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1961 Dallas Texans

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6-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (23.9/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 343 points (24.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of -9 points (-0.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-7.2.

Coach: Hank Stram (6-8-0)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
General Manager Jack Steadman
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 334 4759 862 5.5 45 18 13 247 177 399 2576 18 27 6.1 122 439 2183 23 5.0 112
Team Defense 343 4302 883 4.9 43 18 20 238 219 439 2777 20 25 5.9 129 410 1525 17 3.7 89
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 6 5 2 8 4 4 4 3 2 1 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 5 5 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# 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 San Diego Chargers 10 26 16 292 83 209 6 17 365 167 198 2
3 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-1 @ Oakland Raiders 42 35 21 462 273 189 2 17 307 215 92 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 Houston Oilers 26 21 27 528 130 398 15 353 249 104 5
5 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 19 12 18 230 39 191 1 19 271 214 57 6
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-2 @ Buffalo Bills 24 27 11 193 164 29 3 15 362 197 165 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-3 @ Houston Oilers 7 38 13 296 170 126 2 23 475 315 160
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-4 Boston Patriots 17 18 16 236 169 67 1 17 312 168 144 2
9 Fri November 3 boxscore L 3-5 @ Boston Patriots 21 28 17 364 300 64 3 19 229 145 84 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-6 Buffalo Bills 20 30 16 280 195 85 6 15 169 69 100 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-7 @ San Diego Chargers 14 24 17 288 180 108 3 13 338 335 3 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 4-7 Oakland Raiders 43 11 20 495 211 284 4 14 254 187 67 5
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 4-8 @ New York Titans 7 28 16 357 271 86 7 16 393 266 127 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 5-8 Denver Broncos 49 21 23 413 265 148 3 19 219 199 20 5
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 6-8 New York Titans 35 24 16 325 126 199 4 19 255 51 204 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P/QB 14 12 5-7-0 151 330 45.8% 2445 17 5.2 23 7.0 71 7.4 5.3 16.2 174.6 59.2 1 1
15 Randy Duncan 24 qb 14 2 1-1-0 25 67 37.3% 361 1 1.5 3 4.5 47 5.4 3.7 14.4 25.8 41.9
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB/KR 14 0 1 2 50.0% 9 0 0.0 1 50.0 9 4.5 -18.0 9.0 0.6 22.9
Team Total 25.1 14 6-8-0 177 399 44.4% 2815 18 4.5 27 6.8 71 7.1 4.9 15.9 201.1 55.3 1 1
Opp Total 14 219 439 49.9% 3077 20 4.6 25 5.7 7.0 5.36 14.1 219.8 64.3 34 300 5.9 4.3 7.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
28 Abner Haynes* 24 HB/PR 14 0 179 841 9 59 4.7 60.1 12.8 34 558 16.4 3 69 2.4 39.9 1399 12 11
32 Bo Dickinson 26 14 0 71 263 3 65 3.7 18.8 5.1 14 209 14.9 2 48 1.0 14.9 472 5 0
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB/KR 14 0 65 386 3 49 5.9 27.6 4.6 13 171 13.2 2 52 0.9 12.2 557 5 3
42 Johnny Robinson 23 FL 14 0 52 200 2 45 3.8 14.3 3.7 35 601 17.2 5 71 2.5 42.9 801 7 1
30 Jack Spikes 24 K 6 0 39 334 5 74 8.6 55.7 6.5 8 136 17.0 0 46 1.3 22.7 470 5 1
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P/QB 14 12 21 123 1 40 5.9 8.8 1.5 123 1 7
33 Billy Pricer 27 6 0 5 13 0 5 2.6 2.2 0.8 2 21 10.5 0 11 0.3 3.5 34 0 0
15 Randy Duncan 24 qb 14 2 5 42 0 19 8.4 3.0 0.4 42 0 3
88 Chris Burford* 23 SE 14 0 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -0.9 0.1 51 850 16.7 5 54 3.6 60.7 837 5 1
65 Jon Gilliam* 23 C 14 14 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 0 0
81 Max Boydston 29 TE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 167 13.9 1 24 1.1 15.2 167 1 0
80 Tony Romeo 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 89 12.7 0 20 0.5 6.4 89 0 0
82 Charlie Barnes 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.3 3.3 13 0 1
Team Total 25.1 14 439 2183 23 74 5.0 155.9 31.4 177 2815 15.9 18 71 12.6 201.1 4998 41 30
Opp Total 14 410 1525 17 3.7 108.9 29.3 219 2777 12.7 20 15.6 198.4 4302 37 31

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
28 Abner Haynes* 24 HB/PR 14 0 19 196 0 44 10.3 8 270 1 88 33.8 1865
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB/KR 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 24 645 0 53 26.9 1204
45 Dave Grayson 22 RCB 13 0 16 453 0 73 28.3 453
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 24 MLB 14 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
42 Johnny Robinson 23 FL 14 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 805
65 Jon Gilliam* 23 C 14 14 1 23 0 23 23.0 17
Paul Hynes 22 1 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
75 Jerry Mays 22 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
86 Paul Miller 31 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Billy Pricer 27 6 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 53
35 Smokey Stover 23 RLB 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 25.1 14 25 207 0 44 8.3 53 1465 1 88 27.6 6670
Opp Total 14 19 171 0 9.0 65 1249 1 19.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P/QB 14 12 1 1 2 0.0%% 20 20 100.0%% 62 2479 62 1 40.0
30 Jack Spikes 24 K 6 0 5 2 4 2 4 13 4 30.8%% 14 10 71.4%%
3 Ben Agajanian 42 k 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 1 1 9 3 33.3%% 7 7 100.0%%
Team Total 25.1 14 7 2 6 4 4 6 1 1 24 7 29.2%% 41 37 90.2%% 62 2479 62 1 40.0
Opp Total 14 31 12 38.7%% 38 37 97.4%% 64 2624 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
28 Abner Haynes* 24 HB/PR 14 0 0 11 0 0 0
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P/QB 14 12 0 7 0 0 0
21 Dave Webster*+ 24 RS 14 0 5 50 0 15 0
48 Duane Wood 24 LCB 14 0 4 31 0 31 0
15 Randy Duncan 24 qb 14 2 0 3 0 0 0
45 Dave Grayson 22 RCB 13 0 3 99 1 99 0
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB/KR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Doyle Nix 28 LS 11 0 3 58 0 25 0
35 Smokey Stover 23 RLB 14 0 3 45 0 36 0
18 Don Flynn 27 6 0 2 9 0 9 0
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 24 MLB 14 0 2 89 2 56 0
75 Jerry Mays 22 14 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Charlie Barnes 24 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Chris Burford* 23 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Ted Greene 29 14 0 1 30 0 30 0
55 E.J. Holub* 23 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
86 Paul Miller 31 LDE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson 23 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jack Spikes 24 K 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 25 418 3 99 0 0 30 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 24 31 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
28 Abner Haynes* 24 HB/PR 14 0 9 3 1 13 78
30 Jack Spikes 24 K 6 0 5 5 1 10 4 54
42 Johnny Robinson 23 FL 14 0 2 5 7 42
32 Bo Dickinson 26 14 0 3 2 5 2 34
88 Chris Burford* 23 SE 14 0 5 5 30
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB/KR 14 0 3 2 5 30
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P/QB 14 12 1 1 20 26
3 Ben Agajanian 42 k 3 0 7 3 16
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 24 MLB 14 0 2 2 12
81 Max Boydston 29 TE 11 0 1 1 6
45 Dave Grayson 22 RCB 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.1 14 23 18 1 3 45 3 37 7 334
Opp Total 14 17 20 1 4 1 37 12 343

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-10 SDG L, 10-26 4 74 rush Jack Spikes 74 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
2 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 1 47 pass Abner Haynes 47 yard pass from Randy Duncan (Jack Spikes kick)
3 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 2 31 pass Chris Burford 31 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
4 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 3 69 pass Johnny Robinson 69 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
5 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 3 30 rush Jack Spikes 30 yard rush
6 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 4 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
7 1961-09-24 @ OAK W, 42-35 4 13 rush Johnny Robinson 13 yard rush (two point run successful)
8 1961-10-01 HOU W, 26-21 1 31 rush Jack Spikes 31 yard rush
9 1961-10-01 HOU W, 26-21 2 2 rush Jack Spikes 2 yard rush
10 1961-10-01 HOU W, 26-21 2 24 rush Abner Haynes 24 yard rush (two point pass successful)
11 1961-10-01 HOU W, 26-21 4 73 rush Jack Spikes 73 yard rush (run failed)
12 1961-10-08 @ DEN W, 19-12 1 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush
13 1961-10-08 @ DEN W, 19-12 2 24 pass Chris Burford 24 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
14 1961-10-15 @ BUF L, 24-27 4 69 pass Abner Haynes 69 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
15 1961-10-15 @ BUF L, 24-27 4 3 rush Abner Haynes 3 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
16 1961-10-15 @ BUF L, 24-27 4 87 kickoff Abner Haynes 87 yard kickoff return (Jack Spikes kick)
17 1961-10-22 @ HOU L, 7-38 1 42 pass Chris Burford 42 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
18 1961-10-29 BOS L, 17-18 3 10 pass Max Boydston 10 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1961-10-29 BOS L, 17-18 4 24 pass Chris Burford 24 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1961-11-03 @ BOS L, 21-28 1 42 pass Chris Burford 42 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1961-11-03 @ BOS L, 21-28 2 3 rush Abner Haynes 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1961-11-03 @ BOS L, 21-28 3 40 pass Bo Dickinson 40 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1961-11-12 BUF L, 20-30 2 14 pass Johnny Robinson 14 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1961-11-12 BUF L, 20-30 2 52 pass Frank Jackson 52 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1961-11-19 @ SDG L, 14-24 3 1 rush Cotton Davidson 1 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
26 1961-11-19 @ SDG L, 14-24 4 34 pass Johnny Robinson 34 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
27 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 1 30 pass Johnny Robinson 30 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
28 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 1 66 pass Abner Haynes 66 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
29 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 2 5 rush Abner Haynes 5 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
30 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 3 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
31 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 3 33 rush Abner Haynes 33 yard rush (two point pass successful)
32 1961-11-26 OAK W, 43-11 3 27 rush Abner Haynes 27 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
33 1961-12-03 @ NYT L, 7-28 3 6 pass Bo Dickinson 6 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
34 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 1 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
35 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 2 45 pass Johnny Robinson 45 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
36 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 2 49 rush Frank Jackson 49 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
37 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 3 8 rush Frank Jackson 8 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
38 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 3 20 pass Frank Jackson 20 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
39 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 4 30 rush Frank Jackson 30 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
40 1961-12-10 DEN W, 49-21 4 31 interception Sherrill Headrick 31 yard interception return (Cotton Davidson kick)
41 1961-12-17 NYT W, 35-24 1 99 interception Dave Grayson 99 yard interception return (Cotton Davidson kick)
42 1961-12-17 NYT W, 35-24 1 4 rush Abner Haynes 4 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
43 1961-12-17 NYT W, 35-24 2 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
44 1961-12-17 NYT W, 35-24 2 56 lateral Sherrill Headrick 56 yard lateral return (Cotton Davidson kick)
45 1961-12-17 NYT W, 35-24 3 6 rush Johnny Robinson 6 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-10 SDG W, 26-10 1 87 rush Paul Lowe 87 yard rush
2 1961-09-10 SDG W, 26-10 4 1 rush Bob Laraba 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
3 1961-09-10 SDG W, 26-10 4 59 rush Bo Roberson 59 yard rush (George Blair kick)
4 1961-09-24 @ OAK L, 35-42 2 4 rush Wayne Crow 4 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
5 1961-09-24 @ OAK L, 35-42 2 8 pass Charlie Hardy 8 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
6 1961-09-24 @ OAK L, 35-42 3 1 rush Tom Flores 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
7 1961-09-24 @ OAK L, 35-42 4 28 pass Bob Coolbaugh 28 yard pass from Tom Flores (two point pass successful)
8 1961-10-01 HOU L, 21-26 1 70 pass Billy Cannon 70 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
9 1961-10-01 HOU L, 21-26 4 6 pass Bill Groman 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1961-10-01 HOU L, 21-26 4 63 pass Charley Hennigan 63 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
11 1961-10-08 @ DEN L, 12-19 4 12 pass Al Frazier 12 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (run failed)
12 1961-10-08 @ DEN L, 12-19 4 22 pass Lionel Taylor 22 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (pass failed)
13 1961-10-15 @ BUF W, 27-24 2 1 rush M.C. Reynolds 1 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
14 1961-10-15 @ BUF W, 27-24 3 76 pass Glenn Bass 76 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Billy Atkins kick)
15 1961-10-15 @ BUF W, 27-24 4 19 fumble Richie Lucas 19 yard fumble return (Billy Atkins kick)
16 1961-10-22 @ HOU W, 38-7 2 66 pass Charley Hennigan 66 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1961-10-22 @ HOU W, 38-7 2 18 pass Billy Cannon 18 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
18 1961-10-22 @ HOU W, 38-7 2 18 pass Bill Groman 18 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1961-10-22 @ HOU W, 38-7 4 17 rush Claude King 17 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1961-10-22 @ HOU W, 38-7 4 80 pass Bill Groman 80 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
21 1961-10-29 BOS W, 18-17 2 40 fumble Don Webb 40 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1961-10-29 BOS W, 18-17 4 4 pass Joe Johnson 4 yard pass from Butch Songin (two point run successful)
23 1961-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-21 1 14 pass Jim Colclough 14 yard pass from Butch Songin (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1961-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-21 1 7 pass Gino Cappelletti 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1961-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-21 3 1 fumble Babe Parilli 1 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1961-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-21 3 91 kickoff Ron Burton 91 yard kickoff return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1961-11-12 BUF W, 30-20 2 1 rush Johnny Green 1 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
28 1961-11-12 BUF W, 30-20 4 2 rush Dewey Bohling 2 yard rush (run failed)
29 1961-11-12 BUF W, 30-20 4 3 rush Wray Carlton 3 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
30 1961-11-12 BUF W, 30-20 4 0 fumble Chuck Muelhaupt 0 yard fumble return (Billy Atkins kick)
31 1961-11-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 2 61 pass Dave Kocourek 61 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
32 1961-11-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 2 61 interception Bob Laraba 61 yard interception return (George Blair kick)
33 1961-11-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 4 53 pass Bob Scarpitto 53 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
34 1961-11-26 OAK L, 11-43 4 1 rush Nick Papac 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
35 1961-12-03 @ NYT W, 28-7 2 7 pass Art Powell 7 yard pass from Al Dorow (Dick Guesman kick)
36 1961-12-03 @ NYT W, 28-7 2 1 rush Dick Christy 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
37 1961-12-03 @ NYT W, 28-7 3 2 rush Dick Christy 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
38 1961-12-03 @ NYT W, 28-7 4 40 rush Al Dorow 40 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
39 1961-12-10 DEN L, 21-49 2 7 pass Donnie Stone 7 yard pass from George Herring (Gene Mingo kick)
40 1961-12-10 DEN L, 21-49 4 23 blocked punt Chuck Gavin 23 yard blocked punt return (Gene Mingo kick)
41 1961-12-10 DEN L, 21-49 4 18 pass Al Frazier 18 yard pass from Donnie Stone (Gene Mingo kick)
42 1961-12-17 NYT L, 24-35 2 1 rush Bob Scrabis 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
43 1961-12-17 NYT L, 24-35 2 24 rush Mel West 24 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
44 1961-12-17 NYT L, 24-35 2 7 rush Mel West 7 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)