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Friday, September 18, 2009

Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, which is in Prince George's County, Maryland. The team's headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport. They are members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

Overall, the Redskins have played for eleven NFL Championships and have won five, including three of the five Super Bowls in which they have played. Four of the five Super Bowl appearances were under the leadership of Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.The Redskins were the first team in the NFL with an official marching band. The other team with a marching band is the Baltimore Ravens, their regional rivals. The Redskins were also the first team to have a fight song, "Hail to the Redskins."

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League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1932–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)

  • American Conference (1950–1952)

  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)

    • Capitol Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • NFC East (1970–present)




Current uniform
NFCE-Uniform-WAS.PNG
Team colorsBurgundy, Gold         
Fight songHail to the Redskins
Team history


  • Boston Braves (1932)

  • Boston Redskins (1933–1936)

  • Washington Redskins (1937–present)


Team nicknames
The Skins, The Burgundy and Gold
Championships
League championships (5)

  • NFL Championships (2)
    1937, 1942



  • Super Bowl Championships (3)
    1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)


Conference championships (5)

  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991


Division championships (12)

  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945

  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999


Playoff appearances (22)


  • NFL: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007


Home fields


  • Braves Field (1932)

  • Fenway Park (1933–1936)

  • Griffith Stadium (1937–1960)

  • RFK Stadium (1961–1996)

    • a.k.a. D.C. Stadium (1961–1968)



  • FedExField (1997–present)

    • a.k.a. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (1997–1999)