1961 Cleveland Browns season

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1961 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WGAR (AM)
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 12th season with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

On March 22, Dave R. Jones sold the Browns to a group headed by Arthur B. Modell[1]

Exhibition schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 11, 1961 at Detroit Lions L 35–7
25,602
2 August 20, 1961 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–24
38,759
3 August 25, 1961 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–17
40,086
4 September 2, 1961 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at Akron W 38–6
27,758
5 September 9, 1961 Detroit Lions L 35–17
41,374

Regular season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–20
60,671
2 September 24, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals W 20–17
50,443
3 October 1, 1961 Dallas Cowboys W 25–7
43,638
4 October 8, 1961 Washington Redskins W 31–7
46,186
5 October 15, 1961 Green Bay Packers L 49–17
75,042
6 October 22, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–28
29,266
7 October 29, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals W 21–10
26,696
8 November 5, 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–13
62,723
9 November 12, 1961 at Washington Redskins W 17–6
28,975
10 November 19, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles W 45–24
68,399
11 November 26, 1961 New York Giants L 37–21
80,455
12 December 3, 1961 at Dallas Cowboys W 38–17
23,500
13 December 10, 1961 at Chicago Bears L 17–14
38,717
14 December 17, 1961 at New York Giants T 7–7
61,084

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 368 220 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 361 297 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 319 270 T-1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 279 267 W-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 295 287 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 236 380 L-4
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 174 392 W-1

Awards and records[edit]

  • Jim Brown, NFL Rushing Leader, 1,408 yards
  • Milt Plum, NFL Leader, Passing Yards, (2416)

Milestones[edit]

  • Jim Brown, Fourth Consecutive 1,000 yard season
  • Jim Brown, Fifth Consecutive Rushing Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 281