1981 Houston Oilers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Ed Biles (7-9)
Location: Houston, Texas
1981 Houston Oilers Roster
1981 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Houston scored 281 points, while the defensive squad yielded 355. Ken Stabler threw for 1,988 yards. Ken Burrough topped all receivers, hauling in 40 passes for 668 yards. Dave Casper and Mike Renfro were targeted regularly also.

Earl Campbell ran for a team-leading 1,376 yards for the Oilers.

Greg Stemrick and Carter Hartwig each picked off 3 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ed Biles coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Stabler28516557.919887.0144.9186.3712925469.5
Gifford Nielsen936064.57097.655.433.24486192.1
John Reaves613150.83796.223.323.35132767.6
Cliff Parsley22100.04321.500.000.03100118.8
Totals44125858.531197.1214.8235.271 40342


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Earl Campbell36113763.843 10
Adger Armstrong311464.718 0
Ronnie Coleman21914.330 1
Rob Carpenter18744.120 0
Tim Wilson13352.70
John Reaves6132.213 0
Gifford Nielsen620.30
Ken Stabler10-3-0.30
Totals46617343.743 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Burrough4066816.771 7
Mike Renfro3945111.643 1
Earl Campbell361564.317 0
Dave Casper3357217.352 8
Adger Armstrong292789.648 1
Mike Holston2742715.850 2
Ronnie Coleman1921111.124 0
Mike Barber1319014.635 1
Rob Carpenter13806.233 1
Tim Wilson5336.611 0
Tim Smith23718.525 0
Billy Brooks2168.016 0
Totals258311912.171 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Toni Fritsch343294.1221568.277


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Cliff Parsley79313739.762

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Carl Roaches392967.640 0
Willie Tullis22914.516 0
Totals413257.940 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Tullis3277924.395 1
Carl Roaches2876927.596 1
Avon Riley15151.051 0
Tim Wilson34113.723 0
Adger Armstrong33612.018 0
J.C. Wilson22713.514 0
Daryl Hunt3196.311 0
Totals72172223.996 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Greg Stemrick39431.338 0
Carter Hartwig37826.036 0
Bill Kay24723.530 0
Vernon Perry24623.034 0
Gregg Bingham22010.017 0
Mike Reinfeldt2189.016 0
Robert Brazile273.50
Ted Washington11919.019 0
J.C. Wilson111.00
Totals1833018.338 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
Toni Fritsch1532077
Earl Campbell10000060
Dave Casper800048
Ken Burrough700042
Mike Holston200012
Mike Barber10006
Mike Renfro10006
Carl Roaches010006
Rob Carpenter010006
Adger Armstrong0100006
Willie Tullis010006
Ronnie Coleman100006