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

The 1961 Detroit Lions season was the 32nd season in franchise history. Detroit won a second Playoff Bowl game against the Philadelphia Eagles that was played in the Orange 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 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.

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