1988 Houston Oilers season

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1988 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Jerry Glanville
General manager Ladd Herzeg
Owner Bud Adams
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 season was the Houston Oilers 29th season and their 19th in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise scored 424 points, which was second in the AFC and second overall in the NFL. The defense gave up 365 points. Their record of 10 wins and 6 losses resulted in a third place finish in the AFC Central Division. The Oilers appeared once on Monday Night Football and appeared in the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Warren Moon would be selected for the Pro Bowl.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1988 NFL draft
1988 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Lorenzo White  Running back Michigan State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 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 – Richard Smith

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–14
57,251
2 September 11, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders W 38–35
46,050
3 September 18, 1988 at New York Jets L 45–3
64,683
4 September 25, 1988 New England Patriots W 31–6
38,646
5 October 2, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles L 32–23
64,692
6 October 9, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 7–6
39,134
7 October 16, 1988 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–14
52,229
8 October 23, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 44–21
54,659
9 October 30, 1988 Washington Redskins W 41–17
48,781
10 November 7, 1988 Cleveland Browns W 24–17
51,467
11 November 13, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–24
60,446
12 November 20, 1988 Phoenix Cardinals W 38–20
43,843
13 November 24, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys W 25–17
50,845
14 December 4, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–34
47,791
15 December 11, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 41–6
50,269
16 December 18, 1988 at Cleveland Browns L 28–23
74,610

Season summary[edit]

Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 3 0 6
• Oilers 7 17 3 14 41

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Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Cincinnati Bengals(1) 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 448 329
Cleveland Browns(4) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 304 288
Houston Oilers(5) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 365 424
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 336 421

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 24, 1988 at Cleveland Browns W 24–23
74,977
Divisional January 1, 1989 at Buffalo Bills L 17–10
79,532

Awards and records[edit]

  • Warren Moon, Pro Bowl
  • Warren Moon, All-Pro selection

Milestones[edit]

  • Drew Hill, 3rd 1,000 Yard Receiving Season (1,141)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links[edit]