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1973 Houston Oilers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 1-13-0 .071
Head Coach: Bill Peterson (0-5); Sid Gillman (1-8)
Defensive LineBruce Beatty
Special TeamsAndy Bourgeois
Special AssistantGarland Boyette
ReceiversLew Carpenter
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
QuarterbacksKing Hill
Offensive LineJoe Madro
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksBurnie Miller
LinebackersLarry Peccatiello
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/3/1973HNew York Jets13-16LHouston, TXAstrodome45775
Sat8/11/1973HChicago Bears7-34LHouston, TXAstrodome41514
Sat8/18/1973AGreen Bay Packers14-33LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47302
Thu8/23/1973HDallas Cowboys27-24WHouston, TXAstrodome46942
Sat9/1/1973HBaltimore Colts20-9WHouston, TXAstrodome41571
Sat9/8/1973ANew Orleans Saints10-16LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium62339
Sun9/16/1973ANew York Giants14-34LNew York, NYYankee Stadium57979
Sun9/23/1973ACincinnati Bengals10-24LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium51823
Sun9/30/1973HPittsburgh Steelers7-36LHouston, TXAstrodome39331
Sun10/7/1973HLos Angeles Rams26-31LHouston, TXAstrodome34875
Sun10/14/1973HDenver Broncos20-48LHouston, TXAstrodome32801
Sun10/21/1973ACleveland Browns13-42LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium61146
Sun10/28/1973AChicago Bears14-35LChicago, ILSoldier Field43755
Sun11/4/1973ABaltimore Colts31-27WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium46207
Sun11/11/1973HCleveland Browns13-23LHouston, TXAstrodome37230
Sun11/18/1973AKansas City Chiefs14-38LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium68444
Sun11/25/1973HNew England Patriots0-32LHouston, TXAstrodome27344
Sun12/2/1973HOakland Raiders6-17LHouston, TXAstrodome25801
Sun12/9/1973APittsburgh Steelers7-33LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium38004
Sun12/16/1973HCincinnati Bengals24-27LHouston, TXAstrodome21955
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
19Willie AlexanderRCB6-319224Alcorn State11
82Mack AlstonTE6-223026Maryland-Eastern Shore14
12George AmundsonRB6-321522Iowa State9
48Bob AtkinsFS6-321127Grambling State5
81Jim BeirneWR6-220027Purdue1
65Elvin BetheaRDE6-325527North Carolina A&T State1414
54Gregg BinghamMLB6-122722Purdue1414
27Joe BlahakFS5-918123Nebraska12
00Ken BurroughWR6-321525Texas Southern14
2Skip ButlerK6-120026Texas-Arlington14
63Levert CarrROG-ROT6-525829Independence CC; North Central13
25John CharlesSS6-119929Purdue4
55Ralph CindrichLLB-MLB6-122724Pittsburgh13
76Al CowlingsLDT6-524726San Francisco CC; Southern California14
59Phil CroyleLB6-322326California1
49Dick CunninghamLB6-223929Arkansas1
50Bill CurryC6-223531Georgia Tech4
10Lynn DickeyQB6-321424Kansas State124
75Elbert DrungoROT-LOT6-526530Tennessee State14
26Larry EaglinRCB-LCB6-319525Stephen F. Austin State11
67Mike FanucciLDE-RDE6-423624Arizona State13
68Solomon FreelonLOG6-125022Grambling State11
66Tom FunchessLOT6-526429Jackson State14
68Brian GoodmanLOG6-225024Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA3
71Wes GrantDE6-325027Santa Monica JC; UCLA3
11Dave GreenK5-1120024Ohio University40
36Bob GreshamRB5-1119525West Virginia13
57Sam GruneisenC6-124832Villanova10
58Paul GuidryLLB-RLB6-322929Louisiana State; McNeese State14
14Edd HargettQB5-1118726Texas A&M5
13Alvin HaymondS6-019331Southern University6
87Eddie HintonWR6-020026Oklahoma11
52Calvin HuntC6-324426Baylor4
72Kevin HuntOT6-526025Doane4
60Al JenkinsLOG-ROG6-224527Southern Illinois; Tulsa13
15Al JohnsonRB6-020023Cincinnati5
33Benny JohnsonRCB-LCB5-1117525Johnson C. Smith13
40Lewis JolleyRB5-1121024North Carolina10
61Harris JonesROG6-525528Johnson C. Smith5
51Ron LouC6-224022Arizona State9
78John MatuszakRDT6-829023Iowa Central JC; Missouri; Tampa14
80Ron MayoTE6-322323Morgan State13
59Brian McConnellLB6-420723Michigan State7
86Clifton McNeilWR6-218633Grambling State3
62Ralph MillerOG6-326025Alabama State; California Lutheran1
22Zeke MooreLCB-LS6-119530Lincoln (Missouri)13
20Billy ParksWR6-118525Santa Monica JC; Long Beach State14
83Dave ParksTE6-220232Texas Tech5
7Dan PastoriniQB6-320524Santa Clara1410
85Floyd RiceLLB6-322524Alcorn State7
56Guy RobertsRLB6-123023Maryland14
18Paul RobinsonRB6-019929Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona11
91Greg SampsonLDT-RDT6-627023Stanford13
64Ron SaulLOG6-225425Michigan State3
36/27Jeff SeversonSS-FS6-118324Long Beach State14
70Tody SmithLDE6-524825Michigan State; Southern California14
28Bill ThomasRB6-222524Boston College6
73Vern VanoyDT6-827025Kansas1
53Ted WashingtonMLB6-125025Mississippi Valley State1
44Fred WillisRB6-020926Boston College14
41Alvin WyattRCB5-918426Bethune-Cookman4
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Matuszak11DETampa
George Amundson114RBIowa Statefrom ATL
Gregg Bingham479LBPurdue
Edesel Garrison5105WRSouthern California
Ron Mayo6131TEMorgan State
Shelby Jordan7157TWashington-St. Louis
Joe Blahak8183DBNebraska
Mark Williams9209K-PRice
Darrell Vaughn10235DTNorthern Colorado
Larry Eaglin11261DBStephen F. Austin State
Brad Lyman12287WRUCLA
Willie Martin13313GNortheastern State
Ron Lou14339CArizona State
Roger Goree15365LBBaylor
Tim Dameron16391WREast Carolina
Randy Braband17417LBTexas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals37505062
Opponents Totals87138101121
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals42:511938993115219127.2030.095900
Opponents Totals17:09274138114228820343.31250.090811
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Skip Butler02121100.0152462.5066
Fred Willis50000030
Mack Alston40000024
Bob Gresham40000024
Ken Burrough30000018
Paul Robinson20000012
Larry Eaglin1000006
Eddie Hinton1000006
Billy Parks1000006
Dave Parks1000006
Lynn Dickey011100.00001
Team Totals222222100.0152462.50199
Opponents Totals53525398.1254259.51447
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler152462.54/42/26/83/80/2
Team Totals152462.54/42/26/83/80/2
Opponents Totals254259.55/56/86/118/150/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Willis1715793.4254
Bob Gresham1044003.8522
Paul Robinson341514.4222
Dan Pastorini311023.3170
George Amundson15563.7100
Bill Thomas10393.9170
Ken Burrough5387.6341
Mack Alston11313.0130
Lynn Dickey691.560
Lewis Jolley760.930
Eddie Hinton1-2-2.0-20
Al Johnson1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals38613883.6529
Opponents Totals57624104.253t19
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Pastorini29015453.111914825.19.65051.7175.930313116949.0
Lynn Dickey1207159.2398887.412.566t65.0108.31313875064.2
Fred Willis100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals41122554.715923705.810.566t112.7276.643451191953.3
Opponents Totals32617854.613124667.613.977t268.0175.227229223784.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Willis573716.5501
Billy Parks4358113.566t1
Ken Burrough4357713.449t2
Bob Gresham282448.762t1
Mack Alston1919510.339t4
Eddie Hinton1320215.534t1
George Amundson7608.6180
Paul Robinson7466.6190
Lewis Jolley35618.7480
Dave Parks33110.3121
Bill Thomas144.040
Clifton McNeil133.030
Team Totals225237010.566t11
Opponents Totals178246613.977t26
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Guy Roberts45513.8270
Jeff Severson4246.0190
Willie Alexander331.030
Joe Blahak212060.0870
John Charles27437.0390
Gregg Bingham22211.0180
Team Totals1729817.5870
Opponents Totals2735713.286t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Skip Butler36134437.35501
Dan Pastorini27108740.35901
Dave Green2286839.56102
Team Totals85329938.86104343287633.8
Opponents Totals62245739.67228227207034.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jeff Severson1621267.9740
Alvin Haymond1461017.2440
Team Totals3082277.6740
Opponents Totals44163437.8460
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Gresham2772326.8103t1
Alvin Haymond2870325.1470
Eddie Hinton814117.6300
Larry Eaglin37625.3390
Mike Fanucci34013.3140
Joe Blahak24120.5230
Lewis Jolley24120.5210
Floyd Rice2178.590
Jeff Severson11717.0170
Team Totals76179923.7103t1
Opponents Totals3781121.995t1
Team Totals27.0229.0Opponents Totals43.0451.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Willie Alexander100000
George Amundson100000
Elvin Bethea0001100
Joe Blahak0010100
Ken Burrough200000
Levert Carr0010100
Lynn Dickey5000-110
Elbert Drungo0030370
Larry Eaglin100000
Solomon Freelon0010100
Bob Gresham511200
Alvin Haymond210100
Eddie Hinton100000
Al Jenkins0010100
Lewis Jolley200000
Ron Lou0001100
Brian McConnell0001100
Zeke Moore0001100
Billy Parks110100
Dan Pastorini17303-370
Guy Roberts0002200
Jeff Severson0001100
Tody Smith0002200
Fred Willis520200
Team Totals4328151025-410
Opponents Totals29101925443
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