1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 13-3 26
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Western Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Bud Grant (13-3)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses for 26 points, finishing first in the CFL's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.
Offensively, the Blue Bombers led the league with 360 points. On the other side of the ball, the stingy defense allowed 251 points. Leo Lewis rushed for a team-high 1,036 yards.
Hal Ledyard threw for 1,398 yards. Farrell Funston led pass catchers, catching 47 balls for 892 yards. Ernie Pitts provided receiving help, too.
Norm Rauhaus picked off 3 opponent throws.
Bud Grant coached the team. The 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup.
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Regular Season Points For: 360
Regular Season Points Against: 251
|August 7, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 at Calgary Stampeders 17||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|August 11, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21 at Montreal Alouettes 15||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|August 14, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 at Toronto Argonauts 13||W||0-0-0||3-0-0||3-0-0|
|August 17, 1961||Ottawa Rough Riders 19 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29||W||1-0-0||3-0-0||4-0-0|
|August 24, 1961||Edmonton Eskimos 35 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20||L||1-1-0||3-0-0||4-1-0|
|August 31, 1961||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9||L||1-2-0||3-0-0||4-2-0|
|September 4, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 11||W||1-2-0||4-0-0||5-2-0|
|September 14, 1961||BC Lions 15 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 36||W||2-2-0||4-0-0||6-2-0|
|September 23, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33 at Edmonton Eskimos 10||W||2-2-0||5-0-0||7-2-0|
|September 30, 1961||Saskatchewan Roughriders 6 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29||W||3-2-0||5-0-0||8-2-0|
|October 7, 1961||BC Lions 20 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24||W||4-2-0||5-0-0||9-2-0|
|October 14, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25 at Calgary Stampeders 6||W||4-2-0||6-0-0||10-2-0|
|October 16, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 at BC Lions 15||W||4-2-0||7-0-0||11-2-0|
|October 23, 1961||Calgary Stampeders 7 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 42||W||5-2-0||7-0-0||12-2-0|
|October 30, 1961||Saskatchewan Roughriders 19 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13||L||5-3-0||7-0-0||12-3-0|
|November 4, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 at Edmonton Eskimos 13||W||5-3-0||8-0-0||13-3-0|
|November 18, 1961||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 at Calgary Stampeders 1||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||Western Final Game 1|
|November 22, 1961||Calgary Stampeders 14 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 43||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||Western Final Game 2|
|December 2, 1961||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0||OT||Grey Cup #49 Toronto|