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1976 Houston Oilers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 5-9-0 .357
Head Coach: Bum Phillips
Defensive CoordinatorEd Biles
Offensive BacksAndy Bourgeois
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksKing Hill
Offensive LineKen McCullough
Defensive BacksRichie Petitbon
LinebackersWade Phillips
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
Defensive LineGeorge Rice
Special TeamsJoe Woolley
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/2/1976AKansas City Chiefs3-9LOTKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium30006
Sat8/7/1976HNew Orleans Saints10-13LHouston, TXAstrodome38675
Sat8/14/1976HNew York Giants14-30LHouston, TXAstrodome44460
Sat8/21/1976HNew York Jets24-27LHouston, TXAstrodome41929
Sat8/28/1976HMiami Dolphins6-10LHouston, TXAstrodome43146
Sat9/4/1976ADallas Cowboys20-26LOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium58844
Sun9/12/1976HTampa Bay Buccaneers20-0WHouston, TXAstrodome42228
Sun9/19/1976ABuffalo Bills13-3WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium61364
Sun9/26/1976HOakland Raiders13-14LHouston, TXAstrodome42338
Sun10/3/1976ANew Orleans Saints31-26WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51973
Sun10/10/1976HDenver Broncos17-3WHouston, TXAstrodome47928
Sun10/17/1976ASan Diego Chargers27-30LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium31950
Sun10/24/1976HCincinnati Bengals7-27LHouston, TXAstrodome45499
Mon11/1/1976ABaltimore Colts14-38LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium59732
Sun11/7/1976HCleveland Browns7-21LHouston, TXAstrodome39828
Sun11/14/1976ACincinnati Bengals27-31LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium53243
Sun11/21/1976APittsburgh Steelers16-32LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47947
Sun11/28/1976HAtlanta Falcons20-14WHouston, TXAstrodome25838
Sun12/5/1976ACleveland Browns10-13LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium56025
Sat12/11/1976HPittsburgh Steelers0-21LHouston, TXAstrodome44743
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
49Samaji Adi AkiliLCB6'219224New Mexico Highlands; California40
19Willie AlexanderLCB6'319227Alcorn State1212
82Mack AlstonTE6'223029Maryland-Eastern Shore1410
48Bob AtkinsFS6'321130Grambling State141
83Mel BakerWR6'018926Texas Southern80
86Mike BarberTE6'323523Louisiana Tech20
88Jim BeirneWR6'220030Purdue70
50Duane BensonLOLB-ROLB6'221831Hamline142
65Elvin BetheaRDE6'325530North Carolina A&T State1414
54Gregg BinghamRILB6'122725Purdue1414
52Robert BrazileROLB6'423823Jackson State1414
00Ken BurroughWR6'321528Texas Southern1414
68Al BurtonLDE6'526724Bethune-Cookman126
2Skip ButlerK6'120029Texas-Arlington140
14LeRoy ClarkP5'1120026Prairie View A&M10
47Ronnie ColemanRB5'1019725Alabama A&M1313
78Curley CulpMG6'126530Arizona State1414
87Alvis DarbyWR6'522522Florida20
33Joe DawkinsRB6'222328Los Angeles CC; Wisconsin141
75Elbert DrungoROT6'526533Tennessee State1414
87Emmett EdwardsWR6'118924Kansas30
40Ken EllisCB5'1119029Southern University10
60Ed FisherROG6'324927Arizona State1414
21John HadlQB6'121336Kansas144
30Don HardemanRB6'223523Texas A&M-Kingsville132
56Dennis HavigROG6'225327Colorado140
70Conway HaymanLOG6'325527Delaware1414
12Mitch HoopesP6'120723Arizona10
72Kevin HuntLOT6'526028Doane137
15Al JohnsonRB6'020026Cincinnati140
84Billy JohnsonWR5'917024Widener1413
57Steve KinerLILB6'021929Tennessee1413
80John LittleMG6'325029Oklahoma State140
53Ron LouC6'224025Arizona State140
55Carl MauckC6'324229Southern Illinois1414
22Zeke MooreRCB6'119533Lincoln (Missouri)1413
71Joe OwensLDE6'224430Alcorn State31
7Dan PastoriniQB6'320527Santa Clara1310
37Mike ReinfeldtSS6'219223Wisconsin-Milwaukee1111
58Tim RossovichLILB6'424530Southern California141
73Greg SampsonLOT6'627026Stanford87
81John SawyerTE6'223023Southern Mississippi144
76Dave SimonsonOT6'624824Minnesota20
77Bubba SmithDE6'729231Michigan State40
85Tody SmithLDE6'524828Michigan State; Southern California97
27Greg StemrickLCB5'1117825Colorado State143
42Altie TaylorWR5'1019929Diablo Valley JC; Utah State110
89Earl ThomasWR6'221528Houston71
51Ted ThompsonLB6'121823Southern Methodist140
59Ted WashingtonLOLB6'125028Mississippi Valley State1312
28Mike WegerSS6'219331Bowling Green State44
38C.L. WhittingtonFS6'120024Prairie View A&M1413
44Fred WillisRB6'020929Boston College1312
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Barber248TELouisiana Tech
Steve Largent4117WRTulsafrom LARM/PHI/GB
Todd Simonsen6173TSouth Dakota State
Larry Harris7197DTOklahoma Statefrom DEN
Bobby Simon8229TGrambling State
Art Stringer9256LBBall State
Steve Kincannon10284QBHumboldt State
Skip Walker11311RBTexas A&M
Larry Bell12324DTTexas A&M-Commercefrom CLE
Dan O'rourke13368WRColorado State
John Reimer14395TWisconsin
Bobby Byars15422DBCheyney
Claude Johnson16452LBFlorida A&M
Allen Misher17479WRLouisiana State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals22575489
Opponents Totals35796495
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals25:4319971110186521031.099776
Opponents Totals34:1722611790197722035.022100.0107963
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Skip Butler02424100.0162759.3072
Ken Burrough70000042
Ronnie Coleman60000036
Billy Johnson40000024
Fred Willis30000018
Mack Alston1000006
Joe Dawkins1000006
Don Hardeman1000006
John Sawyer1000006
C.L. Whittington1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals25242596.0162759.30222
Opponents Totals31293193.5182962.12273
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler162759.31/14/47/103/81/4
Team Totals162759.31/14/47/103/81/4
Opponents Totals182962.11/17/86/93/91/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ronnie Coleman1716844.0392
Fred Willis1485423.7442
Don Hardeman321143.6211
Joe Dawkins31612.071
Dan Pastorini11454.1110
Ken Burrough3227.3120
Altie Taylor5112.280
John Hadl7111.680
Billy Johnson661.0100
Mel Baker122.020
Skip Butler100.000
Team Totals41614983.6446
Opponents Totals54020723.869t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Pastorini30916754.013217955.810.767t103.2103.224234156168.6
John Hadl1136053.1456345.610.669t76.287.11512351160.9
Ronnie Coleman100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals42322753.717724295.710.769t174.0194.539357207265.4
Opponents Totals34517350.116122596.513.181t174.9113.250344191574.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Burrough5193218.369t7
Billy Johnson4749510.540t4
Ronnie Coleman402476.2193
Fred Willis322558.0421
Mack Alston191749.2291
John Sawyer1820811.6531
Don Hardeman7253.6110
Earl Thomas4153.8140
Mel Baker33210.7140
Joe Dawkins3217.0140
Altie Taylor2157.580
Greg Stemrick11010.0100
Team Totals227242910.769t17
Opponents Totals173225913.181t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
C.L. Whittington510320.6500
Gregg Bingham2189.0150
Zeke Moore12828.0280
Mike Reinfeldt11919.0190
Robert Brazile188.080
Greg Stemrick100.000
Team Totals1117616.0500
Opponents Totals1919710.4390
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dan Pastorini70257136.7740412511198028.3
Skip Butler1137033.6390006330727.9
LeRoy Clark1033533.5470006227327.3
Mitch Hoopes722131.6381002619524.4
John Sawyer13232.032001-33535.0
Team Totals100352935.3741413659279027.9
Opponents Totals96371738.7781813504305331.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson38940310.6460
Ronnie Coleman729113.069t1
C.L. Whittington30103.370
Zeke Moore0100
Team Totals481250410.569t1
Opponents Totals601365911.0670
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Johnson2657922.3530
Altie Taylor1530220.1320
Al Johnson815018.8250
Don Hardeman717124.4400
Mel Baker11515.0150
Jim Beirne11212.0120
Team Totals58122921.2530
Opponents Totals53112521.2410
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mack Alston100000
Jim Beirne0010100
Elvin Bethea0002240
Gregg Bingham0001100
Robert Brazile0001100
Al Burton0001100
Ronnie Coleman820200
Curley Culp0002200
Elbert Drungo0020200
Ed Fisher0020200
John Hadl210100
Billy Johnson310100
Steve Kiner0001160
Carl Mauck1000-200
Dan Pastorini600000
Mike Reinfeldt0002200
Tim Rossovich0002200
Greg Sampson0010100
John Sawyer0010100
Greg Stemrick0001100
Ted Washington0001100
C.L. Whittington1022961
Fred Willis300000
Team Totals2514111627861
Opponents Totals33171514291
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