1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Bud Grant
Home field Winnipeg Stadium
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st, West Division
Playoff finish Won 49th Grey Cup
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers finished in 1st place in the West division with a 13–3 record. The Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to win the 49th Grey Cup.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 20 at Ottawa Rough Riders 28–15 Loss 0–1
B July 27 vs. Toronto Argonauts 20–18 Win 1–1

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 13 3 0 360 251 26
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 5 1 334 257 21
Calgary Stampeders 16 7 9 0 300 311 14
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 5 10 1 211 314 11
BC Lions 16 1 13 2 215 393 4

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Aug 7 at Calgary Stampeders 18–17 Win 1–0
2 Aug 11 at Montreal Alouettes 21–15 Win 2–0
2 Aug 14 at Toronto Argonauts 14–13 Win 3–0
3 Aug 17 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 29–19 Win 4–0
4 Aug 24 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 35–20 Loss 4–1
5 Aug 31 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30–9 Loss 4–2
5 Sept 4 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 17–11 Win 5–2
6 Bye
7 Sept 14 vs. BC Lions 36–15 Win 6–2
8 Sept 23 at Edmonton Eskimos 33–10 Win 7–2
9 Sept 30 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–6 Win 8–2
10 Oct 7 vs. BC Lions 24–20 Win 9–2
11 Oct 14 at Calgary Stampeders 25–6 Win 10–2
11 Oct 16 at BC Lions 16–15 Win 11–2
12 Oct 23 vs. Calgary Stampeders 42–7 Win 12–2
12 Oct 30 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 19–13 Loss 12–3
13 Nov 4 at Edmonton Eskimos 14–13 Win 13–3

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result
West Final #1 Nov 18 at Calgary Stampeders 14–1 Win
West Final #2 Nov 22 vs. Calgary Stampeders 43–14 Win
49th Grey Cup Dec 2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–14 (OT) Win

Grey Cup[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7 0 7 0 7 21
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 7 0 7 0 14

References[edit]