1959 Washington Redskins season

1959 Washington Redskins season

1959 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Mike Nixon
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Griffith Stadium
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1958 1960 >

The 1959 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 4–7–1 record from 1958.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1959 at Chicago Cardinals L 49–21
21,892
2 October 4, 1959 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–17
26,570
3 October 11, 1959 Chicago Cardinals W 23–14
25,937
4 October 18, 1959 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–6
28,218
5 October 25, 1959 at Cleveland Browns L 34–7
42,732
6 November 1, 1959 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–23
39,854
7 November 8, 1959 Baltimore Colts W 27–24
32,773
8 November 15, 1959 Cleveland Browns L 31–17
32,266
9 November 22, 1959 at Green Bay Packers L 21–0
31,853
10 November 29, 1959 at New York Giants L 45–14
60,982
11 December 6, 1959 Philadelphia Eagles L 34–14
24,325
12 December 13, 1959 New York Giants L 24–10
26,198

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 8–2 284 170 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 6–4 268 278 L1
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 6–4 270 214 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 6–4 257 216 W1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 185 350 L5
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 234 324 L6

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

Sacks

Player Number
John Paluck 85
[1]

Receiving

Player Number Yards Average Long Touchdowns
Dick James 47 9,227 ? ? 34
Dan Roca 41 4,529 ? ? 4
[1]

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards Average Long Touchdowns
Don Bosseler ? 3,112 4.0 ? 22
[1]

Passing

Player Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rate
Eddie LeBaron ? ? ? 1,077 0 11 61.4

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 151