|Head coach Marty Schottenheimer|
Playoff finish did not qualify
|Home field FedExField|
Division place 2nd NFC East
The 2001 Washington Redskins season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–8 record from 2000. Despite a very poor start to the season at 0–5, with some speculation that they might win as little as 2 games, the Redskins began a 5-game winnings streak, and by week 14 were 6–6 and in the midst in the NFC playoff hunt. However, despite outplaying their next two opponents, the Redskins dropped two critical games to the Eagles and Bears, eliminating them from playoff contention, though they would finish the season on a high note at 8–8.