1961 Detroit Lions season

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1961 Detroit Lions season
Head coach George Wilson
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish Won Playoff Bowl
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Detroit Lions season was the 32nd season in franchise history. Tt won a second Playoff Bowl game against the Philadelphia Eagles that was played in the Oranga Bowl, 38–10.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 at Green Bay Packers W 17–13
32,150
2 September 24, 1961 at Baltimore Colts W 16–15
49,825
3 October 1, 1961 San Francisco 49ers L 49–0
38,065
4 October 8, 1961 Chicago Bears L 31–17
53,854
5 October 15, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 14–13
53,295
6 October 22, 1961 Baltimore Colts L 17–14
48,447
7 October 29, 1961 at Los Angeles Rams W 28–10
54,019
8 November 5, 1961 at San Francisco 49ers T 20–20
46,267
9 November 12, 1961 at St. Louis Cardinals W 45–14
54,123
10 November 19, 1961 at Minnesota Vikings W 37–10
57,808
11 November 23, 1961 Green Bay Packers L 17–9
43,272
12 December 3, 1961 at Chicago Bears W 16–15
51,017
13 December 10, 1961 Minnesota Vikings W 13–7
42,655
14 December 17, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles L 27–24
44,231

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 11 3 0 .786 391 223 W-1
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .615 270 258 L-1
Chicago Bears 8 6 0 .571 326 302 W-2
Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 .571 302 307 W-1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 346 272 L-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 263 333 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 3 11 0 .214 285 407 L-2

Roster[edit]

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Playoff Bowl[edit]

The game were played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

Season Date Winner Score Runner up
1961 January 6, 1962 Detroit Lions (2) 38–10 Philadelphia Eagles

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Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369