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1977 Houston Oilers

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (21.4/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (16.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 69 points (4.9/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Bum Phillips (8-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Stephen F. Austin State (Nacogdoches, 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 299 3864 879 4.4 38 17 25 228 181 347 1875 14 21 5.1 91 509 1989 15 3.9 112
Team Defense 230 3957 933 4.2 54 28 20 247 192 379 2142 12 26 5.2 124 522 1815 11 3.5 103
Lg Rank Offense 5 18 18 20 16 15 17 14 13 18 15 14 11 11
Lg Rank Defense 14 14 1 1 19 24 20 9 3 16 15 10 10 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 20 0 19 239 130 109 11 179 77 102 2
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 16 10 18 227 137 90 15 279 184 95 4
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-1 @ Miami Dolphins 7 27 13 205 137 68 3 29 397 180 217 3
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 10 15 267 169 98 2 21 389 211 178 9
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-2 Cleveland Browns 23 24 18 228 119 109 3 11 170 61 109 2
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 27 10 119 -14 133 6 19 352 227 125 6
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L OT 3-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 13 15 186 79 107 1 15 262 173 89 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-4 Chicago Bears 47 0 19 489 234 255 3 10 125 -16 141 2
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-5 @ Oakland Raiders 29 34 13 352 196 156 5 24 365 255 110 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 22 10 25 432 237 195 3 12 129 27 102 4
11 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-5 Kansas City Chiefs 34 20 21 370 74 296 6 18 337 246 91 3
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-6 Denver Broncos 14 24 11 251 139 112 1 23 332 163 169 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 7-6 @ Cleveland Browns 19 15 10 167 56 111 2 22 400 222 178 8
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 8-6 Cincinnati Bengals 21 16 21 332 182 150 3 17 241 132 109 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 28 QB 14 12 8-4-0 169 319 53.0 1987 13 4.1 18 5.6 85 6.2 4.5 11.8 141.9 62.3 20 198 5.28 3.65 5.9 0 0
21 John Hadl 37 qb 14 2 0-2-0 11 24 45.8 76 0 0.0 3 12.5 18 3.2 -2.5 6.9 5.4 13.9 2 26 1.92 -3.27 7.7
47 Ronnie Coleman 26 RB 14 13 1 3 33.3 44 1 33.3 0 0.0 44 14.7 21.3 44.0 3.1 121.5 0 0 14.67 21.33 0.0
00 Ken Burrough* 29 WR 14 14 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
84 Billy Johnson*+ 25 KR/PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
Team Total 26.7 14 8-6-0 181 347 52.2 2107 14 4.0 21 6.1 85 6.1 4.2 11.6 150.5 59.1 23 232 5.07 3.27 6.2 0 0
Opp Total 14 192 379 50.7 2431 12 3.2 26 6.9 6.4 3.96 12.7 173.6 53.0 32 289 5.2 2.9 7.8

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 26 RB 14 13 185 660 5 22 3.6 47.1 13.2 22 115 5.2 1 21 1.6 8.2 775 6 7
26 Rob Carpenter 22 FB 11 7 144 652 1 77 4.5 59.3 13.1 23 156 6.8 0 27 2.1 14.2 808 1 3
45 Tim Wilson 23 fb 10 5 99 343 3 16 3.5 34.3 9.9 20 107 5.4 0 17 2.0 10.7 450 3 1
30 Don Hardeman 24 12 3 42 162 2 18 3.9 13.5 3.5 11 47 4.3 1 9 0.9 3.9 209 3 0
7 Dan Pastorini 28 QB 14 12 18 39 2 15 2.2 2.8 1.3 39 2 7
31 Mike Voight 23 14 0 7 20 0 6 2.9 1.4 0.5 20 0 0
84 Billy Johnson*+ 25 KR/PR 14 0 6 102 1 61 17.0 7.3 0.4 20 412 20.6 3 71 1.4 29.4 514 4 2
00 Ken Burrough* 29 WR 14 14 4 10 0 28 2.5 0.7 0.3 43 816 19.0 8 85 3.1 58.3 826 8 4
21 John Hadl 37 qb 14 2 3 11 1 6 3.7 0.8 0.2 11 1 1
88 Jimmie Giles 23 te 14 4 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 17 147 8.6 0 17 1.2 10.5 137 0 0
89 Eddie Foster 23 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 208 13.9 0 56 1.1 14.9 208 0 1
86 Mike Barber 24 TE 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 94 10.4 1 23 0.7 7.2 94 1 0
82 Gary Garrison 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 5 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 509 1989 15 77 3.9 142.1 36.4 181 2107 11.6 14 85 12.9 150.5 4096 29 30
Opp Total 14 522 1815 11 3.5 129.6 37.3 192 2142 11.2 12 13.7 153.0 3957 23 39

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*+ 25 KR/PR 14 0 35 539 2 87 15.4 25 630 1 76 25.2 1683
83 Warren Anderson 22 8 0 8 182 0 38 22.8 182
31 Mike Voight 23 14 0 8 156 0 34 19.5 176
45 Tim Wilson 23 fb 10 5 2 33 0 18 16.5 483
89 Eddie Foster 23 WR 14 14 1 31 0 31 31.0 239
27 Greg Stemrick 26 9 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
39 Art Stringer 23 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
51 Ted Thompson 24 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.7 14 36 539 2 87 15.0 46 1056 1 76 23.0 5691
Opp Total 14 46 340 0 7.4 63 1331 0 21.1

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
18 Cliff Parsley 23 P 14 0 77 3030 55 2 39.4
16 Toni Fritsch 32 K 9 0 1 1 6 5 6 5 2 1 1 16 12 75.0% 20 19 95.0%
23 Tom Dempsey 30 k 5 0 3 3 2 1 1 6 4 66.7% 11 8 72.7%
2 Skip Butler 30 k 1 0 1 2 3 0.0% 3 2 66.7%
7 Dan Pastorini 28 QB 14 12 1 0.0%
Team Total 26.7 14 1 1 10 8 8 6 5 1 1 25 16 64.0% 35 29 82.9% 77 3030 55 2 39.4
Opp Total 14 22 16 72.7% 26 24 92.3% 77 3142 40.8

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
7 Dan Pastorini 28 QB 14 12 0 7 4 -2 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 26 RB 14 13 0 7 2 -6 0
22 Zeke Moore 34 RCB 14 10 3 56 0 34 0 0 1 3 68 1
37 Mike Reinfeldt 24 FS 14 14 5 78 0 30 0 0 0 1 15 0
59 Ted Washington 29 LOLB 14 14 3 26 0 19 0 0 1 1 0 0
19 Willie Alexander 28 LCB 14 14 3 111 1 95 0 0 0 1 15 0
54 Gregg Bingham 26 RILB 14 14 2 36 0 30 0 0 1 1 34 1
00 Ken Burrough* 29 WR 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
26 Rob Carpenter 22 FB 11 7 0 3 1 0 0
20 Bill Currier 22 SS 14 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
57 Steve Kiner 30 LILB 14 14 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 3 2 0
27 Greg Stemrick 26 9 4 1 18 0 18 0 0 1 2 41 1
52 Robert Brazile* 24 ROLB 14 14 3 40 0 16 0
68 Al Burton 25 6 0 0 0 3 0 0
78 Curley Culp* 31 NT 14 11 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 28 0
51 Ted Thompson 24 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
63 Steve Baumgartner 26 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Eddie Foster 23 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
84 Billy Johnson*+ 25 KR/PR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
39 Art Stringer 23 13 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Tim Wilson 23 fb 10 5 0 1 1 0 0
65 Elvin Bethea 31 RDE 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
58 David Carter 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Elbert Drungo 34 RG 14 14 0 0 1 6 0
21 John Hadl 37 qb 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
72 Kevin Hunt 29 RT 13 12 0 0 1 3 0
15 Al Johnson 27 14 0 0 0 1 11 0
79 Ernest Kirk 25 14 4 1 2 0 2 0
31 Mike Voight 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 26 429 1 95 0 0 30 40 215 3 3
Opp Total 14 23 39 11 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Toni Fritsch 32 K 9 0 19 12 55
00 Ken Burrough* 29 WR 14 14 8 8 48
84 Billy Johnson*+ 25 KR/PR 14 0 1 3 2 1 7 42
47 Ronnie Coleman 26 RB 14 13 5 1 6 36
23 Tom Dempsey 30 k 5 0 8 4 20
30 Don Hardeman 24 12 3 2 1 3 18
45 Tim Wilson 23 fb 10 5 3 3 18
7 Dan Pastorini 28 QB 14 12 2 2 12
19 Willie Alexander 28 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
86 Mike Barber 24 TE 13 10 1 1 6
54 Gregg Bingham 26 RILB 14 14 1 1 6
26 Rob Carpenter 22 FB 11 7 1 1 6
21 John Hadl 37 qb 14 2 1 1 6
22 Zeke Moore 34 RCB 14 10 1 1 6
27 Greg Stemrick 26 9 4 1 1 6
77 Jim Young 27 LDE 13 10 2 4
2 Skip Butler 30 k 1 0 2 2
71 Ken Kennard 23 11 8 1 2
Team Total 26.7 14 15 14 2 1 3 1 36 29 16 3 299
Opp Total 14 11 12 2 1 24 16 1 230