1937 Washington Redskins season
|1937 Washington Redskins season|
|Head coach||Ray Flaherty|
|Home field||Griffith Stadium|
|Division place||1st NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||Won NFL Championship (Bears) 28–21|
The Boston Redskins moved to Washington in 1937 to become the Washington Redskins. They began with the team trying to improve on their 7–5 record from 1936. They would end the season by winning the 1937 NFL Championship game against the Chicago Bears, 28–21.
The Boston Redskins had won the Eastern Division title the previous season, but had poor attendance, prompting the team to move south. The Redskins drafted rookie quarterback Sammy Baugh from TCU before the 1937 season. Baugh led the league in passing with a then-record 81 pass completions, and Redskins halfback Cliff Battles led the NFL in rushing with 874 yards.
- Pre-Season 1
Regular season 2
- Schedule 2.1
- Playoffs 2.2
- Standings 2.3
- NFL Championship Game 3.1
- Team Photo 4
- References 5
- External links 6
On Monday, September 6, 1937, the Redskins played their first Washington-area game following their move from Boston. Washington beat an American Legion All-Star team by a score of 50–0 in front of 1,000 at McCurdy Field in Frederick, Maryland.
In the 1937 NFL Draft, the Redskins selected Sammy Baugh with the sixth overall pick. Baugh would go on to play sixteen seasons with the Redskins, before retiring in 1952. Baugh would be named to the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
|1||September 16, 1937||New York Giants||W 13–3||Griffith Stadium||1–0||
|2||September 24, 1937||Chicago Cardinals||L 21–14||Griffith Stadium||1–1||
|3||October 3, 1937||at Brooklyn Dodgers||W 11–7||Griffith Stadium||2–1||
|4||October 10, 1937||Philadelphia Eagles||L 14–0||Griffith Stadium||2–2||
|5||October 17, 1937||Pittsburgh Pirates||W 34–20||Griffith Stadium||3–2||
|6||October 24, 1937||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 10–7||Philadelphia Municipal Stadium||4–2||
|7||October 31, 1937||at Brooklyn Dodgers||W 21–0||Ebbets Field||5–2||
|8||November 14, 1937||at Pittsburgh Pirates||L 21–13||Forbes Field||5–3||
|9||November 21, 1937||at Cleveland Rams||W 16–7||Cleveland Stadium||6–3||
|10||November 28, 1937||Green Bay Packers||W 14–6||Griffith Stadium||7–3||
|11||December 5, 1937||at New York Giants||W 49–14||Polo Grounds||8–3||
|NFL Championship||at Chicago Bears||W 28–21||Wrigley Field||9–3||
|New York Giants||6||3||2||.667||128||109||L-1|
NFL Championship Game
- The First Fifty Years: A Celebration of the National Football League in its Fiftieth Season, Simon and Schuster, Inc., Copyright 1969, ASIN: B0018NJUO0
- "1937 Washington Redskins (NFL)". The Pro Football Archives. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
- Redskins on jt-sw.com