1961 Detroit Lions schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
8-5-1 0-0 4412 2544 1868 42 233 3938 2418 1520 41 222
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The Detroit Lions' thirty-second season was in 1961, and it was the fifth season George Wilson served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 8-5-1, 2-5-0 at home and 6-0-1 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Green Bay Packers 17-13
Week 2 @ Baltimore Colts 16-15
Week 3 San Francisco 49ers 0-49
Week 4 Chicago Bears 17-31
Week 5 Los Angeles Rams 14-13
Week 6 Baltimore Colts 14-17
Week 7 @ Los Angeles Rams 28-10
Week 8 @ San Francisco 49ers 20-20
Week 9 @ St. Louis Cardinals 45-14
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 37-10
Week 11 Green Bay Packers 9-17
Week 12 @ Chicago Bears 16-15
Week 13 Minnesota Vikings 13-7
Week 14 Philadelphia Eagles 24-27

Coaches

Head Coach: George Wilson Defensive Coordinator: Don Shula Offensive Line Coach: Aldo Forte Backfield Coach: Ray McLean Defensive Line Coach: Les Bingaman Assistant Coach: Bob Nussbaumer Chief Talent Scout: Bob Nussbaumer