1962 Houston Oilers Season
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1962 Houston Oilers Season

1962 Houston Oilers season
Head coachPop Ivy
General managerPop Ivy
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldJeppesen Stadium
Results
Record11-3
Division place1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship (Texans) (20-17)

The 1962 Houston Oilers season was the third season for the Houston Oilers as a professional American football franchise; For the third consecutive season, the Oilers appeared in the AFL Championship Game, only to lose 20-17 in double overtime to the Dallas Texans.

Offseason

AFL Draft

Round Player Position College
1 Ray JacobsRay Jacobs Defensive Tackle Howard Payne
2 Earl GrosEarl Gros Fullback Louisiana State
3 Pete CasePete Case Tackle Georgia
4 Gary CutsingerGary Cutsinger Defensive End Oklahoma State (from Boston)
5 Bill RiceBill Rice End Alabama
6 Ray PinionRay Pinion Guard Texas Christian
7 Gus GonzalesGus Gonzales Guard Tulane
8 Clyde BrockClyde Brock Defensive Tackle Utah State
9 Larry OnestiLarry Onesti Linebacker Northwestern
10 Bob MosesBob Moses End Texas-Austin
11 John ThomasJohn Thomas Guard McMurry
12 Jack CollinsJack Collins Halfback Texas-Austin
13 Royce CassellRoyce Cassell End New Mexico State
14 Glynn GriffingGlynn Griffing Quarterback Mississippi
15 Ken ShafferKen Shaffer Tackle Marquette
16 Billy Ray AdamsBilly Ray Adams Fullback Mississippi
17 Bill MillerBill Miller Defensive Tackle New Mexico Highlands
18 Art PerkinsArt Perkins Halfback North Texas State
19 Bobby JancikBobby Jancik Defensive back Lamar Tech
20 Joe Bob IsbellJoe Bob Isbell Guard Houston
21 Roland JacksonRoland Jackson Fullback Rice
22 Ken BolinKen Bolin Halfback Houston
23 Bill Van BurenBill Van Buren Center Iowa
24 Boyd MelvinBoyd Melvin Tackle Northwestern
25 Bob JohnsonBob Johnson Tackle Rice
26 Harold HaysHarold Hays Guard Mississippi Southern
27 Roger McFarlandRoger McFarland Halfback Kansas
28 Gary HensonGary Henson End Colorado
29 Ron OsborneRon Osborne Tackle Clemson
30 Bob ClemensBob Clemens Halfback Pittsburgh
31 Al KimbroughAl Kimbrough Halfback Northwestern
32 Al LerderleAl Lerderle End Georgia Tech
33 Don TalbertDon Talbert Tackle Texas

Regular season

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 11 3 0 .786 5-1 387 270 W7
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 4-1-1 346 295 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 1-4-1 309 272 W2
New York Titans 5 9 0 .357 1-5 278 423 L3

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

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1962 at Buffalo Bills W 28-23
31,236
2 September 16, 1962 at Boston Patriots L 34-21
32,276
3 September 29, 1962 at San Diego Chargers W 42-17
28,061
4 Bye
5 October 7, 1962 Buffalo Bills W 17-14
26,350
6 October 14, 1962 New York Titans W 56-17
20,650
7 October 21, 1962 at Denver Broncos L 20-10
29,017
8 October 28, 1962 Dallas Texans L 31-7
31,750
9 November 4, 1962 at Dallas Texans W 14-6
29,017
10 November 11, 1962 at Oakland Raiders W 28-20
11,000
11 November 18, 1962 Boston Patriots W 21-17
35,250
12 November 25, 1962 San Diego Chargers W 33-27
28,235
13 December 2, 1962 Denver Broncos W 34-17
30,650
14 December 9, 1962 Oakland Raiders W 32-17
27,400
15 December 15, 1962 at New York Titans W 44-10
8,167

Roster

Postseason

AFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Texans 3 14 0 003 20
Oilers 0 0 7 1000 17

Dallas Texans 20, Houston Oilers 17 (2OT)

December 23, 1962, at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 37,981

Scoring

  • DAL - Field goal Brooker 16
  • DAL - Haynes 28 pass from Dawson (Brooker kick)
  • DAL - Haynes 2 run (Brooker kick)
  • HOU - Dewveall 15 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick)
  • HOU - Field goal Blanda 31
  • HOU - Tolar 1 run (Blanda kick)
  • DAL - Field goal Brooker 25

References


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