1975 Houston Oilers season

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The 1975 Houston Oilers season was the team's 16th year, and sixth in the National Football League.

Although Houston's 10–4 record did not allow them to make the playoffs in a strong AFC Central division, it was a three-win improvement over their previous season, and the franchise's best record since 1962.

1975 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Bum Phillips
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1974 1976 >

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1975 NFL draft
1975 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Robert Brazile *  Linebacker Jackson State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Regular season[edit]

The team achieved a winning record with ten wins and four losses, but finished only third in the division and missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at New England Patriots W 7–0
51,934
2 September 28, 1975 San Diego Chargers W 33–17
33,765
3 October 5, 1975 Cincinnati Bengals L 21–19
42,412
4 October 12, 1975 at Cleveland Browns W 40–10
46,531
5 October 19, 1975 Washington Redskins W 13–10
49,566
6 October 26, 1975 Detroit Lions W 24–8
46,904
7 November 2, 1975 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–13
62,989
8 November 9, 1975 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–17
49,460
9 November 16, 1975 Miami Dolphins W 20–19
48,892
10 November 24, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers L 32–9
49,947
11 November 30, 1975 at Cincinnati Bengals L 23–19
46,128
12 December 7, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–13
44,015
13 December 14, 1975 at Oakland Raiders W 27–26
50,719
14 December 21, 1975 Cleveland Browns W 21–10
43,770

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 373 162 L1
Cincinnati Bengals(4) 11 3 0 .786 3–3 8–3 340 246 W1
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 2–4 7–4 293 226 W3
Cleveland Browns 3 11 0 .214 1–5 2–8 218 372 L1

Roster[edit]

Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

The Houston Oilers were the last NFL team to finally win a game against the NFC, since the AFL/NFL merge happened in 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.