1961 Detroit Lions
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8-5-1 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1961 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1961 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 8-5-1 record. They went 2-5 at home and 6-0-1 on the road.

What division did the 1961 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1961 Detroit Lions played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1961 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1961 Detroit Lions went 7-4-1 against their NFL West opponents.

Did the 1961 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1961.

What was the point differential for the 1961 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +12. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 7.4 wins, or a 7-7 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1961 Detroit Lions went 5-3-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 3-2-1.

How did the 1961 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1961 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1961 Detroit Lions was a 2 game winning streak on 3 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1961 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1961 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 17 @ Packers W 17 - 13
2 Sun, Sep 24 @ Colts W 16 - 15
3 Sun, Oct 1 vs 49ers L 0 - 49
4 Sun, Oct 8 vs Bears L 17 - 31
5 Sun, Oct 15 vs Rams W 14 - 13
6 Sun, Oct 22 vs Colts L 14 - 17
7 Sun, Oct 29 @ Rams W 28 - 10
8 Sun, Nov 5 @ 49ers T 20 - 20
9 Sun, Nov 12 @ Cardinals W 45 - 14
10 Sun, Nov 19 @ Vikings W 37 - 10
11 Thu, Nov 23 vs Packers L 9 - 17
12 Sun, Dec 3 @ Bears W 16 - 15
13 Sun, Dec 10 vs Vikings W 13 - 7
14 Sun, Dec 17 vs Eagles L 24 - 27

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