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1962 New York Titans

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -2.3, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 278 points (19.9/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 423 points (30.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -145 points (-10.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-10.2.

Coach: Bulldog Turner (5-9-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: East Stroudsburg State (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Harry Wismer
General Manager George Sauer Sr.
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 278 3955 876 4.5 55 20 15 206 242 505 2742 20 35 4.9 131 317 1213 9 3.8 60
Team Defense 423 4612 905 5.1 45 16 28 253 194 417 2606 28 29 5.8 122 452 2006 19 4.4 103
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 7 6 7 2 4 6 6 7 8 8 8 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 6 4 8 3 3 7 4 3 7 7 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Oakland Raiders 28 17 13 424 261 163 5 20 313 129 184 3
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 40 20 248 165 83 6 13 297 187 110 2
3 Sat September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 6 12 235 151 84 2 16 327 155 172 7
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-2 Denver Broncos 10 32 11 244 166 78 4 16 333 273 60 4
5 Sat October 6 boxscore L 2-3 Boston Patriots 14 43 13 373 325 48 4 16 355 238 117
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-4 @ Houston Oilers 17 56 12 140 93 47 6 24 437 252 185 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-5 @ Dallas Texans 17 20 13 276 178 98 3 22 342 205 137 2
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-5 San Diego Chargers 23 3 13 345 275 70 2 10 183 145 38 6
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-5 Oakland Raiders 31 21 24 405 242 163 4 12 200 167 33 3
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-6 Dallas Texans 31 52 16 242 189 53 6 23 337 111 226 3
12 Thu November 22 boxscore W 5-6 @ Denver Broncos 46 45 25 381 268 113 4 19 294 179 115 4
12 Fri November 30 boxscore L 5-7 @ Boston Patriots 17 24 13 273 209 64 12 341 171 170 2
13 Sat December 8 boxscore L 5-8 Buffalo Bills 3 20 11 207 180 27 3 23 392 151 241 4
14 Sat December 15 boxscore L 5-9 Houston Oilers 10 44 9 162 40 122 6 27 461 243 218 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 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3-5-0 128 258 49.6 1741 10 3.9 18 7.0 63 6.7 4.4 13.6 158.3 55.4 2 2
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 1-3-0 57 126 45.2 855 8 6.3 8 6.3 86 6.8 5.2 15.0 106.9 62.8
11 Butch Songin 38 qb 7 2 1-1-0 42 90 46.7 442 2 2.2 7 7.8 64 4.9 1.9 10.5 63.1 36.4
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 15 22 68.2 123 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 5.6 5.6 8.2 20.5 82.2
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
19 Bob Scrabis 26 6 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0
30 Dean Look 25 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.1 14 5-9-0 242 505 47.9 3161 20 4.0 35 6.9 86 6.3 3.9 13.1 225.8 52.4 2 2
Opp Total 14 194 417 46.5 2929 28 6.7 29 7.0 7.0 5.24 15.1 209.2 63.5 36 323 5.8 4.1 7.9

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
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 114 535 3 47 4.7 38.2 8.1 62 538 8.7 3 41 4.4 38.4 1073 6 8
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 71 245 3 41 3.5 22.3 6.5 6 32 5.3 0 14 0.5 2.9 277 3 1
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 31 43 0 25 1.4 3.9 2.8 13 108 8.3 0 19 1.2 9.8 151 0 6
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 26 114 0 25 4.4 8.1 1.9 14 62 4.4 0 12 1.0 4.4 176 0 3
41 Charlie Flowers 25 4 0 21 78 0 14 3.7 19.5 5.3 7 55 7.9 0 14 1.8 13.8 133 0 0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 17 35 3 8 2.1 3.2 1.5 35 3 6
25 Mel West 23 3 0 9 16 0 7 1.8 5.3 3.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.3 0.3 17 0 3
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 8 62 0 18 7.8 7.8 1.0 62 0 5
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 6 33 0 14 5.5 5.5 1.0 33 0 3
Bobby Fowler 22 1 0 5 27 0 15 5.4 27.0 5.0 27 0 0
11 Butch Songin 38 qb 7 2 4 11 0 10 2.8 1.6 0.6 11 0 0
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 1.7 1.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 1.0 8 0 0
30 Dean Look 25 1 0 2 9 0 8 4.5 9.0 2.0 9 0 0
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 1130 17.7 8 80 4.6 80.7 1130 8 1
13 Don Maynard 27 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 1041 18.6 8 86 4.0 74.4 1041 8 0
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 122 10.2 1 25 0.9 8.7 122 1 0
80 Perry Richards 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 69 11.5 0 22 0.4 4.9 69 0 1
Team Total 26.1 14 317 1213 9 47 3.8 86.6 22.6 242 3161 13.1 20 86 17.3 225.8 4374 29 39
Opp Total 14 452 2006 19 4.4 143.3 32.3 194 2606 13.4 28 13.9 186.1 4612 47 30

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* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 15 250 2 73 16.7 38 824 0 43 21.7 2147
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 9 47 0 20 5.2 22 462 0 40 21.0 660
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 4 72 0 23 18.0 80
25 Mel West 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 131 0 68 43.7 148
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 3 73 0 32 24.3 73
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 125
62 Sid Fournet 30 RG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 190
Team Total 26.1 14 25 297 2 73 11.9 73 1579 0 68 21.6 6250
Opp Total 14 30 295 0 9.8 46 1194 1 26.0

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
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 4 3 5 4 8 5 8 1 1 26 13 50.0% 30 29 96.7%
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 50 1998 63 0 40.0
2 Billy Atkins 28 LS 7 0 22 969 63 1 44.0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3 121 55 0 40.3
77 Dick Guesman 24 RDT 7 0 1 1 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
40 Dainard Paulson 25 LCB 14 0 3 113 48 0 37.7
Team Total 26.1 14 4 3 5 4 8 5 8 1 2 27 13 48.1% 32 31 96.9% 78 3201 63 1 41.0
Opp Total 14 31 21 67.7% 51 46 90.2% 70 2653 37.9

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
22 Lee Riley 30 RS 14 0 11 122 0 30 0
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 0 6 0 0 0
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 0 6 0 0 0
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 0 5 0 0 0
2 Billy Atkins 28 LS 7 0 4 30 0 17 0
26 Wayne Fontes 22 9 0 4 145 1 83 0
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
40 Dainard Paulson 25 LCB 14 0 3 0 0 0 0
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Mel West 23 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
60 Larry Grantham*+ 24 RLB 14 0 2 2 0 2 0
33 Paul Hynes 23 RCB 13 0 2 2 0 2 0
57 Hubert Bobo 28 MLB 14 0 1 14 0 14 0
82 Ed Cooke 27 LLB 14 0 1 20 0 20 0
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 1 21 0 21 0
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Perry Richards 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 Bob Scrabis 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 29 356 1 83 0 0 39 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 54 30 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 29 13 68
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 3 3 2 8 48
13 Don Maynard 27 FL 14 0 8 8 48
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 8 8 48
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3 3 18
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 3 3 18
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 1 1 1 8
82 Ed Cooke 27 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
26 Wayne Fontes 22 9 0 1 1 6
60 Larry Grantham*+ 24 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
77 Dick Guesman 24 RDT 7 0 2 2
Team Total 26.1 14 9 20 2 1 1 1 34 1 31 13 1 276
Opp Total 14 19 28 1 1 3 46 21 423