Washington Football Team last edited by Marino on 02/03/21 11:13AM View full history

History

The Redskins first started in as the Boston Braves where they played at Braves Field. Owner George Marshall soon renamed the team to the Boston Redskins. Later he moved the team to current home Washington D.C. and thus the team became the Washington Redskins. They currently play at FedEx Field. The tean has won three Super Bowls, most recently in the 1991 season against the Buffalo Bills. Washington has a lengthy and heated rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys.

The team's name and logo was long a source of controversy due to the term being used as a slur against Native Americans. Team owner Dan Snyder was defiant that the name would not change until, over the summer of 2020, the name was finally changed. It was one of many notable changes across popular culture in response to increased Black Lives Matter protests after the police murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. The team currently goes by "Washington Football Team," and are still in the process of deciding a new mascot. As a short hand the team is usually referred to as simply "Washington" or "WFT." The team also retired their logo, replacing it with simply a W.

Championships

NFL ChampionshipWinning Team Losing TeamScore
1936 Packers Boston Redskins 21-6
1937 Washington Redskins Chicago Bears 28-21
1940 Chicago Bears Washington Redskins 73-0
1942 Washington Redskins Chicago Bears 14-6
1943 Chicago Bears Washington Redskins 41-21
1945 Cleavland Rams Washington Redskins 15-14

Super Bowl ChampionshipWinning TeamLosing TeamScore
VII Miami Dolphins Washington Redskins 14-7
XVII Washington Redskins Miami Dolphins 27-17
XVIII Los Angles Raiders Washington Redskins 38-9
XXII Washington Redskins Denver Broncos 42-10
XXVI Washington Redskins Buffalo Bills 37-24
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