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]

"Bum" Phillips replaced Sid Gillman as head coach and general manager.

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
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
Pittsburgh Steelers(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 373 162
Cincinnati Bengals(4) 11 3 0 .786 3–3 8–3 340 246
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 2–4 7–4 293 226
Cleveland Browns 3 11 0 .214 1–5 2–8 218 372

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]