1961 NFL Season

The following is a summary of the 1961 National Football League Season.

1961 NFL Postseason

DateGameResult
12/31/611961 NFL Championship GameNYG 0 @ GB 37

Statistical Leaders

Passing Yards
Sonny Jurgensen, Phi3,723
Johnny Unitas, Bal2,990
John Brodie, SF2,588
Bart Starr, GB2,418
Milt Plum, Cle2,416
Rushing Yards
Jim Brown, Cle1,408
Jim Taylor, GB1,307
Alex Webster, NYG928
Nick Pietrosante, Det841
J.D. Smith, SF823

Draft Results

PickTeamPlayerPosCollege
1MINTommy MasonRBTulane
2WASNorm SneadQBWake Forest
3WASJoe RutgensDTIllinois
4LAMarlin McKeeverLBSouthern California
5CHIMike DitkaTEPittsburgh

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