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 overall and the 18th in the National Football League.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

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

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1987 Houston Oilers final 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 – Miller McCalmon

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1987 AFC Central standings

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

AFC Wild Card[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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