1961 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-3-1
Finishing 1st in the AFL's East Division
Postseason: 1-0 Won Championship
Coach: Wally Lemm (9-0)
Coach: Lou Rymkus (1-3-1)
Location: Houston, Texas
1961 Houston Oilers Roster
The Houston Oilers of the American Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the AFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-0.
Offensively, the Oilers topped the league with 513 points. Meanwhile, the defense allowed 242 points. George Blanda led the charge, passing for 3,330 yards. Charley Hennigan topped pass catchers, hauling in 82 passes for 1,746 yards. Bill Groman contributed to the receiving game, too.
Billy Cannon ran for a team-leading 948 yards.
Jim Norton picked off 9 errant tosses from the opposition.
Wally Lemm and Lou Rymkus coached the team. The 1961 Houston Oilers won the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 513
Regular Season Points Against: 242
|September 9, 1961||Oakland Raiders 0 at Houston Oilers 55||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 24, 1961||Houston Oilers 24 at San Diego Chargers 34||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0|
|October 1, 1961||Houston Oilers 21 at Dallas Texans 26||L||1-0-0||0-2-0||1-2-0|
|October 8, 1961||Buffalo Bills 22 at Houston Oilers 12||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0|
|October 13, 1961||Houston Oilers 31 at Boston Patriots 31||T||1-1-0||0-2-1||1-3-1|
|October 22, 1961||Dallas Texans 7 at Houston Oilers 38||W||2-1-0||0-2-1||2-3-1|
|October 29, 1961||Houston Oilers 28 at Buffalo Bills 16||W||2-1-0||1-2-1||3-3-1|
|November 5, 1961||Houston Oilers 55 at Denver Broncos 14||W||2-1-0||2-2-1||4-3-1|
|November 12, 1961||Boston Patriots 15 at Houston Oilers 27||W||3-1-0||2-2-1||5-3-1|
|November 19, 1961||New York Titans 13 at Houston Oilers 49||W||4-1-0||2-2-1||6-3-1|
|November 26, 1961||Denver Broncos 14 at Houston Oilers 45||W||5-1-0||2-2-1||7-3-1|
|December 3, 1961||San Diego Chargers 13 at Houston Oilers 33||W||6-1-0||2-2-1||8-3-1|
|December 10, 1961||Houston Oilers 48 at New York Titans 21||W||6-1-0||3-2-1||9-3-1|
|December 17, 1961||Houston Oilers 47 at Oakland Raiders 16||W||6-1-0||4-2-1||10-3-1|
|December 24, 1961||Houston Oilers 10 at San Diego Chargers 3||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||AFL Championship|