1983 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
14-2-0 2-1 7277 4260 3017 24 419 6287 4629 1658 70 339
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The Washington Redskins' fifty-second season was in 1983, and it was the third season Joe Gibbs served as the head coach of the team. The Redskins played their home games at RFK Stadium. They finished the year 14-2-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Los Angeles Raiders 38-9. At the end of the season Joe Gibbs earned Coach of the Year and Joe Theismann earned AP Offensive Player of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Dallas Cowboys 30-31
Week 2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23-13
Week 3 Kansas City Chiefs 27-12
Week 4 @ Seattle Seahawks 27-17
Week 5 Los Angeles Raiders 37-35
Week 6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 38-14
Week 7 @ Green Bay Packers 47-48
Week 8 Detroit Lions 38-17
Week 9 @ San Diego Chargers 27-24
Week 10 St. Louis Cardinals 45-7
Week 11 @ New York Giants 33-17
Week 12 @ Los Angeles Rams 42-20
Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles 28-24
Week 14 Atlanta Falcons 37-21
Week 15 @ Dallas Cowboys 31-10
Week 16 New York Giants 31-22


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Los Angeles Rams 51-7
Conference Championship San Francisco 49ers 24-21
Super Bowl vs. Los Angeles Raiders 9-38

1983 Washington Redskins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Joe Gibbs Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Richie Petitbon Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello Quarterbacks Coach: Jerry Rhome Wide Receivers Coach: Charley Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Running Backs Coach: Don Breaux Tight Ends Coach: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Offensive Scouting Reports: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Defensive Line Coach: Torgy Torgeson Defensive Scouting Reports: Bill Hickman Special Teams Coach: Wayne Sevier Strength Coach: Dan Riley Strength Assistant Coach: Jim Speros Administrative Assistant: Bill Hickman Player Personnel Intern: Steve Spagnuolo