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1963 Houston Oilers season

1963 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Pop Ivy
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
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< 1962 1964 >

The 1963 Houston Oilers season was their fourth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 11–3, winning only six games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1963 Oakland Raiders L 24–13
24,749
2 September 14, 1963 Denver Broncos W 20–14
22,855
3 September 22, 1963 at New York Jets L 24–17
9,336
4 September 28, 1963 at Buffalo Bills W 31–20
32,340
5 October 6, 1963 Kansas City Chiefs L 28–7
27,801
6 October 13, 1963 at Denver Broncos W 33–24
24,087
7 October 20, 1963 Buffalo Bills W 28–14
23,948
8 October 27, 1963 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–7
26,331
9 November 1, 1963 at Boston Patriots L 45–3
31,185
10 November 10, 1963 New York Jets W 31–27
23,615
11 December 1, 1963 at San Diego Chargers L 27–0
31,713
12 December 8, 1963 Boston Patriots L 46–28
23,462
13 December 15, 1963 San Diego Chargers L 20–14
18,540
14 December 22, 1963 at Oakland Raiders L 52–49
17,401

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Patriots 7 6 1 .538 4–2 327 257 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 3–3 304 291 W2
Houston Oilers 6 8 0 .429 3–3 302 372 L4
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2–4 249 399 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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