1974 Houston Oilers season

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1974 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Sid Gillman
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 Houston Oilers season was the 15th season overall and fifth with the National Football League. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 1–13, winning seven games.[1] Despite the improvement, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1974 NFL draft
1974 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
4 79 Steve Manstedt  Linebacker Nebraska
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 San Diego Chargers W 21–14
25,317
2 September 22, 1974 at Cleveland Browns L 20–7
55,242
3 September 29, 1974 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–7
28,538
4 October 6, 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–7
30,049
5 October 13, 1974 at Minnesota Vikings L 51–10
48,006
6 October 20, 1974 at St. Louis Cardinals L 31–27
26,371
7 October 27, 1974 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–21
55,434
8 November 3, 1974 at New York Jets W 27–22
47,218
9 November 10, 1974 at Buffalo Bills W 21–9
79,144
10 November 17, 1974 Cincinnati Bengals W 20–3
44,054
11 November 24, 1974 Dallas Cowboys L 10–0
49,775
12 December 1, 1974 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 13–10
41,195
13 December 8, 1974 at Denver Broncos L 37–14
46,942
14 December 15, 1974 Cleveland Browns W 28–24
33,299

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 4–2 7–3–1 305 189
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–4 236 282
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–6 283 259
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 1–5 3–8 251 344

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "1974 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.