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1974 Houston Oilers (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Central Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Sid Gillman
Ed BilesDefensive Assistant
Sam BoghosianSpecial Teams
Andy BourgeoisOffensive Backs
Lew CarpenterReceivers
King HillQuarterbacks/Offensive Backfield
Joe MadroOffensive Line
Larry PeccatielloLinebackers
Richie PetitbonDefensive Backs
Bum PhillipsDefensive Coordinator
Joe WoolleyOffensive Assistant
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/3/1974HNew York Giants16-7WHouston, TXAstrodome15501
Fri8/9/1974AWashington Redskins48-3WWashington, DCRFK Stadium14768
Sat8/17/1974ADallas Cowboys13-19LOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium53148
Mon8/26/1974HAtlanta Falcons6-10LHouston, TXAstrodome27116
Sat8/31/1974HChicago Bears37-20WHouston, TXAstrodome25811
Sat9/7/1974HNew Orleans Saints16-24LHouston, TXAstrodome35103
Sun9/15/1974HSan Diego Chargers21-14WHouston, TXAstrodome25317
Sun9/22/1974ACleveland Browns7-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium55242
Sun9/29/1974HKansas City Chiefs7-17LHouston, TXAstrodome28538
Sun10/6/1974HPittsburgh Steelers7-13LHouston, TXAstrodome30049
Sun10/13/1974AMinnesota Vikings10-51LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium48006
Sun10/20/1974HSt. Louis Cardinals27-31LHouston, TXAstrodome26371
Sun10/27/1974ACincinnati Bengals34-21WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55434
Sun11/3/1974ANew York Jets27-22WNew York, NYShea Stadium47218
Sun11/10/1974ABuffalo Bills21-9WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79144
Sun11/17/1974HCincinnati Bengals20-3WHouston, TXAstrodome44054
Sun11/24/1974HDallas Cowboys0-10LHouston, TXAstrodome49775
Sun12/1/1974APittsburgh Steelers13-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium41195
Sun12/8/1974ADenver Broncos14-37LDenver, COMile High Stadium46942
Sun12/15/1974HCleveland Browns28-24WHouston, TXAstrodome33299
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
19Willie AlexanderLCB6-319225Alcorn State14
82Mack AlstonTE6-223027Maryland-Eastern Shore13
12George AmundsonRB6-321523Iowa State14
48Bob AtkinsFS6-321128Grambling State14
52Duane BensonLOLB6-221829Hamline13
65Elvin BetheaRDE6-325528North Carolina A&T State1414
4David BeverlyP6-218024Auburn140
54Gregg BinghamLILB6-122723Purdue1414
83Jerry BroadnaxTE6-222523Southern University8
00Ken BurroughWR6-321526Texas Southern11
2Skip ButlerK6-120027Texas-Arlington14
63Ronnie CarrollMG6-226525Arkansas; Sam Houston State14
25John CharlesS6-119930Purdue1
55Ralph CindrichMLB6-122725Pittsburgh6
47Ronnie ColemanRB5-1019723Alabama A&M13
76Al CowlingsLOLB6-524727San Francisco CC; Southern California14
78Curley CulpMG6-126528Arizona State8
58Marvin DavisROLB6-423522Southern University13
10Lynn DickeyQB6-321425Kansas State144
75Elbert DrungoROT6-526531Tennessee State13
29Leonard FairleyCB5-1120023Alcorn State2
70Ed FisherMG-RDE6-324925Arizona State110
69Solomon FreelonROG6-125023Grambling State14
68Brian GoodmanROG6-225025Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA14
36Bob GreshamRB5-1119526West Virginia14
53Fred HoaglinC6-424730Pittsburgh14
72Kevin HuntLOT-ROT6-526026Doane13
25Al JohnsonSSB6-020024Cincinnati14
84Billy JohnsonWR5-917022Widener14
61Harris JonesLOG6-525529Johnson C. Smith11
57Steve KinerRILB6-021927Tennessee14
42Tommy MaxwellSS-FS6-219527Texas A&M13
70Jim McCollumMG6-025022Kentucky11
24Mike MontgomeryWR6-221025Kansas State5
22Zeke MooreRCB6-119531Lincoln (Missouri)14
20Billy ParksWR6-118526Santa Monica JC; Long Beach State14
7Dan PastoriniQB6-320525Santa Clara1110
46Jeff QueenRB-TE6-122128Morgan State11
56Guy RobertsRILB-LILB6-123024Maryland14
34Willie RodgersRB6-021025Kentucky State14
73Greg SampsonLOT6-627024Stanford14
64Ron SaulLOG6-225426Michigan State14
45Jeff SeversonSS-FS6-118325Long Beach State14
77Sid SmithC6-426026Southern California11
85Tody SmithLDE6-524826Michigan State; Southern California14
59Ted WashingtonROLB6-125026Mississippi Valley State14
23Vic WashingtonRB5-1019428Wyoming12
41Terry WellsWR5-1119523Southern Mississippi6
79Jim WhiteLDE-RDE6-325326Northeastern JC; Colorado State12
38C.L. WhittingtonRCB-LCB6-120022Prairie View A&M14
44Fred WillisRB6-020927Boston College10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Steve Manstedt479LBNebraska
Booker Brown6154GSouthern Californiafrom LARM
Leonard Fairley7157DBAlcorn State
Mike McCoy8183DBWestern Kentucky
Steve Taylor11261CAuburn
Rickey Browne12287LBFlorida
Dan Dixon13313GBoise State
Billy Johnson15365WRWidener
Matt Williams16391RBLouisiana-Monroe
Bill Hedge17417TNorthwest Missouri State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals72376265
Opponents Totals66815580
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals36:26200761032161/192 31.8%1/1 100.0%90749
Opponents Totals23:342681241291561/186 32.8%1/2 50.0%94872
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Skip Butler02929100.091947.4056
George Amundson50000030
Willie Rodgers50000030
Fred Willis40000024
Mack Alston30000018
Billy Johnson30000018
Ken Burrough20000012
Vic Washington20000012
Elvin Bethea1000006
Ronnie Coleman1000006
Mike Montgomery1000006
Zeke Moore1000006
Billy Parks1000006
Jeff Queen1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals30293096.791947.40236
Opponents Totals34303488.2162369.60282
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler91947.40/04/72/43/70/1
Team Totals91947.40/04/72/43/70/1
Opponents Totals162369.60/07/75/74/90/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Rodgers1224133.420t5
Vic Washington742813.8232
Fred Willis742393.2183
Ronnie Coleman521933.7371
George Amundson591382.3114
Billy Johnson58216.447t1
Jeff Queen273.540
Lynn Dickey372.370
Bob Gresham362.030
David Beverly144.040
Ken Burrough100.000
Mack Alston1-3-3.0-30
Dan Pastorini24-6-0.370
Team Totals42113613.247t16
Opponents Totals47420504.35315
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Pastorini24714056.79715716.411.265104.0104.023225134672.4
Lynn Dickey1136355.8427046.211.25921.887.1107363150.9
Ronnie Coleman200.0200.000.000.000039.6
George Amundson100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals36320355.914122756.311.265123.3195.233298197764.0
Opponents Totals40523157.015327246.711.880t194.7215.240349237571.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Burrough3649213.7512
Billy Johnson2938813.4442
Fred Willis251305.2211
Willie Rodgers241536.4240
Billy Parks2033016.5591
George Amundson181528.4291
Mack Alston1724914.6333
Vic Washington13927.1150
Mike Montgomery917919.9651
Ronnie Coleman492.370
Jerry Broadnax36923.0420
Bob Gresham3196.390
Terry Wells199.090
Jeff Queen144.04t1
Team Totals203227511.26512
Opponents Totals231272411.880t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Atkins68514.2360
Gregg Bingham4369.0180
Willie Alexander25628.0290
Zeke Moore23819.022t1
Tommy Maxwell23015.0150
Duane Benson200.050
Steve Kiner13434.0340
Tody Smith13434.0340
Jeff Severson100.000
Team Totals2131314.9361
Opponents Totals1923812.5330
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
David Beverly79310039.26902500256032.4
Team Totals79310039.26902500256032.4
Opponents Totals70273839.16417495210330.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson30340913.6490
Jeff Severson112867.8240
Team Totals41549512.1490
Opponents Totals56105008.9420
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson2978527.1670
Bob Gresham918020.0400
Vic Washington717725.3400
Jeff Severson610818.0280
Ronnie Coleman39130.3390
C.L. Whittington33712.3190
George Amundson2178.5130
Al Johnson11414.0140
Ron Saul11010.0100
Harris Jones100.000
Team Totals62141922.9670
Opponents Totals51111121.8610
Team Totals40.0349.0Opponents Totals33.0298.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mack Alston100000
George Amundson100000
Bob Atkins0002200
Elvin Bethea00022381
Gregg Bingham0001100
Ken Burrough100000
Ronnie Carroll00044280
Ronnie Coleman100000
Lynn Dickey2000-70
Bob Gresham210100
Billy Johnson100000
Harris Jones0010100
Tommy Maxwell0001100
Dan Pastorini8404-170
Guy Roberts0002200
Willie Rodgers510100
Tody Smith0001100
Ted Washington0002200
Vic Washington420200
C.L. Whittington0010100
Team Totals2616101525421
Opponents Totals26151114250
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