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1962 American Football League season
Regular season September 7, 1962 - December 16, 1962
Champions
All-Star game

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 RacesEdit

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 fo their divisions. The next week, though, Houston won their rematch at Dallas, 14-6, and though it didn't 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 [1]Edit

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
*Houston Oilers 1130.786387270
Boston Patriots 941.692346295
Buffalo Bills 761.538309272
New York Titans 590.357278423
Western Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
*Dallas Texans 1130.786389233
Denver Broncos 770.500353334
San Diego Chargers 4100.286314392
Oakland Raiders 1130.071213370

* — Qualified for Championship Game.

PlayoffsEdit

External linksEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Dallas Texans
Buffalo Denver
Houston Oakland
New York Titans San Diego
1962 AFL Draft1962 AFL Championship Game1962 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1962 NFL Season
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