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1961 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach George Wilson
Home Field
Results
Record 8–5–1
Place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff Finish Won NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Eagles) 38-10
Timeline
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1960 1962

The 1961 Detroit Lions season was the 32nd season in franchise history. Detroit won a second Playoff Bowl game against the Philadelphia Eagles that was played in the Orange Bowl, 38–10.

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 at Green Bay Packers W 17–13
32,150
2 September 24, 1961 at Baltimore Colts W 16–15
49,825
3 October 1, 1961 San Francisco 49ers L 49–0
38,065
4 October 8, 1961 Chicago Bears L 31–17
53,854
5 October 15, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 14–13
53,295
6 October 22, 1961 Baltimore Colts L 17–14
48,447
7 October 29, 1961 at Los Angeles Rams W 28–10
54,019
8 November 5, 1961 at San Francisco 49ers T 20–20
46,267
9 November 12, 1961 at St. Louis Cardinals W 45–14
54,123
10 November 19, 1961 at Minnesota Vikings W 37–10
57,808
11 November 23, 1961 Green Bay Packers L 17–9
43,272
12 December 3, 1961 at Chicago Bears W 16–15
51,017
13 December 10, 1961 Minnesota Vikings W 13–7
42,655
14 December 17, 1961 Philadelphia Eagles L 27–24
44,231

StandingsEdit

Template:1961 NFL Western standings

RosterEdit

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Playoff BowlEdit

The game were played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

Season Date Winner Score Runner up
1961January 6, 1962 Detroit Lions (2) 38–10Philadelphia Eagles
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Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1961 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1961 AFL Season

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