1995 Houston Oilers season

The 1995 Houston Oilers season was the 36th season overall and 26th with the National Football League (NFL). The team bested their previous season’s output of 2–14, winning seven games,[1] but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

1995 Houston Oilers season
OwnerBud Adams
Head coachJeff Fisher
General managerFloyd Reese
Home fieldHouston Astrodome
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd AFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Uniform
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The Oilers draft Quarterback Steve McNair with the third overall draft pick. However, McNair would start the season on the bench behind free agent signee Chris Chandler. Chandler would play solid football as the Oilers showed improvement in their first full year under Jeff Fisher finishing with a 7-9 record. However, the story of the season came on November 16th when Bud Adams announced plans to move the team to Nashville when the lease at the Astrodome expired in 1998. The Oilers were the debut opponent of expansion team the Jacksonville Jaguars, just as they had been with the previous NFL expansion and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1995 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Steve McNair *  Quarterback Alcorn State
2 35 Anthony Cook  Defensive end South Carolina State
3 67 Chris Sanders  Wide receiver Ohio State
3 89 Rodney Thomas  Running back Texas A&M
3 95 Torey Hunter  Cornerback Washington State
4 101 Michael Roan  Tight end Wisconsin
5 159 Gary Walker *  Defensive tackle Auburn
6 174 Hicham El-Mashtoub  Center Arizona
7 211 C. J. Richardson  Defensive back Miami (FL)
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1995 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Floyd Reese

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Watterson

RosterEdit

1995 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

[3]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 10–3 1–0 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Recap
2 September 10 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–34 1–1 Astrodome Recap
3 September 17 Cleveland Browns L 7–14 1–2 Astrodome Recap
4 September 24 at Cincinnati Bengals W 38–28 2–2 Riverfront Stadium Recap
5 October 1 Jacksonville Jaguars L 16–17 2–3 Astrodome Recap
6 October 8 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–23 (OT) 2–4 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Recap
7 Bye
8 October 22 at Chicago Bears L 32–35 2–5 Soldier Field Recap
9 October 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19–7 3–5 Astrodome Recap
10 November 5 at Cleveland Browns W 37–10 4–5 Cleveland Stadium Recap
11 November 12 Cincinnati Bengals L 25–32 4–6 Astrodome Recap
12 November 19 at Kansas City Chiefs L 13–20 4–7 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
13 November 26 Denver Broncos W 42–33 5–7 Astrodome Recap
14 December 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–21 5–8 Three Rivers Stadium Recap
15 December 10 Detroit Lions L 17–24 5–9 Astrodome Recap
16 December 17 New York Jets W 23–6 6–9 Astrodome Recap
17 December 24 at Buffalo Bills W 28–17 7–9 Rich Stadium Recap

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 407 327 L1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 349 374 W1
Houston Oilers 7 9 0 .438 348 324 W2
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 289 356 L1
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250 275 404 W1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1995 Houston Oilers
  2. ^ "1995 Houston Oilers draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "1995 Houston Oilers starters, roster, and players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.

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