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1975 Houston Oilers

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10-4-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.4, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 5.2, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 293 points (20.9/g), 12th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 67 points (4.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Bum Phillips (10-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles

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

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
Head Coach/General Manager Bum Phillips
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 293 3937 900 4.4 34 17 23 234 165 347 1869 14 17 5.0 90 526 2068 14 3.9 121
Team Defense 226 4137 952 4.3 43 19 23 264 235 409 2457 14 24 5.4 137 498 1680 13 3.4 104
Lg Rank Offense 12 19 8 13 20 22 23 19 7 18 11 12 13 15
Lg Rank Defense 5 11 5 6 16 21 17 7 9 12 12 3 6 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ New England Patriots 7 0 7 169 53 116 2 17 279 100 179 3
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 San Diego Chargers 33 17 24 402 151 251 1 12 204 144 60 3
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals 19 21 13 176 93 83 5 18 262 176 86 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 40 10 20 369 119 250 15 246 144 102 5
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-1 Washington Redskins 13 10 14 228 107 121 1 17 255 197 58 3
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 24 8 14 300 212 88 5 22 336 179 157 2
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 13 13 325 181 144 2 22 345 208 137 4
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 24 18 298 206 92 3 22 352 169 183 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-2 Miami Dolphins 20 19 15 239 70 169 23 350 236 114 2
10 Mon November 24 boxscore L 7-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 32 13 257 131 126 4 22 367 139 228 5
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 19 23 20 313 107 206 3 18 289 154 135 1
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 13 23 279 109 170 3 11 200 195 5 3
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-4 @ Oakland Raiders 27 26 19 260 174 86 3 23 377 237 140 6
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-4 Cleveland Browns 21 10 21 322 156 166 2 22 275 179 96 2

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P/QB 14 14 10-4-0 163 342 47.7 2053 14 4.1 16 4.7 77 6.0 4.7 12.6 146.6 61.0 24 210 5.04 3.83 6.6 3 4
10 Lynn Dickey 26 14 0 2 4 50.0 46 0 0.0 1 25.0 28 11.5 0.3 23.0 3.3 52.1 3 20 3.71 -2.71 42.9
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 0 1 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
Team Total 26.6 14 10-4-0 165 347 47.6 2099 14 4.0 17 4.9 77 6.0 4.7 12.7 149.9 59.9 27 230 5.00 3.70 7.2 3 4
Opp Total 14 235 409 57.5 2800 14 3.4 24 5.9 6.8 4.89 11.9 200.0 65.4 45 343 5.4 3.6 9.9

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 175 790 5 46 4.5 56.4 12.5 18 129 7.2 0 24 1.3 9.2 919 5 6
30 Don Hardeman 22 FB 13 10 166 648 5 39 3.9 49.8 12.8 5 10 2.0 0 9 0.4 0.8 658 5 3
44 Fred Willis 28 13 4 118 420 2 23 3.6 32.3 9.1 20 104 5.2 0 20 1.5 8.0 524 2 7
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P/QB 14 14 23 97 1 19 4.2 6.9 1.6 97 1 3
36 Robert Holmes 30 14 2 19 42 0 11 2.2 3.0 1.4 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 47 0 0
34 Willie Rodgers 26 14 0 18 55 1 8 3.1 3.9 1.3 55 1 0
84 Billy Johnson* 23 KR/PR/WR 14 14 5 17 0 19 3.4 1.2 0.4 37 393 10.6 1 30 2.6 28.1 410 1 5
87 Emmett Edwards 23 11 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 2 22 11.0 0 18 0.2 2.0 18 0 0
10 Lynn Dickey 26 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
00 Ken Burrough* 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 1063 20.1 8 77 3.8 75.9 1063 8 1
82 Mack Alston 28 TE 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 165 9.2 4 26 1.4 12.7 165 4 0
81 John Sawyer 22 te 8 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 144 20.6 1 51 0.9 18.0 144 1 1
88 Jim Beirne 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.2 2.5 15 0 0
83 Willie Frazier 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.8 9 0 0
86 Nate Hawkins 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.1 2.9 32 0 0
20 Billy Parks 27 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.8 8 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 526 2068 14 46 3.9 147.7 37.6 165 2099 12.7 14 77 11.8 149.9 4167 28 28
Opp Total 14 498 1680 13 3.4 120.0 35.6 235 2457 10.5 14 16.8 175.5 4137 27 38

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Billy Johnson* 23 KR/PR/WR 14 14 40 612 3 83 15.3 33 798 1 81 24.2 1820
33 Mark Cotney 23 db 14 3 2 8 0 5 4.0 10 189 0 28 18.9 197
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 8 149 0 27 18.6 1068
34 Willie Rodgers 26 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 68
51 Ted Thompson 22 14 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -5
38 C.L. Whittington 23 14 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 43 620 3 83 14.4 54 1144 1 81 21.2 5931
Opp Total 14 47 356 0 7.6 61 1355 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
2 Skip Butler 28 K 14 0 9 8 8 4 12 6 1 30 18 60.0% 34 31 91.2%
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P/QB 14 14 62 2447 68 0 39.5
4 David Beverly 25 p 2 0 12 459 45 0 38.3
Team Total 26.6 14 9 8 8 4 12 6 1 30 18 60.0% 34 31 91.2% 74 2906 68 0 39.3
Opp Total 14 23 13 56.5% 27 21 77.8% 73 2993 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
44 Fred Willis 28 13 4 0 7 3 -2 0
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P/QB 14 14 0 3 4 0 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 0 6 0 0 0
84 Billy Johnson* 23 KR/PR/WR 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
52 Robert Brazile 22 ROLB 14 14 0 0 5 18 0
22 Zeke Moore 32 RCB 14 14 5 137 0 74 0
59 Ted Washington 27 LOLB 14 14 3 30 0 23 0 0 0 2 18 0
48 Bob Atkins 29 FS 14 5 4 133 0 70 0
54 Gregg Bingham 24 RILB 14 14 4 57 0 26 0
29 Willie Germany 27 SS 14 11 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 48 1
30 Don Hardeman 22 FB 13 10 0 3 1 0 0
19 Willie Alexander 26 LCB 14 13 3 41 0 32 0
78 Curley Culp*+ 29 NT 14 14 0 0 3 38 1
57 Steve Kiner 28 LILB 14 14 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Ted Thompson 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
38 C.L. Whittington 23 14 9 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Mack Alston 28 TE 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
00 Ken Burrough* 27 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
33 Mark Cotney 23 db 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
60 Ed Fisher 26 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Fred Hoaglin 31 14 0 0 1 0 -22 0
81 John Sawyer 22 te 8 3 0 1 0 0 0
85 Tody Smith 27 LDE 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
27 Greg Stemrick 24 11 1 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jim White 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 24 425 0 74 0 0 28 30 98 2 2
Opp Total 14 27 38 19 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
2 Skip Butler 28 K 14 0 31 18 85
00 Ken Burrough* 27 WR 14 14 8 8 48
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 5 5 30
30 Don Hardeman 22 FB 13 10 5 5 30
84 Billy Johnson* 23 KR/PR/WR 14 14 1 3 1 5 30
82 Mack Alston 28 TE 13 11 4 4 24
44 Fred Willis 28 13 4 2 2 12
34 Willie Rodgers 26 14 0 1 1 1 8
78 Curley Culp*+ 29 NT 14 14 1 1 6
29 Willie Germany 27 SS 14 11 1 1 6
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P/QB 14 14 1 1 6
81 John Sawyer 22 te 8 3 1 1 6
65 Elvin Bethea* 29 RDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.6 14 14 14 3 1 2 34 31 18 2 293
Opp Total 14 13 14 21 13 2 226