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1969 Houston Oilers

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6-6-2, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -2.1, Defense: 0.9, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 278 points (19.9/g), 7th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 279 points (19.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Wally Lemm (6-6-2)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 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 278 4531 965 4.7 48 17 15 256 239 489 2825 15 31 5.4 146 440 1706 12 3.9 95
Team Defense 279 3773 833 4.5 40 17 13 183 167 371 2217 18 23 5.5 93 430 1556 10 3.6 77
Lg Rank Offense 7 5 9 7 4 1 2 8 10 7 5 5 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 4 2 2 3 3 3 5 3 5 5 4 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-1 @ Oakland Raiders 17 21 17 278 176 102 3 17 285 148 137 3
2 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 3 15 245 122 123 10 133 40 93 4
3 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-1 Miami Dolphins 22 10 17 298 178 120 13 216 154 62 2
4 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-1 Buffalo Bills 28 14 15 252 139 113 4 12 281 237 44 7
5 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 24 7 101 70 31 9 14 244 81 163 7
6 Mon October 20 boxscore L 3-3 @ New York Jets 17 26 20 377 307 70 3 18 447 306 141 3
7 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-3 Denver Broncos 24 21 19 458 239 219 2 17 314 218 96
8 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-4 @ Boston Patriots 0 24 17 286 203 83 4 14 315 162 153 1
9 Sun November 9 boxscore T 4-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals 31 31 26 456 237 219 2 12 391 298 93
10 Sun November 16 boxscore T 4-4-2 @ Denver Broncos 20 20 19 454 364 90 5 8 212 113 99 2
11 Sun November 23 boxscore W 5-4-2 @ Miami Dolphins 32 7 23 445 258 187 2 9 141 22 119 5
12 Thu November 27 boxscore L 5-5-2 San Diego Chargers 17 21 18 212 103 109 3 20 325 186 139 3
13 Sat December 6 boxscore L 5-6-2 New York Jets 26 34 18 220 160 60 9 12 213 81 132 4
14 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-6-2 Boston Patriots 27 23 25 449 269 180 3 7 256 171 85 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-7-2 @ Oakland Raiders 7 56 14 197 169 28 5 17 412 302 110 4

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 27 QB 12 10 5-5-0 180 370 48.6% 2455 10 2.7 21 5.7 86 6.6 4.6 13.6 204.6 55.6 22 205 5.74 3.84 5.6 2 1
10 Don Trull 28 qb 14 3 0-1-2 34 75 45.3% 469 3 4.0 6 8.0 57 6.3 3.5 13.8 33.5 45.9 11 85 4.47 2.02 12.8 2 1
12 Bob Davis 24 qb 2 1 1-0-0 25 42 59.5% 223 2 4.8 4 9.5 22 5.3 2.0 8.9 111.5 50.1 3 32 4.24 1.13 6.7
23 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR/PR 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 24.8 14 6-6-2 239 489 48.9% 3147 15 3.1 31 6.3 86 6.4 4.2 13.2 224.8 53.4 36 322 5.38 3.30 6.9 4 2
Opp Total 14 167 371 45.0% 2495 18 4.9 23 6.2 6.7 4.91 14.9 178.2 58.0 32 278 5.5 3.8 7.9

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 Hoyle Granger 25 FB 13 0 186 740 3 23 4.0 56.9 14.3 27 330 12.2 1 53 2.1 25.4 1070 4 1
36 Roy Hopkins 24 HB 14 0 131 473 4 43 3.6 33.8 9.4 29 338 11.7 1 56 2.1 24.1 811 5 2
25 Ode Burrell 30 13 0 41 147 0 19 3.6 11.3 3.2 5 28 5.6 0 8 0.4 2.2 175 0 2
35 Woody Campbell 25 4 0 28 98 1 10 3.5 24.5 7.0 7 82 11.7 0 37 1.8 20.5 180 1 1
11 Pete Beathard 27 QB 12 10 19 89 2 16 4.7 7.4 1.6 89 2 2
38 Rich Johnson 22 14 0 11 42 0 9 3.8 3.0 0.8 2 17 8.5 1 16 0.1 1.2 59 1 0
10 Don Trull 28 qb 14 3 8 25 2 7 3.1 1.8 0.6 25 2 1
23 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR/PR 14 0 6 18 0 10 3.0 1.3 0.4 42 696 16.6 5 86 3.0 49.7 714 5 5
24 Mike Richardson 23 14 0 5 51 0 28 10.2 3.6 0.4 51 0 1
12 Bob Davis 24 qb 2 1 3 2 0 4 0.7 1.0 1.5 2 0 3
86 Mac Haik 23 WR 13 0 2 21 0 11 10.5 1.6 0.2 27 375 13.9 1 42 2.1 28.8 396 1 1
89 Alvin Reed* 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 664 13.0 2 43 3.6 47.4 664 2 2
81 Jim Beirne* 23 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 540 12.9 4 37 3.0 38.6 540 4 0
40 Charlie Joiner 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 77 11.0 0 16 1.0 11.0 77 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 440 1706 12 43 3.9 121.9 31.4 239 3147 13.2 15 86 17.1 224.8 4853 27 24
Opp Total 14 430 1556 10 3.6 111.1 30.7 167 2217 13.3 18 11.9 158.4 3773 28 27

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 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR/PR 14 0 35 292 0 46 8.3 38 940 0 87 24.7 1946
24 Mike Richardson 23 14 0 7 93 0 27 13.3 144
25 Ode Burrell 30 13 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 5 101 0 32 20.2 282
40 Charlie Joiner 22 7 0 3 73 0 28 24.3 150
89 Alvin Reed* 25 TE 14 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 664
29 Ken Houston* 25 LS 14 0 0 27 0 27 27
Team Total 24.8 14 43 391 0 46 9.1 49 1141 0 87 23.3 6385
Opp Total 14 37 196 0 5.3 38 792 0 20.8

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
3 Roy Gerela 21 K/P 14 0 9 9 6 5 12 3 8 1 5 1 40 19 47.5%% 29 29 100.0%% 41 1656 70 0 40.4
25 Ode Burrell 30 13 0 29 1066 56 0 36.8
Team Total 24.8 14 9 9 6 5 12 3 8 1 5 1 40 19 47.5%% 29 29 100.0%% 70 2722 70 0 38.9
Opp Total 14 30 16 53.3%% 33 33 100.0%% 85 3663 43.1

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
29 Ken Houston* 25 LS 14 0 4 87 1 51 0 0 1 3 7 0
23 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR/PR 14 0 0 5 2 0 0
20 Miller Farr* 26 LCB 14 0 6 48 0 35 0
22 Zeke Moore* 26 RCB 13 0 4 71 1 51 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 W.K. Hicks 27 RS 14 0 4 36 0 20 0
12 Bob Davis 24 qb 2 1 0 3 0 0 0
44 Johnny Peacock 22 14 0 2 56 0 39 0 0 0 1 27 1
90 George Webster*+ 24 LLB 14 0 2 35 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Hank Autry 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Pete Beathard 27 QB 12 10 0 2 0 0 0
25 Ode Burrell 30 13 0 0 2 0 0 0
35 Woody Campbell 25 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
36 Roy Hopkins 24 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
89 Alvin Reed* 25 TE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
56 Olen Underwood 27 RLB 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Sonny Bishop 30 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Garland Boyette* 29 MLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Tom Domres 23 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 38 1
75 Elbert Drungo 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 Roy Gerela 21 K/P 14 0 0 1 0 -10 0
32 Hoyle Granger 25 FB 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Mac Haik 23 WR 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Bobby Maples 27 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Willie Parker 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Ron Pritchard 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Mike Richardson 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Carel Stith 24 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Walt Suggs 30 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Don Trull 28 qb 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
80 Glenn Woods 23 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 23 335 2 51 0 0 24 22 62 2 1
Opp Total 14 36 27 10

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
3 Roy Gerela 21 K/P 14 0 29 19 86
36 Roy Hopkins 24 HB 14 0 4 1 5 30
23 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR/PR 14 0 5 5 30
81 Jim Beirne* 23 WR 14 0 4 4 1 26
32 Hoyle Granger 25 FB 13 0 3 1 4 24
11 Pete Beathard 27 QB 12 10 2 2 12
89 Alvin Reed* 25 TE 14 0 2 2 12
10 Don Trull 28 qb 14 3 2 2 12
35 Woody Campbell 25 4 0 1 1 6
71 Tom Domres 23 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
86 Mac Haik 23 WR 13 0 1 1 6
29 Ken Houston* 25 LS 14 0 1 1 6
38 Rich Johnson 22 14 0 1 1 6
22 Zeke Moore* 26 RCB 13 0 1 1 6
44 Johnny Peacock 22 14 0 1 1 6
65 Elvin Bethea* 23 RDE 14 14 1 2
24 Mike Richardson 23 14 0 1 2
Team Total 24.8 14 12 15 2 2 31 2 29 19 1 278
Opp Total 14 10 18 2 3 33 16 279

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 @ OAK L, 17-21 3 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
2 1969-09-14 @ OAK L, 17-21 4 15 pass Jerry LeVias 15 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
3 1969-09-21 @ BUF W, 17-3 2 12 pass Alvin Reed 12 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
4 1969-09-21 @ BUF W, 17-3 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
5 1969-09-28 MIA W, 22-10 3 6 rush Roy Hopkins 6 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
6 1969-10-05 BUF W, 28-14 1 3 pass Roy Hopkins 3 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
7 1969-10-05 BUF W, 28-14 2 3 rush Pete Beathard 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
8 1969-10-05 BUF W, 28-14 3 51 interception Ken Houston 51 yard interception return (Roy Gerela kick)
9 1969-10-05 BUF W, 28-14 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
10 1969-10-20 @ NYJ L, 17-26 2 51 interception Zeke Moore 51 yard interception return (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1969-10-20 @ NYJ L, 17-26 3 15 pass Mac Haik 15 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1969-10-26 DEN W, 24-21 1 1 rush Roy Hopkins 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1969-10-26 DEN W, 24-21 1 43 pass Jerry LeVias 43 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
14 1969-10-26 DEN W, 24-21 4 43 rush Roy Hopkins 43 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
15 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 2 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
16 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 2 4 rush Don Trull 4 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
17 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 3 37 pass Jim Beirne 37 yard pass from Don Trull (Roy Gerela kick)
18 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 4 34 pass Jim Beirne 34 yard pass from Don Trull (Roy Gerela kick)
19 1969-11-16 @ DEN T, 20-20 4 38 fumble Tom Domres 38 yard fumble return (Roy Gerela kick)
20 1969-11-16 @ DEN T, 20-20 4 86 pass Jerry LeVias 86 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
21 1969-11-23 @ MIA W, 32-7 2 1 rush Roy Hopkins 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
22 1969-11-23 @ MIA W, 32-7 3 21 pass Jerry LeVias 21 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
23 1969-11-23 @ MIA W, 32-7 4 6 pass Jim Beirne 6 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
24 1969-11-27 SDG L, 17-21 1 2 rush Pete Beathard 2 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
25 1969-11-27 SDG L, 17-21 2 3 pass Hoyle Granger 3 yard pass from Don Trull (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1969-12-06 NYJ L, 26-34 2 20 pass Jerry LeVias 20 yard pass from Bob Davis (Roy Gerela kick)
27 1969-12-06 NYJ L, 26-34 4 27 fumble Johnny Peacock 27 yard fumble return (two point run successful)
28 1969-12-06 NYJ L, 26-34 4 1 pass Rich Johnson 1 yard pass from Bob Davis (two point pass successful)
29 1969-12-14 BOS W, 27-23 2 43 pass Alvin Reed 43 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
30 1969-12-14 BOS W, 27-23 3 4 rush Woody Campbell 4 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
31 1969-12-14 BOS W, 27-23 4 13 pass Jim Beirne 13 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 @ OAK W, 21-17 1 5 rush Charlie Smith 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
2 1969-09-14 @ OAK W, 21-17 1 5 rush Charlie Smith 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
3 1969-09-14 @ OAK W, 21-17 4 64 pass Warren Wells 64 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
4 1969-09-28 MIA L, 10-22 2 9 pass Howard Twilley 9 yard pass from Bob Griese (Karl Kremser kick)
5 1969-10-05 BUF L, 14-28 3 6 rush Max Anderson 6 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
6 1969-10-05 BUF L, 14-28 4 26 pass Marlin Briscoe 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
7 1969-10-12 @ KAN W, 24-0 1 2 rush Mike Garrett 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1969-10-12 @ KAN W, 24-0 1 5 fumble George Daney 5 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1969-10-12 @ KAN W, 24-0 2 33 pass Robert Holmes 33 yard pass from Tom Flores (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1969-10-20 @ NYJ W, 26-17 2 57 pass Don Maynard 57 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1969-10-20 @ NYJ W, 26-17 2 54 pass Don Maynard 54 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
12 1969-10-26 DEN L, 21-24 1 13 pass Mike Haffner 13 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
13 1969-10-26 DEN L, 21-24 2 1 rush Tommie Smiley 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
14 1969-10-26 DEN L, 21-24 3 3 rush Floyd Little 3 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
15 1969-11-02 @ BOS W, 24-0 2 25 pass Ron Sellers 25 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1969-11-02 @ BOS W, 24-0 2 32 fumble Daryl Johnson 32 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1969-11-02 @ BOS W, 24-0 3 43 pass Ron Sellers 43 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 1 44 pass Bob Trumpy 44 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
19 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 2 70 pass Bob Trumpy 70 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
20 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 3 70 pass Eric Crabtree 70 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
21 1969-11-09 CIN T, 31-31 4 14 pass Bob Trumpy 14 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
22 1969-11-16 @ DEN T, 20-20 1 79 pass John Embree 79 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
23 1969-11-16 @ DEN T, 20-20 4 57 interception Bill Thompson 57 yard interception return (Bobby Howfield kick)
24 1969-11-23 @ MIA L, 7-32 1 17 interception Bill Stanfill 17 yard interception return (Karl Kremser kick)
25 1969-11-27 SDG W, 21-17 2 23 pass Gary Garrison 23 yard pass from Marty Domres (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1969-11-27 SDG W, 21-17 3 2 rush Russ Smith 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
27 1969-11-27 SDG W, 21-17 4 11 interception Kenny Graham 11 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
28 1969-12-06 NYJ W, 34-26 1 2 rush Emerson Boozer 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
29 1969-12-06 NYJ W, 34-26 1 21 pass George Sauer 21 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1969-12-06 NYJ W, 34-26 2 5 pass Bill Mathis 5 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
31 1969-12-06 NYJ W, 34-26 4 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
32 1969-12-14 BOS L, 23-27 1 3 rush Carl Garrett 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
33 1969-12-14 BOS L, 23-27 3 8 pass Charley Frazier 8 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)