NFL – Washington Redskins- history and facts
The Washington Redskins were established in 1932 and is presently based in Landover, Maryland. They currently play their home games at the FedEx Field and are coached by Mike Shanahan. The Redskins team is own by Dan Snyder, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith; however Dan is the majority owner of the team franchise. The Redskins are currently members of the East Division of the NFC in the NFL.
During the early years, the Redskins played at Braves Field, which was the home of Boston’s National League baseball team, this way they took the name of Boston Braves. Nevertheless, the name was changed when the Redskins relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1937.
Thru history, Washington experienced some failure as well as success. The most notable period of failure was from 1946 to 1970, during which the Redskins did not have a single postseason appearance. During this period, the Redskins went without a single winning season between 1956 and 1968.
Though, things changed during the following years, as they have achieved five NFL Championships; two pre-merger, and three Super Bowls. The Redskins has captured 13 NFL divisional titles and have achieved six NFL conference championships.
They have also made twenty-two postseason appearances, have played more than 1000 matches and have an overall postseason record of 23 wins and 17 losses.
According to Forbe Magazine, Washington is the second most valuable franchise in the NFL, valued at approximately $1.467 billion, having been exceeded by the Dallas Cowboys.
Yet, there is a lot to be expected this 2013 season since the Redskins qualify to the playoffs last year. Many fans are expecting nothing less than Lombardi Trophy this year. Last season, the Redskins offense comprised a more movable distinctiveness behind quarterback Robert Griffin III. Now with the inclusion of receiver Pierre Garçon things will be even better for Washington.
Currently, the odd to win the Superbowl by Redskins is between +3300 and +2800 at oddshark.com whereas winning the NFC Championship by Washington is 18/1.
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