1975 Houston Oilers season
|1975 Houston Oilers season|
|Head coach||Bum Phillips|
|Division place||3rd AFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
In Bum Phillips first season as Coach the Oilers played competitive football posting their first winning season in seven years with a 10-4 record. However, all four losses were to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals who beat out the Oilers for the Division Title and Wild Card spot. It was a three-win improvement over their previous season, and the franchise's best record since 1962.
|1975 Houston Oilers draft|
|1||6||Robert Brazile *||Linebacker||Jackson State|
|Pro Bowl during careerMade roster Made at least one|
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.
|1||September 21, 1975||at New England Patriots||W 7–0||
|2||September 28, 1975||San Diego Chargers||W 33–17||
|3||October 5, 1975||Cincinnati Bengals||L 21–19||
|4||October 12, 1975||at Cleveland Browns||W 40–10||
|5||October 19, 1975||Washington Redskins||W 13–10||
|6||October 26, 1975||Detroit Lions||W 24–8||
|7||November 2, 1975||at Kansas City Chiefs||W 17–13||
|8||November 9, 1975||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 24–17||
|9||November 16, 1975||Miami Dolphins||W 20–19||
|10||November 24, 1975||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 32–9||
|11||November 30, 1975||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 23–19||
|12||December 7, 1975||at San Francisco 49ers||W 27–13||
|13||December 14, 1975||at Oakland Raiders||W 27–26||
|14||December 21, 1975||Cleveland Browns||W 21–10||
Houston Oilers roster
Rookies in italics
Awards and records
The Houston Oilers were the last NFL team to finally win a game against the NFC, since the AFL/NFL merge happened in 1970.
- "1975 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.