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1987 Houston Oilers

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9-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 3.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (23.0/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (23.3/g), 19th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.3/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-7.6.

Coach: Jerry Glanville (9-6-0)

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

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Ladd Herzeg
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 345 5223 998 5.2 37 14 26 294 240 482 3300 24 23 6.4 150 486 1923 12 4.0 118
Team Defense 349 4993 976 5.1 37 14 36 287 266 495 3145 25 23 5.9 153 446 1848 10 4.1 98
Lg Rank Offense 10 8 18 9 12 15 7 9 22 6 12 14 17 17
Lg Rank Defense 19 17 11 16 13 19 17 20 6 15 10 17 9 22

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Los Angeles Rams 20 16 22 400 287 113 3 14 244 97 147 3
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 30 34 19 327 130 197 1 30 383 248 135 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 @ Denver Broncos 40 10 20 414 260 154 2 14 220 182 38 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 15 10 17 317 143 174 2 9 169 119 50 4
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 3-2 New England Patriots 7 21 17 334 221 113 3 17 310 196 114
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-2 Atlanta Falcons 37 33 24 439 234 205 2 14 304 183 121 5
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31 29 19 227 145 82 3 25 504 383 121 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 27 15 269 221 48 4 33 443 280 163 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 6-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 3 21 373 221 152 1 8 170 84 86 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 6-4 Cleveland Browns 7 40 11 247 204 43 6 27 457 257 200
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 6-5 @ Indianapolis Colts 27 51 26 454 318 136 5 18 359 148 211 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-5 San Diego Chargers 33 18 21 324 184 140 1 19 332 289 43 4
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-6 @ New Orleans Saints 10 24 20 354 244 110 21 391 240 151 2
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 16 17 283 221 62 1 22 348 172 176 3
15 Sun December 27 boxscore W 9-6 Cincinnati Bengals 21 17 25 461 267 194 3 16 359 267 92 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 3 boxscore W OT 10-6 Seattle Seahawks 23 20 27 437 259 178 2 11 250 221 29 1
Division Sun January 10 boxscore L 10-7 @ Denver Broncos 10 34 20 337 264 73 3 19 316 255 61 1

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
1 Warren Moon 31 QB 12 12 7-5-0 184 368 50.0 2806 21 5.7 18 4.9 83 7.6 6.6 15.3 233.8 74.2 25 198 6.64 5.64 6.4 3 4
14 Brent Pease 23 qb 7 3 2-1-0 56 113 49.6 728 3 2.7 5 4.4 51 6.4 5.0 13.0 104.0 60.6 5 36 5.86 4.47 4.2
85 Drew Hill 31 WR 12 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 25.2 15 9-6-0 240 482 49.8 3534 24 5.0 23 4.8 83 7.3 6.2 14.7 235.6 70.8 30 234 6.45 5.36 5.9 3 4
Opp Total 15 266 495 53.7 3416 25 5.1 23 4.6 6.9 5.82 12.8 227.7 73.1 35 271 5.9 4.9 6.6

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
30 Mike Rozier* 26 RB 11 11 229 957 3 41 4.2 87.0 20.8 27 192 7.1 0 27 2.5 17.5 1149 3 5
39 Andrew Jackson 23 rb 7 3 60 232 1 16 3.9 33.1 8.6 10 44 4.4 0 16 1.4 6.3 276 1 0
30 Herman Hunter 26 3 0 34 144 0 21 4.2 48.0 11.3 3 17 5.7 0 11 1.0 5.7 161 0 1
1 Warren Moon 31 QB 12 12 34 112 3 20 3.3 9.3 2.8 112 3 8
20 Allen Pinkett 23 8 0 31 149 2 22 4.8 18.6 3.9 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.9 156 2 1
32 Alonzo Highsmith 22 rb 8 3 29 106 1 25 3.7 13.3 3.6 4 55 13.8 1 33 0.5 6.9 161 2 2
35 Ray Wallace 24 FB 12 9 19 102 0 19 5.4 8.5 1.6 7 34 4.9 0 7 0.6 2.8 136 0 1
14 Brent Pease 23 qb 7 3 15 33 1 8 2.2 4.7 2.1 33 1 2
33 Spencer Tillman 23 rb 5 1 12 29 1 13 2.4 5.8 2.4 29 1 1
35 Eric Cobble 23 3 0 9 23 0 12 2.6 7.7 3.0 23 0 0
32 Ricky Moore 24 rb 3 3 7 22 0 11 3.1 7.3 2.3 3 21 7.0 0 10 1.0 7.0 43 0 0
45 Ira Valentine 24 7 0 5 10 0 4 2.0 1.4 0.7 2 10 5.0 0 7 0.3 1.4 20 0 0
81 Ernest Givins 23 WR 12 12 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -1.1 0.1 53 933 17.6 6 83 4.4 77.8 920 6 2
80 Leonard Harris 27 wr 3 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 5.7 0.3 10 164 16.4 0 39 3.3 54.7 181 0 0
85 Drew Hill 31 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 989 20.2 6 52 4.1 82.4 989 6 1
80 Curtis Duncan 22 KR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 237 18.2 5 48 1.3 23.7 237 5 0
87 Jamie Williams 27 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 158 12.2 3 25 1.1 13.2 158 3 0
82 Willie Drewrey 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 148 13.5 0 35 0.9 12.3 148 0 0
86 Oliver Williams 27 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 165 15.0 1 36 3.7 55.0 165 1 1
84 Haywood Jeffires 23 wr 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 89 12.7 0 23 0.8 9.9 89 0 0
88 Mark Gehring 23 te 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 64 12.8 1 31 0.8 10.7 64 1 0
83 Joey Walters 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 99 19.8 0 51 1.0 19.8 99 0 0
81 Keith McDonald 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 56 14.0 1 24 1.3 18.7 56 1 0
85 Chris Darrington 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 38 38.0 0 38 0.3 12.7 38 0 0
89 Arrike James 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.3 4.7 14 0 0
Team Total 25.2 15 486 1923 12 41 4.0 128.2 32.4 240 3534 14.7 24 83 16.0 235.6 5457 36 32
Opp Total 15 446 1848 10 4.1 123.2 29.7 266 3145 11.8 25 17.7 209.7 4993 35 37

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
80 Curtis Duncan 22 KR 10 0 8 23 0 9 2.9 28 546 0 62 19.5 806
22 Kenny Johnson 29 PR 12 3 24 196 0 26 8.2 2 24 0 18 12.0 220
20 Allen Pinkett 23 8 0 17 322 0 30 18.9 478
82 Willie Drewrey 24 12 0 3 11 0 5 3.7 8 136 0 27 17.0 295
30 Herman Hunter 26 3 0 4 79 0 28 19.8 240
80 Leonard Harris 27 wr 3 3 3 87 0 43 29.0 268
83 Joey Walters 33 5 0 2 19 0 12 9.5 1 18 0 18 18.0 136
73 John Davis 22 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
95 William Fuller 25 de 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Spencer Tillman 23 rb 5 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 29
45 Ira Valentine 24 7 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 33
Team Total 25.2 15 37 249 0 26 6.7 67 1225 0 62 18.3 6931
Opp Total 15 43 454 0 10.6 57 1177 0 20.6

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
7 Tony Zendejas 27 K 13 0 2 2 5 5 6 4 12 8 1 1 26 20 76.9% 33 32 97.0%
11 Lee Johnson 26 P 9 0 41 1652 59 0 40.3
8 Jeff Gossett 30 p 4 0 25 1008 53 1 40.3
9 John Diettrich 24 k 2 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 6 6 100.0% 5 5 100.0%
8 Steve Superick 24 p 2 0 8 269 45 0 33.6
Team Total 25.2 15 2 2 7 7 7 5 15 11 1 1 32 26 81.3% 38 37 97.4% 74 2929 59 1 39.6
Opp Total 15 36 30 83.3% 37 35 94.6% 77 3034 39.4

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
54 Al Smith 23 RILB 12 11 100 0
79 Ray Childress 25 LDE 13 13 6.0 2 0 1 1 0 69 0
95 William Fuller 25 de 12 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 22 0
1 Warren Moon 31 QB 12 12 0 8 6 -7 0
25 Keith Bostic* 26 SS 12 12 3.0 6 -14 0 7 0 0 1 1 2 0
31 Jeff Donaldson 25 FS 12 12 1.0 4 16 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
93 Robert Lyles 26 LOLB 12 12 2.0 2 42 0 27 0 0 0 3 55 1
30 Mike Rozier* 26 RB 11 11 0 5 2 0 0
23 Domingo Bryant 24 db 13 3 4 75 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Steve Brown 27 LCB 10 10 2 45 0 35 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 Kenny Johnson 29 PR 12 3 0 3 1 0 0
94 Charles Martin 28 nt 12 3 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
91 Johnny Meads 26 ROLB 12 12 4.0
14 Brent Pease 23 qb 7 3 0 2 2 0 0
99 Doug Smith 27 NT 15 13 3.5
75 Jesse Baker 30 de 9 2 2.5 1
29 Patrick Allen 26 RCB 11 11 1 37 0 37 0 0 0 1 0 0
98 Rayford Cooks 25 de 10 1 2.0
81 Ernest Givins 23 WR 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
32 Alonzo Highsmith 22 rb 8 3 0 2 0 0 0
57 Byron Johnson 25 db 3 3 2.0
26 Tony Newsom 22 db 5 3 1.0 1 -3 0 -3 0
52 Jay Pennison 26 C 12 12 0 1 1 -12 0
51 Eugene Seale 23 lb 9 4 1.0 1 73 1 73 0
35 Ray Wallace 24 FB 12 9 0 1 1 0 0
71 Richard Byrd 25 RDE 12 11 1.0
73 John Davis 22 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Scott Fox 24 2 0 1.0
59 John Grimsley 25 LILB 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
85 Drew Hill 31 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
30 Herman Hunter 26 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Richard Johnson 24 db 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
50 Billy Kidd 28 c 7 3 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mike Munchak*+ 27 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
20 Allen Pinkett 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Donovan Small 23 1 0 1 3 0 3 0
33 Spencer Tillman 23 rb 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
87 Jamie Williams 27 TE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
86 Oliver Williams 27 wr 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 15 35.0 23 274 1 73 0 2 32 29 39 1 191 0 1
Opp Total 15 30 37 23 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
7 Tony Zendejas 27 K 13 0 32 20 92
81 Ernest Givins 23 WR 12 12 6 6 36
85 Drew Hill 31 WR 12 12 6 6 36
80 Curtis Duncan 22 KR 10 0 5 5 30
9 John Diettrich 24 k 2 0 5 6 23
1 Warren Moon 31 QB 12 12 3 3 18
30 Mike Rozier* 26 RB 11 11 3 3 18
87 Jamie Williams 27 TE 12 12 3 3 18
32 Alonzo Highsmith 22 rb 8 3 1 1 2 12
20 Allen Pinkett 23 8 0 2 2 12
88 Mark Gehring 23 te 6 3 1 1 6
39 Andrew Jackson 23 rb 7 3 1 1 6
93 Robert Lyles 26 LOLB 12 12 1 1 6
81 Keith McDonald 24 3 0 1 1 6
14 Brent Pease 23 qb 7 3 1 1 6
51 Eugene Seale 23 lb 9 4 1 1 6
33 Spencer Tillman 23 rb 5 1 1 1 6
86 Oliver Williams 27 wr 3 2 1 1 6
75 Jesse Baker 30 de 9 2 1 2
Team Total 25.2 15 12 24 1 1 38 37 26 1 345
Opp Total 15 10 25 1 35 30 1 349