The Washington Redskins: NFL Team Profile

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The Washington Redskins: NFL Team Profile

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Fans at the Washington Redskins' FedEx Field.

The Washington Redskins are one of the oldest teams in the NFL and begin their 81st season next month. They were the Boston Braves in 1932, the Boston Redskins from 1933-36 and have been in Washington D.C. since 1937.

All-time record: The Redskins are 552-527-27 during their history. They are 23-17 in the playoffs with their last playoff appearance in 2007.

Super Bowls: The Redskins are 3-2 in the Super Bowl. The Redskins won Super Bowls XVII, XXII, and XXVI defeating Miami, Denver and Buffalo respectively in the 1982, 1987, and 1991 seasons. Joe Gibbs was the coach of the Redskins during all three Super Bowl wins. The Redskins lost Super Bowl VII to Miami in their perfect season of 1972 and to the Los Angeles Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII. The Redskins won NFL titles in 1937 and 1942 in pre-Super Bowl days.

Notable players:

Joe Theismann - quarterback 1974-1985. He was quarterback in the first Super Bowl win.

Doug Williams - quarterback during the late 1980's. He was the first black quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl win.

Darrell Green - Cornerback from 1983-2002.

John Riggins - rugged running back from 1976-85. His Super Bowl touchdown against Miami is his trademark run. Riggins is the all-time leader for the Redskins in rushing.

Art Monk - 1980-93. He is the Redskins' top all-time receiver and retired as the all-time pass catcher in the NFL.

Rivals: The No. 1 rival for the Redskins is certainly the Dallas Cowboys. Their rivalry, I think, is the best in the whole NFL. Dallas has won more regular season games since 1960 as they have played twice every year. However, Washington is 2-0 against Dallas in the playoffs with wins over the Cowboys in the 1972 and 1982 NFC Championship Games. A distant second and third rivals for the Redskins are the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, the other two teams in the NFC East.

Stadium: The Redskins play their home games at FedEx Field and have done so since 1997. Prior to this, the Redskins played at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, or RFK Stadium.

Fight Song: Hail to the Redskins. All Redskins fans know the words and lyrics as heard on YouTube.

Mascot- On Washington Sports Marketing, you can see a picture of Chief Zee. The Redskins have faced legal battles from groups who think Chief Zee is racist and insensitive.

Team Uniform: See the home jersey right here at

The Redskins usually wear a red helmet with a Native American represented on it. They usually wear white jerseys at home. When they wear white jerseys, they usually wear red pants with yellow stripes. When they wear the red jerseys, they usually wear white pants. Sometimes, they wear yellow helmets with an R on the helmet and sometimes they also wear yellow pants.

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