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1987 Houston Oilers season
Head Coach Jerry Glanville
Home Field Astrodome
Results
Record 9–6
Place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
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1986 1988

The 1987 season Houston Oilers season was the team's 28th and the 18th in the National Football League.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
3 Houston Oilers Alonzo Highsmith Running Back Miami (FL)
20 Houston Oilers Haywood Jeffires Wide Receiver North Carolina State University

Personnel

Staff

1987 Houston Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ladd Herzeg

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Quarterbacks – June Jones
  • Running Backs – Dick Jamieson
  • Receivers – Milt Jackson
  • Tight Ends – Miller McCalmon
  • Offensive Line – Kim Helton
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Miller McCalmon

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 Los Angeles Rams W 20–16
33,186
2 September 20, 1987 at Buffalo Bills L 34–30
56,534
September 27, 1987 Los Angeles Raiders canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at Denver Broncos W 40–10
38,494
4 October 11, 1987 at Cleveland Browns W 15–10
38,927
5 October 18, 1987 New England Patriots L 21–7
26,294
6 October 25, 1987 Atlanta Falcons W 37–33
29,062
7 November 1, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 31–29
52,700
8 November 8, 1987 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20
59,740
9 November 15, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–3
56,177
10 November 22, 1987 Cleveland Browns L 40–7
51,161
11 November 29, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts L 51–27
54,999
12 December 6, 1987 San Diego Chargers W 33–18
31,714
13 December 13, 1987 at New Orleans Saints L 24–10
68,257
14 December 20, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–16
38,683
15 December 27, 1987 Cincinnati Bengals W 21–17
49,775

Standings

AFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
Cleveland Browns 10 5 0 .667 390 239
Houston Oilers 9 6 0 .600 345 349
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 7 0 .533 285 299
Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 0 .267 285 370

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Playoffs

AFC Wild Card

Houston Oilers 23, Seattle Seahawks 20 (OT)
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 3 3 7

20

Oilers 3 10 7 0

23

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Oilers kicker Tony Zendejas won the game with a 42-yard field goal 8:05 into overtime. Although Houston outgained Seattle with 427 total offensive yards to 250, the game remained close until the very end.

AFC Divisional Playoff

Denver Broncos 34, Houston Oilers 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 3 0 7

10

Broncos 14 10 3 7

34

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Awards and records

  • Keith Bostic, NFL Leader, Interceptions, (6) – Tied with two others for league lead

Milestones

References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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