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1965 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Lou Saban
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won AFL Championship
Timeline
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1964 1966

Having started play in 1960, the 1965 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s sixth season. It ended with a triumph in the AFL Championship.

Offseason

AFL Draft

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
*Buffalo Bills 10 3 1 .769 313 226
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 285 303
Boston Patriots 4 8 2 .333 244 302
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 298 429

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1965 Boston Patriots W 24–7
45,502
2 September 19, 1965 at Denver Broncos W 30–15
30,682
3 September 26, 1965 New York Jets W 33–21
45,056
4 October 3, 1965 Oakland Raiders W 17–12
41,256
5 October 10, 1965 San Diego Chargers L 34–3
45,260
6 October 17, 1965 at Kansas City Chiefs W 23-7
26,941
7 October 24, 1965 Denver Broncos W 31-13
45,046
8 October 31, 1965 Houston Oilers L 19–17
44,267
9 November 7, 1965 at Boston Patriots W 23–7
24,415
10 November 14, 1965 at Oakland Raiders W 17–14
19,352
11 Bye
12 November 25, 1965 at San Diego Chargers W 20–20
27,473
13 December 5, 1965 at Houston Oilers W 29–18
23,087
14 December 12, 1965 Kansas City Chiefs W 34–25
40,298
15 December 19, 1965 at New York Jets L 14–12
57,396

Roster

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Player stats

Passing

Player Comp Att Yds Completion % TD INT
Jack Kemp 179 391 2368 45.8 10 18
Daryle Lamonica 29 70 376 41.4 3 6

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Rushing

Player Att Yds Average Long TD
Wray Carlton 156 592 3.8 80 6

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Postseason

AFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4 OT
Bills 0 14 6 3 23
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0




Buffalo Bills 23, San Diego Chargers 0

December 26, 1965 at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California
Attendance: 30,361

Scoring

  • BUF – Warlick 18 pass from Kemp (Gogolak kick)
  • BUF – Byrd 74 punt return (Gogolak kick)
  • BUF – Field goal Gogolak 11
  • BUF – Field goal Gogolak 39
  • BUF – Field goal Gogolak 32

AFL All-Star Game

Season Date Winner Most Valuable Player(s) Site
1965 January 15, 1966
AFL All-Stars 30,
Buffalo Bills 19
Offense: Joe Namath, QB, Jets
Defense: Frank Buncom, LB, Chargers
Rice Stadium, Houston

Awards and Records

  • Lou Saban, Coach of the Year

References

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Denver
Buffalo Kansas City
Houston Oakland
New York Jets San Diego
1965 AFL Draft1965 AFL Championship Game1965 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1965 NFL Season