1961 New York Giants

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1961 New York Giants

What was the record of the 1961 New York Giants?

The New York Giants finished the regular season with a 10-3-1 record. They went 4-2-1 at home and 6-1 on the road. Including the playoffs, the New York Giants went 10-4-1. Their final game was a loss in the NFL Championship to the Green Bay Packers.

What division did the 1961 New York Giants play in?

The 1961 New York Giants played in the East Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1961 New York Giants?

During the regular season, the 1961 New York Giants went 9-2-1 against their NFL East opponents.

Who won the NFL East in 1961?

The Giants won the NFL East in the 1961 season with a 10-3-1 record. The Eagles finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Browns finished 2 games back with a 8-5-1 record. The Cardinals finished 3.5 games back with a 7-7 record. The Steelers finished 4.5 games back with a 6-8 record. The Cowboys finished 6 games back with a 4-9-1 record. The Redskins finished 9 games back with a 1-12-1 record.

What was the 1961 New York Giants record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Washington Redskins 2-0 100% +56
Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0 100% +24
Philadelphia Eagles 2-0 100% +21
Cleveland Browns 1-0-1 75% +16
Dallas Cowboys 1-1 50% +20
St. Louis Cardinals 1-1 50% +4

What was the 1961 New York Giants record by month?

The 1961 New York Giants had their best month in November, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-1 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1 50% -8
October 4-1 80% +48
November 4-0 100% +107
December 1-1-1 50% +1

Did the 1961 New York Giants Win The NFL Championship?

No. While the 1961 New York Giants did play in the NFL Championship, they lost to the Green Bay Packers.

What was the point differential for the 1961 New York Giants?

The New York Giants finished the regular season with a point differential of +148. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Giants could have been expected to have about 10.8 wins, or a 11-3 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961 New York Giants perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1961 New York Giants went 3-2-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Giants went 2-2-1.

How did the 1961 New York Giants perform in overtime games?

The 1961 New York Giants did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961 New York Giants?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1961 New York Giants was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961 New York Giants?

The longest losing streak that the New York Giants had during the 1961 regular season was 1 game, which occured 3 separate times.

1961 New York Giants Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 17, 1961 vs St. Louis Cardinals Loss 10 - 21
2 Sun, Sep 24, 1961 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Win 17 - 14
3 Sun, Oct 1, 1961 @ Washington Redskins Win 24 - 21
4 Sun, Oct 8, 1961 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 24 - 9
5 Sun, Oct 15, 1961 @ Dallas Cowboys Win 31 - 10
6 Sun, Oct 22, 1961 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 24 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 29, 1961 vs Dallas Cowboys Loss 16 - 17
8 Sun, Nov 5, 1961 vs Washington Redskins Win 53 - 0
9 Sun, Nov 12, 1961 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 38 - 21
10 Sun, Nov 19, 1961 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 42 - 21
11 Sun, Nov 26, 1961 @ Cleveland Browns Win 37 - 21
12 Sun, Dec 3, 1961 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 17 - 20
13 Sun, Dec 10, 1961 @ Philadelphia Eagles Win 28 - 24
14 Sun, Dec 17, 1961 vs Cleveland Browns Tie 7 - 7
Playoffs
NFLC NFL Championship Sun, Dec 31, 1961 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 0 - 37

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