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1961 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: -1.5, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 295 points (21.1/g), 8th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (20.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of 8 points (0.6/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-6.8.

Coach: Buddy Parker (6-8-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager Francis Fogarty
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 295 4093 913 4.5 56 22 14 239 176 334 2332 23 34 6.3 123 543 1761 10 3.2 102
Team Defense 287 3909 858 4.6 45 20 15 218 201 420 2446 22 25 5.3 132 396 1463 11 3.7 71
Lg Rank Offense 8 11 14 13 7 12 11 4 14 6 1 11 10 13
Lg Rank Defense 7 2 3 3 3 14 8 11 5 4 1 1 5 3

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 L 0-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 27 15 342 237 105 4 20 403 307 96 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 14 17 19 252 128 124 4 18 278 136 142 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 24 14 218 124 94 8 17 258 216 42 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 21 19 281 140 141 1 14 227 103 124 5
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 1-4 Washington Redskins 20 0 12 185 90 95 5 13 191 126 65 7
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-5 Cleveland Browns 28 30 17 309 222 87 3 21 378 149 229 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 20 10 8 204 48 156 1 12 216 164 52 3
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-5 @ Cleveland Browns 17 13 18 356 196 160 2 14 252 104 148 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-5 Dallas Cowboys 37 7 22 371 204 167 1 8 185 122 63 2
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 4-6 @ New York Giants 21 42 20 305 187 118 4 21 425 304 121 2
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 5-6 St. Louis Cardinals 30 27 19 347 187 160 7 12 224 165 59 7
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles 24 35 20 361 200 161 7 12 284 192 92 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 6-7 @ Washington Redskins 30 14 20 324 214 110 3 21 343 247 96 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 6-8 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 20 16 238 155 83 6 15 245 111 134 1

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Rudy Bukich 29 qb 11 8 4-3-0 89 156 57.1 1253 11 7.1 16 10.3 88 8.0 4.8 14.1 113.9 67.0 1 1
22 Bobby Layne 35 QB 8 6 2-5-0 75 149 50.3 1205 11 7.4 16 10.7 53 8.1 4.7 16.1 150.6 62.8
30 Tom Tracy 27 HB 14 0 4 12 33.3 73 0 0.0 0 0.0 38 6.1 6.1 18.3 5.2 55.2
18 Terry Nofsinger 23 5 0 7 11 63.6 78 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 7.1 7.1 11.1 15.6 84.7
42 Dick Hoak 22 FL 14 0 1 3 33.3 13 1 33.3 1 33.3 13 4.3 -4.0 13.0 0.9 47.9
35 John Henry Johnson 32 FB 14 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0
89 Bobby Joe Green 25 P 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.2 14 6-8-0 176 334 52.7 2622 23 6.9 34 10.2 88 7.9 4.6 14.9 187.3 62.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 201 420 47.9 2780 22 5.2 25 6.0 6.6 4.99 13.8 198.6 62.2 42 334 5.3 3.8 9.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
35 John Henry Johnson 32 FB 14 0 213 787 6 44 3.7 56.2 15.2 24 262 10.9 1 51 1.7 18.7 1049 7 7
30 Tom Tracy 27 HB 14 0 147 402 2 26 2.7 28.7 10.5 14 133 9.5 1 38 1.0 9.5 535 3 1
42 Dick Hoak 22 FL 14 0 85 302 0 22 3.6 21.6 6.1 3 18 6.0 0 7 0.2 1.3 320 0 1
34 Charlie Scales 23 14 0 50 184 0 27 3.7 13.1 3.6 7 43 6.1 0 16 0.5 3.1 227 0 4
10 Rudy Bukich 29 qb 11 8 14 4 2 12 0.3 0.4 1.3 4 2 7
22 Bobby Layne 35 QB 8 6 8 11 0 9 1.4 1.4 1.0 11 0 4
40 Preston Carpenter 27 TE 13 0 7 9 0 13 1.3 0.7 0.5 33 460 13.9 4 40 2.5 35.4 469 4 1
26 Brady Keys 25 RCB 12 0 6 14 0 11 2.3 1.2 0.5 14 0 2
18 Terry Nofsinger 23 5 0 6 6 0 3 1.0 1.2 1.2 6 0 0
84 Buddy Dial* 24 SE 14 0 3 6 0 15 2.0 0.4 0.2 53 1047 19.8 12 88 3.8 74.8 1053 12 3
89 Bobby Joe Green 25 P 14 0 2 37 0 33 18.5 2.6 0.1 37 0 0
88 Steve Meilinger 31 4 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.5 0.3 8 103 12.9 0 17 2.0 25.8 109 0 0
46 Bob Coronado 25 5 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -1.4 0.2 3 32 10.7 0 14 0.6 6.4 25 0 0
88 Bob Schnelker 33 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 331 18.4 3 59 2.3 41.4 331 3 0
23 Red Mack 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 128 16.0 2 39 0.7 11.6 128 2 1
28 Henry Clement 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 0 19 0.4 4.6 65 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 543 1761 10 44 3.2 125.8 38.8 176 2622 14.9 23 88 12.6 187.3 4383 33 34
Opp Total 14 396 1463 11 3.7 104.5 28.3 201 2446 12.2 22 14.4 174.7 3909 33 36

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Johnny Sample 25 KR/LCB/PR 14 0 26 283 1 55 10.9 23 532 0 59 23.1 815
27 Dick Haley 24 8 0 13 278 0 50 21.4 278
26 Brady Keys 25 RCB 12 0 9 135 0 66 15.0 2 41 0 23 20.5 190
20 Bill Butler 24 LS 10 0 2 11 0 9 5.5 6 117 0 25 19.5 128
40 Preston Carpenter 27 TE 13 0 3 18 0 10 6.0 487
34 Charlie Scales 23 14 0 3 41 0 15 13.7 268
35 John Henry Johnson 32 FB 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1060
67 Bob Schmitz 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 40 447 1 66 11.2 49 1020 0 59 20.8 5850
Opp Total 14 31 250 1 8.1 50 1156 0 23.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
89 Bobby Joe Green 25 P 14 0 1 0.0% 73 3431 71 0 47.0
79 Lou Michaels 26 K/LDE 14 0 26 15 57.7% 29 27 93.1%
22 Bobby Layne 35 QB 8 6 5 5 100.0%
30 Tom Tracy 27 HB 14 0 1 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
Team Total 26.2 14 28 15 53.6% 36 34 94.4% 73 3431 71 0 47.0
Opp Total 14 26 10 38.5% 37 35 94.6% 86 3767 43.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
10 Rudy Bukich 29 qb 11 8 0 7 3 0 0
35 John Henry Johnson 32 FB 14 0 0 7 3 0 0
24 Johnny Sample 25 KR/LCB/PR 14 0 8 141 1 42 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Bill Butler 24 LS 10 0 3 103 1 71 0 0 1 1 0 0
26 Brady Keys 25 RCB 12 0 2 21 0 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
22 Bobby Layne 35 QB 8 6 0 4 1 0 0
44 Willie Daniel 24 RS 14 0 3 76 0 41 0 0 0 1 3 0
34 Charlie Scales 23 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
70 Ernie Stautner* 36 RDE 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
84 Buddy Dial* 24 SE 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
37 Mike Henry 25 10 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Joe Krupa 28 RDT 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
66 Myron Pottios* 22 MLB 14 0 2 40 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 John Reger* 30 RLB 14 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0
47 Jackie Simpson 27 8 0 2 46 0 27 0 0 0 1 11 0
71 Charlie Bradshaw 25 LT 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Red Mack 24 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
68 Ron Stehouwer 24 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
82 George Tarasovic 31 LLB 12 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Preston Carpenter 27 TE 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Dick Haley 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
42 Dick Hoak 22 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 John Kapele 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Lou Michaels 26 K/LDE 14 0 1 30 0 30 0
65 John Nisby* 25 RG 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Tom Tracy 27 HB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 25 498 2 71 0 0 34 31 14 0
Opp Total 14 36 36 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
84 Buddy Dial* 24 SE 14 0 12 12 72
79 Lou Michaels 26 K/LDE 14 0 27 15 72
35 John Henry Johnson 32 FB 14 0 6 1 7 42
40 Preston Carpenter 27 TE 13 0 4 4 24
30 Tom Tracy 27 HB 14 0 2 1 3 2 20
88 Bob Schnelker 33 8 0 3 3 18
10 Rudy Bukich 29 qb 11 8 2 2 12
23 Red Mack 24 11 0 2 2 12
24 Johnny Sample 25 KR/LCB/PR 14 0 1 1 2 12
20 Bill Butler 24 LS 10 0 1 1 6
22 Bobby Layne 35 QB 8 6 5 5
Team Total 26.2 14 10 23 1 2 36 34 15 295
Opp Total 14 11 22 1 1 2 35 10 287