1 1
35 Calvin Hill 30 rb 14 1 69 257 0 34 3.7 18.4 4.9 18 154 8.6 1 23 1.3 11.0 411 1 3
44 John Riggins 28 fb 5 5 68 203 0 12 3.0 40.6 13.6 7 95 13.6 2 53 1.4 19.0 298 2 0
7 Joe Theismann 28 qb 14 6 29 149 1 14 5.1 10.6 2.1 149 1 0
17 Billy Kilmer 38 QB 8 8 10 20 0 12 2.0 2.5 1.3 20 0 4
26 Bob Brunet 31 5 0 3 6 0 3 2.0 1.2 0.6 6 0 0
21 Larry Jones 26 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 5 55 11.0 0 15 0.4 3.9 56 0 0
84 Jean Fugett* 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 631 17.5 5 52 2.6 45.1 631 5 1
46 Frank Grant 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 480 14.1 3 59 2.4 34.3 480 3 0
88 Danny Buggs 24 wr 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 341 13.1 1 45 1.9 24.4 341 1 0
42 Charley Taylor 36 WR 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 158 11.3 0 19 1.2 13.2 158 0 0
87 Jerry Smith 34 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.7 6 0 0
Team Total 29.0 14 502 1752 4 34 3.5 125.1 35.9 183 2284 12.5 15 59 13.1 163.1 4036 19 26
Opp Total 14 537 2039 8 3.8 145.6 38.4 167 2071 12.4 12 11.9 147.9 4110 20 28

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* 25 KR/PR 14 0 57 452 0 43 7.9 34 852 0 46 25.1 1304
29 Mark Murphy 22 14 0 3 44 0 20 14.7 44
67 Rusty Tillman 31 14 0 3 39 0 16 13.0 39
26 Bob Brunet 31 5 0 2 40 0 20 20.0 46
21 Larry Jones 26 14 0 2 42 0 29 21.0 98
36 Eddie Moss 29 9 0 2 35 0 21 17.5 35
38 Clarence Harmon 22 FB 12 9 1 18 0 18 18.0 447
88 Danny Buggs 24 wr 14 7 0 17 0 17 358
Team Total 29.0 14 57 452 0 43 7.9 47 1087 0 46 23.1 5575
Opp Total 14 50 228 0 4.6 54 1033 0 19.1

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 31 P 14 0 91 3502 56 0 38.5
3 Mark Moseley 29 K 14 0 1 1 3 3 5 4 22 9 6 4 37 21 56.8%% 19 19 100.0%%
Team Total 29.0 14 1 1 3 3 5 4 22 9 6 4 37 21 56.8%% 19 19 100.0%% 91 3502 56 0 38.5
Opp Total 14 29 14 48.3%% 21 21 100.0%% 95 3477 36.6

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
22 Mike Thomas 24 RB 13 13 0 10 1 0 0
27 Ken Houston* 33 SS 14 14 5 69 0 31 0 0 3 2 0 0
45 Gerard Williams 25 LCB 14 11 4 25 0 25 0 0 1 2 0 0
25 Eddie Brown* 25 KR/PR 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 0
20 Joe Lavender 28 RCB 14 14 4 36 0 31 0 0 0 1 13 0
35 Calvin Hill 30 rb 14 1 0 3 1 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 38 QB 8 8 0 4 0 0 0
13 Jake Scott 32 FS 14 14 3 42 0 25 0 0 0 1 1 0
59 Brad Dusek 27 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jean Fugett* 26 TE 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
40 Windlan Hall 27 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Dennis Johnson 26 RDE 11 11 0 0 2 0 0
79 Ron McDole 38 LDE 14 14 2 15 0 15 0
53 Harold McLinton 30 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
74 George Starke 29 RT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
77 Bill Brundige 29 ldt 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
32 Mike Curtis 34 RLB 14 10 1 1 0 1 0
38 Clarence Harmon 22 FB 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
56 Len Hauss 35 C 14 14 0 1 0 -12 0
75 Terry Hermeling 31 RG 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ron Saul 29 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Diron Talbert 33 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 29.0 14 21 188 0 31 0 0 26 24 10 0
Opp Total 14 52 28 16

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 29 K 14 0 19 21 82
84 Jean Fugett* 26 TE 14 14 5 5 30
22 Mike Thomas 24 RB 13 13 3 2 5 30
46 Frank Grant 27 WR 14 14 3 3 18
44 John Riggins 28 fb 5 5 2 2 12
88 Danny Buggs 24 wr 14 7 1 1 6
38 Clarence Harmon 22 FB 12 9 1 1 6
35 Calvin Hill 30 rb 14 1 1 1 6
7 Joe Theismann 28 qb 14 6 1 1 6
Team Total 29.0 14 4 15 19 19 21 196
Opp Total 14 8 12 1 21 14 189

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NYG L, 17-20 4 3 rush Mike Thomas 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NYG L, 17-20 4 3 pass John Riggins 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1977-09-25 ATL W, 10-6 3 2 pass Mike Thomas 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1977-10-02 STL W, 24-14 1 12 pass Frank Grant 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1977-10-02 STL W, 24-14 3 27 pass Jean Fugett 27 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
6 1977-10-02 STL W, 24-14 4 53 pass John Riggins 53 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
7 1977-10-09 @ TAM W, 10-0 1 6 rush Mike Thomas 6 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
8 1977-10-16 @ DAL L, 16-34 2 1 pass Clarence Harmon 1 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
9 1977-10-30 PHI W, 23-17 1 15 pass Jean Fugett 15 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
10 1977-10-30 PHI W, 23-17 1 15 pass Jean Fugett 15 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
11 1977-11-13 @ PHI W, 17-14 3 14 pass Frank Grant 14 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1977-11-13 @ PHI W, 17-14 4 5 pass Danny Buggs 5 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
13 1977-11-21 GNB W, 10-9 4 7 pass Mike Thomas 7 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
14 1977-11-27 DAL L, 7-14 2 1 rush Joe Theismann 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1977-12-04 @ BUF W, 10-0 2 12 pass Jean Fugett 12 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1977-12-10 @ STL W, 26-20 1 14 pass Calvin Hill 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1977-12-10 @ STL W, 26-20 4 4 rush Mike Thomas 4 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1977-12-17 RAM W, 17-14 1 59 pass Frank Grant 59 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1977-12-17 RAM W, 17-14 1 3 pass Jean Fugett 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NYG W, 20-17 1 30 interception George Martin 30 yard interception return (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NYG W, 20-17 4 8 pass Gary Shirk 8 yard pass from Jerry Golsteyn (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1977-10-02 STL L, 14-24 4 7 pass J.V. Cain 7 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1977-10-02 STL L, 14-24 4 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1977-10-16 @ DAL W, 34-16 2 50 pass Golden Richards 50 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
6 1977-10-16 @ DAL W, 34-16 2 7 rush Robert Newhouse 7 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
7 1977-10-16 @ DAL W, 34-16 4 59 pass Drew Pearson 59 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
8 1977-10-16 @ DAL W, 34-16 4 6 rush Robert Newhouse 6 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
9 1977-10-23 NYG W, 17-6 3 17 rush Doug Kotar 17 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
10 1977-10-23 NYG W, 17-6 4 23 pass Jim Robinson 23 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
11 1977-10-30 PHI L, 17-23 1 16 rush James Betterson 16 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1977-10-30 PHI L, 17-23 4 48 pass Harold Carmichael 48 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1977-11-07 @ BAL W, 10-3 4 12 pass Freddie Scott 12 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
14 1977-11-13 @ PHI L, 14-17 2 21 pass Tom Sullivan 21 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
15 1977-11-13 @ PHI L, 14-17 4 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
16 1977-11-27 DAL W, 14-7 3 4 pass Golden Richards 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
17 1977-11-27 DAL W, 14-7 4 1 rush Tony Dorsett 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
18 1977-12-10 @ STL L, 20-26 2 1 rush Steve Jones 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1977-12-10 @ STL L, 20-26 4 68 pass Terry Metcalf 68 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1977-12-17 RAM L, 14-17 4 17 pass Terry Nelson 17 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Rafael Septien kick)
21 1977-12-17 RAM L, 14-17 4 2 pass Jim Jodat 2 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Rafael Septien kick)