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1963 Houston Oilers

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.4, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -3.3, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 372 points (26.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of -70 points (-5.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Pop Ivy (6-8-0)

Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
Head Coach/General Manager Pop Ivy
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 302 4419 870 5.1 57 24 17 254 261 501 3210 26 33 6.1 169 341 1209 11 3.5 68
Team Defense 372 4581 907 5.1 50 14 18 256 190 424 2600 24 36 5.6 121 446 1981 12 4.4 117
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 8 8 2 1 1 4 8 3 7 7 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 2 6 7 3 2 5 1 5 7 7 3 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Oakland Raiders 13 24 16 318 206 112 10 16 328 249 79 4
2 Sat September 14 boxscore W 1-1 Denver Broncos 20 14 17 290 208 82 2 13 182 76 106 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-2 @ New York Jets 17 24 18 393 308 85 3 17 251 191 60 4
4 Sat September 28 boxscore W 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 31 20 23 353 237 116 3 19 311 123 188 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7 28 12 287 241 46 6 21 337 212 125 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-3 @ Denver Broncos 33 24 24 392 274 118 2 13 313 217 96 5
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-3 Buffalo Bills 28 14 13 287 205 82 1 22 381 241 140 5
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-3 Kansas City Chiefs 28 7 19 310 218 92 3 20 352 129 223 7
9 Fri November 1 boxscore L 5-4 @ Boston Patriots 3 45 13 206 187 19 8 15 311 168 143 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-4 New York Jets 31 27 23 309 189 120 2 21 354 282 72 5
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 6-5 @ San Diego Chargers 0 27 14 243 141 102 5 24 349 137 212 4
12 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-6 Boston Patriots 28 46 22 274 214 60 6 22 325 131 194 2
13 Sun December 15 boxscore L 6-7 San Diego Chargers 14 20 13 289 247 42 4 14 247 85 162 2
14 Sun December 22 boxscore L 6-8 @ Oakland Raiders 49 52 27 468 335 133 2 21 540 359 181 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* 36 K/QB 14 13 6-7-0 224 423 53.0% 3003 24 5.7 25 5.9 80 7.1 5.6 13.4 214.5 70.1 1 1
15 Jacky Lee 24 qb 14 1 0-1-0 37 75 49.3% 475 2 2.7 8 10.7 38 6.3 2.1 12.8 33.9 38.9
32 Dave Smith 26 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
20 Billy Cannon 26 6 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.8 14 6-8-0 261 501 52.1% 3478 26 5.2 33 6.6 80 6.9 5.0 13.3 248.4 64.3 1 1
Opp Total 14 190 424 44.8% 2896 24 5.7 36 8.5 6.8 4.14 15.2 206.9 51.4 37 296 5.6 3.2 8.0

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
44 Charley Tolar 26 FB 14 0 194 659 3 33 3.4 47.1 13.9 41 275 6.7 0 33 2.9 19.6 934 3 8
47 Bill Tobin 22 HB 10 0 75 271 4 32 3.6 27.1 7.5 13 173 13.3 1 33 1.3 17.3 444 5 3
32 Dave Smith 26 14 0 50 202 3 16 4.0 14.4 3.6 24 270 11.3 2 36 1.7 19.3 472 5 1
20 Billy Cannon 26 6 0 13 45 0 12 3.5 7.5 2.2 5 39 7.8 0 12 0.8 6.5 84 0 2
16 George Blanda* 36 K/QB 14 13 4 1 0 7 0.3 0.1 0.3 1 0 8
15 Jacky Lee 24 qb 14 1 2 9 0 8 4.5 0.6 0.1 9 0 2
35 Bo Dickinson 28 5 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.2 0.2 5 48 9.6 0 18 1.0 9.6 49 1 0
33 Gene Babb 29 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.5 0.1 7 0 0
43 Jim Norton* 25 LS/P 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.1 0.1 15 0 0
87 Charley Hennigan* 28 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 1051 17.2 10 68 4.4 75.1 1051 10 0
88 Willard Dewveall 27 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 752 13.0 7 35 4.1 53.7 752 7 3
81 Bob McLeod 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 530 16.1 5 38 2.4 37.9 530 5 0
28 Charley Frazier 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 279 17.4 1 80 1.6 27.9 279 1 0
18 Randy Kerbow 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 61 12.2 0 30 0.6 7.6 61 0 1
Team Total 25.8 14 341 1210 11 33 3.5 86.4 24.4 261 3478 13.3 26 80 18.6 248.4 4688 37 34
Opp Total 14 446 1981 12 4.4 141.5 31.9 190 2600 13.7 24 13.6 185.7 4581 36 29

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
23 Bobby Jancik 23 KR/RCB 14 0 13 145 0 56 11.2 45 1317 0 53 29.3 1462
27 Fred Glick*+ 26 PR/RS 14 0 19 171 0 22 9.0 20 451 0 43 22.6 622
20 Billy Cannon 26 6 0 2 39 0 20 19.5 123
77 Rich Michael* 25 RT 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
47 Bill Tobin 22 HB 10 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 454
44 Charley Tolar 26 FB 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 938
Team Total 25.8 14 32 316 0 56 9.9 70 1824 0 53 26.1 6828
Opp Total 14 34 460 2 13.5 50 984 1 19.7

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
43 Jim Norton* 25 LS/P 14 0 65 2792 68 0 43.0
16 George Blanda* 36 K/QB 14 13 2 1 3 1 8 3 8 4 3 24 9 37.5%% 39 39 100.0%%
Team Total 25.8 14 2 1 3 1 8 3 8 4 3 24 9 37.5%% 39 39 100.0%% 65 2792 68 0 43.0
Opp Total 14 23 14 60.9%% 46 46 100.0%% 68 2897 42.6

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
27 Fred Glick*+ 26 PR/RS 14 0 12 180 1 45 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 George Blanda* 36 K/QB 14 13 0 8 0 0 0
44 Charley Tolar 26 FB 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
40 Tony Banfield*+ 26 LCB 14 0 7 21 0 14 0
23 Bobby Jancik 23 KR/RCB 14 0 3 31 0 19 0 0 3 0 0 0
43 Jim Norton* 25 LS/P 14 0 6 86 0 37 0
31 Doug Cline 25 LLB 14 0 3 16 0 9 0
88 Willard Dewveall 27 WR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
47 Bill Tobin 22 HB 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
33 Gene Babb 29 MLB 14 0 2 24 0 18 0
20 Billy Cannon 26 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
15 Jacky Lee 24 qb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
85 Danny Brabham 22 14 0 1 1 0 1 0
30 Mike Dukes 27 RLB 14 0 1 4 0 4 0
41 Mark Johnston 25 14 0 1 90 1 90 0
18 Randy Kerbow 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Dave Smith 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 36 453 2 90 0 0 34 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 28 29 15 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
16 George Blanda* 36 K/QB 14 13 39 9 66
87 Charley Hennigan* 28 WR 14 0 10 10 60
88 Willard Dewveall 27 WR 14 0 7 7 42
81 Bob McLeod 25 TE 14 0 5 5 30
32 Dave Smith 26 14 0 3 2 5 30
47 Bill Tobin 22 HB 10 0 4 1 5 30
44 Charley Tolar 26 FB 14 0 3 3 18
35 Bo Dickinson 28 5 0 1 1 6
28 Charley Frazier 24 10 0 1 1 6
27 Fred Glick*+ 26 PR/RS 14 0 1 1 6
41 Mark Johnston 25 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 11 26 2 39 39 9 1 300
Opp Total 14 12 24 2 1 4 3 46 14 1 372

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-07 OAK L, 13-24 4 34 pass Charley Hennigan 34 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
2 1963-09-14 DEN W, 20-14 2 15 interception Fred Glick 15 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
3 1963-09-14 DEN W, 20-14 3 9 pass Willard Dewveall 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
4 1963-09-22 @ NYJ L, 17-24 1 13 pass Charley Hennigan 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ NYJ L, 17-24 3 3 rush Dave Smith 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1963-09-28 @ BUF W, 31-20 1 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1963-09-28 @ BUF W, 31-20 1 15 pass Charley Hennigan 15 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
8 1963-09-28 @ BUF W, 31-20 2 14 pass Charley Hennigan 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
9 1963-09-28 @ BUF W, 31-20 2 6 pass Charley Hennigan 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1963-10-06 @ KAN L, 7-28 4 4 pass Dave Smith 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
11 1963-10-13 @ DEN W, 33-24 1 13 pass Willard Dewveall 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
12 1963-10-13 @ DEN W, 33-24 1 1 rush Bill Tobin 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1963-10-13 @ DEN W, 33-24 2 33 pass Bill Tobin 33 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1963-10-13 @ DEN W, 33-24 3 7 pass Bob McLeod 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1963-10-20 BUF W, 28-14 2 3 pass Charley Hennigan 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1963-10-20 BUF W, 28-14 2 20 pass Bob McLeod 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1963-10-20 BUF W, 28-14 2 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1963-10-20 BUF W, 28-14 3 80 pass Charley Frazier 80 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1963-10-27 KAN W, 28-7 3 6 pass Bob McLeod 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1963-10-27 KAN W, 28-7 3 24 pass Bob McLeod 24 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1963-10-27 KAN W, 28-7 4 90 interception Mark Johnston 90 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
22 1963-10-27 KAN W, 28-7 4 20 pass Willard Dewveall 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1963-11-10 NYJ W, 31-27 1 7 rush Bill Tobin 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
24 1963-11-10 NYJ W, 31-27 2 5 rush Bill Tobin 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
25 1963-11-10 NYJ W, 31-27 4 4 rush Bill Tobin 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
26 1963-11-10 NYJ W, 31-27 4 7 pass Charley Hennigan 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
27 1963-12-08 BOS L, 28-46 1 29 pass Charley Hennigan 29 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
28 1963-12-08 BOS L, 28-46 2 11 pass Willard Dewveall 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
29 1963-12-08 BOS L, 28-46 3 1 rush Dave Smith 1 yard rush (Bill Tobin kick)
30 1963-12-08 BOS L, 28-46 4 12 pass Charley Hennigan 12 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Bill Tobin kick)
31 1963-12-15 SDG L, 14-20 2 24 pass Willard Dewveall 24 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
32 1963-12-15 SDG L, 14-20 4 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
33 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 1 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 1 2 rush Dave Smith 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 2 12 pass Willard Dewveall 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
36 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 2 25 pass Dave Smith 25 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
37 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 2 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
38 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 3 26 pass Willard Dewveall 26 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
39 1963-12-22 @ OAK L, 49-52 3 21 pass Bob McLeod 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-07 OAK W, 24-13 3 2 rush Clem Daniels 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1963-09-07 OAK W, 24-13 4 85 pass Art Powell 85 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
3 1963-09-07 OAK W, 24-13 4 15 fumble Ken Herock 15 yard fumble return (Mike Mercer kick)
4 1963-09-14 DEN L, 14-20 2 90 kickoff Charley Mitchell 90 yard kickoff return (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1963-09-14 DEN L, 14-20 4 4 rush Mickey Slaughter 4 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1963-09-22 @ NYJ W, 24-17 1 33 pass Bill Mathis 33 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
7 1963-09-22 @ NYJ W, 24-17 2 97 field goal Marshall Starks 97 yard field goal return (Dick Guesman kick)
8 1963-09-22 @ NYJ W, 24-17 4 4 rush Mark Smolinski 4 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
9 1963-09-28 @ BUF L, 20-31 1 23 fumble Carl Charon 23 yard fumble return (Mack Yoho kick)
10 1963-09-28 @ BUF L, 20-31 1 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
11 1963-10-06 @ KAN W, 28-7 2 14 pass Fred Arbanas 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
12 1963-10-06 @ KAN W, 28-7 2 69 pass Chris Burford 69 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
13 1963-10-06 @ KAN W, 28-7 3 4 pass Fred Arbanas 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
14 1963-10-06 @ KAN W, 28-7 4 12 pass Frank Jackson 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
15 1963-10-13 @ DEN L, 24-33 2 6 fumble Bud McFadin 6 yard fumble return (Gene Mingo kick)
16 1963-10-13 @ DEN L, 24-33 3 1 pass Bob Scarpitto 1 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1963-10-13 @ DEN L, 24-33 4 55 pass Bob Scarpitto 55 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1963-10-20 BUF L, 14-28 2 4 pass Bill Miller 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
19 1963-10-20 BUF L, 14-28 4 55 pass Ernie Warlick 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1963-10-27 KAN L, 7-28 2 22 pass Chris Burford 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
21 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 1 76 pass Larry Garron 76 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 1 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 2 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 2 98 interception Bob Suci 98 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 3 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1963-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-3 4 78 interception Jim Lee Hunt 78 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1963-11-10 NYJ L, 27-31 1 47 pass Bake Turner 47 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
28 1963-11-10 NYJ L, 27-31 3 7 pass Dee Mackey 7 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
29 1963-11-10 NYJ L, 27-31 4 93 punt Bill Baird 93 yard punt return (Dick Guesman kick)
30 1963-11-10 NYJ L, 27-31 4 12 pass Dee Mackey 12 yard pass from Dick Wood (pass failed)
31 1963-12-01 @ SDG W, 27-0 1 15 rush Keith Lincoln 15 yard rush (George Blair kick)
32 1963-12-01 @ SDG W, 27-0 2 2 rush Paul Lowe 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
33 1963-12-01 @ SDG W, 27-0 4 22 pass Lance Alworth 22 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
34 1963-12-08 BOS W, 46-28 1 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
35 1963-12-08 BOS W, 46-28 2 5 pass Jim Colclough 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
36 1963-12-08 BOS W, 46-28 2 7 fumble Nick Buoniconti 7 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
37 1963-12-08 BOS W, 46-28 2 40 pass Art Graham 40 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
38 1963-12-08 BOS W, 46-28 3 52 interception Bob Suci 52 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
39 1963-12-15 SDG W, 20-14 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
40 1963-12-15 SDG W, 20-14 2 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
41 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 1 69 punt Claude Gibson 69 yard punt return (Mike Mercer kick)
42 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 2 7 pass Ken Herock 7 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
43 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 2 56 pass Clem Daniels 56 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
44 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 2 81 pass Art Powell 81 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
45 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 2 20 pass Art Powell 20 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
46 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 3 45 pass Art Powell 45 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
47 1963-12-22 @ OAK W, 52-49 4 23 pass Art Powell 23 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)