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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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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