1961 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: George Wilson (8-5-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1961 Detroit Lions Roster
1961 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's West Division. George Wilson coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jim Ninowski24711747.419217.872.8187.38453.0
Earl Morrall1506946.09096.174.796.06156.2
Howard Cassady100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Nick Pietrosante2018414.242 5
Dan Lewis1104514.127 4
Jim Ninowski332387.240 5
Howard Cassady311314.214 1
Johnny Olszewski301093.615 0
Earl Morrall20864.325 0
Yale Lary11414.014 0
Ken Webb760.91
Terry Barr6-8-1.30
Totals43918684.342 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gail Cogdill4595621.284 6
Jim Gibbons4556612.636 1
Terry Barr4063015.861 6
Nick Pietrosante2631512.176 0
Glenn Davis911512.819 0
Dan Lewis811814.822 0
Pat Studstill55410.825 0
Howard Cassady5459.076 1
Johnny Olszewski11414.014 0
Sam Williams11010.010 0
Ken Webb177.00
Totals186283015.284 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Martin262596.2301550.070
Wayne Walker66100.030.06


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Yale Lary52251948.471
Earl Morrall311337.743
Pat Studstill13232.032

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Howard Cassady161599.921 0
Jim Steffen11958.645 0
Pat Studstill8759.426 0
Jim Gibbons11414.014 0
Yale Lary188.00
Night Train Lane166.00
Totals383579.445 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pat Studstill1644828.0100 1
Jim Steffen1943522.943 0
Howard Cassady912714.123 0
Johnny Olszewski45914.823 0
Bruce Maher11919.019 0
Sam Williams144.00
Totals50109221.8100 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Yale Lary69515.842 0
Night Train Lane67312.232 0
Gary Lowe5163.211 0
Joe Schmidt4389.526 1
Dick LeBeau34515.033 0
Wayne Walker2168.012 0
Darris McCord11111.011 0
Roger Brown11010.010 0
Bruce Maher188.00
Totals2931210.842 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Martin1525070
Terry Barr0600036
Gail Cogdill600036
Jim Ninowski500030
Nick Pietrosante5000030
Dan Lewis4000024
Howard Cassady110000012
Joe Schmidt10006
Jim Gibbons100006
Wayne Walker00606
Ken Webb100006
Pat Studstill0010006
Gary Lowe000012