Today In Patriots History: November 25 November 25, 1960 at Nickerson Field Houston Oilers 24, Boston Patriots 10 Head Coaches: Lou Saban, Lou Rymkus Quarterbacks: Butch Songin, Jacky Lee The game is most notable for being the first sellout in the history of the AFL, played in front of 27,123 fans at Boston University Field. The Pats entered the game on a three game winning streak to close within two games behind the Oilers in the AFL East. The Pats turned the ball over three times and were unable to get anything going on offense. Boston had a net of just eight yards rushing (sacks were considered negative running plays at that time). Joe Johnson was the lone bright spot on offense with five receptions for 123 yards, including a 51 yard touchdown reception to make the score 10-7 in the third quarter. Houston was led by wide receivers Bill Groman (9 catches for 171 yards, including an 8-yard TD catch on a halfback option pass) and Charley Hennigan (7 receptions for 113 yards). The Oilers would go on to win the AFL East and then defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-16 on New Year's Day to win the first American Football League championship.