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1980 Houston Oilers (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Central Division 11-5-0 .688
Head Coach: Bum Phillips
Defensive CoordinatorEd Biles
Running BacksAndy Bourgeois
Offensive LineJoe Bugel
Defensive BacksBob Gambold
Receivers/QuarterbacksKing Hill
Defensive LineWade Phillips
Linebackers/Special TeamsJohn Paul Young
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/11/1980HTampa Bay Buccaneers7-21LHouston, TXAstrodome48827
Sun8/17/1980HNew Orleans Saints20-17WHouston, TXAstrodome43376
Sat8/23/1980ADallas Cowboys13-20LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63658
Thu8/28/1980HBuffalo Bills24-7WHouston, TXAstrodome45973
Sun9/7/1980APittsburgh Steelers17-31LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium54386
Mon9/15/1980ACleveland Browns16-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80243
Sun9/21/1980HBaltimore Colts21-16WHouston, TXAstrodome47878
Sun9/28/1980ACincinnati Bengals13-10WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium50413
Sun10/5/1980HSeattle Seahawks7-26LHouston, TXAstrodome46680
Sun10/12/1980AKansas City Chiefs20-21LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium75048
Sun10/19/1980HTampa Bay Buccaneers20-14WHouston, TXAstrodome48167
Sun10/26/1980HCincinnati Bengals23-3WHouston, TXAstrodome49189
Sun11/2/1980ADenver Broncos20-16WDenver, COMile High Stadium74717
Mon11/10/1980HNew England Patriots38-34WHouston, TXAstrodome51524
Sun11/16/1980AChicago Bears10-6WChicago, ILSoldier Field53390
Sun11/23/1980ANew York Jets28-31LOTNew York, NYShea Stadium52358
Sun11/30/1980HCleveland Browns14-17LHouston, TXAstrodome51514
Thu12/4/1980HPittsburgh Steelers6-0WHouston, TXAstrodome53960
Sun12/14/1980AGreen Bay Packers22-3WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field53201
Sun12/21/1980HMinnesota Vikings20-16WHouston, TXAstrodome51064
Sun12/28/1980AOakland Raiders7-27LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52762AFC Wild Card Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
39Adger ArmstrongFB6'023023Texas A&M160
75Jesse BakerrDE6'527123Jacksonville State164
86Mike BarberTE6'323527Louisiana Tech1616
65Elvin BetheaRDE6'325534North Carolina A&T State1412
54Gregg BinghamRILB6'122729Purdue1616
10Craig BradshawQB6'521523Louisiana Tech; Utah State20
52Robert BrazileROLB6'423827Jackson State1616
00Ken BurroughWR6'321532Texas Southern20
34Earl CampbellRB5'1123825Texas1515
26Rob CarpenterFB6'122625Miami (Ohio)151
58David CarterLOG6'226027Western Kentucky164
88Dave CasperTE6'423229Notre Dame109
88Rich CasterWR6'522832Jackson State161
42Boobie ClarkRB6'224531Bethune-Cookman60
47Ronnie ColemanRB5'1019729Alabama A&M140
57John CorkerROLB6'524022Oklahoma State160
78Curley CulpMG6'126534Arizona State105
66Greg DavidsonC6'225022North Texas140
79Charlie DavisMG6'227529Texas Christian10
69Andy DorrisLDE6'424829New Mexico State1616
77Angelo FieldsLOT6'631923Michigan State163
60Ed FisherROG6'324931Arizona State1616
16Toni FritschK5'718835none150
74Leon GrayLOT6'326129Jackson State1414
53Sammy GreenRILB6'223026Florida20
81Jeff GrothWR5'1017223Bowling Green State160
36Carter HartwigLCB-RCB6'020324Southern California150
70Conway HaymanROT6'325531Delaware53
53Thomas HendersonLB6'222027Langston70
50Daryl HuntLILB6'324324Oklahoma166
84Billy JohnsonWR5'917028Widener166
71Ken KennardMG6'225226Angelo State1611
5Chester MarcolK6'019031Hillsdale10
55Carl MauckC6'324233Southern Illinois1616
29Guido MerkensWR6'120025Sam Houston State30
14Gifford NielsenQB6'420526Brigham Young160
18Cliff ParsleyP6'121126Oklahoma State160
32Vernon PerrySS6'221127Jackson State1616
37Mike ReinfeldtFS6'219227Wisconsin-Milwaukee1616
82Mike RenfroWR6'018625Texas Christian1616
85Carl RoachesWR5'716327Texas A&M160
83Tim SmithWR6'228023Nebraska160
12Ken StablerQB6'321035Alabama1616
27Greg StemrickRCB5'1117829Colorado State1616
67Mike StensrudLDE6'528024Iowa State160
56Art StringerLILB6'122326Ball State88
28Jack TatumSS-FS5'1020332Ohio State160
51Ted ThompsonLOLB6'121827Southern Methodist153
76Morris TownsROG6'426326Missouri1612
59Ted WashingtonLOLB6'125032Mississippi Valley State1615
33J.C. WilsonLCB6'017724Tampa; Pittsburgh1616
45Tim WilsonFB6'323526Maryland1616
63Bob YoungLOG6'226938Texas; Texas State; Howard Payne1512
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Angelo Fields238TMichigan Statefrom KC
Daryle Skaugstad252DTCalifornia
Tim Smith379WR-PNebraska
Chris Combs4106TENew Mexico
John Corker5134LBOklahoma State
Craig Bradshaw7182QBUtah Statefrom OAK
Harold Bailey8217RBOklahoma State
Ed Harris9244RBBishop
Eddie Preston11301WRWestern Kentucky
Wiley Pitts12328WRTemple
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals2582801080
Opponents Totals638534663
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:16329155152229221143.6101838
Opponents Totals26:4425994147187621136.0101763
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Toni Fritsch0262796.3192479.2083
Earl Campbell130000078
Mike Barber50000030
Rob Carpenter30000018
Dave Casper30000018
Rich Caster30000018
Billy Johnson20000012
Tim Wilson20000012
Ronnie Coleman1000006
John Corker1000006
Mike Renfro1000006
Chester Marcol01333.311100.004
Ted Thompson044100.00004
Team Totals34313491.2202580.00295
Opponents Totals27262796.3212972.40251
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Toni Fritsch192479.21/17/97/84/60/0
Chester Marcol11100.00/01/10/00/00/0
Team Totals202580.01/18/107/84/60/0
Opponents Totals212972.40/012/125/73/71/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Earl Campbell37319345.255t13
Rob Carpenter973593.7463
Tim Wilson662573.9151
Ronnie Coleman14825.9271
Mike Renfro11212.0120
Dave Casper284.060
Boobie Clark133.030
Mike Barber111.010
Billy Johnson210.540
Gifford Nielsen100.000
Ken Stabler15-22-1.500
Team Totals57326354.655t18
Opponents Totals44418114.1588
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Stabler45729364.113632027.010.979t132.8286.127264293868.7
Earl Campbell2150.015728.557.057t150.000.00057135.4
Gifford Nielsen4250.02123.06.08t125.000.0001295.8
Team Totals46329663.913932717.111.179t153.2286.027264300770.4
Opponents Totals45424654.218230536.712.450t163.5265.734252280163.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Barber5971212.179t5
Rob Carpenter433468.0250
Mike Renfro3545913.1421
Dave Casper3452615.5433
Billy Johnson3134311.157t2
Tim Wilson301705.7131
Rich Caster2734112.668t3
Ronnie Coleman1616810.5270
Earl Campbell11474.3100
Ken Burrough49122.8540
Jeff Groth44711.8180
Tim Smith22110.5130
Team Totals296327111.179t15
Opponents Totals246305312.450t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Tatum710014.3350
Vernon Perry58517.0420
Mike Reinfeldt4369.0230
Greg Stemrick4256.3150
Robert Brazile23819.0330
J.C. Wilson22613.0260
Thomas Henderson133.030
Carter Hartwig100.000
Team Totals2631312.0420
Opponents Totals2842415.182t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Cliff Parsley67272740.7570819394217332.4
Team Totals67272740.7570819394217332.4
Opponents Totals78319340.9570715384266934.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Roaches4763848.2680
Jeff Groth1000.000
Gregg Bingham0200
Team Totals4883848.0680
Opponents Totals4093949.9500
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Roaches3774620.2460
Jeff Groth1221618.0270
Mike Barber11212.0120
Rob Carpenter177.070
Gregg Bingham100.000
Tim Smith100.000
Team Totals5398118.5460
Opponents Totals68126518.6630
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jesse Baker0001100
Mike Barber0010100
Elvin Bethea0001100
Gregg Bingham102290
Earl Campbell420200
Rob Carpenter410100
Dave Casper200000
Rich Caster100000
Ronnie Coleman100000
John Corker00011431
Andy Dorris0001100
Ed Fisher0001100
Jeff Groth201100
Conway Hayman0010110
Daryl Hunt0001100
Billy Johnson100000
Guido Merkens0010100
Gifford Nielsen1000-70
Carl Roaches630300
Tim Smith100000
Ken Stabler7202-160
Greg Stemrick00011-40
Jack Tatum00112-70
Ted Washington0001100
J.C. Wilson0001100
Tim Wilson200000
Bob Young0010100
Team Totals3320131326191
Opponents Totals2213819271
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