1953 Washington Redskins season

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1953 Washington Redskins season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record6–5–1
Division place3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1953 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 22nd season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 16th in Washington, D.C.. The team improved on their 4–8 record from 1952 and finished 6-5-1.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 at Chicago Cardinals W 24–13
16,055
2 October 2, 1953 at Philadelphia Eagles T 21–21
19,099
3 October 11, 1953 New York Giants W 13–9
26,241
4 October 18, 1953 Cleveland Browns L 30–14
33,963
5 October 25, 1953 at Baltimore Colts L 27–17
34,031
6 November 1, 1953 at Cleveland Browns L 27–3
47,845
7 November 8, 1953 Chicago Cardinals W 28–17
19,654
8 November 15, 1953 Chicago Bears L 27–24
21,392
9 November 22, 1953 at New York Giants W 24–21
16,887
10 November 29, 1953 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–9
17,026
11 December 6, 1953 Philadelphia Eagles W 10–0
21,579
12 December 13, 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–13
22,057

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 9–1 348 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 6–3–1 352 215 W1
Washington Redskins 6 5 1 .545 6–3–1 208 215 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 5–5 211 263 W2
New York Giants 3 9 0 .250 3–7 179 277 L2
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 1 .091 0–10 190 337 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.