Washington Redskins Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints
- 16th of September 2012: Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams
- 23rd of September 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 30th of September 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 7th of October 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons
- 14th of October 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings
- 21st of October 2012: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
- 28th of October 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 4th of November 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers
- Bye Week
- 18th of November 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- 22nd of November 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
- 3rd of December 2012: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
- 9th of December 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens
- 16th of December 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Cleveland Browns
- 23rd of December 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- 30th of December 2012: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
Overview of the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins are one of the most popular franchises in the NFL. The Redskins were very successful in their early years, winning two NFL Championships from 1936 to 1945. The franchise struggled from the 1950's to 1970's but found form again in the 1980's, becoming the most successful franchise of the decade. They won four conference titles and three Super Bowls from 1982 to 1991. The Redskins have not won the NFC East since the divisional realignment in 2002.
Statistics Overview of the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins entered the NFL in 1932. The Redskins have won the Super Bowl three times as well as seven NFC Conference Championships. They have won the NFC East division title on twelve occasions and have qualified for the playoffs twenty-two times. The franchise has an overall record of 552-527-27 and a playoffs record of 23-17. Their rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys is considered one of the greatest in NFL history.Conference: NFC
Stadium: FedEx Field (1997- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 3 (1982, 1987, 1991)
Conference Championships: 7 (1937, 1942, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991)
Division Championships: 12 (1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999)
Playoff Appearances:: 22 (1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007)
Overall Record: 552-527-27
Playoff Record: 23-17
Biggest Rivals: Dallas Cowboys
Head Coach: Greg Schiano
Legenday Players: Joe Theismann, John Riggins, Art Monk, Chris Hanburger
Washington Redskins: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III
The Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin III with the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The Redskins sacrificed a great deal to acquire this draft pick giving the Rams four draft picks over three years: their No. 6 overall pick in 2012, their second-round pick in 2012, and their first-round picks in 2013 and 2014. Griffin was the Heisman Trophy Winner in 2011 and was widely considered the best player in College Football that season. Griffin is a duel-threat who just as capable of making a big play rushing as he is passing. The Redskins are hoping Griffin will become their first franchise in almost two decades.
Offensive Star: Roy Helu
Roy Helu was selected with the 105th pick of the 2011 NFL draft. In his first career start Helu broke the Redskins all-time record for receptions in a game with 14 catches. Three weeks later he rushed for a Redskins rookie record 108 yards against the Seattle Seahawks. Helu led all active rookies in rushing yards at the end of the 2011 season despite being given a relatively light work load by head coach Mike Shanahan. Helu will definitely receive more work in 2012 and could possibly be the breakout running back of the NFL.
Defensive Star: London Fletcher
NFL journeymen London Fletcher was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St Louis Rams in 1998. Fletcher has been a late bloomer and has his best ever season last year at thirty-six years old. The linebacker has never missed a game in his career, playing in 224 consecutive games over 14 seasons. From 2000 to 2009 he recorded more tackles than any other NFL player. He signed with the Redskins in 2007 and has turned into the sides best defended. He has been selected in the NFC Pro Bowl team for the last three seasons and finished 2011 as the NFL’s combined tackles leader. Despite his age Fletcher is still improving and will play a significant leadership role for the young Redskins side in 2012.
Head Coach: Mike Shanahan
Mike Shanahan is one of the most experienced coaches in the NFL. His first head coaching role was at the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988 but he had little success, getting fired after just one season and four games. His next head coaching stint was much more successful. Shanahan coached the Denver Broncos for fourteen seasons, won two Super Bowls and qualified the franchise for the playoffs seven times. He left the Broncos in 2008 and after a season off took over the Redskins in 2010. Shanahan has not had much success at the Redskins, finishing both the 2010 and 2011 seasons with a losing record. Shanahan is under pressure to get the best out of Robert Griffin III and improve the Redskins overall in 2012.