1960 New York Titans season

The 1960 New York Titans season was the inaugural season for the team in the upstart American Football League (AFL). The team began play in the Polo Grounds, the one-time home of the National Football League (NFL)'s New York Giants. The Titans finished their first season at a respectable 7–7.

1960 New York Titans season
OwnerHarry Wismer
Head coachSammy Baugh
Home fieldPolo Grounds
Local radioWNBC
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd AFL East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

RosterEdit

1960 New York Titans final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 45 Corky Tharp DB
  • 22 Rick Sapienza DB/HB
  • 23 Dick Felt S
  • 28 Charlie Dupre
  • 39 Fred Julian DB
  • 35 Roger Donahoo

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
active, inactive, practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game Recap
1 September 11 Buffalo Bills W 27–3 1–0 Polo Grounds
10,250
Recap
2 September 17 Boston Patriots L 24–28 1–1 Polo Grounds
19,200
Recap
3 September 23 Denver Broncos W 28–24 2–1 Polo Grounds
20,982
Recap
4 October 2 at Dallas Texans W 37–35 3–1 Cotton Bowl
37,500
Recap
5 October 9 at Houston Oilers L 21–27 3–2 Jeppesen Stadium
16,156
Recap
6 October 16 at Buffalo Bills W 17–13 4–2 War Memorial Stadium
14,998
Recap
7 October 23 Houston Oilers L 28–42 4–3 Polo Grounds
21,000
Recap
8 October 28 Oakland Raiders L 27–28 4–4 Polo Grounds
10,000
Recap
9 November 4 Los Angeles Chargers L 7–21 4–5 Polo Grounds
19,402
Recap
10 November 11 at Boston Patriots L 21–38 4–6 Boston University Field
11,653
Recap
11 Bye
12 November 24 Dallas Texans W 41–35 5–6 Polo Grounds
14,344
Recap
13 December 4 at Denver Broncos W 30–27 6–6 Bears Stadium
5,861
Recap
14 December 11 at Oakland Raiders W 31–28 7–6 Candlestick Park
9,037
Recap
15 December 18 at Los Angeles Chargers L 43–50 7–7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
11,457
Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summaryEdit

Week 1 vs BillsEdit

Week One: Buffalo Bills (0–0) at New York Titans (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 0 003
Titans 0 17 3727

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Date: September 11
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 10,200
  • Box Score

Week 6 at BillsEdit

Week Six: New York Titans (3–2) at Buffalo Bills (1–3)
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 3 0717
Bills 6 0 0713

at War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo, New York

  • Date: October 16
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C)
  • Game attendance: 14,988
  • Box Score

StandingsEdit

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 5–1 379 285 W2
New York Titans 7 7 0 .500 2–4 382 399 L1
Buffalo Bills 5 8 1 .385 3–3 296 303 L2
Boston Patriots 5 9 0 .357 2–4 286 349 L4

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

External linksEdit