1974 Houston Oilers season

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1974 Houston Oilers season
Head coachSid Gillman
General managerSid Gillman
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1974 Houston Oilers season was the 15th season overall and fifth with the National Football League. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 1–13, winning seven games.[1] Despite the improvement, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

1974 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
4 79 Steve Manstedt  Linebacker Nebraska
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Roster[edit]

1974 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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 San Diego Chargers W 21–14
25,317
2 September 22, 1974 at Cleveland Browns L 20–7
55,242
3 September 29, 1974 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–7
28,538
4 October 6, 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–7
30,049
5 October 13, 1974 at Minnesota Vikings L 51–10
48,006
6 October 20, 1974 St. Louis Cardinals L 31–27
26,371
7 October 27, 1974 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–21
55,434
8 November 3, 1974 at New York Jets W 27–22
47,218
9 November 10, 1974 at Buffalo Bills W 21–9
79,144
10 November 17, 1974 Cincinnati Bengals W 20–3
44,054
11 November 24, 1974 Dallas Cowboys L 10–0
49,775
12 December 1, 1974 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 13–10
41,195
13 December 8, 1974 at Denver Broncos L 37–14
46,942
14 December 15, 1974 Cleveland Browns W 28–24
33,299

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 4–2 7–3–1 305 189 W2
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–4 236 282 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–6 283 259 L3
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 1–5 3–8 251 344 L2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "1974 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.