1976 Houston Oilers season

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1976 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Bum Phillips
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1975 1977 >

The 1976 Houston Oilers season was the 17th season overall and seventh with the National Football League (NFL). The team started the season 4–1 with their only loss coming by a single point to the eventual Super Bowl champion Oakland Raiders. However they would go on to win only one more game finishing the year 5–9 while failing to qualify for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1976 NFL draft
1976 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Mike Barber  Tight end Louisiana Tech
4 117 Steve Largent *   Wide receiver Tulsa
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–0
42,228
2 September 19, 1976 at Buffalo Bills W 13–3
61,364
3 September 26, 1976 Oakland Raiders L 14–13
42,338
4 October 3, 1976 at New Orleans Saints W 31–26
51,973
5 October 10, 1976 Denver Broncos W 17–3
45,928
6 October 17, 1976 at San Diego Chargers L 30–27
31,565
7 October 24, 1976 Cincinnati Bengals L 27–7
45,499
8 November 1, 1976 at Baltimore Colts L 38–14
60,020
9 November 7, 1976 Cleveland Browns L 21–7
39,828
10 November 14, 1976 at Cincinnati Bengals L 31–27
53,243
11 November 21, 1976 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 32–16
47,947
12 November 28, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 20–14
25,838
13 December 5, 1976 at Cleveland Browns L 13–10
56,025
14 December 11, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–0
44,743

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 10 4 0 .714 5–1 9–3 342 138
Cincinnati Bengals 10 4 0 .714 4–2 8–3 335 210
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 3–3 6–5 267 287
Houston Oilers 5 9 0 .357 0–6 3–9 222 273

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]