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1965 Houston Oilers

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.2, Offense: 1.2, Defense: -9.4, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (21.3/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 429 points (30.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of -131 points (-9.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-9.8.

Coach: Hugh Taylor (4-10-0)

Stadium: Rice Stadium
 Training Camp: Houston Oilers Training Facility (Houston, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Carroll Martin
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 298 3988 905 4.4 46 11 24 227 224 550 2813 25 35 4.8 140 324 1175 10 3.6 63
Team Defense 429 5153 945 5.5 40 13 28 271 177 416 2470 27 27 5.6 111 507 2683 17 5.3 132
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 7 2 4 1 2 1 8 8 8 7 6 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 3 4 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 8 7 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 27 21 14 292 120 172 5 12 228 49 179 5
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 Boston Patriots 31 10 17 420 320 100 4 22 207 150 57 5
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 2-1 @ Oakland Raiders 17 21 14 269 183 86 3 15 326 180 146 3
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 2-2 @ San Diego Chargers 14 31 12 193 146 47 1 26 493 222 271
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 17 28 23 328 241 87 5 15 280 170 110 4
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs 38 36 21 366 302 64 1 32 542 240 302 4
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-3 @ Buffalo Bills 19 17 16 272 148 124 1 19 283 162 121 4
8 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-4 Oakland Raiders 21 33 23 317 296 21 4 16 392 203 189 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 4-5 Denver Broncos 21 31 21 334 234 100 7 12 193 20 173 4
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-6 @ New York Jets 14 41 17 275 213 62 4 23 522 238 284 3
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 52 13 289 122 167 1 23 511 277 234
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-8 Buffalo Bills 18 29 15 300 214 86 5 11 284 82 202 3
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-9 San Diego Chargers 26 37 13 221 202 19 2 18 361 136 225 2
14 Sat December 18 boxscore L 4-10 @ Boston Patriots 14 42 7 112 72 40 3 22 531 341 190 1

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 38 K/QB 14 12 3-9-0 186 442 42.1% 2542 20 4.5 30 6.8 95 5.8 3.6 13.7 181.6 47.9 2 2
10 Don Trull 24 qb 14 2 1-1-0 38 107 35.5% 528 5 4.7 5 4.7 57 4.9 3.8 13.9 37.7 48.3 0 1
44 Charley Tolar 28 FB 11 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.2 14 4-10-0 224 550 40.7% 3070 25 4.5 35 6.4 95 5.6 3.6 13.7 219.3 47.9 2 3
Opp Total 14 177 416 42.5% 2643 27 6.5 27 6.5 6.4 4.73 14.9 188.8 58.6 22 173 5.6 4.1 5.0

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
25 Ode Burrell* 26 HB 14 0 130 528 3 63 4.1 37.7 9.3 55 650 11.8 4 52 3.9 46.4 1178 7 6
44 Charley Tolar 28 FB 11 0 73 230 0 18 3.2 20.9 6.6 25 138 5.5 0 21 2.3 12.5 368 0 0
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 47 173 3 20 3.7 12.4 3.4 8 57 7.1 0 17 0.6 4.1 230 3 3
46 Bobby Jackson 25 10 0 37 85 2 7 2.3 8.5 3.7 1 31 31.0 0 31 0.1 3.1 116 2 0
10 Don Trull 24 qb 14 2 29 145 2 18 5.0 10.4 2.1 145 2 3
16 George Blanda 38 K/QB 14 12 4 -6 0 0 -1.5 -0.4 0.3 -6 0 2
28 Charley Frazier 26 WR 12 0 1 10 0 8 10.0 0.8 0.1 38 717 18.9 6 64 3.2 59.8 727 6 1
20 Dick Compton 25 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 3 140 46.7 2 95 1.0 46.7 142 2 0
34 Dalton Hoffman 24 4 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 2.8 0.3 11 0 0
87 Charley Hennigan* 30 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 578 14.1 4 53 2.9 41.3 578 4 1
83 Willie Frazier*+ 23 TE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 521 14.1 8 57 3.1 43.4 521 8 0
81 Bob McLeod 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 226 15.1 1 49 1.1 16.1 226 1 1
20 Sammy Weir 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.3 12 0 1
Team Total 26.2 14 323 1178 10 63 3.6 84.1 23.1 224 3070 13.7 25 95 16.0 219.3 4248 35 22
Opp Total 14 507 2683 17 5.3 191.6 36.2 177 2470 14.0 27 12.6 176.4 5153 44 31

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 25 KR/PR 14 0 12 85 0 25 7.1 18 430 0 43 23.9 515
47 Pete Jaquess 25 14 0 4 17 0 11 4.3 13 280 0 69 21.5 297
25 Ode Burrell* 26 HB 14 0 3 39 0 33 13.0 8 202 0 38 25.3 1419
27 Fred Glick 28 RS 14 0 7 44 0 13 6.3 4 84 0 24 21.0 128
20 Sammy Weir 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 10 215 0 33 21.5 227
33 W.K. Hicks 23 RCB 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 7 181 0 40 25.9 185
20 Dick Compton 25 3 0 4 68 0 30 17.0 210
41 Keith Kinderman 25 4 0 4 72 0 29 18.0 72
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 4 41 0 15 10.3 271
46 Bobby Jackson 25 10 0 2 39 0 25 19.5 155
22 B.W. Cheeks 24 2 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
50 Bobby Maples 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
78 Maxie Williams 25 14 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
Team Total 26.2 14 28 189 0 33 6.8 77 1669 0 69 21.7 6106
Opp Total 14 48 482 2 10.0 48 995 0 20.7

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 27 LS/P 14 0 85 3711 65 1 43.7
16 George Blanda 38 K/QB 14 12 4 4 1 7 4 7 3 2 21 11 52.4%% 28 28 100.0%%
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 2 1 2 1 50.0%% 6 6 100.0%%
Team Total 26.2 14 6 5 1 7 4 7 3 2 23 12 52.2%% 34 34 100.0%% 85 3711 65 1 43.7
Opp Total 14 43 25 58.1%% 48 48 100.0%% 59 2508 42.5

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
33 W.K. Hicks 23 RCB 14 0 9 156 0 31 0
23 Bobby Jancik 25 KR/PR 14 0 4 90 0 36 0 0 3 0 0 0
43 Jim Norton 27 LS/P 14 0 7 52 0 18 0
25 Ode Burrell* 26 HB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
40 Tony Banfield 28 LCB 14 0 3 28 0 28 0
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
10 Don Trull 24 qb 14 2 0 3 0 0 0
16 George Blanda 38 K/QB 14 12 0 2 0 0 0
27 Fred Glick 28 RS 14 0 2 18 0 18 0
22 B.W. Cheeks 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Gary Cutsinger 25 LDE 14 0 1 72 0 72 0
28 Charley Frazier 26 WR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Charley Hennigan* 30 WR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Bobby Maples 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
81 Bob McLeod 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Sammy Weir 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 27 416 0 72 0 0 22 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 31 31 18 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 38 K/QB 14 12 28 11 61
83 Willie Frazier*+ 23 TE 12 0 8 8 48
25 Ode Burrell* 26 HB 14 0 3 4 7 2 46
28 Charley Frazier 26 WR 12 0 6 6 36
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 3 3 6 1 27
87 Charley Hennigan* 30 WR 14 0 4 4 24
20 Dick Compton 25 3 0 2 2 12
46 Bobby Jackson 25 10 0 2 2 12
10 Don Trull 24 qb 14 2 2 2 12
73 Norm Evans 23 RT 14 0 1 1 6
81 Bob McLeod 27 14 0 1 1 6
45 Larry Onesti 27 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 14 10 25 2 37 2 34 12 1 296
Opp Total 14 17 27 2 3 48 25 1 429

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 NYJ W, 27-21 1 57 pass Willie Frazier 57 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
2 1965-09-12 NYJ W, 27-21 2 8 pass Willie Frazier 8 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
3 1965-09-12 NYJ W, 27-21 4 4 pass Willie Frazier 4 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
4 1965-09-19 BOS W, 31-10 1 40 pass Charley Frazier 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1965-09-19 BOS W, 31-10 2 12 pass Willie Frazier 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
6 1965-09-19 BOS W, 31-10 3 46 pass Charley Frazier 46 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
7 1965-09-19 BOS W, 31-10 4 43 rush Ode Burrell 43 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1965-09-26 @ OAK L, 17-21 1 52 pass Ode Burrell 52 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
9 1965-09-26 @ OAK L, 17-21 4 4 pass Willie Frazier 4 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
10 1965-10-03 @ SDG L, 14-31 4 9 pass Charley Hennigan 9 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
11 1965-10-03 @ SDG L, 14-31 4 7 rush Don Trull 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1965-10-17 @ DEN L, 17-28 1 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1965-10-17 @ DEN L, 17-28 2 2 rush Bobby Jackson 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1965-10-24 KAN W, 38-36 3 64 pass Charley Frazier 64 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
15 1965-10-24 KAN W, 38-36 3 49 pass Ode Burrell 49 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
16 1965-10-24 KAN W, 38-36 3 17 pass Willie Frazier 17 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
17 1965-10-24 KAN W, 38-36 3 9 pass Willie Frazier 9 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
18 1965-10-24 KAN W, 38-36 4 9 pass Bob McLeod 9 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
19 1965-10-31 @ BUF W, 19-17 1 10 pass Ode Burrell 10 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
20 1965-11-07 OAK L, 21-33 2 8 pass Willie Frazier 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1965-11-07 OAK L, 21-33 3 36 pass Charley Frazier 36 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1965-11-07 OAK L, 21-33 3 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1965-11-14 DEN L, 21-31 1 37 pass Charley Frazier 37 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1965-11-14 DEN L, 21-31 2 12 pass Ode Burrell 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
25 1965-11-14 DEN L, 21-31 4 15 pass Charley Frazier 15 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
26 1965-11-21 @ NYJ L, 14-41 4 3 rush Don Trull 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
27 1965-11-21 @ NYJ L, 14-41 4 12 rush Jack Spikes 12 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
28 1965-11-28 @ KAN L, 21-52 3 0 fumble Norm Evans 0 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
29 1965-11-28 @ KAN L, 21-52 4 48 rush Ode Burrell 48 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
30 1965-11-28 @ KAN L, 21-52 4 16 rush Ode Burrell 16 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
31 1965-12-05 BUF L, 18-29 1 4 rush Jack Spikes 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
32 1965-12-05 BUF L, 18-29 4 95 pass Dick Compton 95 yard pass from George Blanda (two point pass successful)
33 1965-12-12 SDG L, 26-37 2 10 pass Charley Hennigan 10 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1965-12-12 SDG L, 26-37 3 30 pass Dick Compton 30 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
35 1965-12-12 SDG L, 26-37 4 9 pass Charley Hennigan 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
36 1965-12-18 @ BOS L, 14-42 3 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (two point pass successful)
37 1965-12-18 @ BOS L, 14-42 4 0 fumble Larry Onesti 0 yard fumble return (run failed)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 NYJ L, 21-27 1 45 rush Bill Mathis 45 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
2 1965-09-12 NYJ L, 21-27 1 12 rush Matt Snell 12 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1965-09-12 NYJ L, 21-27 3 23 pass Don Maynard 23 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
4 1965-09-19 BOS L, 10-31 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1965-09-26 @ OAK W, 21-17 1 69 pass Clem Daniels 69 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1965-09-26 @ OAK W, 21-17 3 43 pass Art Powell 43 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1965-09-26 @ OAK W, 21-17 4 5 pass Alan Miller 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
8 1965-10-03 @ SDG W, 31-14 2 69 pass Lance Alworth 69 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
9 1965-10-03 @ SDG W, 31-14 3 15 pass Dave Kocourek 15 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
10 1965-10-03 @ SDG W, 31-14 3 24 interception Earl Faison 24 yard interception return (Herb Travenio kick)
11 1965-10-03 @ SDG W, 31-14 4 57 pass Lance Alworth 57 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
12 1965-10-17 @ DEN W, 28-17 2 90 pass Bob Scarpitto 90 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
13 1965-10-17 @ DEN W, 28-17 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
14 1965-10-17 @ DEN W, 28-17 3 10 blocked punt John Griffin 10 yard blocked punt return (Gary Kroner kick)
15 1965-10-17 @ DEN W, 28-17 4 44 interception John Griffin 44 yard interception return (Gary Kroner kick)
16 1965-10-24 KAN L, 36-38 1 48 rush Curtis McClinton 48 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1965-10-24 KAN L, 36-38 1 8 rush Mack Lee Hill 8 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1965-10-24 KAN L, 36-38 4 40 pass Curtis McClinton 40 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
19 1965-10-24 KAN L, 36-38 4 9 pass Otis Taylor 9 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point run successful)
20 1965-10-31 @ BUF L, 17-19 1 4 rush Billy Joe 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1965-10-31 @ BUF L, 17-19 1 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1965-11-07 OAK W, 33-21 2 34 pass Clem Daniels 34 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1965-11-07 OAK W, 33-21 2 9 pass Alan Miller 9 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1965-11-07 OAK W, 33-21 3 67 pass Clem Daniels 67 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1965-11-14 DEN W, 31-21 2 6 pass Lionel Taylor 6 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
26 1965-11-14 DEN W, 31-21 3 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
27 1965-11-14 DEN W, 31-21 4 57 punt Abner Haynes 57 yard punt return (Gary Kroner kick)
28 1965-11-14 DEN W, 31-21 4 25 interception John Bramlett 25 yard interception return (Gary Kroner kick)
29 1965-11-21 @ NYJ W, 41-14 1 4 pass Don Maynard 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1965-11-21 @ NYJ W, 41-14 2 20 pass George Sauer 20 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
31 1965-11-21 @ NYJ W, 41-14 4 6 pass Curley Johnson 6 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
32 1965-11-21 @ NYJ W, 41-14 4 34 pass Don Maynard 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
33 1965-11-21 @ NYJ W, 41-14 4 4 rush Kern Carson 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
34 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 1 45 pass Otis Taylor 45 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
35 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 2 5 pass Fred Arbanas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
36 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 2 66 rush Mack Lee Hill 66 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
37 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 3 22 pass Frank Jackson 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
38 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
39 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 4 7 rush Pete Beathard 7 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
40 1965-11-28 @ KAN W, 52-21 4 27 pass Fred Arbanas 27 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Tommy Brooker kick)
41 1965-12-05 BUF W, 29-18 1 74 pass Bo Roberson 74 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
42 1965-12-05 BUF W, 29-18 4 80 rush Wray Carlton 80 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
43 1965-12-12 SDG W, 37-26 1 63 punt Speedy Duncan 63 yard punt return (Herb Travenio kick)
44 1965-12-12 SDG W, 37-26 2 5 pass Lance Alworth 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
45 1965-12-12 SDG W, 37-26 4 1 rush John Hadl 1 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
46 1965-12-12 SDG W, 37-26 4 15 rush Paul Lowe 15 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
47 1965-12-18 @ BOS W, 42-14 1 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
48 1965-12-18 @ BOS W, 42-14 2 19 pass Jim Colclough 19 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
49 1965-12-18 @ BOS W, 42-14 2 26 pass Gino Cappelletti 26 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
50 1965-12-18 @ BOS W, 42-14 4 57 pass Gino Cappelletti 57 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)