1978 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Bum Phillips (10-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1978 Houston Oilers Roster
The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
Houston scored 283 points, while the defense conceded 298. Earl Campbell ran for a team-leading 1,450 yards for the Oilers.
Dan Pastorini passed for 2,473 yards. Ken Burrough topped the receiving corps, hauling in 47 passes for 624 yards. Mike Barber was targeted regularly, too.
Willie Alexander snatched 5 errant tosses from the opposition.
Bum Phillips coached the team. The 1978 Houston Oilers lost in the Conference Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 283
Regular Season Points Against: 298
|September 3, 1978||Houston Oilers 14 at Atlanta Falcons 20||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|September 10, 1978||Houston Oilers 20 at Kansas City Chiefs 17||W||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0|
|September 17, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 19 at Houston Oilers 20||W||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|September 24, 1978||St. Louis Cardinals 10 at Houston Oilers 6||L||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0|
|October 1, 1978||Houston Oilers 16 at Cleveland Browns 13||W||1-1-0||2-1-0||3-2-0|
|October 8, 1978||Houston Oilers 17 at Oakland Raiders 21||L||1-1-0||2-2-0||3-3-0|
|October 15, 1978||Buffalo Bills 10 at Houston Oilers 17||W||2-1-0||2-2-0||4-3-0|
|October 23, 1978||Houston Oilers 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers 17||W||2-1-0||3-2-0||5-3-0|
|October 29, 1978||Houston Oilers 13 at Cincinnati Bengals 28||L||2-1-0||3-3-0||5-4-0|
|November 5, 1978||Cleveland Browns 10 at Houston Oilers 14||W||3-1-0||3-3-0||6-4-0|
|November 12, 1978||Houston Oilers 26 at New England Patriots 23||W||3-1-0||4-3-0||7-4-0|
|November 20, 1978||Miami Dolphins 30 at Houston Oilers 35||W||4-1-0||4-3-0||8-4-0|
|November 26, 1978||Cincinnati Bengals 10 at Houston Oilers 17||W||5-1-0||4-3-0||9-4-0|
|December 3, 1978||Pittsburgh Steelers 13 at Houston Oilers 3||L||5-2-0||4-3-0||9-5-0|
|December 10, 1978||Houston Oilers 17 at New Orleans Saints 12||W||5-2-0||5-3-0||10-5-0|
|December 17, 1978||San Diego Chargers 45 at Houston Oilers 24||L||5-3-0||5-3-0||10-6-0|
|December 24, 1978||Houston Oilers 17 at Miami Dolphins 9||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||AFC Wild Card Playoff|
|December 31, 1978||Houston Oilers 31 at New England Patriots 14||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||AFC Divisional Playoff|
|January 7, 1979||Houston Oilers 5 at Pittsburgh Steelers 34||L||0-0-0||2-1-0||2-1-0||AFC Championship|