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1983 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Joe Gibbs
Home Field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 14-2
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (L.A. Rams) 51-7
Won NFC Championship (49ers) 24-21
Lost Super Bowl XVIII (L.A. Raiders) 38-9
Timeline
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1982 1984

The 1983 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to win consecutive Super Bowls, following their victory in Super Bowl XVII against the Miami Dolphins. Washington's 14-2 record was the best in the NFL. Though the Redskins did win their second-consecutive NFC Championship they were blown out by the Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII, 38-9.

The Redskins' 541 points scored was the best in the league, and the most points scored by a team in the season in the 1980s.[1][2] The 1983 Redskins also had a turnover margin of +43, an NFL record.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5 (Mon) Dallas L 30-31
55,045
2 September 11 at Philadelphia W 23-13
69,542
3 September 18 Kansas City W 27-12
52,610
4 September 25 at Seattle W 27-17
60,718
5 October 2 LA Raiders W 37-35
54,106
6 October 9 at St. Louis W 38-14
42,698
7 October 17 (Mon) at Green Bay L 47-48
55,255
8 October 23 Detroit Lions W 38-17
43,189
9 October 31 at San Diego W 27-24
46,114
10 November 6 St. Louis W 45-7
51,380
11 November 13 at NY Giants W 33-17
71,482
12 November 20 at LA Rams W 42-20
63,031
13 November 27 Philadelphia W 28-24
54,324
14 December 4 Atlanta W 37-21
52,074
15 December 11 at Dallas W 31-10
65,074
16 December 17, 1983 NY Giants W 31-22
53,874

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 1 LA Rams W 51-7
55,363
NFC Championship January 8 San Francisco W 24-21
55,363
Super Bowl January 22 N LA Raiders L 9-38
72,920

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Redskins 14 2 0 .875 541 332 W-9
Dallas 12 4 0 .750 479 360 L-2
St. Louis 8 7 1 .531 374 428 W-3
Philadelphia 5 11 0 .313 233 322 L-2
NY Giants 3 12 1 .219 267 347 L-4

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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