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1960 Houston Oilers

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (27.1/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 94 points (6.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: Lou Rymkus (10-4-0)

Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Houston (Houston, Texas)


Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
Executive VP/General Manager Don Suman
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 379 4936 930 5.3 45 17 26 262 218 456 3203 31 28 6.7 153 452 1733 15 3.8 83
Team Defense 285 4901 995 4.9 51 26 28 282 271 557 3517 28 25 5.9 164 397 1384 6 3.5 90
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 3 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 5 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 2 6 1 1 8 8 8 7 5 5 3 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 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-0 @ Oakland Raiders 37 22 25 431 267 164 4 11 295 245 50 1
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0 Los Angeles Chargers 38 28 22 377 93 284 2 22 357 329 28 4
3 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-1 Oakland Raiders 13 14 20 334 222 112 5 20 269 164 105 3
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 3-1 New York Titans 27 21 21 344 176 168 3 25 367 304 63 6
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-1 Dallas Texans 20 10 17 300 233 67 3 21 303 192 111 8
7 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-1 @ New York Titans 42 28 17 364 287 77 3 23 453 329 124 6
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 5-2 @ Buffalo Bills 24 25 13 287 116 171 5 17 352 293 59 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-2 @ Denver Broncos 45 25 24 467 276 191 26 492 371 121 3
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 6-3 @ Los Angeles Chargers 21 24 24 386 337 49 5 26 412 261 151 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3 Denver Broncos 20 10 9 360 265 95 2 20 329 248 81 3
11 Fri November 25 boxscore W 8-3 @ Boston Patriots 24 10 22 411 316 95 18 251 243 8 3
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-4 @ Dallas Texans 0 24 14 147 120 27 4 19 344 74 270
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 9-4 Buffalo Bills 31 23 16 318 206 112 3 20 340 181 159 4
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 10-4 Boston Patriots 37 21 18 410 289 121 6 14 337 283 54 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun January 1 boxscore W 11-4 Los Angeles Chargers 24 16 17 401 301 100 21 333 143 190 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
16 George Blanda 33 K/QB 14 11 8-3-0 169 363 46.6% 2413 24 6.6 22 6.1 88 6.6 5.2 14.3 172.4 65.4 1 1
15 Jacky Lee 21 qb 14 3 2-1-0 41 77 53.2% 842 5 6.5 6 7.8 92 10.9 8.7 20.5 60.1 81.2
12 Charlie Milstead 23 P 14 0 4 7 57.1% 43 0 0.0 0 0.0 30 6.1 6.1 10.8 3.1 75.3
32 Dave Smith+ 23 FB 14 14 3 5 60.0% 70 1 20.0 0 0.0 31 14.0 18.0 23.3 5.0 143.7
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
89 Bill Groman 24 WR 14 0 1 1 100.0% 3 1 100.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 23.0 3.0 0.2 118.7
Team Total 24.5 14 10-4-0 218 456 47.8% 3371 31 6.8 28 6.1 92 7.4 6.0 15.5 240.8 69.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 271 557 48.7% 3874 28 5.0 25 4.5 7.0 5.94 14.3 276.7 69.7 41 357 5.9 4.9 6.9

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
32 Dave Smith+ 23 FB 14 14 154 643 5 65 4.2 45.9 11.0 22 216 9.8 2 40 1.6 15.4 859 7 4
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 152 644 1 39 4.2 46.0 10.9 15 187 12.5 5 53 1.1 13.4 831 6 3
44 Charley Tolar 23 14 0 54 179 3 40 3.3 12.8 3.9 7 71 10.1 0 23 0.5 5.1 250 3 6
31 Doug Cline 22 LLB 14 0 37 105 2 19 2.8 7.5 2.6 4 15 3.8 0 10 0.3 1.1 120 2 2
21 Ken Hall 25 KR/PR 11 0 30 118 0 16 3.9 10.7 2.7 118 0 3
16 George Blanda 33 K/QB 14 11 16 16 4 9 1.0 1.1 1.1 16 4 8
15 Jacky Lee 21 qb 14 3 6 11 0 10 1.8 0.8 0.4 11 0 4
12 Charlie Milstead 23 P 14 0 3 3 0 7 1.0 0.2 0.2 3 0 0
89 Bill Groman 24 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 1473 20.5 12 92 5.1 105.2 1473 12 2
82 John Carson 30 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 604 13.4 4 47 3.2 43.1 604 4 1
37 Charley Hennigan 25 WR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 722 16.4 6 73 4.0 65.6 722 6 1
88 Al Witcher 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 34 8.5 1 13 0.3 2.4 34 1 0
84 Jack Atchason 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 26 8.7 1 12 1.5 13.0 26 1 0
43 Jim Norton 22 LCB 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 0
86 John White 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.3 4.5 18 0 0
Team Total 24.5 14 452 1733 15 65 3.8 123.8 32.3 218 3371 15.5 31 92 15.6 240.8 5104 46 36
Opp Total 14 397 1384 6 3.5 98.9 28.4 271 3517 13.0 28 19.4 251.2 4901 34 42

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
21 Ken Hall 25 KR/PR 11 0 6 72 0 26 12.0 19 594 1 104 31.3 784
44 Charley Tolar 23 14 0 5 40 0 15 8.0 13 249 0 35 19.2 539
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 4 96 0 51 24.0 8 266 1 88 33.3 1193
30 Mike Dukes 24 RLB 11 0 4 58 0 20 14.5 58
31 Doug Cline 22 LLB 14 0 3 42 0 16 14.0 162
70 Al Jamison+ 23 LT 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
86 John White 25 4 0 0 11 0 11 29
Team Total 24.5 14 15 208 0 51 13.9 48 1225 2 104 25.5 6537
Opp Total 14 28 258 0 9.2 46 1096 0 23.8

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
16 George Blanda 33 K/QB 14 11 14 6 5 3 5 3 6 1 3 2 33 15 45.5%% 47 46 97.9%%
12 Charlie Milstead 23 P 14 0 66 2365 59 0 35.8
21 Ken Hall 25 KR/PR 11 0 6 210 41 0 35.0
Team Total 24.5 14 14 6 5 3 5 3 6 1 3 2 33 15 45.5%% 47 46 97.9%% 72 2575 59 0 35.8
Opp Total 14 27 12 44.4%% 32 29 90.6%% 68 2523 37.1

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
16 George Blanda 33 K/QB 14 11 0 8 0 0 0
44 Charley Tolar 23 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
24 Julian Spence 31 RS 14 0 4 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
41 Mark Johnston+ 22 RCB 14 0 4 42 0 33 0
15 Jacky Lee 21 qb 14 3 0 4 0 0 0
50 Dennit Morris 24 MLB 14 0 4 32 0 26 0
32 Dave Smith+ 23 FB 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
40 Tony Banfield 23 11 0 3 22 0 22 0
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
47 Bobby Gordon 25 LS 13 0 3 45 0 27 0
21 Ken Hall 25 KR/PR 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
31 Doug Cline 22 LLB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Mike Dukes 24 RLB 11 0 2 34 0 29 0
89 Bill Groman 24 WR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Charlie Kendall 25 14 0 2 10 0 10 0
76 Dalva Allen 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
82 John Carson 30 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Charley Hennigan 25 WR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Al Jamison+ 23 LT 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Jim Norton 22 LCB 13 0 1 0 0 0 0
88 Al Witcher 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 24.5 14 25 190 0 33 0 0 36 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 22 42 16

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
16 George Blanda 33 K/QB 14 11 4 4 46 15 115
89 Bill Groman 24 WR 14 0 12 12 72
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 1 5 1 7 42
32 Dave Smith+ 23 FB 14 14 5 2 7 42
37 Charley Hennigan 25 WR 11 0 6 6 36
82 John Carson 30 TE 14 0 4 4 24
44 Charley Tolar 23 14 0 3 3 18
31 Doug Cline 22 LLB 14 0 2 2 12
84 Jack Atchason 24 2 0 1 1 6
21 Ken Hall 25 KR/PR 11 0 1 1 6
88 Al Witcher 24 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 24.5 14 15 31 2 48 46 15 379
Opp Total 14 6 28 2 29 12 285

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-11 @ OAK W, 37-22 1 43 pass Charley Hennigan 43 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
2 1960-09-11 @ OAK W, 37-22 3 32 pass Bill Groman 32 yard pass from George Blanda
3 1960-09-11 @ OAK W, 37-22 3 3 pass John Carson 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
4 1960-09-11 @ OAK W, 37-22 4 8 rush Dave Smith 8 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1960-09-11 @ OAK W, 37-22 4 11 pass John Carson 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
6 1960-09-18 LAC W, 38-28 1 47 rush Dave Smith 47 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1960-09-18 LAC W, 38-28 1 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1960-09-18 LAC W, 38-28 2 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1960-09-18 LAC W, 38-28 3 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1960-09-18 LAC W, 38-28 3 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1960-09-25 OAK L, 13-14 2 8 pass John Carson 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
12 1960-10-09 NYT W, 27-21 2 6 pass Jack Atchason 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
13 1960-10-09 NYT W, 27-21 3 1 rush Billy Cannon 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1960-10-09 NYT W, 27-21 4 40 rush Charley Tolar 40 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
15 1960-10-16 DTX W, 20-10 1 1 rush Dave Smith 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
16 1960-10-16 DTX W, 20-10 1 9 pass Bill Groman 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 1 104 kickoff Ken Hall 104 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
18 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 1 12 pass Bill Groman 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 2 11 pass Bill Groman 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 2 8 pass Bill Groman 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 2 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1960-10-23 @ NYT W, 42-28 4 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1960-10-30 @ BUF L, 24-25 1 8 pass Charley Hennigan 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1960-10-30 @ BUF L, 24-25 2 21 pass Billy Cannon 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
25 1960-10-30 @ BUF L, 24-25 3 53 pass Billy Cannon 53 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
26 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 1 13 pass John Carson 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
27 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 2 7 pass Bill Groman 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
28 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 3 3 rush Dave Smith 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
29 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 3 5 pass Charley Hennigan 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
30 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 4 45 rush Dave Smith 45 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
31 1960-11-06 @ DEN W, 45-25 4 8 pass Bill Groman 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
32 1960-11-13 @ LAC L, 21-24 2 6 pass Billy Cannon 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
33 1960-11-13 @ LAC L, 21-24 2 3 pass Bill Groman 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1960-11-13 @ LAC L, 21-24 4 4 pass Billy Cannon 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
35 1960-11-20 DEN W, 20-10 1 78 pass Bill Groman 78 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
36 1960-11-20 DEN W, 20-10 2 92 pass Bill Groman 92 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
37 1960-11-20 DEN W, 20-10 2 73 pass Charley Hennigan 73 yard pass from Jacky Lee
38 1960-11-25 @ BOS W, 24-10 2 8 pass Bill Groman 8 yard pass from Dave Smith (George Blanda kick)
39 1960-11-25 @ BOS W, 24-10 3 24 pass Billy Cannon 24 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
40 1960-11-25 @ BOS W, 24-10 4 2 rush Doug Cline 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
41 1960-12-11 BUF W, 31-23 1 39 pass Bill Groman 39 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
42 1960-12-11 BUF W, 31-23 1 1 rush Doug Cline 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
43 1960-12-11 BUF W, 31-23 3 6 pass Charley Hennigan 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
44 1960-12-11 BUF W, 31-23 4 21 pass Dave Smith 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
45 1960-12-18 BOS W, 37-21 2 3 pass Al Witcher 3 yard pass from Bill Groman (George Blanda kick)
46 1960-12-18 BOS W, 37-21 3 88 kickoff Billy Cannon 88 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
47 1960-12-18 BOS W, 37-21 4 40 pass Dave Smith 40 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
48 1960-12-18 BOS W, 37-21 4 10 rush Charley Tolar 10 yard rush (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-11 @ OAK L, 22-37 2 13 pass Tony Teresa 13 yard pass from Tom Flores (Larry Barnes kick)
2 1960-09-11 @ OAK L, 22-37 3 42 interception Eddie Macon 42 yard interception return (Larry Barnes kick)
3 1960-09-11 @ OAK L, 22-37 4 46 pass Jack Larscheid 46 yard pass from Tom Flores (two point pass successful)
4 1960-09-18 LAC L, 28-38 1 25 pass Royce Womble 25 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1960-09-18 LAC L, 28-38 2 3 pass Ralph Anderson 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1960-09-18 LAC L, 28-38 4 18 pass Royce Womble 18 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1960-09-18 LAC L, 28-38 4 55 pass Charlie Flowers 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1960-09-25 OAK W, 14-13 1 3 rush J.D. Smith 3 yard rush (Larry Barnes kick)
9 1960-09-25 OAK W, 14-13 4 14 pass Gene Prebola 14 yard pass from Tom Flores (Larry Barnes kick)
10 1960-10-09 NYT L, 21-27 2 33 pass Art Powell 33 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
11 1960-10-09 NYT L, 21-27 2 3 pass Art Powell 3 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
12 1960-10-09 NYT L, 21-27 4 8 pass Don Maynard 8 yard pass from Al Dorow (Bill Shockley kick)
13 1960-10-16 DTX L, 10-20 2 18 rush Abner Haynes 18 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
14 1960-10-23 @ NYT L, 28-42 1 5 pass Art Powell 5 yard pass from Al Dorow (Bill Shockley kick)
15 1960-10-23 @ NYT L, 28-42 2 65 pass Don Maynard 65 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
16 1960-10-23 @ NYT L, 28-42 2 49 pass Dewey Bohling 49 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
17 1960-10-23 @ NYT L, 28-42 3 44 pass Art Powell 44 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
18 1960-10-30 @ BUF W, 25-24 1 70 pass Wray Carlton 70 yard pass from Johnny Green
19 1960-10-30 @ BUF W, 25-24 2 10 pass Dick Brubaker 10 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
20 1960-11-06 @ DEN L, 25-45 2 31 pass Al Carmichael 31 yard pass from Frank Tripucka
21 1960-11-06 @ DEN L, 25-45 2 18 pass Lionel Taylor 18 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (pass failed)
22 1960-11-06 @ DEN L, 25-45 3 26 pass Al Carmichael 26 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1960-11-13 @ LAC W, 24-21 1 34 pass Ralph Anderson 34 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1960-11-13 @ LAC W, 24-21 1 4 pass Ralph Anderson 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1960-11-13 @ LAC W, 24-21 2 3 rush Paul Lowe 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1960-11-20 DEN L, 10-20 3 26 pass Ken Carpenter 26 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1960-11-25 @ BOS L, 10-24 3 51 pass Joe Johnson 51 yard pass from Butch Songin (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1960-12-04 @ DTX W, 24-0 1 1 rush Hunter Enis 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
29 1960-12-04 @ DTX W, 24-0 1 1 rush Hunter Enis 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
30 1960-12-04 @ DTX W, 24-0 3 13 rush Abner Haynes 13 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
31 1960-12-11 BUF L, 23-31 2 22 pass Dan Chamberlain 22 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
32 1960-12-11 BUF L, 23-31 4 33 pass Dan Chamberlain 33 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Billy Atkins kick)
33 1960-12-11 BUF L, 23-31 4 29 interception Joe Hergert 29 yard interception return (run failed)
34 1960-12-18 BOS L, 21-37 3 37 pass Oscar Lofton 37 yard pass from Butch Songin
35 1960-12-18 BOS L, 21-37 3 39 pass Oscar Lofton 39 yard pass from Butch Songin (two point run successful)
36 1960-12-18 BOS L, 21-37 3 28 pass Jim Colclough 28 yard pass from Butch Songin (Gino Cappelletti kick)