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. The Redskins played their home games at RFK Stadium. They finished the year 11-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, 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

1987 Washington Redskins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Joe Gibbs Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Richie Petitbon Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello Offensive Pass 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 Defensive Line Coach: Torgy Torgeson Secondary Coach: Emmitt Thomas Defensive Scouting Reports: Bill Hickman Strength Coach: Dan Riley Strength Assistant Coach: Joe Diange Administrative Assistant: Bill Hickman