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1982 Houston Oilers

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1-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.0, Offense: -3.9, Defense: -7.1, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 136 points (15.1/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 245 points (27.2/g), 27th.
 Differential of -109 points (-12.1/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-7.2.

Coach: Ed Biles (1-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Shofner

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

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Ladd Herzeg
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
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 136 2373 551 4.3 26 11 5 138 153 287 1574 12 15 4.8 81 225 799 5 3.6 52
Team Defense 245 3438 613 5.6 17 14 14 187 179 284 2213 18 3 7.0 106 298 1225 10 4.1 67
Lg Rank Offense 24 28 23 22 28 12 19 9 21 26 26 26 21 22
Lg Rank Defense 27 28 25 2 23 15 25 27 28 26 20 23 21 22

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 6 27 9 171 82 89 1 26 419 316 103
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 Seattle Seahawks 23 21 18 282 112 170 3 17 303 223 80 3
3 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 24 16 292 199 93 4 20 362 199 163 3
4 Sun November 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ New England Patriots 21 29 18 240 169 71 3 17 378 188 190 3
5 Sun December 5 boxscore L 1-4 @ New York Giants 14 17 12 268 191 77 20 401 289 112 1
6 Mon December 13 boxscore L 1-5 Dallas Cowboys 7 37 10 199 160 39 3 20 416 295 121 2
7 Sun December 19 boxscore L 1-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 35 14 218 175 43 4 17 362 164 198 2
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 1-7 Cleveland Browns 14 20 21 369 264 105 6 21 340 229 111 1
9 Sun January 2 boxscore L 1-8 Cincinnati Bengals 27 35 20 334 222 112 2 29 457 310 147 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
14 Gifford Nielsen 28 qb 9 4 1-3-0 87 161 54.0 1005 6 3.7 8 5.0 46 6.2 4.8 11.6 111.7 64.8 12 92 5.28 3.89 6.9 1 1
8 Archie Manning 33 QB 6 5 0-5-0 66 125 52.8 877 6 4.8 6 4.8 54 7.0 5.8 13.3 146.2 71.3 27 216 4.35 3.36 17.8
34 Earl Campbell 27 RB 9 9 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 26.7 9 1-8-0 153 287 53.3 1882 12 4.2 15 5.2 54 6.6 5.0 12.3 209.1 66.0 39 308 4.83 3.49 12.0 1 1
Opp Total 9 179 284 63.0 2453 18 6.3 3 1.1 8.6 9.43 13.7 272.6 107.3 31 240 7.0 7.7 9.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
34 Earl Campbell 27 RB 9 9 157 538 2 22 3.4 59.8 17.4 18 130 7.2 0 46 2.0 14.4 668 2 2
40 Donnie Craft 23 rb 9 2 18 42 3 10 2.3 4.7 2.0 23 230 10.0 1 49 2.6 25.6 272 4 0
35 Stan Edwards 22 FB 7 4 15 58 0 8 3.9 8.3 2.1 9 53 5.9 0 21 1.3 7.6 111 0 0
8 Archie Manning 33 QB 6 5 13 85 0 24 6.5 14.2 2.2 85 0 5
14 Gifford Nielsen 28 qb 9 4 9 37 0 9 4.1 4.1 1.0 37 0 4
39 Adger Armstrong 25 rb 6 3 8 15 0 5 1.9 2.5 1.3 12 75 6.3 0 14 2.0 12.5 90 0 0
87 Dave Casper 31 TE 9 9 2 9 0 8 4.5 1.0 0.2 36 573 15.9 6 38 4.0 63.7 582 6 1
31 Gary Allen 22 7 0 2 2 0 9 1.0 0.3 0.3 2 35 17.5 1 23 0.3 5.0 37 1 1
80 Harold Bailey 25 WR 9 8 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.4 0.1 26 367 14.1 0 27 2.9 40.8 380 0 0
82 Mike Renfro 27 wr 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 295 14.0 3 54 2.3 32.8 295 3 0
84 Mike Holston 24 WR 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 116 23.2 1 38 0.6 12.9 116 1 0
28 Rich Thomaselli 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.9 8 0 0
Team Total 26.7 9 225 799 5 24 3.6 88.8 25.0 153 1882 12.3 12 54 17.0 209.1 2681 17 14
Opp Total 9 298 1225 10 4.1 136.1 33.1 179 2213 12.4 18 19.9 245.9 3438 28 20

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Carl Roaches 29 KR/PR 9 0 19 104 0 25 5.5 21 441 0 45 21.0 545
31 Gary Allen 22 7 0 15 292 0 38 19.5 329
20 Willie Tullis 24 db 9 3 5 91 0 28 18.2 91
45 Tim Wilson 28 fb 9 1 2 40 0 26 20.0 40
53 Avon Riley 24 LOLB 9 8 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
28 Rich Thomaselli 25 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 15
Team Total 26.7 9 19 104 0 25 5.5 45 905 0 45 20.1 3690
Opp Total 9 35 293 0 8.4 26 564 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
6 John James 33 P 5 0 31 1260 56 0 40.6
4 Florian Kempf 26 K 9 0 1 1 3 3 1 1 6 4 66.7% 18 16 88.9%
18 Cliff Parsley 28 p 4 0 24 926 51 0 38.6
Team Total 26.7 9 1 1 3 3 1 1 6 4 66.7% 18 16 88.9% 55 2186 56 0 39.7
Opp Total 9 18 11 61.1% 30 30 100.0% 38 1634 43.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
75 Jesse Baker 25 RDE 9 9 7.5 0 0 1 56 0
52 Robert Brazile* 29 ROLB 9 9 6.5 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Archie Manning 33 QB 6 5 0 5 1 -4 0
54 Gregg Bingham 31 LILB 7 7 3.0 1 8 0 8 0
14 Gifford Nielsen 28 qb 9 4 0 4 0 -13 0
34 Earl Campbell 27 RB 9 9 0 2 1 0 0
71 Ken Kennard 28 LDE 9 9 3.0
32 Vernon Perry 29 SS 7 6 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 35 0
90 Daryle Skaugstad 25 9 0 3.0
67 Mike Stensrud 26 NT 9 9 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
37 Mike Reinfeldt 29 FS 9 9 0 0 2 7 1
85 Carl Roaches 29 KR/PR 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
53 Avon Riley 24 LOLB 9 8 1.5
56 Robert Abraham 22 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Gary Allen 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Elvin Bethea 36 9 0 1.0
81 Steve Bryant 23 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 David Carter 29 C 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
87 Dave Casper 31 TE 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
57 John Corker 24 3 0 1.0
40 Donnie Craft 23 rb 9 2 0 0 1 0 0
50 Daryl Hunt 26 RILB 9 9 1.0
70 Malcolm Taylor 22 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Ted Thompson 29 lb 9 2 0 0 1 0 0
59 Ted Washington 34 lb 9 1 1.0
33 J.C. Wilson 26 LCB 7 6 0 0 1 15 0
Team Total 26.7 9 30.0 3 47 0 31 0 0 14 17 96 1
Opp Total 9 39 20 6 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
87 Dave Casper 31 TE 9 9 6 6 36
4 Florian Kempf 26 K 9 0 16 4 28
40 Donnie Craft 23 rb 9 2 3 1 4 24
82 Mike Renfro 27 wr 9 4 3 3 18
34 Earl Campbell 27 RB 9 9 2 2 12
31 Gary Allen 22 7 0 1 1 6
84 Mike Holston 24 WR 9 5 1 1 6
37 Mike Reinfeldt 29 FS 9 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 9 5 12 1 18 16 4 136
Opp Total 9 10 18 1 1 30 11 1 245