1990 Houston Oilers season

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1990 Houston Oilers season
Head coachJack Pardee
General managerMike Holovak
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC Central
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 41–14

The 1990 Houston Oilers season was the 31st season and their 21st in the National Football League (NFL). The Oilers scored 405 points which ranked second in the AFC and second overall in the NFL. Their defense gave up 307 points. During the season, the Oilers appeared once on Monday Night Football and defeated the Buffalo Bills. On December 16, 1990, Warren Moon threw for 527 yards in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Moon was part of the Oilers "Run and shoot" era. The run and shoot offense also incorporated teammates Ernest Givens, Drew Hill, Haywood Jeffires and Curtis Duncan. The 1990 season saw the Oilers appear in the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season. They finished tied for first in the AFC Central with the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, as all 3 teams finished with identical 9-7 records. The Bengals would be awarded the division title by having a better division record than Houston or Pittsburgh. The Oilers would win the tiebreaker over the Steelers by having a better division record than them. The Oilers finished the season 9-7, and clinched a wild card spot. In the wild card game, they were embarrassed by the Bengals 41-14, ending Houston's season in a flash.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

1990 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Lamar Lathon *  Linebacker Houston
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1990 Houston Oilers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Richard Smith

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Roster[edit]

1990 Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 at Atlanta Falcons L 47–27
56,222
2 September 16, 1990 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–9
54,814
3 September 23, 1990 Indianapolis Colts W 24–10
50,093
4 September 30, 1990 at San Diego Chargers W 17–7
48,762
5 October 7, 1990 San Francisco 49ers L 24–21
59,931
6 October 14, 1990 Cincinnati Bengals W 48–17
53,501
7 October 21, 1990 New Orleans Saints W 23–10
57,908
8 October 28, 1990 New York Jets L 17–12
56,337
9 November 4, 1990 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–13
52,628
10 Bye
11 November 18, 1990 at Cleveland Browns W 35–23
76,726
12 November 26, 1990 Buffalo Bills W 27–24
60,130
13 December 2, 1990 at Seattle Seahawks L 13–10
57,592
14 December 9, 1990 Cleveland Browns W 58–14
54,469
15 December 16, 1990 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–10
61,756
16 December 23, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals L 40–20
60,044
17 December 30, 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–14
56,906

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
(6) Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 231 462 L2

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Wild Card[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals 41, Houston Oilers 14
1 2 34Total
Oilers 0 0 7714
Bengals 10 10 14741

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.

External links[edit]