1961 Detroit Lions season

1961 Detroit Lions season

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. Detroit won a second Playoff Bowl game against the Philadelphia Eagles that was played in the Orange Bowl, 38–10.

Regular season

Schedule

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

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

Playoff Bowl

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
[1]

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
  • Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference
  • Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com
  • Detroit Lions on The Football Database