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1987 Washington Redskins

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11-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.8, Defense: 2.0, SoS: -2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (25.3/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (19.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of 94 points (6.3/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-5.1.

Coach: Joe Gibbs (11-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello and Richie Petitbon

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


Team Info

Sole Owner Jack Kent Cooke
General Manager Bobby Beathard
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 379 5597 1005 5.6 37 19 29 301 247 478 3495 27 18 6.9 153 500 2102 18 4.2 119
Team Defense 285 5022 1021 4.9 34 11 15 296 276 527 3343 19 23 5.8 177 441 1679 10 3.8 104
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 18 20 9 17 4 4 11 2 9 7 3 5
Lg Rank Defense 6 18 15 24 17 27 24 8 6 11 8 10 9 12

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 34 24 19 374 264 110 2 24 351 239 112 4
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 21 21 335 190 145 3 18 394 269 125 1
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 St. Louis Cardinals 28 21 18 452 334 118 1 27 398 231 167
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ New York Giants 38 12 24 376 176 200 2 13 171 124 47 3
5 Mon October 19 boxscore W 4-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 7 19 339 153 186 3 18 316 223 93 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 New York Jets 17 16 16 378 275 103 2 14 200 126 74 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 27 7 24 406 107 299 1 14 280 259 21 4
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 6-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 31 23 360 231 129 4 23 427 232 195 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-2 Detroit Lions 20 13 18 309 174 135 2 23 341 238 103 4
10 Mon November 23 boxscore L 7-3 Los Angeles Rams 26 30 20 343 277 66 2 14 234 96 138 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-3 New York Giants 23 19 20 357 275 82 4 16 319 200 119 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 9-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34 17 18 411 231 180 3 21 323 195 128 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 10-3 Dallas Cowboys 24 20 15 317 249 68 2 25 428 341 87 2
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 10-4 @ Miami Dolphins 21 23 28 472 268 204 2 22 459 393 66 1
15 Sat December 26 boxscore W OT 11-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 24 18 368 291 77 4 24 381 177 204 3
Playoffs
Division Sun January 10 boxscore W 12-4 @ Chicago Bears 21 17 17 272 200 72 2 15 280 170 110 3
ConfChamp Sun January 17 boxscore W 13-4 Minnesota Vikings 17 10 11 280 119 161 16 259 183 76 1
SuperBowl Sun January 31 boxscore W 14-4 N Denver Broncos 42 10 25 602 322 280 1 18 327 230 97 3

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
10 Jay Schroeder 26 QB 11 10 8-2-0 129 267 48.3 1878 12 4.5 10 3.7 84 7.0 6.2 14.6 170.7 71.0 17 149 6.09 5.35 6.0 2 2
17 Doug Williams 32 qb 5 2 0-2-0 81 143 56.6 1156 11 7.7 5 3.5 62 8.1 8.0 14.3 231.2 94.0 7 53 7.35 7.32 4.7 1 3
16 Ed Rubbert 23 qb 3 3 3-0-0 26 49 53.1 532 4 8.2 1 2.0 88 10.9 11.6 20.5 177.3 110.2 1 9 10.46 11.16 2.0
15 Tony Robinson 23 1 0 11 18 61.1 152 0 0.0 2 11.1 42 8.4 3.4 13.8 152.0 48.6 2 12 7.00 2.50 10.0
24 Kelvin Bryant 27 rb 11 1 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 25.8 15 11-4-0 247 478 51.7 3718 27 5.6 18 3.8 88 7.8 7.2 15.1 309.8 80.7 27 223 6.92 6.39 5.3 3 5
Opp Total 15 276 527 52.4 3767 19 3.6 23 4.4 7.1 5.91 13.6 251.1 69.3 53 424 5.8 4.6 9.1

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
38 George Rogers 29 RB 11 9 163 613 6 29 3.8 55.7 14.8 4 23 5.8 0 8 0.4 2.1 636 6 2
20 Lionel Vital 24 rb 3 3 80 346 2 22 4.3 115.3 26.7 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.3 4.3 359 2 3
24 Kelvin Bryant 27 rb 11 1 77 406 1 28 5.3 36.9 7.0 43 490 11.4 5 39 3.9 44.5 896 6 4
35 Keith Griffin 26 KR 9 2 62 242 0 13 3.9 26.9 6.9 3 13 4.3 1 6 0.3 1.4 255 1 3
36 Timmy Smith 23 7 0 29 126 0 15 4.3 18.0 4.1 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.3 124 0 0
10 Jay Schroeder 26 QB 11 10 26 120 3 31 4.6 10.9 2.4 120 3 5
26 Wayne Wilson 30 2 0 18 55 2 11 3.1 27.5 9.0 2 16 8.0 0 9 1.0 8.0 71 2 1
21 Tim Jessie 24 3 0 10 37 1 14 3.7 12.3 3.3 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.7 45 1 0
16 Ed Rubbert 23 qb 3 3 9 31 0 14 3.4 10.3 3.0 31 0 1
17 Doug Williams 32 qb 5 2 7 9 1 7 1.3 1.8 1.4 9 1 3
81 Art Monk 30 WR 9 9 6 63 0 26 10.5 7.0 0.7 38 483 12.7 6 62 4.2 53.7 546 6 0
29 Reggie Branch 25 12 0 4 9 1 3 2.3 0.8 0.3 9 1 0
80 Ted Wilson 23 wr 3 2 2 28 1 16 14.0 9.3 0.7 5 112 22.4 1 64 1.7 37.3 140 2 0
30 Walter Holman 28 3 0 2 7 0 5 3.5 2.3 0.7 7 0 0
15 Tony Robinson 23 1 0 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0
84 Gary Clark*+ 25 WR 12 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 56 1066 19.0 7 84 4.7 88.8 1066 7 3
83 Ricky Sanders 27 wr 12 5 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 37 630 17.0 3 57 3.1 52.5 626 3 0
89 Clarence Verdin 24 wr 3 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 4.7 0.3 2 62 31.0 0 55 0.7 20.7 76 0 0
89 Anthony Allen 28 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 337 25.9 3 88 4.3 112.3 337 3 0
86 Clint Didier 28 TE 9 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 178 13.7 1 25 1.4 19.8 178 1 0
26 Craig McEwen 22 te 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 164 13.7 0 42 3.0 41.0 164 0 0
85 Don Warren 31 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 43 6.1 0 9 0.6 3.6 43 0 0
87 Terry Orr 26 te 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 0 23 0.3 3.5 35 0 0
82 Joe Caravello 24 te 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 22 0.2 2.6 29 0 0
89 Glenn Dennison 26 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 8 4.0 0 5 1.0 4.0 8 0 0
83 Richard Johnson 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 1.0 5.0 5 0 0
80 Eric Yarber 24 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 1
Team Total 25.8 15 500 2102 18 31 4.2 175.2 41.7 247 3718 15.1 27 88 20.6 309.8 5820 45 26
Opp Total 15 441 1679 10 3.8 111.9 29.4 276 3343 12.1 19 18.4 222.9 5022 29 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
80 Eric Yarber 24 PR 12 0 37 273 0 33 7.4 278
35 Keith Griffin 26 KR 9 2 25 478 0 54 19.1 733
89 Clarence Verdin 24 wr 3 1 12 244 0 38 20.3 320
80 Ted Wilson 23 wr 3 2 8 143 0 40 17.9 1 20 0 20 20.0 303
88 Derrick Shepard 23 wr 2 1 6 146 0 73 24.3 1 20 0 20 20.0 166
28 Darrell Green* 27 LCB 12 12 5 53 0 15 10.6 53
29 Reggie Branch 25 12 0 4 61 0 19 15.3 70
21 Tim Jessie 24 3 0 4 73 0 24 18.3 118
87 Terry Orr 26 te 10 1 4 62 0 19 15.5 97
83 Ricky Sanders 27 wr 12 5 4 118 0 39 29.5 744
20 Lionel Vital 24 rb 3 3 2 31 0 18 15.5 390
26 Wayne Wilson 30 2 0 2 32 0 18 16.0 103
Team Total 25.8 15 56 615 0 73 11.0 59 1139 0 54 19.3 7574
Opp Total 15 37 231 0 6.2 63 1352 1 21.5

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
12 Steve Cox 29 P 12 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0% 3 3 100.0% 63 2571 77 1 40.8
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 26 K 11 0 5 5 10 6 4 2 19 13 68.4% 32 29 90.6%
2 Jack Weil 25 p 3 0 14 482 51 0 34.4
5 Obed Ariri 31 k 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 3 60.0% 6 6 100.0%
8 Brendan Toibin 23 k 1 0 1 1 2 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
4 Jess Atkinson 26 k 1 0 1 1 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.8 15 1 1 7 7 12 7 8 3 1 29 18 62.1% 46 43 93.5% 77 3053 77 1 39.6
Opp Total 15 28 19 67.9% 33 30 90.9% 91 3567 39.2

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
51 Monte Coleman 30 RLB 12 12 4.0 2 53 0 28 0 107 0
71 Charles Mann* 26 LDE 12 12 9.5 1 0 1 0 0 80 0
45 Barry Wilburn+ 24 RCB 12 12 9 135 1 100 0 67 0
28 Darrell Green* 27 LCB 12 12 3 65 0 56 0 0 0 1 26 1 48 0
54 Kurt Gouveia 23 lb 11 1 27 0
34 Brian Davis 24 7 0 0 0 1 11 0 5 0
72 Dexter Manley 29 RDE 11 10 8.5
40 Alvin Walton 23 SS 12 12 3.0 3 28 0 24 0
23 Todd Bowles 24 FS 12 12 4 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Kelvin Bryant 27 rb 11 1 0 4 1 0 0
98 Steve Martin 23 de 3 3 5.0
10 Jay Schroeder 26 QB 11 10 0 5 0 0 0
95 Dan Benish 26 dt 3 3 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Dave Butz 37 LDT 12 12 3.0
84 Gary Clark*+ 25 WR 12 11 0 3 0 0 0
90 Bobby Curtis 23 lb 3 3 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
77 Darryl Grant 28 RDT 12 11 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Keith Griffin 26 KR 9 2 0 3 0 0 0
20 Lionel Vital 24 rb 3 3 0 3 0 0 0
17 Doug Williams 32 qb 5 2 0 3 0 0 0
36 Joe Cofer 24 db 3 1 2.0
64 Steve Hamilton 26 12 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Mel Kaufman 29 LLB 12 12 2.0
74 Markus Koch 24 de 12 2 2.0
57 Rich Milot 30 mlb 9 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Neal Olkewicz 30 MLB 10 6 2.0
38 George Rogers 29 RB 11 9 0 2 0 0 0
26 Wayne Wilson 30 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 Joe Caravello 24 te 11 5 0 0 1 0 0
32 Vernon Dean 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Steve Gage 23 db 4 1 1 7 0 7 0
99 Ted Karras 23 dt 1 1 1.0
73 Mark May 28 RT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
46 Michael Mitchell 26 db 3 3 1 17 0 17 0
50 Carlton Rose 25 lb 2 2 1.0
16 Ed Rubbert 23 qb 3 3 0 1 0 -2 0
94 Tony Sagnella 23 dt 3 2 1.0
67 Steve Thompson 22 1 0 1.0
67 Henry Waechter 28 1 0 1.0
46 Dennis Woodberry 26 db 12 3 0 0 1 0 0
80 Eric Yarber 24 PR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 15 53.0 23 329 1 100 0 1 26 16 35 1 334 0
Opp Total 15 27 22 11

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 26 K 11 0 29 13 68
84 Gary Clark*+ 25 WR 12 11 7 7 42
24 Kelvin Bryant 27 rb 11 1 1 5 6 36
81 Art Monk 30 WR 9 9 6 6 36
38 George Rogers 29 RB 11 9 6 6 36
89 Anthony Allen 28 wr 3 3 3 3 18
83 Ricky Sanders 27 wr 12 5 3 3 18
10 Jay Schroeder 26 QB 11 10 3 3 18
5 Obed Ariri 31 k 2 0 6 3 15
20 Lionel Vital 24 rb 3 3 2 2 12
80 Ted Wilson 23 wr 3 2 1 1 2 12
26 Wayne Wilson 30 2 0 2 2 12
29 Reggie Branch 25 12 0 1 1 6
12 Steve Cox 29 P 12 0 3 1 6
86 Clint Didier 28 TE 9 6 1 1 6
28 Darrell Green* 27 LCB 12 12 1 1 6
35 Keith Griffin 26 KR 9 2 1 1 6
21 Tim Jessie 24 3 0 1 1 6
45 Barry Wilburn+ 24 RCB 12 12 1 1 6
17 Doug Williams 32 qb 5 2 1 1 6
4 Jess Atkinson 26 k 1 0 1 1 4
8 Brendan Toibin 23 k 1 0 4 4
Team Total 25.8 15 18 27 1 1 47 43 18 379
Opp Total 15 10 19 1 2 1 30 19 285