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Encyclopedia > 1961 NFL season

The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. The league expanded to 14 teams with the addition of the Minnesota Vikings, after the team's owners declined to be charter members of the new American Football League. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Vacant Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961-present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...


The season ended when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game. Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1925-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967; 1969) Capitol Division (1968) National...


Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Eastern Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 10 3 1 .769 368 220
Philadelphia Eagles 10 4 0 .714 361 297
Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 .615 319 270
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 279 267
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 295 287
Dallas Cowboys 4 9 1 .308 236 380
Washington Redskins 1 12 1 .077 174 392
Western Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 11 3 0 .786 391 223
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .615 270 258
Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 .571 302 307
Chicago Bears 8 6 0 .571 326 302
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 346 272
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 263 333
Minnesota Vikings 3 11 0 .214 285 407


City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1925-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967; 1969) Capitol Division (1968) National... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team... City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Roary League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1930-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953-present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team... City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football League (1920-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football... City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Vacant Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961-present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present...


NFL Championship Game

Green Bay 37, New York 0 at City Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin, December 31, 1961 City Stadium was a football stadium that formerly stood in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... County Brown Mayor Jim Schmitt, (R) Congressional Rep. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • NFL History 1961-1970 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
Preceded by:
1960 NFL season
NFL seasons
1961
Succeeded by:
1962 NFL season

 
 

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