World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1962 American Football League season

Article Id: WHEBN0011379198
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1962 American Football League season  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri), E. J. Holub, Fred Williamson, List of National Football League seasons, 1962 NFL season, Don Heinrich, Ed Hughes, Jim Barton (American football), 1962 Dallas Texans season, Stan Campbell
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

1962 American Football League season

1962 American Football League season
Regular season
Duration September 7, 1962 – December 16, 1962
Playoffs
Date December 23, 1962
Eastern Champion Houston Oilers
Western Champion Dallas Texans
Site Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas
Champion Dallas Texans
American Football League seasons
 < 1961 1963 > 

The 1962 American Football League season was the third regular season of the American Football League. The Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City, Missouri following the season and changed their name to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The season ended when the Texans defeated the Houston Oilers in the AFL Championship game.

Division Races

The AFL had 8 teams, grouped into two divisions. Each team would play a home-and-away game against the other 7 teams in the league for a total of 14 games, and 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.

The 1962 season started out as a race between Houston and Boston in the East, and Dallas and Denver in the West. After seven games, the Broncos were 6–1–0 and the Texans right behind at 5–1–0, while Boston and Houston were tied at 4–2–0.

In Week Eight, Buffalo beat Denver 45–38, while Dallas won at Houston, 31–7. The Oilers' loss, and Boston's 26–16 win over Oakland, put the Patriots and Texans at the top of their divisions. The next week, though, Houston won its rematch at Dallas, 14–6, and though it did not help the Oilers, Denver made a comeback to win 23–20 at San Diego to reclaim the division lead on November 4. In Week Ten, Boston beat Denver 33–29. Houston stayed half a game behind Boston, while Dallas pulled half a game ahead of Denver.

In Week Eleven (November 18), Houston won at Boston, 21–17, to reclaim the East, and Dallas won 24–3 at Denver to boost its lead. Houston and Boston continued to win, but in the final week, the Oilers clinched the division with a 44–10 in over the Titans.

Week EASTERN WESTERN
1 Tie (Hou, NYT) 1–0–0 Tie (DalT, Den) 1–0–0
2 (Bos, Hou, NYT) 1–1–0 Tie (Den, DalT) 2–0–0
3 (Bos, Hou, NYT) 2–1–0 DALLAS TEXANS 2–0–0
4 Tie (Bos, Hou) 2–1–0 DALLAS TEXANS 3–0–0
5 Tie (Bos, Hou) 3–1–0 DENVER BRONCOS 4–1–0
6 HOUSTON OILERS 4–1–0 DENVER BRONCOS 5–1–0
7 Tie (Bos, Hou) 4–2–0 DENVER BRONCOS 6–1–0
8 BOSTON PATRIOTS 5–2–0 DALLAS TEXANS 6–1–0
9 BOSTON PATRIOTS 5–2–1 DENVER BRONCOS 7–2–0
10 BOSTON PATRIOTS 6–2–1 DALLAS TEXANS 7–2–0
11 HOUSTON OILERS 7–3–0 DALLAS TEXANS 8–2–0
12 HOUSTON OILERS 8–3–0 DALLAS TEXANS 9–2–0
13 HOUSTON OILERS 9–3–0 DALLAS TEXANS 9–3–0
14 HOUSTON OILERS 10–3–0 DALLAS TEXANS 10–3–0
15 HOUSTON OILERS 11–3–0 DALLAS TEXANS 11–3–0

Standings [2]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
*Houston Oilers 11 3 0 .786 387 270
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 346 295
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 309 272
New York Titans 5 9 0 .357 278 423
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
*Dallas Texans 11 3 0 .786 389 233
Denver Broncos 7 7 0 .500 353 334
San Diego Chargers 4 10 0 .286 314 392
Oakland Raiders 1 13 0 .071 213 370

* — Qualified for Championship Game.

Playoffs

External links

  • Football Database
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.