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1961 Buffalo Bills

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: -3.5, Defense: 0.5, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (21.0/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 342 points (24.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.4/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-8.2.

Coach: Buster Ramsey (6-8-0)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Roycroft Inn & Knox Estates (East Aurora, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Richard Gallagher
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 294 3950 940 4.2 42 17 23 243 194 439 2344 15 25 4.7 128 438 1606 18 3.7 92
Team Defense 342 4264 815 5.2 44 15 15 200 206 430 2887 28 29 6.2 124 349 1377 9 3.9 61
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 3 4 4 4 7 8 2 6 3 5 3 6
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 4 5 1 2 7 7 3 7 1 3 2 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 Denver Broncos 10 22 13 284 118 166 3 12 279 179 100 2
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-1 New York Titans 41 31 15 288 120 168 3 22 316 250 66 4
3 Sat September 23 boxscore L 1-2 Boston Patriots 21 23 14 175 112 63 2 15 329 163 166 2
4 Sat September 30 boxscore L 1-3 San Diego Chargers 11 19 15 239 137 102 2 15 302 140 162 1
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-3 @ Houston Oilers 22 12 18 382 176 206 5 8 194 146 48 3
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-3 Dallas Texans 27 24 15 362 197 165 3 11 193 164 29 3
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-4 @ Boston Patriots 21 52 23 275 224 51 5 18 437 202 235 2
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-5 Houston Oilers 16 28 22 351 252 99 4 17 510 464 46 4
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-6 Oakland Raiders 22 31 18 365 241 124 4 16 381 256 125 1
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-6 @ Dallas Texans 30 20 15 169 69 100 3 16 280 195 85 6
11 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-6 @ Denver Broncos 23 10 13 235 155 80 11 273 161 112 9
11 Thu November 23 boxscore L 5-7 @ New York Titans 14 21 22 277 214 63 3 12 216 157 59 2
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 6-7 @ Oakland Raiders 26 21 22 269 149 120 1 20 317 220 97 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 6-8 @ San Diego Chargers 10 28 18 279 180 99 4 7 237 190 47 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 M.C. Reynolds 26 qb 12 3 2-1-0 83 181 45.9 1004 2 1.1 13 7.2 52 5.5 2.5 12.1 83.7 37.2
18 Johnny Green 24 QB 8 5 2-3-0 56 126 44.4 903 6 4.8 5 4.0 61 7.2 6.3 16.1 112.9 68.3 1 2
17 Warren Rabb 24 qb 9 3 1-2-0 34 74 45.9 586 5 6.8 2 2.7 76 7.9 8.1 17.2 65.1 84.6 1 1
11 Richie Lucas 23 qb 8 2 1-1-0 20 50 40.0 282 2 4.0 4 8.0 45 5.6 2.8 14.1 35.3 38.9
14 Tommy O'Connell 31 qb 1 1 0-1-0 1 5 20.0 11 0 0.0 1 20.0 11 2.2 -6.8 11.0 11.0 0.0
30 Wray Carlton 24 HB 14 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
26 Dewey Bohling 23 7 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.0 14 6-8-0 194 439 44.2 2786 15 3.4 25 5.7 76 6.3 4.5 14.4 199.0 53.0 2 3
Opp Total 14 206 430 47.9 3237 28 6.5 29 6.7 7.5 5.80 15.7 231.2 67.0 36 350 6.2 4.6 7.7

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
33 Art Baker 24 FB 14 0 152 498 3 35 3.3 35.6 10.9 6 73 12.2 0 29 0.4 5.2 571 3 7
30 Wray Carlton 24 HB 14 0 101 311 4 27 3.1 22.2 7.2 17 193 11.4 0 22 1.2 13.8 504 4 5
46 Fred Brown 23 5 0 53 192 1 13 3.6 38.4 10.6 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 2.2 203 1 1
26 Dewey Bohling 23 7 0 42 134 2 18 3.2 19.1 6.0 10 183 18.3 1 41 1.4 26.1 317 3 1
14 M.C. Reynolds 26 qb 12 3 30 142 4 20 4.7 11.8 2.5 142 4 1
44 Elbert Dubenion 28 FL/KR 14 0 17 173 2 72 10.2 12.4 1.2 31 461 14.9 6 61 2.2 32.9 634 8 1
18 Johnny Green 24 QB 8 5 14 15 1 14 1.1 1.9 1.8 15 1 4
17 Warren Rabb 24 qb 9 3 13 47 0 19 3.6 5.2 1.4 47 0 5
11 Richie Lucas 23 qb 8 2 10 15 0 9 1.5 1.9 1.3 6 69 11.5 0 19 0.8 8.6 84 0 1
88 Glenn Bass 22 PR/SE 14 0 2 8 0 16 4.0 0.6 0.1 50 765 15.3 3 76 3.6 54.6 773 3 2
20 Billy Atkins* 27 K/P/RS 14 0 2 87 1 56 43.5 6.2 0.1 87 1 0
81 Tom Rychlec 27 TE 14 0 1 -18 0 -18 -18.0 -1.3 0.1 33 405 12.3 2 27 2.4 28.9 387 2 0
23 Willmer Fowler 24 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1.0 0.5 2 0 0
80 Monte Crockett 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 325 16.3 0 51 1.4 23.2 325 0 0
84 Perry Richards 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 285 15.0 3 43 1.7 25.9 285 3 0
85 Dan Chamberlain 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.3 5.3 16 0 0
Team Total 25.0 14 438 1606 18 72 3.7 114.7 31.3 194 2786 14.4 15 76 13.9 199.0 4392 33 29
Opp Total 14 349 1377 9 3.9 98.4 24.9 206 2887 14.0 28 14.7 206.2 4264 37 20

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Elbert Dubenion 28 FL/KR 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 16 329 0 33 20.6 966
26 Dewey Bohling 23 7 0 4 0 0 0 0.0 10 246 0 35 24.6 563
33 Art Baker 24 FB 14 0 12 281 0 36 23.4 852
88 Glenn Bass 22 PR/SE 14 0 8 75 0 32 9.4 848
11 Richie Lucas 23 qb 8 2 7 126 0 23 18.0 210
46 Fred Brown 23 5 0 2 14 0 11 7.0 2 105 1 93 52.5 322
30 Wray Carlton 24 HB 14 0 4 60 0 23 15.0 564
20 Billy Atkins* 27 K/P/RS 14 0 2 30 0 15 15.0 117
75 Ken Rice* 22 LT 14 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 13
23 Bill Shockley 24 2 0 2 38 0 0 19.0 38
80 Monte Crockett 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 325
84 Perry Richards 27 11 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 295
25 Vern Valdez 26 RCB 13 0 1 30 0 30 30.0 30
22 Jim Wagstaff 25 LS 14 0 1 35 0 35 35.0 35
Team Total 25.0 14 19 187 0 35 9.8 57 1208 1 93 21.2 5787
Opp Total 14 45 291 1 6.5 54 1112 1 20.6

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
20 Billy Atkins* 27 K/P/RS 14 0 1 5 2 6 2 33.3% 31 29 93.5% 85 3783 70 1 44.5
54 Joe Hergert 25 9 0 2 2 4 1 5 2 3 1 14 6 42.9%
71 Mack Yoho 25 LDE 14 0 4 4 0.0%
23 Bill Shockley 24 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0%
Team Total 25.0 14 2 2 6 2 10 4 8 1 26 9 34.6% 31 29 93.5% 85 3783 70 1 44.5
Opp Total 14 28 13 46.4% 42 41 97.6% 75 2903 38.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Billy Atkins* 27 K/P/RS 14 0 10 158 0 29 0
33 Art Baker 24 FB 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton 24 HB 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
17 Warren Rabb 24 qb 9 3 0 5 0 0 0
18 Johnny Green 24 QB 8 5 0 4 0 0 0
64 Stew Barber 22 RLB 14 0 3 30 1 21 0
11 Richie Lucas 23 qb 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
56 Archie Matsos* 27 MLB 14 0 2 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Jim Wagstaff 25 LS 14 0 3 25 0 19 0
88 Glenn Bass 22 PR/SE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
46 Jim Crotty 23 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
57 Ralph Felton 29 LLB 14 0 2 15 0 15 0
25 Vern Valdez 26 RCB 13 0 2 54 0 50 0
26 Dewey Bohling 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Fred Brown 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 28 FL/KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Joe Hergert 25 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
45 Richie McCabe 28 LCB 9 0 1 17 0 17 0
14 M.C. Reynolds 26 qb 12 3 0 1 0 0 0
71 Mack Yoho 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.0 14 29 311 1 50 0 0 29 0 0 3
Opp Total 14 63 20 5 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
44 Elbert Dubenion 28 FL/KR 14 0 2 6 8 48
20 Billy Atkins* 27 K/P/RS 14 0 1 1 29 2 41
30 Wray Carlton 24 HB 14 0 4 4 24
14 M.C. Reynolds 26 qb 12 3 4 4 24
33 Art Baker 24 FB 14 0 3 3 18
88 Glenn Bass 22 PR/SE 14 0 3 3 18
26 Dewey Bohling 23 7 0 2 1 3 18
54 Joe Hergert 25 9 0 6 18
84 Perry Richards 27 11 0 3 3 18
46 Fred Brown 23 5 0 1 1 2 12
11 Richie Lucas 23 qb 8 2 1 1 3 12
81 Tom Rychlec 27 TE 14 0 2 2 12
64 Stew Barber 22 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
18 Johnny Green 24 QB 8 5 1 1 6
42 Don McDonald 24 11 0 1 1 6
70 Chuck Muelhaupt 26 RG 14 0 1 1 6
23 Bill Shockley 24 2 0 1 3
17 Warren Rabb 24 qb 9 3 1 2
Team Total 25.0 14 18 15 1 3 1 38 4 29 9 1 292
Opp Total 14 9 28 1 1 4 41 13 1 342