1978 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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