1967 Houston Oilers Season
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1967 Houston Oilers Season

1967 Houston Oilers season
Head coachWally Lemm
General managerDon Klosterman
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldRice Stadium
Results
Record9-4-1
Division place1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship
(at Raiders, 7-40)

The 1967 Houston Oilers season was the 8th season for the Houston Oilers as a professional AFL franchise; The team improved on their previous output of 3-11, with a 9-4-1 record.[1] They won the Eastern Division and qualified for the postseason for the first time in five seasons, but lost to the Raiders in the AFL Championship Game at Oakland.[2][3][4][5]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 9 Kansas City Chiefs L 20-25 0-1
28,003
2 September 17 at Buffalo Bills W 20-3 1-1
41,384
3 September 24 at San Diego Chargers L 3-13 1-2
36,032
4 October 1 Denver Broncos W 10-6 2-2
21,798
5 October 8 Bye
6 October 15 at New York Jets T 28-28 2-2-1
62,729
7 October 22 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24-19 3-2-1
46,365
8 October 29 Buffalo Bills W 10-3 4-2-1
30,060
9 November 5 at Boston Patriots L 7-18 4-3-1
19,422
10 November 12 at Denver Broncos W 20-18 5-3-1
30,392
11 November 19 Bye
12 November 26 Boston Patriots W 27-6 6-3-1
28,044
13 December 3 Miami Dolphins W 17-14 7-3-1
20,979
14 December 10 Oakland Raiders L 7-19 7-4-1
36,375
15 December 16 San Diego Chargers W 24-17 8-4-1
19,870
16 December 23 Miami Dolphins W 41-10 9-4-1
25,982
  • Saturday (September 9, December 16 & 23)

Game summaries

Week 16

1 234Total
• Oilers 7 71710 41
Dolphins 0 370 10

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
AFL Championship December 31, 1967 at Oakland Raiders L 7-40
53,330

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 9 4 1 .692 5-1-1 258 199 W2
New York Jets 8 5 1 .615 5-1-1 371 329 W1
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 3-5 237 285 L1
Miami Dolphins 4 10 0 .286 2-6 219 407 L1
Boston Patriots 3 10 1 .231 3-5 280 389 L5

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

References

  1. ^ 1967 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "Oakland, Houston accent defense in AFL title tilt". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. December 31, 1967.
  3. ^ Bock, Hal (January 1, 1968). "Oakland romps past Houston, 40-7; meets Packers in Super Bowl Jan. 14". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. p. 55.
  4. ^ "Raiders humble Oilers, 40 to 7". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. January 1, 1968. p. 1, part 2.
  5. ^ Shrake, Edwin (January 8, 1968). "Another old pro kicks for sixteen". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.

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