1976 Houston Oilers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-9
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Bum Phillips (5-9)
Location: Houston, Texas
1976 Houston Oilers Roster
1976 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1976 season with a record of 5 wins and 9 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Oilers scored 222 points, but the defensive unit surrendered 273. Dan Pastorini passed for 1,795 yards. Ken Burrough topped pass catchers, hauling in 51 passes for 932 yards. Ronnie Coleman and Billy Johnson contributed to the receiving game, too.

Ronnie Coleman ran for a team-leading 684 yards for Houston, while Fred Willis also contributed to the rushing attack.

C.L. Whittington snatched 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Bum Phillips coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dan Pastorini30916754.017955.8103.2103.2672423468.6
John Hadl1136053.16345.676.287.1691512360.9
Ronnie Coleman100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals42322753.724295.7174.0194.569 39357


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ronnie Coleman1716844.039 2
Fred Willis1485423.744 2
Don Hardeman321143.621 1
Joe Dawkins31612.01
Dan Pastorini11454.111 0
Ken Burrough3227.312 0
Altie Taylor5112.20
John Hadl7111.60
Billy Johnson661.010 0
Melvin Baker122.00
Skip Butler100.00
Totals41614983.644 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Burrough5193218.369 7
Billy Johnson4749510.540 4
Ronnie Coleman402476.219 3
Fred Willis322558.042 1
Mack Alston191749.229 1
John Sawyer1820811.653 1
Don Hardeman7253.611 0
Earl Thomas4153.814 0
Melvin Baker33210.714 0
Joe Dawkins3217.014 0
Altie Taylor2157.50
Greg Stemrick11010.010 0
Totals227242910.769 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Skip Butler2424100.0271659.372


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dan Pastorini70257136.774
Skip Butler1137033.639
Leroy Clark1033533.547
Mitch Hoopes722131.638
John Sawyer13232.032

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Johnson3840310.646 0
Ronnie Coleman79113.069 1
C.L. Whittington3103.30
Totals4850410.569 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Johnson2657922.353 0
Altie Taylor1530220.132 0
Don Hardeman717124.440 0
Al Johnson815018.825 0
Melvin Baker11515.015 0
Jim Beirne11212.012 0
Totals58122921.253 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
C.L. Whittington510320.650 0
Gregg Bingham2189.015 0
Zeke Moore12828.028 0
Mike Reinfeldt11919.019 0
Robert Brazile188.00
Greg Stemrick100.00
Totals1117616.050 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Skip Butler01624072
Ken Burrough0700042
Ronnie Coleman23100036
Billy Johnson040000024
Fred Willis2100018
John Sawyer10006
Don Hardeman1000006
Mack Alston10006
Joe Dawkins100006
C.L. Whittington0010006