1987 Houston Oilers season

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1987 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Jerry Glanville
General manager Ladd Herzeg
Owner Bud Adams
Home field Astrodome
Results
Record 9–6
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 season Houston Oilers season was the team's 28th overall and the 18th in the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1987 NFL draft
1987 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Alonzo Highsmith  Running back Miami (FL)
1 20 Haywood Jeffires *  Wide receiver North Carolina State
2 46 Walter Johnson  Linebacker Louisiana Tech
3 64 Cody Carlson  Quarterback Baylor
4 105 Mark Dusbabek  Linebacker Minnesota
5 133 Spencer Tillman  Running back Oklahoma
6 147 Al Smith *  Linebacker Utah State
6 159 Toby Caston  Linebacker LSU
7 176 Robert Banks  Defensive end Notre Dame
8 202 Michel James  Wide receiver Washington State
9 231 Wes Neighbors  Center Alabama
10 258 Curtis Duncan *  Wide receiver Northwestern
11 287 John Davis  Offensive tackle Georgia Tech
12 314 Ira Valentine  Running back Texas A&M
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ladd Herzeg

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Miller McCalmon

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 Los Angeles Rams W 20–16
33,186
2 September 20, 1987 at Buffalo Bills L 34–30
56,534
September 27, 1987 Los Angeles Raiders canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at Denver Broncos W 40–10
38,494
4 October 11, 1987 at Cleveland Browns W 15–10
38,927
5 October 18, 1987 New England Patriots L 21–7
26,294
6 October 25, 1987 Atlanta Falcons W 37–33
29,062
7 November 1, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 31–29
52,700
8 November 8, 1987 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20
59,740
9 November 15, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–3
56,177
10 November 22, 1987 Cleveland Browns L 40–7
51,161
11 November 29, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts L 51–27
54,999
12 December 6, 1987 San Diego Chargers W 33–18
31,714
13 December 13, 1987 at New Orleans Saints L 24–10
68,257
14 December 20, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–16
38,683
15 December 27, 1987 Cincinnati Bengals W 21–17
49,775

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns(2) 10 5 0 .667 390 239 W3
Houston Oilers(4) 9 6 0 .600 345 349 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 7 0 .533 285 299 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 0 .267 285 370 L3

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Wild Card[edit]

Houston Oilers 23, Seattle Seahawks 20 (OT)
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 7 3 3 7 0 20
Oilers 3 10 7 0 3 23

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Oilers kicker Tony Zendejas won the game with a 42-yard field goal 8:05 into overtime. Although Houston outgained Seattle with 427 total offensive yards to 250, the game remained close until the very end.

AFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Denver Broncos 34, Houston Oilers 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 3 0 7 10
Broncos 14 10 3 7 34

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Awards and records[edit]

  • Keith Bostic, NFL Leader, Interceptions, (6) – Tied with two others for league lead

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]