1961 New York Titans season

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1961 New York Titans season
Head coach Sammy Baugh
Owner Harry Wismer
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 3rd AFL East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1961 New York Titans season was the second season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). The Titans finished with a record of 7–7.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Player Position College
1 Tom BrownTom Brown Guard Minnesota
2 Herb AdderleyHerb Adderley Halfback Michigan State
5 Tom MatteTom Matte Quarterback Ohio State
6 Bill BrownBill Brown Fullback Illinois
7 Fred MautinoFred Mautino Offensive end Syracuse
8 Harold BeatyHarold Beaty Tackle Oklahoma State
9 Bernie CaseyBernie Casey Fullback Bowling Green
10 Joe ScibelliJoe Scibelli Tackle Notre Dame
11 Art GilmoreArt Gilmore Halfback Oregon State
12 Norris StevensonNorris Stevenson Halfback Missouri
13 Joe WendryhoskiJoe Wendryhoski Tackle Illinois
14 Jim CunninghamJim Cunningham Fullback Pittsburgh
15 Irv CrossIrv Cross Offensive end Northwestern
16 Jerry SteffenJerry Steffen Halfback Colorado
17 Mike PlyeMike Plye Tackle Yale
18 Alfred BentleyAlfred Bentley Offensive end Arkansas State
19 Jim KerrJim Kerr Halfback Penn State
20 Neil PlumleyNeil Plumley Tackle Oregon State
21 Bob BrooksBob Brooks Fullback Ohio
22 Wayne FontesWayne Fontes Halfback Michigan State
23 Mickey WalkerMickey Walker Halfback Michigan State
24 Howard DyerHoward Dyer Quarterback Virginia Military Institution
25 Andy GriffithAndy Griffith Halfback American International
26 Bob SmithBob Smith Halfback UCLA
27 Moses GrayMoses Gray Tackle Indiana
28 Fred CoxFred Cox Halfback Pittsburgh
30 William MimerlyWilliam Mimerly Halfback Connecticut

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1961-09-09 at Boston Patriots W 21–20 Nickerson Field
16,684
2 1961-09-17 at Buffalo Bills L 41–31 War Memorial Stadium
15,584
3 1961-09-24 Denver Broncos W 35–28 Polo Grounds
14,381
4 1961-10-01 Boston Patriots W 37–30 Polo Grounds
15,189
5 Bye
6 1961-10-15 San Diego Chargers L 25–10 Polo Grounds
25,136
7 1961-10-22 at Denver Broncos L 27–10 Bears Stadium
12,508
8 1961-10-29 at Oakland Raiders W 14–6 Candlestick Park
7,138
9 1961-11-05 at San Diego Chargers L 48–13 Balboa Stadium
33,391
10 1961-11-11 Oakland Raiders W 23–12 Polo Grounds
16,311
11 1961-11-19 at Houston Oilers L 49–13 Jeppesen Stadium
33,428
12 1961-11-23 Buffalo Bills W 21–14 Polo Grounds
12,023
13 1961-12-03 Dallas Texans W 28–7 Polo Grounds
14,117
14 1961-12-10 Houston Oilers L 48–21 Polo Grounds
9,462
15 1961-12-17 at Dallas Texans L 35–24 Cotton Bowl
12,500

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 10 3 1 .769 4–1–1 513 242 W9
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 2–3–1 413 313 W4
New York Titans 7 7 0 .500 3–3 301 390 L2
Buffalo Bills 6 8 0 .429 2–4 294 342 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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