Houston Oilers at Miami Dolphins 17 to 9

Sunday, December 24, 1978, Wild Card Round

The Oilers began their playoff run on the road against the Dolphins on Sunday, December 24, 1978. The Oilers won, 17-9 and advanced to play New England Patriots. The Dolphins finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Houston Oilers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
455 290 165 1 23

Coaches

Head Coach: Bum Phillips Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles Wide Receivers Coach: King Hill Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Offensive Backs Coach: Andy Bourgeois Defensive Line Coach: Wade Phillips Linebackers Coach: John-Paul Young Defensive Backs Coach: Bob Gambold Special Teams Coach: John-Paul Young


Miami Dolphins offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
209 118 91 5 14

Coaches

Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Running Game Coordinator: John Sandusky Passing Game Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Wide Receivers Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Line Coach: John Sandusky Offensive Assistant Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Special Teams Coach: Carl Taseff Punting Coach: Tom Keane Scout: Steve Crosby