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1991 Houston Oilers

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.4, Offense: 4.9, Defense: 3.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 386 points (24.1/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (15.7/g), 6th.
 Differential of 135 points (8.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.8-4.2.

Coach: Jack Pardee (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Eddy
 Other Notable Asst.: Gregg Williams (Defensive Quality Control)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Mike Holovak
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 386 5987 1022 5.9 40 19 18 353 411 667 4621 24 21 6.7 236 331 1366 16 4.1 99
Team Defense 251 4748 984 4.8 38 18 23 280 310 532 3208 17 20 5.6 163 407 1540 8 3.8 94
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 22 24 2 1 1 6 21 4 28 23 7 10
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 5 7 11 21 14 11 6 7 8 6 5 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Los Angeles Raiders 47 17 25 459 240 219 1 11 286 224 62 4
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 7 21 425 315 110 1 19 349 218 131 2
3 Mon September 16 boxscore W 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs 17 7 22 275 227 48 1 15 230 85 145 2
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 3-1 @ New England Patriots 20 24 18 353 268 85 3 23 343 234 109 3
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 Denver Broncos 42 14 17 378 327 51 2 23 363 272 91 3
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-1 @ New York Jets 23 20 25 436 409 27 3 21 279 236 43 1
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-1 @ Miami Dolphins 17 13 23 282 162 120 4 16 275 218 57 5
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 7-1 Cincinnati Bengals 35 3 26 486 376 110 3 8 183 146 37 3
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L OT 7-2 @ Washington Redskins 13 16 16 267 242 25 3 19 349 195 154 4
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W OT 8-2 Dallas Cowboys 26 23 33 583 425 158 1 21 291 241 50 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-2 Cleveland Browns 28 24 25 440 395 45 4 17 311 262 49 1
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 9-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 26 21 331 307 24 6 16 294 155 139 2
14 Mon December 2 boxscore L 9-4 Philadelphia Eagles 6 13 15 247 226 21 5 14 240 146 94 1
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 6 23 350 233 117 2 14 232 147 85 4
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-4 @ Cleveland Browns 17 14 20 330 247 83 1 22 340 239 101 1
17 Sat December 21 boxscore L 11-5 @ New York Giants 20 24 23 345 222 123 21 383 190 193 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore W 12-5 New York Jets 17 10 21 303 232 71 2 18 285 214 71 3
Division Sat January 4 boxscore L 12-6 @ Denver Broncos 24 26 23 422 325 97 1 26 418 267 151 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
1 Warren Moon* 35 QB 16 16 11-5-0 404 655 61.7% 4690 23 3.5 21 3.2 61 7.2 6.4 11.6 293.1 81.7 23 174 6.66 5.95 3.4 4 5
14 Cody Carlson 28 3 0 7 12 58.3% 114 1 8.3 0 0.0 68 9.5 11.2 16.3 38.0 118.1 1 9 8.08 9.62 7.7
Team Total 26.8 16 11-5-0 411 667 61.6% 4804 24 3.6 21 3.1 68 7.2 6.5 11.7 300.3 82.3 24 183 6.69 6.01 3.5 4 5
Opp Total 16 310 532 58.3% 3522 17 3.2 20 3.8 6.6 5.57 11.4 220.1 73.2 45 314 5.6 4.6 7.8

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
20 Allen Pinkett 27 KR/RB 16 16 171 720 9 32 4.2 45.0 10.7 29 228 7.9 1 36 1.8 14.3 948 10 2
44 Lorenzo White 25 13 0 110 465 4 20 4.2 35.8 8.5 27 211 7.8 0 20 2.1 16.2 676 4 3
1 Warren Moon* 35 QB 16 16 33 68 2 12 2.1 4.3 2.1 68 2 11
33 Gary Brown 22 11 0 8 85 1 39 10.6 7.7 0.7 2 1 0.5 0 4 0.2 0.1 86 1 0
81 Ernest Givins 27 WR 16 16 4 30 0 23 7.5 1.9 0.3 70 996 14.2 5 49 4.4 62.3 1026 5 3
14 Cody Carlson 28 3 0 4 -3 0 0 -0.8 -1.0 1.3 -3 0 1
85 Drew Hill 35 WR 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 90 1109 12.3 4 61 5.6 69.3 1110 4 2
84 Haywood Jeffires*+ 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 100 1181 11.8 7 44 6.3 73.8 1181 7 3
80 Curtis Duncan 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 588 10.7 4 42 3.4 36.8 588 4 1
82 Tony Jones 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 251 13.2 2 68 1.2 15.7 251 2 1
87 Pat Coleman 24 PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 138 12.5 1 26 0.8 9.9 138 1 3
83 Leonard Harris 31 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 101 12.6 0 29 0.9 11.2 101 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 331 1366 16 39 4.1 85.4 20.7 411 4804 11.7 24 68 25.7 300.3 6170 40 33
Opp Total 16 407 1540 8 3.8 96.3 25.4 310 3208 10.3 17 19.4 200.5 4748 25 27

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
87 Pat Coleman 24 PR 14 0 22 138 0 24 6.3 13 256 0 31 19.7 532
20 Allen Pinkett 27 KR/RB 16 16 26 508 0 41 19.5 1456
81 Ernest Givins 27 WR 16 16 11 107 0 29 9.7 1133
33 Gary Brown 22 11 0 3 30 0 16 10.0 116
83 Leonard Harris 31 9 0 2 34 0 19 17.0 135
80 Curtis Duncan 26 WR 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 587
55 John Flannery 22 rg 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Steve Jackson 22 db 15 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
30 Victor Jones 24 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
31 Marcus Robertson 22 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 36 244 0 29 6.8 46 835 0 41 18.2 7249
Opp Total 16 29 192 0 6.6 63 1071 0 17.0

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
9 Greg Montgomery 27 P 15 0 48 2105 60 2 43.9
6 Ian Howfield 25 K 9 0 1 1 7 7 6 4 2 1 2 18 13 72.2%% 29 25 86.2%%
3 Al Del Greco 29 k 7 0 1 1 5 4 3 2 3 2 1 1 13 10 76.9%% 16 16 100.0%%
7 Kent Sullivan 27 p 1 0 3 106 37 0 35.3
Team Total 26.8 16 2 2 12 11 9 6 5 3 3 1 31 23 74.2%% 45 41 91.1%% 51 2211 60 2 43.4
Opp Total 16 29 23 79.3%% 26 26 100.0%% 74 3115 42.1

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
54 Al Smith* 27 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 16 0 16 0 2 0 1 70 1 146 0
57 Lamar Lathon 24 LLB 16 16 2.0 3 77 1 52 0 116 0
25 Bubba McDowell 25 SS 16 16 1.0 4 31 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 95 0
79 Ray Childress* 29 LDT 15 15 7.0 3 0 1 0 0 75 0
28 Cris Dishman*+ 26 LCB 15 15 6 61 0 43 0 2 0 3 19 1 66 0
96 Sean Jones 29 RDE 16 12 10.0 1 0 0 0 0 60 0
95 William Fuller* 29 LDE 16 16 15.0 1 0 2 3 0 54 0
26 Bo Orlando 25 FS 16 16 4 18 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 59 0
24 Steve Jackson 22 db 15 2 1.0 0 1 2 0 0 34 0
31 Marcus Robertson 22 16 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
29 Darryll Lewis 23 db 16 1 1.0 1 33 1 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 32 0
38 Mike Dumas 22 13 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 3 19 1 17 0
94 Glenn Montgomery 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
1 Warren Moon* 35 QB 16 16 0 11 4 -4 0
84 Haywood Jeffires*+ 27 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
97 Lee Williams 29 rde 10 5 3.0 0 0 1 4 0
87 Pat Coleman 24 PR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
81 Ernest Givins 27 WR 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
44 Lorenzo White 25 13 0 0 3 0 0 0
85 Drew Hill 35 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
78 Don Maggs 30 LT 16 15 0 0 2 0 0
74 Bruce Matthews* 30 C 16 16 0 1 1 -3 0
20 Allen Pinkett 27 KR/RB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
99 Doug Smith 31 RDT 15 15 0.5 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jeff Alm 23 dt 12 1 1.0
14 Cody Carlson 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Curtis Duncan 26 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
55 John Flannery 22 rg 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
82 Tony Jones 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 David Williams 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
56 Scott Kozak 26 16 0 0.5
Team Total 26.8 16 44.0 20 255 2 52 0 9 33 30 108 3 799 0
Opp Total 16 24 27 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
6 Ian Howfield 25 K 9 0 25 13 64
20 Allen Pinkett 27 KR/RB 16 16 9 1 10 60
3 Al Del Greco 29 k 7 0 16 10 46
84 Haywood Jeffires*+ 27 WR 16 16 7 7 42
81 Ernest Givins 27 WR 16 16 5 5 30
80 Curtis Duncan 26 WR 16 16 4 4 24
85 Drew Hill 35 WR 16 16 4 4 24
44 Lorenzo White 25 13 0 4 4 24
82 Tony Jones 26 16 0 2 2 12
1 Warren Moon* 35 QB 16 16 2 2 12
33 Gary Brown 22 11 0 1 1 6
87 Pat Coleman 24 PR 14 0 1 1 6
28 Cris Dishman*+ 26 LCB 15 15 1 1 6
38 Mike Dumas 22 13 0 1 1 6
57 Lamar Lathon 24 LLB 16 16 1 1 6
29 Darryll Lewis 23 db 16 1 1 1 6
25 Bubba McDowell 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
54 Al Smith* 27 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 16 16 24 3 2 1 46 41 23 386
Opp Total 16 8 17 26 23 251

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 1 8 rush Allen Pinkett 8 yard rush
2 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 2 1 rush Warren Moon 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
3 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 3 22 pass Ernest Givins 22 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
4 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 3 28 pass Tony Jones 28 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
5 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 3 19 fumble Mike Dumas 19 yard fumble return (Ian Howfield kick)
6 1991-09-01 RAI W, 47-17 4 39 rush Gary Brown 39 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
7 1991-09-08 @ CIN W, 30-7 3 31 rush Allen Pinkett 31 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
8 1991-09-08 @ CIN W, 30-7 4 22 pass Haywood Jeffires 22 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
9 1991-09-08 @ CIN W, 30-7 4 52 interception Lamar Lathon 52 yard interception return (Ian Howfield kick)
10 1991-09-16 KAN W, 17-7 1 1 rush Allen Pinkett 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
11 1991-09-16 KAN W, 17-7 3 4 pass Haywood Jeffires 4 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
12 1991-09-22 @ NWE L, 20-24 4 35 pass Curtis Duncan 35 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
13 1991-09-22 @ NWE L, 20-24 4 5 pass Curtis Duncan 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
14 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 1 0 fumble Bubba McDowell 0 yard fumble return (Ian Howfield kick)
15 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 2 1 rush Allen Pinkett 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
16 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 2 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
17 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 2 19 fumble Cris Dishman 19 yard fumble return (Ian Howfield kick)
18 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 2 3 pass Haywood Jeffires 3 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
19 1991-10-06 DEN W, 42-14 4 36 pass Allen Pinkett 36 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
20 1991-10-13 @ NYJ W, 23-20 2 3 pass Curtis Duncan 3 yard pass from Warren Moon
21 1991-10-13 @ NYJ W, 23-20 2 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
22 1991-10-13 @ NYJ W, 23-20 4 37 pass Drew Hill 37 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
23 1991-10-20 @ MIA W, 17-13 2 33 interception Darryll Lewis 33 yard interception return (Ian Howfield kick)
24 1991-10-20 @ MIA W, 17-13 4 1 pass Curtis Duncan 1 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
25 1991-10-27 CIN W, 35-3 1 6 pass Haywood Jeffires 6 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
26 1991-10-27 CIN W, 35-3 1 61 pass Drew Hill 61 yard pass from Warren Moon
27 1991-10-27 CIN W, 35-3 2 14 pass Ernest Givins 14 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
28 1991-10-27 CIN W, 35-3 3 2 rush Allen Pinkett 2 yard rush
29 1991-10-27 CIN W, 35-3 4 68 pass Tony Jones 68 yard pass from Cody Carlson
30 1991-11-03 @ WAS L, 13-16 4 1 rush Lorenzo White 1 yard rush (Ian Howfield kick)
31 1991-11-10 DAL W, 26-23 2 1 rush Allen Pinkett 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
32 1991-11-10 DAL W, 26-23 4 4 rush Lorenzo White 4 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
33 1991-11-17 CLE W, 28-24 2 5 rush Allen Pinkett 5 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
34 1991-11-17 CLE W, 28-24 3 40 pass Drew Hill 40 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
35 1991-11-17 CLE W, 28-24 4 4 pass Pat Coleman 4 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
36 1991-11-17 CLE W, 28-24 4 1 pass Drew Hill 1 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
37 1991-11-24 @ PIT L, 14-26 2 10 pass Ernest Givins 10 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
38 1991-11-24 @ PIT L, 14-26 4 15 pass Haywood Jeffires 15 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
39 1991-12-08 PIT W, 31-6 1 7 rush Allen Pinkett 7 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
40 1991-12-08 PIT W, 31-6 3 16 pass Haywood Jeffires 16 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
41 1991-12-08 PIT W, 31-6 4 11 rush Allen Pinkett 11 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
42 1991-12-08 PIT W, 31-6 4 70 fumble Al Smith 70 yard fumble return (Al Del Greco kick)
43 1991-12-15 @ CLE W, 17-14 2 7 pass Ernest Givins 7 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
44 1991-12-15 @ CLE W, 17-14 4 2 pass Haywood Jeffires 2 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
45 1991-12-21 @ NYG L, 20-24 4 6 rush Warren Moon 6 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
46 1991-12-21 @ NYG L, 20-24 4 5 pass Ernest Givins 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 RAI L, 17-47 2 59 pass Willie Gault 59 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Jeff Jaeger kick)
2 1991-09-01 RAI L, 17-47 4 80 pass Sam Graddy 80 yard pass from Vince Evans (Jeff Jaeger kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ CIN L, 7-30 3 18 pass Lynn James 18 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
4 1991-09-16 KAN L, 7-17 2 2 rush Christian Okoye 2 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
5 1991-09-22 @ NWE W, 24-20 2 13 pass Marv Cook 13 yard pass from Jon Vaughn (Jason Staurovsky kick)
6 1991-09-22 @ NWE W, 24-20 2 2 rush Leonard Russell 2 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
7 1991-09-22 @ NWE W, 24-20 4 34 pass Greg McMurtry 34 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Jason Staurovsky kick)
8 1991-10-06 DEN L, 14-42 3 3 pass Steve Sewell 3 yard pass from John Elway (David Treadwell kick)
9 1991-10-06 DEN L, 14-42 4 70 pass Ricky Nattiel 70 yard pass from John Elway (David Treadwell kick)
10 1991-10-13 @ NYJ L, 20-23 1 3 rush Brad Baxter 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
11 1991-10-13 @ NYJ L, 20-23 4 18 pass Chris Burkett 18 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
12 1991-10-20 @ MIA L, 13-17 2 19 pass Mark Clayton 19 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
13 1991-11-03 @ WAS W, 16-13 4 23 rush Earnest Byner 23 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
14 1991-11-10 DAL L, 23-26 1 18 blocked punt Robert Williams 18 yard blocked punt return (Ken Willis kick)
15 1991-11-10 DAL L, 23-26 4 10 pass Michael Irvin 10 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
16 1991-11-17 CLE L, 24-28 1 14 pass Leroy Hoard 14 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
17 1991-11-17 CLE L, 24-28 2 5 rush Joe Morris 5 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
18 1991-11-17 CLE L, 24-28 4 40 pass Reggie Langhorne 40 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
19 1991-11-24 @ PIT W, 26-14 2 43 pass Dwight Stone 43 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
20 1991-11-24 @ PIT W, 26-14 3 1 rush Warren Williams 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
21 1991-12-02 PHI W, 13-6 3 21 pass Keith Jackson 21 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Roger Ruzek kick)
22 1991-12-15 @ CLE L, 14-17 1 8 pass Leroy Hoard 8 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
23 1991-12-15 @ CLE L, 14-17 2 8 pass Brian Brennan 8 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
24 1991-12-21 @ NYG W, 24-20 1 2 rush Rodney Hampton 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
25 1991-12-21 @ NYG W, 24-20 2 12 pass Howard Cross 12 yard pass from Phil Simms (Matt Bahr kick)
26 1991-12-21 @ NYG W, 24-20 3 4 rush Lewis Tillman 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)