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1974 Houston Oilers (NFL)

2nd place • American Football Conference • Central Division • 7-7-0 .500
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Roster KeyStat Key
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
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
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.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Willie Alexander19LCB6-319225Alcorn State1414
Mack Alston82TE6-223027Maryland-Eastern Shore1312
George Amundson12RB6-321523Iowa State143
Bob Atkins48LS6-321128Grambling State1414
Duane Benson52LOLB6-221829Hamline133
Elvin Bethea65RDE6-325528North Carolina A&T State1414
David Beverly4P6-218024Auburn140
Gregg Bingham54LILB6-122723Purdue1414
Jerry Broadnax83TE6-222523Southern University82
Ken Burrough00WR6-321526Texas Southern1111
Skip Butler2K6-120027Texas-Arlington140
Ronnie Carroll63MG6-226525Arkansas; Sam Houston State145
John Charles25RS6-119930Purdue11
Ralph Cindrich55MLB6-122725Pittsburgh60
Ronnie Coleman47RB5-1019723Alabama A&M134
Al Cowlings76LOLB6-524727San Francisco CC; Southern California1411
Curley Culp78MG6-126528Arizona State88
Marvin Davis58LOLB-ROLB6-423522Southern University131
Lynn Dickey10QB6-321425Kansas State144
Elbert Drungo75ROT6-526531Tennessee State1313
Leonard Fairley29CB5-1120023Alcorn State20
Ed Fisher70MG-RDE6-324925Arizona State110
Solomon Freelon69ROG6-125023Grambling State140
Brian Goodman68ROG6-225025Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA1414
Bob Gresham36RB5-1119526West Virginia140
Fred Hoaglin53C6-424730Pittsburgh147
Kevin Hunt72ROT-LOT6-526026Doane131
Al Johnson25RS6-020024Cincinnati149
Billy Johnson84WR5-917022Widener145
Harris Jones61LOG6-525529Johnson C. Smith119
Steve Kiner57RILB-LILB6-021927Tennessee1414
Tommy Maxwell42SS-FS6-219527Texas A&M131
Jim McCollum70MG6-025022Kentucky111
Mike Montgomery24WR6-221025Kansas State50
Zeke Moore22RCB6-119531Lincoln (Missouri)1414
Billy Parks20WR6-118526Santa Monica JC; Long Beach State1412
Dan Pastorini7QB6-320525Santa Clara1110
Jeff Queen46RB-TE6-122128Morgan State110
Guy Roberts56RILB-LILB6-123024Maryland140
Willie Rodgers34RB6-021025Kentucky State1411
Greg Sampson73LOT6-627024Stanford1414
Ron Saul64LOG6-225426Michigan State145
Jeff Severson45SS-FS6-118325Long Beach State144
Sid Smith77C6-426026Southern California117
Tody Smith85LDE6-524826Michigan State; Southern California1414
Ted Washington59ROLB6-125026Mississippi Valley State1414
Vic Washington23RB5-1019428Wyoming125
Terry Wells41WR5-1119523Southern Mississippi60
Jim White79LDE-RDE6-325326Northeastern JC; Colorado State1212
C.L. Whittington38RCB-LCB6-120022Prairie View A&M140
Fred Willis44RB6-020927Boston College105
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
479Steve ManstedtLBNebraska
6154Booker BrownGSouthern California
7157Leonard FairleyDBAlcorn State
8183Mike McCoyDBWestern Kentucky
11261Steve TaylorCAuburn
12287Rickey BrowneLBFlorida
13313Dan DixonGBoise State
15365Billy JohnsonWRWidener
16391Matt WilliamsRBLouisiana-Monroe
17417Bill HedgeTNorthwest Missouri State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals72376265236
Opponents Totals66815580282
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
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 GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler91947.41460/04/72/43/70/1
Team Totals91947.41460/04/72/43/70/1
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 Pastorini2471401409715716.411.265104.0104.023225134672.4
Lynn Dickey1136363427046.211.25921.887.1107363150.9
Ronnie Coleman200200.000.000.000039.6
George Amundson100000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals36320320314122756.311.265123.3195.233298197764.0
Opponents Totals40523123115327246.711.880t194.7215.240349237571.7
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
SACKSNOYDS
Ted Washington11.0
Tody Smith10.5
Elvin Bethea5.0
Curley Culp5.0
Duane Benson4.0
Steve Kiner2.5
Jim White2.0
Al Cowlings1.0
Jeff Severson1.0
Team Totals IND=4240.0349.0
Opponents 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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