World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1967 American Football League Championship Game

Article Id: WHEBN0011374450
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1967 American Football League Championship Game  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl II, List of NFL franchise post-season droughts, AFC East, AFC West, 1967 NFL playoffs, Rod Sherman, 1967 Oakland Raiders season, Tom Keating (American football)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

1967 American Football League Championship Game

1967 American Football League Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 0 0 0 7 7
Oakland 3 14 10 13 40
Date December 31, 1967
Stadium Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
City Oakland, CA
Referee John McDonough
Attendance
Timeline
Previous game Next game
1966 1968

Oakland Raiders 40, Houston Oilers 7

December 31, 1967 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

The Oakland Raiders were ten and a half point favorites over the Houston Oilers in the 1967 AFL Championship Game. Quarterback Daryle Lamonica, claimed on waivers from the Buffalo Bills in the offseason, led the Raiders to a 13–1 record, throwing 30 touchdown passes in the process. The Oilers went from last place in the Eastern Conference in 1966 to first in '67, beating out the New York Jets by a game. Most of the Oilers' offense centered on big fullback Hoyle Granger, and a midseason quarterback trade for the shifty Pete Beathard (sending their own starter, Jacky Lee, to the Kansas City Chiefs) proved to be the spark that turned Houston's season around.

The previous meeting between the two teams had been a close game won 19–7 by the Raiders, with Lamonica struggling offensively. This was not the case in the rematch. Oakland took a 10–0 lead in the second quarter on a 69 yard run down the left sidelines by Hewritt Dixon, and on a fake field goal attempt Lamonica passed to Dave Kocourek for the 17–0 halftime margin. Former Oilers quarterback George Blanda, who had led Houston to the AFL's first two championships, kicked four field goals for the Raiders. Houston did not score until the fourth quarter, when they already trailed 30–0.

Scoring

  • OAK – Field goal Blanda 37 3-0 OAK
  • OAK – Dixon 69 run (Blanda kick) 10-0 OAK
  • OAK – Kocourek 17 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick) 17-0 OAK
  • OAK – Lamonica 1 run (Blanda kick) 24-0 OAK
  • OAK – Field goal Blanda 40 27-0 OAK
  • OAK – Field goal Blanda 42 30-0 OAK
  • HOU – Frazier 5 pass from Beathard (Wittenborn kick) 30-7 OAK
  • OAK – Field goal Blanda 36 33-7 OAK
  • OAK – Miller 12 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick) 40-7 OAK

See also

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.