1940 Washington Redskins

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1940 Washington Redskins

What was the record of the 1940 Washington Redskins?

The Washington Redskins finished the regular season with a 9-2 record. They went 6-0 at home and 3-2 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Washington Redskins went 9-3. Their final game was a loss in the NFL Championship to the Chicago Bears.

What division did the 1940 Washington Redskins play in?

The 1940 Washington Redskins played in the East Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1940 Washington Redskins?

During the regular season, the 1940 Washington Redskins went 6-2 against their NFL East opponents.

Who won the NFL East in 1940?

The Redskins won the NFL East in the 1940 season with a 9-2 record. The Dodgers finished 1 game back with a 8-3 record. The Giants finished 2.5 games back with a 6-4-1 record. The Steelers finished 6 games back with a 2-7-2 record. The Eagles finished 8 games back with a 1-10 record.

What was the 1940 Washington Redskins record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0 100% +57
Philadelphia Eagles 2-0 100% +24
Brooklyn Dodgers 1-1 50% +5
New York Giants 1-1 50% 0

What was the 1940 Washington Redskins record by month?

The 1940 Washington Redskins had their best month in October, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was November, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-0 100% +21
October 4-0 100% +60
November 2-2 50% +15
December 1-0 100% +7

Did the 1940 Washington Redskins Win The NFL Championship?

No. While the 1940 Washington Redskins did play in the NFL Championship, they lost to the Chicago Bears.

What was the point differential for the 1940 Washington Redskins?

The Washington Redskins finished the regular season with a point differential of +103. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Redskins could have been expected to have about 8.6 wins, or a 9-2 record in the regular season.

How did the 1940 Washington Redskins perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1940 Washington Redskins went 5-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Redskins went 0-1.

How did the 1940 Washington Redskins perform in overtime games?

The 1940 Washington Redskins did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1940 Washington Redskins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1940 Washington Redskins was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1940 Washington Redskins?

The longest losing streak that the Washington Redskins had during the 1940 regular season was 1 game, which occured 2 separate times.

1940 Washington Redskins Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
2 Sun, Sep 15, 1940 vs Brooklyn Dodgers Win 24 - 17
3 Sun, Sep 22, 1940 vs New York Giants Win 21 - 7
5 Sun, Oct 6, 1940 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Win 40 - 10
6 Sun, Oct 13, 1940 vs Chicago Cardinals Win 28 - 21
7 Sun, Oct 20, 1940 @ Philadelphia Eagles Win 34 - 17
8 Sun, Oct 27, 1940 @ Detroit Lions Win 20 - 14
9 Sun, Nov 3, 1940 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 37 - 10
10 Sun, Nov 10, 1940 @ Brooklyn Dodgers Loss 14 - 16
11 Sun, Nov 17, 1940 vs Chicago Bears Win 7 - 3
12 Sun, Nov 24, 1940 @ New York Giants Loss 7 - 21
13 Sun, Dec 1, 1940 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 13 - 6
Playoffs
NFLC NFL Championship Sun, Dec 8, 1940 vs Chicago Bears Loss 0 - 73

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