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1978 Houston Oilers

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 0.2, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (18.6/g), 16th.
 Differential of -15 points (-0.9/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Bum Phillips (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 14 20 13 261 105 156 4 11 171 71 100 1
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 17 15 226 47 179 1 19 295 34 261 2
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 20 19 23 330 179 151 2 18 382 321 61 3
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 2-2 Los Angeles Rams 6 10 10 232 120 112 2 26 388 213 175 3
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-2 @ Cleveland Browns 16 13 20 379 215 164 4 11 182 104 78 4
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 3-3 @ Oakland Raiders 17 21 20 373 168 205 2 22 279 156 123 5
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-3 Buffalo Bills 17 10 17 330 152 178 15 229 80 149 1
8 Mon October 23 boxscore W 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 17 22 329 160 169 1 21 328 215 113 1
9 Sun October 29 boxscore L 5-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 28 15 255 118 137 2 18 436 247 189 1
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-4 Cleveland Browns 14 10 18 392 236 156 4 10 194 166 28 1
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-4 @ New England Patriots 26 23 24 322 194 128 4 16 274 130 144 4
12 Mon November 20 boxscore W 8-4 Miami Dolphins 35 30 23 406 141 265 1 27 454 327 127 2
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 9-4 Cincinnati Bengals 17 10 17 301 148 153 2 19 237 95 142
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 13 9 164 83 81 6 17 251 74 177 2
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-5 @ New Orleans Saints 17 12 16 244 119 125 18 297 241 56 1
16 Sun December 17 boxscore L 10-6 San Diego Chargers 24 45 14 270 153 117 3 24 517 368 149 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 24 boxscore W 11-6 @ Miami Dolphins 17 9 23 455 290 165 1 14 209 118 91 5
Division Sun December 31 boxscore W 12-6 @ New England Patriots 31 14 21 344 170 174 1 15 263 180 83 3
ConfChamp Sun January 7 boxscore L 12-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 5 34 10 142 70 72 9 21 379 200 179 5