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1961 Detroit Lions

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.3, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 5.1, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

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.

Coach: George Wilson (8-5-1)

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 17 13 15 266 138 128 1 17 294 162 132 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 @ Baltimore Colts 16 15 15 248 64 184 4 7 186 103 83 4
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 0 49 16 291 236 55 6 23 317 139 178 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 2-2 Chicago Bears 17 31 13 339 174 165 4 15 454 281 173 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-2 Los Angeles Rams 14 13 14 311 159 152 4 11 244 164 80 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-3 Baltimore Colts 14 17 11 208 132 76 1 18 313 225 88 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 10 23 409 241 168 18 258 149 109 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore T 4-3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 20 22 402 265 137 3 14 326 213 113 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 45 14 16 372 171 201 1 21 214 179 35 4
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 37 10 20 351 179 172 3 8 126 57 69 3
11 Thu November 23 boxscore L 6-4-1 Green Bay Packers 9 17 18 279 172 107 5 13 277 151 126 2
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 16 15 17 245 172 73 4 12 193 66 127 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 8-4-1 Minnesota Vikings 13 7 15 295 175 120 4 18 251 135 116 6
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 8-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 27 18 396 266 130 2 27 485 394 91 2