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1961 AFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics

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Team Defense

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Rk Tm G Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FR 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Sc% TO%
1 San Diego Chargers 14 219 3720 928 4.0 66 17 21 224 224 485 2363 16 49 4.5 124 401 1357 7 3.4 79
2 Houston Oilers 14 242 4025 899 4.5 48 15 22 235 212 493 2391 13 33 4.5 126 365 1634 17 4.5 87
3 Boston Patriots 14 313 4123 873 4.7 42 20 20 243 241 479 3082 27 22 5.9 151 350 1041 9 3.0 72
4 Buffalo Bills 14 342 4264 815 5.2 44 15 15 200 206 430 2887 28 29 6.2 124 349 1377 9 3.9 61
5 Dallas Texans 14 343 4302 883 4.9 43 18 20 238 219 439 2777 20 25 5.9 129 410 1525 17 3.7 89
6 New York Titans 14 390 4677 907 5.2 46 21 21 242 211 462 2797 26 25 5.7 121 414 1880 20 4.5 100
7 Denver Broncos 14 432 4418 901 4.9 40 14 23 233 194 433 2785 30 26 6.0 127 435 1633 17 3.8 83
8 Oakland Raiders 14 458 5156 923 5.6 35 12 16 280 192 409 2774 22 23 6.5 129 494 2382 36 4.8 135
Avg Team 342.4 4335.6 891.1 4.9 45.5 16.5 19.8 236.9 212.4 453.8 2732.0 22.8 29.0 5.6 128.9 402.3 1603.6 16.5 4.0 88.3
League Total 2739 34685 7129 4.9 364 132 158 1895 1699 3630 21856 182 232 5.6 1031 3218 12829 132 4.0 706
Avg Tm/G 24.5 309.7 63.7 4.9 3.3 1.2 1.4 16.9 15.2 32.4 195.1 1.6 2.1 5.6 9.2 28.7 114.5 1.2 4.0 6.3

Passing Defense

Rk Tm G 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%
1 San Diego Chargers 14 224 485 46.2 2363 16 3.3 49 10.1 5.6 1.8 12.2 168.8 35.5 42 373 4.5 0.9 8.0
2 Houston Oilers 14 212 493 43.0 2391 13 2.6 33 6.7 5.6 3.1 13.0 170.8 42.1 41 359 4.5 2.2 7.7
3 Oakland Raiders 14 192 409 46.9 2774 22 5.4 23 5.6 7.2 5.7 15.3 198.1 65.7 20 168 6.5 5.1 4.7
4 Dallas Texans 14 219 439 49.9 2777 20 4.6 25 5.7 7.0 5.4 14.1 198.4 64.3 34 300 5.9 4.3 7.2
5 Denver Broncos 14 194 433 44.8 2785 30 6.9 26 6.0 7.1 5.8 15.8 198.9 66.9 33 275 6.0 4.8 7.1
6 New York Titans 14 211 462 45.7 2797 26 5.6 25 5.4 6.6 5.3 14.4 199.8 63.8 31 247 5.7 4.4 6.3
7 Buffalo Bills 14 206 430 47.9 2887 28 6.5 29 6.7 7.5 5.8 15.7 206.2 67.0 36 350 6.2 4.6 7.7
8 Boston Patriots 14 241 479 50.3 3082 27 5.6 22 4.6 7.3 6.3 14.5 220.1 74.0 44 408 5.9 5.0 8.4
Avg Team 212.4 453.8 46.8 2732.0 22.8 5.0 29.0 6.4 77 6.7 4.8 14.3 195.1 56.3 35.1 310.0 5.59 3.8 7.2
League Total 1699 3630 46.8 21856 182 5.0 232 6.4 91 6.7 4.8 14.3 195.1 56.3 281 2480 5.59 3.8 7.2
Avg Tm/G 15.2 32.4 46.8 195.1 1.6 5.0 2.1 6.4 6.7 4.8 14.3 195.1 56.3 2.5 22.1 5.59 3.8 7.2

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Boston Patriots 14 350 1041 9 3.0 74.4
2 San Diego Chargers 14 401 1357 7 3.4 96.9
3 Buffalo Bills 14 349 1377 9 3.9 98.4
4 Dallas Texans 14 410 1525 17 3.7 108.9
5 Denver Broncos 14 435 1633 17 3.8 116.6
6 Houston Oilers 14 365 1634 17 4.5 116.7
7 New York Titans 14 414 1880 20 4.5 134.3
8 Oakland Raiders 14 494 2382 36 4.8 170.1
Avg Team 402.3 1603.6 16.5 66 4.0 114.5 30.1
League Total 3218 12829 132 87 4.0 114.5 241
Avg Tm/G 28.7 114.5 1.2 4.0 114.5 2.2

Kick & Punt Returns Against

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm G Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1 Houston Oilers 14 20 271 0 13.6 66 1481 1 22.4
2 San Diego Chargers 14 22 172 0 7.8 65 1521 0 23.4
3 Buffalo Bills 14 45 291 1 6.5 54 1112 1 20.6
4 Dallas Texans 14 19 171 0 9.0 65 1249 1 19.2
5 Boston Patriots 14 12 198 1 16.5 53 1255 1 23.7
6 Oakland Raiders 14 31 324 0 10.5 45 1066 0 23.7
7 New York Titans 14 20 284 0 14.2 51 1084 1 21.3
8 Denver Broncos 14 25 368 2 14.7 42 720 0 17.1
Avg Team 24.4 259.9 0.5 46 10.7 55.1 1186.0 0.6 71 21.5 5781.5
League Total 195 2079 4 70 10.7 441 9488 5 93 21.5 46252
Avg Tm/G 1.7 18.6 0.0 10.7 3.9 84.7 0.0 21.5 413.0

Kicking & Punting Against

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Rk Tm G FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Dallas Texans 14 31 12 38.7% 38 37 97.4% 64 2624 41.0
2 Oakland Raiders 14 27 12 44.4% 54 50 92.6% 50 2020 40.4
3 Denver Broncos 14 26 13 50.0% 55 51 92.7% 77 3142 40.8
4 New York Titans 14 27 14 51.9% 48 46 95.8% 70 2968 42.4
5 San Diego Chargers 14 23 10 43.5% 26 23 88.5% 71 2804 39.5
6 Buffalo Bills 14 28 13 46.4% 42 41 97.6% 75 2903 38.7
7 Boston Patriots 14 23 9 39.1% 40 40 100.0% 71 2890 40.7
8 Houston Oilers 14 24 6 25.0% 26 22 84.6% 81 3297 40.7
Avg Team 6.3 3.6 5.6 3.0 6.0 2.6 6.6 1.4 1.6 0.5 27.1 11.1 41.0% 39.3 37.0 94.3% 69.9 2830.3 69 1.0 40.5
League Total 50 29 45 24 48 21 53 11 13 4 217 89 41.0% 314 296 94.3% 559 22642 82 8 40.5
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.9 0.8 41.0% 2.8 2.6 94.3% 5.0 202.2 0.1 40.5

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Oakland Raiders 14 36 22 1 1 50 12 1 458 32.7
2 Denver Broncos 14 17 30 2 1 5 51 13 2 432 30.9
3 Buffalo Bills 14 9 28 1 1 4 41 13 1 342 24.4
4 New York Titans 14 20 26 1 2 46 14 390 27.9
5 Dallas Texans 14 17 20 1 4 1 37 12 343 24.5
6 San Diego Chargers 14 7 16 2 1 23 10 1 219 15.6
7 Boston Patriots 14 9 27 1 1 1 1 40 9 313 22.4
8 Houston Oilers 14 17 13 1 2 22 6 242 17.3
Avg Team 16.5 22.8 0.5 0.6 1.0 2.3 0.6 37.0 11.1 0.6 337.1 24.5
League Total 132 182 4 5 8 18 5 296 89 5 2697
Avg Tm/G 1.2 1.6 0.1 0.2 2.6 0.8 24.1