Oct. 12, 1962

Boston Patriots coach Mike Holovak was wary of a visit by the Dallas Texans tonight at 8 p.m. at Boston University Field.

It seems that the Pats had a dreary practice yesterday, which did nothing to instill optimism. As Boston Globe writer John Ahern put it, ”f yesterday’s practice session is indicative the Boston team would have its troubles with BC High.”

Well, the Pats responded with a 27-7 win before 23,874, it’s largest home crowd of the season.

They’d only lose once over their ensuing nine games, finishing 9-4-1, good for second place in the American Football League East Division.

In those days, the AFL postseason consisted of a championship game between two division winners. The Texans, West Division winners, topped the East Division champion Houston Oilers, 20-17, in two overtimes.

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