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1990 Houston Oilers season
Owner Bud Adams
Head Coach Jack Pardee
Home Field Astrodome
Results
Record 9–7
Place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wild Card
Timeline
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The 1990 Houston Oilers season was the franchise's 31st season and their 21st in the NFL. The Oilers scored 405 points which ranked second in the AFC and second overall in the NFL. Their defense gave up 307 points. During the season, the Oilers appeared once on Monday Night Football and defeated the Buffalo Bills. On December 19, 1990, Warren Moon threw for 527 yards in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Moon was part of the Oilers "Run & Shoot" era. The Run & Shoot also incorporated teammates Ernest Givens, Drew Hill, Haywood Jeffires and Curtis Duncan.

Offseason

NFL Draft

NFL draft

  • Main article: 1989 NFL draft
1989 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 David Williams Offensive tackle Florida
      Made roster  

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Personnel

Staff

1990 Houston Oilers final staff
Front Office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Mike Holovak
  • Assistant General Manager – Floyd Reese

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Kevin Gilbride
  • Running Backs – Frank Novak
  • Receivers – Chris Palmer
  • Offensive Line – Bob Young
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Jim Eddy
  • Defensive Line – Jim Stanley
  • Linebackers – Richard Smith
  • Defensive Backs – Pat Thomas
  • Quality Control – Gregg Williams

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Richard Smith

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Rehabilitation – Steve Watterson

Roster

Roster

1989 Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 80 Curtis Duncan
  • 81 Ernest Givins
  • 83 Leonard Harris
  • 85 Drew Hill
  • 86 Kenny Jackson
  • 84 Haywood Jeffires

Tight ends

  • 87 Bob Mrosko
  • 88 Chris Verhulst
Offensive linemen
  • 77 Bruce Davis T
  • 78 Don Maggs T
  • 74 Bruce Matthews G
  • 63 Mike Munchak G
  • 52 Jay Pennison C
  • 70 Dean Steinkuhler T
  • 73 David Williams T

Defensive linemen

  • 71 Richard Byrd DE
  • 79 Ray Childress DT
  • 95 William Fuller DE
  • 96 Sean Jones DE
  • 94 Glenn Montgomery DT
  • 99 Doug Smith DT
Linebackers
  • 51 Eric Fairs MLB
  • 59 John Grimsley OLB
  • 56 Scott Kozak OLB
  • 91 Johnny Meads OLB
  • 53 Eugene Seale MLB
  • 54 Al Smith MLB

Defensive backs

  • 29 Patrick Allen CB
  • 24 Steve Brown CB
  • 28 Cris Dishman CB
  • 31 Jeff Donaldson S
  • 21 Tracey Eaton S
  • 23 Richard Johnson CB
  • 25 Bubba McDowell SS

Special teams

  •  9 Greg Montgomery P
  •  7 Tony Zendejas K
Reserve lists


Practice/Taxi Squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 at Atlanta Falcons L 47–27 0-1
56,222
2 September 16, 1990 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–9 0-2
54,814
3 September 23, 1990 Indianapolis Colts W 24–10 1-2
50,093
4 September 30, 1990 at San Diego Chargers W 17–7 2-2
48,762
5 October 7, 1990 San Francisco 49ers L 24–21 2-3
59,931
6 October 14, 1990 Cincinnati Bengals W 48–17 3-3
53,501
7 October 21, 1990 New Orleans Saints W 23–10 4-3
57,908
8 October 28, 1990 New York Jets L 17–12 4-4
56,337
9 November 4, 1990 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–13 4-5
52,628
10 Bye week
11 November 18, 1990 at Cleveland Browns W 35–23 5-5
76,726
12 November 26, 1990 Buffalo Bills W 27–24 6-5
60,130
13 December 2, 1990 at Seattle Seahawks L 13–10 6-6
57,592
14 December 9, 1990 Cleveland Browns W 58–14 7-6
54,469
15 December 16, 1990 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–10 8-6
61,756
16 December 23, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals L 40–20 8-7
60,044
17 December 30, 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–14 9-7
56,906

Standings

Template:1990 AFC Central standings

Playoffs

AFC Wild Card

Cincinnati Bengals 41, Houston Oilers 14
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 7 7 14
Bengals 10 10 14 7 41

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/°F, rain
  • Game attendance: 60,012
  • Referee: Dale Hamer
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy

Awards and records

  • Ray Childress, 1990 AFC Pro Bowl selection
  • Ernest Givins, Pro Bowl Selection
  • Drew Hill, Ranked second in AFC in receptions
  • Haywood Jeffires, Led AFC in Receptions
  • Warren Moon, NFL Leader, Passing Yards (4,689)
  • Warren Moon, Pro Bowl Selection
  • Warren Moon, All-Pro selection (1990)
  • Warren Moon, NEA NFL MVP
  • Warren Moon, NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • Warren Moon, UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
  • Warren Moon, Houston Oilers record, Most Passing Yards in One Game (527)

Milestones

  • Haywood Jeffires – 1st 1,000 Yard Receiving Season (1,048 yards)
  • Drew Hill – 4th 1,000 Yard Receiving Season (1,019 yards)
  • Warren Moon, 2nd 400 Yard Passing Game (527)

References

  1. 1989 Houston Oilers draftees. Pro-Football-Reference.com.

External links

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