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The 1988 Houston Oilers season was the franchise's 29th season and their 19th in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise scored 424 points, which was second in the AFC and second overall in the NFL. The defense gave up 365 points. Their record of 10 wins and 6 losses resulted in a third-place finish in the AFC Central Division. The Oilers appeared once on Monday Night Football and appeared in the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Warren Moon would be selected for the Pro Bowl. The Oilers would make the playoffs for the 2nd straight season. They defeated the Cleveland Browns 24-23 in the Wild Card game. However, in the divisional playoffs, they lost 17-10 to the Bills.

1988 Houston Oilers season
Head coachJerry Glanville
General managerLadd Herzeg
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record10–6
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishLost AFC Divisional Playoff (Bills) 17-10

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1988 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Lorenzo White  Running back Michigan State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1988 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

  • Special Teams – Richard Smith
  • Special Teams Intern- Dwight Point

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

RosterEdit

1988 Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–14
57,251
2 September 11, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders W 38–35
46,050
3 September 18, 1988 at New York Jets L 45–3
64,683
4 September 25, 1988 New England Patriots W 31–6
38,646
5 October 2, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles L 32–23
64,692
6 October 9, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 7–6
39,134
7 October 16, 1988 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–14
52,229
8 October 23, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 44–21
54,659
9 October 30, 1988 Washington Redskins W 41–17
48,781
10 November 7, 1988 Cleveland Browns W 24–17
51,467
11 November 13, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–24
60,446
12 November 20, 1988 Phoenix Cardinals W 38–20
43,843
13 November 24, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys W 25–17
50,845
14 December 4, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–34
47,791
15 December 11, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 41–6
50,269
16 December 18, 1988 at Cleveland Browns L 28–23
74,610

Season summaryEdit

Week 15Edit

1 234Total
Bengals 0 330 6
• Oilers 7 17314 41

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StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals(1) 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 448 329 W1
Cleveland Browns(4) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 6–6 304 288 W1
Houston Oilers(5) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 424 365 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 336 421 W1

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 24, 1988 at Cleveland Browns W 24–23
74,977
Divisional January 1, 1989 at Buffalo Bills L 17–10
79,532

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Warren Moon, Pro Bowl
  • Warren Moon, All-Pro selection

MilestonesEdit

  • Drew Hill, 3rd 1,000 Yard Receiving Season (1,141)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External linksEdit