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Houston Oilers

1979 Houston Oilers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finished 2nd in the NFL's American Football Conference Central Division

Postseason: 2-1

Lost Conference Championship

Coach: Bum Phillips (11-5)

1979 Houston Oilers Statistics
1979 Houston Oilers Roster

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the NFL's American Football Conference Central Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-1. Bum Phillips coached the team.

Regular Season Points For: 362
Regular Season Points Against: 331

DateGameResHomeRoadRecord
September 2, 1979Houston Oilers 29 at Washington Redskins 27W0-0-01-0-01-0-0
September 9, 1979Houston Oilers 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 38L0-0-01-1-01-1-0
September 16, 1979Kansas City Chiefs 6 at Houston Oilers 20W1-0-01-1-02-1-0
September 23, 1979Houston Oilers 30 at Cincinnati Bengals 27W1-0-02-1-03-1-0OT
September 30, 1979Cleveland Browns 10 at Houston Oilers 31W2-0-02-1-04-1-0
October 7, 1979St. Louis Cardinals 24 at Houston Oilers 17L2-1-02-1-04-2-0
October 14, 1979Houston Oilers 28 at Baltimore Colts 16W2-1-03-1-05-2-0
October 21, 1979Houston Oilers 14 at Seattle Seahawks 34L2-1-03-2-05-3-0
October 28, 1979New York Jets 24 at Houston Oilers 27W3-1-03-2-06-3-0OT
November 5, 1979Houston Oilers 9 at Miami Dolphins 6W3-1-04-2-07-3-0
November 11, 1979Oakland Raiders 17 at Houston Oilers 31W4-1-04-2-08-3-0
November 18, 1979Cincinnati Bengals 21 at Houston Oilers 42W5-1-04-2-09-3-0
November 22, 1979Houston Oilers 30 at Dallas Cowboys 24W5-1-05-2-010-3-0
December 2, 1979Houston Oilers 7 at Cleveland Browns 14L5-1-05-3-010-4-0
December 10, 1979Pittsburgh Steelers 17 at Houston Oilers 20W6-1-05-3-011-4-0
December 16, 1979Philadelphia Eagles 26 at Houston Oilers 20L6-2-05-3-011-5-0
December 23, 1979Denver Broncos 7 at Houston Oilers 13W1-0-00-0-01-0-0 AFC Wild Card Playoff
December 29, 1979Houston Oilers 17 at San Diego Chargers 14W1-0-01-0-02-0-0 AFC Divisional Playoff
January 6, 1980Houston Oilers 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers 27L1-0-01-1-02-1-0 AFC Championship