1967 Houston Oilers season
OwnerBud Adams
Head coachWally Lemm
General managerDon Klosterman
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]

Roster

1967 Houston Oilers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Main article: 1967 American Football League season

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

Note:

Game summaries

Week 16

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

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
AFL Championship December 31 at Oakland Raiders L 7–40 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 53,330 Recap

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.