1965 Houston Oilers season
|1965 Houston Oilers season|
|Head coach||Hugh Taylor|
|General manager||Carroll Martin|
|Home field||Rice Stadium|
|Division place||4th AFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||did 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 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.
|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|
|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.
|AFL Eastern Division|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||3–3||285||303||W1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- 1965 Houston Oilers
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