1963 Houston Oilers season

The 1963 Houston Oilers season was the fourth season for the Houston Oilers as a professional American football franchise. Houston had won the first two league championships and were runners-up in 1962, which went to a second overtime. In 1963, the Oilers lost their final four games to finish at 6–8, 1½ games behind the Boston Patriots and Buffalo Bills in the Eastern division.[1] They failed to win the division (and qualify for the title game) for the first time in franchise history.

1963 Houston Oilers season
Head coachPop Ivy
General managerPop Ivy
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldJeppesen Stadium
Results
Record6–8
Division place3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 7 Oakland Raiders L, 24–13 0–1
24,749
2 September 14 Denver Broncos W, 20–14 1–1
22,855
3 September 22 at New York Jets L, 24–17 1–2
9,336
4 September 28 at Buffalo Bills W, 31–20 2–2
32,340
5 October 6 at Kansas City Chiefs L, 28–7 2–3
27,801
6 October 13 at Denver Broncos W, 33–24 3–3
24,087
7 October 20 Buffalo Bills W, 28–14 4–3
23,948
8 October 27 Kansas City Chiefs W, 28–7 5–3
26,331
9 November 1 at Boston Patriots L, 45–3 5–4
31,185
10 November 10 New York Jets W, 31–27 6–4
23,615
11 November 17
Bye week
November 24
Scheduled AFL games postponed to December 22
12 December 1 at San Diego Chargers L, 27–0 6–5
31,713
13 December 8 Boston Patriots L, 46–28 6–6
23,462
14 December 15 San Diego Chargers L, 20–14 6–7
18,540
15 December 22 at Oakland Raiders L, 52–49 6–8
17,401

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Patriots 7 6 1 .538 4–2 327 257 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 3–3 304 291 W2
Houston Oilers 6 8 0 .429 3–3 302 372 L4
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2–4 249 399 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ 1963 Houston Oilers
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