1983 Houston Oilers season
|1983 Houston Oilers season|
|Head coach||Ed Biles
Chuck Studley (interim)
|Division place||4th AFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1983 Houston Oilers season was the 24th season overall and 14th with the National Football League (NFL). The team improved upon their previous season's output of 1–8, winning two games, but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The 460 points allowed by the team are the most given up by the team in franchise history.
The week 13 game against Tampa Bay, in which both teams had 1–11 records, was nicknamed the "Repus Bowl". Steve Wulf wrote of the game, "Yes, this was the Small One, the battle of the beatens, the movable object meeting the resistible force. There were only tomorrows. When these two teams get together, nothing can happen. This game was for a marble." Tampa Bay won the game 33-24.
|1983 Houston Oilers draft|
|1||9||Bruce Matthews * †||Guard||USC|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
|1983 Houston Oilers staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1||September 4, 1983||Green Bay Packers||L 41–38||
|2||September 11, 1983||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 20–6||
|3||September 18, 1983||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 40–28||
|4||September 25, 1983||at Buffalo Bills||L 30–13||
|5||October 2, 1983||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 17–10||
|6||October 9, 1983||Denver Broncos||L 26–14||
|7||October 16, 1983||at Minnesota Vikings||L 34–14||
|8||October 23, 1983||Kansas City Chiefs||L 13–10||
|9||October 30, 1983||at Cleveland Browns||L 25–19||
|10||November 6, 1983||Cincinnati Bengals||L 55–14||
|11||November 13, 1983||Detroit Lions||W 27–17||
|12||November 20, 1983||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 38–10||
|13||November 27, 1983||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 33–24||
|14||December 4, 1983||Miami Dolphins||L 24–17||
|15||December 11, 1983||Cleveland Browns||W 34–27||
|16||December 18, 1983||at Baltimore Colts||L 20–10||
- 1983 Houston Oilers
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