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The 1967 American Football League season was the eighth
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of the
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. The season ended when the
Oakland Raiders Oakland is the largest city and the county seat A county seat is an administrative centerAn administrative centre is a seat of regional administration or local government Local government is a generic term for the lowest tiers of public ad ...
(13–1) hosted the
Houston Oilers Houston ( ) is the List of cities in Texas by population, most populous city in Texas, List of United States cities by population, fourth-most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as th ...
(9–4–1) in the
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on December 31. The Raiders won 40–7 and then met the
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's
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in
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Super Bowl II
two weeks later, won by Green Bay, 33–14.


Division races

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
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and the
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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 tie in the standings, a playoff would be held to determine the division winner.


Regular season


Results

(*) Played at
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due to the
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Fenway Park
, Patriots' home field, being used by stadium's owner,
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, for the
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.


Standings


Playoffs

*
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**Oakland Raiders 40, Houston Oilers 7, on December 31, 1967, at
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in
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*
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Super Bowl II
**Green Bay (NFL) 33, Oakland (AFL) 14, on January 14, 1968, at
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in
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Miami


Stadium changes

* The
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moved from
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Balboa Stadium
to
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Coaching changes

*
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:
Lou Saban Louis Henry Saban (October 13, 1921 – March 29, 2009) was an American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of elev ...
became the team's new head coach.
Mac Speedie Mac Curtis Speedie (January 12, 1920 – March 5, 1993) was an American football Wide receiver, end who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL) for seven years before join ...
resigned after starting the 1966 season 0–2, and then line coach
Ray Malavasi Ray Malavasi (November 8, 1930 – December 15, 1987) was an American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven pl ...
served as interim for the remaining 12 games.


External links


Football Database
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