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1966 Houston Oilers

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.8, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 3rd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 396 points (28.3/g), 9th.
 Differential of -61 points (-4.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-8.4.

Coach: Wally Lemm (3-11-0)

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

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Don Klosterman
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 335 4412 926 4.8 40 12 26 246 226 485 2897 29 28 5.6 144 413 1515 11 3.7 76
Team Defense 396 4995 881 5.7 31 13 25 244 209 438 3162 35 18 6.9 131 422 1833 10 4.3 88
Lg Rank Offense 3 7 7 4 4 2 4 2 6 7 4 5 6 7
Lg Rank Defense 9 9 7 5 7 5 8 9 8 8 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 3 boxscore W 1-0 Denver Broncos 45 7 28 472 259 213 1 26 -7 33 3
2 Sat September 10 boxscore W 2-0 Oakland Raiders 31 0 20 269 197 72 3 23 272 199 73 7
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 2-1 @ New York Jets 13 52 16 207 136 71 5 23 466 340 126
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 20 27 15 300 276 24 5 14 276 140 136 3
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 38 40 20 384 289 95 3 17 362 212 150 2
6 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-3 New York Jets 24 0 17 339 198 141 3 11 216 163 53 5
7 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-4 Miami Dolphins 13 20 13 301 201 100 5 13 340 139 201
8 Sun October 30 boxscore L 3-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 23 48 22 268 174 94 4 15 441 290 151 3
9 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-6 @ Oakland Raiders 23 38 8 246 126 120 3 14 390 249 141 3
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-7 @ Boston Patriots 21 27 20 374 302 72 20 391 242 149
11 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-8 Buffalo Bills 20 42 11 315 228 87 3 23 508 352 156
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-9 San Diego Chargers 22 28 23 395 152 243 2 15 378 302 76 3
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 3-10 Boston Patriots 14 38 13 235 170 65 1 31 512 272 240
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 3-11 @ Miami Dolphins 28 29 20 307 189 118 2 25 417 269 148 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 39 K/QB 14 8 3-5-0 122 271 45.0% 1764 17 6.3 21 7.7 79 6.5 4.3 14.5 126.0 55.3
10 Don Trull 25 qb 14 5 0-5-0 84 172 48.8% 1200 10 5.8 5 2.9 62 7.0 6.8 14.3 85.7 79.1
11 Buddy Humphrey 31 qb 6 1 0-1-0 15 32 46.9% 168 2 6.3 1 3.1 32 5.3 5.1 11.2 28.0 70.8
15 Jacky Lee 27 8 0 4 8 50.0% 27 0 0.0 1 12.5 10 3.4 -2.3 6.8 3.4 18.2
25 Ode Burrell 27 HB 14 0 1 1 100.0% 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.6 104.2
44 Charley Tolar 29 FB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.5 14 3-11-0 226 485 46.6% 3168 29 6.0 28 5.8 79 6.5 5.1 14.0 226.3 64.0 0 0
Opp Total 14 209 438 47.7% 3390 35 8.0 18 4.1 7.7 7.49 16.2 242.1 83.6 21 228 6.9 6.6 4.6

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 27 HB 14 0 122 406 0 45 3.3 29.0 8.7 33 400 12.1 5 34 2.4 28.6 806 5 3
42 Sid Blanks 26 14 0 71 235 0 30 3.3 16.8 5.1 19 234 12.3 2 42 1.4 16.7 469 2 2
35 John Henry Johnson 37 14 0 70 226 3 28 3.2 16.1 5.0 8 150 18.8 0 53 0.6 10.7 376 3 0
32 Hoyle Granger 22 11 0 56 388 1 69 6.9 35.3 5.1 12 104 8.7 1 26 1.1 9.5 492 2 0
44 Charley Tolar 29 FB 14 0 46 105 0 17 2.3 7.5 3.3 13 68 5.2 0 14 0.9 4.9 173 0 3
10 Don Trull 25 qb 14 5 38 139 7 23 3.7 9.9 2.7 139 7 3
36 Donnie Stone 29 5 0 6 18 0 12 3.0 3.6 1.2 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.2 3.4 35 0 1
16 George Blanda 39 K/QB 14 8 3 1 0 1 0.3 0.1 0.2 1 0 3
15 Jacky Lee 27 8 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -3 0 1
28 Charley Frazier* 27 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 1129 19.8 12 79 4.1 80.6 1129 12 0
87 Charley Hennigan 31 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 313 11.6 3 23 1.9 22.4 313 3 0
81 Bob McLeod 28 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 339 14.7 3 41 1.6 24.2 339 3 0
26 Larry Elkins 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 283 13.5 3 62 1.5 20.2 283 3 0
88 Bob Poole 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 131 10.9 0 19 0.9 9.4 131 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 413 1515 11 69 3.7 108.2 29.5 226 3168 14.0 29 79 16.1 226.3 4683 40 19
Opp Total 14 422 1833 10 4.3 130.9 30.1 209 3162 15.1 35 14.9 225.9 4995 45 25

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 26 KR/PR 14 0 10 62 0 28 6.2 34 875 0 53 25.7 937
42 Sid Blanks 26 14 0 21 487 0 37 23.2 956
25 Ode Burrell 27 HB 14 0 8 78 0 29 9.8 1 16 0 16 16.0 900
47 Allen Trammel 24 3 0 5 19 0 8 3.8 3 63 0 26 21.0 82
52 Garland Boyette 26 14 0 3 42 0 18 14.0 42
62 Jim Hayes 26 14 0 2 31 0 16 15.5 31
Team Total 26.5 14 23 159 0 29 6.9 64 1514 0 53 23.7 6356
Opp Total 14 37 269 0 7.3 60 1385 2 23.1

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 39 K/QB 14 8 4 3 1 7 3 12 8 6 2 30 16 53.3%% 40 39 97.5%%
43 Jim Norton 28 P/RS 14 0 69 2908 65 0 42.1
Team Total 26.5 14 4 3 1 7 3 12 8 6 2 30 16 53.3%% 40 39 97.5%% 69 2908 65 0 42.1
Opp Total 14 30 15 50.0%% 49 49 100.0%% 68 2720 40.0

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 29 LS 10 0 4 57 0 41 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Jim Norton 28 P/RS 14 0 4 125 0 56 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 George Blanda 39 K/QB 14 8 0 3 0 0 0
25 Ode Burrell 27 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
33 W.K. Hicks* 24 RCB 14 0 3 12 0 12 0
23 Bobby Jancik 26 KR/PR 14 0 2 36 0 35 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Charley Tolar 29 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
10 Don Trull 25 qb 14 5 0 3 0 0 0
42 Sid Blanks 26 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Bernie Parrish 30 11 0 2 0 0 0 0
84 Johnny Baker 25 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
51 Ronnie Caveness 23 14 0 1 6 0 6 0
31 Doug Cline 28 MLB 9 0 1 23 0 23 0
15 Jacky Lee 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Donnie Stone 29 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 18 259 0 56 0 0 19 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 28 25 12

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 39 K/QB 14 8 39 16 87
28 Charley Frazier* 27 WR 14 0 12 12 72
10 Don Trull 25 qb 14 5 7 7 42
25 Ode Burrell 27 HB 14 0 5 5 30
26 Larry Elkins 23 14 0 3 3 18
87 Charley Hennigan 31 WR 14 0 3 3 18
35 John Henry Johnson 37 14 0 3 3 18
81 Bob McLeod 28 TE 14 0 3 3 18
42 Sid Blanks 26 14 0 2 2 12
32 Hoyle Granger 22 11 0 1 1 2 12
31 Doug Cline 28 MLB 9 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 11 29 1 41 39 16 1 333
Opp Total 14 10 35 2 3 49 15 396

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 1 25 pass Bob McLeod 25 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
2 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 2 35 pass Charley Frazier 35 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
3 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 3 18 rush John Henry Johnson 18 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 4 21 pass Charley Frazier 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 4 8 pass Charley Frazier 8 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
6 1966-09-03 DEN W, 45-7 4 12 rush Don Trull 12 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1966-09-10 OAK W, 31-0 2 7 fumble Doug Cline 7 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
8 1966-09-10 OAK W, 31-0 2 23 pass Ode Burrell 23 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
9 1966-09-10 OAK W, 31-0 4 12 pass Ode Burrell 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1966-09-10 OAK W, 31-0 4 6 rush Don Trull 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1966-09-18 @ NYJ L, 13-52 3 11 pass Sid Blanks 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
12 1966-09-25 @ BUF L, 20-27 4 11 pass Ode Burrell 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
13 1966-09-25 @ BUF L, 20-27 4 62 pass Charley Frazier 62 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1966-10-02 @ DEN L, 38-40 2 9 pass Bob McLeod 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ DEN L, 38-40 2 18 pass Charley Hennigan 18 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1966-10-02 @ DEN L, 38-40 3 79 pass Charley Frazier 79 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1966-10-02 @ DEN L, 38-40 3 29 pass Charley Frazier 29 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
18 1966-10-02 @ DEN L, 38-40 4 23 pass Charley Frazier 23 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1966-10-16 NYJ W, 24-0 1 33 rush John Henry Johnson 33 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1966-10-16 NYJ W, 24-0 2 42 pass Sid Blanks 42 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1966-10-16 NYJ W, 24-0 4 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1966-10-23 MIA L, 13-20 3 13 pass Ode Burrell 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ KAN L, 23-48 3 3 rush Don Trull 3 yard rush (run failed)
24 1966-10-30 @ KAN L, 23-48 4 14 pass Charley Hennigan 14 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
25 1966-10-30 @ KAN L, 23-48 4 5 pass Ode Burrell 5 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
26 1966-11-06 @ OAK L, 23-38 1 23 rush Don Trull 23 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
27 1966-11-06 @ OAK L, 23-38 4 69 rush Hoyle Granger 69 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
28 1966-11-06 @ OAK L, 23-38 4 32 pass Larry Elkins 32 yard pass from Buddy Humphrey
29 1966-11-13 @ BOS L, 21-27 1 9 pass Larry Elkins 9 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
30 1966-11-13 @ BOS L, 21-27 2 42 pass Charley Frazier 42 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
31 1966-11-13 @ BOS L, 21-27 4 53 pass Charley Frazier 53 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
32 1966-11-20 BUF L, 20-42 2 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
33 1966-11-20 BUF L, 20-42 4 40 pass Charley Frazier 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1966-12-04 SDG L, 22-28 2 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1966-12-04 SDG L, 22-28 3 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
36 1966-12-11 BOS L, 14-38 1 10 pass Charley Frazier 10 yard pass from Buddy Humphrey (George Blanda kick)
37 1966-12-11 BOS L, 14-38 4 4 pass Charley Frazier 4 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
38 1966-12-18 @ MIA L, 28-29 1 27 pass Hoyle Granger 27 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
39 1966-12-18 @ MIA L, 28-29 2 11 pass Larry Elkins 11 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
40 1966-12-18 @ MIA L, 28-29 2 2 pass Bob McLeod 2 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
41 1966-12-18 @ MIA L, 28-29 4 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-03 DEN L, 7-45 1 88 kickoff Goldie Sellers 88 yard kickoff return (Gary Kroner kick)
2 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 1 67 pass George Sauer 67 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
3 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 2 25 pass Matt Snell 25 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
4 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 2 13 pass Pete Lammons 13 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 3 55 pass Don Maynard 55 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 3 37 pass Don Maynard 37 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
7 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 4 39 rush Emerson Boozer 39 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
8 1966-09-18 @ NYJ W, 52-13 4 18 pass Curley Johnson 18 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
9 1966-09-25 @ BUF W, 27-20 2 8 rush Wray Carlton 8 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
10 1966-09-25 @ BUF W, 27-20 2 15 pass Bobby Burnett 15 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
11 1966-09-25 @ BUF W, 27-20 4 66 interception Hagood Clarke 66 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
12 1966-10-02 @ DEN W, 40-38 2 3 pass Abner Haynes 3 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
13 1966-10-02 @ DEN W, 40-38 2 100 kickoff Goldie Sellers 100 yard kickoff return (Gary Kroner kick)
14 1966-10-02 @ DEN W, 40-38 3 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ DEN W, 40-38 3 65 pass Al Denson 65 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
16 1966-10-23 MIA W, 20-13 1 80 pass Bo Roberson 80 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1966-10-23 MIA W, 20-13 2 13 pass Cookie Gilchrist 13 yard pass from Rick Norton (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 2 45 pass Reggie Carolan 45 yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 2 78 interception Willie Mitchell 78 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 2 22 pass Reggie Carolan 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 3 77 rush Mike Garrett 77 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 3 8 pass Curtis McClinton 8 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ KAN W, 48-23 4 77 pass Otis Taylor 77 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1966-11-06 @ OAK W, 38-23 1 78 pass Fred Biletnikoff 78 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
25 1966-11-06 @ OAK W, 38-23 2 6 rush Clem Daniels 6 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
26 1966-11-06 @ OAK W, 38-23 2 46 pass Art Powell 46 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
27 1966-11-06 @ OAK W, 38-23 3 4 rush Clem Daniels 4 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
28 1966-11-06 @ OAK W, 38-23 4 9 rush Clem Daniels 9 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
29 1966-11-13 @ BOS W, 27-21 1 42 pass Jim Whalen 42 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
30 1966-11-13 @ BOS W, 27-21 2 63 pass Gino Cappelletti 63 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
31 1966-11-13 @ BOS W, 27-21 3 31 pass Gino Cappelletti 31 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
32 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 2 10 pass Paul Costa 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
33 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 2 53 pass Bobby Crockett 53 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
34 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 3 26 rush Jack Kemp 26 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
35 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 3 34 interception Tom Janik 34 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
36 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 4 3 pass Paul Costa 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
37 1966-11-20 BUF W, 42-20 4 12 pass Charley Ferguson 12 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
38 1966-12-04 SDG W, 28-22 1 78 pass Lance Alworth 78 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
39 1966-12-04 SDG W, 28-22 2 51 pass Lance Alworth 51 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
40 1966-12-04 SDG W, 28-22 4 24 pass Gary Garrison 24 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
41 1966-12-04 SDG W, 28-22 4 12 pass Jacque MacKinnon 12 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
42 1966-12-11 BOS W, 38-14 2 1 pass Larry Garron 1 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
43 1966-12-11 BOS W, 38-14 2 61 pass Larry Garron 61 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
44 1966-12-11 BOS W, 38-14 2 21 pass Jim Whalen 21 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
45 1966-12-11 BOS W, 38-14 3 57 rush Jim Nance 57 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
46 1966-12-11 BOS W, 38-14 4 1 rush Bob Cappadona 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
47 1966-12-18 @ MIA W, 29-28 2 27 pass Joe Auer 27 yard pass from John Stofa (two point pass successful)
48 1966-12-18 @ MIA W, 29-28 3 48 pass Frank Jackson 48 yard pass from John Stofa (Gene Mingo kick)
49 1966-12-18 @ MIA W, 29-28 4 4 pass Bill Cronin 4 yard pass from John Stofa (Gene Mingo kick)
50 1966-12-18 @ MIA W, 29-28 4 14 pass Joe Auer 14 yard pass from John Stofa (Gene Mingo kick)