1961 Los Angeles Rams season
OwnerDan Reeves
Head coachBob Waterfield
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record4–10
Division place6th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Uniform
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The 1961 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 24th year with the National Football League and the 16th season in Los Angeles.

Off season

NFL draft

Main article: 1961 NFL draft

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 17 at Baltimore Colts L 24–27 0–1 Memorial Stadium 54,259
2 September 23 Chicago Bears L 17–21 0–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 53,315
3 October 1 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14 1–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 40,707
4 October 8 at San Francisco 49ers L 0–35 1–3 Kezar Stadium 59,004
5 October 15 at Detroit Lions L 13–14 1–4 Tiger Stadium 45,873
6 October 22 at New York Giants L 14–24 1–5 Yankee Stadium 63,053
7 October 29 Detroit Lions L 10–28 1–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 49,123
8 November 5 Minnesota Vikings W 31–17 2–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 38,594
9 November 12 San Francisco 49ers W 17–7 3–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 63,766
10 November 19 at Green Bay Packers L 17–35 3–7 City Stadium 38,669
11 November 26 at Chicago Bears L 24–28 3–8 Wrigley Field 45,965
12 December 3 at Minnesota Vikings L 21–42 3–9 Metropolitan Stadium 30,068
13 December 9 Baltimore Colts W 34–17 4–9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 41,268
14 December 17 Green Bay Packers L 17–24 4–10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 49,169
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 11 3 0 .786 9–3 391 223 W1
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .615 7–4–1 270 258 L1
Chicago Bears 8 6 0 .571 7–5 326 302 W2
Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 .571 6–6 302 307 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 346 272 L1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 3–9 263 333 L1
Minnesota Vikings 3 11 0 .214 3–9 285 407 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References