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1961 Detroit Lions

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Record: 8-5-1, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division
NFL Season Summary

Scored 270 points (19.3/g), 11th of 14 in the NFL.
 Allowed 258 points (18.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 12 points (0.9/g), 7th.
 Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

 Takeaway/Giveaway Differential -1 (-0.1/g), 8th.

Simple Rating System: Total 3.3, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 5.1, SoS: 2.5, versus averages of 0.0.

Coached by George Wilson

Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)