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1996 Houston Oilers

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (21.6/g), 10th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 319 points (19.9/g), 16th.
 Differential of 26 points (1.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Jeff Fisher (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Munchak (Offensive Assistant/Quality Control) and Gregg Williams (Linebackers)

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

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager/Executive VP Floyd Reese
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 345 5048 972 5.2 30 15 20 287 272 463 3098 22 15 6.2 157 475 1950 12 4.1 110
Team Defense 319 4610 956 4.8 26 14 24 271 312 524 3225 24 12 5.8 169 397 1385 5 3.5 78
Lg Rank Offense 10 18 14 25 22 28 21 12 8 7 9 6 15 9
Lg Rank Defense 16 6 22 7 7 12 13 21 25 14 3 2 2 4

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 L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 19 20 16 263 191 72 1 17 248 169 79 2
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 34 27 21 401 220 181 1 26 370 298 72 3
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-1 Baltimore Ravens 29 13 19 312 172 140 19 281 208 73 3
4 Bye Week
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16 30 16 273 193 80 5 15 309 197 112 2
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W OT 3-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 27 18 335 175 160 2 22 315 152 163
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 23 13 16 320 199 121 1 20 323 268 55 2
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 13 23 328 237 91 2 12 275 192 83 2
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-3 San Francisco 49ers 9 10 12 184 77 107 2 12 238 175 63
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 5-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 16 23 13 353 225 128 1 19 342 310 32 1
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-4 @ New Orleans Saints 31 14 20 309 161 148 1 14 227 154 73 2
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 6-5 Miami Dolphins 20 23 17 261 164 97 1 17 303 209 94 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 6-6 Carolina Panthers 6 31 17 271 186 85 4 12 254 160 94 1
14 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-6 @ New York Jets 35 10 18 385 142 243 1 15 264 185 79 3
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-7 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 23 21 361 287 74 4 19 279 165 114 1
16 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-8 Cincinnati Bengals 13 21 22 341 235 106 4 12 205 126 79
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 8-8 @ Baltimore Ravens 24 21 18 351 234 117 20 377 257 120 2

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 Chris Chandler 31 QB 12 12 6-6-0 184 320 57.5% 2099 16 5.0 11 3.4 63 6.6 6.0 11.4 174.9 79.7 25 153 5.64 5.13 7.2 2 2
9 Steve McNair 23 qb 9 4 2-2-0 88 143 61.5% 1197 6 4.2 4 2.8 83 8.4 8.0 13.6 133.0 90.6 9 45 7.58 7.18 5.9
Team Total 26.4 16 8-8-0 272 463 58.7% 3296 22 4.8 15 3.2 83 7.1 6.6 12.1 206.0 83.0 34 198 6.23 5.76 6.8 2 2
Opp Total 16 312 524 59.5% 3467 24 4.6 12 2.3 6.6 6.50 11.1 216.7 85.0 35 242 5.8 5.7 6.3

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
27 Eddie George 23 RB 16 16 335 1368 8 76 4.1 85.5 20.9 23 182 7.9 0 17 1.4 11.4 1550 8 3
20 Rodney Thomas 23 16 0 49 151 1 24 3.1 9.4 3.1 13 128 9.8 0 33 0.8 8.0 279 1 0
9 Steve McNair 23 qb 9 4 31 169 2 24 5.5 18.8 3.4 169 2 7
33 Ronnie Harmon 32 wr 16 6 29 131 1 25 4.5 8.2 1.8 42 488 11.6 2 43 2.6 30.5 619 3 0
12 Chris Chandler 31 QB 12 12 28 113 0 16 4.0 9.4 2.3 113 0 8
89 Frank Wycheck 25 TE/te 16 16 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.2 0.1 53 511 9.6 6 29 3.3 31.9 514 6 2
86 Willie Davis 29 WR 16 14 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 39 464 11.9 6 49 2.4 29.0 479 6 1
81 Chris Sanders 24 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 882 18.4 4 83 3.0 55.1 882 4 0
85 Derek Russell 27 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 421 12.4 2 29 2.1 26.3 421 2 0
83 Malcolm Floyd 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 145 14.5 1 63 0.6 9.1 145 1 1
88 Roderick Lewis 25 TE 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 50 7.1 0 18 0.4 3.1 50 0 0
82 Sheddrick Wilson 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 14 0.2 2.2 24 0 0
64 Erik Norgard 31 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 26.4 16 475 1950 12 76 4.1 121.9 29.7 272 3296 12.1 22 83 17.0 206.0 5246 34 26
Opp Total 16 397 1385 5 3.5 86.6 24.8 312 3225 10.3 24 19.5 201.6 4610 29 29

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
21 Mel Gray 35 KR/PR 14 0 22 205 0 40 9.3 50 1224 0 88 24.5 1429
83 Malcolm Floyd 24 16 0 7 74 0 32 10.6 219
20 Rodney Thomas 23 16 0 5 80 0 35 16.0 359
33 Ronnie Harmon 32 wr 16 6 4 69 0 20 17.3 688
32 Mike Archie 24 2 0 2 24 0 13 12.0 24
87 James McKeehan 23 14 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 6
89 Frank Wycheck 25 TE/te 16 16 2 5 0 5 2.5 519
80 Michael Roan 24 te 15 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 26.4 16 29 279 0 40 9.6 66 1421 0 88 21.5 6946
Opp Total 16 31 251 0 8.1 78 1675 0 21.5

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
3 Al Del Greco 34 K 16 0 7 7 16 14 12 10 3 1 38 32 84.2%% 35 35 100.0%%
7 Reggie Roby 35 P 16 0 67 2973 68 1 44.4
Team Total 26.4 16 7 7 16 14 12 10 3 1 38 32 84.2%% 35 35 100.0%% 67 2973 68 1 44.4
Opp Total 16 33 25 75.8%% 32 32 100.0%% 75 3075 41.0

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
23 Blaine Bishop* 26 SS 15 15 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 73 36
56 Micheal Barrow 26 RLB 16 16 6.0 4 0 1 0 0 67 39
31 Marcus Robertson 27 FS 16 16 4 44 0 27 0 0 0 1 5 0 57 25
52 Barron Wortham 27 MLB 15 14 2.0 1 0 2 0 0 49 29
29 Darryll Lewis 28 RCB 16 16 5 103 1 53 0 1 0 0 0 0 56 13
58 Joe Bowden 26 LLB 16 16 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 46 27
28 Cris Dishman 31 LCB 16 16 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 42 15
24 Steve Jackson 27 db 16 1 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 36 9 1
96 Gary Walker 23 LDT 16 16 5.5 1 0 1 0 0 30 15
78 Anthony Cook 24 LDE 12 11 7.5 1 0 0 0 0 25 19
92 Henry Ford 25 RDT 15 14 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 24 15
37 Rafael Robinson 27 db 16 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 9
99 Robert Young 27 RDE 15 13 4.0 15 11
90 James Roberson 25 rde 15 5 3.0 1 0 1 4 0 14 12
57 Lenoy Jones 22 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 2
97 Bryant Mix 24 de 6 2 1.0 6 2
12 Chris Chandler 31 QB 12 12 0 8 3 -4 0
9 Steve McNair 23 qb 9 4 0 7 4 0 0
26 Rayna Stewart 23 15 0 5 0
39 Lee Cole 22 3 0 4 0
22 Tomur Barnes 26 5 0 3 1
27 Eddie George 23 RB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
21 Mel Gray 35 KR/PR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
94 Kendrick Burton 23 de 4 2 0 0 1 9 0 1 0
55 John Henry Mills* 27 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Frank Wycheck 25 TE/te 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
86 Willie Davis 29 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
75 Irv Eatman 35 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Malcolm Floyd 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Brad Hopkins 26 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
54 Al Smith 32 lb 1 1 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 35.0 12 162 1 53 0 15 26 24 14 0 587 280 1
Opp Total 16 34 29 15

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
3 Al Del Greco 34 K 16 0 35 32 131
27 Eddie George 23 RB 16 16 8 8 48
86 Willie Davis 29 WR 16 14 6 6 36
89 Frank Wycheck 25 TE/te 16 16 6 6 36
81 Chris Sanders 24 WR 16 15 4 4 24
33 Ronnie Harmon 32 wr 16 6 1 2 3 18
9 Steve McNair 23 qb 9 4 2 2 12
85 Derek Russell 27 wr 16 5 2 2 12
83 Malcolm Floyd 24 16 0 1 1 6
29 Darryll Lewis 28 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
64 Erik Norgard 31 13 0 1 1 6
20 Rodney Thomas 23 16 0 1 1 6
24 Steve Jackson 27 db 16 1 1 2
Team Total 26.4 16 12 22 1 35 35 32 2 343
Opp Total 16 5 24 2 3 1 32 25 319

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 KAN L, 19-20 1 34 pass Willie Davis 34 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
2 1996-09-08 @ JAX W, 34-27 1 1 rush Eddie George 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
3 1996-09-08 @ JAX W, 34-27 2 63 pass Malcolm Floyd 63 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
4 1996-09-08 @ JAX W, 34-27 2 7 pass Frank Wycheck 7 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
5 1996-09-08 @ JAX W, 34-27 3 11 pass Willie Davis 11 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
6 1996-09-15 BAL W, 29-13 1 3 pass Frank Wycheck 3 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
7 1996-09-15 BAL W, 29-13 1 18 pass Willie Davis 18 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
8 1996-09-15 BAL W, 29-13 3 2 rush Ronnie Harmon 2 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
9 1996-09-29 @ PIT L, 16-30 3 4 pass Willie Davis 4 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
10 1996-09-29 @ PIT L, 16-30 3 36 interception Darryll Lewis 36 yard interception return (Al Del Greco kick)
11 1996-10-06 @ CIN W, 30-27 2 9 pass Frank Wycheck 9 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
12 1996-10-06 @ CIN W, 30-27 3 45 rush Eddie George 45 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
13 1996-10-06 @ CIN W, 30-27 4 7 pass Derek Russell 7 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
14 1996-10-13 @ ATL W, 23-13 1 62 pass Chris Sanders 62 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
15 1996-10-13 @ ATL W, 23-13 3 10 rush Steve McNair 10 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
16 1996-10-20 PIT W, 23-13 4 34 pass Willie Davis 34 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
17 1996-10-20 PIT W, 23-13 4 2 rush Eddie George 2 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
18 1996-11-03 @ SEA L, 16-23 4 65 pass Chris Sanders 65 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
19 1996-11-10 @ NOR W, 31-14 1 42 pass Chris Sanders 42 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
20 1996-11-10 @ NOR W, 31-14 1 11 pass Ronnie Harmon 11 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
21 1996-11-10 @ NOR W, 31-14 2 1 pass Erik Norgard 1 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
22 1996-11-10 @ NOR W, 31-14 3 1 rush Eddie George 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
23 1996-11-17 MIA L, 20-23 1 18 pass Derek Russell 18 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
24 1996-11-17 MIA L, 20-23 1 15 pass Frank Wycheck 15 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
25 1996-12-01 @ NYJ W, 35-10 1 23 pass Frank Wycheck 23 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
26 1996-12-01 @ NYJ W, 35-10 1 83 pass Chris Sanders 83 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
27 1996-12-01 @ NYJ W, 35-10 2 35 rush Eddie George 35 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
28 1996-12-01 @ NYJ W, 35-10 4 1 rush Eddie George 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
29 1996-12-01 @ NYJ W, 35-10 4 24 rush Rodney Thomas 24 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
30 1996-12-08 JAX L, 17-23 2 23 pass Ronnie Harmon 23 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
31 1996-12-08 JAX L, 17-23 4 6 rush Eddie George 6 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
32 1996-12-15 CIN L, 13-21 4 16 pass Frank Wycheck 16 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
33 1996-12-22 @ BAL W, 24-21 1 1 rush Eddie George 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
34 1996-12-22 @ BAL W, 24-21 2 19 pass Willie Davis 19 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
35 1996-12-22 @ BAL W, 24-21 3 24 rush Steve McNair 24 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 KAN W, 20-19 1 11 pass Tamarick Vanover 11 yard pass from Steve Bono (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
2 1996-09-01 KAN W, 20-19 2 23 pass Lake Dawson 23 yard pass from Steve Bono (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
3 1996-09-08 @ JAX L, 27-34 1 5 rush James Stewart 5 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
4 1996-09-08 @ JAX L, 27-34 3 5 pass Jimmy Smith 5 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
5 1996-09-08 @ JAX L, 27-34 4 3 pass Keenan McCardell 3 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
6 1996-09-15 BAL L, 13-29 2 7 pass Michael Jackson 7 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
7 1996-09-15 BAL L, 13-29 4 1 pass Herman Arvie 1 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (pass failed)
8 1996-09-29 @ PIT W, 30-16 1 16 pass Kordell Stewart 16 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Norm Johnson kick)
9 1996-09-29 @ PIT W, 30-16 1 62 pass Charles Johnson 62 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Norm Johnson kick)
10 1996-09-29 @ PIT W, 30-16 4 13 interception Darren Perry 13 yard interception return (Norm Johnson kick)
11 1996-10-06 @ CIN L, 27-30 2 59 fumble Jimmy Spencer 59 yard fumble return (Doug Pelfrey kick)
12 1996-10-06 @ CIN L, 27-30 3 2 rush Jeff Cothran 2 yard rush (Doug Pelfrey kick)
13 1996-10-06 @ CIN L, 27-30 4 1 pass Darnay Scott 1 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
14 1996-10-13 @ ATL L, 13-23 4 3 pass Terance Mathis 3 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1996-10-13 @ ATL L, 13-23 4 1 pass Terance Mathis 1 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (pass failed)
16 1996-10-20 PIT L, 13-23 1 70 pass Charles Johnson 70 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Norm Johnson kick)
17 1996-10-27 SFO W, 10-9 4 20 pass Terrell Owens 20 yard pass from Jeff Brohm (Jeff Wilkins kick)
18 1996-11-03 @ SEA W, 23-16 4 14 pass Joey Galloway 14 yard pass from John Friesz (Todd Peterson kick)
19 1996-11-03 @ SEA W, 23-16 4 61 lateral Robert Blackmon 61 yard lateral return (Todd Peterson kick)
20 1996-11-10 @ NOR L, 14-31 4 34 pass Michael Haynes 34 yard pass from Jim Everett (Michael Haynes run)
21 1996-11-17 MIA W, 23-20 2 10 pass Irving Spikes 10 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
22 1996-11-17 MIA W, 23-20 4 26 interception Zach Thomas 26 yard interception return (Joe Nedney kick)
23 1996-11-24 CAR W, 31-6 2 30 pass Willie Green 30 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
24 1996-11-24 CAR W, 31-6 3 12 pass Willie Green 12 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
25 1996-11-24 CAR W, 31-6 4 41 fumble Sam Mills 41 yard fumble return (John Kasay kick)
26 1996-11-24 CAR W, 31-6 4 40 pass Wesley Walls 40 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
27 1996-12-01 @ NYJ L, 10-35 2 18 pass Keyshawn Johnson 18 yard pass from Frank Reich (Nick Lowery kick)
28 1996-12-08 JAX W, 23-17 1 1 rush Natrone Means 1 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
29 1996-12-08 JAX W, 23-17 3 5 rush Natrone Means 5 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
30 1996-12-15 CIN W, 21-13 3 14 pass James Hundon 14 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
31 1996-12-15 CIN W, 21-13 3 42 interception James Francis 42 yard interception return (Doug Pelfrey kick)
32 1996-12-15 CIN W, 21-13 4 9 rush Ki-Jana Carter 9 yard rush (Doug Pelfrey kick)
33 1996-12-22 @ BAL L, 21-24 1 86 pass Michael Jackson 86 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
34 1996-12-22 @ BAL L, 21-24 4 8 pass Michael Jackson 8 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
35 1996-12-22 @ BAL L, 21-24 4 4 pass Michael Jackson 4 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)