1965 Houston Oilers season

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1965 Houston Oilers season
OwnerBud Adams
Head coachHugh Taylor
General managerCarroll Martin
Home fieldRice Stadium
Results
Record4–10
Division place4th AFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1965 Houston Oilers season was the 6th season for the Houston Oilers as a professional AFL franchise; 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]

Roster[edit]

1965 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
active, inactive, practice squad


Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 12 New York Jets W 27–21 1–0 Rice Stadium 52,680 Recap
2 September 19 Boston Patriots W 31–10 2–0 Rice Stadium 32,445 Recap
3 September 26 at Oakland Raiders L 17–21 2–1 Frank Youell Field 18,166 Recap
4 October 3 at San Diego Chargers L 14–31 2–2 Balboa Stadium 28,190 Recap
5 Bye
6 October 17 at Denver Broncos L 17–28 2–3 Bears Stadium 32,492 Recap
7 October 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 38–36 3–3 Rice Stadium 34,670 Recap
8 October 31 at Buffalo Bills W 19–17 4–3 War Memorial Stadium 44,267 Recap
9 November 7 Oakland Raiders L 21–33 4–4 Rice Stadium 35,729 Recap
10 November 14 Denver Broncos L 21–31 4–5 Rice Stadium 28,126 Recap
11 November 21 at New York Jets L 14–41 4–6 Shea Stadium 55,312 Recap
12 November 28 at Kansas City Chiefs L 21–52 4–7 Municipal Stadium 16,459 Recap
13 December 5 Buffalo Bills L 18–29 4–8 Rice Stadium 23,087 Recap
14 December 12 San Diego Chargers L 26–37 4–9 Rice Stadium 24,120 Recap
15 December 18 at Boston Patriots L 14–42 4–10 Fenway Park 14,508 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 10 3 1 .769 4–2 313 226 L1
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 3–3 285 303 W1
Boston Patriots 4 8 2 .333 2–4 244 302 W3
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 3–3 298 429 L7

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1965 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "Cold Hard Football Facts: The 5.0 Club: run defense in '11 lit up like hippies in '69". Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.