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1974 Houston Oilers

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -0.6, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 236 points (16.9/g), 17th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (20.1/g), 18th.
 Differential of -46 points (-3.3/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Sid Gillman (7-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bum Phillips

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Sam Houston State (Huntsville, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
Head Coach/General Manager Sid Gillman
Offensive Scheme Vertical
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 236 3338 817 4.1 33 14 21 200 203 363 1977 12 19 5.0 103 421 1361 16 3.2 76
Team Defense 282 4425 919 4.8 36 15 15 268 231 405 2375 19 21 5.3 129 474 2050 15 4.3 124
Lg Rank Offense 17 24 14 14 25 16 20 15 13 18 23 26 7 25
Lg Rank Defense 18 22 8 8 23 20 20 23 11 13 13 19 12 22

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 San Diego Chargers 21 14 19 349 193 156 1 23 411 195 216 5
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 7 20 13 168 133 35 6 22 342 126 216
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 Kansas City Chiefs 7 17 17 206 151 55 4 13 172 152 20 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 13 10 240 121 119 3 18 386 202 184 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 51 11 185 129 56 4 25 502 357 145
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 St. Louis Cardinals 27 31 21 433 348 85 3 23 345 134 211 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 2-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 21 12 254 142 112 26 415 330 85 6
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 3-5 @ New York Jets 27 22 20 325 214 111 1 18 312 235 77 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-5 @ Buffalo Bills 21 9 10 174 59 115 4 16 224 91 133 6
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-5 Cincinnati Bengals 20 3 14 214 90 124 1 16 238 149 89 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-6 Dallas Cowboys 0 10 6 81 55 26 1 15 252 38 214 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 10 11 158 61 97 6 84 9 75 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-7 @ Denver Broncos 14 37 16 268 180 88 2 27 411 168 243 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 7-7 Cleveland Browns 28 24 20 283 101 182 3 20 331 189 142 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Dan Pastorini 25 QB 11 10 6-4-0 140 247 56.7% 1571 10 4.0 10 4.0 65 6.4 5.3 11.2 142.8 72.4 23 225 4.99 4.06 8.5 1 2
10 Lynn Dickey 25 qb 14 4 1-3-0 63 113 55.8% 704 2 1.8 8 7.1 59 6.2 3.4 11.2 50.3 50.9 10 73 5.13 2.53 8.1 0 1
47 Ronnie Coleman 23 13 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
12 George Amundson 23 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 25.7 14 7-7-0 203 363 55.9% 2275 12 3.3 19 5.2 65 6.3 4.6 11.2 162.5 64.0 33 298 4.99 3.44 8.3 1 3
Opp Total 14 231 405 57.0% 2724 19 4.7 21 5.2 6.7 5.33 11.8 194.6 71.7 40 349 5.3 4.1 9.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Willie Rodgers 25 FB 14 0 122 413 5 20 3.4 29.5 8.7 24 153 6.4 0 24 1.7 10.9 566 5 5
44 Fred Willis 27 10 0 74 239 3 18 3.2 23.9 7.4 25 130 5.2 1 21 2.5 13.0 369 4 0
23 Vic Washington 28 RB 12 0 74 281 2 23 3.8 23.4 6.2 13 92 7.1 0 15 1.1 7.7 373 2 4
12 George Amundson 23 14 0 59 138 4 11 2.3 9.9 4.2 18 152 8.4 1 29 1.3 10.9 290 5 1
47 Ronnie Coleman 23 13 0 52 193 1 37 3.7 14.8 4.0 4 9 2.3 0 7 0.3 0.7 202 1 1
7 Dan Pastorini 25 QB 11 10 24 -6 0 7 -0.3 -0.5 2.2 -6 0 8
84 Billy Johnson 22 KR/PR 14 0 5 82 1 47 16.4 5.9 0.4 29 388 13.4 2 44 2.1 27.7 470 3 1
36 Bob Gresham 26 14 0 3 6 0 3 2.0 0.4 0.2 3 19 6.3 0 9 0.2 1.4 25 0 2
10 Lynn Dickey 25 qb 14 4 3 7 0 7 2.3 0.5 0.2 7 0 2
46 Jeff Queen 28 11 0 2 7 0 4 3.5 0.6 0.2 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.4 11 1 0
00 Ken Burrough 26 WR 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 36 492 13.7 2 51 3.3 44.7 492 2 1
82 Mack Alston 27 TE 13 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 17 249 14.6 3 33 1.3 19.2 246 3 1
4 David Beverly 24 P 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 0
20 Billy Parks 26 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 330 16.5 1 59 1.4 23.6 330 1 0
24 Mike Montgomery 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 179 19.9 1 65 1.8 35.8 179 1 0
83 Jerry Broadnax 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 69 23.0 0 42 0.4 8.6 69 0 0
41 Terry Wells 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.5 9 0 0
Team Total 25.7 14 421 1361 16 47 3.2 97.2 30.1 203 2275 11.2 12 65 14.5 162.5 3636 28 26
Opp Total 14 474 2050 15 4.3 146.4 33.9 231 2375 10.3 19 16.5 169.6 4425 34 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Billy Johnson 22 KR/PR 14 0 30 409 0 49 13.6 29 785 0 67 27.1 1664
45 Jeff Severson 25 14 0 11 86 0 24 7.8 6 108 0 28 18.0 194
36 Bob Gresham 26 14 0 9 180 0 40 20.0 205
23 Vic Washington 28 RB 12 0 7 177 0 40 25.3 550
47 Ronnie Coleman 23 13 0 3 91 0 39 30.3 293
38 C.L. Whittington 22 14 9 3 37 0 19 12.3 37
12 George Amundson 23 14 0 2 17 0 13 8.5 307
15 Al Johnson 24 SS 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
61 Harris Jones 29 LG 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 Ron Saul 26 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 25.7 14 41 495 0 49 12.1 62 1419 0 67 22.9 5550
Opp Total 14 56 500 0 8.9 51 1111 0 21.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
4 David Beverly 24 P 14 0 79 3100 69 0 39.2
2 Skip Butler 27 K 14 0 7 4 4 2 7 3 1 19 9 47.4%% 29 29 100.0%%
Team Total 25.7 14 7 4 4 2 7 3 1 19 9 47.4%% 29 29 100.0%% 79 3100 69 0 39.2
Opp Total 14 23 16 69.6%% 34 30 88.2%% 70 2737 39.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
7 Dan Pastorini 25 QB 11 10 0 8 4 -17 0
48 Bob Atkins 28 FS 14 5 6 85 0 36 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Willie Rodgers 25 FB 14 0 0 5 1 0 0
23 Vic Washington 28 RB 12 0 0 4 2 0 0
54 Gregg Bingham 23 LILB 14 14 4 36 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Ronnie Carroll 25 14 0 0 0 4 28 0
36 Bob Gresham 26 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
42 Tommy Maxwell 27 13 0 2 30 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Willie Alexander 25 LCB 14 13 2 56 0 29 0
52 Duane Benson 29 13 0 2 0 0 0 0
65 Elvin Bethea* 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 38 1
10 Lynn Dickey 25 qb 14 4 0 2 0 -7 0
22 Zeke Moore 31 RCB 14 14 2 38 1 22 0
56 Guy Roberts 24 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
85 Tody Smith 26 LDE 14 0 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Ted Washington 26 ROLB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
82 Mack Alston 27 TE 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 George Amundson 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
00 Ken Burrough 26 WR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Billy Johnson 22 KR/PR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Harris Jones 29 LG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Steve Kiner 27 RILB 14 14 1 34 0 34 0
45 Jeff Severson 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
38 C.L. Whittington 22 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.7 14 21 313 1 36 0 0 26 25 42 1
Opp Total 14 33 26 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
2 Skip Butler 27 K 14 0 29 9 56
12 George Amundson 23 14 0 4 1 5 30
34 Willie Rodgers 25 FB 14 0 5 5 30
44 Fred Willis 27 10 0 3 1 4 24
82 Mack Alston 27 TE 13 0 3 3 18
84 Billy Johnson 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 2 3 18
00 Ken Burrough 26 WR 11 0 2 2 12
23 Vic Washington 28 RB 12 0 2 2 12
65 Elvin Bethea* 28 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
47 Ronnie Coleman 23 13 0 1 1 6
24 Mike Montgomery 25 5 0 1 1 6
22 Zeke Moore 31 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
20 Billy Parks 26 WR 14 0 1 1 6
46 Jeff Queen 28 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 14 16 12 1 1 30 29 9 236
Opp Total 14 15 19 30 16 282

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 SDG W, 21-14 1 1 rush George Amundson 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
2 1974-09-15 SDG W, 21-14 1 8 pass George Amundson 8 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Skip Butler kick)
3 1974-09-15 SDG W, 21-14 4 3 rush George Amundson 3 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
4 1974-09-22 @ CLE L, 7-20 1 9 pass Mack Alston 9 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Skip Butler kick)
5 1974-09-29 KAN L, 7-17 3 1 rush Ronnie Coleman 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
6 1974-10-06 PIT L, 7-13 2 47 rush Billy Johnson 47 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
7 1974-10-13 @ MIN L, 10-51 3 2 rush Vic Washington 2 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
8 1974-10-20 STL L, 27-31 1 8 pass Mike Montgomery 8 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
9 1974-10-20 STL L, 27-31 4 1 rush George Amundson 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
10 1974-10-20 STL L, 27-31 4 1 rush George Amundson 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
11 1974-10-27 @ CIN W, 34-21 3 47 pass Ken Burrough 47 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
12 1974-10-27 @ CIN W, 34-21 3 8 rush Fred Willis 8 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
13 1974-10-27 @ CIN W, 34-21 4 38 fumble Elvin Bethea 38 yard fumble return (Skip Butler kick)
14 1974-10-27 @ CIN W, 34-21 4 35 pass Billy Parks 35 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
15 1974-11-03 @ NYJ W, 27-22 1 22 interception Zeke Moore 22 yard interception return (Skip Butler kick)
16 1974-11-03 @ NYJ W, 27-22 1 29 pass Billy Johnson 29 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
17 1974-11-03 @ NYJ W, 27-22 4 1 rush Willie Rodgers 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
18 1974-11-10 @ BUF W, 21-9 1 13 rush Willie Rodgers 13 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
19 1974-11-10 @ BUF W, 21-9 1 25 pass Mack Alston 25 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
20 1974-11-10 @ BUF W, 21-9 3 9 rush Vic Washington 9 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
21 1974-11-17 CIN W, 20-3 1 1 rush Willie Rodgers 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
22 1974-11-17 CIN W, 20-3 3 1 rush Willie Rodgers 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
23 1974-11-17 CIN W, 20-3 4 22 pass Ken Burrough 22 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (run failed)
24 1974-12-01 @ PIT W, 13-10 2 6 pass Fred Willis 6 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
25 1974-12-08 @ DEN L, 14-37 2 1 rush Fred Willis 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
26 1974-12-08 @ DEN L, 14-37 4 4 pass Jeff Queen 4 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
27 1974-12-15 CLE W, 28-24 2 7 pass Mack Alston 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
28 1974-12-15 CLE W, 28-24 3 6 pass Billy Johnson 6 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
29 1974-12-15 CLE W, 28-24 3 5 rush Fred Willis 5 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
30 1974-12-15 CLE W, 28-24 4 20 rush Willie Rodgers 20 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 SDG L, 14-21 2 3 rush Glen Bonner 3 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
2 1974-09-15 SDG L, 14-21 3 29 pass Gary Garrison 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Dennis Partee kick)
3 1974-09-22 @ CLE W, 20-7 2 9 rush Greg Pruitt 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1974-09-22 @ CLE W, 20-7 3 5 pass Ken Brown 5 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1974-09-29 KAN W, 17-7 4 8 rush Willie Ellison 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1974-09-29 KAN W, 17-7 4 8 pass Morris Stroud 8 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1974-10-06 PIT W, 13-7 4 9 rush Preston Pearson 9 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
8 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 1 80 pass John Gilliam 80 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
9 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 1 10 pass Stu Voigt 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton
10 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 2 1 rush Ed Marinaro 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
11 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 2 6 rush Chuck Foreman 6 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
12 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 3 24 pass Chuck Foreman 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
13 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 4 10 pass Steve Craig 10 yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick)
14 1974-10-13 @ MIN W, 51-10 4 20 pass Sam McCullum 20 yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick)
15 1974-10-20 STL W, 31-27 1 1 rush Jim Otis 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1974-10-20 STL W, 31-27 2 6 pass Earl Thomas 6 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1974-10-20 STL W, 31-27 2 40 pass Earl Thomas 40 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1974-10-20 STL W, 31-27 4 5 rush Donny Anderson 5 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1974-10-27 @ CIN L, 21-34 2 37 pass Isaac Curtis 37 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
20 1974-10-27 @ CIN L, 21-34 4 14 pass Isaac Curtis 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
21 1974-10-27 @ CIN L, 21-34 4 10 pass Boobie Clark 10 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
22 1974-11-03 @ NYJ L, 22-27 1 20 pass Jazz Jackson 20 yard pass from Joe Namath
23 1974-11-03 @ NYJ L, 22-27 1 12 rush Emerson Boozer 12 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
24 1974-11-03 @ NYJ L, 22-27 2 42 pass David Knight 42 yard pass from Joe Namath
25 1974-11-24 DAL W, 10-0 1 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
26 1974-12-01 @ PIT L, 10-13 2 31 pass Franco Harris 31 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
27 1974-12-08 @ DEN W, 37-14 1 4 rush Jon Keyworth 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
28 1974-12-08 @ DEN W, 37-14 2 10 rush Otis Armstrong 10 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
29 1974-12-08 @ DEN W, 37-14 3 12 rush Otis Armstrong 12 yard rush
30 1974-12-08 @ DEN W, 37-14 4 12 pass Haven Moses 12 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
31 1974-12-08 @ DEN W, 37-14 4 15 rush Otis Armstrong 15 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
32 1974-12-15 CLE L, 24-28 1 41 pass Steve Holden 41 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
33 1974-12-15 CLE L, 24-28 3 4 rush Greg Pruitt 4 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
34 1974-12-15 CLE L, 24-28 4 9 pass Fair Hooker 9 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)