1979 Houston Oilers
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11-5 Lost Conf Champ
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1979 Houston Oilers

What was the record of the 1979 Houston Oilers?

The Houston Oilers finished the regular season with a 11-5 record. They went 6-2 at home and 5-3 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Oilers went 13-6. Their final game was a loss in the Conference Championship to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What division did the 1979 Houston Oilers play in?

The 1979 Houston Oilers played in the Central Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1979 Houston Oilers?

During the regular season, the 1979 Houston Oilers went 4-2 against their AFC Central opponents.

Did the 1979 Houston Oilers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Oilers made the Playoffs in 1979. They won their first game against the San Diego Chargers in the Divisional Round. They eventually lost against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Conference Championship.

What was the point differential for the 1979 Houston Oilers?

The Houston Oilers finished the regular season with a point differential of +31. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Oilers could have been expected to have about 8.8 wins, or a 9-7 record in the regular season.

How did the 1979 Houston Oilers perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1979 Houston Oilers went 6-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Oilers went 5-0.

How did the 1979 Houston Oilers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1979 Houston Oilers went 2-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1979 Houston Oilers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1979 Houston Oilers was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1979 Houston Oilers?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Oilers had during the 1979 regular season was 1 game, which occured 5 separate times.

1979 Houston Oilers Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 2 @ Redskins W 29 - 27
2 Sun, Sep 9 @ Steelers L 7 - 38
3 Sun, Sep 16 vs Chiefs W 20 - 6
4 Sun, Sep 23 @ Bengals W 30 - 27 OT
5 Sun, Sep 30 vs Browns W 31 - 10
6 Sun, Oct 7 vs Cardinals L 17 - 24
7 Sun, Oct 14 @ Colts W 28 - 16
8 Sun, Oct 21 @ Seahawks L 14 - 34
9 Sun, Oct 28 vs Jets W 27 - 24 OT
10 Mon, Nov 5 @ Dolphins W 9 - 6
11 Sun, Nov 11 vs Raiders W 31 - 17
12 Sun, Nov 18 vs Bengals W 42 - 21
13 Thu, Nov 22 @ Cowboys W 30 - 24
14 Sun, Dec 2 @ Browns L 7 - 14
15 Mon, Dec 10 vs Steelers W 20 - 17
16 Sun, Dec 16 vs Eagles L 20 - 26
Playoffs
Wild Card Sun, Dec 23 vs Broncos W 13 - 7
Divisional Sat, Dec 29 @ Chargers W 17 - 14
Conf Champ Sun, Jan 6, 1980 @ Steelers L 13 - 27

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