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1967 Houston Oilers

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9-4-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1967 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 8.3, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (18.4/g), 6th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 199 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 59 points (4.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-4-1)

Stadium: Rice Stadium
 Training Camp: Schreiner Institute (Kerrville, 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 258 3503 828 4.2 27 7 10 207 143 332 1381 11 20 3.9 86 476 2122 12 4.5 111
Team Defense 199 4055 910 4.5 39 13 21 233 228 461 2418 10 26 5.0 126 424 1637 7 3.9 86
Lg Rank Offense 6 8 1 1 7 9 9 9 3 8 1 1 5 1
Lg Rank Defense 1 5 4 4 6 7 4 1 7 4 5 7 1 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 9 boxscore L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 20 25 17 336 158 178 2 20 312 171 141 1
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 20 3 9 139 26 113 2 9 193 150 43 4
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 @ San Diego Chargers 3 13 13 166 90 76 2 17 325 206 119 1
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-2 Denver Broncos 10 6 14 242 76 166 2 15 238 49 189 3
5 Sun October 15 boxscore T 2-2-1 @ New York Jets 28 28 8 131 51 80 3 25 367 295 72 6
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 3-2-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 19 7 127 43 84 1 19 323 166 157 3
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-2-1 Buffalo Bills 10 3 10 181 61 120 3 14 215 100 115 4
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Boston Patriots 7 18 11 200 128 72 1 19 345 137 208 1
10 Sun November 12 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Denver Broncos 20 18 26 386 133 253 3 14 222 144 78 1
10 Sun November 26 boxscore W 6-3-1 Boston Patriots 27 6 16 250 72 178 2 14 233 123 110 5
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-3-1 Miami Dolphins 17 14 26 454 175 279 3 9 216 182 34 1
12 Sun December 10 boxscore L 7-4-1 Oakland Raiders 7 19 14 238 120 118 2 23 421 254 167 2
13 Sat December 16 boxscore W 8-4-1 San Diego Chargers 24 17 21 334 176 158 1 19 296 198 98
14 Sat December 23 boxscore W 9-4-1 @ Miami Dolphins 41 10 15 319 72 247 16 349 243 106 7
Playoffs
ConfChamp Sun December 31 boxscore L 9-5-1 @ Oakland Raiders 7 40 11 146 108 38 3 18 364 101 263

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
11 Pete Beathard 25 QB 10 9 7-2-0 94 229 41.0% 1114 9 3.9 14 6.1 43 4.9 2.9 11.9 111.4 44.2
15 Jacky Lee 28 qb 4 3 1-2-0 36 72 50.0% 309 2 2.8 4 5.6 53 4.3 2.3 8.6 77.3 47.7
12 Bob Davis 22 qb 2 2 1-0-1 9 19 47.4% 71 0 0.0 2 10.5 17 3.7 -1.0 7.9 35.5 17.5
10 Don Trull 26 3 0 4 11 36.4% 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 3.5 3.5 9.5 12.7 46.8
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.4 14 9-4-1 143 332 43.1% 1532 11 3.3 20 6.0 53 4.6 2.6 10.7 109.4 43.1 0 0
Opp Total 14 228 461 49.5% 2619 10 2.2 26 5.6 5.7 3.58 11.5 187.1 50.7 25 201 5.0 3.0 5.1

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 Hoyle Granger* 23 FB 14 0 236 1194 6 67 5.1 85.3 16.9 31 300 9.7 3 43 2.2 21.4 1494 9 1
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 110 511 4 42 4.6 36.5 7.9 17 136 8.0 2 32 1.2 9.7 647 6 0
42 Sid Blanks 27 13 0 66 206 1 16 3.1 15.8 5.1 11 93 8.5 1 39 0.8 7.2 299 2 2
11 Pete Beathard 25 QB 10 9 32 133 1 23 4.2 13.3 3.2 133 1 3
36 Roy Hopkins 22 14 0 13 42 0 19 3.2 3.0 0.9 3 9 3.0 0 7 0.2 0.6 51 0 1
15 Jacky Lee 28 qb 4 3 5 0 0 7 0.0 0.0 1.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.3 -0.3 -1 0 0
12 Bob Davis 22 qb 2 2 5 32 0 10 6.4 16.0 2.5 32 0 2
25 Ode Burrell 28 WR 10 0 3 -3 0 2 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 12 193 16.1 0 39 1.2 19.3 190 0 1
10 Don Trull 26 3 0 3 -5 0 7 -1.7 -1.7 1.0 -5 0 0
26 Larry Elkins 24 4 0 2 19 0 14 9.5 4.8 0.5 3 32 10.7 0 16 0.8 8.0 51 0 0
43 Jim Norton* 29 P/RS 14 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 -7 0 1
28 Charley Frazier 28 WR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 253 11.0 1 53 1.8 19.5 253 1 0
87 Lionel Taylor 32 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 233 12.9 1 23 2.3 29.1 233 1 0
89 Alvin Reed 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 144 13.1 1 20 0.8 10.3 144 1 0
27 Glenn Bass 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 42 8.4 1 15 0.7 6.0 42 1 0
86 Monte Ledbetter 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 43 10.8 1 16 0.8 8.6 43 1 0
88 Bob Poole 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 55 13.8 0 18 0.3 3.9 55 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 476 2122 12 67 4.5 151.6 34.0 143 1532 10.7 11 53 10.2 109.4 3654 23 17
Opp Total 14 424 1637 7 3.9 116.9 30.3 228 2418 10.6 10 16.3 172.7 4055 17 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 27 KR 11 0 6 19 0 19 3.2 16 349 0 49 21.8 368
22 Zeke Moore 24 14 0 5 82 0 46 16.4 14 405 1 92 28.9 487
41 Larry Carwell 23 PR 9 0 9 154 0 54 17.1 8 164 0 27 20.5 318
29 Ken Houston 23 LS 14 0 2 40 0 24 20.0 40
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 666
20 Miller Farr*+ 24 LCB 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
36 Roy Hopkins 22 14 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 77
89 Alvin Reed 23 TE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 144
Team Total 25.4 14 20 255 0 54 12.8 44 1020 1 92 23.2 4929
Opp Total 14 41 383 0 9.3 51 950 0 18.6

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* 29 P/RS 14 0 71 3025 58 1 42.6
67 John Wittenborn 31 K 14 0 2 2 5 5 6 3 11 4 4 28 14 50.0%% 30 30 100.0%%
Team Total 25.4 14 2 2 5 5 6 3 11 4 4 28 14 50.0%% 30 30 100.0%% 71 3025 58 1 42.6
Opp Total 14 42 23 54.8%% 14 14 100.0%% 63 2583 41.0

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
20 Miller Farr*+ 24 LCB 14 0 10 264 3 67 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Jim Norton* 29 P/RS 14 0 6 73 1 26 0 0 1 3 0 0
29 Ken Houston 23 LS 14 0 4 151 2 78 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Zeke Moore 24 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
11 Pete Beathard 25 QB 10 9 0 3 1 0 0
33 W.K. Hicks 25 RCB 14 0 3 122 0 62 0 0 0 1 18 0
23 Bobby Jancik 27 KR 11 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 1 2 -2 0
42 Sid Blanks 27 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
12 Bob Davis 22 qb 2 2 0 2 1 0 0
25 Ode Burrell 28 WR 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
41 Larry Carwell 23 PR 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
72 George Rice 23 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
90 George Webster*+ 22 LLB 14 14 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 4 0
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 0 0 1 2 0
51 Ronnie Caveness 24 14 0 0 0 1 9 0
32 Hoyle Granger* 23 FB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
79 Pat Holmes*+ 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Roy Hopkins 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Bobby Maples 25 C 14 0 0 0 1 12 0
89 Alvin Reed 23 TE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Bob Talamini*+ 28 LG 14 0 0 0 1 4 0
56 Olen Underwood 25 RLB 14 0 1 8 0 8 0
Team Total 25.4 14 26 676 6 78 0 0 17 23 47 0
Opp Total 14 20 29 16 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
67 John Wittenborn 31 K 14 0 30 14 72
32 Hoyle Granger* 23 FB 14 0 6 3 9 54
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 4 2 6 36
20 Miller Farr*+ 24 LCB 14 0 3 3 18
29 Ken Houston 23 LS 14 0 2 1 3 18
42 Sid Blanks 27 13 0 1 1 2 12
27 Glenn Bass 28 7 0 1 1 6
11 Pete Beathard 25 QB 10 9 1 1 6
28 Charley Frazier 28 WR 13 0 1 1 6
86 Monte Ledbetter 24 5 0 1 1 6
22 Zeke Moore 24 14 0 1 1 6
43 Jim Norton* 29 P/RS 14 0 1 1 6
89 Alvin Reed 23 TE 14 0 1 1 6
87 Lionel Taylor 32 8 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 14 12 11 1 6 1 31 30 14 258
Opp Total 14 7 10 1 14 23 1 199

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-09 KAN L, 20-25 2 4 rush Hoyle Granger 4 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
2 1967-09-09 KAN L, 20-25 3 7 rush Sid Blanks 7 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
3 1967-09-09 KAN L, 20-25 4 28 pass Hoyle Granger 28 yard pass from Jacky Lee (pass failed)
4 1967-09-17 @ BUF W, 20-3 2 4 pass Charley Frazier 4 yard pass from Jacky Lee (John Wittenborn kick)
5 1967-09-17 @ BUF W, 20-3 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
6 1967-10-01 DEN W, 10-6 3 39 interception Miller Farr 39 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
7 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 2 71 blocked field goal Ken Houston 71 yard blocked field goal return (John Wittenborn kick)
8 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 3 51 interception Miller Farr 51 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
9 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 3 4 pass Monte Ledbetter 4 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
10 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 3 43 interception Ken Houston 43 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
11 1967-10-22 @ KAN W, 24-19 1 92 kickoff Zeke Moore 92 yard kickoff return (John Wittenborn kick)
12 1967-10-22 @ KAN W, 24-19 2 39 pass Sid Blanks 39 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
13 1967-10-22 @ KAN W, 24-19 2 23 interception Jim Norton 23 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
14 1967-10-29 BUF W, 10-3 3 1 rush Pete Beathard 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
15 1967-11-05 @ BOS L, 7-18 4 9 pass Woody Campbell 9 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
16 1967-11-12 @ DEN W, 20-18 1 11 pass Lionel Taylor 11 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
17 1967-11-12 @ DEN W, 20-18 2 7 rush Woody Campbell 7 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
18 1967-11-26 BOS W, 27-6 2 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
19 1967-11-26 BOS W, 27-6 4 2 pass Glenn Bass 2 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
20 1967-11-26 BOS W, 27-6 4 62 interception Miller Farr 62 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
21 1967-12-03 MIA W, 17-14 1 10 rush Hoyle Granger 10 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
22 1967-12-03 MIA W, 17-14 4 1 rush Woody Campbell 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
23 1967-12-10 OAK L, 7-19 2 28 pass Hoyle Granger 28 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
24 1967-12-16 SDG W, 24-17 2 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
25 1967-12-16 SDG W, 24-17 3 8 pass Woody Campbell 8 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
26 1967-12-16 SDG W, 24-17 4 15 pass Alvin Reed 15 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
27 1967-12-23 @ MIA W, 41-10 1 3 rush Woody Campbell 3 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
28 1967-12-23 @ MIA W, 41-10 2 14 rush Woody Campbell 14 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
29 1967-12-23 @ MIA W, 41-10 3 43 pass Hoyle Granger 43 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
30 1967-12-23 @ MIA W, 41-10 3 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
31 1967-12-23 @ MIA W, 41-10 4 30 interception Ken Houston 30 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-09 KAN W, 25-20 2 2 rush Mike Garrett 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1967-09-09 KAN W, 25-20 2 16 pass Fred Arbanas 16 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1967-09-09 KAN W, 25-20 3 32 interception Bobby Bell 32 yard interception return (two point pass successful)
4 1967-09-24 @ SDG W, 13-3 4 44 pass Lance Alworth 44 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
5 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 1 5 rush Emerson Boozer 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
6 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 2 30 pass Don Maynard 30 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
7 1967-10-15 @ NYJ T, 28-28 4 3 rush Emerson Boozer 3 yard rush (two point pass successful)
8 1967-10-22 @ KAN L, 19-24 2 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1967-10-22 @ KAN L, 19-24 3 2 rush Mike Garrett 2 yard rush (pass failed)
10 1967-11-05 @ BOS W, 18-7 4 5 rush Jim Nance 5 yard rush (Justin Canale kick)
11 1967-11-12 @ DEN L, 18-20 4 22 pass Bo Hickey 22 yard pass from Steve Tensi (two point pass successful)
12 1967-11-12 @ DEN L, 18-20 4 17 pass Eric Crabtree 17 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
13 1967-12-03 MIA L, 14-17 3 44 pass Jack Clancy 44 yard pass from Bob Griese (Booth Lusteg kick)
14 1967-12-03 MIA L, 14-17 4 40 pass Jack Harper 40 yard pass from Bob Griese (Booth Lusteg kick)
15 1967-12-10 OAK W, 19-7 4 27 rush Hewritt Dixon 27 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
16 1967-12-16 SDG L, 17-24 2 1 pass Brad Hubbert 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
17 1967-12-16 SDG L, 17-24 4 16 pass Willie Frazier 16 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
18 1967-12-23 @ MIA L, 10-41 3 37 pass Jack Harper 37 yard pass from Bob Griese (Booth Lusteg kick)