1983 Houston Oilers season

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1983 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Ed Biles and Chuck Studley
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 Houston Oilers season was the 24th season overall and 14th with the league. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 1–8, winning two games,[1] but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The 460 points allowed by the team are the most given up by the team in franchise history.[2]

The week 13 game against Tampa Bay, in which both teams had 1–11 records, was nicknamed the "Repus Bowl". Steve Wulf wrote of the game, "Yes, this was the Small One, the battle of the beatens, the movable object meeting the resistible force. There were only tomorrows. When these two teams get together, nothing can happen. This game was for a marble."[3]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ladd Herzeg

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Vic Rapp

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bill Allerheiligen

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 Green Bay Packers L 41–38
44,073
2 September 11, 1983 at Los Angeles Raiders L 20–6
37,526
3 September 18, 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers L 40–28
44,150
4 September 25, 1983 at Buffalo Bills L 30–13
60,070
5 October 2, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–10
56,901
6 October 9, 1983 Denver Broncos L 26–14
44,209
7 October 16, 1983 at Minnesota Vikings L 34–14
58,910
8 October 23, 1983 Kansas City Chiefs L 13–10
39,462
9 October 30, 1983 at Cleveland Browns L 25–19
68,851
10 November 6, 1983 Cincinnati Bengals L 55–14
39,706
11 November 13, 1983 Detroit Lions W 27–17
40,660
12 November 20, 1983 at Cincinnati Bengals L 38–10
46,375
13 November 27, 1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 33–24
38,625
14 December 4, 1983 Miami Dolphins L 24–17
39,434
15 December 11, 1983 Cleveland Browns W 34–27
29,746
16 December 18, 1983 at Baltimore Colts L 20–10
20,418

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 355 303
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 356 342
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 4–2 4–8 346 302
Houston Oilers 2 14 0 .125 1–5 1–11 288 460

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1983 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ Patra, Kevin (December 25, 2012). "Tennessee Titans on pace to break shameful record". National Football League. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Austin (November 20, 2008). "Washington-Washington State playing for pride in Apple Cup". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 31, 2013.