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10-3-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.4, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (22.4/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 87 points (6.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.6-4.4.

Coach: Lou Saban (10-3-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, New York)


Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Richard Gallagher
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 313 3749 882 4.3 38 14 18 206 208 461 2461 13 24 5.0 119 392 1288 16 3.3 69
Team Defense 226 4284 890 4.8 57 25 20 226 227 502 3170 19 32 6.0 141 360 1114 4 3.1 65
Lg Rank Offense 3 7 2 5 8 4 7 8 4 6 4 6 1 7
Lg Rank Defense 1 6 1 1 3 8 8 4 1 7 2 2 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 11 boxscore W 1-0 Boston Patriots 24 7 17 348 271 77 2 13 215 111 104 5
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 @ Denver Broncos 30 15 20 364 276 88 2 17 360 291 69 8
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 3-0 New York Jets 33 21 27 408 304 104 1 18 307 263 44 2
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 4-0 Oakland Raiders 17 12 14 263 123 140 3 12 162 69 93 3
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 4-1 San Diego Chargers 3 34 8 150 93 57 6 18 458 369 89 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 5-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 23 7 7 127 80 47 4 12 231 161 70 9
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 6-1 Denver Broncos 31 13 21 338 262 76 1 19 359 264 95 1
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 6-2 Houston Oilers 17 19 19 283 162 121 4 16 272 148 124 1
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 7-2 @ Boston Patriots 23 7 9 161 99 62 15 264 236 28 4
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 8-2 @ Oakland Raiders 17 14 11 223 129 94 4 10 295 158 137 3
11 Thu November 25 boxscore T 8-2-1 @ San Diego Chargers 20 20 13 241 194 47 3 23 361 309 52 5
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 9-2-1 @ Houston Oilers 29 18 11 284 82 202 3 15 300 214 86 5
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 10-2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 34 25 16 323 249 74 2 18 409 346 63 5
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 10-3-1 @ New York Jets 12 14 11 236 137 99 3 14 299 239 60 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 26 boxscore W 11-3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 23 0 23 260 152 108 1 12 223 119 104 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Jack Kemp*+ 30 QB 14 13 9-3-1 179 391 45.8% 2368 10 2.6 18 4.6 78 6.1 4.5 13.2 169.1 54.8 2 1
12 Daryle Lamonica* 24 qb 14 1 1-0-0 29 70 41.4% 376 3 4.3 6 8.6 74 5.4 2.4 13.0 26.9 37.6 1 1
Team Total 26.0 14 10-3-1 208 461 45.1% 2744 13 2.8 24 5.2 78 6.0 4.2 13.2 196.0 52.2 3 2
Opp Total 14 227 502 45.2% 3416 19 3.8 32 6.4 6.8 4.69 15.0 244.0 54.2 28 246 6.0 4.0 5.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
30 Wray Carlton* 28 HB 14 0 156 592 6 80 3.8 42.3 11.1 24 196 8.2 1 23 1.7 14.0 788 7 2
33 Billy Joe* 25 FB 14 0 123 377 4 30 3.1 26.9 8.8 27 271 10.0 2 78 1.9 19.4 648 6 3
20 Bobby Smith* 23 14 0 43 137 1 13 3.2 9.8 3.1 12 116 9.7 0 21 0.9 8.3 253 1 2
15 Jack Kemp*+ 30 QB 14 13 36 49 4 12 1.4 3.5 2.6 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9 0.1 -0.6 40 4 9
32 Donnie Stone 28 14 0 19 61 0 14 3.2 4.4 1.4 6 29 4.8 0 9 0.4 2.1 90 0 1
12 Daryle Lamonica* 24 qb 14 1 10 30 1 10 3.0 2.1 0.7 30 1 2
43 Joe Auer 24 5 0 3 19 0 14 6.3 3.8 0.6 19 0 0
22 Charley Warner* 25 KR 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 1 11 11.0 1 11 0.1 0.8 13 1 1
55 Paul Maguire* 27 P 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.5 0.1 21 0 1
46 Bo Roberson* 30 FL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 483 15.6 3 74 3.9 60.4 483 3 0
82 Paul Costa* 24 TE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 401 19.1 0 46 2.1 40.1 401 0 1
80 Charley Ferguson* 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 262 12.5 2 30 1.8 21.8 262 2 1
85 Glenn Bass 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 299 16.6 1 38 4.5 74.8 299 1 1
44 Elbert Dubenion 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 281 15.6 1 46 6.0 93.7 281 1 0
40 Ed Rutkowski* 24 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 247 13.7 1 47 1.3 17.6 247 1 0
84 Ernie Warlick* 33 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 112 14.0 1 27 0.6 8.0 112 1 0
48 Pete Mills* 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 43 43.0 0 43 0.5 21.5 43 0 0
51 John Tracey* 32 LLB 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 392 1288 16 80 3.3 92.0 28.0 208 2744 13.2 13 78 14.9 196.0 4032 29 28
Opp Total 14 360 1114 4 3.1 79.6 25.7 227 3170 14.0 19 16.2 226.4 4284 23 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Charley Warner* 25 KR 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 32 825 2 102 25.8 854
42 Butch Byrd*+ 24 PR/RCB 14 14 22 220 0 30 10.0 220
40 Ed Rutkowski* 24 SE 14 0 11 127 0 33 11.5 5 97 0 23 19.4 471
46 Bo Roberson* 30 FL 8 0 4 59 0 22 14.8 542
49 Floyd Hudlow 22 7 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 2 36 0 18 18.0 48
45 Hagood Clarke* 23 LS 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
78 Jim Dunaway* 24 LDT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Paul Maguire* 27 P 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 26
26 George Saimes*+ 24 RS 14 5 0 1 0 1 1
Team Total 26.0 14 36 389 0 33 10.8 45 1022 2 102 22.7 5443
Opp Total 14 29 222 0 7.7 60 1449 0 24.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
55 Paul Maguire* 27 P 14 0 80 3437 68 0 43.0
3 Pete Gogolak* 23 K 14 0 10 10 9 8 15 9 8 1 4 46 28 60.9%% 31 31 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 14 10 10 9 8 15 9 8 1 4 46 28 60.9%% 31 31 100.0%% 80 3437 68 0 43.0
Opp Total 14 30 15 50.0%% 21 21 100.0%% 76 3055 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Jack Kemp*+ 30 QB 14 13 0 9 6 0 0
42 Butch Byrd*+ 24 PR/RCB 14 14 5 119 0 62 0 0 3 0 0 0
45 Hagood Clarke* 23 LS 14 0 7 60 0 40 0
72 Ron McDole* 26 LDE 14 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 5 0 0
22 Charley Warner* 25 KR 14 0 5 84 1 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Booker Edgerson* 26 LCB 14 0 5 55 0 19 0
26 George Saimes*+ 24 RS 14 5 4 24 0 20 0
33 Billy Joe* 25 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton* 28 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 Daryle Lamonica* 24 qb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
20 Bobby Smith* 23 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
58 Mike Stratton*+ 24 RLB 14 0 2 19 0 19 0
85 Glenn Bass 26 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Paul Costa* 24 TE 10 8 0 1 0 0 0
88 Tom Day* 30 RDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
80 Charley Ferguson* 26 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
49 Floyd Hudlow 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Harry Jacobs* 28 MLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
55 Paul Maguire* 27 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Donnie Stone 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 John Tracey* 32 LLB 14 0 1 8 0 8 0
Team Total 26.0 14 32 393 1 62 0 0 28 11 0 1
Opp Total 14 29 33 8 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Pete Gogolak* 23 K 14 0 31 28 115
30 Wray Carlton* 28 HB 14 0 6 1 7 42
33 Billy Joe* 25 FB 14 0 4 2 6 36
15 Jack Kemp*+ 30 QB 14 13 4 4 24
22 Charley Warner* 25 KR 14 0 1 2 1 4 24
46 Bo Roberson* 30 FL 8 0 3 3 18
80 Charley Ferguson* 26 12 0 2 2 12
85 Glenn Bass 26 4 0 1 1 6
44 Elbert Dubenion 32 3 0 1 1 6
12 Daryle Lamonica* 24 qb 14 1 1 1 6
40 Ed Rutkowski* 24 SE 14 0 1 1 6
26 George Saimes*+ 24 RS 14 5 1 1 6
20 Bobby Smith* 23 14 0 1 1 6
84 Ernie Warlick* 33 te 14 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 16 13 2 1 1 33 31 28 313
Opp Total 14 4 19 1 1 21 15 1 226

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-11 BOS W, 24-7 2 26 pass Glenn Bass 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1965-09-11 BOS W, 24-7 3 22 interception Charley Warner 22 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1965-09-11 BOS W, 24-7 4 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1965-09-19 @ DEN W, 30-15 2 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1965-09-19 @ DEN W, 30-15 3 7 pass Billy Joe 7 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1965-09-19 @ DEN W, 30-15 4 2 rush Jack Kemp 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1965-09-26 NYJ W, 33-21 1 4 rush Jack Kemp 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1965-09-26 NYJ W, 33-21 3 11 pass Elbert Dubenion 11 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1965-09-26 NYJ W, 33-21 4 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1965-10-03 OAK W, 17-12 2 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1965-10-03 OAK W, 17-12 3 3 pass Ernie Warlick 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1965-10-17 @ KAN W, 23-7 4 30 pass Charley Ferguson 30 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1965-10-17 @ KAN W, 23-7 4 18 fumble George Saimes 18 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1965-10-24 DEN W, 31-13 1 78 pass Billy Joe 78 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1965-10-24 DEN W, 31-13 2 8 pass Charley Ferguson 8 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1965-10-24 DEN W, 31-13 2 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1965-10-24 DEN W, 31-13 3 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1965-10-31 HOU L, 17-19 1 4 rush Billy Joe 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1965-10-31 HOU L, 17-19 1 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1965-11-07 @ BOS W, 23-7 2 3 rush Jack Kemp 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1965-11-07 @ BOS W, 23-7 2 102 kickoff Charley Warner 102 yard kickoff return (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1965-11-14 @ OAK W, 17-14 2 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1965-11-14 @ OAK W, 17-14 4 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1965-11-25 @ SDG T, 20-20 1 6 pass Wray Carlton 6 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1965-11-25 @ SDG T, 20-20 3 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1965-12-05 @ HOU W, 29-18 1 74 pass Bo Roberson 74 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1965-12-05 @ HOU W, 29-18 4 80 rush Wray Carlton 80 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1965-12-12 KAN W, 34-25 1 66 pass Bo Roberson 66 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1965-12-12 KAN W, 34-25 2 13 pass Bo Roberson 13 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1965-12-12 KAN W, 34-25 4 1 rush Bobby Smith 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1965-12-12 KAN W, 34-25 4 47 pass Ed Rutkowski 47 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1965-12-19 @ NYJ L, 12-14 1 87 kickoff Charley Warner 87 yard kickoff return (pass failed)
33 1965-12-19 @ NYJ L, 12-14 4 11 pass Charley Warner 11 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (run failed)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-11 BOS L, 7-24 2 11 pass Gino Cappelletti 11 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1965-09-19 @ DEN L, 15-30 3 15 pass Hewritt Dixon 15 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gary Kroner kick)
3 1965-09-19 @ DEN L, 15-30 4 25 pass Lionel Taylor 25 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (two point pass successful)
4 1965-09-26 NYJ L, 21-33 2 3 pass Bill Mathis 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1965-09-26 NYJ L, 21-33 4 9 pass Dee Mackey 9 yard pass from Joe Namath (two point pass successful)
6 1965-10-03 OAK L, 12-17 2 5 pass Alan Miller 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1965-10-10 SDG W, 34-3 2 14 pass Lance Alworth 14 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
8 1965-10-10 SDG W, 34-3 2 8 pass Keith Lincoln 8 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
9 1965-10-10 SDG W, 34-3 3 52 pass Lance Alworth 52 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
10 1965-10-10 SDG W, 34-3 3 35 interception Bud Whitehead 35 yard interception return (Herb Travenio kick)
11 1965-10-17 @ KAN L, 7-23 1 18 pass Fred Arbanas 18 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
12 1965-10-24 DEN L, 13-31 4 30 pass Abner Haynes 30 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gary Kroner kick)
13 1965-10-31 HOU W, 19-17 1 10 pass Ode Burrell 10 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
14 1965-11-07 @ BOS L, 7-23 2 1 rush J.D. Garrett 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1965-11-14 @ OAK L, 14-17 1 41 rush Clem Daniels 41 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
16 1965-11-14 @ OAK L, 14-17 4 25 pass Clem Daniels 25 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1965-11-25 @ SDG T, 20-20 2 6 rush Paul Lowe 6 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
18 1965-11-25 @ SDG T, 20-20 4 0 fumble Paul Lowe 0 yard fumble return (Herb Travenio kick)
19 1965-12-05 @ HOU L, 18-29 1 4 rush Jack Spikes 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1965-12-05 @ HOU L, 18-29 4 95 pass Dick Compton 95 yard pass from George Blanda (two point pass successful)
21 1965-12-12 KAN L, 25-34 1 67 pass Fred Arbanas 67 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
22 1965-12-12 KAN L, 25-34 4 19 pass Otis Taylor 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
23 1965-12-12 KAN L, 25-34 4 22 pass Bert Coan 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
24 1965-12-19 @ NYJ W, 14-12 1 19 pass Don Maynard 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
25 1965-12-19 @ NYJ W, 14-12 3 36 pass Don Maynard 36 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)