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1961 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Eddie LeBaron 1961-09-17 DAL PIT W, 27-24 9 13 166 2 0 151.4
Fran Tarkenton 1961-09-17 MIN CHI W, 37-13 17 23 250 4 0 148.6
John Brodie 1961-09-17 SFO WAS W, 35-3 16 22 237 4 1 128.2
Zeke Bratkowski 1961-09-17 RAM @ BAL L, 24-27 10 17 140 2 0 124.6
Sonny Jurgensen 1961-09-17 PHI CLE W, 27-20 11 17 183 2 1 115.6
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Billy Howton 1961-09-17 DAL PIT W, 27-24 6 138 1
Buddy Dial 1961-09-17 PIT @ DAL L, 24-27 5 137 1
Max McGee 1961-09-17 GNB DET L, 13-17 7 127 0
Monty Stickles 1961-09-17 SFO WAS W, 35-3 7 116 2
Ray Renfro 1961-09-17 CLE @ PHI L, 20-27 4 104 0
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Tommy Wilson 1961-09-17 RAM @ BAL L, 24-27 15 118 0
Joe Perry 1961-09-17 BAL RAM W, 27-24 18 106 0
Jim Brown 1961-09-17 CLE @ PHI L, 20-27 19 99 0
J.D. Smith 1961-09-17 SFO WAS W, 35-3 16 93 1
Jim Taylor 1961-09-17 GNB DET L, 13-17 15 85 1
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Tony Banfield 1961-09-09 HOU OAK W, 55-0 0 0 2 22 0 0 0.0 0
Night Train Lane 1961-09-17 DET @ GNB W, 17-13 0 0 2 10 0 0 0.0 0
Johnny Sample 1961-09-17 PIT @ DAL L, 24-27 0 0 1 39 1 0 0.0 0
Goose Gonsoulin 1961-09-10 DEN @ BUF W, 22-10 0 0 2 26 0 0 0.0 0
Joe Krakoski 1961-09-17 WAS @ SFO L, 3-35 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Steelers 0 14 0 10 24
Cowboys 7 3 7 10 27
Steelers
Bobby Layne16/25, 252 yds, 1 TD
Buddy Dial5 rec, 137 yds, 1 TD
Charlie Scales17 rush, 70 yds, 0 TD
Cowboys
Don Meredith10/26, 161 yds, 1 TD
Billy Howton6 rec, 138 yds, 1 TD
L.G. Dupre8 rush, 25 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Lions 7 7 0 3 17
Packers 7 3 0 3 13
Lions
Earl Morrall11/23, 145 yds, 0 TD
Gail Cogdill3 rec, 65 yds, 0 TD
Nick Pietrosante16 rush, 56 yds, 2 TDs
Packers
Bart Starr14/26, 173 yds, 0 TD
Max McGee7 rec, 127 yds, 0 TD
Jim Taylor15 rush, 85 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Bears 0 6 0 7 13
Vikings 3 7 14 13 37
Bears
Billy Wade6/10, 109 yds, 1 TD
Johnny Morris4 rec, 92 yds, 0 TD
Willie Galimore12 rush, 47 yds, 0 TD
Vikings
Fran Tarkenton17/23, 250 yds, 4 TDs
Jerry Reichow3 rec, 103 yds, 1 TD
Mel Triplett8 rush, 26 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cardinals 0 7 0 14 21
Giants 0 3 7 0 10
Cardinals
Sam Etcheverry10/23, 97 yds, 1 TD
Hugh McInnis4 rec, 64 yds, 0 TD
Mal Hammack9 rush, 68 yds, 1 TD
Giants
Charlie Conerly9/21, 75 yds, 0 TD
Del Shofner6 rec, 77 yds, 0 TD
Bob Gaiters16 rush, 35 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Browns 10 0 3 7 20
Eagles 10 7 7 3 27
Browns
Milt Plum18/30, 329 yds, 2 TDs
Ray Renfro4 rec, 104 yds, 0 TD
Jim Brown19 rush, 99 yds, 0 TD
Eagles
Sonny Jurgensen11/17, 183 yds, 2 TDs
Pete Retzlaff3 rec, 71 yds, 0 TD
Billy Ray Barnes13 rush, 83 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Redskins 3 0 0 0 3
49ers 7 14 14 0 35
Redskins
Norm Snead8/34, 140 yds, 0 TD
Fred Dugan2 rec, 65 yds, 0 TD
Sam Horner5 rush, 27 yds, 0 TD
49ers
John Brodie16/22, 237 yds, 4 TDs
Monty Stickles7 rec, 116 yds, 2 TDs
J.D. Smith16 rush, 93 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1961
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Rams 10 14 0 0 24
Colts 7 10 7 3 27
Rams
Zeke Bratkowski10/17, 140 yds, 2 TDs
Carroll Dale1 rec, 52 yds, 1 TD
Tommy Wilson15 rush, 118 yds, 0 TD
Colts
Johnny Unitas10/22, 132 yds, 1 TD
Lenny Moore3 rec, 47 yds, 1 TD
Joe Perry18 rush, 106 yds, 0 TD
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