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1961 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics

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Team Defense

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Rk Tm G Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FR 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Sc% TO%
1 New York Giants 14 220 3962 855 4.6 54 21 16 212 176 386 2201 21 33 5.0 110 419 1761 6 4.2 86
2 Green Bay Packers 14 223 4051 860 4.7 46 17 18 245 218 414 2357 13 29 5.3 117 412 1694 12 4.1 110
3 Detroit Lions 14 258 3938 838 4.7 41 12 12 222 203 385 2418 11 29 5.7 121 412 1520 14 3.7 89
4 St. Louis Cardinals 14 267 3986 908 4.4 44 20 12 215 187 389 2310 18 24 5.4 112 477 1676 9 3.5 91
5 Cleveland Browns 14 270 4131 807 5.1 38 18 10 243 200 358 2526 16 20 6.4 146 411 1605 16 3.9 87
6 San Francisco 49ers 14 272 4181 848 4.9 31 12 12 234 196 380 2480 18 19 5.8 132 419 1701 13 4.1 90
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 287 3909 858 4.6 45 20 15 218 201 420 2446 22 25 5.3 132 396 1463 11 3.7 71
8 Philadelphia Eagles 14 297 4927 890 5.5 33 16 6 267 224 383 2920 23 17 7.0 145 474 2007 12 4.2 116
9 Chicago Bears 14 302 4449 845 5.3 37 13 19 223 209 398 2797 27 24 6.3 124 401 1652 10 4.1 80
10 Baltimore Colts 14 307 3782 820 4.6 24 8 14 232 161 351 1913 18 16 4.8 110 418 1869 17 4.5 108
11 Los Angeles Rams 14 333 4813 870 5.5 39 16 22 279 184 328 2373 19 23 6.6 121 508 2440 26 4.8 136
12 Dallas Cowboys 14 380 4592 806 5.7 43 18 12 254 168 326 2431 21 25 6.9 120 454 2161 20 4.8 122
13 Washington Redskins 14 392 4825 848 5.7 41 15 13 261 238 409 3275 37 26 7.5 154 412 1550 10 3.8 94
14 Minnesota Vikings 14 407 5593 874 6.4 45 23 12 291 194 365 2926 21 22 7.7 132 493 2667 29 5.4 147
Avg Team 301.1 4367.1 851.9 5.1 40.1 16.4 13.8 242.6 197.1 378.0 2526.6 20.4 23.7 6.1 126.9 436.1 1840.4 14.6 4.2 101.9
League Total 4215 61139 11926 5.1 561 229 193 3396 2759 5292 35373 285 332 6.1 1776 6106 25766 205 4.2 1427
Avg Tm/G 21.5 311.9 60.8 5.1 2.9 1.2 1.0 17.3 14.1 27.0 180.5 1.5 1.7 6.1 9.1 31.2 131.5 1.0 4.2 7.3

Passing Defense

Rk Tm G 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%
1 Baltimore Colts 14 161 351 45.9 1913 18 5.1 16 4.6 6.6 5.6 14.4 136.6 65.9 51 407 4.8 3.9 12.7
2 New York Giants 14 176 386 45.6 2201 21 5.4 33 8.5 6.7 4.0 14.8 157.2 50.7 50 399 5.0 2.6 11.5
3 St. Louis Cardinals 14 187 389 48.1 2310 18 4.6 24 6.2 6.8 4.9 14.1 165.0 60.2 42 334 5.4 3.7 9.7
4 Green Bay Packers 14 218 414 52.7 2357 13 3.1 29 7.0 6.4 3.8 12.1 168.4 53.7 34 273 5.3 2.9 7.6
5 Los Angeles Rams 14 184 328 56.1 2373 19 5.8 23 7.0 8.1 6.1 14.4 169.5 72.5 34 269 6.6 4.7 9.4
6 Detroit Lions 14 203 385 52.7 2418 11 2.9 29 7.5 7.1 4.3 13.5 172.7 53.9 41 326 5.7 3.1 9.6
7 Dallas Cowboys 14 168 326 51.5 2431 21 6.4 25 7.7 8.1 5.9 15.7 173.6 68.2 26 204 6.9 4.9 7.4
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 201 420 47.9 2446 22 5.2 25 6.0 6.6 5.0 13.8 174.7 62.2 42 334 5.3 3.8 9.1
9 San Francisco 49ers 14 196 380 51.6 2480 18 4.7 19 5.0 7.6 6.3 14.7 177.1 71.5 49 394 5.8 4.6 11.4
10 Cleveland Browns 14 200 358 55.9 2526 16 4.5 20 5.6 7.9 6.3 14.2 180.4 73.2 38 305 6.4 4.9 9.6
11 Chicago Bears 14 209 398 52.5 2797 27 6.8 24 6.0 7.9 6.6 15.1 199.8 76.5 46 367 6.3 5.1 10.4
12 Philadelphia Eagles 14 224 383 58.5 2920 23 6.0 17 4.4 8.3 7.5 14.2 208.6 87.0 33 263 7.0 6.3 7.9
13 Minnesota Vikings 14 194 365 53.2 2926 21 5.8 22 6.0 8.4 6.8 15.7 209.0 75.3 16 125 7.7 6.2 4.2
14 Washington Redskins 14 238 409 58.2 3275 37 9.0 26 6.4 8.5 7.5 14.7 233.9 89.8 27 218 7.5 6.5 6.2
Avg Team 197.1 378.0 52.1 2526.6 20.4 5.4 23.7 6.3 79 7.5 5.7 14.3 180.5 65.2 37.7 301.3 6.08 4.5 9.1
League Total 2759 5292 52.1 35373 285 5.4 332 6.3 98 7.5 5.7 14.3 180.5 65.2 528 4218 6.08 4.5 9.1
Avg Tm/G 14.1 27.0 52.1 180.5 1.5 5.4 1.7 6.3 7.5 5.7 14.3 180.5 65.2 2.7 21.5 6.08 4.5 9.1

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 396 1463 11 3.7 104.5
2 Detroit Lions 14 412 1520 14 3.7 108.6
3 Washington Redskins 14 412 1550 10 3.8 110.7
4 Cleveland Browns 14 411 1605 16 3.9 114.6
5 Chicago Bears 14 401 1652 10 4.1 118.0
6 St. Louis Cardinals 14 477 1676 9 3.5 119.7
7 Green Bay Packers 14 412 1694 12 4.1 121.0
8 San Francisco 49ers 14 419 1701 13 4.1 121.5
9 New York Giants 14 419 1761 6 4.2 125.8
10 Baltimore Colts 14 418 1869 17 4.5 133.5
11 Philadelphia Eagles 14 474 2007 12 4.2 143.4
12 Dallas Cowboys 14 454 2161 20 4.8 154.4
13 Los Angeles Rams 14 508 2440 26 4.8 174.3
14 Minnesota Vikings 14 493 2667 29 5.4 190.5
Avg Team 436.1 1840.4 14.6 56 4.2 131.5 28.5
League Total 6106 25766 205 73 4.2 131.5 399
Avg Tm/G 31.2 131.5 1.0 4.2 131.5 2.0

Kick & Punt Returns Against

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm G Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1 Green Bay Packers 14 25 313 1 12.5 69 1597 0 23.1
2 Los Angeles Rams 14 35 377 0 10.8 53 1380 0 26.0
3 San Francisco 49ers 14 32 269 1 8.4 58 1368 0 23.6
4 St. Louis Cardinals 14 54 438 1 8.1 50 1007 0 20.1
5 Chicago Bears 14 24 302 1 12.6 55 1219 1 22.2
6 Cleveland Browns 14 27 213 0 7.9 56 1465 1 26.2
7 New York Giants 14 32 249 0 7.8 59 1288 0 21.8
8 Baltimore Colts 14 17 248 1 14.6 57 1552 0 27.2
9 Dallas Cowboys 14 17 193 0 11.4 43 978 0 22.7
10 Philadelphia Eagles 14 31 235 1 7.6 58 1224 1 21.1
11 Detroit Lions 14 21 264 1 12.6 49 1184 2 24.2
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 31 250 1 8.1 50 1156 0 23.1
13 Washington Redskins 14 30 281 1 9.4 29 666 0 23.0
14 Minnesota Vikings 14 23 138 0 6.0 51 1148 0 22.5
Avg Team 28.6 270.3 0.6 55 9.5 52.6 1230.9 0.4 75 23.4 5868.2
League Total 400 3784 9 90 9.5 737 17232 5 105 23.4 82155
Avg Tm/G 2.0 19.3 0.0 9.5 3.8 87.9 0.0 23.4 419.2

Kicking & Punting Against

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Rk Tm G FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Cleveland Browns 14 28 11 39.3% 34 33 97.1% 54 2317 42.9
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 28 14 50.0% 49 44 89.8% 43 1956 45.5
3 Baltimore Colts 14 26 16 61.5% 37 37 100.0% 64 2650 41.4
4 Washington Redskins 14 24 13 54.2% 50 49 98.0% 58 2564 44.2
5 Minnesota Vikings 14 26 15 57.7% 52 50 96.2% 46 1904 41.4
6 Detroit Lions 14 34 20 58.8% 28 28 100.0% 67 2881 43.0
7 Los Angeles Rams 14 21 6 28.6% 45 45 100.0% 51 2208 43.3
8 Green Bay Packers 14 21 13 61.9% 26 26 100.0% 49 1852 37.8
9 San Francisco 49ers 14 29 16 55.2% 32 32 100.0% 62 2728 44.0
10 Philadelphia Eagles 14 24 11 45.8% 38 36 94.7% 64 2675 41.8
11 Chicago Bears 14 27 10 37.0% 39 36 92.3% 66 2818 42.7
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 26 10 38.5% 37 35 94.6% 86 3767 43.8
13 St. Louis Cardinals 14 38 19 50.0% 30 30 100.0% 67 2814 42.0
14 New York Giants 14 20 5 25.0% 29 29 100.0% 83 3519 42.4
Avg Team 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.9 0.7 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.1 26.6 12.8 48.1% 37.5 36.4 97.1% 61.4 2617.3 65 0.4 42.6
League Total 24 19 23 15 27 10 23 5 6 1 372 179 48.1% 525 510 97.1% 860 36642 78 6 42.6
Avg Tm/G 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.9 0.9 48.1% 2.7 2.6 97.1% 4.4 186.9 0.0 42.6

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Washington Redskins 14 10 37 1 2 49 13 2 392 28.0
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 20 21 2 6 44 14 380 27.1
3 Los Angeles Rams 14 26 19 45 6 333 23.8
4 Detroit Lions 14 14 11 1 2 28 20 1 258 18.4
5 St. Louis Cardinals 14 9 18 1 2 30 19 267 19.1
6 Minnesota Vikings 14 29 21 2 50 15 407 29.1
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 11 22 1 1 2 35 10 287 20.5
8 Baltimore Colts 14 17 18 1 1 37 16 307 21.9
9 Cleveland Browns 14 16 16 1 1 33 11 270 19.3
10 Chicago Bears 14 10 27 1 1 36 10 1 302 21.6
11 San Francisco 49ers 14 13 18 1 32 16 272 19.4
12 Philadelphia Eagles 14 12 23 1 1 1 36 11 297 21.2
13 New York Giants 14 6 21 1 1 29 5 1 220 15.7
14 Green Bay Packers 14 12 13 1 26 13 1 223 15.9
Avg Team 14.6 20.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.1 0.1 36.4 12.8 0.4 301.1 21.5
League Total 205 285 9 5 5 16 1 510 179 6 4215
Avg Tm/G 1.0 1.5 0.1 2.6 0.9 21.5