1961 National Football League


The 1961 season was the National Football League's 42nd, and 14 teams competed in the league that year. The Green Bay Packers won the 1961 championship.

1961 National Football League Standings
1961 National Football League League Leaders

Baltimore Colts (8-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Chicago Bears (8-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cleveland Browns (8-5-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Cowboys (4-9-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Detroit Lions (8-5-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Green Bay Packers (11-3) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Los Angeles Rams (4-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Minnesota Vikings (3-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Giants (10-3-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Philadelphia Eagles (10-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Francisco 49ers (7-6-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
St. Louis Cardinals (7-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Washington Redskins (1-12-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1961 Award Winners


Allie Sherman - AP NFL Coach of the Year
Vince Lombardi - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
Paul Hornung - AP MVP
Paul Hornung - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
Y.A. Tittle - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
Paul Hornung - UPI MVP

1961 All-Pros



Associated Press

All-NFL
Erich Barnes 1st Team
Jim Brown 1st Team
Rosey Brown 1st Team
Bill Forester 1st Team
Bill George 1st Team
Paul Hornung 1st Team
Henry Jordan 1st Team
Sonny Jurgensen 1st Team
Alex Karras 1st Team
Jim Katcavage 1st Team
Night Train Lane 1st Team
Gino Marchetti 1st Team
Lenny Moore 1st Team
Jim Parker 1st Team
Jimmy Patton 1st Team
Red Phillips 1st Team
Jim Ringo 1st Team
Joe Schmidt 1st Team
Del Shofner 1st Team
Jim Ray Smith 1st Team
Fuzzy Thurston 1st Team
Jesse Whittenton 1st Team

New York Daily News
Erich Barnes 1st Team
Maxie Baughan 1st Team
Jim Brown 1st Team
Rosey Brown 1st Team
Bill Forester 1st Team
Paul Hornung 1st Team
Henry Jordan 1st Team
Jim Katcavage 1st Team
Gino Marchetti 1st Team
Dick Modzelewski 1st Team
Lenny Moore 1st Team
Jim Parker 1st Team
Jimmy Patton 1st Team
Red Phillips 1st Team
Jim Ringo 1st Team
Johnny Sample 1st Team
Joe Schmidt 1st Team
Del Shofner 1st Team
Jim Ray Smith 1st Team
Fuzzy Thurston 1st Team
Abe Woodson 1st Team
Jon Arnett 2nd Team
Doug Atkins 2nd Team
Don Burroughs 2nd Team
Buddy Dial 2nd Team
Mike Ditka 2nd Team
Forrest Gregg 2nd Team
Rosey Grier 2nd Team
Sam Huff 2nd Team
Alex Karras 2nd Team
Jerry Kramer 2nd Team
Night Train Lane 2nd Team
Cliff Livingston 2nd Team
Mike McCormack 2nd Team
Tommy McDonald 2nd Team
Jerry Norton 2nd Team
John Reger 2nd Team
Andy Robustelli 2nd Team
Bart Starr 2nd Team
Jack Stroud 2nd Team
Jim Taylor 2nd Team
Y.A. Tittle 2nd Team
Jesse Whittenton 2nd Team
Ray Wietecha 2nd Team

Newspaper Enterprise Association
Doug Atkins 1st Team
Jim Brown 1st Team
Rosey Brown 1st Team
Dan Currie 1st Team
Mike Ditka 1st Team
Bill George 1st Team
Jimmy Hill 1st Team
Henry Jordan 1st Team
Night Train Lane 1st Team
Gene Lipscomb 1st Team
Gino Marchetti 1st Team
Lenny Moore 1st Team
Jerry Norton 1st Team
Jim Parker 1st Team
Jimmy Patton 1st Team
Jim Ringo 1st Team
Joe Schmidt 1st Team
Del Shofner 1st Team
Jim Ray Smith 1st Team
Jim Taylor 1st Team
Fuzzy Thurston 1st Team
Jon Arnett 2nd Team
Raymond Berry 2nd Team
Bruce Bosley 2nd Team
Roger Brown 2nd Team
Don Burroughs 2nd Team
Bill Forester 2nd Team
Paul Hornung 2nd Team
Sam Huff 2nd Team
Jim Katcavage 2nd Team
Yale Lary 2nd Team
Mike McCormack 2nd Team
Tommy McDonald 2nd Team
John Nisby 2nd Team
Leo Nomellini 2nd Team
Red Phillips 2nd Team
John Reger 2nd Team
Andy Robustelli 2nd Team
Johnny Sample 2nd Team
Bart Starr 2nd Team
Bob St. Clair 2nd Team
Jesse Whittenton 2nd Team
Ray Wietecha 2nd Team

The Sporting News
Doug Atkins 1st Team
Dave Baker 1st Team
Erich Barnes 1st Team
Don Bishop 1st Team
Bruce Bosley 1st Team
Jim Brown 1st Team
Rosey Brown 1st Team
Buddy Dial 1st Team
Mike Ditka 1st Team
Bill Forester 1st Team
Matt Hazeltine 1st Team
Paul Hornung 1st Team
Henry Jordan 1st Team
Sonny Jurgensen 1st Team
Alex Karras 1st Team
Night Train Lane 1st Team
Gino Marchetti 1st Team
Mike McCormack 1st Team
Tommy McDonald 1st Team
Eddie Meador 1st Team
Walt Michaels 1st Team
Lenny Moore 1st Team
Andy Nelson 1st Team
John Nisby 1st Team
Jerry Norton 1st Team
Jim Parker 1st Team
Jimmy Patton 1st Team
Don Perkins 1st Team
Red Phillips 1st Team
John Reger 1st Team
Jess Richardson 1st Team
Jim Ringo 1st Team
Andy Robustelli 1st Team
Joe Schmidt 1st Team
Del Shofner 1st Team
Jim Ray Smith 1st Team
Bart Starr 1st Team
Ernie Stautner 1st Team
Bob St. Clair 1st Team
Jim Taylor 1st Team
Fuzzy Thurston 1st Team
Y.A. Tittle 1st Team
Bob Toneff 1st Team
Ray Wietecha 1st Team

United Press International
Erich Barnes 1st Team
Jim Brown 1st Team
Rosey Brown 1st Team
Dan Currie 1st Team
Bill Forester 1st Team
Forrest Gregg 1st Team
Paul Hornung 1st Team
Henry Jordan 1st Team
Sonny Jurgensen 1st Team
Alex Karras 1st Team
Jim Katcavage 1st Team
Gino Marchetti 1st Team
Lenny Moore 1st Team
Jimmy Patton 1st Team
Red Phillips 1st Team
Jim Ringo 1st Team
Johnny Sample 1st Team
Joe Schmidt 1st Team
Del Shofner 1st Team
Jim Ray Smith 1st Team
Fuzzy Thurston 1st Team
Y.A. Tittle 1st Team
Jesse Whittenton 1st Team
Jon Arnett 2nd Team
Maxie Baughan 2nd Team
Chuck Bednarik 2nd Team
Raymond Berry 2nd Team
Roger Brown 2nd Team
Don Burroughs 2nd Team
Mike Ditka 2nd Team
Eddie Dove 2nd Team
Bob Gain 2nd Team
Bill George 2nd Team
Stan Jones 2nd Team
Night Train Lane 2nd Team
Cliff Livingston 2nd Team
Dick Lynch 2nd Team
Mike McCormack 2nd Team
Tommy McDonald 2nd Team
Jim Parker 2nd Team
Andy Robustelli 2nd Team
Jack Stroud 2nd Team
Leo Sugar 2nd Team
Jim Taylor 2nd Team

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Date Time (ET)
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Sat, Dec 15 CLE 17 at DEN 16 Final
Sun, Dec 16 ARI 14 at ATL 40 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TB 12 at BAL 20 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DET 13 at BUF 14 Final
Sun, Dec 16 GB 17 at CHI 24 Final
Sun, Dec 16 OAK 16 at CIN 30 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DAL 0 at IND 23 Final
Sun, Dec 16 WAS 16 at JAC 13 Final
Sun, Dec 16 MIA 17 at MIN 41 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TEN 17 at NYG 0 Final
Sun, Dec 16 SEA 23 at SF 26 Final
Sun, Dec 16 NE 10 at PIT 17 Final
Sun, Dec 16 PHI 30 at LAR 23 Final
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