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1980 Houston Oilers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -2.7, Defense: 4.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 295 points (18.4/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (15.7/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Bum Phillips (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, 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
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 295 5642 1063 5.3 47 19 22 329 296 463 3007 15 28 6.1 152 573 2635 18 4.6 155
Team Defense 251 4612 932 4.9 39 13 18 259 246 454 2801 16 26 5.7 147 444 1811 8 4.1 94
Lg Rank Offense 20 4 27 23 5 20 17 23 26 10 6 2 8 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 5 12 18 2 7 4 3 6 8 2 8 1 20

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 31 16 292 232 60 5 20 356 237 119 4
2 Mon September 15 boxscore W 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 16 7 23 369 177 192 1 13 181 106 75 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 Baltimore Colts 21 16 27 392 182 210 5 14 240 101 139 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 10 20 259 222 37 2 14 250 134 116 1
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 Seattle Seahawks 7 26 16 242 163 79 6 14 303 185 118 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 21 21 330 131 199 3 14 281 132 149 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 14 23 467 222 245 4 12 193 126 67 4
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals 23 3 17 373 122 251 2 13 259 157 102 4
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 @ Denver Broncos 20 16 23 330 157 173 1 18 252 156 96
10 Mon November 10 boxscore W 7-3 New England Patriots 38 34 20 390 242 148 1 27 473 374 99 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 @ Chicago Bears 10 6 20 330 93 237 1 14 326 148 178 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L OT 8-4 @ New York Jets 28 31 28 472 349 123 6 17 327 223 104 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 8-5 Cleveland Browns 14 17 17 322 208 114 5 11 194 73 121 1
14 Thu December 4 boxscore W 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 0 13 268 177 91 1 18 278 118 160 5
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 10-5 @ Green Bay Packers 22 3 22 371 114 257 2 16 337 283 54 5
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 11-5 Minnesota Vikings 20 16 23 435 216 219 2 24 362 248 114 4
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 28 boxscore L 11-6 @ Oakland Raiders 7 27 18 275 178 97 3 12 250 139 111 1

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
12 Ken Stabler 35 QB 16 16 11-5-0 293 457 64.1% 3202 13 2.8 28 6.1 79 7.0 4.8 10.9 200.1 68.7 27 264 6.07 4.00 5.6 2 2
14 Gifford Nielsen 26 16 0 2 4 50.0% 12 1 25.0 0 0.0 8 3.0 8.0 6.0 0.8 95.8 0 0 3.00 8.00 0.0
34 Earl Campbell*+ 25 RB 15 15 1 2 50.0% 57 1 50.0 0 0.0 57 28.5 38.5 57.0 3.8 135.4 0 0 28.50 38.50 0.0
Team Total 27.7 16 11-5-0 296 463 63.9% 3271 15 3.2 28 6.0 79 7.1 5.0 11.1 204.4 70.4 27 264 6.14 4.18 5.5 2 2
Opp Total 16 246 454 54.2% 3053 16 3.5 26 5.7 6.7 4.85 12.4 190.8 63.1 34 252 5.7 4.0 7.0

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 Earl Campbell*+ 25 RB 15 15 373 1934 13 55 5.2 128.9 24.9 11 47 4.3 0 10 0.7 3.1 1981 13 4
26 Rob Carpenter 25 rb 15 1 97 359 3 46 3.7 23.9 6.5 43 346 8.0 0 25 2.9 23.1 705 3 4
45 Tim Wilson 26 FB 16 16 66 257 1 15 3.9 16.1 4.1 30 170 5.7 1 13 1.9 10.6 427 2 2
12 Ken Stabler 35 QB 16 16 15 -22 0 0 -1.5 -1.4 0.9 -22 0 7
47 Ronnie Coleman 29 14 0 14 82 1 27 5.9 5.9 1.0 16 168 10.5 0 27 1.1 12.0 250 1 1
87 Dave Casper* 29 te 10 9 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.8 0.2 34 526 15.5 3 43 3.4 52.6 534 3 2
84 Billy Johnson 28 WR 16 6 2 1 0 4 0.5 0.1 0.1 31 343 11.1 2 57 1.9 21.4 344 2 1
86 Mike Barber 27 TE 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 59 712 12.1 5 79 3.7 44.5 713 5 0
82 Mike Renfro 25 WR 16 16 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 35 459 13.1 1 42 2.2 28.7 471 1 0
42 Boobie Clark 30 6 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 3 0 0
14 Gifford Nielsen 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
88 Rich Caster 32 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 341 12.6 3 68 1.7 21.3 341 3 1
00 Ken Burrough 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 91 22.8 0 54 2.0 45.5 91 0 0
81 Jeff Groth 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 47 11.8 0 18 0.3 2.9 47 0 2
83 Tim Smith 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 13 0.1 1.3 21 0 1
Team Total 27.7 16 573 2635 18 55 4.6 164.7 35.8 296 3271 11.1 15 79 18.5 204.4 5906 33 33
Opp Total 16 444 1811 8 4.1 113.2 27.8 246 2801 11.4 16 15.4 175.1 4612 24 22

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
85 Carl Roaches 27 KR/PR 16 0 47 384 0 68 8.2 37 746 0 46 20.2 1130
81 Jeff Groth 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 12 216 0 27 18.0 263
86 Mike Barber 27 TE 16 16 1 12 0 12 12.0 725
54 Gregg Bingham 29 RILB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
26 Rob Carpenter 25 rb 15 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 712
83 Tim Smith 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 21
Team Total 27.7 16 48 384 0 68 8.0 53 981 0 46 18.5 7271
Opp Total 16 40 394 0 9.9 68 1265 0 18.6

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
18 Cliff Parsley 26 P 16 0 67 2727 57 0 40.7
16 Toni Fritsch 35 K 15 0 1 1 9 7 8 7 6 4 24 19 79.2%% 27 26 96.3%%
5 Chester Marcol 31 k 1 0 1 1 1 1 100.0%% 3 1 33.3%%
51 Ted Thompson 27 lb 15 3 4 4 100.0%%
Team Total 27.7 16 1 1 10 8 8 7 6 4 25 20 80.0%% 34 31 91.2%% 67 2727 57 0 40.7
Opp Total 16 29 21 72.4%% 27 26 96.3%% 78 3190 40.9

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
85 Carl Roaches 27 KR/PR 16 0 0 6 3 0 0
12 Ken Stabler 35 QB 16 16 0 7 2 -16 0
28 Jack Tatum 32 16 0 7 100 0 35 0 0 0 2 -7 0
34 Earl Campbell*+ 25 RB 15 15 0 4 2 0 0
26 Rob Carpenter 25 rb 15 1 0 4 1 0 0
32 Vernon Perry 27 SS 16 16 5 85 0 42 0
27 Greg Stemrick* 29 RCB 16 16 4 25 0 15 0 0 0 1 -4 0
37 Mike Reinfeldt 27 FS 16 16 4 36 0 23 0
54 Gregg Bingham 29 RILB 16 16 0 1 2 9 0
81 Jeff Groth 23 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
33 J.C. Wilson 24 LCB 16 16 2 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Robert Brazile* 27 ROLB 16 16 2 38 0 33 0
87 Dave Casper* 29 te 10 9 0 2 0 0 0
45 Tim Wilson 26 FB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
75 Jesse Baker 23 de 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
86 Mike Barber 27 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
65 Elvin Bethea 34 RDE 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
88 Rich Caster 32 te 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 John Corker 22 16 0 0 0 1 43 1
69 Andy Dorris 29 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
60 Ed Fisher 31 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
36 Carter Hartwig 24 15 0 1 0 0 0 0
70 Conway Hayman 31 g 5 3 0 0 1 1 0
53 Thomas Henderson 27 7 0 1 3 0 3 0
50 Daryl Hunt 24 lilb 16 6 0 0 1 0 0
84 Billy Johnson 28 WR 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
14 Gifford Nielsen 26 16 0 0 1 0 -7 0
83 Tim Smith 23 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Ted Washington 32 LOLB 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
63 Bob Young 38 LG 15 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 26 313 0 42 0 0 33 25 19 1
Opp Total 16 27 22 9

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
16 Toni Fritsch 35 K 15 0 26 19 83
34 Earl Campbell*+ 25 RB 15 15 13 13 78
86 Mike Barber 27 TE 16 16 5 5 30
26 Rob Carpenter 25 rb 15 1 3 3 18
87 Dave Casper* 29 te 10 9 3 3 18
88 Rich Caster 32 te 16 1 3 3 18
84 Billy Johnson 28 WR 16 6 2 2 12
45 Tim Wilson 26 FB 16 16 1 1 2 12
47 Ronnie Coleman 29 14 0 1 1 6
57 John Corker 22 16 0 1 1 6
82 Mike Renfro 25 WR 16 16 1 1 6
5 Chester Marcol 31 k 1 0 1 1 4
51 Ted Thompson 27 lb 15 3 4 4
Team Total 27.7 16 18 15 1 34 31 20 295
Opp Total 16 8 16 1 2 26 21 251

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ PIT L, 17-31 3 57 pass Billy Johnson 57 yard pass from Earl Campbell (Toni Fritsch kick)
2 1980-09-07 @ PIT L, 17-31 3 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
3 1980-09-15 @ CLE W, 16-7 3 2 rush Tim Wilson 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
4 1980-09-21 BAL W, 21-16 1 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1980-09-21 BAL W, 21-16 2 3 pass Rich Caster 3 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1980-09-21 BAL W, 21-16 3 1 rush Rob Carpenter 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
7 1980-09-28 @ CIN W, 13-10 2 1 rush Ronnie Coleman 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
8 1980-10-05 SEA L, 7-26 4 22 pass Mike Barber 22 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1980-10-12 @ KAN L, 20-21 2 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1980-10-12 @ KAN L, 20-21 4 26 pass Mike Barber 26 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1980-10-19 TAM W, 20-14 2 17 pass Mike Barber 17 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1980-10-19 TAM W, 20-14 3 10 rush Rob Carpenter 10 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1980-10-26 CIN W, 23-3 3 55 rush Earl Campbell 55 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1980-10-26 CIN W, 23-3 4 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1980-11-02 @ DEN W, 20-16 2 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1980-11-02 @ DEN W, 20-16 3 9 rush Earl Campbell 9 yard rush
17 1980-11-02 @ DEN W, 20-16 4 2 rush Rob Carpenter 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1980-11-10 NWE W, 38-34 2 79 pass Mike Barber 79 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1980-11-10 NWE W, 38-34 2 4 pass Dave Casper 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1980-11-10 NWE W, 38-34 2 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1980-11-10 NWE W, 38-34 4 7 rush Earl Campbell 7 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
22 1980-11-10 NWE W, 38-34 4 16 pass Mike Renfro 16 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
23 1980-11-16 @ CHI W, 10-6 2 8 pass Tim Wilson 8 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Toni Fritsch kick)
24 1980-11-23 @ NYJ L, 28-31 4 5 pass Mike Barber 5 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Ted Thompson kick)
25 1980-11-23 @ NYJ L, 28-31 4 6 pass Billy Johnson 6 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Ted Thompson kick)
26 1980-11-23 @ NYJ L, 28-31 4 68 pass Rich Caster 68 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Ted Thompson kick)
27 1980-11-23 @ NYJ L, 28-31 4 5 pass Rich Caster 5 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Ted Thompson kick)
28 1980-11-30 CLE L, 14-17 2 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
29 1980-11-30 CLE L, 14-17 3 30 pass Dave Casper 30 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
30 1980-12-14 @ GNB W, 22-3 1 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush
31 1980-12-14 @ GNB W, 22-3 4 24 rush Earl Campbell 24 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
32 1980-12-14 @ GNB W, 22-3 4 43 fumble John Corker 43 yard fumble return
33 1980-12-21 MIN W, 20-16 3 7 pass Dave Casper 7 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1980-12-21 MIN W, 20-16 4 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 1 29 pass Sidney Thornton 29 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
2 1980-09-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 1 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
3 1980-09-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 4 1 rush Terry Bradshaw 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
4 1980-09-07 @ PIT W, 31-17 4 50 pass John Stallworth 50 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1980-09-15 @ CLE L, 7-16 2 3 pass Calvin Hill 3 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1980-09-21 BAL L, 16-21 4 18 pass Joe Washington 18 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
7 1980-09-28 @ CIN L, 10-13 1 12 pass Don Bass 12 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
8 1980-10-05 SEA W, 26-7 2 22 pass Sam McCullum 22 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
9 1980-10-05 SEA W, 26-7 2 24 pass Sam McCullum 24 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
10 1980-10-12 @ KAN W, 21-20 3 31 pass Henry Marshall 31 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Nick Lowery kick)
11 1980-10-12 @ KAN W, 21-20 3 47 interception Gary Spani 47 yard interception return (Nick Lowery kick)
12 1980-10-12 @ KAN W, 21-20 4 38 rush Steve Fuller 38 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
13 1980-10-19 TAM L, 14-20 2 17 pass Gordon Jones 17 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1980-10-19 TAM L, 14-20 4 80 fumble Cedric Brown 80 yard fumble return (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1980-11-02 @ DEN L, 16-20 4 8 pass Jim Jensen 8 yard pass from Craig Morton (Fred Steinfort kick)
16 1980-11-10 NWE L, 34-38 3 1 rush Don Calhoun 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
17 1980-11-10 NWE L, 34-38 3 39 pass Harold Jackson 39 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
18 1980-11-10 NWE L, 34-38 4 21 pass Russ Francis 21 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
19 1980-11-10 NWE L, 34-38 4 15 pass Russ Francis 15 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
20 1980-11-23 @ NYJ W, 31-28 1 82 interception Ken Schroy 82 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1980-11-23 @ NYJ W, 31-28 1 1 rush Richard Todd 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1980-11-23 @ NYJ W, 31-28 2 1 rush Kevin Long 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1980-11-23 @ NYJ W, 31-28 4 45 pass Bruce Harper 45 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
24 1980-11-30 CLE W, 17-14 1 6 rush Cleo Miller 6 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1980-11-30 CLE W, 17-14 2 1 rush Cleo Miller 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1980-12-21 MIN L, 16-20 1 3 pass Joe Senser 3 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
27 1980-12-21 MIN L, 16-20 2 3 pass Joe Senser 3 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)