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1972 Houston Oilers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 1-13-0 .071
Head Coach: Bill Peterson
Offensive BacksDon Breaux
Quarterbacks/ReceiversDan Henning
Special AssistantKing Hill
Offensive LineJoe Madro
LinebackersLarry Peccatiello
Defensive BacksJacki Simpson
Offensive LineJerry Smith
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/17/1972ADenver Broncos17-30LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sat8/5/1972ADallas Cowboys24-26LIrving, TXTexas Stadium65405
Thu8/10/1972HChicago Bears17-20LHouston, TXAstrodome38343
Sun9/24/1972AMiami Dolphins13-34LMiami, FLOrange Bowl77821
Sat8/19/1972HGreen Bay Packers20-3WHouston, TXAstrodome46460
Sun10/1/1972HNew York Jets26-20WHouston, TXAstrodome51423
Thu8/24/1972HSt. Louis Cardinals33-24WHouston, TXAstrodome38596
Mon10/9/1972HOakland Raiders0-34LHouston, TXAstrodome51378
Sun10/15/1972APittsburgh Steelers7-24LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium42929
Mon9/4/1972AMinnesota Vikings14-26LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/22/1972HCleveland Browns17-23LHouston, TXAstrodome38113
Sun9/10/1972HNew Orleans Saints14-14THouston, TXAstrodome44571
Sun10/29/1972ACincinnati Bengals7-30LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59409
Sun11/5/1972ACleveland Browns0-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium61985
Sun11/12/1972HPhiladelphia Eagles17-18LHouston, TXAstrodome34175
Sun11/19/1972HGreen Bay Packers10-23LHouston, TXAstrodome41752
Sun11/26/1972ASan Diego Chargers20-34LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46289
Sun12/3/1972AAtlanta Falcons10-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun12/10/1972HPittsburgh Steelers3-9LHouston, TXAstrodome36528
Sun12/17/1972HCincinnati Bengals17-61LHouston, TXAstrodome32428
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
88Allen Ray AldridgeRDE6'624027Prairie View A&M8
19Willie AlexanderLCB6'319223Alcorn State14
48Bob AtkinsRS-LS6'321126Grambling State14
18Ed BakerQB6'219824Lafayette1
81Jim BeirneWR6'220026Purdue10
65Elvin BetheaRDE6'325526North Carolina A&T State1414
82Ron BillingsleyRDT6'827827Wyoming4
52Garland BoyetteMLB6'123732Grambling State14
73Leo BrooksRDT6'525625Texas12
00Ken BurroughWR6'321524Texas Southern14
2Skip ButlerK6'120025Texas-Arlington13
63Levert CarrROT6'525828Independence CC; North Central14
25John CharlesRS6'119928Purdue13
26Linzy ColeWR5'1117024Trinity Valley CC; Texas Christian2
59Phil CroyleRLB6'322325California12
20Rhett DawsonWR6'118024Florida State14
74Gene FergusonOT6'830024Norfolk State1
69Solomon FreelonLOG6'125021Grambling State14
66Tom FunchessLOT6'526428Jackson State14
30Hoyle GrangerRB6'122528Mississippi State13
61Wally HighsmithLOT6'423829Florida A&M9
79Pat HolmesLDE6'525432Texas Tech14
39Robert HolmesRB5'922127Southern University6
29Ken HoustonLS6'319628Prairie View A&M14
51Calvin HuntC6'324425Baylor10
15Al JohnsonRB6'020022Cincinnati14
33Benny JohnsonRCB5'1117524Johnson C. Smith14
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118625Grambling State6
40Lewis JolleyTE5'1121023North Carolina7
85Rich LewisRLB-LLB6'222322Portland State10
62Ralph MillerROG6'326024Alabama State; California Lutheran6
22Zeke MooreRCB6'119529Lincoln (Missouri)8
11Mark MoseleyK6'020024Texas A&M; Stephen F. Austin State10
50Guy MurdockC6'224522Michigan14
14Kent NixQB6'119528Texas Christian12
7Dan PastoriniQB6'320523Santa Clara14
58Ron PritchardMLB6'123625Arizona State6
89Alvin ReedTE6'523228Prairie View A&M14
60Tom RegnerLOG6'125528Notre Dame14
85Floyd RiceLLB6'322523Alcorn State14
56Guy RobertsRLB-LLB-MLB6'123022Maryland7
18Paul RobinsonRB6'019928Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona8
34Willie RodgersRB6'021023Kentucky State14
77Council RudolphLDE6'324822Kentucky State12
91Greg SampsonRDT-LDT-LDE6'627022Stanford14
64Ron SaulROG6'225424Michigan State13
87Dave SmithWR6'120525Waynesburg; Indiana (Pennsylvania)8
78Mike TillemanLDT6'527528Montana14
42Jim TolbertLCB6'320528Lincoln (Missouri)4
32Ward WalshRB6'021324Colorado6
90George WebsterRLB6'422527Michigan State5
21Fred WillisRB6'020925Boston College8
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Greg Sampson16DEStanford
Lewis Jolley356RBNorth Carolina
Solomon Freelon375GGrambling Statefrom KC
Joe Bullard6134DBTulane
Elmer Allen6136LBMississippifrom DEN
Eric Hutchinson7162DBNorthwestern
Guy Roberts8187LBMaryland
Willie Postler9212TMontana
Rhett Dawson10240WRFlorida State
Jim Butler10259TETulsafrom MIA
Ron Evans11264TBaylor
Willie Rodgers12290RBKentucky State
Willie Roberts13318DBHouston
Gary Crockett14343CLamar
Guy Murdock16396CMichigan
Kelly Cochrane17421QBMiami (Florida)
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals17474654
Opponents Totals819973127
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals42:511838088155920528.81425.066581
Opponents Totals17:09263147100168720243.179741
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Skip Butler0151693.8121963.2051
Ken Burrough40000024
Paul Robinson30000018
Charlie Joiner20000012
Dan Pastorini20000012
Willie Rodgers20000012
Fred Willis20000012
Jim Beirne1000006
Rhett Dawson1000006
Ward Walsh1000006
Mark Moseley022100.01250.005
Team Totals18171894.4132161.90164
Opponents Totals40394097.5354087.51380
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler121963.23/33/53/43/60/1
Mark Moseley1250.00/01/10/01/10/0
Team Totals132161.93/34/63/44/70/1
Opponents Totals354087.58/88/911/134/82/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Robinson863554.130t3
Fred Willis923343.6430
Dan Pastorini382055.4172
Willie Rodgers712042.9142
Hoyle Granger421754.2140
Robert Holmes431724.0180
Ward Walsh8364.5140
Al Johnson11131.270
Charlie Joiner2126.090
Ed Baker199.090
Kent Nix331.050
Team Totals39715183.8437
Opponents Totals54625914.766t23
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Pastorini29914448.214317115.711.982t72.3124.037310140157.1
Kent Nix633352.4242874.68.71934.869.564524241.0
Ed Baker10440.02474.711.81800.0440.02173015.4
Fred Willis300.0200.000.0133.30000.0
Team Totals37518148.317120455.511.382t102.7236.145372167348.4
Opponents Totals32417453.714423157.113.368t123.761.924172214381.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Willis362517.0272
Ken Burrough2652120.080t4
Dave Smith2021810.9240
Alvin Reed1925113.2290
Charlie Joiner1630619.182t2
Hoyle Granger15744.9200
Paul Robinson141128.0240
Jim Beirne79513.6191
Rhett Dawson67813.0201
Willie Rodgers66110.2150
Robert Holmes6325.3130
Al Johnson6244.0160
Ward Walsh4225.5160
Team Totals181204511.382t10
Opponents Totals174231513.368t12
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Atkins23718.5340
John Charles263.060
Benny Johnson13434.0340
Willie Alexander11616.0160
Team Totals69315.5340
Opponents Totals2331913.963t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dan Pastorini82338141.26314
Skip Butler310535.04700
Team Totals85348641.06314299310737.0
Opponents Totals61256942.16028163224638.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Houston2571485.9330
Zeke Moore72152.1190
Al Johnson2100.000
Team Totals34101634.8330
Opponents Totals31272999.785t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Rodgers1733519.7320
Benny Johnson1323017.7290
Lewis Jolley1126724.3430
Al Johnson715422.0280
Linzy Cole24120.5210
Robert Holmes23919.5210
Zeke Moore12222.0220
Hoyle Granger155.050
Team Totals54109320.2430
Opponents Totals2854719.5780
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Allen Ray Aldridge1000-250
Willie Alexander00022270
Bob Atkins0001100
Elvin Bethea0005500
Ron Billingsley0001100
Garland Boyette0001100
Leo Brooks0001100
Skip Butler0010100
Hoyle Granger200000
Pat Holmes0010100
Robert Holmes0010100
Ken Houston2224240
Calvin Hunt0020200
Al Johnson210140
Benny Johnson1112160
Charlie Joiner100000
Rich Lewis0001100
Zeke Moore310100
Guy Murdock0010100
Kent Nix320200
Dan Pastorini6202-100
Alvin Reed200000
Tom Regner0010100
Willie Rodgers531400
Dave Smith0010100
George Webster0002200
Fred Willis200000
Team Totals3010201838360
Opponents Totals2918910190
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