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Whenever we talk about "greatest teams" or "greatest players"; we only seem to include players whose glory days were around the time the NFL and AFL merged and afterward.

But, there was much football to be had before that. 50 years worth, to be exact.

And, lest we forget, the Redskins were one of the best teams in NFL in the late 1930s and early 1940s. We won 6 division titles and two NFL Championships. To say the least, we were the team in the east.

So, this poll is about the teams of our fathers and grandfathers. Though we don't have the memories, we have their stories and the record books to look at.

So, which Redskins team was the best in the days before the Super Bowl?

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LOL......OK, seriously, if you can find someone on here that actually witnessed any of the teams in your poll :ols:

And just re-read your post and you did mention the "stories and record books:, so my apologies, but still....its tough to get meaningful answers when people didn't actually watch the team play.

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For the record, I went with the '42 team. It was the height of the Redskins' high flying offense, but it was complimented with a great defense. They registered two shut outs and yielded only 102 points.

The most impressive part of their season, though, came at the end when they a team that was undeniably the best team in the NFL: The Chicago Bears. They lead the league in points (376), in points allowed (88), and point differential (292). They also entered the Championship Game 11-0-0.

The Bears scored over 100 more points than the Redskins and had twice as many shut outs.

In the Championship Game, the Redskins didn't give up a single offense touchdown, despite having 18 less total yards than the Bears.

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Can we next expect a "most dissapointing loss from the 1938 season" thread? :pfft: :ols:

Oh, and that would probably be the last game of the season against the eventual World Champs, the New York Giants, when they beat us 36-0.

Oh, but were you being sarcastic? :pfft:

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Hold on a sec...this is a message board for Redskins fans, right? The Washington Redskins? The fanbase that's prides itself on knowing the team, present and past, backwards and forwards?

Oh, do the Redskins not exist for you guys until after your day of birth?:)

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Hold on a sec...this is a message board for Redskins fans, right? The Washington Redskins? The fanbase that's prides itself on knowing the team, present and past, backwards and forwards?

Oh, do the Redskins not exist for you guys until after your day of birth?:)

The problem is you are asking the abstract.

You want us to say which Redskins team was better. However, since these teams played 65-75 years ago, it is a good bet no one here saw any of those games. :)

All we can do is go by stat sheets and box scores. If you do that, I guess the '42 team is the best.

We know, though, that there is more to the game, and a season, than stats. But since these games happened so long ago, long before the modern era of the NFL when the game was different, I don't think anyone here can answer the question or discuss it in the way you want to.

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No worries fellas I got a game for us to watch... The Bad news Bears vs. The all mighty Redskins.. So now we all can say we've been there. :silly:

Edit: Sammy's pump fake right at the end is something to remember!... :D

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