|1967 Oakland Raiders season|
|Head Coach||John Rauch|
|Home Field||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum|
|Place||1st in Western Division|
|Playoff Finish||W AFL Championship|
L Super Bowl II
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 1967 Oakland Raiders season was a breakthrough one for the franchise. John "Johnny" Rauch ( August 20 1927 - June 10 2008) was an American football player and coach The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later to be known as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968 The 1966 Oakland Raiders season began with the team trying to improve on their 8-5-1 record from 1965 The 1968 Oakland Raiders season began with the team trying to improve on their 13-1 record from 1967 The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland California. The team captured their first Western Division title, and advanced to the American Football League Championship game for the first time. Note There were three earlier and unrelated major American professional football leagues of the same name One in 1926, one in 1936-1937 and one in 1940-1941 Head coach John Rauch led the team to a 13-1 finish and an appearance in Super Bowl II. John "Johnny" Rauch ( August 20 1927 - June 10 2008) was an American football player and coach The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later to be known as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968
Daryle Lamonica – 3,228 yds. Daryle Pat Lamonica (born July 17, 1941 in Fresno, California) is a former collegiate and professional American football Quarterback , 30 TD, 20 INT, 80. 8 rating
Clem Daniels – 130 att. Clem Daniels (born July 9, 1937) was an American college and professional football player , 575 yds. , 4 TD
Fred Biletnikoff – 40 rec. Frederick S Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former American football Wide receiver and coach , 876 yds. , 5 TD
Over the course of a fourteen-game regular season schedule, the Raiders faced six of the other eight AFL teams twice, with one game against the Eastern Division's Houston Oilers and Miami Dolphins. The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville Tennessee. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area. The AFL had no playoff rounds; only a championship game between the league's two division winners.
|AFL Western Division|
|Oakland Raiders||13||1||0||. Note There were three earlier and unrelated major American professional football leagues of the same name One in 1926, one in 1936-1937 and one in 1940-1941 The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland California. 929||468||233||Details|
|Kansas City Chiefs||9||5||0||. The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. 643||408||254||Details|
|San Diego Chargers||8||5||1||. The 1967 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with a 9-5 record and no playoff berth despite their AFL championship win and appearance in the inaugural AFL-NFL The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. 571||360||352||Details|
|Denver Broncos||3||11||0||. WikipediaCentralized discussion/Sports results --> The 1967 San Diego Chargers season began with the team The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. 214||256||409||Details|
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
With only one game played during the AFL's opening week, the Raiders' season began on September 10, 1967, with a 51-0 wipeout of the Denver Broncos in front of a home crowd of just more than 25,000. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. Running back Hewritt Dixon caught one touchdown pass and ran for another. Hewritt Dixon (born January 8, 1940 in La Crosse Florida) is a former professional American football player who played Running back Warren Powers capped the scoring with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown. Warren Anthony Powers was the head coach of the Missouri Tigers football program from 1978 to 1984
Newly acquired quarterback Daryle Lamonica threw three touchdowns and ran for another as Oakland's high-powered offense easily handled the Boston Patriots. Daryle Pat Lamonica (born July 17, 1941 in Fresno, California) is a former collegiate and professional American football Quarterback The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston Former Raiders quarterback Babe Parilli connected with Art Graham on a 19-yard touchdown pass for Boston's only score. Vito "Babe" Parilli (born May 7, 1929) is a former American football player Arthur Graham (born March 6, 1941 in Somerville Massachusetts) is a former professional American football player who played Wide receiver
The Raiders stayed undefeated on the young season on the strength of two Daryle Lamonica touchdown passes and three field goals from 40-year-old George Blanda. George "The Fossil" Blanda (born September 17 1927, Youngwood Pennsylvania) is a former American football Placekicker and A late touchdown run by Mike Garrett was not enough for Kansas City, who lost their first game of the season. Michael Lockett Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles California) is a former American football player who won the 1965 Heisman Trophy
In front of a crowd of more than 63,000 at Shea Stadium, the New York Jets spoiled Oakland's perfect season. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. New York's running game provided three touchdowns—two by Emerson Boozer and one by Bill Mathis. Emerson Boozer (born July 4, 1943) was a Running back in the American Football League and in the NFL Bill Mathis (born December 10, 1938 in Rocky Mount North Carolina) was an American college and professional football player Daryle Lamonica connected with Bill Miller and Warren Wells for two second-half touchdowns. William Joseph Miller (born April 17, 1940 in McKeesport Pennsylvania) is a former American college and professional football Warren Wells (born November 14, 1942 in Franklin Louisiana) is a former American college and professional football
Oakland rebounded from the previous week's defeat by edging the Buffalo Bills in War Memorial Stadium. The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo New York Metropolitan area, playing seven of their home games in the suburb War Memorial Stadium (affectionately known as The Rockpile) is the name of a Stadium that formerly stood in Buffalo New York. The Raiders built a 17-7 halftime lead on a George Blanda field goal, a Fred Biletnikoff touchdown catch, and a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Dan Conners. Frederick S Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former American football Wide receiver and coach Dan Conners (born February 6, 1941 in Clearfield Pennsylvania) is a former American college and professional football player who played Daryle Lamonica found Billy Cannon for a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which provided the margin of victory. William Abb "Billy" Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University
In a Week 3 rematch at Fenway Park the Raiders once again easily defeated the Patriots. Daryle Lamonica threw for four touchdowns, while George Blanda accounted for one touchdown pass and two field goals. Roger Hagberg caught one touchdown and ran for another for Oakland.
Oakland broke the 50-point mark for the second time in 1967, as the Raiders crushed the San Diego Chargers in their first meeting of the season. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. Daryle Lamonica and George Blanda combined for three touchdown passes, while Lamonica ran for two more scores. Lance Alworth caught a 71-yard touchdown for the Chargers. Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940) is a former American football Wide receiver.
Oakland held off a late comeback by the Broncos to preserve a narrow victory at Bears Stadium. Mile High Stadium (known as Bears Stadium until 1968) was a Baseball, Soccer and football stadium that stood in Denver The Raiders built an 18-7 halftime lead on the strength of two touchdown receptions by Bill Miller, but could only manage one field goal in the second half. Jim LeClair ran for a 1-yard Denver touchdown in the final period. James LeClair (born October 30, 1950 in St Paul Minnesota) is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the
The Raiders scored 17 points in the final period to pull away from the expansion Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area. Daryle Lamonica connected with Billy Cannon for three scores, while Clem Daniels ran for another. Bob Griese threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Doug Moreau in the second quarter to give the Dolphins a three-point lead at halftime. Robert Allen Griese (Gree-see (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville Indiana) is a former American football Quarterback who earned
Oakland improved to 9-1 by doubling up on the Chiefs in front of more than 44,000 in Municipal Stadium. Kansas City Municipal Stadium was a Baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City Missouri. Five different Raiders (Fred Biletnikoff, Willie Brown, Pete Banaszak, Warren Powers, and Larry Todd) scored touchdowns, while the Chiefs got touchdown receptions from Frank Pitts and Otis Taylor. Willie Brown may refer to Willie Brown (politician (born 1934 Mayor of San Francisco 1996–2004 Speaker of the California State Assembly 1980–1995 Pete Banaszak was an college and professional American football player Frank Pitts (born November 12, 1943 in Atlanta Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played Wide receiver Otis Taylor may refer to Otis Taylor (American football, American football player Otis Taylor (musician, blues musician
The Raiders' offense continued to pile up points on the season, as Daryle Lamonica threw for four more touchdowns. Billy Cannon caught two, while Bill Miller and Fred Biletnikoff caught one each. Charger quarterback John Hadl passed for two scores and ran for another. John Willard Hadl (born February 15, 1940 in Lawrence Kansas) is a former professional American football player
Four George Blanda field goals and a 27-yard touchdown run by Hewritt Dixon lifted Oakland to its eleventh win of the season, while the Raiders defense held the Houston Oilers to just one touchdown. The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville Tennessee. The game was played at Rice Stadium. Rice Stadium is a football Stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston Texas.
The Raiders avenged their only loss of the season in front of a home crowd of 53,011. The Jets scored first on a 28-yard pass from Joe Namath to Don Maynard. Joseph William Namath (born May 31 1943, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania) also known as Broadway Joe or Joe Willie, is a former Donald Maynard (born January 25, 1935 in Crosbyton Texas) was an American football player who played collegiately for Texas Western Daryle Lamonica threw for three touchdowns, while Roger Hagberg and Hewritt Dixon ran for one touchdown each.
A 6-yard touchdown run by Hewritt Dixon broke a 21-21 tie in the fourth quarter, as the Raiders edged the Bills to end their regular season with a 13-1 mark, the best in franchise history. The Oakland defense capitalized on Buffalo turnovers, converting two fumble recoveries into touchdowns in the second and third quarters. Daryle Lamonica found Billy Cannon for a 23-yard touchdown pass in the first period.
With a 13-1 record, the Raiders captured their first AFL Western Division title and advanced to the 1967 AFL Championship against the Eastern Division champion Houston Oilers. Oakland edged Houston in a Week 15 matchup on December 10. By virtue of the game's annual rotation, the game was played in Oakland.
Kansas City Chiefs
|American Football League champion|
New York Jets
|Eastern Division||Western Division|
|New York Jets|
|1967 AFL Draft • AFL Playoffs • 1967 AFL All-Star game • Super Bowl II|
Related: 1967 NFL Season