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1996 Houston Oilers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
Offensive AssistantDick Coury
Defensive Assistant-Quality ControlAlan Lowry
Offensive Assistant-Quality ControlMike Munchak
Defensive LineRex Norris
Defensive BacksRod Perry
Special TeamsRuss Purnell
Offensive CoordinatorJerry Rhome
Defensive CoordinatorSteve Sidwell
Offensive LineWarren Simmons
Running BacksSherman Smith
Wide Receivers/Tight EndsLes Steckel
Strength and RehabilitationSteve Watterson
LinebackersGregg Williams
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/3/1996NNew York Jets31-13WJackson, MSMississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium45000
Sat8/10/1996HIndianapolis Colts16-12WHouston, TXAstrodome12851
Fri8/16/1996HDetroit Lions23-34LHouston, TXAstrodome
Sat8/24/1996NDallas Cowboys19-24LOrlando, FLFlorida Citrus Bowl Stadium44296
Sun9/1/1996HKansas City Chiefs19-20LHouston, TXAstrodome27725
Sun9/8/1996AJacksonville Jaguars34-27WJacksonville, FLMunicipal Stadium66468
Sun9/15/1996HBaltimore Ravens29-13WHouston, TXAstrodome20082
Sun9/29/1996APittsburgh Steelers16-30LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium58608
Sun10/6/1996ACincinnati Bengals30-27WOTCincinnati, OHCinergy Field44680
Sun10/13/1996AAtlanta Falcons23-13WAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome35401
Sun10/20/1996HPittsburgh Steelers23-13WHouston, TXAstrodome50337
Sun10/27/1996HSan Francisco 49ers9-10LHouston, TXAstrodome53664
Sun11/3/1996ASeattle Seahawks16-23LSeattle, WAKingdome36320
Sun11/10/1996ANew Orleans Saints31-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome34121
Sun11/17/1996HMiami Dolphins20-23LHouston, TXAstrodome47358
Sun11/24/1996HCarolina Panthers6-31LHouston, TXAstrodome20107
Sun12/1/1996ANew York Jets35-10WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium21731
Sun12/8/1996HJacksonville Jaguars17-23LHouston, TXAstrodome20196
Sun12/15/1996HCincinnati Bengals13-21LHouston, TXAstrodome15131
Sun12/22/1996ABaltimore Ravens24-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium52704
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
32Mike ArchieRB5'820424Penn State20
22Tomur BarnesCB5'1018526Cisco JC; North Texas50
56Micheal BarrowRLB6'224226Miami (Florida)1616
23Blaine BishopSS5'920226St. Joseph's (Indiana); Ball State1515
58Joe BowdenLLB5'1123426Oklahoma1616
94Kendrick BurtonDE6'528823Alabama42
12Chris ChandlerQB6'422531Washington1212
39Lee ColeCB5'1118822San Bernardino Valley JC; Arizona State30
78Anthony CookLDE6'329524South Carolina State1211
86Willie DavisWR6'018429Central Arkansas1614
3Al Del GrecoK5'1020034Auburn160
28Cris DishmanLCB6'019031Purdue1616
77Kevin DonnalleyROG6'530928Davidson; North Carolina1616
30Anthony DorsettCB5'1120123Pittsburgh80
75Irv EatmanROT6'729635UCLA1616
60Hicham El-MashtoubC6'230524Arizona10
91Josh EvansDT6'228424Alabama-Birmingham80
83Malcolm FloydWR6'019424Fresno State160
92Henry FordRDT6'329325Arkansas1514
27Eddie GeorgeRB6'323723Ohio State1616
21Mel GrayWR5'916635Coffeyville CC; Purdue140
93Mike HalapinDT6'529423Pittsburgh90
51Lemanski HallLB6'023526Alabama30
33Ronnie HarmonRB5'1119832Iowa166
72Brad HopkinsLOT6'330326Illinois1616
24Steve JacksonCB5'818527Purdue161
57Lenoy JonesLB6'123322Texas Christian110
50Terry KillensLB6'123422Penn State140
66Jason LaymanOT6'530923Tennessee160
29Darryll LewisRCB5'918728Arizona1616
88Rod LewisTE6'525425Arizona167
74Bruce MatthewsLOG6'530035Southern California1616
87James McKeehanTE6'324523Texas A&M140
9Steve McNairQB6'222823Alcorn State94
55John Henry MillsLB6'023127Wake Forest160
97Bryant MixDT-DE6'330124Northwest Mississippi CC; Alcorn State62
64Erik NorgardOG-C-TE6'128631Western Washington; Colorado130
16James RitcheyQB6'221823Stephen F. Austin State10
80Michael RoanTE-HBK-FB6'325024Wisconsin151
90James RobersonDE-DT6'327525Florida State155
31Marcus RobertsonFS5'1120427Iowa State1616
37Rafael RobinsonS5'1120027Wisconsin162
7Reggie RobyP6'225035Iowa160
69Jon RunyanOT6'732723Michigan100
85Derek RussellWR6'017927Arkansas165
81Chris SandersWR6'118824Ohio State1615
56Al SmithLB6'124532Cal Poly (Pomona); Utah State11
53Mark StepnoskiC6'226629Pittsburgh1616
26Rayna StewartS-CB5'1020023Northern Arizona150
20Rodney ThomasRB5'1021123Texas A&M160
96Gary WalkerLDT6'230523Hinds CC; Auburn1616
82Sheddrick WilsonWR6'221023Louisiana State110
52Barron WorthamMLB5'1124527Texas-El Paso1514
89Frank WycheckTE-FB-HBK6'325125Maryland1616
99Robert YoungRDE6'627327Mississippi State1513
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Eddie George114RBOhio Statefrom SEA
Bryant Mix238DEAlcorn State
Jason Layman248TTennesseefrom ATL/OAK
Terry Killens374LBPenn State
Kendrick Burton4107DEAlabama
Jon Runyan4109TMichiganfrom OAK
Rayna Stewart5143DBNorthern Arizona
Anthony Dorsett6177DBPittsburgh
Mike Archie7218RBPenn State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals1057967913
Opponents Totals6478481290
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:02287110157207920638.371163.691812
Opponents Totals27:5827178169247019935.241233.388672
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Al Del Greco03535100.000323884.20131
Eddie George8000000048
Willie Davis6000000036
Frank Wycheck6000000036
Chris Sanders4000000024
Ronnie Harmon3000000018
Steve McNair2000000012
Derek Russell2000000012
Malcolm Floyd100000006
Darryll Lewis100000006
Erik Norgard100000006
Rodney Thomas100000006
Steve Jackson000000012
(Team)000000012
Team Totals353535100.000323884.22345
Opponents Totals353232100.013253375.80319
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Al Del Greco323884.20/07/714/1610/121/3
Team Totals323884.20/07/714/1610/121/3
Opponents Totals253375.80/0-6/713/166/90/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Eddie George33513684.176867833
Steve McNair311695.524t218102
Rodney Thomas491513.124t19100
Ronnie Harmon291314.52519200
Chris Chandler281134.01606003
Willie Davis11515.01501000
Frank Wycheck231.5300000
Team Totals47519504.176121101238
Opponents Totals39713853.5265783012
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Chris Chandler32018457.512520996.611.463t165.0113.425153194611021379.7
Steve McNair1438861.55111978.413.683t64.242.894511524715590.6
Team Totals46327258.717632967.112.183t224.8153.234198309815736883.0
Opponents Totals52431259.520034676.611.186t244.6122.335242322516938885.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Frank Wycheck535119.629625402
Chris Sanders4888218.483t4361250
Ronnie Harmon4248811.643226910
Willie Davis3946411.949621411
Derek Russell3442112.429222400
Eddie George231827.917012000
Rodney Thomas131289.83304100
Malcolm Floyd1014514.563t15210
Rod Lewis7507.11803000
Sheddrick Wilson22412.01402000
Erik Norgard111.01t11000
Team Totals272329612.183t221573683
Opponents Totals312346711.186t241693884
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Darryll Lewis510320.6531
Marcus Robertson44411.0270
Cris Dishman177.070
Blaine Bishop166.060
Rafael Robinson122.020
Team Totals1216213.5531
Opponents Totals1522214.842t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Reggie Roby67297344.468172596251258238.0
Team Totals68297343.768172596251258238.0
Opponents Totals75307341.0620816279263435.1
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Mel Gray22152059.3400312
Malcolm Floyd737410.6320101
Team Totals29182799.6400413
Opponents Totals31142518.1460
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Al Del Greco82505861.702781675020
Team Totals82505861.702781675020
Opponents Totals6614210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Mel Gray500122424.58803232
Rodney Thomas508016.0350200
Ronnie Harmon406917.3200100
Mike Archie202412.0130000
James McKeehan2063.060000
Frank Wycheck2052.550000
Michael Roan101313.0130000
Team Totals660142121.58803532
Opponents Totals78167521.5470
SACKSNOYDS
Anthony Cook7.5
Micheal Barrow6.0
Gary Walker5.5
Robert Young4.0
Joe Bowden3.0
James Roberson3.0
Steve Jackson2.0
Barron Wortham2.0
Henry Ford1.0
Bryant Mix1.0
Team Totals35.0242.0
Opponents Totals34.0198.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Micheal Barrow0001100
Kendrick Burton0001190
Chris Chandler8303-40
Willie Davis100000
Cris Dishman0002200
Irv Eatman0010100
Malcolm Floyd100000
Eddie George310100
Mel Gray400000
Brad Hopkins0010100
Steve Jackson0001100
Lenoy Jones0001100
Steve McNair740400
John Henry Mills0002200
James Roberson0001140
Marcus Robertson0001150
Rafael Robinson0001100
Gary Walker0001100
Barron Wortham0002200
Frank Wycheck200000
Team Totals2616101424140
Opponents Totals29141415292
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