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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 174 3247 830 3.9 40 12 193 189 420 2175 12 28 4.6 124 361 1072 9 3.0 55 70 651 14
Opp. Stats 392 4825 848 5.7 41 15 261 238 409 3275 37 26 7.5 154 412 1550 10 3.8 94 63 603 13
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

Score Offense Defense
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 @ 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. 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
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. 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. 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 5501
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. 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 2 2 1 6 2 15 1 3 1 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 2 2 1 6 2 15 1 3 1 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 33 18 49 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 1 1 21 23 5 28 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 23 5 28 174
Opp Total 14 10 37 1 2 49 50 13 24 2 392

Touchdown Log

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