Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 20 8:00 PM
WPG 15 @ OTT 28 L 18,000  
Ex
Thu Jul 27 9:30 PM
TOR 18 @ WPG 20 W 15,054  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
1
Mon Aug 7 11:30 PM
WPG 18 @ CGY 17 W 13,000  
1
Fri Aug 11 8:00 PM
WPG 21 @ MTL 15 W 18,059  
2
Mon Aug 14 8:00 PM
WPG 14 @ TOR 13 W 27,189  
2
Thu Aug 17 9:30 PM
OTT 19 @ WPG 29 W 18,517  
4
Thu Aug 24 9:30 PM
EDM 35 @ WPG 20 L 19,660  
5
Thu Aug 31 9:30 PM
HAM 30 @ WPG 9 L 18,951  
6
Mon Sep 4 4:30 PM
WPG 17 @ SSK 11 W 15,124  
7
Thu Sep 14 9:30 PM
BC 15 @ WPG 36 W 16,016  
8
Sat Sep 23 11:30 PM
WPG 33 @ EDM 10 W 19,198  
9
Sat Sep 30 9:30 PM
SSK 6 @ WPG 29 W 14,354  
10
Sat Oct 7 9:30 PM
BC 20 @ WPG 24 W 13,050  
11
Sat Oct 14 11:30 PM
WPG 25 @ CGY 6 W 17,225  
12
Tue Oct 17 12:30 AM
WPG 16 @ BC 15 W 20,778  
13
Mon Oct 23 9:30 PM
CGY 7 @ WPG 42 W 13,777  
14
Mon Oct 30 9:30 PM
SSK 19 @ WPG 13 L 15,164  
14
Sat Nov 4 10:30 PM
WPG 14 @ EDM 13 W 10,177  
Week Date/Time (EST ) Result Attendance TV
P2
Sat Nov 18 4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 1 W 18,500  
P2
Wed Nov 22 9:30 PM
CGY 14 @ WPG 43 W 16,800  
Week Date/Time (EST ) Result Attendance TV
GC
Sat Dec 2 1:00 PM
WPG 21 vs HAM 14 OT W 32,651 CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Regular Season 16 13 3 0 26 360 251 W1 5-1-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 202 151 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 8 0 0 16 158 100 W8 6-0-0
   Divisional opponent 12 10 2 0 20 287 174 W1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 73 77 L1 3-1-0

Full 1961 League Standings

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 3rd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (4-2-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.391 4-2-0 (6) 6-0-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 1-1-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.438
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.344
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.321
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536
19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.19 -5.06
Average Winning Score 24.46 -6.54
Average Losing Score 14.00 +4.50
Average Home Score 25.25 -2.75
Average Visitor Score 19.75 -8.88
Average Margin of Victory 11.62 -5.03
Average Margin of Loss 14.00 +4.50
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total Winnipeg 202 (25.3) 158 (19.8) 360 (22.5)
Opponent 100 (12.5) 151 (18.9) 251 (15.7)
1st Winnipeg 29 (3.6) 44 (5.5) 73 (4.6)
Opponent 18 (2.3) 27 (3.4) 45 (2.8)
2nd Winnipeg 58 (7.3) 41 (5.1) 99 (6.2)
Opponent 28 (3.5) 66 (8.3) 94 (5.9)
3rd Winnipeg 47 (5.9) 38 (4.8) 85 (5.3)
Opponent 26 (3.3) 28 (3.5) 54 (3.4)
4th Winnipeg 68 (8.5) 35 (4.4) 103 (6.4)
Opponent 28 (3.5) 30 (3.8) 58 (3.6)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • John Michels – Line
  • Joe Zaleski – Backfield
1961 Player Awards and Nominations
1961 Most Outstanding
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 All-Star Selections
9 All-Division Selections
HB Leo Lewis, Jr.
E Farrell Funston
G Cornel Piper
T Frank Rigney
DT Mike Wright
DE Herb Gray
ILB Dave Burkholder
CLB Gordie Rowland
DHB Norm Rauhaus

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
No draft picks for 1961 in database.

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