Houston Oilers

    The Houston Oilers, which are the modern day Tennessee Titans, were an American football team based in Houston, Texas who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 through 1996.

    Football Almanac is pleased present a comprehensive Houston Oilers history which includes links to every Houston Oilers roster in history (every roster has every player who appeared in a game so this means every Houston Oilers player is just a click away as well), some Houston Oilers franchise facts, Houston Oilers regular season records, Houston Oilers Hall of Famers and other Houston Oilers historical facts.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: See Tennessee Titans team page for a comprehensive franchise history. This page ONLY contains data about the team while it was playing in Houston as the Oilers, and not during its franchise.

How did they become the Titans? Originally located in Houston, the team was known as the Oilers. After playing two seasons as the Tennessee Oilers, team owner Bud Adams formed an advisory committee to research names and a “Guess the Name” contest to gain additional feedback was also held. The committee selected Titans citing the desire to have a nickname that reflected “strength, leadership and other heroic qualities.” - Pro Football Hall of Fame (Franchise nicknames, Source)

Houston Oilers

Houston Oilers History by Football Almanac

Year Established:

1960

Home Town:

Houston, Texas

Year League Conference Team Rosters Wins Losses Ties Coach(es)
1996 NFL AFC Central 1996 Houston Oilers 8 8 0 Jeff Fisher
1995 NFL AFC Central 1995 Houston Oilers 7 9 0 Jeff Fisher
1994 NFL AFC Central 1994 Houston Oilers 1 5 0 Jeff Fisher
1994 NFL AFC Central 1994 Houston Oilers 1 9 0 Jack Pardee
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1993 NFL AFC Central 1993 Houston Oilers 12 4 0 Jack Pardee
1992 NFL AFC Central 1992 Houston Oilers 10 6 0 Jack Pardee
1991 NFL AFC Central 1991 Houston Oilers 11 5 0 Jack Pardee
1990 NFL AFC Central 1990 Houston Oilers 9 7 0 Jack Pardee
1989 NFL AFC Central 1989 Houston Oilers 9 7 0 Jerry Glanville
1988 NFL AFC Central 1988 Houston Oilers 10 6 0 Jerry Glanville
1987 NFL AFC Central 1987 Houston Oilers 9 6 0 Jerry Glanville
1986 NFL AFC Central 1986 Houston Oilers 5 11 0 Jerry Glanville
1985 NFL AFC Central 1985 Houston Oilers 5 11 0 Jerry Glanville
1985 NFL AFC Central 1985 Houston Oilers 5 9 0 Hugh Campbell
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1984 NFL AFC Central 1984 Houston Oilers 3 13 0 Hugh Campbell
1983 NFL AFC Central 1983 Houston Oilers 2 8 0 Chuck Studley
1983 NFL AFC Central 1983 Houston Oilers 0 6 0 Ed Biles
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1982 NFL AFC 1982 Houston Oilers 1 8 0 Ed Biles
1981 NFL AFC Central 1981 Houston Oilers 7 9 0 Ed Biles
1980 NFL AFC Central 1980 Houston Oilers 11 5 0 Bum Phillips
1979 NFL AFC Central 1979 Houston Oilers 11 5 0 Bum Phillips
1978 NFL AFC Central 1978 Houston Oilers 10 6 0 Bum Phillips
1977 NFL AFC Central 1977 Houston Oilers 8 6 0 Bum Phillips
1976 NFL AFC Central 1976 Houston Oilers 5 9 0 Bum Phillips
1975 NFL AFC Central 1975 Houston Oilers 10 4 0 Bum Phillips
1974 NFL AFC Central 1974 Houston Oilers 7 7 0 Sid Gillman
1973 NFL AFC Central 1973 Houston Oilers 1 8 0 Sid Gillman
1973 NFL AFC Central 1973 Houston Oilers 0 5 0 Bill Peterson
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1972 NFL AFC Central 1972 Houston Oilers 1 13 0 Bill Peterson
1971 NFL AFC Central 1971 Houston Oilers 4 9 1 Ed Hughes
1970 NFL AFC Central 1970 Houston Oilers 3 10 1 Wally Lemm
Year League Conference Team Rosters Wins Losses Ties Coach(es)
1969 AFL East 1969 Houston Oilers 6 6 2 Wally Lemm
1968 AFL East 1968 Houston Oilers 7 7 0 Wally Lemm
1967 AFL East 1967 Houston Oilers 9 4 1 Wally Lemm
1966 AFL East 1966 Houston Oilers 3 11 0 Wally Lemm
1965 AFL East 1965 Houston Oilers 4 10 0 Hugh Taylor
1964 AFL East 1964 Houston Oilers 4 10 0 Sammy Baugh
1963 AFL East 1963 Houston Oilers 6 8 0 Pop Ivy
1962 AFL East 1962 Houston Oilers 11 3 0 Pop Ivy
1961 AFL East 1961 Houston Oilers 9 0 0 Wally Lemm
1961 AFL East 1961 Houston Oilers 1 3 1 Lou Rymkus
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1960 AFL East 1960 Houston Oilers 10 4 0 Lou Rymkus
Houston Oilers History by Football Almanac


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