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20132017 Season Roundup: Kirk Cousins threw for over 4,000 yards and Washington averaged 21 points a game. Linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith had good years, but their defensive teammates failed to make plays at key moments. The result was a disappointing 7–9 season.

2017 Season Preview: Washington’s offense lost key players, but it is still one of the hardest in the NFL to defend. Kirk Cousins will need to play well every week for the ’Skins to make the playoffs. They will also need big years from rookie pass rushers Ryan Anderson and Jonathan Allen.

20132016 Season Roundup: The Redskins posted their first back-to-back winning seasons since the 1990s, but fell a victory short of making the playoffs. Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a good year behind a solid offensive line, throwing for nearly 5,000 yards. Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed were his favorite targets. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was the leader of the defense.

2016 Season Preview: Kirk Cousins should have fun throwing to a strong group of pass-catchers in 2016. But what happens when he hands the ball off? The answer to that question may be the key to Washington’s season. The Redskins will need a much better running game to make it back to the top of the NFC East. The team’s defense is better thanks to the addition of free agent Josh Norman.

20132015 Season Preview: The RGIII Era looks to be over in Washington, as Kirk Cousins goes into 2015 as the team’s starting QB. The club has a lot of talent, but not quite enough to challenge for a playoff spot unless Alfred Morris and DeSean Jackson make huge plays week after week.

2013September 1, 2014: As Robert Griffin III goes, so goes Washington. If he can stay healthy, RGIII will have two exciting new targets in DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. The defense has lost veteran London Fletcher, but his replacement, Kennan Robinson, looks like a good fit with Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orapko on a solid defense.

2013December 22, 2013: Pierre Garcon broke Art Monk's team record of 106 receptions in a season. Garcon ended up leading the NFL with 113 catches for the year.

November 17, 2013: London Fletcher became just the fourth player in history to play in 250 games in a row. In the same game, Fletcher broke the record for most consecutive starts by a linebacker, with 209.

September 4, 2013: Few teams depend more on the health of one player than the Redskins, who need Robert Griffin III to stay injury-free in his second NFL season. RG3 has quality help in Alfred Morris, Joshua Morgan, and Pierre Garcon. The Washington defense is excellent up front and at linebacker, but the play of cornerback DeAngelo Hall and his fellow defensive backs will need to improve if the 'Skins expect to return to the playoffs.

2013February 2, 2013: Quarterback Robert Griffin III was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The last Redskin to win this award was Mike Thomas, in 1975. The team went 10–6 and finished first in the NFC East for the first time in the 21st century—but lost to the Seahawks 24–14 in the playoffs

Summer, 2012: The Washington defense was good in 2011 and should be better in 2012. If Robert Griffin III has a big rookie season, the Redskins could be tough to beat. Playing in the same division as the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys is no fun, but it keeps the players focused and the fans on the edge of their seats.

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This old postcard of Andy Farkas was given out as a souvenir in the 1940s. (Author's Collection)


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Jerry Smith was one of the top tight ends of the 1960s, along with Mike Ditka and Jackie Smith. He played in two Pro Bowls. (Topps, Inc.)


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I went to a couple of games that Stephen Davis played. When the big man ran through the line, it sounded like a car wreck. (Author's Collection)


Andy Farkas — Running Back
Born: 5/2/1916
Died: 4/10/2001
Played for Team: 1938 to 1944
Andy Farkas was a punishing runner who led the league in scoring in 1939. That season he became one of the only players in history to catch a 99-yard touchdown pass. Farkas helped the 'Skins win the championship in 1942. He was also the first pro to use eye black to help him see on sunny days.

Billy Kilmer — Quarterback
Played for Team: 1971 to 1978
Billy Kilmer played 10 so-so seasons in the NFL before finding a home in Washington. He made up for lost time by leading the Redskins to the NFC title in his first full year as a starter. Kilmer was an All-Pro twice in his career.

Jerry Smith — Receiver
Born: 7/9/1943
Died: 10/15/1986
Played for Team: 1965 to 1977
Jerry Smith was one of the NFL's top tight ends during the 1960s and 1970s. He could hang on to passes in traffic but also catch balls on the run and sprint to the end zone. His 60 touchdowns were a record for tight ends when he retired.

Joe Jacoby — Offensive Lineman
Born: 7/6/1959
Played for Team: 1981 to 1993
No team drafted Joe Jacoby after he graduated from the University of Louisville, but the Redskins agreed to give him a chance. He made the team and went on to help Washington reach four Super Bowls.

Gary Clark — Receiver
Born: 5/1/1962
Played for Team: 1985 to 1992
Gary Clark was one of the smallest players in the NFL, but he made one big catch after another for Washington. He teamed with Art Monk and Ricky Sanders to form "The Posse" —one of the league's best group of receivers. Unlike many receivers, Clark was happy to block much bigger opponents on running plays.

Stephen Davis — Running Back
Born: 3/1/1974
Played for Team: 1996 to 2002
It took Stephen Davis three years to become the team's main running back, but once he did there was no stopping him. He set a new Washington record and led the NFC with 1,405 yards in 1999, and then broke his own record with 1,407 yards in 1999. At six feet and 230 pounds, Davis was one of the most powerful backs in the NFL.

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Terry Allen ran on two injured knees with Washington, but he had two of the best seasons in team history in 1995 and 1996. (Author's Collection).


Four different Redskins have scored more than 15 rushing touchdowns in a season—John Riggins (24), Terry Allen (21), George Rogers (18), and Stephen Davis (17).

Washington won its first division title on the very last day of the 1937 season. Cliff Battles led the Redskins to victory over the New York Giants with touchdown runs of 75 yards and 76 yards.

During the 1950s, Gene Brito hosted The Gene Brito Show, which aired every Sunday afternoon before the team's games. He was one of the first pro athletes to have his own TV show.

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This old press photo shows Cliff Battles tossing a pass during warm-ups. (Author's Collection)


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Sammy Baugh was near the end of his career when this Bowman card came out in 1948. (Bowman Gum Co.)


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Sam Baker was a punter, kicker, and running back. When he retired, he held the NFL record for scoring at least one point in 110 straight games. (Topps, Inc.)


1932 — Cliff Battles — 576 (as a member of the Boston Redskins)
1933 — Jim Musick — 809 (as a member of the Boston Redskins)
1937 — Cliff Battles — 874
1970 — Larry Brown — 1,125

1935 — Charley Malone — 433 (as a member of the Boston Redskins)
1962 — Bobby Mitchell — 1,384
1963 — Bobby Mitchell — 1,436

1937 — Sammy Baugh — 1,127
1940 — Sammy Baugh — 1,367
1947 — Sammy Baugh — 2,599
1966 — Sonny Jurgensen — 3,209
1967 — Sonny Jurgensen — 3,747
1969 — Sonny Jurgensen — 3,102

1937 — Cliff Battles — 5 (tied for NFL lead)
1938 — Andy Farkas — 6
1951 — Rob Goode — 9
1983 — John Riggins — 24
1984 — John Riggins — 14 (tied for NFL lead)
1986 — George Rogers — 18
1996 — Terry Allen — 21
1999 — Stephen Davis — 17

1964 — Bobby Mitchell — 10 (tied for NFL lead)

1939 — Frank Filchock — 11
1940 — Sammy Baugh — 12
1944 — Frank Filchock — 13
1947 — Sammy Baugh — 25 (tied for NFL lead)
1967 — Sonny Jurgensen — 31
1972 — Billy Kilmer — 19 (tied for NFL lead)

1939 — Andy Farkas — 68
1957 — Sam Baker — 77 (tied for NFL lead)
1983 — Mark Moseley — 161
1991 — Chip Lohmiller — 149

1943 — Sammy Baugh — 11
1948 — Dan Sandifer — 13
1964 — Paul Krause — 12
1983 — Mark H. Murphy — 9
1987 — Barry Wilburn — 9

No Redskin has led the league in sacks.

1936 NFL Championship New York Giants Won 23–17 (OT)


1937 NFL Championship Chicago Bears Won 28–21
1940 NFL Championship Chicago Bears Lost 73–0
1942 NFL Championship Chicago Bears Won 14–6
1943 NFL Championship Chicago Bears Lost 41–21
1945 NFL Championship Cleveland Rams Lost 15–14
1972 NFC Championship Dallas Cowboys Won 26–3
1972 Super Bowl VII Miami Dolphins Lost 14–7
1982 NFC Championship Dallas Cowboys Won 31–17
1982 Super Bowl XVII Miami Dolphins Won 27–17
1983 NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers Won 24–21
1983 Super Bowl XVIII Los Angeles Raiders Lost 38–9
1986 NFC Championship New York Giants Lost 17–0
1987 NFC Championship Minnesota Vikings Won 17–10
1987 Super Bowl XXII Denver Broncos Won 42–10
1991 NFC Championship Detroit Lions Won 41–10
1991 Super Bowl XXVI Buffalo Bills Won 37–24
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