1965 Houston Oilers season

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1965 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Hugh Taylor
Home field Rice Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 4th AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1964 1966 >

The 1965 Houston Oilers season was their sixth in the league. The team matched their previous output of 4–10[1] and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Oilers moved their home games from Jeppensen Stadium to Rice Stadium.

The 1965 Oilers surrendered 5.29 rushing yards per carry, the most in American Football League history, and 8th-most in the history of professional football.[2]

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1965 New York Jets W 27–21
52,680
2 September 19, 1965 Boston Patriots W 21–10
32,445
3 September 26, 1965 at Oakland Raiders L 21–17
18,166
4 October 3, 1965 at San Diego Chargers L 31–14
28,190
5 October 17, 1965 at Denver Broncos L 28–17
32,492
6 October 24, 1965 Kansas City Chiefs W 38–36
34,670
7 October 31, 1965 at Buffalo Bills W 19–17
44,267
8 November 7, 1965 Oakland Raiders L 33–21
35,729
9 November 14, 1965 Denver Broncos L 31–21
28,126
10 November 21, 1965 at New York Jets L 41–14
55,312
11 November 28, 1965 at Kansas City Chiefs L 52–21
16,459
12 December 5, 1965 Buffalo Bills L 29–18
23,087
13 December 12, 1965 San Diego Chargers L 37–26
24,120
14 December 18, 1965 at Boston Patriots L 42–14
14,508

Division standings[edit]

AFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 10 3 1 .769 313 226 L-1
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 285 303 W-1
Boston Patriots 4 8 2 .333 244 302 W-3
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 322 285 L-7

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