Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins are a professional football team based in Washington, D.C. and part of the Eastern Division of the NFC in the National Football League.

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What years did Joe Theismann play for the Redskins?

Joe Theismann played for the Washington Redskins from 1974 to 1985.

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How many overtime super bowls have there been?

None to date.

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Will the redskins play the dolphins in 2010 season?

No, the Redskins won't play the Dolphins until 2011. The Redskins play the AFC South in 2010. This year they play the AFC West, In 2008 they played the AFC North and in 2007 was when they played the AFC East, including being the victim of one of New England's perfect regular season.

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How many Super Bowl wins do the Redskins have?

The Washington Redskins have won the Super Bow 3 times (1983, 1988, 1992).

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Did Washington Redskins have a 1-15 season?

No.

Since the NFL moved to a 16 game regular season schedule in 1978, the Redskins worst season was 3-13 in 1994.

The Redskins have had two 1 win seasons in their history. In 1960, they went 1-9-2 and in 1961, when the NFL changed from a 12 game regular season to a 14 game regular season, the 'Skins went 1-12-1.

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What was joe gibbs record vs the cowboys?

18-18

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What team did Sammy Baugh play for?

The Washington Redskins and he retired in 1941 and died on 2007

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What is the redskins colors?

Burgundy,(the redish brown color) and Gold.

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What is the seating capacity of Turner Field?

Turner Field have a capacity of 50,097 (updated).

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How did the Washington Redskins get their name?

Whence the Washington Redskins?George Preston Marshall acquired an NFL franchise in 1932 and named it the Boston Braves after the city's Major League Baseball team. However, after a financially devastating and poorly attended season in 1932, Marshall abandoned the Braves name in favor of the Redskins. The Redskins name was retained when the team moved to Washington in 1937.

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  • I'm not sure how the Redskins got their name, but here is what the term means... Back not so long ago, when there was a bounty on the heads of the Indian people, the trappers would bring in Indian scalps along with the other skins that they had managed to trap or shoot. These scalps brought varying prices, as did the skins of the animals. The trappers would tell the trading post owner (or whoever it was that he was dealing with) that he had 2 bearskins, a couple of beaver skins... and a few scalps. Well, the term "scalp" offended the good Christian women of the community and they asked that another term be found to describe these things. So, the trappers and hunters began using the term "redskin"... They would tell the owner that they had bearskin, deer skins... and "redskins." The term came from the bloody mess that one saw when looking at the scalp. Thus the term "red" skin because it was the "skin" of an "animal" just like the others that they had, so it became "redskins."
  • The team was founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves, named after the Boston baseball team. At that time it was common for football and baseball teams in the same city to have the same name; examples include the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Yankees. Amid flagging revenues, both versions of the Boston Braves tried to generate new interest by changing their names. The baseball team changed its name to the Boston Bees (that didn't last long. They went back to being the Boston Braves and later moved to Milwaukee and then Atlanta, where they still play.) In 1933 the football team changed its name to the Boston Redskins, and in 1937 it moved to Washington.
  • The Redskins started in Boston as the Braves in the 1930s. After the Boston Braves baseball team moved away from Boston, the football Braves decided to change their name. They wanted to keep a similar name. So they looked at the reamining baseball team in town (Boston Red Sox) and thought about incorporating part of the Red Sox name into the new name for the football team. And keeping the Indian theme, the football team changed their name to the Redskins.
  • The Washington Redskins franchise started as the Boston Braves (same as the baseball team of the same era) in 1932. To minimize confusion with the baseball team, they revised their mascot name to the Redskins. They kept the name through their move to Washington, D.C. in 1937 and have held on to it ever since, despite occasional protests from Native American interest groups.
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Who has been a packer player the longest?

In Packers history, that is Bart Starr (1956-1971) and Brett Favre (1992-2007) with 16 years each.

On the Super Bowl XLV winning team, that is Donald Driver (1999-2010) at 12 years.

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What is the Washington Redskins 2012-2013 schedule?

Home games: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings.

Away games: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals.

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What years did the Redskins play in the Super Bowl?

The Redskins lost Super Bowls VII & XVIII (1973, 1984) and won Super Bowls XVII, XXII, & XXVI (1983, 1988, 1992). The Redskins have played in five Super Bowls and won three of them. The victories came in Super Bowls XVII (1982-83), XXII (1987-88), and XXVI (1991-92). The two losses were in Super Bowls VII (1972-73), and XVIII (1983-84).

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What is the fast 40 time ever?

There is no official world record for 40 yards, BUT here's some of the material and times that has been reported: Many reported times are unreliable due to differences in timing methods if not intentional falsifications. The NFL did not begin using partial electronic timing (started by hand, stopped electronically) at the Scouting Combine until 1990. In track and field races, the runner must react to the starting gun, which can take 0.10 to 0.20 seconds. For electronically timed 40 yard dashes, the runner is allowed to start when he wishes, and a timer hand-starts the clock (after a reaction time of 0.10 to 0.20 seconds). Although the 40-yard dash is not an official race in track and field, the 60 meter dash is an official distance in indoor track and field, with the world record for that race being 6.39 seconds (run twice by Maurice Greene, and once by Ben Johnson, whose record was annulled for Steroids). The fastest 60m split time is probably 6.32 seconds by Asafa Powell, in his 9.74 second 100m World Record run in Rieti, Italy. Fast starting elite sprinters such as Powell (and others past and present) can run a "Football 40" close to 4 seconds, because the sprinter does not have to react to the sound of the gun, and the starter has to react to their movement before the clock starts. In the 2001 World Championship 100m final in Edmonton, Greene covered 30m in 3.75 seconds running time and 40m in 4.64 seconds running time, putting his 40 yard (36.576m) running time at about 4.24 seconds. Given a hypothetical timer's reaction time to Greene's motion, Greene's "Football 40" time for this race would have been between 4.00 and 4.14 seconds. Billy Emory ran the fastest time ever at 3.89 during an Olympic trial. . There actually is no single, "official" 40 time at the NFL Combine. National Scouting, which runs the combine, provides three times per run, two fully hand-held and one stopped electronically. Each player may run twice, thereby yielding a potential six times. National Scouting provides all six of these times to NFL teams. The teams then do what they want with those times, or ignore them. Some teams use the best electronic time. Some teams throw out the fastest and slowest and average the rest. Some teams use the best time provided. And some teams use a time provided by their own scout on site. Many players with incredible "reported" times have also done amazing things in the NFL, for example: Darrell Green ran an unofficial 4.09[citation needed] in training camp for the Washington Redskins. He is considered by many as one of the best corners of all time. Many see him as the fastest man in NFL history, having won several NFL's Fastest Man competitions. * Bo Jackson ran a 4.12. As a part-time player, Bo averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He also had 221 rushing yards on November 30, 1987 (just 29 days after his first NFL carry), which is still a Monday Night Football record. * DeAngelo Hall, a cornerback currently playing for the Atlanta Falcons, ran a 4.15 second 40 yard dash.[citation needed] * Randy Moss, a wide receiver currently playing for the New England Patriots, ran a 4.25 second 40 yard dash.[citation needed] Moss currently holds the rookie TD reception record with 17 and the single-season TD reception record with 23. * Devin Hester ran a disappointing 4.45 40 at the 2006 NFL Scouting Combine, but is now considered one of the best kick returners in NFL history and holds numerous return records.[citation needed] * Reggie Bush ran a 4.33, in 2006,[citation needed] he was the only rookie and the only running back to score a rushing TD and punt return TD. He also led the rookie running backs in receiving and set the NFL record for most catches by a NFL rookie running back * Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker was said to have run a 4.25 (hand-timed) also for the Dallas Cowboys.[citation needed] He was a notable sprinter who also ran in the Olympic Trials. The Fastest Players in the NFL include the following. # Devin Hester (4.24 @ Miami Pro Day, 4.45 @ 2006 NFL Combine, 100 speed in Madden 08) # Reggie Bush (4.33 @ University of USC at Pro Day 2006) # Ike Taylor (4.18 @ University of Louisiana at Lafayette Pro Day) # Laveranues Coles (4.16 @ Florida State University, 4.29 @ Jets Media Guide) # Ahman Green (4.19 @ Pre-Draft Workout in Nebraska) # Michael Puckett (4.19 @ Pre-Draft Workout at CCCC) # Zach Rehmert (4.20 @ Pre- Draft workout at Collin College) # Kevin Curtis (4.21 @ Utah State Pro Day) # Donte Stallworth (4.22 @ 2003 Tennessee Pro Day) # Willie Parker (4.23 @ 2004 North Carolina Pro Day) # Randy Moss (4.25 @ Marshall University) # Fabian Washington (4.29 @ 2005 NFL Combine) # Champ Bailey (4.28 @ 1999 NFL Combine) # Jerome Mathis (4.28 @ 2005 NFL Combine) # Willis McGahee (4.28 @ Miami Pre-Injury) # Michael Bennett (4.17 @ Wisconsin Pro Day, 4.37 @ 2001 NFL Combine) Also, Bob Hayes won all but 1 race in the 40 yard dash back in the late 1960's, and he was once timed in 4.1. Back then, electronic timers only had 10ths of a second and didn't round, just stayed on a number until the next one was hit. In one race, he clocked in at 4.1. So figure it was probably under 4.2 but over 4.1 or somewhere in the neighborhood. They use to call the race, "King of the Hill" and it was raced in indoor track meets which NFL stars raced in.

That King of the Hill race was for pro-football players only. And the separation he would get was unbelievable, most times beating the field by at least a yard. Here's another source:

The NFL's fastest official 40 yard dash time was 4.25 seconds by cornerback Fabian Washington. Previous to electronic timing, Deion Sanders held the official record at 4.29 seconds. Here are some unofficial claims to players who have broken the 4.2 second mark.

1. Ted Ginn Jr. (4.06) 2. Alexander Wright (4.09) 3. Michael Bennett (4.13) 4. Bo Jackson (4.14) 5. DeAngelo Hall (4.15) 6. Darrell Green (4.15) 7. Lavernaues Coles (4.16) 8. Deion Sanders (4.17) 9 Joey Galloway (4.18) 10. Ahman Green (4.19) 11. Laveranues Coles (4.2) 12. Don Beebe (4.21) 13. Donte Stallworth (4.22) 14. Ryan Dotson (4.24) 15. Michael Vick (4.25) 16. Randy Moss (4.25) 17. Willie Parker (4.23) 18. Devin Hester (4.24) 19. Champ Bailey (4.28) 20. Willis McGahee (4.28) 21. Stanford Routt (4.29) 22. Fabian Washington(4.29) 23. Reggie Bush (4.33)

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When did Joe Theisman play for the red skins?

1974-1985.

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Which conference is the Washington Redskins in?

The National Football Conference.

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What year did the Detroit Lions play the Washington Redskins in the NFC championship?

1992. it was the 1991 season but the game was actually played in January of 1992. after going 12 and 4 in the regular season and winning the NFC central title, the lions earned a first round playoff bye and then beat dallas 38-6 to advance to the NFC title game. and then they got crushed by the redskins.

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When was the last time the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers?

I do believe the last time the Redskins beat the Steelers was in the 1991 season. The score was 41 to 14.

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it was in the 2009 preaseson

i believe it was yesterday December 13th

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How many times have the Philadelphia Eagles beaten the Washington Redskins?

Through the 2012 season, the Philadelphia Eagles have a 71-80-6 record versus the Washington Redskins. The Eagles are also 0-1 in the postseason in head to head matchups.

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What year did the redskins go undefeated to the Super Bowl?

they were never undefeated and went to the super bowl

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What college did Jason Campbell go to?

Auburn

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How many times did the lions beat the redskins?

They just beat the skins today =]!! Sunday, September 27, 2009. So theres 1 right there! Idk the rest

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What was John Riggins 40 yard dash time?

4.6 AT A 1972 WORKOUT (HE BEAT BRIAN OLDFIELD) RAN AT LEAST A 4.7 WHEN HE SIGNED FOR THE SKINS IN 1976. let me be more specific. it was an NFL event 40 yard dash early 70's Riggo still a New York Jet. ran against 2 of the fastest players in the league Cliff Branch of the Raiders and Larry Brunson of the Bronco's. also shot putter Brian Oldfield , he barely lost to the two wide receivers beat Oldfield by a lot, and i think he might have worn suspenders and cowboy boots!!!!!!!!

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What religion is Rex Grossman of the Washington Redskins?

tebowiest

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Does todd Collins have a brother in the NFL?

I dont think so

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