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1974 Houston Oilers: 7-7-0
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Home record: 3-4-0 (110 points scored, 112 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (126 points scored, 170 allowed) Head Coach: Sid Gillman 236 points scored (17th of 26 teams), 282 points allowed (18th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 203 363 1,977 (20) 4.99 12 19 421 1,361 (26) 3.2 16 3,338 (24) 33 Defense: 231 405 2,375 (20) 5.34 19 21 474 2,050 (19) 4.3 15 4,425 (22) 36


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 00 Ken Burrough WR 11 6'4 210 26 5 Texas Southern 2 Skip Butler K 14 6'2 200 27 4 Texas-Arlington 4 David Beverly P 14 6'2 180 24 1 Auburn 7 Dan Pastorini QB 11 6'3 205 25 4 Santa Clara 10 Lynn Dickey QB 14 6'4 210 25 3 Kansas State 12 George Amundson RB 14 6'3 215 23 2 Iowa State 15 Al Johnson DB 14 6'0 200 24 3 Cincinnati 19 Willie Alexander DB 14 6'2 190 25 4 Alcorn State 22 Zeke Moore DB 14 6'2 196 30 8 Lincoln (Mo.) 23 Vic Washington RB 12 5'10 196 28 4 Wyoming 24 Mike Montgomery WR 5 6'2 210 25 4 Kansas State 25 John Charles DB 1 6'1 200 30 8 Purdue 29 Leonard Fairley DB 2 5'11 200 23 R Alcorn State 32 Billy Parks WR 14 6'1 190 26 4 Long Beach State 34 Willie Rodgers RB 14 6'0 210 25 2 Kentucky State 36 Bob Gresham RB 14 5'11 195 26 4 West Virginia 37 Jeff Severson DB 14 6'1 185 25 3 Long Beach State 38 C.L. Whittington DB 14 6'1 200 22 R Prairie View A&M 41 Terry Wells RB 6 5'11 195 23 R Southern Mississippi 42 Tommy Maxwell DB 13 6'2 195 27 6 Texas A&M 44 Fred Willis RB 10 6'0 205 26 4 Boston College 46 Jeff Queen TE 11 6'1 217 28 6 Morgan State 47 Ronnie Coleman RB 13 5'10 195 23 R Alabama A&M 48 Bob Atkins DB 14 6'3 210 28 7 Grambling 50 Steve Kiner LB 14 6'0 220 27 4 Tennessee 52 Duane Benson LB 13 6'2 215 29 8 Hamline 53 Fred Hoaglin C 14 6'4 250 30 9 Pittsburgh 54 Gregg Bingham LB 14 6'1 230 23 2 Purdue 55 Ralph Cindrich LB 6 6'1 230 25 3 Pittsburgh 56 Guy Roberts LB 14 6'1 217 24 3 Maryland 58 Marvin Davis LB 13 6'4 235 22 R Southern 59 Ted Washington LB 14 6'1 240 26 2 Mississippi Valley State 61 Harris Jones OG 11 6'4 245 29 3 Johnson C. Smith 63 Ronnie Carroll OG 14 6'2 265 25 1 Sam Houston State 64 Ron Saul OG 14 6'2 255 26 5 Michigan State 65 Elvin Bethea DE 14 6'3 255 28 7 North Carolina A&T 68 Brian Goodman OG 14 6'2 250 24 2 UCLA 69 Solomon Freelon OG 14 6'2 250 23 3 Grambling 70 Ed Fisher DE 11 6'3 245 25 1 Arizona State 71 Bubba McCollum DT 11 6'0 250 22 R Kentucky 72 Kevin Hunt OT 13 6'5 260 25 3 Doane 73 Greg Sampson OT 14 6'6 260 24 3 Stanford 75 Elbert Drungo OT 13 6'5 265 31 5 Tennessee State 76 Al Cowlings DT 14 6'5 245 27 5 Southern California 77 Sid Smith OT 11 6'4 260 26 4 Southern California 78 Curley Culp DT 8 6'1 165 28 7 Arizona State 79 Jim White DE 12 6'3 255 26 2 Colorado State 82 Mack Alston TE 13 6'2 230 27 5 Maryland Eastern Shore 83 Jerry Broadnax TE 8 6'2 225 23 R Southern 84 Billy Johnson WR 14 5'9 170 22 R Widener 85 Tody Smith DE 14 6'5 250 25 4 Southern California
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Dan Pastorini 247 140 56.7 1,571 6.36 11.2 10 4.0 10 4.0 23 225 72.4 Lynn Dickey 113 63 55.8 704 6.23 11.2 2 1.8 8 7.1 10 73 50.9 Ronnie Coleman 2 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6 George Amundson 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Ken Burrough           36    492   13.7    2
Billy Johnson          29    388   13.4    2
Fred Willis            25    130    5.2    1
Willie Rodgers         24    153    6.4    0
Billy Parks            20    330   16.5    1
George Amundson        18    152    8.4    1
Mack Alston            17    249   14.6    3
Vic Washington         13     92    7.1    0
Mike Montgomery         9    179   19.9    1
Ronnie Coleman          4      9    2.2    0
Jerry Broadnax          3     69   23.0    0
Bob Gresham             3     19    6.3    0
Terry Wells             1      9    9.0    0
Jeff Queen              1      4    4.0    1
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Willie Rodgers        122    413    3.4    5
Vic Washington         74    281    3.8    2
Fred Willis            74    239    3.2    3
Ronnie Coleman         52    193    3.7    1
George Amundson        59    138    2.3    4
Billy Johnson           5     82   16.4    1
Jeff Queen              2      7    3.5    0
Lynn Dickey             3      7    2.3    0
Bob Gresham             3      6    2.0    0
David Beverly           1      4    4.0    0
Ken Burrough            1      0    0.0    0
Mack Alston             1     -3   -3.0    0
Dan Pastorini          24     -6   -0.2    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Billy Johnson          29    785   27.1    0
Bob Gresham             9    180   20.0    0
Vic Washington          7    177   25.3    0
Jeff Severson           6    108   18.0    0
Ronnie Coleman          3     91   30.3    0
C.L. Whittington        3     37   12.3    0
George Amundson         2     17    8.5    0
Al Johnson              1     14   14.0    0
Ron Saul                1     10   10.0    0
Harris Jones            1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Billy Johnson          30    409   13.6    3    0
Jeff Severson          11     86    7.8    2    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net David Beverly 79 3,100 39.2 0 0 0 0 0 39.2 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Skip Butler 0/0 4/7 2/4 3/7 0/1 9/19 29/29 56 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Willie Alexander 2 56 0 Bob Atkins 6 85 0 Duane Benson 2 0 0 Gregg Bingham 4 36 0 Steve Kiner 1 34 0 Tommy Maxwell 2 30 0 Zeke Moore 2 38 1 Jeff Severson 1 0 0 Tody Smith 1 34 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 4 79 LB Steve Manstedt Nebraska 6 154 OG Booker Brown 17 USC [pick acquired from LA] 7 157 DB Leonard Fairley 2 Alcorn State 8 183 DB Mike McCoy Western Kentucky 11 261 C Steve Taylor Auburn 12 287 LB Ricky Browne Florida 13 313 OG Dan Dixon Boise State 15 365 WR Billy Johnson 143 Widener 16 391 RB Matthew Williams N.E. Louisiana 17 417 OT Bill Hedge N.E. Missouri State

Traded draft picks: #1 to DAL (Ed 'Too Tall' Jones), #2 to BUF (Doug Allen), #3 to DAL (Danny White), #5 to SD via WAS (John Teerlinck), #6 to KC via NO (Jim Washington), #9 to NE (Ed McCartney), #10 to NO (Frosty Anderson), #14 to BUF (Phil Lamm)


Transactions:
01-30-1974traded Houston's #9 pick in the 1974 draft to Patriots for Steve Kiner
04-24-1974Saints claimed Bronco Keser on waivers
06-1974sent Houston's #5 pick in the 1975 draft and #4 pick in the 1976 draft to Raiders as compensation for free agent Tommy Maxwell
06-01-1974signed Tommy Maxwell from Raiders as a free agent
07-03-1974traded Houston's #3 pick in the 1975 draft to Falcons for Duane Benson
07-05-1974traded Houston's #4 pick in the 1975 draft to Cowboys for Mike Montgomery
08-07-1974traded Houston's #10 pick in the 1975 draft to Colts for Fred Hoaglin
08-15-1974traded Houston's #1 pick in the 1976 draft and #3 pick in the 1977 draft to 49ers for Vic Washington
08-16-1974Bears claimed Al Jenkins on waivers
08-16-1974Bears claimed Levert Carr on waivers
08-16-1974traded Bill Thomas to Chiefs for Kansas City's #7 pick in the 1975 draft
08-16-1974traded Edd Hargett to Lions for a #15 pick in the 1975 draft
08-17-1974Lions claimed Larry Carwell on waivers
09-04-1974Eagles claimed Ralph Miller on waivers
09-12-1974traded Ron Mayo to Colts for Houston's #10 pick in the 1975 draft
10-22-1974traded John Matuszak and Houston's #3 pick in the 1976 draft to Chiefs for Curley Culp and Kansas City's #1 pick in the 1975 draft


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs San Diego Chargers      W 21-14     1-0-0
09/22/74    at Cleveland Browns        L 7-20      1-1-0
09/29/74    vs Kansas City Chiefs      L 7-17      1-2-0
10/06/74    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     L 7-13      1-3-0
10/13/74    at Minnesota Vikings       L 10-51     1-4-0
10/20/74    vs St. Louis Cardinals     L 27-31     1-5-0
10/27/74    at Cincinnati Bengals      W 34-21     2-5-0
11/03/74    at New York Jets           W 27-22     3-5-0
11/10/74    at Buffalo Bills           W 21-9      4-5-0
11/17/74    vs Cincinnati Bengals      W 20-3      5-5-0
11/24/74    vs Dallas Cowboys          L 0-10      5-6-0
12/01/74    at Pittsburgh Steelers     W 13-10     6-6-0
12/08/74    at Denver Broncos          L 14-37     6-7-0
12/15/74    vs Cleveland Browns        W 28-24     7-7-0

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