|1961 Washington Redskins season|
|Owner||George Preston Marshall|
|Head coach||Bill McPeak|
|General manager||Dick McCann|
|Home field||DC Stadium|
|Division place||7th NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1961 Washington Redskins season was the team's 30th in the National Football League. The team tried to improve on their 1–9–2 record from 1960. However, under their first-year coach Bill McPeak, their 1-12-1 performance during the season placed the Redskins in last-place in the NFL Eastern Conference. Their lone victory of the season came in the final game of the season at home against the Dallas Cowboys, 34–24. The 1961 campaign remains the worst season record in Redskins history.
This season was also the first one in their new stadium, DC Stadium, later renamed RFK Stadium.
|1||September 17||at San Francisco 49ers||L 3–35||0–1||Kezar Stadium||43,142||Recap|
|2||September 24||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 7–14||0–2||Franklin Field||50,108||Recap|
|3||October 1||New York Giants||L 21–24||0–3||DC Stadium||36,767||Recap|
|4||October 8||at Cleveland Browns||L 7–31||0–4||Cleveland Municipal Stadium||46,186||Recap|
|5||October 15||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 0–20||0–5||Forbes Field||15,072||Recap|
|6||October 22||St. Louis Cardinals||L 0–24||0–6||DC Stadium||28,037||Recap|
|7||October 29||Philadelphia Eagles||L 24–27||0–7||DC Stadium||31,066||Recap|
|8||November 5||at New York Giants||L 0–53||0–8||Yankee Stadium||56,077||Recap|
|9||November 12||Cleveland Browns||L 6–17||0–9||DC Stadium||28,975||Recap|
|10||November 19||at Dallas Cowboys||T 28–28||0–9–1||Cotton Bowl||17,500||Recap|
|11||November 26||Baltimore Colts||L 6–27||0–10–1||DC Stadium||41,062||Recap|
|12||December 3||at St. Louis Cardinals||L 24–38||0–11–1||Busch Stadium||16,204||Recap|
|13||December 10||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 14–30||0–12–1||DC Stadium||21,134||Recap|
|14||December 17||Dallas Cowboys||W 34–24||1–12–1||DC Stadium||21,451||Recap|
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.
|NFL Eastern Conference|
|New York Giants||10||3||1||.769||9–2–1||368||220||T1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||7||7||0||.500||7–5||279||267||W3|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- As of the 2019 season
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