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1971 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach George Allen
Home Field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 9-4-1
Place 2nd NFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 24-20
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 Washington Redskins was the team's 40th in the National Football League, and their 35th in Washington, D.C.. The 1971 was the first with the Redskins for coach George Allen, who had been the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams for the previous five seasons.

Coming into the 1971 season, the team had not made it to the postseason for an astounding 26 seasons, having gone the entirety of the 1950s and 1960s without having made the postseason. Since their last playoff berth in 1945, the Redskins had had only four winning seasons.

The Redskins went 9-4, good for second place in the NFC East, and a wild card berth, where they would ultimately fall to San Francisco, 24-20.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19 at St. Louis Cardinals W 24-17
46,805
2 September 26 at New York Giants W 30-3
62,795
3 October 3 at Dallas Cowboys W 20-16
61,554
4 October 10 Houston Oilers W 22-13
53,041
5 October 17 St. Louis Cardinals W 20-0
53,041
6 October 24 at Kansas City Chiefs L 27-20
51,989
7 October 31 New Orleans Saints W 24-14
53,041
8 November 7 Philadelphia Eagles T 7-7
53,041
9 November 14 at Chicago Bears L 16-15
55,049
10 November 21 Dallas Cowboys L 13-0
53,041
11 November 28 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20-13
65,358
12 December 5 New York Giants W 23-7
53,041
13 December 13 at Los Angeles Rams W 38-24
80,402
14 December 19 Cleveland Browns L 20-13
53,041

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 26 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-20
45,327

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 3 0 .786 406 222 W-7
Washington Redskins 9 4 1 .692 276 190 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 7 1 .462 221 302 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 231 279 L-2
New York Giants 4 10 0 .286 228 362 L-5

RosterEdit

1971 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice/Taxi Squad



Rookies in italics

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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