1961 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

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 Roster
1961 Minnesota Vikings Results

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. Norm Van Brocklin coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Fran Tarkenton28015756.119977.1186.4176.17174.7
George Shaw914650.55305.844.444.44264.8
Jamie Caleb100.
Hugh McElhenny100.
Tommy Mason100.
Jerry Reichow300.000.000.0133.300.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Hugh McElhenny1205704.841 3
Mel Triplett804075.137 1
Ray Hayes733194.422 2
Fran Tarkenton563085.552 5
Tommy Mason602263.821 3
Doug Mayberry13403.113 0
George Shaw10393.919 0
Jamie Caleb3113.70
Jerry Reichow393.021 0
Mike Mercer1-32-32.0-32 0
Totals41918974.552 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerry Reichow5085917.251 11
Hugh McElhenny372837.626 3
Dave Middleton3044414.857 2
Tommy Mason201226.118 0
Ray Hayes161217.622 0
A.D. Williams1317413.449 1
Gordie Smith1232026.771 4
Mel Triplett10414.115 0
Bob Schnelker67011.720 1
Dick Haley34314.322 0
Will Sherman24020.032 0
Doug Mayberry2189.013 0
Jamie Caleb2-8-4.00
Totals203252712.471 22


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Mike Mercer373697.321942.963


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Mercer63245839.059

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Hugh McElhenny815519.481 1
Tommy Mason1414610.423 0
Jamie Caleb188.00
Totals2330913.481 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Mason2560324.142 0
Jamie Caleb2250422.938 0
Justin Rowland817521.930 0
Dick Pesonen613622.760 0
Hugh McElhenny25929.535 0
Billy Gault24120.521 0
Mel Triplett34113.718 0
Jim Leo393.00
Ray Hayes100.00
Totals72156821.860 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rip Hawkins57014.034 0
Clancy Osborne4358.810 0
Dean Derby37324.330 0
Jack Morris29045.065 0
Rich Mostardo22211.021 0
Charlie Sumner263.00
Dick Pesonen12828.028 0
Dick Grecni11616.016 0
Karl Rubke11212.012 0
Justin Rowland144.00
Totals2235616.265 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jerry Reichow01100066
Mike Mercer0936063
Hugh McElhenny331000042
Fran Tarkenton500030
Gordie Smith400024
Tommy Mason300000018
Dave Middleton200012
Ray Hayes20000012
Bob Schnelker10006
A.D. Williams10006
Mel Triplett1000006


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