1967 American Football League season
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|1967 American Football League season|
|Duration||September 3 – December 17, 1967|
|Date||December 31, 1967|
|Eastern champion||Houston Oilers|
|Western champion||Oakland Raiders|
|Site||Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California|
The season ended when the Oakland Raiders (13–1) hosted the Houston Oilers (9–4–1) in the AFL championship game on December 31. The Raiders won 40–7 and then met the NFL's Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl II two weeks later, won by Green Bay, 33–14.
This was the final season that all AFL on-field officials wore vertically striped red and white uniforms. The next year all officials would wear uniforms mirroring those of their NFL counterparts.
The AFL's nine teams, grouped into two divisions (5 teams in the Eastern Division), faced each other at least once, and each team would play six others twice. Though the New York Jets and the Houston Oilers were both in the Eastern Division, they met only once that season, on October 15. The best team in the Eastern Division would play against the best in the Western Division in a championship game. If there was a tie in the standings at the top of either division, a one-game playoff would be held to determine the division winner.
|5||N.Y. Jets||2–1–0||Tie (Oak, SD)||3–0–0|
|6||N.Y. Jets||3–1–0||San Diego||3–0–1|
|7||N.Y. Jets||3–1–1||San Diego||4–0–1|
|8||N.Y. Jets||4–1–1||San Diego||5–0–1|
|14||Tie (Hou, NYJ)||7–3–1||Oakland||10–1–0|
|15||Tie (Hou, NYJ)||7–4–1||Oakland||11–1–0|
|Home/Road||Eastern Division||Western Division|
|New York Jets||30–23||20–10||28–28||29–7||24–33||7–21||27–14|
|Kansas City Chiefs||23–13||19–24||41–0||42–18||52–9||22–44||16–17|
|San Diego Chargers||59–45||13–3||24–0||31–42||24–20||45–31||21–41|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings in the AFL.
- AFL Championship Game
- Super Bowl II
- Denver Broncos: Lou Saban became the team's new head coach. Mac Speedie resigned after starting the 1966 season 0–2, and then line coach Ray Malavasi served as interim for the remaining 12 games.