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1960 Houston Oilers season
Head Coach Lou Rymkus
Home Field Jeppesen Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won AFL Championship (Chargers) (24–16)
Timeline
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N/A 1961

The 1960 Houston Oilers season was the team's inaugural season. It was also the inaugural American Football League season. It ended with a victory in the AFL Championship over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Offseason

AFL Draft

Regular season

  • The Oilers scored an important victory over the NFL when they signed LSU's Heisman Trophy winner, All-America running back Billy Cannon. Cannon joined other Oiler offensive stars such as quarterback George Blanda.

Season standings

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
*Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 379 285
New York Titans 7 7 0 .500 382 399
Buffalo Bills 5 8 1 .385 296 303
Boston Patriots 5 9 0 .357 286 349

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1960 at Oakland Raiders W 37–22
12,703
2 September 18, 1960 Los Angeles Chargers W 38-28
20,156
3 September 25, 1960 Oakland Raiders L 14-13
16,421
4 Bye
5 October 9, 1960 New York Titans W 27-21
16,151
6 October 16, 1960 Dallas Texans W 20-10
19,026
7 October 23, 1960 at New York Titans W 42-28
21,000
8 October 30, 1960 at Buffalo Bills L 25-24
23,001
9 November 6, 1960 at Denver Broncos W 45–25
14,489
10 November 13, 1960 Los Angeles Chargers L 24-21
21,805
11 November 20, 1960 Denver Broncos W 20–10
20,778
12 November 25, 1960 at Boston Patriots W 24–10
27,123
13 December 4, 1960 at Dallas Texans L 24-0
20,000
14 December 11, 1960 Buffalo Bills W 31–23
25,247
15 December 18, 1960 Boston Patriots W 37–21
22,352

Notable Stats

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's
George Blanda (HOU) 169 363 46.6 2413 24 22

Roster

Houston Oilers rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

16 George Blanda
15 Jacky Lee
Running Backs
47 Don Brown
20 Billy Cannon
32 Dave Smith FB
33 Bob White FB
44 Charley Tolar FB

Wide Receivers
82 John Carson
89 Bill Groman
37 Charley Hennigan
88 Al Witcher

Tight Ends
86 John White
80 James Yeats

Offensive Linemen

65 Gary Greaves T
70 Al Jamison T
77 Rich Michael T
51 John Simerson T
60 Jim McCaneless G
61 Bob Talamini G
64 Fred Wallner G
63 Hogan Wharton G
57 George Belotti C

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Postseason

AFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4 OT
Chargers 6 3 7 0 16
Oilers 0 10 7 7 24




Houston Oilers 24, Los Angeles Chargers 16

January 1, 1961 at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 32,183

Scoring

  • LA – Field goal Agajanian 38 LA 3–0
  • LA – Field goal Agajanian 22 LA 6–0
  • HOU – Smith 17 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick) HOU 7–6
  • HOU – Field goal Blanda 18 HOU 10–6
  • LA – Field goal Agajanian 27 HOU 10–9
  • HOU – Groman 7 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick) HOU 17–9
  • LA – Lowe 2 run (Agajanian kick) HOU 17–16
  • HOU – Cannon 88 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick) HOU 24–16

Awards

Sporting News American Football League All-League Team – 1960

The American Football League did not have an All-Star game after its first season in 1960, but an All-League team, selected by vote of the AFL players themselves, was published by the Sporting News. In later years, the All-League players were augmented by other All-Stars to form two squads, Eastern and Western, to play in the All-Star Game. The exception was 1965, in which the League Champion Buffalo Bills played against a team of All-Stars from the rest of the League.

Offense

Player AFL Team Position AFL Division
Bill Groman Houston Oilers End Eastern
Dave Smith Houston Oilers Fullback Eastern

References

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Dallas Texans
Buffalo Denver
Houston Los Angeles Chargers
New York Titans Oakland
1960 AFL Draft1960 AFL Championship Game1960 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1960 NFL Season
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