1961 Denver Broncos Season
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1961 Denver Broncos Season

1961 Denver Broncos season
Head coachFrank Filchock
General managerDean Griffing
Home fieldBears Stadium
Results
Record3-11
Division place3rd AFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1961 Denver Broncos season was the team's second year in the American Football League. Led by head coach Frank Filchock, the Broncos recorded three wins and eleven losses, finishing third in the AFL's Western Division.

The 1961 Broncos set a modern pro football record with 68 giveaways, more than any other team in AFL or NFL history.[1]

Staff

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 10 at Buffalo Bills W 22-10 1-0 War Memorial Stadium 16,636 Recap
2 September 16 at Boston Patriots L 17-45 1-1 Boston University Field 14,479 Recap
3 September 24 at New York Titans L 28-35 1-2 Polo Grounds 14,381 Recap
4 October 1 at Oakland Raiders L 19-33 1-3 Candlestick Park 8,361 Recap
5 October 8 Dallas Texans L 12-19 1-4 Bears Stadium 14,500 Recap
6 October 15 Oakland Raiders W 27-24 2-4 Bears Stadium 11,129 Recap
7 October 22 New York Titans W 27-10 3-4 Bears Stadium 12,508 Recap
8 October 29 at San Diego Chargers L 0-37 3-5 Balboa Stadium 32,584 Recap
9 November 5 Houston Oilers L 14-55 3-6 Bears Stadium 11,564 Recap
10 November 12 San Diego Chargers L 16-19 3-7 Bears Stadium 7,859 Recap
11 November 19 Buffalo Bills L 10-23 3-8 Bears Stadium 7,645 Recap
12 November 26 at Houston Oilers L 14-45 3-9 Jeppesen Stadium 27,874 Recap
13 December 3 Boston Patriots L 24-28 3-10 Bears Stadium 9,303 Recap
14 December 10 at Dallas Texans L 21-49 3-11 Cotton Bowl 8,000 Recap
15 Bye

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 12 2 0 .857 6-0 396 219 L1
Dallas Texans 6 8 0 .429 4-2 334 343 W2
Denver Broncos 3 11 0 .214 1-5 251 432 L7
Oakland Raiders 2 12 0 .143 1-5 237 458 L6

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

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