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1961 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Garrard Ramsey
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 6-8
Place 4th in AFL East
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
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 St
13 Tom CauseyTom Causey Offensive end LSU
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 BarnesCharles 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 St
29 Mike StockMike Stock Halfback Northwestern
30 William MartinWilliam Martin Halfback Minnesota

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Stadium Record
1 September 10 Denver L 22-10 War Memorial Stadium 0-1
2 September 17 New York Titans W 41-31 War Memorial Stadium 1-1
3 September 23 (Sat) Boston L 23-21 War Memorial Stadium 1-2
4 September 30 (Sat) San Diego L 19-11 War Memorial Stadium 1-3
5 October 8 at Houston W 22-12 Jeppeson Stadium 2-3
6 October 15 Dallas Texans W 27-24 War Memorial Stadium 3-3
7 October 22 at Boston L 52-21 Nickerson Field 3-4
8 October 29 Houston L 28-16 War Memorial Stadium 3-5
9 November 5 Oakland L 31-22 War Memorial Stadium 3-6
10 November 12 at Dallas Texans W 30-20 Cotton Bowl 4-6
11 November 19 at Denver W 23-10 Bears Stadium 5-6
12 November 23 (Thu) at New York Titans L 21-14 Polo Grounds 5-7
13 December 3 at Oakland W 26-21 Candlestick Park 6-7
14 December 10 at San Diego L 28-10 Balboa Stadium 6-8


Divisional standingsEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

Staff/CoachesEdit

StaffEdit

1961 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Final rosterEdit

1961 Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

'Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

*Note: Rookies in italics

ReferencesEdit

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