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1961 Boston Patriots

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 1.4, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 413 points (29.5/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 313 points (22.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 100 points (7.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Lou Saban (2-3-0) and Mike Holovak (7-1-1)

Stadium: Nickerson Field
 Training Camp: University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
Head Coach/General Manager Mike Holovak
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 413 4214 842 5.0 30 9 25 238 206 420 2539 29 21 5.6 120 389 1675 14 4.3 93
Team Defense 313 4123 873 4.7 42 20 20 243 241 479 3082 27 22 5.9 151 350 1041 9 3.0 72
Lg Rank Offense 2 4 1 1 5 7 5 2 1 4 6 4 6 2
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 6 2 7 6 8 6 8 5 2 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 9 boxscore L 0-1 New York Titans 20 21 14 217 86 131 2 15 276 183 93 3
2 Sat September 16 boxscore W 1-1 Denver Broncos 45 17 19 392 346 46 1 10 270 201 69 4
3 Sat September 23 boxscore W 2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 23 21 15 329 163 166 2 14 175 112 63 2
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-2 @ New York Titans 30 37 11 239 159 80 2 26 353 196 157 3
5 Sat October 7 boxscore L 2-3 San Diego Chargers 27 38 17 253 148 105 3 19 399 315 84 3
6 Fri October 13 boxscore T 2-3-1 Houston Oilers 31 31 20 383 254 129 2 25 540 448 92 2
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 3-3-1 Buffalo Bills 52 21 18 437 202 235 2 23 275 224 51 5
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ Dallas Texans 18 17 17 312 168 144 2 16 236 169 67 1
9 Fri November 3 boxscore W 5-3-1 Dallas Texans 28 21 19 229 145 84 2 17 364 300 64 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Houston Oilers 15 27 16 252 208 44 3 19 346 177 169 2
11 Fri November 17 boxscore W 6-4-1 Oakland Raiders 20 17 14 225 131 94 2 15 203 164 39 2
13 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-4-1 @ Denver Broncos 28 24 11 244 173 71 2 19 281 217 64 4
13 Sat December 9 boxscore W 8-4-1 @ Oakland Raiders 35 21 29 407 200 207 2 14 213 186 27 2
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-4-1 @ San Diego Chargers 41 0 18 295 156 139 3 11 192 190 2 6

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
11 Butch Songin 37 qb 14 6 3-2-1 98 212 46.2 1429 14 6.6 9 4.2 58 6.7 6.2 14.6 102.1 73.0 2 1
15 Babe Parilli 31 QB 14 8 6-2-0 104 198 52.5 1314 13 6.6 9 4.5 53 6.6 5.9 12.6 93.9 76.5 2 2
14 Tom Yewcic 29 P 14 0 3 8 37.5 25 1 12.5 2 25.0 18 3.1 -5.6 8.3 1.8 46.4
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
20 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K/SE 14 0 1 1 100.0 27 1 100.0 0 0.0 27 27.0 47.0 27.0 1.9 158.3
Team Total 25.7 14 9-4-1 206 420 49.0 2795 29 6.9 21 5.0 58 6.7 5.8 13.6 199.6 72.9 4 3
Opp Total 14 241 479 50.3 3490 27 5.6 22 4.6 7.3 6.35 14.5 249.3 74.0 44 408 5.9 5.0 8.4

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
32 Billy Lott 27 FB 14 0 100 461 5 38 4.6 32.9 7.1 32 333 10.4 6 47 2.3 23.8 794 11 3
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 82 260 2 43 3.2 18.6 5.9 13 115 8.8 0 45 0.9 8.2 375 2 3
40 Larry Garron* 24 KR 14 0 69 389 2 85 5.6 27.8 4.9 24 341 14.2 3 51 1.7 24.4 730 5 5
30 Jim Crawford 26 10 0 41 148 0 34 3.6 14.8 4.1 9 85 9.4 0 25 0.9 8.5 233 0 1
15 Babe Parilli 31 QB 14 8 38 183 4 24 4.8 13.1 2.7 183 4 2
24 Mel West 22 4 0 26 90 0 31 3.5 22.5 6.5 5 42 8.4 0 18 1.3 10.5 132 0 1
14 Tom Yewcic 29 P 14 0 11 51 1 13 4.6 3.6 0.8 6 56 9.3 0 46 0.4 4.0 107 1 0
44 Gerhard Schwedes 23 5 0 10 14 0 5 1.4 2.8 2.0 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.2 4.2 35 0 2
11 Butch Songin 37 qb 14 6 8 39 0 11 4.9 2.8 0.6 39 0 4
81 Jim Colclough 25 FL 14 0 3 37 0 16 12.3 2.6 0.2 42 757 18.0 9 58 3.0 54.1 794 9 1
31 Clyde Washington 23 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 1
20 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K/SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 768 17.1 8 53 3.2 54.9 768 8 1
45 Thomas Stephens 26 TE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 186 9.8 2 31 2.1 20.7 186 2 0
24 Joe Johnson 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 82 9.1 1 21 1.5 13.7 82 1 0
34 Chuck Shonta 24 RCB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.1 9 0 0
Team Total 25.7 14 389 1675 14 85 4.3 119.6 27.8 206 2795 13.6 29 58 14.7 199.6 4470 43 25
Opp Total 14 350 1041 9 3.0 74.4 25.0 241 3082 12.8 27 17.2 220.1 4123 36 36

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
33 Fred Bruney* 30 PR/RS 14 0 23 109 0 11 4.7 109
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 8 128 0 62 16.0 15 401 1 91 26.7 904
40 Larry Garron* 24 KR 14 0 16 438 1 89 27.4 1168
24 Mel West 22 4 0 7 191 0 37 27.3 323
76 Charley Long 23 LT 14 0 4 24 0 11 6.0 24
41 Walter Beach 26 12 0 2 38 0 20 19.0 38
54 Walt Cudzik 29 C 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
32 Billy Lott 27 FB 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 802
23 Ray Ratkowski 22 1 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
44 Gerhard Schwedes 23 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 35
45 Thomas Stephens 26 TE 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 192
48 Don Webb 22 LCB 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Team Total 25.7 14 32 245 0 62 7.7 49 1136 2 91 23.2 5851
Opp Total 14 12 198 1 16.5 53 1255 1 23.7

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 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K/SE 14 0 3 3 7 3 14 9 8 2 32 17 53.1% 50 48 96.0%
14 Tom Yewcic 29 P 14 0 64 2406 64 2 37.6
Team Total 25.7 14 3 3 7 3 14 9 8 2 32 17 53.1% 50 48 96.0% 64 2406 64 2 37.6
Opp Total 14 23 9 39.1% 40 40 100.0% 71 2890 40.7

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
89 Bob Dee* 28 LDE 14 14 0 0 5 0 0
40 Larry Garron* 24 KR 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
31 Clyde Washington 23 14 0 4 45 0 33 0 0 1 0 0 0
48 Don Webb 22 LCB 14 0 5 153 2 59 0
53 Tom Addison*+ 25 LLB 14 0 4 17 0 10 0
11 Butch Songin 37 qb 14 6 0 4 0 0 0
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
32 Billy Lott 27 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
33 Fred Bruney* 30 PR/RS 14 0 2 20 0 12 0
23 Ron Hall 24 LS 9 0 2 12 0 12 0
15 Babe Parilli 31 QB 14 8 0 2 0 0 1
51 Frank Robotti 22 12 0 2 18 0 11 0
44 Gerhard Schwedes 23 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
41 Walter Beach 26 12 0 1 37 0 37 0
20 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K/SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jim Colclough 25 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jim Crawford 26 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Rommie Loudd 28 RLB 13 0 1 12 0 12 0
23 Ray Ratkowski 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Chuck Shonta 24 RCB 8 0 1 12 0 12 0
24 Mel West 22 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 14 22 326 2 59 0 0 25 5 0 3
Opp Total 14 33 36 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
20 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K/SE 14 0 8 8 48 17 147
32 Billy Lott 27 FB 14 0 5 6 11 66
81 Jim Colclough 25 FL 14 0 9 9 54
40 Larry Garron* 24 KR 14 0 2 3 1 6 36
15 Babe Parilli 31 QB 14 8 4 1 5 1 32
48 Don Webb 22 LCB 14 0 1 2 1 4 24
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 2 1 3 18
45 Thomas Stephens 26 TE 9 0 2 1 3 18
24 Joe Johnson 32 6 0 1 1 6
61 Leroy Moore 26 14 0 1 1 6
14 Tom Yewcic 29 P 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 14 14 29 2 3 2 2 52 1 48 17 413
Opp Total 14 9 27 1 1 1 1 40 9 313