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1962  1961 1960

1961 NFL Standings, Stats and Awards

EAST
TeamWLTPctPFPA
New York Giants1031.769368220
Philadelphia Eagles1040.714361297
Cleveland Browns851.615319270
St. Louis Cardinals770.500279267
Pittsburgh Steelers680.429295287
Dallas Cowboys491.308236380
Washington Redskins1121.077174392
WEST
TeamWLTPctPFPA
Green Bay Packers1130.786391223
Detroit Lions851.615270258
Baltimore Colts860.571302307
Chicago Bears860.571326302
San Francisco 49ers761.538346272
Los Angeles Rams4100.286263333
Minnesota Vikings3110.214285407

Postseason
Sunday, December 31
NYG0at GNB37League Championship

1961 Regular Season Schedule

 

OFFENSE1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRSPSPENTOT ATTCMPYDSYPATDSKDSKYINTRAT ATTYDSYPRTD PENPYDFUMLST
GNB 39147144914211517274 30617725028.181801381682.2 47423504.9627 666471810
NYG 3684597469916016275 41621530357.302702952374.1 46418574.0013 596294020
PHI 3615112467815816252 42924138248.913402192687.2 37315074.0410 425002514
SFO 34649044411613210258 34618730578.841502531975.5 44821004.6927 656352517
CHI 32645624210311323239 34918630118.632603392478.6 43618904.3316 817202314
CLE 31945373911612010246 32018525387.932001641387.2 47621634.5415 474552820
BLC 30249223412413515274 43823230186.891702152960.3 45621194.6517 695892113
PIT 29540933610212314239 33417626227.852302903462.1 54317613.2410 524863422
MIN 2853886371041239236 37720325276.702205382270.0 41918974.5314 363753622
SLC 279337837831109202 35116824346.932104612363.5 38614053.648 575353918
DET 2704412329612215233 39818628307.111402862754.1 43918684.2616 696782515
LAM 26342953210911116236 38619927097.021303722162.8 41519584.7217 635992111
DAL 2364480291001309239 42221529186.912302572764.9 41618194.376 474274621
WAS 1743247235512414193 42018925666.111203912846.8 36110722.979 706511812

DEFENSE1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRSPSPENTOT ATTCMPYDSYPATDSKDSKYINTRAT ATTYDSYPRTD PENPYDFUMREC
NYG 2203962298611016212 38617626006.742103993350.7 41917614.206 676774321
GNB 22340512611011718245 41421826306.351302732953.7 41216944.1112 526093017
DET 2583938288912112222 38520327447.131103262953.9 41215203.6914 393812112
SLC 2673986309111212215 38918726446.801803342460.2 47716763.519 595463620
CLE 2704131348714610243 35820028317.911603052073.2 41116053.9116 383672318
SFO 2724181329013212234 38019628747.561803941971.5 41917014.0613 564562112
PIT 2873909377113215218 42020127806.622203342562.2 39614633.6911 575333620
PHI 2974927381161456267 38322431838.312302631787.0 47420074.2312 626842716
CHI 3024449398012419223 39820931647.952703672476.5 40116524.1210 868602213
BLC 30737823710811014232 35116123206.611804071665.9 41818694.4717 66548198
LAM 33348134513612122279 32818426428.051902692372.5 50824404.8026 756622716
DAL 38045924912212012254 32616826358.082102042568.2 45421614.7620 383623018
WAS 3924825509415413261 40923834938.543702182689.8 41215503.7610 636033315
MIN 40755935214713212291 36519430518.362101252275.3 49326675.4129 656383123

SPECIAL TEAMSPUNT RETURN PUNTS KICK RETURN KICKS  PUNT RETURN PUNTS KICK RETURN KICKS
  RETYDSTD PTYDSTBBLKIN20 RETYDSTD XPMXPAFGMFGA  RETYDSTD PTYDS RETYDSTD XPMXPAFGMFGA
BLC OWN:332690 421804000 5311820 33342139 OPP:182481 642648 5715520 37371626
CHI OWN:271700 602504000 5112470 41421127 OPP:243021 662819 5512191 36391027
CLE OWN:282831 532296000 5011151 37391623 OPP:272130 542314 5614651 33341128
DAL OWN:231030 612236010 6413450 29291124 OPP:171930 431956 439780 44491428
DET OWN:383570 562664000 5010971 31321533 OPP:212731 672880 4911842 28282034
GNB OWN:203552 512194000 4110770 49491624 OPP:253131 491851 6915970 26261321
LAM OWN:141841 642568000 5614631 32321327 OPP:363840 512206 5313800 4545621
MIN OWN:233091 632458020 7215680 3637921 OPP:231380 461906 5111480 50521526
NYG OWN:422890 682984020 388500 46461434 OPP:322470 833517 5912880 2929520
PHI OWN:343531 552403000 5313131 43461425 OPP:302351 642675 5812241 36381124
PIT OWN:404471 733431000 4910200 34361528 OPP:322511 863766 5011560 35371026
SFO OWN:242321 592633000 4913021 44441222 OPP:322691 622725 5813680 32321629
SLC OWN:262361 853802010 479920 3437717 OPP:534381 672814 5010070 30301938
WAS OWN:281970 702665000 6416610 2123528 OPP:302801 582565 296660 49501324

League Leaders

Pass Att
1.Johnny Unitas - BLC 420
2.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 416
3.Norm Snead - WAS 375
4.Milt Plum - CLE 302
5.Bart Starr - GNB 295
6.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 285
7.John Brodie - SFO 283
8.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 280
9.Billy Wade - CHI 250
10.Jim Ninowski - DET 247
Pass Comp
1.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 235
2.Johnny Unitas - BLC 229
3.Milt Plum - CLE 177
4.Norm Snead - WAS 172
Bart Starr - GNB 172
6.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 163
7.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 157
8.John Brodie - SFO 155
9.Billy Wade - CHI 139
10.Zeke Bratkowski - LAM 124
Comp Pct
1.Milt Plum - CLE .586
2.Bart Starr - GNB .583
3.Y.A. Tittle - NYG .572
4.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI .565
5.Fran Tarkenton - MIN .561
6.Billy Wade - CHI .556
7.John Brodie - SFO .548
8.Johnny Unitas - BLC .545
9.Zeke Bratkowski - LAM .539
10.Eddie LeBaron - DAL .508
min 224 att
Pass Yards
1.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 3723
2.Johnny Unitas - BLC 2990
3.John Brodie - SFO 2588
4.Bart Starr - GNB 2418
5.Milt Plum - CLE 2416
6.Norm Snead - WAS 2337
7.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 2272
8.Billy Wade - CHI 2258
9.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 1997
10.Jim Ninowski - DET 1921
Pass YPA
1.John Brodie - SFO 9.14
2.Billy Wade - CHI 9.03
3.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 8.95
4.Bart Starr - GNB 8.20
5.Milt Plum - CLE 8.00
6.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 7.97
7.Jim Ninowski - DET 7.78
8.Eddie LeBaron - DAL 7.38
9.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 7.13
10.Johnny Unitas - BLC 7.12
min 224 att
Pass TD
1.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 32
2.Billy Wade - CHI 22
3.Milt Plum - CLE 18
Fran Tarkenton - MIN 18
5.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 17
6.Bart Starr - GNB 16
Johnny Unitas - BLC 16
8.John Brodie - SFO 14
Sam Etcheverry - SLC 14
Eddie LeBaron - DAL 14
Pass INT
1.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 24
Johnny Unitas - BLC 24
3.Norm Snead - WAS 22
4.Jim Ninowski - DET 18
5.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 17
6.Rudy Bukich - PIT 16
Bobby Layne - PIT 16
Eddie LeBaron - DAL 16
Bart Starr - GNB 16
10.Zeke Bratkowski - LAM 13
Billy Wade - CHI 13
Times Sacked
1.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 44
2.Don Meredith - DAL 16
3.George Shaw - MIN 14
4.Eddie LeBaron - DAL 11
Pass Rating
1.Billy Wade - CHI 93.7
2.Milt Plum - CLE 90.3
3.Sonny Jurgensen - PHI 88.1
4.Y.A. Tittle - NYG 85.3
5.John Brodie - SFO 84.7
6.Bart Starr - GNB 80.3
7.Fran Tarkenton - MIN 74.7
8.Eddie LeBaron - DAL 66.7
9.Johnny Unitas - BLC 66.1
10.Zeke Bratkowski - LAM 63.1
min 224 att
Rush Att
1.Jim Brown - CLE 305
2.Jimmy Taylor - GNB 243
3.John Henry Johnson - PIT 213
4.Nick Pietrosante - DET 201
5.Don Perkins - DAL 200
6.Alex Webster - NYG 196
7.Joe Perry - BLC 168
8.J.D. Smith - SFO 167
9.Jon Arnett - LAM 158
10.Willie Galimore - CHI 153
Rush Yards
1.Jim Brown - CLE 1408
2.Jimmy Taylor - GNB 1307
3.Alex Webster - NYG 928
4.Nick Pietrosante - DET 841
5.J.D. Smith - SFO 823
6.Don Perkins - DAL 815
7.John Henry Johnson - PIT 787
8.Willie Galimore - CHI 707
9.Joe Perry - BLC 675
10.Lenny Moore - BLC 648
Rush AVG
1.Lenny Moore - BLC 7.0
2.Dick Bass - LAM 6.2
3.Bobby Mitchell - CLE 5.4
4.Jimmy Taylor - GNB 5.4
5.Billy Kilmer - SFO 5.3
6.Mel Triplett - MIN 5.1
7.J.D. Smith - SFO 4.9
8.Hugh Mcelhenny - MIN 4.8
9.Alex Webster - NYG 4.7
10.Paul Hornung - GNB 4.7
min 80 att
Rush TD
1.Jimmy Taylor - GNB 15
2.Billy Kilmer - SFO 10
3.Jim Brown - CLE 8
Rick Casares - CHI 8
Paul Hornung - GNB 8
J.D. Smith - SFO 8
7.Lenny Moore - BLC 7
8.Bob Gaiters - NYG 6
John Henry Johnson - PIT 6
10.Bobby Mitchell - CLE 5
Jim Ninowski - DET 5
Clarence Peaks - PHI 5
Nick Pietrosante - DET 5
Fran Tarkenton - MIN 5
Receptions
1.Jim Phillips - LAM 78
2.Raymond Berry - BLC 75
3.Del Shofner - NYG 68
4.Tommy Mcdonald - PHI 64
5.Mike Ditka - CHI 56
Billy Howton - DAL 56
7.R.C. Owens - SFO 55
8.Buddy Dial - PIT 53
Fred Dugan - WAS 53
Kyle Rote - NYG 53
Rec Yards
1.Tommy Mcdonald - PHI 1144
2.Del Shofner - NYG 1125
3.Jim Phillips - LAM 1092
4.Mike Ditka - CHI 1076
5.Buddy Dial - PIT 1047
6.R.C. Owens - SFO 1032
7.Gail Cogdill - DET 956
8.Frank Clarke - DAL 919
9.Max Mcgee - GNB 883
10.Raymond Berry - BLC 873
Rec AVG
1.Frank Clarke - DAL 22.4
2.Gail Cogdill - DET 21.2
3.Buddy Dial - PIT 19.8
4.Mike Ditka - CHI 19.2
5.R.C. Owens - SFO 18.8
6.Ollie Matson - LAM 18.5
7.Monty Stickles - SFO 18.5
8.Tommy Mcdonald - PHI 17.9
9.Boyd Dowler - GNB 17.6
10.Ray Renfro - CLE 17.4
min 29 rec
Rec TD
1.Tommy Mcdonald - PHI 13
2.Buddy Dial - PIT 12
Mike Ditka - CHI 12
4.Jerry Reichow - MIN 11
Del Shofner - NYG 11
6.Frank Clarke - DAL 9
Sonny Randle - SLC 9
8.Lenny Moore - BLC 8
Pete Retzlaff - PHI 8
10.Max Mcgee - GNB 7
Kyle Rote - NYG 7
Fumbles
1.Sam Etcheverry - SLC 15
2.Amos Marsh - DAL 12
3.Bob Gaiters - NYG 11
4.Don Meredith - DAL 9
Milt Plum - CLE 9
Johnny Unitas - BLC 9
7.Willie Galimore - CHI 8
Billy Kilmer - SFO 8
Hugh Mcelhenny - MIN 8
Bart Starr - GNB 8
Fran Tarkenton - MIN 8
Punt Returns
1.Johnny Sample - PIT 26
2.Johnny Morris - CHI 23
3.Bobby Boyd - BLC 18
Ted Dean - PHI 18
5.Bill Stits - NYG 17
Joel Wells - NYG 17
7.Howard Cassady - DET 16
Abe Woodson - SFO 16
9.Amos Marsh - DAL 14
Tommy Mason - MIN 14
Bobby Mitchell - CLE 14
Jim Shofner - CLE 14
Willie Wood - GNB 14
Punt Ret Avg
1.Johnny Sample - PIT 10.9
2.Abe Woodson - SFO 10.8
3.Howard Cassady - DET 9.9
4.Bobby Boyd - BLC 9.6
5.Ted Dean - PHI 7.8
6.Bill Stits - NYG 7.8
7.Johnny Morris - CHI 6.7
8.Joel Wells - NYG 5.3
min 16 returns
Punt Ret FC
1.Willie Wood - GNB 11
2.Bobby Boyd - BLC 10
3.Eddie Dove - SFO 8
4.Hugh Mcelhenny - MIN 6
Joe Morrison - NYG 6
Jim Shofner - CLE 6
7.Lew Carpenter - GNB 5
8.Tommy Mason - MIN 4
Dale Messer - SFO 4
10.Amos Marsh - DAL 3
Allan Webb - NYG 3
Joel Wells - NYG 3
Abe Woodson - SFO 3
Punt Ret TD
1.Willie Wood - GNB 2
2.Dick Bass - LAM 1
Timmy Brown - PHI 1
Bobby Conrad - SLC 1
Hugh Mcelhenny - MIN 1
Bobby Mitchell - CLE 1
Johnny Sample - PIT 1
Abe Woodson - SFO 1
Kickoff Ret
1.Timmy Brown - PHI 29
2.Lenny Lyles - BLC 28
3.Amos Marsh - DAL 26
4.Jon Arnett - LAM 25
Charlie Bivins - CHI 25
Tommy Mason - MIN 25
7.Dick Bass - LAM 23
Johnny Sample - PIT 23
9.Jamie Caleb - MIN 22
Don Perkins - DAL 22
Kick Ret Avg
1.Dick Bass - LAM 30.3
2.Dick James - WAS 29.4
3.Pat Studstill - DET 28.0
4.Timmy Brown - PHI 28.0
5.Bobby Mitchell - CLE 26.8
6.Charlie Bivins - CHI 26.7
7.Herb Adderley - GNB 26.6
8.Jon Arnett - LAM 26.1
9.Amos Marsh - DAL 25.7
10.Pat Fischer - SLC 25.1
min 16 returns
Kickoff Ret TD
1.Jon Arnett - LAM 1
Timmy Brown - PHI 1
Bobby Mitchell - CLE 1
Pat Studstill - DET 1
Punts
1.Jerry Norton - SLC 85
2.Bobby Green - PIT 73
3.Don Chandler - NYG 68
4.Sam Horner - WAS 63
Mike Mercer - MIN 63
6.Allen Green - DAL 61
7.Ed Brown - CHI 58
8.King Hill - PHI 55
9.Sam Baker - CLE 53
10.Yale Lary - DET 52
Punt Avg
1.Allen Green - DAL 0.0
2.Sam Horner - WAS 0.0
3.Mike Mercer - MIN 0.0
4.Danny Villanueva - LAM 0.0
5.Ed Brown - CHI 0.0
6.Tom Gilburg - BLC 0.0
7.Sam Baker - CLE 0.0
8.King Hill - PHI 0.0
9.Don Chandler - NYG 0.0
10.Jerry Norton - SLC 0.0
min 40 returns
Field Goals Made
1.Steve Myhra - BLC 21
2.Lou Groza - CLE 16
3.Paul Hornung - GNB 15
Jim Martin - DET 15
Lou Michaels - PIT 15
6.Pat Summerall - NYG 14
Bobby Walston - PHI 14
8.Danny Villanueva - LAM 13
9.Tommy Davis - SFO 12
10.Roger LeClerc - CHI 10
Field Goals Att
1.Steve Myhra - BLC 39
2.Pat Summerall - NYG 34
3.Jim Martin - DET 30
4.John Aveni - WAS 28
5.Danny Villanueva - LAM 27
6.Lou Michaels - PIT 26
7.Bobby Walston - PHI 25
8.Roger LeClerc - CHI 24
9.Lou Groza - CLE 23
10.Tommy Davis - SFO 22
Paul Hornung - GNB 22
Defensive Sacks
Defensive INT
1.Dick Lynch - NYG 9
2.Don Bishop - DAL 8
Jimmy Patton - NYG 8
Johnny Sample - PIT 8
5.Erich Barnes - NYG 7
Don Burroughs - PHI 7
Jim Kerr - WAS 7
Jerry Norton - SLC 7
Bernie Parrish - CLE 7
10.Dave Baker - SFO 6
Lindon Crow - LAM 6
Dale Hackbart - WAS 6
Dick Lane - DET 6
Yale Lary - DET 6
Dave Whitsell - CHI 6
INT TD Ret
1.Erich Barnes - NYG 2
Dale Hackbart - WAS 2
Jerry Norton - SLC 2
Billy Stacy - SLC 2
5.Bill Butler - PIT 1
Dan Currie - GNB 1
Jimmy Hill - SLC 1
Jimmy Patton - NYG 1
Johnny Sample - PIT 1
Joe Schmidt - DET 1
Tom Scott - NYG 1
Jesse Whittenton - GNB 1

Awards

AP NFL MVP - Paul Hornung
Bert Bell MVP Trophy (Maxwell Club) - Paul Hornung
Pro Bowl MVP - Jim Brown
Pro Bowl MVP - Henry Jordan
UPI MVP - Paul Hornung
UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year - Mike Ditka

Pro Bowl
--- FBDon Perkins
--- TEDick Bielski
EAST QBSonny Jurgensen
EAST QBMilt Plum
EAST QBY.A. Tittle
EAST FBAlex Webster
EAST FBDon Perkins
EAST FBJim Brown
EAST FBTed Dean
EAST TEDick Bielski
EAST TMike McCormack
EAST OGRay Lemek
EAST GKen Gray
EAST OGJohn Nisby
EAST GJim Smith
EAST CJim Schrader
EAST CJohn Morrow
EAST HBDick James
EAST FLTommy McDonald
EAST OEBuddy Dial
EAST SESonny Randle
EAST SEDel Shofner
EAST OEBobby Walston
EAST DEAndy Robustelli
EAST DEJim Katcavage
EAST DTBob Gain
EAST DTBob Toneff
EAST DTErnie Stautner
EAST LBJohn Reger
EAST LBMyron Pottios
EAST LBSam Huff
EAST LBMaxie Baughan
EAST CBErich Barnes
EAST CBJimmy Hill
EAST CBBilly Stacy
EAST SJerry Norton
EAST SJimmy Patton
WEST QBBart Starr
WEST QBJohnny Unitas
WEST FBJimmy Taylor
WEST FBNick Pietrosante
WEST TEJim Gibbons
WEST TEMike Ditka
WEST TForrest Gregg
WEST TJim Parker
WEST OGStan Jones
WEST GBill George
WEST GTed Connolly
WEST CJim Ringo
WEST HBJ.D. Smith
WEST HBJon Arnett
WEST HBHugh McElhenny
WEST SEMax McGee
WEST FLLenny Moore
WEST OERaymond Berry
WEST OEJim Phillips
WEST EJerry Reichow
WEST DEDoug Atkins
WEST DEGino Marchetti
WEST DTHenry Jordan
WEST DTAlex Karras
WEST DTLeo Nomellini
WEST DTBob St. Clair
WEST DHBDick Lane
WEST LBBill Forester
WEST LBJoe Schmidt
WEST LBLes Richter
WEST CBJesse Whittenton
WEST CBAbe Woodson
WEST SEddie Dove
WEST SYale Lary
WEST KJim Martin

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