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1961 New York Titans

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.6, Offense: -2.5, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 390 points (27.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -89 points (-6.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-9.1.

Coach: Sammy Baugh (7-7-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Harry Wismer
General Manager Steve Sebo
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 301 4065 927 4.4 52 20 21 247 204 460 2387 20 32 4.8 126 426 1678 17 3.9 100
Team Defense 390 4677 907 5.2 46 21 21 242 211 462 2797 26 25 5.7 121 414 1880 20 4.5 100
Lg Rank Offense 5 5 7 7 2 3 6 3 7 5 4 3 4 4
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 3 1 6 5 6 5 5 3 6 7 7 7

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 W 1-0 @ Boston Patriots 21 20 15 276 183 93 3 14 217 86 131 2
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 31 41 22 316 250 66 4 15 288 120 168 3
3 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-1 Denver Broncos 35 28 13 203 95 108 3 18 286 223 63 2
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-1 Boston Patriots 37 30 26 353 196 157 3 11 239 159 80 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-2 San Diego Chargers 10 25 14 202 140 62 5 19 422 299 123 5
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-3 @ Denver Broncos 10 27 17 359 281 78 6 20 338 205 133 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-3 @ Oakland Raiders 14 6 16 287 77 210 1 9 137 32 105 3
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 4-4 @ San Diego Chargers 13 48 16 201 111 90 6 17 353 169 184 4
9 Sat November 11 boxscore W 5-4 Oakland Raiders 23 12 19 353 188 165 6 15 310 179 131 6
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 5-5 @ Houston Oilers 13 49 25 347 240 107 4 24 555 407 148 1
11 Thu November 23 boxscore W 6-5 Buffalo Bills 21 14 12 216 157 59 2 22 277 214 63 3
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-5 Dallas Texans 28 7 16 393 266 127 2 16 357 271 86 7
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 7-6 Houston Oilers 21 48 17 304 152 152 3 26 573 307 266 1
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 7-7 @ Dallas Texans 24 35 19 255 51 204 4 16 325 126 199 4

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
12 Al Dorow* 32 QB 14 14 7-7-0 197 438 45.0 2651 19 4.3 30 6.8 68 6.1 3.8 13.5 189.4 50.7 1 2
19 Bob Scrabis 25 11 0 7 21 33.3 82 1 4.8 2 9.5 35 3.9 0.6 11.7 7.5 22.4
45 Dick Christy 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.0 14 7-7-0 204 460 44.3 2733 20 4.3 32 7.0 68 5.9 3.7 13.4 195.2 49.3 1 2
Opp Total 14 211 462 45.7 3044 26 5.6 25 5.4 6.6 5.28 14.4 217.4 63.8 31 247 5.7 4.4 6.3

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
31 Bill Mathis*+ 23 FB 14 0 202 846 7 30 4.2 60.4 14.4 12 42 3.5 1 14 0.9 3.0 888 8 3
45 Dick Christy 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 81 180 2 16 2.2 12.9 5.8 29 521 18.0 1 68 2.1 37.2 701 3 7
12 Al Dorow* 32 QB 14 14 54 317 4 40 5.9 22.6 3.9 317 4 10
25 Mel West 22 9 0 46 232 3 35 5.0 25.8 5.1 8 104 13.0 0 37 0.9 11.6 336 3 1
35 Bob Brooks 23 14 0 15 55 0 9 3.7 3.9 1.1 55 0 1
26 Dewey Bohling 23 5 0 13 19 0 9 1.5 3.8 2.6 3 34 11.3 0 27 0.6 6.8 53 0 0
27 Jim Apple 23 3 0 7 2 0 7 0.3 0.7 2.3 2 0 1
29 Bill Shockley 24 6 0 5 9 0 9 1.8 1.5 0.8 3 27 9.0 0 13 0.5 4.5 36 0 0
10 Bob Renn 27 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.2 0.1 18 268 14.9 1 67 1.5 22.3 282 1 1
20 Curley Johnson 26 P 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.1 2.7 35 0 0
19 Bob Scrabis 25 11 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 1 1
84 Art Powell 24 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 881 12.4 5 48 5.1 62.9 881 5 1
13 Don Maynard 26 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 629 14.6 8 45 3.1 44.9 629 8 1
88 Thurlow Cooper 28 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 208 13.9 4 35 1.1 14.9 208 4 0
62 Bob O'Neil 30 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -13 -13.0 0 -13 0.1 -0.9 -13 0 1
Team Total 26.0 14 426 1678 17 40 3.9 119.9 30.4 204 2733 13.4 20 68 14.6 195.2 4411 37 29
Opp Total 14 414 1880 20 4.5 134.3 29.6 211 2797 13.3 26 15.1 199.8 4677 46 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
45 Dick Christy 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 18 383 2 70 21.3 15 360 0 60 24.0 1444
29 Bill Shockley 24 6 0 2 6 0 3 3.0 10 223 0 37 22.3 265
10 Bob Renn 27 12 0 10 201 0 35 20.1 483
35 Bob Brooks 23 14 0 8 111 0 25 13.9 166
25 Mel West 22 9 0 2 51 0 45 25.5 6 115 0 0 19.2 502
20 Curley Johnson 26 P 12 0 5 84 0 21 16.8 119
27 Jim Apple 23 3 0 2 12 0 10 6.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 30
56 Roger Ellis 23 14 0 3 25 0 13 8.3 25
75 Tom Saidock 31 LDT 14 0 2 26 0 19 13.0 26
64 Ed Walsh 26 6 0 2 15 0 15 7.5 15
64 Tom Budrewicz 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
70 Gene Cockrell 27 RT 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
88 Thurlow Cooper 28 TE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 208
64 Jerry Fields 23 5 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
33 Paul Hynes 22 9 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
13 Don Maynard 26 FL 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 638
Team Total 26.0 14 26 463 2 70 17.8 66 1213 0 60 18.4 6087
Opp Total 14 20 284 0 14.2 51 1084 1 21.3

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 Curley Johnson 26 P 12 0 66 2821 70 0 42.7
72 Dick Guesman 23 K/RDT 14 0 6 2 4 1 3 1 2 1 15 5 33.3% 26 24 92.3%
29 Bill Shockley 24 6 0 5 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 42.9% 13 13 100.0%
20 Junior Wren 32 2 0 8 271 53 0 33.9
88 Thurlow Cooper 28 TE 14 0 1 1 0.0%
Team Total 26.0 14 11 3 5 2 4 2 3 1 23 8 34.8% 39 37 94.9% 74 3092 70 0 41.8
Opp Total 14 27 14 51.9% 48 46 95.8% 70 2968 42.4

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
12 Al Dorow* 32 QB 14 14 0 10 0 0 0
45 Dick Christy 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
29 Johnny Bookman 29 LCB 8 0 6 33 0 17 0
57 Hubert Bobo 27 MLB 14 0 4 57 0 26 0
23 Dick Felt* 28 LS 14 0 4 88 1 55 0
22 Lee Riley 29 RS 12 0 4 59 0 41 0
82 Ed Cooke 26 LLB 14 0 3 46 0 43 0
31 Bill Mathis*+ 23 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Dave Ames 24 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
27 Jim Apple 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Bob Brooks 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Roger Ellis 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Larry Grantham+ 23 RLB 11 0 1 30 0 30 0
13 Don Maynard 26 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
62 Bob O'Neil 30 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Dainard Paulson 24 RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
84 Art Powell 24 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
10 Bob Renn 27 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 Bob Scrabis 25 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 Mel West 22 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Junior Wren 32 2 0 1 2 0 2 0
Team Total 26.0 14 25 315 1 55 0 0 29 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 41 36 15

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Bill Mathis*+ 23 FB 14 0 7 1 8 48
13 Don Maynard 26 FL 14 0 8 8 48
72 Dick Guesman 23 K/RDT 14 0 24 5 39
45 Dick Christy 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 2 1 2 5 30
84 Art Powell 24 SE 14 0 5 5 30
88 Thurlow Cooper 28 TE 14 0 4 4 24
12 Al Dorow* 32 QB 14 14 4 4 24
29 Bill Shockley 24 6 0 13 3 22
25 Mel West 22 9 0 3 3 18
23 Dick Felt* 28 LS 14 0 1 1 6
10 Bob Renn 27 12 0 1 1 6
19 Bob Scrabis 25 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 17 20 2 1 40 37 8 301
Opp Total 14 20 26 1 2 46 14 390