1961 Denver Broncos season

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1961 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Frank Filchock
General manager Dean Griffing
Home field Bears Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 3rd AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Denver Broncos season was the team's second year in the American Football League. Led by head coach Frank Filchock, the Broncos recorded three wins and eleven losses, finishing third in the AFL's Western Division.

The 1961 Broncos set a modern pro football record with 68 giveaways, more than any other team in AFL or NFL history.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 10, 1961 at Buffalo Bills W 22–10 War Memorial Stadium 1–0
16,636
2 September 16, 1961 at Boston Patriots L 17–45 Boston University Field 1–1
14,479
3 September 24, 1961 at New York Titans L 28–35 Polo Grounds 1–2
14,381
4 October 1, 1961 at Oakland Raiders L 19–33 Candlestick Park 1–3
8,361
5 October 8, 1961 Dallas Texans L 12–19 Bears Stadium 1–4
14,500
6 October 15, 1961 Oakland Raiders W 27–24 Bears Stadium 2–4
11,129
7 October 22, 1961 New York Titans W 27–10 Bears Stadium 3–4
12,508
8 October 29, 1961 at San Diego Chargers L 0–37 Balboa Stadium 3–5
32,584
9 November 5, 1961 Houston Oilers L 14–55 Bears Stadium 3–6
11,564
10 November 12, 1961 San Diego Chargers L 16–19 Bears Stadium 3–7
7,859
11 November 19, 1961 Buffalo Bills L 10–23 Bears Stadium 3–8
7,645
12 November 26, 1961 at Houston Oilers L 14–45 Jeppesen Stadium 3–9
27,874
13 December 3, 1961 Boston Patriots L 24–28 Bears Stadium 3–10
9,303
14 December 10, 1961 at Dallas Texans L 21–49 Cotton Bowl 3–11
8,000

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