1990 Houston Oilers season

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1990 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Jack Pardee
General manager Mike Holovak
Owner Bud Adams
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card
Timeline
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< 1989 1991 >

The 1990 season was the Houston Oilers 31st season and their 21st in the National Football League (NFL). The Oilers scored 405 points which ranked second in the AFC and second overall in the NFL. Their defense gave up 307 points. During the season, the Oilers appeared once on Monday Night Football and defeated the Buffalo Bills. On December 19, 1990, Warren Moon threw for 527 yards in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Moon was part of the Oilers "Run and shoot" era. The run and shoot offense also incorporated teammates Ernest Givens, Drew Hill, Haywood Jeffires and Curtis Duncan.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1990 Houston Oilers staff
Front office

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 9, 1990 at Atlanta Falcons L 47–27
56,222
2 September 16, 1990 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–9
54,814
3 September 23, 1990 Indianapolis Colts W 24–10
50,093
4 September 30, 1990 at San Diego Chargers W 17–7
48,762
5 October 7, 1990 San Francisco 49ers L 24–21
59,931
6 October 14, 1990 Cincinnati Bengals W 48–17
53,501
7 October 21, 1990 New Orleans Saints W 23–10
57,908
8 October 28, 1990 New York Jets L 17–12
56,337
9 November 4, 1990 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–13
52,628
10 Bye
11 November 18, 1990 at Cleveland Browns W 35–23
76,726
12 November 26, 1990 Buffalo Bills W 27–24
60,130
13 December 2, 1990 at Seattle Seahawks L 13–10
57,592
14 December 9, 1990 Cleveland Browns W 58–14
54,469
15 December 16, 1990 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–10
61,756
16 December 23, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals L 40–20
60,044
17 December 30, 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–14
56,906

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 228 462 L2

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Wild Card[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals 41, Houston Oilers 14
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 7 7 14
Bengals 10 10 14 7 41

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

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