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1983 Houston Oilers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 2-14-0 .125
Head Coach: Ed Biles (0-6); Chuck Studley (2-8)
Strength and ConditioningBill Allerheiligen
ReceiversAndy Bourgeois
Offensive CoordinatorKay Dalton
Offensive BacksKen Houston
Running BacksElijah Pitts
LinebackersDick Selcer
Defensive LineRalph Staub
Defensive CoordinatorChuck Studley
Offensive LineBill Walsh
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/4/1983HBaltimore Colts0-15LHouston, TXAstrodome52359
Sat8/13/1983HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-23LHouston, TXAstrodome41107
Sat8/20/1983ANew Orleans Saints13-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome60430
Sat8/27/1983ADallas Cowboys31-34LIrving, TXTexas Stadium54363
Sun9/4/1983HGreen Bay Packers38-41LOTHouston, TXAstrodome44073
Sun9/11/1983ALos Angeles Raiders6-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum37526
Sun9/18/1983HPittsburgh Steelers28-40LHouston, TXAstrodome44150
Sun9/25/1983ABuffalo Bills13-30LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium60070
Sun10/2/1983APittsburgh Steelers10-17LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56901
Sun10/9/1983HDenver Broncos14-26LHouston, TXAstrodome44209
Sun10/16/1983AMinnesota Vikings14-34LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58910
Sun10/23/1983HKansas City Chiefs10-13LOTHouston, TXAstrodome39462
Sun10/30/1983ACleveland Browns19-25LOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium66955
Sun11/6/1983HCincinnati Bengals14-55LHouston, TXAstrodome39706
Sun11/13/1983HDetroit Lions27-17WHouston, TXAstrodome40660
Sun11/20/1983ACincinnati Bengals10-38LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46375
Sun11/27/1983ATampa Bay Buccaneers24-33LTampa, FLTampa Stadium38625
Sun12/4/1983HMiami Dolphins17-24LHouston, TXAstrodome39434
Sun12/11/1983HCleveland Browns34-27WHouston, TXAstrodome29746
Sun12/18/1983ABaltimore Colts10-20LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium20418
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
56Robert AbrahamRILB6'123623North Carolina State1413
31Gary AllenRB5'1017923Hawaii10
87Walt ArnoldTE6'322525New Mexico131
75Jesse BakerRDE6'527126Jacksonville State1616
65Elvin BetheaDE6'325537North Carolina A&T State70
54Gregg BinghamLILB6'122732Purdue1616
25Keith BosticSS6'122522Michigan1612
52Robert BrazileROLB6'423830Jackson State1616
38Curtis BrownRB5'1020329Fort Scott CC; Missouri20
24Steve BrownLCB5'1118723Oregon1610
81Steve BryantWR6'219524Los Angeles Southwest JC; Purdue166
34Earl CampbellRB5'1123828Texas1414
58David CarterC6'226030Western Kentucky1616
87Dave CasperTE6'423232Notre Dame32
40Donnie CraftRB6'020924Louisville152
45Dwayne CrutchfieldRB6'023524Waldorf JC; Garden City CC; Iowa State20
88Chris DresselTE6'424222Stanford1614
35Stan EdwardsRB6'121423Michigan141
42Vagas FergusonRB6'021326Notre Dame10
78Jerome FosterLDE6'227023Ohio State161
77Doug FranceLOT6'526630Ohio State1313
90Bob HammLDE6'426324Nevada-Reno1612
36Carter HartwigSS6'020327Southern California1616
21Derrick HatchettCB5'1118425Texas10
23Greg HillCB6'119922Oklahoma State140
84Mike HolstonWR6'318425Hagerstown JC; Morgan State160
66Pat HowellOG6'525326Southern California70
50Daryl HuntRILB6'324327Oklahoma163
6John JamesP6'319934Florida160
57Tim JoinerLB6'423522Louisiana State150
22Bill KayCB6'119023Purdue166
4Florian KempfK5'917027Pennsylvania160
10Oliver LuckQB6'219623West Virginia76
8Archie ManningQB6'320534Mississippi33
74Bruce MatthewsROG6'530022Southern California1615
89Mike McCloskeyTE6'524622Penn State167
26Darryl MeadowsSS6'119822Toledo160
30Larry MoriartyRB6'124025Santa Barbara CC; Notre Dame167
63Mike MunchakLOG6'328223Penn State1616
14Gifford NielsenQB6'420529Brigham Young77
21Tate RandleFS6'020024Texas Tech20
37Mike ReinfeldtFS6'219230Wisconsin-Milwaukee44
82Mike RenfroWR6'018628Texas Christian97
53Avon RileyLOLB6'324025Canyons JC; UCLA1616
85Carl RoachesWR5'716330Texas A&M160
73Harvey SalemROT6'628622California1616
62John SchuhmacherROG6'327528Southern California11
83Tim SmithWR6'228026Nebraska1616
72Brian SochiaMG6'326922Northwestern Oklahoma State1210
69Al SteinfeldC-OG6'425625Long Island-Post80
67Mike StensrudMG6'528027Iowa State1616
68Les StuddardC6'426025Texas60
70Malcolm TaylorDE6'628023Tennessee State163
51Ted ThompsonLB6'121830Southern Methodist160
76Morris TownsOT6'426329Missouri143
20Willie TullisRCB6'019525Southern Mississippi; Troy1616
86Herkie WallsWR5'816022Texas163
64Ralph WilliamsOG6'327625Southern University10
33J.C. WilsonFS6'017727Tampa; Pittsburgh130
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bruce Matthews19TSouthern Californiafrom SEA
Harvey Salem230TCalifornia
Keith Bostic242DBMichiganfrom SEA
Tim Joiner358LBLouisiana State
Chris Dressel369TEStanfordfrom SEA
Steve Brown383DBOregonfrom MIA
Greg Hill486DBOklahoma State
Mike McCloskey488TEPenn Statefrom LARM
Larry Moriarty5114RBNotre Dame
Jerome Foster5139DTOhio Statefrom MIA
Steve Haworth6142DBOklahoma
Herkie Walls7170WRTexas
Robert Thompson8198LBMichigan
Kevin Potter9226DBMissouri
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals675767970
Opponents Totals1001578111012
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:40295120155208722339.091656.384784
Opponents Totals30:20332161150218520541.58988.9104825
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Florian Kempf0333497.1172181.0084
Earl Campbell120000072
Tim Smith60000036
Chris Dressel40000024
Larry Moriarty30000018
Mike Renfro20000012
Walt Arnold1000006
Curtis Brown1000006
Steve Brown1000006
Stan Edwards1000006
Mike McCloskey1000006
Carl Roaches1000006
Herkie Walls1000006
Team Totals34333497.1172181.00288
Opponents Totals54495392.5293680.60460
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Florian Kempf172181.01/14/47/84/61/2
Team Totals172181.01/14/47/84/61/2
Opponents Totals293680.62/26/79/1112/150/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Earl Campbell32213014.04212
Larry Moriarty653214.9803
Donnie Craft551472.780
Oliver Luck17553.2170
Herkie Walls5448.8140
Gifford Nielsen8435.4200
Stan Edwards16402.590
Tim Smith2168.090
Archie Manning2136.5110
Dwayne Crutchfield372.350
Gary Allen155.050
Chris Dressel133.030
Mike Renfro133.030
John James100.000
Curtis Brown300.01t1
Team Totals50219984.08016
Opponents Totals57627874.85223
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Oliver Luck21712457.18013756.311.16683.7136.016138123763.4
Gifford Nielsen1759051.47711256.412.54852.984.62216396262.2
Archie Manning884450.0367558.617.247t22.389.1118367249.2
Steve Bryant11100.002424.024.024t1100.000.00024158.3
John James11100.0077.07.0700.000.000795.8
Team Totals48226053.919332866.812.666163.3296.049384290261.4
Opponents Totals42425259.415830957.312.374t266.1143.331250284588.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tim Smith83117614.247t6
Chris Dressel323169.935t4
Mike Renfro2331613.738t2
Earl Campbell1921611.4660
Steve Bryant1621113.2260
Mike McCloskey161378.6201
Mike Holston1420514.6430
Herkie Walls1227623.0481
Walt Arnold1213711.4371
Donnie Craft12998.3140
Stan Edwards9798.8201
Dave Casper77911.3170
Larry Moriarty4328.0120
Florian Kempf177.070
Team Totals260328612.66616
Opponents Totals252309512.374t26
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Tullis56513.0440
Bill Kay23115.5270
Keith Bostic200.000
Mike Reinfeldt11919.0190
Steve Brown11616.0160
Gregg Bingham144.040
Robert Abraham100.000
Avon Riley100.000
Team Totals141359.6440
Opponents Totals2939213.571t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James79313639.7531812354262232.8
Team Totals80313639.2531812354262232.8
Opponents Totals65256739.56001319159214833.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Roaches2091598.0230
Team Totals2091598.0230
Opponents Totals47153547.5430
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Brown31079525.693t1
Carl Roaches34064118.997t1
Herkie Walls9011012.2250
Chris Dressel404010.0130
Larry Moriarty202512.5160
Willie Tullis101616.0160
Daryl Hunt101212.0120
Mike McCloskey101111.0110
Avon Riley002626L0
Team Totals830167620.297t2
Opponents Totals61128021.0550
SACKSNOYDS
Jesse Baker5.5
Malcolm Taylor4.5
Jerome Foster3.5
Bob Hamm3.0
Keith Bostic3.0
Brian Sochia2.5
Robert Brazile2.5
Mike Stensrud2.0
Ted Thompson1.0
Daryl Hunt1.0
Carter Hartwig1.0
Robert Abraham1.0
Avon Riley0.5
Team Totals31.0250.0
Opponents Totals49.0384.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gregg Bingham0002200
Robert Brazile0003300
Steve Brown200000
Earl Campbell400000
David Carter100000
Donnie Craft0010100
Doug France0010100
Carter Hartwig0002200
Mike Holston0001100
Oliver Luck510100
Archie Manning220200
Larry Moriarty101100
Gifford Nielsen610100
Mike Reinfeldt0002200
Mike Renfro100000
Avon Riley0003340
Carl Roaches310100
Tim Smith100000
Mike Stensrud0001100
Team Totals26197152240
Opponents Totals34151518333
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