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1961 Washington Redskins

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1-12-1, Finished 7th in NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -15.7, Offense: -9.2, Defense: -6.5, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 174 points (12.4/g), 14th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 392 points (28.0/g), 13th.
 Differential of -218 points (-15.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-12.2.

Coach: Bill McPeak (1-12-1)

Stadium: District of Columbia Stadium
 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
General Manager Dick McCann
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 174 3247 830 3.9 40 12 14 193 189 420 2175 12 28 4.6 124 361 1072 9 3.0 55
Team Defense 392 4825 848 5.7 41 15 13 261 238 409 3275 37 26 7.5 154 412 1550 10 3.8 94
Lg Rank Offense 14 14 6 3 14 4 12 14 12 13 14 14 12 14
Lg Rank Defense 13 12 7 10 11 12 14 14 4 13 4 3 3 4

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 @ San Francisco 49ers 3 35 9 135 98 37 3 23 399 287 112 3
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 14 15 325 219 106 3 11 260 196 64 3
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-3 New York Giants 21 24 8 145 103 42 2 30 416 325 91 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 @ Cleveland Browns 7 31 16 245 201 44 2 13 285 194 91
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 20 13 191 126 65 7 12 185 90 95 5
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-6 St. Louis Cardinals 0 24 11 89 48 41 2 14 242 155 87
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 0-7 Philadelphia Eagles 24 27 17 335 258 77 2 19 401 413 -12 4
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 0-8 @ New York Giants 0 53 7 82 51 31 4 24 383 236 147 4
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 0-9 Cleveland Browns 6 17 16 240 144 96 2 16 303 124 179 1
10 Sun November 19 boxscore T 0-9-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 28 28 18 292 210 82 3 27 441 271 170 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 0-10-1 Baltimore Colts 6 27 7 97 63 34 3 20 415 208 207 4
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 0-11-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 38 13 362 222 140 2 21 450 301 149 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 0-12-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 30 21 343 247 96 3 20 324 214 110 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 1-12-1 Dallas Cowboys 34 24 22 366 185 181 2 11 321 261 60 4

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
16 Norm Snead 22 QB 14 14 1-12-1 172 375 45.9% 2337 11 2.9 22 5.9 80 6.2 4.2 13.6 166.9 51.6 0 0
15 George Izo 24 5 0 16 40 40.0% 214 1 2.5 6 15.0 33 5.4 -0.9 13.4 42.8 26.5
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 1 4 25.0% 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 3.8 3.8 15.0 1.1 42.7
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 24.8 14 1-12-1 189 420 45.0% 2566 12 2.9 28 6.7 80 6.1 3.7 13.6 183.3 46.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 238 409 58.2% 3493 37 9.0 26 6.4 8.5 7.49 14.7 249.5 89.8 27 218 7.5 6.5 6.2

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
40 Sam Horner 23 LH/P 14 11 96 275 0 32 2.9 19.6 6.9 10 113 11.3 1 20 0.7 8.1 388 1 2
31 Don Bosseler 25 FB 12 0 77 220 2 16 2.9 18.3 6.4 16 94 5.9 1 18 1.3 7.8 314 3 2
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 71 374 3 39 5.3 26.7 5.1 20 298 14.9 2 44 1.4 21.3 672 5 0
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 69 160 1 19 2.3 11.4 4.9 12 90 7.5 1 17 0.9 6.4 250 2 1
16 Norm Snead 22 QB 14 14 34 47 3 9 1.4 3.4 2.4 47 3 6
26 Mike Sommer 27 2 0 5 -9 0 1 -1.8 -4.5 2.5 -9 0 0
42 Bill Anderson 25 SE 14 0 3 5 0 13 1.7 0.4 0.2 40 637 15.9 0 42 2.9 45.5 642 0 1
15 George Izo 24 5 0 3 -1 0 4 -0.3 -0.2 0.6 -1 0 0
81 Lew Luce 23 2 0 3 1 0 3 0.3 0.5 1.5 1 0 1
87 Fred Dugan 28 TE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 817 15.4 4 80 4.1 62.8 817 4 1
84 Tom Osborne 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 297 13.5 2 60 1.6 21.2 297 2 0
80 Steve Junker 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 130 14.4 0 38 0.8 11.8 130 0 0
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 84 14.0 1 41 0.4 6.0 84 1 2
32 Jim Wulff 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.8 6 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 361 1072 9 39 3.0 76.6 25.8 189 2566 13.6 12 80 13.5 183.3 3638 21 18
Opp Total 14 412 1550 10 3.8 110.7 29.4 238 3275 13.8 37 17.0 233.9 4825 47 33

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
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 12 90 0 18 7.5 21 617 0 48 29.4 1379
43 Jim Kerr 22 LS 13 12 5 23 0 14 4.6 14 385 0 42 27.5 408
41 Jim Steffen 25 RCB 6 0 8 58 0 0 7.3 10 256 0 0 25.6 314
26 Mike Sommer 27 2 0 2 26 0 13 13.0 4 98 0 42 24.5 115
81 Lew Luce 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 77 0 22 19.3 78
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 4 80 0 24 20.0 330
40 Sam Horner 23 LH/P 14 11 4 75 0 23 18.8 463
71 Andy Stynchula 22 RDE 14 14 2 73 0 40 36.5 73
80 Steve Junker 26 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 130
Team Total 24.8 14 28 197 0 18 7.0 64 1661 0 48 26.0 5496
Opp Total 14 30 281 1 9.4 29 666 0 23.0

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
40 Sam Horner 23 LH/P 14 11 63 2409 62 0 38.2
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 28 5 17.9%% 23 21 91.3%%
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 6 210 51 0 35.0
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 1 46 46 0 46.0
Team Total 24.8 14 28 5 17.9%% 23 21 91.3%% 70 2665 62 0 38.1
Opp Total 14 24 13 54.2%% 50 49 98.0%% 58 2564 44.2

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
43 Jim Kerr 22 LS 13 12 7 93 0 38 0 0 1 1 0 0
16 Norm Snead 22 QB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
46 Dale Hackbart 23 RS 12 11 6 128 2 48 0
25 Joe Krakoski 24 LCB 11 8 4 13 0 11 0
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
31 Don Bosseler 25 FB 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
63 Rod Breedlove 23 RLB 11 0 2 31 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 John Paluck 26 LDE 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
79 Bob Toneff* 31 LDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
32 Jim Wulff 25 8 0 3 11 0 11 0
42 Bill Anderson 25 SE 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
87 Fred Dugan 28 TE 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
40 Sam Horner 23 LH/P 14 11 0 2 0 0 0
71 Andy Stynchula 22 RDE 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
85 Gene Cronin 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Jim Crotty 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Fred Hageman 24 MLB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 1 28 0 28 0
81 Lew Luce 23 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Riley Mattson 23 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
61 Fran O'Brien 25 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Joe Rutgens 22 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
48 Ben Scotti 24 14 0 1 10 0 10 0
41 Jim Steffen 25 RCB 6 0 1 11 0 11 0
83 Roy Wilkins 28 LLB 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 26 325 2 48 0 0 18 20 5 0
Opp Total 14 49 33 18 2

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
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 1 1 21 5 42
47 Dick James* 27 KR/PR/RH 14 0 3 2 5 30
87 Fred Dugan 28 TE 13 0 4 4 24
31 Don Bosseler 25 FB 12 0 2 1 3 18
16 Norm Snead 22 QB 14 14 3 3 18
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 1 1 2 12
46 Dale Hackbart 23 RS 12 11 2 2 12
84 Tom Osborne 24 14 0 2 2 12
40 Sam Horner 23 LH/P 14 11 1 1 6
Team Total 24.8 14 9 12 2 23 21 5 174
Opp Total 14 10 37 1 2 49 13 2 392

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-24 @ PHI L, 7-14 3 80 pass Fred Dugan 80 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
2 1961-10-01 NYG L, 21-24 1 4 pass Don Bosseler 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
3 1961-10-01 NYG L, 21-24 1 48 interception Dale Hackbart 48 yard interception return (John Aveni kick)
4 1961-10-01 NYG L, 21-24 1 29 pass Dick James 29 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
5 1961-10-08 @ CLE L, 7-31 2 6 pass Tom Osborne 6 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
6 1961-10-29 PHI L, 24-27 1 3 pass Sam Horner 3 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
7 1961-10-29 PHI L, 24-27 2 3 rush Don Bosseler 3 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
8 1961-10-29 PHI L, 24-27 4 7 pass Jim Cunningham 7 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
9 1961-11-12 CLE L, 6-17 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush
10 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 1 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
11 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 2 33 interception Dale Hackbart 33 yard interception return (John Aveni kick)
12 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 2 9 pass Fred Dugan 9 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
13 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 4 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
14 1961-12-03 @ STL L, 24-38 1 41 pass John Aveni 41 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
15 1961-12-03 @ STL L, 24-38 2 8 rush Jim Cunningham 8 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
16 1961-12-03 @ STL L, 24-38 4 60 pass Tom Osborne 60 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
17 1961-12-10 PIT L, 14-30 2 9 pass Fred Dugan 9 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
18 1961-12-10 PIT L, 14-30 4 11 pass Fred Dugan 11 yard pass from George Izo (John Aveni kick)
19 1961-12-17 DAL W, 34-24 1 5 rush Dick James 5 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
20 1961-12-17 DAL W, 34-24 3 3 rush Dick James 3 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
21 1961-12-17 DAL W, 34-24 3 1 pass Dick James 1 yard pass from Norm Snead (John Aveni kick)
22 1961-12-17 DAL W, 34-24 3 39 rush Dick James 39 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
23 1961-12-17 DAL W, 34-24 4 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 @ SFO W, 35-3 1 25 pass Monty Stickles 25 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1961-09-17 @ SFO W, 35-3 2 4 pass Monty Stickles 4 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1961-09-17 @ SFO W, 35-3 2 34 pass J.D. Smith 34 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1961-09-17 @ SFO W, 35-3 3 10 pass Clyde Conner 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1961-09-17 @ SFO W, 35-3 3 3 rush J.D. Smith 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1961-09-24 @ PHI W, 14-7 3 52 pass Pete Retzlaff 52 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1961-09-24 @ PHI W, 14-7 3 23 pass Tommy McDonald 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1961-10-01 NYG W, 24-21 1 14 pass Kyle Rote 14 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
9 1961-10-01 NYG W, 24-21 2 1 pass Del Shofner 1 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
10 1961-10-01 NYG W, 24-21 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
11 1961-10-08 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 52 pass Bobby Mitchell 52 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
12 1961-10-08 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 64 punt Bobby Mitchell 64 yard punt return (Lou Groza kick)
13 1961-10-08 @ CLE W, 31-7 4 31 rush Bobby Mitchell 31 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1961-10-08 @ CLE W, 31-7 4 17 pass Ray Renfro 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Lou Groza kick)
15 1961-10-15 @ PIT W, 20-0 1 8 pass Preston Carpenter 8 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1961-10-15 @ PIT W, 20-0 1 23 pass Buddy Dial 23 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1961-10-22 STL W, 24-0 2 42 pass Taz Anderson 42 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Gerry Perry kick)
18 1961-10-22 STL W, 24-0 4 10 pass Prentice Gautt 10 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Gerry Perry kick)
19 1961-10-22 STL W, 24-0 4 35 interception Jimmy Hill 35 yard interception return (Gerry Perry kick)
20 1961-10-29 PHI W, 27-24 1 44 pass Pete Retzlaff 44 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1961-10-29 PHI W, 27-24 2 11 pass Pete Retzlaff 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1961-10-29 PHI W, 27-24 4 41 pass Tommy McDonald 41 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
23 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 1 35 pass Del Shofner 35 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
24 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 2 1 rush Bob Gaiters 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
25 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 2 2 pass Bob Gaiters 2 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
26 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 3 13 pass Del Shofner 13 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
27 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 4 32 pass Del Shofner 32 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Pat Summerall kick)
28 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 4 51 interception Jimmy Patton 51 yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick)
29 1961-11-05 @ NYG W, 53-0 4 2 rush Joel Wells 2 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
30 1961-11-12 CLE W, 17-6 2 37 pass Ray Renfro 37 yard pass from Jim Brown (Lou Groza kick)
31 1961-11-12 CLE W, 17-6 3 9 pass Rich Kreitling 9 yard pass from Milt Plum (Lou Groza kick)
32 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 1 40 pass Frank Clarke 40 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Bielski kick)
33 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 3 15 pass Billy Howton 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Bielski kick)
34 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 3 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
35 1961-11-19 @ DAL T, 28-28 4 3 pass Dick Bielski 3 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Dick Bielski kick)
36 1961-11-26 BAL W, 27-6 1 10 pass Jim Mutscheller 10 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
37 1961-11-26 BAL W, 27-6 1 2 rush Alex Hawkins 2 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
38 1961-11-26 BAL W, 27-6 3 54 rush Lenny Moore 54 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
39 1961-12-03 @ STL W, 38-24 1 2 rush Prentice Gautt 2 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
40 1961-12-03 @ STL W, 38-24 3 32 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 32 yard pass from John David Crow (Gerry Perry kick)
41 1961-12-03 @ STL W, 38-24 4 3 pass Sonny Randle 3 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Gerry Perry kick)
42 1961-12-03 @ STL W, 38-24 4 43 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 43 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Gerry Perry kick)
43 1961-12-03 @ STL W, 38-24 4 1 rush Prentice Gautt 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
44 1961-12-10 PIT W, 30-14 1 10 pass Red Mack 10 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
45 1961-12-10 PIT W, 30-14 3 40 pass Preston Carpenter 40 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
46 1961-12-10 PIT W, 30-14 3 6 pass Red Mack 6 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
47 1961-12-10 PIT W, 30-14 4 5 pass Buddy Dial 5 yard pass from Bobby Layne
48 1961-12-17 DAL L, 24-34 3 80 pass Frank Clarke 80 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Dick Bielski kick)
49 1961-12-17 DAL L, 24-34 3 66 pass Frank Clarke 66 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Dick Bielski kick)
50 1961-12-17 DAL L, 24-34 4 11 pass Billy Howton 11 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Dick Bielski kick)