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1961 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 4th place Eastern Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Garrard Ramsey
Assistant CoachBob Dove
Assistant CoachHarvey Johnson
Assistant CoachTommy O'Connell
Assistant CoachFloyd Reid
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Tue8/8/1961AHamilton Tiger-Cats21-38LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium12000
Fri8/18/1961HDallas Texans26-35LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium11166
Fri8/25/1961ABoston Patriots10-28LProvidence, RIMount Pleasant Stadium4762
Fri9/1/1961HBoston Patriots12-15LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium4762
Sun9/10/1961HDenver Broncos10-22LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium16636
Sun9/17/1961HNew York Titans41-31WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium15584
Sat9/23/1961HBoston Patriots21-23LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium21504
Sat9/30/1961HSan Diego Chargers11-19LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium20742
Sun10/8/1961AHouston Oilers22-12WHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium22761
Sun10/15/1961HDallas Texans27-24WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium20678
Sun10/22/1961ABoston Patriots21-52LBoston, MABoston University Field9398
Sun10/29/1961HHouston Oilers16-28LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium21237
Sun11/5/1961HOakland Raiders22-31LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium17027
Sun11/12/1961ADallas Texans30-20WDallas, TXCotton Bowl15000
Sun11/19/1961ADenver Broncos23-10WDenver, COBears Stadium7642
Thu11/23/1961ANew York Titans14-21LNew York, NYPolo Grounds12023
Sun12/3/1961AOakland Raiders26-21WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park8011
Sun12/10/1961ASan Diego Chargers10-28LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium24486
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
20Billy Atkins206'119627Auburn14
33Art Baker336'022024Syracuse14
64Stew Barber646'324722Penn State14
88Glenn Bass886'220222East Carolina14
50Al Bemiller506'324323Syracuse1414
26Dewey Bohling265'1119023Hardin-Simmons7
46Fred Brown465'1118623Georgia5
30Wray Carlton306'221824Duke14
85Dan Chamberlain856'420024Sacramento State3
77Don Chelf776'323528Iowa14
80Monte Crockett806'321523New Mexico Highlands14
46Jim Crotty465'1019223Notre Dame5
78Tom Day786'225226North Carolina A&T State12
60John Dittrich606'123628Wisconsin12
44Elbert Dubenion446'018928Bluffton14
57Ralph Felton575'1021029Maryland14
23Willmer Fowler235'1018524Northwestern2
18Johnny Green186'320324Tennessee-Chattanooga8
54Joe Hergert546'121625Florida9
42Jack Johnson426'319828Miami (Florida)3
54Cotton Letner546'121524Tennessee5
11Richie Lucas116'019023Penn State8
25Billy Majors256'017523Tennessee1
56Archie Matsos566'021527Michigan State14
45Richie McCabe456'118528Pittsburgh9
42Don McDonald425'1118624Texas Christian; Houston11
73Chuck McMurtry736'028624Fullerton JC; Whittier14
70Ed Muelhaupt706'323026Iowa State14
14Tommy O'Connell145'1118731Notre Dame; Illinois1
74Harold Olson746'325923Clemson14
17Warren Rabb176'120224Louisiana State9
14M.C. Reynolds146'019326Louisiana State12
75Ken Rice756'224322Auburn14
84Perry Richards846'220527Detroit Mercy11
81Tom Rychlec816'222027American International14
76Jack Scott766'425725Ohio State7
66Billy Shaw666'325023Georgia Tech14
23Bill Shockley235'1118524West Chester2
79Jim Sorey796'327825Texas Southern14
87LaVerne Torczon876'224325Nebraska14
25Vern Valdez256'019026Antelope Valley JC; Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo); San Diego13
22Jim Wagstaff226'219225Idaho State14
60Wayne Wolff606'224323Wake Forest2
71Mack Yoho716'223925Miami (Ohio)14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ken Rice11TAuburn
Billy Shaw29TGeorgia Tech
Art Baker317FBSyracuse
Tom Gilburg318TSyracusefrom NYT
Stew Barber425TPenn State
Norm Snead533QBWake Forest
Fred Brown641HBGeorgia
Al Bemiller752CSyracuse
Chuck Linning860TMiami (Florida)
Billy Majors968HBTennessee
Don Kern1076HBVirginia Military Institute
Milam Wall1184HBNorth Carolina
Floyd Powers1292GMississippi State
Tom Causey13100ELouisiana Tech
Ron Kostelnik14108TCincinnati
Jerry Frye15116ESouth Carolina
Vince Scott16124EMaryland
Wayne Wolff17132TWake Forest
Jake Bodkin18140GSouth Carolina
Charlie Barnes19148ELouisiana-Monroe
Everett Cloud20156HBMaryland
Larry Vargo21164EDetroit MercyFuture
Charlie Baker22172TTennesseeFuture
Bill Mack23180HBNotre Dame
Frank Jackunas24188CDetroit MercyFuture
Jack Harbaugh25196HBBowling Green State
Lorenzo Stanford26204TNorth Carolina A&T State
Bob Allen27212EWake Forest
Jason Harness28220EMichigan State
Mike Stock29228HBNorthwestern
Billy Martin30236HBMinnesota
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals518738118
Opponents Totals98988858
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals243921282365549
Opponents Totals200611241576693
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Elbert Dubenion8000000048
Billy Atkins1293193.5002633.3041
Wray Carlton4000000024
M.C. Reynolds4000000024
Art Baker3000100018
Glenn Bass3000000018
Dewey Bohling3000000018
Joe Hergert0000061442.9018
Perry Richards3000000018
Fred Brown2000000012
Richie Lucas1003300012
Tom Rychlec2000000012
Stew Barber100000006
Johnny Green100000006
Don McDonald100000006
Ed Muelhaupt100000006
Bill Shockley000001250.003
Warren Rabb000130002
Mack Yoho00000040.000
(Team)000000012
Team Totals38293193.54792634.61294
Opponents Totals43414297.600132846.41342
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Billy Atkins2633.30/00/12/50/00/0
Joe Hergert61442.92/21/42/51/30/0
Bill Shockley1250.00/01/10/00/10/0
Mack Yoho040.00/10/00/00/30/0
Team Totals92634.62/32/64/101/70/0
Opponents Totals132846.46/61/43/52/131/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Art Baker1524983.3353
Wray Carlton1013113.127t4
Fred Brown531923.6131
Elbert Dubenion1717310.272t2
M.C. Reynolds301424.7204
Dewey Bohling421343.2182
Billy Atkins28743.556t1
Warren Rabb13473.6190
Richie Lucas10151.590
Johnny Green14151.1141
Glenn Bass284.0160
Willmer Fowler122.020
Tom Rychlec1-18-18.0-180
Team Totals43816063.772t18
Opponents Totals34913773.99
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
M.C. Reynolds1818345.98510045.512.15221.1137.237.2
Johnny Green1265644.4659037.216.161t64.854.068.3
Warren Rabb743445.9385867.917.276t56.822.784.6
Richie Lucas502040.0262825.614.145t24.048.038.9
Tommy O'Connell5120.03112.211.01100.0120.00.0
Dewey Bohling100.0100.000.000.039.6
Wray Carlton200.0200.000.000.039.6
Team Totals43919444.222027866.314.476t153.4255.763442234453.0
Opponents Totals43020647.919532377.515.7286.5296.736350288767.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Glenn Bass5076515.376t3
Tom Rychlec3340512.3272
Elbert Dubenion3146114.961t6
Monte Crockett2032516.3510
Perry Richards1928515.043t3
Wray Carlton1719311.4220
Dewey Bohling1018318.3411
Art Baker67312.2290
Richie Lucas66911.5190
Dan Chamberlain11616.0160
Fred Brown11111.0110
Team Totals194278614.476t15
Opponents Totals206323715.728
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Atkins1015815.8290
Stew Barber33010.021t1
Jim Wagstaff3258.3190
Vern Valdez25427.0500
Ralph Felton2157.5150
Archie Matsos2126.0120
Jim Crotty200.000
Richie Lucas200.000
Richie McCabe11717.0170
Joe Hergert100.000
Mack Yoho100.000
Team Totals2931110.7501
Opponents Totals2539815.94
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Atkins84378345.0701914291331239.0
Team Totals85378344.5701914291331239.4
Opponents Totals75289738.6630217187267035.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Glenn Bass817759.4320
Dewey Bohling41000.000
Billy Atkins223015.0150
Fred Brown23147.0110
Jim Wagstaff103535.0350
Vern Valdez103030.0300
Elbert Dubenion1033.030
Perry Richards0200
Team Totals19341879.8350
Opponents Totals4592916.557t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Elbert Dubenion1632920.6330
Art Baker1228123.4360
Dewey Bohling1024624.6350
Richie Lucas712618.0230
Wray Carlton46015.0230
Fred Brown210552.593t1
Bill Shockley23819.00
Ken Rice2136.5130
Perry Richards11010.0100
Monte Crockett100.000
Team Totals57120821.293t1
Opponents Totals54111220.688t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Art Baker70
Glenn Bass20
Dewey Bohling10
Wray Carlton50
Elbert Dubenion10
Johnny Green40
Richie Lucas10
Archie Matsos10
Warren Rabb50
M.C. Reynolds10
Team Totals32171515303
Opponents Totals2015517220
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