The 1966 Broncos vs. Oilers Series

autographed 1966 topps george blanda

One of the great things about the old AFL is the fantastic rivalries between teams.  Chargers vs. Raiders.  Raiders vs. Chiefs.  Texans vs. Oilers…

A recent article on the Broncos.com website talks about the two games between the Denver Broncos and Houston Oilers in 1966.  While not one of the league’s classic rivalries, author Jim Saccomano outlines the first matchup of the season that resulted in a 45-7 drubbing of the Broncos.  Ode Burrell’s disparaging remarks about the Broncos fueled their fire for the rematch a few weeks later, which Saccomano will cover in his next installment.

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


One Response to The 1966 Broncos vs. Oilers Series

  1. iakcfan says:

    In the article Jim Saccomano states that the Broncos were the second pro team to go without a first down, does anyone know what other team accomplished this feat.

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