1979 Houston Oilers Schedule & Results

1979 Houston Oilers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1979 AFC Wild Card Game
Sun 12/23 1234FINAL
Denver (10-6) 70007
Houston (11-5) 370313
Pass
C. Morton (DEN), 27-14-144, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 18-8-149, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
O. Armstrong (DEN), 12-51
R. Carpenter (HOU), 16-59
Rec
D. Preston (DEN), 4-40, 1 TD
T. Wilson (HOU), 4-53
1979 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 12/29 1234FINAL
Houston (11-5) 0107017
San Diego (12-4) 707014
Pass
G. Nielsen (HOU), 19-10-111, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 47-25-333, 5 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Carpenter (HOU), 18-67
L. Mitchell (SD), 8-33, 1 TD
Rec
R. Carpenter (HOU), 4-23
B. Klein (SD), 5-41
1979 AFC Championship Game
Sun 1/6 1234FINAL
Houston (11-5) 730313
Pittsburgh (12-4) 31401027
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 28-19-203, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 30-18-219, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 17-15
F. Harris (PIT), 21-85
Rec
T. Wilson (HOU), 7-60
F. Harris (PIT), 6-50

Regular Season

Sun 9/2 1234FINAL
Houston (1-0) 6071629
Washington (0-1) 0177327
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 30-12-176, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 14-7-123, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 32-166, 2 TD
B. Malone (WAS), 17-58, 1 TD
Rec
B. Johnson (HOU), 4-76, 1 TD
J. Fugett (WAS), 3-55, 2 TD
Sun 9/9 1234FINAL
Houston (1-1) 00077
Pittsburgh (2-0) 73141438
Pass
G. Nielsen (HOU), 11-4-41, 2 INT, 1 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 29-12-198, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 16-38
F. Harris (PIT), 14-42
Rec
B. Johnson (HOU), 2-32
L. Swann (PIT), 5-95
Sun 9/16 1234FINAL
Kansas City (1-2) 06006
Houston (2-1) 7100320
Pass
S. Fuller (KC), 27-11-138, 4 INT, 0 TD
G. Nielsen (HOU), 18-12-173, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Reed (KC), 11-50
E. Campbell (HOU), 32-131, 1 TD
Rec
T. Reed (KC), 3-37
K. Burrough (HOU), 4-62
Sun 9/23 12345F/OT
Houston (3-1) 010170330
Cincinnati (0-4) 141003027
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 33-15-198, 2 INT, 2 TD
J. Thompson (CIN), 21-11-181, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 34-158, 1 TD
P. Johnson (CIN), 25-75, 2 TD
Rec
T. Wilson (HOU), 5-33
A. Griffin (CIN), 3-47
Sun 9/30 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-1) 0100010
Houston (4-1) 10147031
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 35-18-222, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 13-8-102, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
C. Miller (CLE), 4-59
E. Campbell (HOU), 18-76, 3 TD
Rec
C. Hill (CLE), 6-68
R. Coleman (HOU), 2-21
Sun 10/7 1234FINAL
St. Louis (2-4) 0731424
Houston (4-2) 0140317
Pass
J. Hart (STL), 38-23-253, 3 INT, 0 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 29-15-176, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 16-109
E. Campbell (HOU), 13-53, 1 TD
Rec
P. Tilley (STL), 6-69
K. Burrough (HOU), 5-62, 1 TD
Sun 10/14 1234FINAL
Houston (5-2) 7714028
Baltimore (1-6) 603716
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 14-5-49, 2 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (BAL), 27-13-132, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 22-149, 3 TD
J. Washington (BAL), 18-86
Rec
K. Burrough (HOU), 4-31
J. Washington (BAL), 5-53
Sun 10/21 1234FINAL
Houston (5-3) 070714
Seattle (3-5) 7761434
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 38-20-195, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. Zorn (SEA), 23-18-252, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Wilson (HOU), 5-31
S. Smith (SEA), 10-49
Rec
M. Barber (HOU), 7-81, 1 TD
S. Largent (SEA), 6-135, 2 TD
Sun 10/28 12345F/OT
NY Jets (4-5) 73014024
Houston (6-3) 01770327
Pass
R. Todd (NYJ), 34-13-225, 2 INT, 2 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 36-18-212, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Gaines (NYJ), 11-69
R. Carpenter (HOU), 12-44, 1 TD
Rec
W. Walker (NYJ), 4-111, 1 TD
T. Wilson (HOU), 4-28
Mon 11/5 1234FINAL
Houston (7-3) 03609
Miami (6-4) 30036
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 10-6-25, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Griese (MIA), 26-14-158, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 32-120
G. Davis (MIA), 16-51
Rec
T. Wilson (HOU), 2-4
G. Davis (MIA), 8-58
Sun 11/11 1234FINAL
Oakland (6-5) 770317
Houston (8-3) 7714331
Pass
K. Stabler (OAK), 35-21-239, 2 INT, 2 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 13-8-208, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
A. Whittington (OAK), 13-40
E. Campbell (HOU), 32-107, 1 TD
Rec
C. Branch (OAK), 6-60
K. Burrough (HOU), 3-109, 2 TD
Sun 11/18 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (2-10) 077721
Houston (9-3) 7280742
Pass
J. Thompson (CIN), 19-8-97, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 14-10-182, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 14-113, 1 TD
E. Campbell (HOU), 19-112, 2 TD
Rec
D. Bass (CIN), 6-59, 1 TD
K. Burrough (HOU), 6-123
Thu 11/22 1234FINAL
Houston (10-3) 7106730
Dallas (8-5) 1470324
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 17-9-163, 0 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 30-21-287, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 33-195, 2 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 12-54, 1 TD
Rec
K. Burrough (HOU), 3-55, 1 TD
D. Pearson (DAL), 5-118, 1 TD
Sun 12/2 1234FINAL
Houston (10-4) 70007
Cleveland (9-5) 700714
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 31-16-133, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 26-13-172, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 22-108, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 25-111, 1 TD
Rec
E. Campbell (HOU), 6-34
M. Pruitt (CLE), 4-67, 1 TD
Mon 12/10 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (11-4) 0031417
Houston (11-4) 0731020
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 29-14-237, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 16-10-170, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 12-59
E. Campbell (HOU), 33-109
Rec
L. Swann (PIT), 4-50
K. Burrough (HOU), 3-48, 1 TD
Sun 12/16 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (11-5) 937726
Houston (11-5) 01001020
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 21-12-163, 0 INT, 0 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 14-7-85, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Campfield (PHI), 7-68
E. Campbell (HOU), 16-134, 1 TD
Rec
W. Montgomery (PHI), 5-51
M. Renfro (HOU), 3-67, 1 TD

Preseason

Thursday, August 2, 1979 FINAL
St. Louis (0-1) 7
Houston (1-0) 9
Sunday, August 12, 1979 FINAL
NY Jets (1-1) 26
Houston (1-1) 14
Saturday, August 18, 1979 FINAL
Houston (1-2) 13
Dallas (2-2) 16
Friday, August 24, 1979 FINAL
Houston (1-3) 7
New Orleans (1-3) 10

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