|1969 Houston Oilers season|
|Head coach||Wally Lemm|
|General manager||Don Klosterman|
|Home field||Houston Astrodome|
|Division place||2nd AFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||Lost Divisional playoffs (at Raiders) 7-56|
The 1969 Houston Oilers season was the 10th and final season for the Houston Oilers as a professional AFL franchise before moving to the National Football League when the two merged. The team equaled their 1968 record of 7-7 (.500), finishing 6-6-2. They qualified for the playoffs but lost in the Divisional Round to the Oakland Raiders.
|1||September 14||at Oakland Raiders||L 17-21||0-1||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum||49,361||Recap|
|2||September 21||at Buffalo Bills||W 17-3||1-1||War Memorial Stadium||40,146||Recap|
|3||September 28||Miami Dolphins||W 22-10||2-1||Houston Astrodome||41,086||Recap|
|4||October 5||Buffalo Bills||W 28-14||3-1||Houston Astrodome||46,485||Recap|
|5||October 12||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 0-24||3-2||Municipal Stadium||45,805||Recap|
|6||October 20||at New York Jets||L 17-26||3-3||Shea Stadium||63,841||Recap|
|7||October 26||Denver Broncos||W 24-21||4-3||Houston Astrodome||45,348||Recap|
|8||November 2||at Boston Patriots||L 0-24||4-4||Alumni Stadium||19,006||Recap|
|9||November 9||Cincinnati Bengals||T 31-31||4-4-1||Houston Astrodome||45,298||Recap|
|10||November 16||at Denver Broncos||T 20-20||4-4-2||Mile High Stadium||45,002||Recap|
|11||November 23||at Miami Dolphins||W 32-7||5-4-2||Miami Orange Bowl||27,218||Recap|
|12||November 27||San Diego Chargers||L 17-21||5-5-2||Houston Astrodome||40,065||Recap|
|13||December 6||New York Jets||L 26-34||5-6-2||Houston Astrodome||51,923||Recap|
|14||December 14||Boston Patriots||W 27-23||6-6-2||Houston Astrodome||39,215||Recap|
The Oilers opened the season at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and fell behind the Raiders 14-0 in the first quarter. They scored 17 points the next three quarters, but Daryle Lamonica unloaded a 64-yard touchdown to Warren Wells for the 21-17 Raiders win. Pete Beathard had one touchdown but also two interceptions
The Oilers faced Buffalo for the second time in three weeks and scored a touchdown in each quarter, winning 28-14. Jack Kemp threw for 223 yards, nearly reaching Houston's total offensive output of 252 yards.
The Oilers traveled to Kansas City but came out with a shutout loss. The game saw a combined seventeen turnovers and just 345 combined yards of offense as the Chiefs put up 24 points for the 24-0 win.
A full year before the debut of Monday Night Football the defending champion Jets hosted the Oilers on Monday Night and ground out a 23-17 win. Both teams combined for six turnovers (Zeke Moore put up Houston's first touchdown returning a Joe Namath pick in the second quarter) as Namath (306 passing yards) came out on top of Pete Beathard's 314 yards.
With both teams at 3-3 the Oilers returned to the Astrodome to face Lou Saban and the Broncos. The game lead tied or changed on every score; the Oilers took a 14-7 lead in the second before Denver tied it at halftime; the Broncos then scored in the third on Floyd Little's three-yard run; in the fourth Roy Hopkins of the Oilers broke through for a 43-yard touchdown, then the Oilers won on Roy Gerela's 22-yard field goal and the 24-21 final.
|Divisional||December 21||at Oakland Raiders||L 7-56||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum||53,539||Recap|
|AFL Eastern Division|
|New York Jets||10||4||0||.714||8-0||353||269||W2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.