1966 Houston Oilers season

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1966 Houston Oilers season
Head coachWally Lemm
General managerDon Klosterman
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldRice Stadium
Results
Record3–11
Division place4th AFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1966 Houston Oilers season was the 7th season for the Houston Oilers as a professional AFL franchise; The team failed to improve on their previous output of 4–10, winning only three games.[1] The Oilers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, and were swept by the expansion Miami Dolphins.

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3 Denver Broncos W 45–7
30,156
2 September 10 Oakland Raiders W 31–0
31,763
3 September 18 at New York Jets L 52–13
54,681
4 September 25 at Buffalo Bills L 27–20
42,526
5 October 2 at Denver Broncos L 40–38
27,203
6 Bye
7 October 16 New York Jets W 24–0
30,823
8 October 23 Miami Dolphins L 20–13
23,173
9 October 30 at Kansas City Chiefs L 48–23
31,676
10 November 6 at Oakland Raiders L 38–23
34,102
11 November 13 at Boston Patriots L 27–21
23,426
12 November 20 Buffalo Bills L 42–20
27,312
13 Bye
14 December 4 San Diego Chargers L 28–22
17,569
15 December 11 Boston Patriots L 38–14
17,100
16 December 18 at Miami Dolphins L 29–28
20,045
  • Two bye weeks were necessary in 1966, as the league expanded to an odd-number (9) of teams;
    one team was idle each week (three teams were idle in week one).
  • Teams were played twice, except for two from other division (Kansas City, San Diego)

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 9 4 1 .692 6–2 358 255 W1
Boston Patriots 8 4 2 .667 5–1–1 315 283 L1
New York Jets 6 6 2 .500 4–3–1 322 312 W1
Houston Oilers 3 11 0 .214 1–7 335 396 L8
Miami Dolphins 3 11 0 .214 2–5 213 362 W1

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

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