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1961 Denver Broncos

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3-11-0, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.3, Offense: -5.7, Defense: -5.6, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 251 points (17.9/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 432 points (30.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -181 points (-12.9/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-11.0.

Coach: Frank Filchock (3-11-0)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)

Team Info

Partial Owner/President Calvin Kunz
Partial Owner/Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerald Phipps
General Manager Dean Griffing
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 251 3811 934 4.1 68 23 26 219 265 568 2720 18 45 4.5 127 333 1091 11 3.3 66
Team Defense 432 4418 901 4.9 40 14 23 233 194 433 2785 30 26 6.0 127 435 1633 17 3.8 83
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 8 8 6 1 3 4 8 7 8 8 7 8
Lg Rank Defense 7 6 7 7 3 3 5 8 4 6 7 5 4 4

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 W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 22 10 12 279 179 100 2 13 284 118 166 3
2 Sat September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ Boston Patriots 17 45 10 270 201 69 4 19 392 346 46 1
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 @ New York Titans 28 35 18 286 223 63 2 13 203 95 108 3
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 @ Oakland Raiders 19 33 14 275 164 111 3 14 256 103 153
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-4 Dallas Texans 12 19 19 271 214 57 6 18 230 39 191 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-4 Oakland Raiders 27 24 14 294 212 82 3 21 388 247 141 5
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 3-4 New York Titans 27 10 20 338 205 133 4 17 359 281 78 6
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-5 @ San Diego Chargers 0 37 14 304 228 76 7 13 312 211 101 5
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-6 Houston Oilers 14 55 19 204 130 74 6 24 582 348 234 2
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-7 San Diego Chargers 16 19 19 358 272 86 5 13 209 153 56 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-8 Buffalo Bills 10 23 11 273 161 112 9 13 235 155 80
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 3-9 @ Houston Oilers 14 45 11 159 115 44 8 21 311 251 60 6
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 3-10 Boston Patriots 24 28 19 281 217 64 4 11 244 173 71 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 3-11 @ Dallas Texans 21 49 19 219 199 20 5 23 413 265 148 3

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
18 Frank Tripucka 34 QB 14 11 3-7-0 167 344 48.5 1690 10 2.9 21 6.1 87 4.9 2.7 10.1 120.7 47.3 1 1
16 George Herring 27 P/qb 14 3 0-4-0 93 211 44.1 1160 5 2.4 22 10.4 54 5.5 1.3 12.5 82.9 30.0 0 1
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 4 8 50.0 136 2 25.0 0 0.0 52 17.0 22.0 34.0 13.6 135.4
34 Donnie Stone* 24 HB 14 0 1 2 50.0 18 1 50.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 19.0 18.0 1.3 120.8
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 26 SE 14 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0
42 Al Frazier 26 FL/KR/PR 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 3-11-0 265 568 46.7 3004 18 3.2 45 7.9 87 5.3 2.4 11.3 214.6 40.6 1 2
Opp Total 14 194 433 44.8 3060 30 6.9 26 6.0 7.1 5.75 15.8 218.6 66.9 33 275 6.0 4.8 7.1

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
34 Donnie Stone* 24 HB 14 0 127 505 4 34 4.0 36.1 9.1 38 344 9.1 4 37 2.7 24.6 849 8 3
33 Fred Bukaty 25 FB 14 0 76 187 5 45 2.5 13.4 5.4 14 94 6.7 0 13 1.0 6.7 281 5 3
42 Al Frazier 26 FL/KR/PR 14 0 23 110 0 43 4.8 7.9 1.6 47 799 17.0 6 87 3.4 57.1 909 6 9
22 Dave Ames 24 7 0 19 114 0 26 6.0 16.3 2.7 6 20 3.3 0 9 0.9 2.9 134 0 2
36 James Stinnette 23 14 0 18 8 0 9 0.4 0.6 1.3 11 58 5.3 1 15 0.8 4.1 66 1 1
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 18 51 0 15 2.8 5.1 1.8 8 110 13.8 2 69 0.8 11.0 161 2 2
40 Al Carmichael 33 6 0 15 24 0 8 1.6 4.0 2.5 5 23 4.6 0 14 0.8 3.8 47 0 4
16 George Herring 27 P/qb 14 3 15 74 2 20 4.9 5.3 1.1 74 2 4
72 Jerry Sturm 25 14 0 8 31 0 9 3.9 2.2 0.6 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0.1 -0.1 30 0 1
20 Jerry Traynham 22 k 2 0 6 12 0 8 2.0 6.0 3.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.5 -0.5 11 0 0
18 Frank Tripucka 34 QB 14 11 4 -8 0 0 -2.0 -0.6 0.3 -8 0 3
22 Buddy Allen 24 1 0 3 -4 0 2 -1.3 -4.0 3.0 -4 0 1
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 26 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 100 1176 11.8 4 52 7.1 84.0 1176 4 0
88 Gene Prebola 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 349 12.0 1 54 2.1 24.9 349 1 0
84 Jack Hill 29 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 33 8.3 0 15 0.3 2.4 33 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 332 1104 11 45 3.3 78.9 23.7 265 3004 11.3 18 87 18.9 214.6 4108 29 33
Opp Total 14 435 1633 17 3.8 116.6 31.1 194 2785 14.4 30 13.9 198.9 4418 47 25

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
42 Al Frazier 26 FL/KR/PR 14 0 18 231 1 55 12.8 18 504 1 90 28.0 1644
40 Al Carmichael 33 6 0 7 58 0 29 8.3 16 310 0 31 19.4 415
22 Dave Ames 24 7 0 2 17 0 13 8.5 12 240 0 30 20.0 391
34 Donnie Stone* 24 HB 14 0 9 215 0 76 23.9 1064
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 4 120 0 30 30.0 282
41 Bob McNamara 30 LCB 14 0 4 17 0 9 4.3 17
33 Fred Bukaty 25 FB 14 0 3 41 0 20 13.7 322
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 23 RS 14 0 1 34 0 34 34.0 34
84 Jack Hill 29 K 14 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 56
88 Gene Prebola 23 TE 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 357
36 James Stinnette 23 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 72
Team Total 25.8 14 32 324 1 55 10.1 66 1501 1 90 22.7 5933
Opp Total 14 25 368 2 14.7 42 720 0 17.1

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
16 George Herring 27 P/qb 14 3 80 3149 63 0 39.4
84 Jack Hill 29 K 14 0 3 2 5 2 1 1 5 1 15 5 33.3% 16 16 100.0%
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 10 3 30.0% 11 11 100.0%
Team Total 25.8 14 4 3 7 3 4 2 7 3 25 8 32.0% 27 27 100.0% 80 3149 63 0 39.4
Opp Total 14 26 13 50.0% 55 51 92.7% 77 3142 40.8

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
42 Al Frazier 26 FL/KR/PR 14 0 0 9 0 0 0
15 Phil Nugent 22 LS 12 0 7 77 0 30 0
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 23 RS 14 0 6 76 0 38 0
45 Jim McMillin 22 RCB 14 0 5 56 0 26 0
40 Al Carmichael 33 6 0 0 4 0 0 0
16 George Herring 27 P/qb 14 3 0 4 0 0 0
33 Fred Bukaty 25 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
53 Bob Hudson 31 LLB 14 0 3 16 0 13 0
41 Bob McNamara 30 LCB 14 0 3 85 0 34 0
34 Donnie Stone* 24 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
18 Frank Tripucka 34 QB 14 11 0 3 0 0 0
22 Dave Ames 24 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
36 James Stinnette 23 14 0 1 40 0 40 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Buddy Allen 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Pat Lamberti 24 7 0 1 5 0 5 0
72 Jerry Sturm 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 26 355 0 40 0 0 33 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 33 25 11 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
42 Al Frazier 26 FL/KR/PR 14 0 6 1 1 8 1 50
34 Donnie Stone* 24 HB 14 0 4 4 8 48
33 Fred Bukaty 25 FB 14 0 5 5 1 32
21 Gene Mingo 23 10 0 2 2 11 3 32
84 Jack Hill 29 K 14 0 16 5 31
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 26 SE 14 0 4 4 24
16 George Herring 27 P/qb 14 3 2 2 12
88 Gene Prebola 23 TE 14 0 1 1 1 8
61 Chuck Gavin 28 RDE 8 0 1 1 6
36 James Stinnette 23 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 11 18 1 1 1 32 3 27 8 1 249
Opp Total 14 17 30 2 1 5 51 13 2 432