1961 HOUSTON OILERS – Statis Pro Football – Match #7/14 – Houston Oilers at Buffalo Bills

Posted: April 2, 2022 in Houston Oilers, sport, Statis Pro Football

Box Office – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard)
Billboard #1 – Runaround Sue – Dion
UK #1 – Walkin’ Back to Happiness – Helen Shapiro

A game of two halves as Houston are forced to dig deep

Houston had to thank their defense for a hard fought single point victory at Buffalo on Sunday. Arriving as clear favourites having shut out their opponents in the home rubber, Houston got off to a perfect start after Buffalo fumbled the kick off. Billy Cannon scored his 8th td of the season on the opening drive setting the tone for the first half as Houston dominated and added to their score to lead at half time 17-0. Buffalo, facing a second blowout had the “riot act” read to them in the dressing room and returned to the field for the second half a different team. While Houston carelessly turned the ball over with three Blanda interceptions, Buffalo began to chip away at the deficit. Bills kicker Joe Hergert was on target three times in the second half and following his 3rd successful kick, the teams were separated by just a single point. Houston captain Orville Trask, as ever strategically aware enforced a “bend don’t break” defense that restricted most of the Bills attacks to field goal attempts. When they held Buffalo on a 4th down play in the last minute, the game was won.

Houston’s winning streak continues. Next they travel to Denver

29 Oct 1961 – At War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo.
Att.31,358 – Weather – Fair
Houston Oilers7100017
Buffalo Bills0013316
Real Life Houston 28 Buffalo 16

q1 13:50 – HO – Billy Cannon HB0 – 6 run (George Blanda kick)

q2 07:55 – HO – George Blanda – QBA5/PK 12 kick

q2 05:55 – HO – Bill Groman LE2 – 15 pass (George Blanda kick)

q3 10:10 – BB – Joe Hergert PK/LB – 37 kick

q3 07:50 – BB – Joe Hergert PK/LB – 23 kick

q3 01:20 – BB – Fred Brown LHB3 – 5 run (Joe Hergert kick)

q4 11:35 – BB – Joe Hergert PK/LB – 21 kick

layer PASSINGAtt.Comp.Yds.Pct.TDInt.Sck
George Blanda QBA5/PK391819646.2%132
John White RE389912.4190
Bill Groman LE245112.8151
Charley Hennigan FL04399.8190
Willard Dewveall SE4155.050
Billy Cannon HB0122.020

Billy Cannon HB023903.9151
Charley Tolar FB18232.9110
Claude King HB42157.5130
Dave Smith FB3540.890
George Blanda QBA5/PK1-1-1.0-10

Eastern ConferenceWLT
Western ConferenceWLT

  1. sycarion says:

    This looks like a great game to have played. I hope that breaking in my new to me box of the 5th edition will have a game just as exciting.
    Any recommendations? It’s the 88 season.

    • simonsmrt says:

      Thank you. I’ve had a look at my previous 1988 replays. The 49ers are too strong for most teams. Cincinnati have a lot of talent with RB’s to contain them so that should be a cream of the crop game. I did have an overtime game with Philadelphia vs the 49ers so they should be able to compete with them. Washington are also handy. The Raiders with Bo Jackson are entertaining and the Jets with Freeman McNeil alongside them seem to be better that their real life versions. Dallas at the other end of the spectrum are dreadful!

      Also there are the usual smattering of errors. I’ll have an in depth look later on but I do know the Browns kicker should be Matt Bahr NOT Rich Karlis who is also carded correctly for Denver. Dolphins WR4 Roy Banks is actually Fred Banks, (Roy was a special teams player for the Colts). There will also be some missing players I’ll let you know about. I have done my own home made players for some of these

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