New York Titans football records
(1960 to 1962)
New York Titans pennant, orange on black, 'TITANS' and a charging defensive back.

New York Jets
(1963)

New York (AFL #4) seasons played at the Polo Grounds

Titans
  1960    (7-7-0 2nd, Eastern Division A.F.L.)  Coach: Sammy Baugh
Training Camp: Durham, New Hampshire
Aug. 6  L   7-27  Away   Los Angeles Chargers  Los Angeles Coliseum  15,000 (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 13  L 17-23     Oakland Raiders    at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 20  L 14-38     Dallas Texans    at Shotwell Stadium, Abilene (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 26  L 14-30     Houston Oilers    at Ladd Memorial Stadium, Mobile, Alabama (night•exhibition game)
Sep. 4  W 52-31  Away   Buffalo Bills    War Memorial Stadium  6,851 (exhibition game)
Sep. 11  W 27-3  Home   Buffalo Bills  9,607
Sep. 17  L 14-28  Home   Boston Patriots  19,200 (night)
Sep. 23  W 28-24  Home   Denver Broncos  20,462 (night)
Oct. 2  W 37-35  Away   Dallas Texans  37,500
Oct. 9  L 21-27  Away   Houston Oilers  16,151
Oct. 16  W 17-13  Away   Buffalo Bills  War Memorial Stadium  14,998
Oct. 23  L 28-42  Home   Houston Oilers  20,000
Oct. 28  L 27-28  Home   Oakland Raiders  10,000 (night)
Nov. 4  L   7-21  Home   Los Angeles Chargers  19,402 (night)
Nov. 11  L 21-38  Away   Boston Patriots  Boston University Field  11,653 (night)
Nov. 24  W 41-35  Home   Dallas Texans  14,344
Dec. 4  W 30-27  Away   Denver Broncos  5,861
Dec. 11  W 31-28  Away   Oakland Raiders  Candlestick Park, San Francisco  9,036
Dec. 18  L 43-50  Away   Los Angeles Chargers  Los Angeles Coliseum  11,457
  1961    (7-7-0 3rd, Eastern Division A.F.L.)  Coach: Sammy Baugh
Training Camp: Bear Mountain, New York
Aug. 5  L 28-39  Away   Dallas Texans,    P.C. Cobb Stadium    20,500 (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 10  L   3-14  Away   Boston Patriots    Boston University Field  15,387 (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 19  W 17-7     Boston Patriots    Philadelphia Municipal Stadium  73,916 “Grocery Bowl” (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 25  L 20-30     Houston Oilers    at Sirrine Stadium, Greenville, South Carolina  9,500 (night•exhibition game)
Sep. 9  W 21-20  Away   Boston Patriots  Boston University Field  16,531 (night)
Sep. 17  L 31-41  Away   Buffalo Bills  War Memorial Stadium  15,584
Sep. 24  W 35-28  Home   Denver Broncos  14,381
Oct. 1  W 37-30  Home   Boston Patriots  15,189
Oct. 15  L 10-25  Home   San Diego Chargers  25,136
Oct. 22  L 10-27  Away   Denver Broncos  12,508
Oct. 29  W 14-6  Away   Oakland Raiders  Candlestick Park, San Francisco  7,138
Nov. 5  L 13-48  Away   San Diego Chargers  Balboa Stadium  33,391
Nov. 11  W 23-12  Home   Oakland Raiders  16,811 (night)
Nov. 19  L 13-49  Away   Houston Oilers  33,428
Nov. 23  W 21-14  Home   Buffalo Bills  12,023
Dec. 3  W 28-7  Home   Dallas Texans  14,117
Dec. 10  L 21-48  Home   Houston Oilers  9,462
Dec. 17  L 24-35  Away   Dallas Texans  12,500
  1962    (5-9-0 4th-last, Eastern Division A.F.L.)  Coach: Bulldog Turner
Training Camp: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Aug. 4  L 27-33  Away   Houston Oilers    Jeppesen Stadium  18,942 (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 12  L 10-20     Buffalo Bills    at Bowen Field, New Haven, Connecticut  9,000 (exhibition game)
Aug. 22  L 10-17     Boston Patriots    at Cawley Memorial Stadium, Lowell, Mass.  11,118 (Benefit exhibition game)
Aug. 25 canceled     Boston Patriots    at Atlanta, Georgia (exhibition game)
Sep. 1  L   9-14  Away   San Diego Chargers    20,871 (night•exhibition game)
Sep. 9  W 28-17  Away   Oakland Raiders  18,000/12,500 paid
Sep. 16  L 14-40  Away   San Diego Chargers  22,003
Sep. 22  W 17-6  Away   Buffalo Bills  24,024 (night)
Sep. 30  L 10-32  Home   Denver Broncos  17,213
Oct. 5 postponed  Home   Boston Patriots  (night)
Oct. 6  L 14-43  Home   Boston Patriots  14,412/6,412 (night)
Oct. 14  L 17-56  Away   Houston Oilers  20,650
Oct. 21  L 17-20  Away   Dallas Texans  17,814
Oct. 28  W 23-3  Home   San Diego Chargers  21,467/7,500
Nov. 4  W 31-21  Home   Oakland Raiders  18,247/6,000
Nov. 11  L 31-52  Home   Dallas Texans  13,275
Nov. 22  W 46-45  Away   Denver Broncos  15,776
Nov. 30  L 17-24  Away   Boston Patriots  Boston University Field  20,015
Dec. 8  L   3-20  Home   Buffalo Bills  (night)
Dec. 15  L 10-44  Home   Houston Oilers  (night)

The New York Titans were renamed the New York Jets for 1963.

Jets
  1963   (5-8-1 4th last Eastern Division A.F.L.)  Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Training Camp: Peekskill, New York
Aug. 9  L  0-17     Houston Oilers    at Independence Stadium, Shrevport, La. (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 16  L  8-23  Away   Buffalo Bills    War Memorial Stadium  19,142 (night•exhibition game)
Aug. 23 canceled     Oakland Raiders    at Ladd Memorial Stad., Mobile, Ala. (night•exhibition game)  [FOOTNOTE 1]
Aug. 25  L 16-43  Away   Oakland Raiders    at Frank Youell Field  8,317 (exhibition game)
Sep. 1  W 22-20     Boston Patriots    at Rutgers Stadium, New Brunswick, N.J.  12,500 (exhibition game)
Sep. 8  L 14-38  Away   Boston Patriots    Alumni Stadium, Boston College  24,120
Sep. 22  W 24-17  Home   Houston Oilers    9,336
Sep. 28  W 10-7  Home   Oakland Raiders  (night) 17,100
Oct. 5  W 31-24  Home   Boston Patriots  (night) 16,769
Oct. 13  L 20-24  Away   San Diego Chargers, Balboa Stadium  27,189
Oct. 20  L 26-49  Away   Oakland Raiders  15,557
Oct. 26  T 35-35  Home   Denver Broncos  (night) 20,377
Nov. 2  L  7-53  Home   San Diego Chargers  (night) 18,336
Nov. 10  L 27-31  Away   Houston Oilers, Jeppesen Stadium  23,619
Nov. 17  W 14-9  Away   Denver Broncos, Bears Stadium  14,247
Nov. 24 postponed  Home   Kansas City Chiefs  [FOOTNOTE 2]
Dec. 1 postponed  Home   Buffalo Bills
Dec. 1  W 17-0  Home   Kansas City Chiefs  18,824 (11,615 paid)
Dec. 8  L 14-45  Away   Buffalo Bills, War Memorial Stadium  20,222
Dec. 14 postponed  Away   Kansas City Chiefs
Dec. 14  L 10-19  Home   Buffalo Bills  5,826  [FOOTNOTE 3]
Dec. 22  L   0-48  Away   Kansas City Chiefs, Municipal Stadium  12,202 (9º temperature)

The New York Jets left The Polo Grounds following the 1963 season, for the new Shea Stadium as their home field in 1964.

Go to New York Jets at Shea Stadium!

Footnotes:
 1 - The August 23, 1963 exhibition game at Mobile, Alabama, was canceled and moved to Oakland and played 8/25, due to segregated seating (a seperate “Negroes” only section) at Ladd Memorial Stadium. Four black Raiders, Art Powell, Fred Williamson, Clemon Daniels & Bo Roberson publicly stated they would boycott the game unless the stadium integrated their ticket sales. The governor of Alabama and the stadium personnel would not relent. At first, the game was still being played, but eventually the Raiders (and owner Al Davis) and the AFL decided to move the game to Oakland. The Raiders had to pay thousands of dollars in guaranteed fees and penalties, as well as the Jets travel expenses to and from Oakland. See various clippings below.
 2 - Due to the John F. Kennedy assassination on November 23, 1963, all A.F.L. games scheduled for 11/24 were postponed. The 11/24 Jets-Chiefs game was moved to Dec. 1, the 12/1 Jets-Bills game to 12/14, & the 12/14 Jets at Kansas City game to 12/22.
 3 - The December 14, 1963 Jets loss to the Buffalo Bills, was the last sporting event held at the Polo Grounds (#4) (1912-1963), before its demolition. The New York Jets played at the new Shea Stadium, in Flushing, Queens, beginning in 1964.

Newspaper article titled Protest Segregation/Negro Star To 'Sit' At Game Against Jets. from the Yonkers Statesman, Yonkers, New York, August 20, 1963. About four black Oakland Raiders players who protested segregation in seating at the Mobile, Alabama exhibition game scheduled for 8/23/1963.   Newspaper article from The Geneva Times, Geneva, N.Y. from August 19, 1963 & article from August 23, 1963 from The Saratogian, Saratoga, N.Y. The first titled, For Seating Segregation- Oakland Grid Negros Won't Play In Mobile & Grid Game Switched Over Segregation.
Newspaper column from the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, titled Integration Bowl, from August 21, 1963. About the Oakland Raaiders protest over segreagated seating at an exhibition football game at Mobile, Alabama, and its being moved to Oakland.

Other Pro Football at the Polo Grounds:
 •The (Brickley's) New York Giants #1 (A.P.F.L.) played one home game at the Polo Grounds, 1921.
 •The New York Football Giants (N.F.L.) played home games at the Polo Grounds, 1925-1955.
 •The New York Bulldogs (N.F.L.) played home games at the Polo Grounds, 1949.

Also see all college and (non-prep) amateur games at the Polo Grounds.

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This list is compiled and designed by Paul S. Luchter

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