2018 Washington Redskins Season
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2018 Washington Redskins Season
2018 Washington Redskins season
Head coachJay Gruden
OwnerDaniel Snyder
Home fieldFedExField
Results
Record7-9
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Trent Williams
LB Ryan Kerrigan

The 2018 season was the Washington Redskins' 87th in the National Football League and their fifth under head coach Jay Gruden. This was the first season since 2011 that quarterback Kirk Cousins was not on the roster, as he joined the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason as a free agent.

The team finished with the same record from the previous season, 7-9, and missed the playoffs for the third straight season. Despite a 6-3 start which was their best since 2008 plus leading the NFC East, the team suffered 4 straight losses after the team lost their starting quarterback Alex Smith to a leg injury in their Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. This resulted in a quarterback hangover. First, it forced Colt McCoy into the starting role in Weeks 12 and 13 before suffering a fractured fibula in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, thus forcing the Redskins to start journeyman quarterback Mark Sanchez in Week 14 before starting another journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson against the Jacksonville Jaguars after benching Sanchez at halftime against the New York Giants. After the Alex Smith injury, the Redskins finished the last 7 games of the season with a record of 1-6. They were eliminated from playoff contention by a 25-16 loss to the Titans, and wins by the Eagles and Vikings in Week 16. The team's season ended with 25 players on injured reserve, which were a league high.

Draft

2018 Washington Redskins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 13 Daron Payne NT Alabama
2 59 Derrius Guice RB LSU From San Francisco
3 74 Geron Christian OT Louisville From San Francisco
4 109 Troy Apke S Penn State From Denver
5 163 Tim Settle NT Virginia Tech From Denver
6 197 Shaun Dion Hamilton LB Alabama From LA Rams
7 241 Greg Stroman CB Virginia Tech From LA Rams
256 Trey Quinn WR SMU From LA Rams

Draft trades

  • The Redskins traded their third-round selection (78th overall) and cornerback Kendall Fuller to Kansas City in exchange for quarterback Alex Smith.[1]
  • The Redskins traded safety Su'a Cravens and their fourth- (No. 113 overall) and fifth- (No. 149 overall) round selections to Denver in exchange for Denver's fourth- (No. 109 overall), two fifth-round selections (Nos. 142 and 163 overall) and a conditional 2020 selection.[2]
  • The Redskins traded their sixth-round selection (No. 188 overall) to Cleveland in exchange for quarterback Kevin Hogan and Cleveland's sixth-round selection (No. 205 overall).[3]
  • The Redskins traded tight end Derek Carrier to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the Rams' seventh-round selection (241st overall).

Supplemental Draft

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 at New England Patriots L 17-26 0-1 Gillette Stadium Recap
2 August 16 New York Jets W 15-13 1-1 FedExField Recap
3 August 24 Denver Broncos L 17-29 1-2 FedExField Recap
4 August 30 at Baltimore Ravens L 20-30 1-3 M&T Bank Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at Arizona Cardinals W 24-6 1-0 State Farm Stadium Recap
2 September 16 Indianapolis Colts L 9-21 1-1 FedExField Recap
3 September 23 Green Bay Packers W 31-17 2-1 FedExField Recap
4 Bye
5 October 8 at New Orleans Saints L 19-43 2-2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
6 October 14 Carolina Panthers W 23-17 3-2 FedExField Recap
7 October 21 Dallas Cowboys W 20-17 4-2 FedExField Recap
8 October 28 at New York Giants W 20-13 5-2 MetLife Stadium Recap
9 November 4 Atlanta Falcons L 14-38 5-3 FedExField Recap
10 November 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16-3 6-3 Raymond James Stadium Recap
11 November 18 Houston Texans L 21-23 6-4 FedExField Recap
12 November 22 at Dallas Cowboys L 23-31 6-5 AT&T Stadium Recap
13 December 3 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13-28 6-6 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
14 December 9 New York Giants L 16-40 6-7 FedExField Recap
15 December 16 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 16-13 7-7 TIAA Bank Field Recap
16 December 22 at Tennessee Titans L 16-25 7-8 Nissan Stadium Recap
17 December 30 Philadelphia Eagles L 0-24 7-9 FedExField Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Arizona Cardinals

Week 2: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 5: at New Orleans Saints

The Redskins hoped to get revenge for their loss in this game a year ago, where they blew a 31-16 lead with three minutes remaining and lost in overtime. Instead, the Redskins got blown out. This game was the point where Drew Brees passed Brett Favre and Peyton Manning on most passing yards.

Week 6: vs. Carolina Panthers

This marked the first time since 2006 that the Redskins had defeated the Panthers.

Week 7: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 8: at New York Giants

Week 9: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 10: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 11: vs. Houston Texans

Alex Smith suffered a broken leg during the game and was replaced by his backup, Colt McCoy. Incidentally, this was exactly 33 years to the day of Joe Theismann's terrible career-ending injury. Joe Theismann was also present during the game and witnessed the injury.

Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

Week 13: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 14: vs. New York Giants

Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 16: at Tennessee Titans

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Standings

Division

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4)Dallas Cowboys 10 6 0 .625 5-1 9-3 339 324 W2
(6)Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 0 .563 4-2 6-6 367 348 W3
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 281 359 L2
New York Giants 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 369 412 L3

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 4-2 9-3 .482 .488 L1
2[a] Los Angeles Rams West 13 3 0 .813 6-0 9-3 .480 .428 W2
3 Chicago Bears North 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 .430 .419 W4
4 Dallas Cowboys East 10 6 0 .625 5-1 9-3 .488 .444 W2
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 10 6 0 .625 3-3 8-4 .484 .400 W2
6 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 4-2 6-6 .518 .486 W3
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Minnesota Vikings North 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 .504 .355 L1
8[b] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4-2 7-5 .482 .348 W3
9[b] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 .486 .371 L2
10[b] Carolina Panthers South 7 9 0 .438 2-4 5-7 .508 .518 W1
11 Green Bay Packers North 6 9 1 .406 1-4-1 3-8-1 .488 .417 L1
12 Detroit Lions North 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 .504 .427 W1
13[c] New York Giants East 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 .527 .487 L3
14[c] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 2-4 4-8 .523 .506 L4
15 San Francisco 49ers West 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 .504 .406 L2
16 Arizona Cardinals West 3 13 0 .188 2-4 3-9 .527 .302 L4
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b New Orleans finished ahead of LA Rams based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b c Atlanta finished ahead of Washington based on head-to-head victory. Atlanta finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head sweep. Washington finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b NY Giants finished ahead of Tampa Bay based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References

  1. ^ Nathan, Alec (January 30, 2018). "Report: Alex Smith, Redskins Agree to New 4-Year Contract After Chiefs Trade". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (March 28, 2018). "Denver Broncos acquire safety Su'a Cravens from Washington Redskins". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Lewis, Edward (April 6, 2018). "Cleveland Browns trade QB Kevin Hogan to Redskins". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018.

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