1984 Houston Oilers season

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1984 Houston Oilers season
Head coachHugh Campbell
General managerLadd Herzeg
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record3–13
Division place4th AFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1984 Houston Oilers season was the 25th season overall and 15th with the league. The team improved upon their previous season's output of 2–14, winning three games,[1] but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. With hopes of improving the offense the Oilers won the bidding war to sign CFL star Quarterback Warren Moon. However, with Earl Campbell in full decline, the Oilers decided to trade him to the Saints after a 1–5 start. The move would leave a gaping hole at running back, but it was the defense that was a greater weak spot as the Oilers finished with a 3–13 record, allowing 457 points on the season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL draft.

1984 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Dean Steinkuhler  Offensive tackle Nebraska
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Supplemental draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL supplemental draft.

1984 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Mike Rozier *  Running back Nebraska
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ladd Herzeg

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bill Allerheiligen

Roster[edit]

1984 Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 2 Los Angeles Raiders L 14–24 0–1 Astrodome Recap
2 September 9 Indianapolis Colts L 21–35 0–2 Astrodome Recap
3 September 16 at San Diego Chargers L 14–31 0–3 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
4 September 23 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–42 0–4 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Recap
5 September 30 New Orleans Saints L 10–27 0–5 Astrodome Recap
6 October 7 at Cincinnati Bengals L 3–13 0–6 Riverfront Stadium Recap
7 October 14 at Miami Dolphins L 10–28 0–7 Miami Orange Bowl Recap
8 October 21 San Francisco 49ers L 21–34 0–8 Astrodome Recap
9 October 28 Cincinnati Bengals L 13–31 0–9 Astrodome Recap
10 November 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–35 0–10 Three Rivers Stadium Recap
11 November 11 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–16 1–10 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
12 November 18 New York Jets W 20–31 2–10 Astrodome Recap
13 November 25 at Cleveland Browns L 10–27 2–11 Cleveland Stadium Recap
14 December 2 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–20 0–1 Astrodome Recap
15 December 9 at Los Angeles Rams L 16–27 3–12 Anaheim Stadium Recap
16 December 16 Cleveland Browns L 20–27 3–13 Astrodome Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 9 7 0 .563 3–3 6–6 387 310 W2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 5–1 6–6 339 339 W4
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 250 297 W1
Houston Oilers 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 240 437 L2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1984 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ a b "1984 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.