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

NFL Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Thu, Oct 17 KC 30 at DEN 6 Final
Sun, Oct 20 ARI at NYG 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 OAK at GB 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 HOU at IND 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 MIA at BUF 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 MIN at DET 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 LAR at ATL 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 JAC at CIN 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 SF at WAS 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 LAC at TEN 4:05 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 NO at CHI 4:25 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 BAL at SEA 4:25 p.m.
Sun, Oct 20 PHI at DAL 8:20 p.m.
Mon, Oct 21 NE at NYJ 8:15 p.m.
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