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1961 Green Bay Packers

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.6, Offense: 7.1, Defense: 6.5, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (27.9/g), 1st of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (15.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 168 points (12.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.1-2.9.

Coach: Vince Lombardi (11-3-0)

Stadium: New City Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)


Team Info

Head Coach/General Manager Vince Lombardi
President Dominic Olejniczak
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 391 4714 797 5.9 26 10 17 274 177 306 2364 18 16 7.3 115 474 2350 27 5.0 142
Team Defense 223 4051 860 4.7 46 17 18 245 218 414 2357 13 29 5.3 117 412 1694 12 4.1 110
Lg Rank Offense 1 4 1 1 2 14 9 9 2 3 3 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 6 2 7 9 13 4 2 2 3 4 7 6 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 Detroit Lions 13 17 17 294 162 132 2 15 266 138 128 1
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-1 San Francisco 49ers 30 10 19 275 151 124 1 15 233 96 137 3
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 Chicago Bears 24 0 18 281 83 198 3 16 255 131 124 4
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Baltimore Colts 45 7 25 357 146 211 1 18 289 136 153 8
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 49 17 23 482 266 216 2 20 290 165 125 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 5-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 33 7 22 467 226 241 1 18 328 179 149 7
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 6-1 Minnesota Vikings 28 10 24 467 310 157 3 13 263 121 142 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 6-2 @ Baltimore Colts 21 45 10 225 64 161 1 29 407 218 189 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-2 @ Chicago Bears 31 28 20 322 160 162 1 15 242 169 73 2
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 8-2 Los Angeles Rams 35 17 17 249 173 76 1 19 312 201 111 1
11 Thu November 23 boxscore W 9-2 @ Detroit Lions 17 9 13 277 151 126 2 18 279 172 107 5
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 10-2 New York Giants 20 17 25 404 134 270 3 18 262 193 69 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 10-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 22 20 330 177 153 2 17 396 328 68 2
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 11-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 17 21 284 161 123 3 14 229 110 119 2
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 31 boxscore W 12-3 New York Giants 37 0 19 345 164 181 6 130 99 31 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Bart Starr* 27 QB 14 14 11-3-0 172 295 58.3% 2418 16 5.4 16 5.4 78 8.2 6.8 14.1 172.7 80.3 3 3
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB/K 12 0 3 5 60.0% 42 1 20.0 0 0.0 20 8.4 12.4 14.0 3.5 126.7
10 John Roach 28 7 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 2 2 100.0% 42 1 50.0 0 0.0 22 21.0 31.0 21.0 3.2 158.3
Team Total 26.7 14 11-3-0 177 306 57.8% 2502 18 5.9 16 5.2 78 8.2 7.0 14.1 178.7 82.2 3 3
Opp Total 14 218 414 52.7% 2630 13 3.1 29 7.0 6.4 3.83 12.1 187.9 53.7 34 273 5.3 2.9 7.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
31 Jim Taylor* 26 FB 14 0 243 1307 15 53 5.4 93.4 17.4 25 175 7.0 1 18 1.8 12.5 1482 16 2
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB/K 12 0 127 597 8 54 4.7 49.8 10.6 15 145 9.7 2 34 1.3 12.1 742 10 1
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 61 302 1 69 5.0 23.2 4.7 8 41 5.1 1 11 0.6 3.2 343 2 2
22 Elijah Pitts 23 14 0 23 75 1 17 3.3 5.4 1.6 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 80 1 0
15 Bart Starr* 27 QB 14 14 12 56 1 21 4.7 4.0 0.9 56 1 8
88 Ron Kramer 26 TE 14 0 5 13 0 12 2.6 0.9 0.4 35 559 16.0 4 53 2.5 39.9 572 4 0
10 John Roach 28 7 0 2 -5 1 1 -2.5 -0.7 0.3 -5 1 1
33 Lew Carpenter 29 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 3 29 9.7 0 16 0.2 2.1 34 0 0
85 Max McGee* 29 SE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 883 17.3 7 53 3.9 67.9 883 7 1
86 Boyd Dowler 24 FL/P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 633 17.6 3 78 2.6 45.2 633 3 0
84 Gary Knafelc 29 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 32 10.7 0 13 0.2 2.5 32 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 474 2350 27 69 5.0 167.9 33.9 177 2502 14.1 18 78 12.6 178.7 4852 45 18
Opp Total 14 412 1694 12 4.1 121.0 29.4 218 2357 10.8 13 15.6 168.4 4051 25 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Herb Adderley 22 KR/LCB 14 0 18 478 0 61 26.6 478
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 15 409 0 60 27.3 752
24 Willie Wood 25 PR/RS 14 0 14 225 2 72 16.1 225
33 Lew Carpenter 29 14 0 6 130 0 48 21.7 164
27 John Symank 26 14 0 4 121 0 38 30.3 121
71 Bill Forester*+ 29 RLB 14 0 3 55 0 20 18.3 55
22 Elijah Pitts 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 94
Team Total 26.7 14 20 355 2 72 17.8 41 1077 0 61 26.3 6284
Opp Total 14 25 313 1 12.5 69 1597 0 23.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB/K 12 0 9 8 4 3 4 2 1 1 4 1 22 15 68.2%% 41 41 100.0%%
86 Boyd Dowler 24 FL/P 14 0 38 1674 75 0 44.1
85 Max McGee* 29 SE 13 0 13 520 51 0 40.0
3 Ben Agajanian 42 k 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0%% 8 8 100.0%%
Team Total 26.7 14 9 8 5 4 5 2 1 1 4 1 24 16 66.7%% 49 49 100.0%% 51 2194 75 0 43.0
Opp Total 14 21 13 61.9%% 26 26 100.0%% 49 1852 37.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
24 Willie Wood 25 PR/RS 14 0 5 52 0 21 0 0 1 5 0 0
15 Bart Starr* 27 QB 14 14 0 8 2 0 0
27 John Symank 26 14 0 5 99 0 41 0 0 1 2 0 0
46 Hank Gremminger 28 LS 14 0 5 54 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Jesse Whittenton*+ 27 RCB 14 0 5 98 1 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Dan Currie 26 LLB 12 0 3 59 1 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
87 Willie Davis 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
79 Dave Hanner 31 LDT 13 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 0 2 1 2 0
66 Ray Nitschke 25 MLB 12 0 2 41 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Jim Taylor* 26 FB 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
26 Herb Adderley 22 KR/LCB 14 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Bill Forester*+ 29 RLB 14 0 2 33 0 33 0
78 Norm Masters 28 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB/K 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Max McGee* 29 SE 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 Bill Quinlan 29 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 John Roach 28 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Nelson Toburen 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 29 446 2 41 0 0 18 25 2 0
Opp Total 14 17 30 13 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB/K 12 0 8 2 10 41 15 146
31 Jim Taylor* 26 FB 14 0 15 1 16 96
85 Max McGee* 29 SE 13 0 7 7 42
88 Ron Kramer 26 TE 14 0 4 4 24
86 Boyd Dowler 24 FL/P 14 0 3 3 18
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 1 1 2 12
24 Willie Wood 25 PR/RS 14 0 2 2 12
3 Ben Agajanian 42 k 3 0 8 1 11
58 Dan Currie 26 LLB 12 0 1 1 6
22 Elijah Pitts 23 14 0 1 1 6
10 John Roach 28 7 0 1 1 6
15 Bart Starr* 27 QB 14 14 1 1 6
47 Jesse Whittenton*+ 27 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 14 27 18 2 2 49 49 16 391
Opp Total 14 12 13 1 26 13 1 223

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 DET L, 13-17 1 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
2 1961-09-24 SFO W, 30-10 1 1 rush Paul Hornung 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
3 1961-09-24 SFO W, 30-10 2 39 punt Willie Wood 39 yard punt return (Paul Hornung kick)
4 1961-09-24 SFO W, 30-10 4 21 pass Max McGee 21 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
5 1961-10-01 CHI W, 24-0 1 18 pass Boyd Dowler 18 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
6 1961-10-01 CHI W, 24-0 3 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
7 1961-10-01 CHI W, 24-0 4 17 pass Ron Kramer 17 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
8 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 1 54 rush Paul Hornung 54 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
9 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 2 1 rush Paul Hornung 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
10 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 3 8 pass Paul Hornung 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
11 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 3 1 rush Paul Hornung 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
12 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 4 72 punt Willie Wood 72 yard punt return (Paul Hornung kick)
13 1961-10-08 BAL W, 45-7 4 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
14 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 1 26 rush Jim Taylor 26 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
15 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 1 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
16 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 2 3 rush Paul Hornung 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
17 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 3 45 rush Jim Taylor 45 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
18 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 4 4 rush Jim Taylor 4 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
19 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 4 45 pass Max McGee 45 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
20 1961-10-15 @ CLE W, 49-17 4 1 rush John Roach 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
21 1961-10-22 @ MIN W, 33-7 1 78 pass Boyd Dowler 78 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
22 1961-10-22 @ MIN W, 33-7 4 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
23 1961-10-22 @ MIN W, 33-7 4 21 interception Dan Currie 21 yard interception return (Paul Hornung kick)
24 1961-10-29 MIN W, 28-10 1 1 rush Paul Hornung 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1961-10-29 MIN W, 28-10 1 10 pass Ron Kramer 10 yard pass from Paul Hornung (Paul Hornung kick)
26 1961-10-29 MIN W, 28-10 2 8 pass Jim Taylor 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
27 1961-10-29 MIN W, 28-10 4 23 pass Max McGee 23 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
28 1961-11-05 @ BAL L, 21-45 1 21 rush Bart Starr 21 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
29 1961-11-05 @ BAL L, 21-45 2 17 rush Paul Hornung 17 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
30 1961-11-05 @ BAL L, 21-45 4 41 interception Jesse Whittenton 41 yard interception return (Paul Hornung kick)
31 1961-11-12 @ CHI W, 31-28 1 53 pass Ron Kramer 53 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
32 1961-11-12 @ CHI W, 31-28 2 8 pass Ron Kramer 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
33 1961-11-12 @ CHI W, 31-28 2 8 rush Paul Hornung 8 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
34 1961-11-12 @ CHI W, 31-28 2 34 pass Paul Hornung 34 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
35 1961-11-19 RAM W, 35-17 2 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
36 1961-11-19 RAM W, 35-17 2 20 pass Max McGee 20 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
37 1961-11-19 RAM W, 35-17 2 13 pass Max McGee 13 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
38 1961-11-19 RAM W, 35-17 2 17 pass Boyd Dowler 17 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
39 1961-11-19 RAM W, 35-17 4 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
40 1961-11-23 @ DET W, 17-9 2 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
41 1961-11-23 @ DET W, 17-9 4 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
42 1961-12-03 NYG W, 20-17 1 14 rush Jim Taylor 14 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
43 1961-12-03 NYG W, 20-17 4 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
44 1961-12-10 @ SFO L, 21-22 2 22 pass Max McGee 22 yard pass from Tom Moore (Paul Hornung kick)
45 1961-12-10 @ SFO L, 21-22 3 12 pass Max McGee 12 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
46 1961-12-10 @ SFO L, 21-22 4 40 rush Jim Taylor 40 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
47 1961-12-17 @ RAM W, 24-17 1 1 rush Tom Moore 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
48 1961-12-17 @ RAM W, 24-17 2 8 pass Tom Moore 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
49 1961-12-17 @ RAM W, 24-17 4 17 rush Elijah Pitts 17 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 DET W, 17-13 1 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
2 1961-09-17 DET W, 17-13 2 15 rush Nick Pietrosante 15 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
3 1961-09-24 SFO L, 10-30 1 1 rush J.W. Lockett 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1961-10-08 BAL L, 7-45 2 1 rush Lenny Moore 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
5 1961-10-15 @ CLE L, 17-49 3 21 pass Gern Nagler 21 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
6 1961-10-15 @ CLE L, 17-49 4 13 pass Ray Renfro 13 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
7 1961-10-22 @ MIN L, 7-33 2 1 rush Fran Tarkenton 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
8 1961-10-29 MIN L, 10-28 2 19 pass Jerry Reichow 19 yard pass from George Shaw (Mike Mercer kick)
9 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 1 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
10 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 2 4 pass Alex Hawkins 4 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
11 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 2 38 pass Lenny Moore 38 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
12 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 3 19 pass Jimmy Orr 19 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
13 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 4 4 pass Jimmy Orr 4 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
14 1961-11-05 @ BAL W, 45-21 4 15 rush Joe Perry 15 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
15 1961-11-12 @ CHI L, 28-31 1 47 pass Mike Ditka 47 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
16 1961-11-12 @ CHI L, 28-31 3 15 pass Mike Ditka 15 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
17 1961-11-12 @ CHI L, 28-31 4 29 pass Mike Ditka 29 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
18 1961-11-12 @ CHI L, 28-31 4 9 rush Rick Casares 9 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
19 1961-11-19 RAM L, 17-35 1 14 rush Jon Arnett 14 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
20 1961-11-19 RAM L, 17-35 4 41 pass Ollie Matson 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
21 1961-12-03 NYG L, 17-20 1 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
22 1961-12-03 NYG L, 17-20 2 2 rush Bob Gaiters 2 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
23 1961-12-10 @ SFO W, 22-21 2 51 pass Bernie Casey 51 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
24 1961-12-10 @ SFO W, 22-21 2 10 pass R.C. Owens 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
25 1961-12-17 @ RAM L, 17-24 3 55 rush Dick Bass 55 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
26 1961-12-17 @ RAM L, 17-24 4 90 punt Dick Bass 90 yard punt return (Danny Villanueva kick)