1967 American Football League season

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1967 American Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 3 – December 17, 1967
DateDecember 31, 1967
Eastern Champion Houston Oilers
Western Champion Oakland Raiders
Site Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Champion Oakland Raiders

The 1967 American Football League season was the eighth regular season of the American Football League.


The season ended when the Oakland Raiders (13–1) hosted the Houston Oilers (9–4–1) in the AFL championship game on December 31. The Raiders won 40–7 and then met the NFL's Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl II two weeks later, won by Green Bay, 33–14.

This was the final season that all AFL on-field officials wore vertically striped red and white uniforms. The next year all officials would wear uniforms mirroring those of their NFL counterparts.

Division races

The AFL's nine teams, grouped into two divisions (5 teams in the Eastern Division), faced each other at least once, and each team would play six others twice. Though the New York Jets and the Houston Oilers were both in the Eastern Division, they met only once that season, on October 15. The best team in the Eastern Division would play against the best in the Western Division in a championship game. If there was tie in the standings, a playoff would be held to determine the division winner.

2Buffalo1–0–03 teams1–0–0
3Miami1–0–03 teams2–0–0
4Miami1–1–03 teams2–0–0
5N.Y. Jets2–1–0Tie (Oak, SD)3–0–0
6N.Y. Jets3–1–0San Diego3–0–1
7N.Y. Jets3–1–1San Diego4–0–1
8N.Y. Jets4–1–1San Diego5–0–1
9N.Y. Jets5–1–1Oakland6–1–0
10N.Y. Jets5–2–1Oakland7–1–0
11N.Y. Jets6–2–1Oakland7–1–0
12N.Y. Jets7–2–1Oakland8–1–0
13N.Y. Jets7–2–1Oakland9–1–0
14Tie (Hou, NYJ)7–3–1Oakland10–1–0
15Tie (Hou, NYJ)7–4–1Oakland11–1–0

Regular season


Home/RoadEastern DivisionWestern Division
Eastern Boston Patriots 16–4418–741–1024–2910–3314–4831–31*
Buffalo Bills 0–233–2035–1320–1720–2120–2417–37
Houston Oilers 27–610–317–1410–620–257–1924–17
Miami Dolphins 41–3217–1410–4114–3335–210–2441–24
New York Jets 30–2320–1028–2829–724–337–2127–14
Western Denver Broncos 26–2116–1718–2024–3824–3817–2121–38
Kansas City Chiefs 23–1319–2441–042–1852–922–4416–17
Oakland Raiders 35–728–2131–1738–2951–023–2151–10
San Diego Chargers 59–4513–324–031–4224–2045–3121–41

(*) Played at San Diego Stadium due to the Fenway Park, Patriots' home field, being used by stadium's owner, Boston Red Sox, for the 1967 World Series.



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