1961 New York Titans season
OwnerHarry Wismer
Head coachSammy Baugh
Home fieldPolo Grounds
Results
Record7–7
Division place3rd AFL East
Playoff finishDid 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

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

Roster

1961 New York Titans final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 9 at Boston Patriots W 21–20 1–0 Boston University Field 16,684 Recap
2 September 17 at Buffalo Bills L 31–41 1–1 War Memorial Stadium 15,584 Recap
3 September 24 Denver Broncos W 35–28 2–1 Polo Grounds 14,381 Recap
4 October 1 Boston Patriots W 37–30 3–1 Polo Grounds 15,189 Recap
5 Bye
6 October 15 San Diego Chargers L 10–25 3–2 Polo Grounds 25,136 Recap
7 October 22 at Denver Broncos L 10–27 3–3 Bears Stadium 12,508 Recap
8 October 29 at Oakland Raiders W 14–6 4–3 Candlestick Park 7,138 Recap
9 November 5 at San Diego Chargers L 13–48 4–4 Balboa Stadium 33,391 Recap
10 November 11 Oakland Raiders W 23–12 5–4 Polo Grounds 16,311 Recap
11 November 19 at Houston Oilers L 13–49 5–5 Jeppesen Stadium 33,428 Recap
12 November 23 Buffalo Bills W 21–14 6–5 Polo Grounds 12,023 Recap
13 December 3 Dallas Texans W 28–7 7–5 Polo Grounds 14,117 Recap
14 December 10 Houston Oilers L 21–48 7–6 Polo Grounds 9,462 Recap
15 December 17 at Dallas Texans L 24–35 7–7 Cotton Bowl 12,500 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

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.