1978 Houston Oilers Statistics

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 Roster
1978 Houston Oilers Results

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 provided receiving help, 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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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dan Pastorini36819954.124736.7164.3174.6801512370.4
Ken Burrough100.
Gifford Nielsen4250.
Totals37320153.924736.6164.3174.680 17135


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Earl Campbell30214504.881 13
Tim Wilson1264313.424 0
Rob Carpenter823484.220 5
Ronnie Coleman611883.116 1
Rich Caster5326.411 0
Mike Barber2147.013 0
Dan Pastorini18110.611 0
Mike Renfro199.00
Robert Woods242.00
Brian Duncan100.00
Ken Burrough3-11-3.70
Totals60324764.181 19


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Burrough4762413.344 2
Mike Barber3251316.072 3
Mike Renfro2633913.058 2
Rich Caster2031615.847 5
Ronnie Coleman1924612.933 1
Rob Carpenter171508.837 0
Tim Wilson15916.114 1
Earl Campbell12484.020 0
Robert Woods69616.080 2
Conrad Rucker23819.022 0
Brian Duncan200.00
Billy Johnson11010.010 0
Guido Merkens166.00
Greg Sampson1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals201247312.380 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Toni Fritsch323196.9181477.873


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Cliff Parsley91353938.959

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ronnie Coleman161428.932 0
Guido Merkens1313210.242 0
Robert Woods9829.114 0
Billy Johnson8607.520 0
Totals464169.042 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnnie Dirden3278024.460 0
Larry Poole410726.831 0
Anthony Davis49824.531 0
Billy Johnson47318.222 0
Robert Turner46917.223 0
Robert Woods35919.724 0
Ronnie Coleman24020.023 0
Brian Duncan23819.021 0
Tim Wilson22914.516 0
Rob Carpenter11111.011 0
Totals58130422.560 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Alexander55110.229 0
Greg Stemrick36521.738 0
J.C. Wilson2105.010 0
Robert Brazile13030.030 0
Art Stringer12020.020 0
Bill Currier188.00
C.L. Whittington166.00
Kurt Knoff166.00
Steve Kiner133.00
Mike Reinfeldt100.00
Totals1719911.738 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
Earl Campbell13000078
Toni Fritsch1431073
Rich Caster0500030
Rob Carpenter50000030
Mike Barber0300018
Ken Burrough0200012
Robert Woods020000012
Mike Renfro0200012
Ronnie Coleman110000012
Tim Wilson0100006