1987 Washington Redskins schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
11-4-0 3-0 6751 4136 2615 40 354 5888 3926 1962 41 345
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The Washington Redskins' fifty-sixth season was in 1987, and it was the seventh season Joe Gibbs served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 11-4-0 in the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Denver Broncos 42-10, the team's fourth championship win. At the end of the season, Doug Williams was awarded with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Philadelphia Eagles 34-24
Week 2 @ Atlanta Falcons 20-21
Week 4 St. Louis Cardinals 28-21
Week 5 @ New York Giants 38-12
Week 6 @ Dallas Cowboys 13-7
Week 7 New York Jets 17-16
Week 8 @ Buffalo Bills 27-7
Week 9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27-31
Week 10 Detroit Lions 20-13
Week 11 Los Angeles Rams 26-30
Week 12 New York Giants 23-19
Week 13 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34-17
Week 14 Dallas Cowboys 24-20
Week 15 @ Miami Dolphins 21-23
Week 16 @ Minnesota Vikings 27-24


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Chicago Bears 21-17
Conference Championship Minnesota Vikings 17-10
Super Bowl vs. Denver Broncos 42-10


Head Coach: Joe Gibbs Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Richie Petitbon Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello Passing Game Coordinator: Dan Henning Quarterbacks Coach: Dan Henning, Jerry Rhome Wide Receivers Coach: Charley Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Running Backs Coach: Don Breaux Tight Ends Coach: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Secondary Coach: Emmitt Thomas Defensive Scouting Reports: Bill Hickman Strength Coach: Dan Riley Strength Assistant Coach: Joe Diange Administrative Assistant: Bill Hickman