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1987 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Joe Gibbs
Home Field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 11-4
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 21-17
Won Conference Championship (Vikings) 17-10
Won Super Bowl XXII (Broncos) 42-10
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1986 1988

The 1987 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 12-4 record from 1986. The 1987 NFL season was shortened from 16 games per team to 15 games because of a players' strike. Games to be played during the third week of the season were canceled, and replacement players were used to play games from weeks 4 through 6. The Redskins would go on to beat the Denver Broncos 42-10 to win Super Bowl XXII.

Regular seasonEdit

In his NFL debut, replacement player Ed Rubbert passed for 334 yards.[1] Rubbert also threw three touchdown passes to Anthony Allen. Allen would have 255 receiving yards.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Game time TV Record Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 Philadelphia Eagles W 34-24 RFK Stadium 1:00et CBS 1-0
52,188
2 September 20, 1987 at Atlanta Falcons L 21-20 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 1:00et CBS 1-1
50,882
- September 27, 1987 New England Patriots Canceled RFK Stadium 1:00et NBC 1-1
4 October 4, 1987 St. Louis Cardinals W 28-21 RFK Stadium 1:00et CBS 2-1
27,728
5 October 11, 1987 at New York Giants W 38-12 Giants Stadium 4:00et CBS 3-1
9,123
6 October 19, 1987 at Dallas Cowboys W 13-7 Texas Stadium 9:00et ABC 4-1
60,415
7 October 25, 1987 New York Jets W 17-16 RFK Stadium 1:00et NBC 5-1
53,497
8 November 1, 1987 at Buffalo Bills W 27-7 Rich Stadium 1:00et CBS 6-1
71,640
9 November 8, 1987 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31-27 Veterans Stadium 1:00et CBS 6-2
63,609
10 November 15, 1987 Detroit Lions W 20-13 RFK Stadium 1:00et CBS 7-2
53,593
11 November 23, 1987 at Los Angeles Rams L 30-26 RFK Stadium 9:00et ABC 7-3
53,614
12 November 29, 1987 New York Giants W 23-19 RFK Stadium 4:00et CBS 8-3
45,815
13 December 6, 1987 St. Louis Cardinals W 34-17 Busch Memorial Stadium 1:00et CBS 9-3
31,324
14 December 13, 1987 Dallas Cowboys W 24-20 RFK Stadium 1:00et CBS 10-3
54,882
15 December 20, 1987 at Miami Dolphins L 23-21 Joe Robbie Stadium 8:00et ESPN 10-4
65,715
16 December 26, 1987 at Minnesota Vikings W 27-24 (OT) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 4:00et CBS 11-4
59,160
NFC Divisional Playoffs 10 January 1988 at Chicago Bears W 21-17 Soldier Field 12:30et CBS 12-4
58,153
NFC Championship 17 January 1988 Minnesota Vikings W 17-10 RFK Stadium 12:30et CBS 13-4
55,212
Super Bowl XXII 31 January 1988 N Denver Broncos W 42-10 Jack Murphy Stadium 6:25et NBC 14-4
73,302

StandingsEdit

NFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 11 4 0 .733 379 285 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 8 0 .467 340 348 W2
St. Louis Cardinals 7 8 0 .467 362 368 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 8 0 .467 337 380 W2
New York Giants 6 9 0 .400 280 312 W2
[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Illustrated, Oct. 27, 2008, p.24, Vol. 109, No. 16
  2. (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 382. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1987 NFL Draft1987 NFL strikeNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXII

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