1978 Houston Oilers

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1978 Houston Oilers

What was the record of the 1978 Houston Oilers?

The Houston Oilers finished the regular season with a 10-6 record. They went 5-3 at home and 5-3 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Oilers went 12-7. Their final game was a loss in the Conference Championship to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What division did the 1978 Houston Oilers play in?

The 1978 Houston Oilers played in the Central Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 Houston Oilers?

During the regular season, the 1978 Houston Oilers went 4-2 against their AFC Central opponents.

What was the 1978 Houston Oilers record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Cleveland Browns 2-0 100% +7
Pittsburgh Steelers 1-1 50% -3
Cincinnati Bengals 1-1 50% -8

What was the 1978 Houston Oilers record by month?

The 1978 Houston Oilers had their best month in November, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was December, when they went 1-2 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-2 50% -6
October 3-2 60% -2
November 4-0 100% +19
December 1-2 33.3% -26

Did the 1978 Houston Oilers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Oilers made the Playoffs in 1978. They won their first game against the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. They eventually lost against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Conference Championship.

What was the point differential for the 1978 Houston Oilers?

The Houston Oilers finished the regular season with a point differential of -15. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Oilers could have been expected to have about 7.5 wins, or a 8-8 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Houston Oilers perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 Houston Oilers went 10-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Oilers went 4-0.

How did the 1978 Houston Oilers perform in overtime games?

The 1978 Houston Oilers did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Houston Oilers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Houston Oilers was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Houston Oilers?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Oilers had during the 1978 regular season was 1 game, which occured 6 separate times.

1978 Houston Oilers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 @ Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 - 20
2 Sun, Sep 10, 1978 @ Kansas City Chiefs Win 20 - 17
3 Sun, Sep 17, 1978 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 20 - 19
4 Sun, Sep 24, 1978 vs Los Angeles Rams Loss 6 - 10
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 @ Cleveland Browns Win 16 - 13
6 Sun, Oct 8, 1978 @ Oakland Raiders Loss 17 - 21
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 vs Buffalo Bills Win 17 - 10
8 Mon, Oct 23, 1978 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Win 24 - 17
9 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 @ Cincinnati Bengals Loss 13 - 28
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 vs Cleveland Browns Win 14 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 @ New England Patriots Win 26 - 23
12 Mon, Nov 20, 1978 vs Miami Dolphins Win 35 - 30
13 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 vs Cincinnati Bengals Win 17 - 10
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 3 - 13
15 Sun, Dec 10, 1978 @ New Orleans Saints Win 17 - 12
16 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 vs San Diego Chargers Loss 24 - 45
Playoffs
WC Wild Card Round Sun, Dec 24, 1978 @ Miami Dolphins Win 17 - 9
Div Divisional Round Sun, Dec 31, 1978 @ New England Patriots Win 31 - 14
CC Conference Championship Sun, Jan 7, 1979 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 5 - 34

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