1961 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-11
Finishing 7th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (3-11)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1961 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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