1975 Houston Oilers season
|1975 Houston Oilers season|
|Head coach||Bum Phillips|
|General manager||Bum Phillips|
|Home field||Houston Astrodome|
|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. All four losses were to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals who beat out the Oilers for the Division Title and Wild Card spot. During week 13, the Oilers defeated the Oakland Raiders who went on to post an 11-3 record and to advance all the way to the AFC Championship game. During the season, the Oilers also defeated Washington and Miami, both of whom had a winning record.
|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.