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1961 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Garrard Ramsey
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 6–8
Place 4th Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1960 1962

The 1961 Buffalo Bills played in the Eastern division of the AFL. They went 6–8 and missed the playoffs.

Season summaryEdit

AFL DraftEdit

Round Player Position College
1 Ken RiceKen Rice 1 Tackle Auburn
2 Billy ShawBilly Shaw 1,2,4 Tackle Georgia Tech
3 Art BakerArt Baker Fullback Syracuse (from New York)
3 Tom GilburgTom Gilburg Tackle Syracuse
4 Stew BarberStew Barber 1 Tackle Penn State
5 Norm SneadNorm Snead Quarterback Wake Forest
6 Fred BrownFred Brown Halfback Georgia
7 Albert BemillerAlbert Bemiller 1 Center Syracuse
8 Charles LinningCharles Linning Tackle Miami
9 William MajorsWilliam Majors Halfback Tennessee
10 Don KernDon Kern Halfback VMI
11 Roy WallRoy Wall Halfback North Carolina
12 Floyd PowersFloyd Powers Guard Mississippi State
13 Tom CauseyTom Causey Offensive end Louisiana Tech
14 Ron KostelnikRon Kostelnik Tackle Cincinnati
15 Jerry FryeJerry Frye Offensive end South Carolina
16 Vincent ScottVincent Scott Offensive end Maryland
17 Wayne WolffWayne Wolff Tackle Wake Forest
18 John BodkinJohn Bodkin Guard South Carolina
19 Charles BarnesCharley Barnes Offensive end NE Louisiana State
20 Everett CloudEverett Cloud Halfback Maryland
21 Larry VargoLarry Vargo Offensive end Detroit
22 Charles BakerCharles Baker Tackle Tennessee
23 William MackWilliam Mack Halfback Notre Dame
24 Frank JackunasFrank Jackunas Center Detroit
25 Jack HarbaughJack Harbaugh Halfback Bowling Green
26 Lorenzo StanfordLorenzo Stanford Tackle North Carolina A & I
27 Bob AllenBob Allen Offensive end Wake Forest
28 Jason HarnessJason Harness Offensive end Michigan State
29 Mike StockMike Stock Halfback Northwestern
30 William MartinWilliam Martin Halfback Minnesota

Divisional standingsEdit

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
*Houston Oilers 1031.769513242
Boston Patriots 941.692413313
New York Titans 770.500301390
Buffalo Bills 680.429294342

Game-by-game resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Opponent Result Stadium
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) L 38–21 [1] Ivor Wynne Stadium

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 September 10, 1961 Denver Broncos L 22–10 War Memorial Stadium 0–1
16,636
2 September 17, 1961 New York Titans W 41–31 War Memorial Stadium 1–1
15,584
3 September 23, 1961 Boston Patriots L 23–21 War Memorial Stadium 1–2
21,504
4 September 30, 1961 San Diego Chargers L 19–11 War Memorial Stadium 1–3
20,742
5 October 8, 1961 at Houston Oilers W 22–12 Jeppesen Stadium 2–3
22,761
6 October 15, 1961 Dallas Texans W 27–24 War Memorial Stadium 3–3
20,678
7 October 22, 1961 at Boston Patriots L 52–21 Boston University Field 3–4
9,398
8 October 29, 1961 Houston Oilers L 28–16 War Memorial Stadium 3–5
21,237
9 November 5, 1961 Oakland Raiders L 31–22 War Memorial Stadium 3–6
17,027
10 November 12, 1961 at Dallas Texans W 30–20 Cotton Bowl 4–6
15,000
11 November 19, 1961 at Denver Broncos W 23–10 Bears Stadium 5–6
7,645
12 November 23, 1961 at New York Titans L 21–14 Polo Grounds 5–7
12,023
13 December 3, 1961 at Oakland Raiders W 26–21 Candlestick Park 6–7
8,011
14 December 10, 1961 at San Diego Chargers L 28–10 Balboa Stadium 6–8
24,486

Final roster Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Dallas Texans
Buffalo Denver
Houston Oakland
New York Titans San Diego
1961 AFL Draft1961 AFL Championship Game1961 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1961 NFL Season

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