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1983 Houston Oilers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Studley (2-8)
Coach: Ed Biles (0-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1983 Houston Oilers Roster
1983 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Oilers netted 288 points, but the wobbly defensive unit allowed 460. Oliver Luck passed for 1,375 yards, and Gifford Nielsen spent time under center also. Tim Smith hauled in 83 passes for 1,176 yards.

Earl Campbell ran for a team-leading 1,301 yards for Houston.

Willie Tullis intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Jesse Baker topped the defensive unit with 5.5 sacks.

Chuck Studley and 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
Oliver Luck21712457.113756.383.7136.0661613863.4
Gifford Nielsen1759051.411256.452.984.6482216362.2
Archie Manning884450.07558.622.389.147118349.2
Steve Bryant11100.02424.01100.000.02400158.3
John James11100.
Totals48226053.932866.8163.3296.066 49384


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Earl Campbell32213014.042 12
Larry Moriarty653214.980 3
Donnie Craft551472.70
Oliver Luck17553.217 0
Herkie Walls5448.814 0
Gifford Nielsen8435.420 0
Stan Edwards16402.50
Tim Smith2168.00
Archie Manning2136.511 0
Dwayne Crutchfield372.30
Gary Allen155.00
Mike Renfro133.00
Chris Dressel133.00
John James100.00
Curtis Brown300.01
Totals50219984.080 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tim Smith83117614.247 6
Chris Dressel323169.935 4
Mike Renfro2331613.738 2
Earl Campbell1921611.466 0
Steve Bryant1621113.226 0
Mike McCloskey161378.620 1
Mike Holston1420514.643 0
Herkie Walls1227623.048 1
Walt Arnold1213711.437 1
Donnie Craft12998.214 0
Stan Edwards9798.820 1
Dave Casper77911.317 0
Larry Moriarty4328.012 0
Florian Kempf177.00
Totals260328612.666 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Florian Kempf343397.1211781.084


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
John James79313639.753

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Carl Roaches201598.023 0
Totals201598.023 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Brown3179525.693 1
Carl Roaches3464118.997 1
Herkie Walls911012.225 0
Chris Dressel44010.013 0
Larry Moriarty22512.516 0
Willie Tullis11616.016 0
Daryl Hunt11212.012 0
Mike McCloskey11111.011 0
Totals83165019.997 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Tullis56513.044 0
Bill Kay23115.527 0
Keith Bostic200.00
Mike Reinfeldt11919.019 0
Steve Brown11616.016 0
Gregg Bingham144.00
Robert Abraham100.00
Avon Riley100.00
Totals141359.644 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
Florian Kempf01733084
Earl Campbell12000072
Tim Smith0600036
Chris Dressel04000024
Larry Moriarty30000018
Mike Renfro0200012
Herkie Walls0100006
Curtis Brown10006
Mike McCloskey100006
Steve Brown100006
Carl Roaches010006
Stan Edwards010006
Walt Arnold10006