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1936 Boston Redskins season


1936 Boston Redskins season

1936 Boston Redskins season
Head coach Ray Flaherty
Owner George Preston Marshall
Home field Fenway Park
Record 7–5–0
Division place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Packers) 21–6
Previous season Next season
1935 1937

The Boston Redskins finished the 1936 season with a record of seven wins and five losses and finished in first place in the Eastern Division of the National Football League. They then played in the 1936 NFL Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, and lost 21–6.

This was the first winning season for the Redskins, as well as their first Championship appearance. It was also the last season that the Redskins would play in Boston.


Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 13, 1936 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 10–0
2 September 20, 1936 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–3
3 September 27, 1936 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–3
4 October 4, 1936 New York Giants L 7–0
5 October 11, 1936 at Green Bay Packers L 31–2
6 October 18, 1936 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
7 November 1, 1936 Chicago Cardinals W 13–10
8 November 8, 1936 Green Bay Packers L 7–3
9 November 15, 1936 Chicago Bears L 26–0
10 November 22, 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers W 30–6
11 November 29, 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates W 30–0
12 December 6, 1936 at New York Giants W 14–0


Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 13, 1936 Green Bay Packers L 21–6

Because of the failing fan support in Boston, owner George Preston Marshall decided to play the game in the Polo Grounds in New York. The Packers did eventually defeat the Redskins however.


NFL Eastern Division
Boston Redskins 7 5 0 .583 6–2 149 110 W3
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 6 0 .500 6–1 98 187 L3
New York Giants 5 6 1 .455 3–3–1 115 163 L1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 1 .273 2–5–1 92 161 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 11 0 .083 1–7 51 206 L11

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

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