1961 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 3-11
Finishing 7th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (3-11)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1961 Minnesota Vikings Roster
The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 3 wins and 11 losses, finishing seventh in the NFL's West Division.
Minnesota chalked up 285 points, while the wobbly defensive unit conceded 407, most in the circuit. Hugh McElhenny carried the ball for a team-best 570 yards for the Vikings.
Fran Tarkenton threw for 1,997 yards. Jerry Reichow snagged 50 passes for 859 yards.
The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers. Rip Hawkins picked off 5 opponent throws.
Norm Van Brocklin coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 285
Regular Season Points Against: 407
|September 17, 1961||Chicago Bears 13 at Minnesota Vikings 37||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 24, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 7 at Dallas Cowboys 21||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0|
|October 1, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 33 at Baltimore Colts 34||L||1-0-0||0-2-0||1-2-0|
|October 8, 1961||Dallas Cowboys 28 at Minnesota Vikings 0||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0|
|October 15, 1961||San Francisco 49ers 38 at Minnesota Vikings 24||L||1-2-0||0-2-0||1-4-0|
|October 22, 1961||Green Bay Packers 33 at Minnesota Vikings 7||L||1-3-0||0-2-0||1-5-0|
|October 29, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 10 at Green Bay Packers 28||L||1-3-0||0-3-0||1-6-0||Milwaukee|
|November 5, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 17 at Los Angeles Rams 31||L||1-3-0||0-4-0||1-7-0|
|November 12, 1961||Baltimore Colts 20 at Minnesota Vikings 28||W||2-3-0||0-4-0||2-7-0|
|November 19, 1961||Detroit Lions 37 at Minnesota Vikings 10||L||2-4-0||0-4-0||2-8-0|
|November 26, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 28 at San Francisco 49ers 38||L||2-4-0||0-5-0||2-9-0|
|December 3, 1961||St. Louis Cardinals 21 at Minnesota Vikings 42||W||3-4-0||0-5-0||3-9-0|
|December 10, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 7 at Detroit Lions 13||L||3-4-0||0-6-0||3-10-0|
|December 17, 1961||Minnesota Vikings 35 at Chicago Bears 52||L||3-4-0||0-7-0||3-11-0|