1967 Houston Oilers season

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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[edit]

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[edit]

Week 16[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

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[edit]

  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.