Just After Vince Lombardi died, Bill Austin, the offensive line coach, got the head job. The Redskins fell to 6-8; that at least was better than any of his three years at Pittsburgh. There were two standout win. Sonny Jurgensen, Larry Brown, and Charlie Taylor were the main attractions. Both games were at home.
Week 4 Detroit Lions
The Lions came in at 3-0 and the Washington was 1-2. Detroit finished at 10-4. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys 5 to 0.
Sonny Jurgensen completed 14 of 20 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
Larry Brown carried 22 times for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Charley Taylor caught six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
The Redskins won easily 31 to 10.
Week 6 Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati finished at 8-6 and lost the first round of the playoffs to the Baltimore Colts 17 to 0.
Sonny Jurgensen completed 13 of 24 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Larry Brown carried 22 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Charley Taylor caught five passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
Great defensive performance with three fumble recoveries. Ricky Harris returned an interception 28 yards. A shut out always is special.
The Redskins defeated the Bengals 20 to 0.