1977 Houston Oilers season

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1977 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Bum Phillips
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 8–6
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 Houston Oilers season was the 18th season overall and eighth with the National Football League (NFL). The Oilers won three of their first four games, which was capped by a 27-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Astrodome. However, injuries would hamper the Oilers chances as they lost five of their next six games. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 5–9, winning eight games,[1] but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1977 NFL draft
1977 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Morris Towns  Offensive tackle Missouri
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 New York Jets W 20–0
39,488
2 September 25, 1977 at Green Bay Packers W 16–10
55,071
3 October 2, 1977 at Miami Dolphins L 27–7
49,619
4 October 9, 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–10
49,226
5 October 16, 1977 Cleveland Browns L 24–23
47,888
6 October 23, 1977 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–10
48,517
7 October 30, 1977 at Cincinnati Bengals L 13–10
53,194
8 November 6, 1977 Chicago Bears W 47–0
47,226
9 November 13, 1977 at Oakland Raiders L 34–29
53,667
10 November 20, 1977 at Seattle Seahawks W 22–10
61,519
11 November 27, 1977 Kansas City Chiefs W 34–20
42,934
12 December 4, 1977 Denver Broncos L 24–14
46,875
13 December 11, 1977 at Cleveland Browns W 19–15
30,898
14 December 18, 1977 Cincinnati Bengals W 21–16
46,212

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 9 5 0 .643 4–2 7–5 283 243 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 8 6 0 .571 3–3 6–6 238 235 L1
Houston Oilers 8 6 0 .571 3–3 6–6 299 230 W2
Cleveland Browns 6 8 0 .429 2–4 5–7 269 267 L4

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1977 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "1977 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]