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-KICKOFF COVERAGE’S: HISTORY OF THE 32 IN 32-

-KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-

DALLAS TEXANS ERA

1962

WITH THE ADDITION OF DAWSON, TEXANS GO 11-3 & WIN THE AFL WEST, DEFEAT OILERS 20-17 IN AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO WIN THEIR FIRST AFL TITLE:

Stram was named Coach of the Year and RB Curtis McClinton (Kansas) was named the ’ 62 AFL Rookie of the Year. Haynes became the franchise’s first 1,000-yard rusher, concluding the season with 1,049 yards and an AFL-high 13 rushing TDs.

The Texans clinched their initial AFL Western Division Championship in November and finished with an 11-3 regular season record. Dallas won the ‘62 AFL Championship when K Tommy Brooker connected on a 25-yard field goal during the second overtime of the title game, giving the Texans a 20-17 victory at Houston (12/23). Spanning an elapsed time of 77:54, the game still stands as the second-longest contest in pro football history as the franchise claimed its first of three AFL titles.