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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Passing:

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 Cassady100.000.000.000.0039.6
Totals39818646.728307.1143.5276.884 

Rushing:

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

Receiving:

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

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Martin262596.2301550.070
Wayne Walker66100.030.06
Totals323196.9331545.576

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Yale Lary52251948.471
Earl Morrall311337.743
Pat Studstill13232.032
Totals56266447.671

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

Interceptions:

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
Totals16140101001531001270