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1981 Houston Oilers (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Ed Biles
ReceiversAndy Bourgeois
Offensive LineRay Callahan
Defensive LineJoe Galat
Defensive BacksBob Gambold
Defensive CoordinatorDick Nolan
Running BacksElijah Pitts
LinebackersDick Selcer
Offensive CoordinatorJim Shofner
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/6/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles13-10WHouston, TXAstrodome45024
Sat8/15/1981ANew Orleans Saints7-27LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome67562
Sat8/22/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers17-27LTampa, FLTampa Stadium64734
Sat8/29/1981ADallas Cowboys20-28LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63799
Sun9/6/1981ALos Angeles Rams27-20WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium63198
Sun9/13/1981ACleveland Browns9-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium79483
Sun9/20/1981HMiami Dolphins10-16LHouston, TXAstrodome47379
Sun9/27/1981ANew York Jets17-33LNew York, NYShea Stadium50309
Sun10/4/1981HCincinnati Bengals17-10WHouston, TXAstrodome44350
Sun10/11/1981HSeattle Seahawks35-17WHouston, TXAstrodome42671
Sun10/18/1981ANew England Patriots10-38LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60474
Mon10/26/1981APittsburgh Steelers13-26LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium52732
Sun11/1/1981ACincinnati Bengals21-34LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium54736
Sun11/8/1981HOakland Raiders17-16WHouston, TXAstrodome45519
Sun11/15/1981AKansas City Chiefs10-23LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium73984
Sun11/22/1981HNew Orleans Saints24-27LHouston, TXAstrodome49581
Sun11/29/1981HAtlanta Falcons27-31LHouston, TXAstrodome40201
Thu12/3/1981HCleveland Browns17-13WHouston, TXAstrodome44502
Sun12/13/1981ASan Francisco 49ers6-28LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park55707
Sun12/20/1981HPittsburgh Steelers21-20WHouston, TXAstrodome41056
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
39Adger ArmstrongHB6-023024Texas A&M162
11Harold BaileyQB6-219724Oklahoma State110
75Jesse BakerRDE6-527124Jacksonville State162
86Mike BarberTE6-323528Louisiana Tech166
65Elvin BetheaRDE6-325535North Carolina A&T State1514
54Gregg BinghamRILB-LILB6-122730Purdue1616
52Robert BrazileROLB6-423828Jackson State1616
88Billy BrooksWR6-320228Oklahoma30
00Ken BurroughWR6-321533Texas Southern1616
34Earl CampbellFB5-1123826Texas1616
26Rob CarpenterHB6-122626Miami (Ohio)44
58David CarterC-LOG6-226028Western Kentucky1613
87Dave CasperTE6-423230Notre Dame1610
47Ronnie ColemanHB5-1019730Alabama A&M160
57John CorkerLB6-524023Oklahoma State110
66Greg DavidsonC6-225023North Texas160
69Andy DorrisLDE6-424830New Mexico State1515
78Nick EyreOT6-527422Brigham Young60
77Angelo FieldsLOT-ROT6-631924Michigan State140
60Ed FisherROG6-324932Arizona State1616
16Toni FritschK5-718836none160
74Leon GrayLOT6-326130Jackson State1616
36Carter HartwigLCB6-020325Southern California161
84Mike HolstonWR6-318423Hagerstown JC; Morgan State164
50Daryl HuntLILB6-324325Oklahoma1613
22Bill KayRCB-LCB6-119021Purdue162
71Ken KennardMG6-225227Angelo State1616
55Carl MauckC6-324234Southern Illinois144
14Gifford NielsenQB6-420527Brigham Young52
18Cliff ParsleyP6-121127Oklahoma State160
32Vernon PerrySS6-221128Jackson State1616
8John ReavesQB6-321031Florida52
37Mike ReinfeldtFS6-219228Wisconsin-Milwaukee1616
82Mike RenfroWR6-018626Texas Christian1212
53Avon RileyLILB6-324023Canyons JC; UCLA160
85Carl RoachesWR5-716328Texas A&M160
62John SchuhmacherLOG6-327526Southern California1615
90Daryle SkaugstadMG6-525824California160
83Tim SmithWR6-228024Nebraska41
12Ken StablerQB6-321036Alabama1312
27Greg StemrickRCB5-1117830Colorado State1615
67Mike StensrudLDE6-528025Iowa State161
56Art StringerRILB6-122327Ball State51
28Rich ThomaselliHB6-118524West Virginia Wesleyan120
51Ted ThompsonLILB6-121828Southern Methodist161
76Morris TownsROT6-426327Missouri1616
20Willie TullisSS6-019523Southern Mississippi; Troy160
59Ted WashingtonLOLB6-125033Mississippi Valley State1616
33J.C. WilsonLCB6-017725Tampa; Pittsburgh1614
45Tim WilsonHB6-323527Maryland169
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Holston379WRMorgan State
Nick Eyre4106TBrigham Young
Delbert Fowler5133LBWest Virginia
Bill Kay6159DBPurdue
Don Washington7193DBTexas A&M-Kingsvillefrom OAK
Willie Tullis8217WRTroy
Avon Riley9243LBUCLA
Larry Jones10270RBColorado State
Claude Mathews11297GAuburn
Bill Capece12324KFlorida State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals476655113
Opponents Totals739310584
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:56241103124146921232.593825
Opponents Totals32:043251381622510223543.4102838
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Toni Fritsch0323494.1152268.2077
Earl Campbell100000060
Dave Casper80000048
Ken Burrough70000042
Mike Holston20000012
Adger Armstrong1000006
Mike Barber1000006
Rob Carpenter1000006
Ronnie Coleman1000006
Mike Renfro1000006
Carl Roaches1000006
Willie Tullis1000006
Team Totals34323494.1152268.20281
Opponents Totals39383997.4274264.31355
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Toni Fritsch152268.20/03/44/47/131/1
Team Totals152268.20/03/44/47/131/1
Opponents Totals274264.34/44/58/1110/181/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Earl Campbell36113763.84310
Adger Armstrong311464.7180
Ronnie Coleman21914.3301
Rob Carpenter18744.1200
Tim Wilson13352.770
John Reaves6132.2130
Gifford Nielsen620.340
Ken Stabler10-3-0.340
Team Totals46617343.74311
Opponents Totals54924114.45616
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Stabler28516557.910219887.012.071t144.9186.329254173469.5
Gifford Nielsen936064.5307097.611.84455.433.286164892.1
John Reaves613150.8283796.212.251t23.323.332735267.6
Cliff Parsley22100.004321.521.53100.000.00043118.8
Team Totals44125858.516031197.112.171t214.8235.240342277774.4
Opponents Totals50229558.818935547.112.067t224.4183.633239331580.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Burrough4066816.771t7
Mike Renfro3945111.6431
Earl Campbell361564.3170
Dave Casper3357217.352t8
Adger Armstrong292789.6481
Mike Holston2742715.850t2
Ronnie Coleman1921111.1240
Mike Barber1319014.6351
Rob Carpenter13806.233t1
Tim Wilson5336.6110
Tim Smith23718.5250
Billy Brooks2168.0160
Team Totals258311912.171t21
Opponents Totals295355412.067t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Greg Stemrick39431.3380
Carter Hartwig37826.0380
Bill Kay24723.5300
Vernon Perry24623.0340
Gregg Bingham22010.0170
Mike Reinfeldt2189.0160
Robert Brazile273.570
Ted Washington11919.0190
J.C. Wilson111.010
Team Totals1833018.3380
Opponents Totals2328912.6490
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Cliff Parsley79313739.7620317360271734.4
Team Totals79313739.7620317360271734.4
Opponents Totals70293541.96511217325237033.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Roaches3942967.6400
Willie Tullis202914.5160
Team Totals4143257.9400
Opponents Totals47193607.7260
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Roaches28076927.596t1
Willie Tullis32077924.395t1
Tim Wilson304113.7230
Adger Armstrong303612.0180
Daryl Hunt30196.3110
J.C. Wilson202713.5140
Avon Riley105151.0510
Team Totals720172223.996t2
Opponents Totals59120120.4340
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Adger Armstrong200000
Jesse Baker0001100
Gregg Bingham0001100
Ken Burrough120200
Earl Campbell1020200
Rob Carpenter100000
David Carter0010100
Ronnie Coleman200000
Andy Dorris0001100
Carter Hartwig0001100
Ken Kennard0001100
Gifford Nielsen3101-150
Vernon Perry0001100
John Reaves2000-20
Mike Reinfeldt0002200
Mike Renfro2112120
Avon Riley0001160
John Schuhmacher0010100
Daryle Skaugstad0002200
Ken Stabler7202-130
Mike Stensrud0001100
J.C. Wilson100000
Tim Wilson200000
Team Totals3323101323-120
Opponents Totals2013621271
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