1961 Minnesota Vikings

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1961 Minnesota Vikings

What was the record of the 1961 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a 3-11 record. They went 3-4 at home and 0-7 on the road.

What division did the 1961 Minnesota Vikings play in?

The 1961 Minnesota Vikings played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1961 Minnesota Vikings?

During the regular season, the 1961 Minnesota Vikings went 3-9 against their NFL West opponents.

What was the 1961 Minnesota Vikings record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 1-1 50% +7
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% +7
Los Angeles Rams 1-1 50% +7
San Francisco 49ers 0-2 0% -24
Detroit Lions 0-2 0% -33
Green Bay Packers 0-2 0% -44

What was the 1961 Minnesota Vikings record by month?

The 1961 Minnesota Vikings had their best month in September, when they went 1-1 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 0-5 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1 50% +10
October 0-5 0% -87
November 1-3 25% -43
December 1-2 33.3% -2

Did the 1961 Minnesota Vikings make the Playoffs?

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

What was the point differential for the 1961 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a point differential of -122. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Vikings could have been expected to have about 4.2 wins, or a 4-10 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961 Minnesota Vikings perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1961 Minnesota Vikings went 1-2. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Vikings went 0-1.

How did the 1961 Minnesota Vikings perform in overtime games?

The 1961 Minnesota Vikings did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961 Minnesota Vikings?

The 1961 Minnesota Vikings never won more than one consecutive game in the regular season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Vikings had during the 1961 regular season was 7 games, which happened once during the season.

1961 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 17, 1961 vs Chicago Bears Win 37 - 13
2 Sun, Sep 24, 1961 @ Dallas Cowboys Loss 7 - 21
3 Sun, Oct 1, 1961 @ Baltimore Colts Loss 33 - 34
4 Sun, Oct 8, 1961 vs Dallas Cowboys Loss 0 - 28
5 Sun, Oct 15, 1961 vs San Francisco 49ers Loss 24 - 38
6 Sun, Oct 22, 1961 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 7 - 33
7 Sun, Oct 29, 1961 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 10 - 28
8 Sun, Nov 5, 1961 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 17 - 31
9 Sun, Nov 12, 1961 vs Baltimore Colts Win 28 - 20
10 Sun, Nov 19, 1961 vs Detroit Lions Loss 10 - 37
11 Sun, Nov 26, 1961 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 28 - 38
12 Sun, Dec 3, 1961 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 42 - 21
13 Sun, Dec 10, 1961 @ Detroit Lions Loss 7 - 13
14 Sun, Dec 17, 1961 @ Chicago Bears Loss 35 - 52

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