1961 Minnesota Vikings 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
3-11-0 0-0 3886 1989 1897 44 236 5593 2926 2667 45 291
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The Minnesota Vikings' first season was in 1961, playing their home games at Metropolitan Stadium. During the offseason they hired Norm Van Brocklin to lead the team. Brocklin had never previously coached in the NFL in any capacity before the 1961 season. They finished the season 3-11-0, 3-4-0 at home and 0-7-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Chicago Bears 37-13
Week 2 @ Dallas Cowboys 7-21
Week 3 @ Baltimore Colts 33-34
Week 4 Dallas Cowboys 0-28
Week 5 San Francisco 49ers 24-38
Week 6 Green Bay Packers 7-33
Week 7 @ Green Bay Packers 10-28
Week 8 @ Los Angeles Rams 17-31
Week 9 Baltimore Colts 28-20
Week 10 Detroit Lions 10-37
Week 11 @ San Francisco 49ers 28-38
Week 12 Los Angeles Rams 42-21
Week 13 @ Detroit Lions 7-13
Week 14 @ Chicago Bears 35-52

Coaches

Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin Offensive Line Coach: Walt Yowarsky Ends Coach: Darrel Brewster Defensive Backs Coach: Harry Gilmer