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1992 Houston Oilers season
Head Coach Jack Pardee
Home Field Astrodome
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wildcard Playoff
Timeline
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1991 1993

The 1992 season was the Houston Oilers 33rd season and their 23rd in the NFL.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Personnel

Staff

1992 Houston Oilers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Richard Smith

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers L 29–24
63,713
2 September 13, 1992 at Indianapolis Colts W 20–10
44,851
3 September 20, 1992 Kansas City Chiefs W 23–20
60,955
4 September 27, 1992 San Diego Chargers W 27–0
57,491
5 Bye
6 October 11, 1992 at Cincinnati Bengals W 38–24
54,254
7 October 18, 1992 at Denver Broncos L 27–21
74,827
8 October 25, 1992 Cincinnati Bengals W 26–10
58,701
9 November 1, 1992 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–20
58,074
10 November 8, 1992 Cleveland Browns L 24–14
57,348
11 November 15, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings W 17–13
56,726
12 November 22, 1992 at Miami Dolphins L 19–16
63,597
13 November 26, 1992 at Detroit Lions W 24–21
73,711
14 December 7, 1992 Chicago Bears W 24–7
62,193
15 December 13, 1992 Green Bay Packers L 16–14
57,285
16 December 20, 1992 at Cleveland Browns W 17–14
59,898
17 December 27, 1992 Buffalo Bills W 27–3
61,742

Standings

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 299 225
Houston Oilers 10 6 0 .625 352 258
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 272 275
Cincinnati Bengals 5 11 0 .313 274 364

Playoffs

AFC Wildcard

Miracle at Reich Frank Reich's defining moment in his pro career is actually another comeback, this one often called the greatest comeback in NFL history (it is the greatest comeback in terms of deficit overcome, 32 points), in the playoffs following the 1992 season against the Houston Oilers. Reich led the Bills on a 35–3 run in the second half and overtime against the Oiler defense en route to a 41–38 victory. Reich would help the Bills defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round before once again giving the team back to Kelly, who led them into Super Bowl XXVII, where they fell to the Dallas Cowboys 52–17.

The loss triggered a series of events that led to the Oilers moving to Tennessee and becoming the Titans.

Scoring summary

1 2 3 4 OT
Oilers 7 21 7 3 38
Bills 3 0 28 7 41



  • HOU – Jeffires 3-yard pass from Moon (Del Greco kick) 7–0 HOU
  • BUF – FG Christie 36-yards 7–3 HOU
  • HOU – Slaughter 7-yard pass from Moon (Del Greco kick) 14–3 HOU
  • HOU – Duncan 26-yard pass from Moon (Del Greco kick) 21–3 HOU
  • HOU – Jeffires 27-yard pass from Moon (Del Greco kick) 28–3 HOU
  • HOU – McDowell 58-yard interception return (Del Greco kick) 35–3 HOU
  • BUF – K. Davis 1-yard run (Christie kick) 35–10 HOU
  • BUF – Beebe 38-yard pass from Reich (Christie kick) 35–17 HOU
  • BUF – Reed 26-yard pass from Reich (Christie kick) 35–24 HOU
  • BUF – Reed 18-yard pass from Reich (Christie kick) 35–31 HOU
  • BUF – Reed 17-yard pass from Reich (Christie kick) 38–35 BUF
  • HOU – FG Del Greco 26-yards 38–38 tie
  • BUF – FG Christie 32-yards 41–38 BUF

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 450

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