1961 Baltimore Colts season

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1961 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 8–6
Division place T-3rd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1961 Baltimore Colts season was the ninth season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses and finished tied for third in the Western Conference with the Chicago Bears. There weren't any tiebreakers until 1967.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 27–24 1–0 Memorial Stadium
54,259
2 September 24, 1961 Detroit Lions L 15–16 1–1 Memorial Stadium
54,259
3 October 1, 1961 Minnesota Vikings W 34–33 2–1 Memorial Stadium
54,259
4 October 8, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 7–45 2–2 Lambeau Field
38,669
5 October 15, 1961 at Chicago Bears L 10–24 2–3 Wrigley Field
48,719
6 October 22, 1961 at Detroit Lions W 17–14 3–3 Tiger Stadium
53,016
7 October 29, 1961 Chicago Bears L 20–21 3–4 Memorial Stadium
57,641
8 November 5, 1961 Green Bay Packers W 45–21 4–4 Memorial Stadium
57,641
9 November 12, 1961 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–28 4–5 Metropolitan Stadium
38,010
10 November 19, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals W 16–0 5–5 Memorial Stadium
56,112
11 November 26, 1961 at Washington Redskins W 27–6 6–5 D.C. Stadium
41,062
12 December 3, 1961 San Francisco 49ers W 20–17 7–5 Memorial Stadium
57,641
13 December 9, 1961 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–34 7–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
41,268
14 December 16, 1961 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–24 8–6 Kezar Stadium
45,517

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 11 3 0 .786 9–3 391 223 W1
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .615 7–4–1 270 258 L1
Chicago Bears 8 6 0 .571 7–5 326 302 W2
Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 .571 6–6 302 307 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 346 272 L1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 3–9 263 333 L1
Minnesota Vikings 3 11 0 .214 3–9 285 407 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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