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Overtime Games

* AFL Championship Game
** Wild Card Playoff Game
*** AFC Divisional Playoff Game


Won/Loss Record: 16-21 (11-11 home, 5-10 road)
Coin Toss Record: 15-22 (10-12 home, 5-10 road)
Record when winning coin toss: 9-6
Record when losing coin toss: 7-15

From 1960–1969, the Oilers were members of the American Football League, which did not have overtime in regular season games.  The National Football League did not institute overtime in regular season games until 1974.

*December 23, 1962 - Dallas 20, at Houston 17:
Texans win the toss but elect to kick. Each team gets three cracks at winning the game in the first overtime before K Tommy BrookerÕs championship-winning 25-yard field goal at 12:06 of the second OT.

October 30, 1977 - at Cincinnati 13, Houston 10:
Bengals win the toss. QB Ken Anderson's 17-yard completion to WR Billy Brooks is the long play prior to K Chris Bahr's winning 22-yard field goal at 5:51 of OT.

September 23, 1979 - Houston 30, at Cincinnati 27:
Oilers win the toss. On opening series, Bengals force Cliff Parsley punt. Cincinnati drives to Oilers' 14-yard line, but K Chris Bahr misses a 32-yard field goal attempt. Houston again has to punt on its ensuing series. The Oiler defense then forces a punt by the Bengals' Pat McInally. Houston takes over on the Cincinnati 42. RB Earl Campbell's l5-yard run is the long play prior to K Toni Fritsch's winning 29-yard field goal at 14:28 of OT.

October 28, 1979 - at Houston 27, N.Y. Jets 24:
Oilers win the toss. QB Dan Pastorini's 22-yard completion to FB Rob Carpenter is the long play as Oilers drive 58 yards. K Toni Fritsch kicks the winning 35-yard field goal at 5:10 of OT.

November 23, 1980 - at N.Y. Jets 31, Houston 28:
Jets win the toss. A personal foul on HoustonÕs Guido Merkens on the kickoff gives New York possession at the Jets' 40-yard line. QB Richard Todd's 17-yard screen pass to RB Bobby Harper is the long play prior to K Pat Leahy's winning 38-yard field goal at 3:58 of OT.

September 4, 1983 - Green Bay 41, at Houston 38:
Packers win the toss. RB Eddie Lee Ivery's 12-yard run is the long play as Packers drive 59 yards. K Jan Stenerud kicks the winning 42-yard field goal at 5:55 of OT.

October 23, 1983 - Kansas City 13, at Houston 10:
Chiefs win the toss. QB Bill Kenney's 20-yard completion to WR Stephone Paige is the long play as Chiefs drive 60 yards. K Nick Lowery kicks the winning 41-yard field goal at 7:41 of OT.

October 30, 1983 - at Cleveland 25, Houston 19:
Oilers win the toss. Browns' defense forces a John James punt. Houston defense does the same to Cleveland as Jeff Gossett punts on ensuing series. Oiler QB Gifford Nielsen's pass is intercepted by Cleveland S Mike Whitwell and returned 15 yards to the Houston 20-yard line. On the next play, RB Boyce Green scores a touchdown on a 20-yard run at 6:34 of OT.

December 2, 1984 - at Houston 23, Pittsburgh 20:
Oilers win the toss. QB Warren Moon's 19-yard completion to WR Steve Bryant is the long play as Oilers drive 63 yards. K Joe Cooper kicks the winning 30-yard field goal at 5:53 of OT.

September 28, 1986 - Pittsburgh 22, at Houston 16:
Oilers win the toss. Steelers' defense forces a Lee Johnson punt that is returned 41 yards to the Oilers' 15-yard line by Pittsburgh's Rick Woods. Two plays later, RB Walter Abercrombie runs three yards for winning touchdown at 2:35 of OT.

November 30, 1986 - at Cleveland l3, Houston 10:
Oilers win the toss but elect to kickoff (18-25 MPH winds). Oilers' defense forces a Jeff Gossett punt. QB Oliver Luck, replacing an injured Warren Moon, leads the Oilers to the Cleveland 31-yard line, but then is intercepted by CB Frank Minnifield at the Browns' 21. Again Houston's defense puts the Browns in a punting situation. Once again, Minnifield picks off a Luck pass, returning it to the Oilers' 37. FB Kevin Mack's seven-yard run and QB Bernie Kosar's seven-yard pass to WR Brian Brennan are the long plays prior to K Mark Moseley's winning 29-yard field goal at 14:44 of OT.

**January 3, 1988 - at Houston 23, Seattle 20:
Seahawks win the toss. Oilers' defense forces a Ruben Rodriguez punt. QB Warren Moon's 15-yard pass to WR Drew Hill is the long play as the Oilers drive 61 yards. K Tony Zendejas kicks the winning 42-yard field goal at 8:05 of OT.

September 4, 1988 - Houston 17, at Indianapolis 14:
Colts win the toss. On the opening series, QB Gary Hogeboom completes a screen pass to RB Eric Dickerson, but Oiler LB John Grimsley forces a fumble which is recovered by LB Robert Lyles on the Colts' 42-yard line. QB Cody Carlson, subbing for injured Warren Moon, completes a 21-yard pass to WR Ernest Givins for the long play prior to K Tony Zendejas' 35-yard field goal at 3:51 of OT.

September 24, 1989 - Buffalo 47, at Houston 41:
Oilers win the toss. Houston takes over on its own 19-yard line and advances to the Buffalo 20 thanks to QB Warren Moon's 32-yard completion to FB Alonzo Highsmith, plus a 17-yard run by Moon and an 11-yarder by Highsmith. K Tony Zendejas attempts a 37-yard field goal, but it is wide left. The Bills assume possession on their own 20 and move 80 yards in seven plays. A 21-yard QB Jim Kelly-to-TE Pete Metzelaars pass precedes the game-winning 28-yard TD catch by WR Andre Reed at 8:42 of OT.

**December 31, 1989 - Pittsburgh 26, at Houston 23:
Steelers win the toss. Oilers' defense forces a Harry Newsome punt as Houston takes over on its own 45-yard line. Oiler RB Lorenzo White fumbles on the first play as CB Rod Woodson recovers for the Steelers on the Houston 46. RB Merril Hoge's 11-yard run helps Pittsburgh advance to the Oiler 33 before Gary Anderson kicks a 50-yard field goal (his 4th of the game) to win the game at 3:26 of OT.

December 2, 1990 - at Seattle 13, Houston 10:
Seahawks win the toss. Oilers' defense forces a Rick Donnelly punt as Houston takes over on its own 23-yard line. Oiler WR Bernard Ford fumbles on the first play as LB David Wyman recovers for the Seahawks on the Houston 27. Seattle FB John L. Williams rushes twice for a total of three yards before Norm Johnson kicks a 42-yard field goal to win the game at 4:25 of OT.

November 3, 1991 - at Washington 16, Houston 13:
Redskins win the toss. Oilers' defense forces a Kelly Goodburn punt as Houston takes over on its own 31-yard line. Oiler QB Warren Moon is intercepted on the second play by CB Darrell Green with Washington taking over on Houston's 33. RB Earnest Byner carries three times for a total of nine yards before Chip Lohmiller kicks a 41-yard field goal to win the game at 4:01 of OT.

November 10, 1991 - at Houston 26, Dallas 23:
Oilers win the toss. Cowboys' defense forces a Greg Montgomery punt as Dallas takes over on its own 24-yard line. The Cowboys move to the Oiler 24-yard line where they have a first down following a Houston holding penalty. Dallas RB Emmitt Smith gains seven yards but fumbles after a hit by LB Lamar Lathon, with Oiler S Bo Orlando recovering at the Houston 15. The Oilers then embark on an 11-play, 80-yard drive in which QB Warren Moon completes all seven of his passes for 70 yards. On second down, K Al Del Greco kicks a 23-yard field goal at 14:31 of OT.

September 20, 1992 - at Houston 23, Kansas City 20:
Chiefs win the toss. On the third play of OT, Kansas City WR J.J. Birden fumbles after a hit by Houston CB Cris Dishman with DT Doug Smith recovering the ball at the Chief's 23-yard line. Oiler RB Lorenzo White runs once for two yards before K Al Del Greco boots the game-winning 39-yard field goal at 1:55 of OT.

**January 3, 1993 - at Buffalo 41, Houston 38:
Oilers win the toss. On third-and-three from Houston's 27-yard line, QB Warren Moon is intercepted by Buffalo CB Nate Odomes, who returns the ball to the Oiler 35. On the return, Houston WR Haywood Jeffires is penalized for a face mask infraction, which moves the ball to the Oilers' 20. After a pair of Kenneth Davis runs net six yards, K Steve Christie kicks a 32-yard field goal to win the game at 3:06 of OT.

November 6, 1994 - Pittsburgh 12, at Houston 9:
Steelers win the toss. Both teams exchange five punts before the Oilers gain possession on their 12-yard line with 4:30 left in the extra period. On the first play from scrimmage, RB Gary Brown scoots up the middle for 8 yards before being hit by CB Rod Woodson. He fumbles and the Steelers take over at the Oilers 22-yard line. Two plays later, K Gary Anderson hits from 40 yards out for the winning score at 3:36 of OT.

October 8, 1995 - at Minnesota 23, Houston 17:
Vikings win the toss. The Vikings move the ball to their 38-yard line but are forced to punt. Minnesota P Mike Saxon then pins the Oilers in at their 8-yard line with a 54-yard boot. On his third carry of overtime, RB Rodney Thomas scampers 27 yards to give the Oilers a first down at their 35. QB Will Furrer, who replaced Chris Chandler after he injured his shoulder while being sacked on the Oilers' last offensive series in the fourth quarter, is intercepted on his second pass attempt by CB Dewayne Washington (25-yard return). RB Robert Smith takes his third consecutive carry of OT 20 yards for the winning score with 7:10 gone in the extra stanza.

October 6, 1996 - Houston 30, at Cincinnati 27:
Bengals win the toss. The Bengals go three-and-out and are forced to punt, giving the Oilers the ball inside their own 20-yard line. On second down at the Oilers' 16-yard line, QB Chris Chandler connects with WR Willie Davis on a 37-yard pass to move into Cincinnati territory. Six plays later, K Al Del Greco hits from 49 yards out for the winning score at 4:22 of OT.

August 31, 1997 - at Tennessee 24, Oakland 21:
Oilers win the toss. Oilers go three-and-out and are forced to punt, giving the Raiders the ball at their own 33-yard line. The Raiders also go three-and-out and punt the ball to the Oilers. Tennessee takes over the ball at its own 35-yard line. On second-and-eight, QB Steve McNair connects with Frank Wycheck for 21 yards to the Raiders 42-yard line. Again on second down, McNair finds Wycheck, this time for 10 yards to the Raiders 32-yard line. On the next play, McNair scrambles for an 11-yard gain. RB Eddie George gains six yards before Al Del Greco hits the game-winner from 33 yards away with 8:03 left on the clock in overtime. The win is the Oilers first since relocating to Tennessee from Houston.

September 7, 1997 - at Miami 16, Tennessee 13:
Dolphins win the toss. The Oilers kick to Dolphin return man Irving Spikes, who returns the kickoff 48 yards to the Oilers 45-yard line. On second down, Dan Marino hits RB Bernie Parmalee for a 16-yard gain. Again on second down, Marino connects with Fred Barnett for a 9-yard gain. On the play, Oiler DB Tomur Barnes was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty which moved the ball to the Oilers 11-yard line. On the next play, Olindo Mare knocks home a 29-yard field goal with 12:45 remaining in overtime.

September 10, 2000 - at Tennessee 17, Kansas City 14:
Titans win the toss. The Chiefs kick to Derrick Mason, who returns the kick 28 yards to the Tennessee 29-yard line. A face mask penalty moves the ball to the 34-yard line. On third-and-eight, QB Neil O'Donnell passes to Kevin Dyson for 27 yards. A 26-yard pass to Frank Wycheck on the next play is negated by a holding penalty. Eddie George then rushes 29 yards to the Kansas City 18-yard line. On the next play, Al Del Greco kicks a 36-yard field goal with 12:02 remaining in overtime.

October 14, 2001 - at Tennessee 31, Tampa Bay 28:
Buccaneers win the toss. Tennessee's defense forces a punt. Tampa Bay kicks to Joe Walker, who returns the kick eight yards to Tampa Bay's 46. Steve McNair passes to Drew Bennett for 14 yards. Eddie George rushes for one yard. McNair pass is incomplete to Kevin Dyson. George rushes up middle for minus one yard. Joe Nedney kicks a 49-yard field goal with 13:08 remaining in overtime.

September 22, 2002 - at Tennessee 28, Cleveland 31:
Browns win the toss. Joe Nedney kicks ball into end zone for touchback. Jamel White rushes for six yards to Cleveland 26. Tim Couch passes to Jamel White for -1 yard to Cleveland 25. Couch passes for 10 yards to Quincy Morgan to Cleveland 35. White rushes off-tackle for 12 yards to Cleveland 47. Couch passes to Andre Davis for 31 yards to Tennessee 22. White rushes off tackle for five yards, then off left guard for two yards to Tennessee 15. Phil Dawson kicks a 33-yard field goal with 10:51 remaining in overtime.

December 1, 2002 - Tennessee 32 at N.Y. Giants 29:
Giants win toss. Joe Nedney kicks off to Delvin Joyce, who returns the kickoff 38 yards to the New York 40. Kerry Collins passes to Ron Dixon for 14 yards to Tennessee 46. Tiki Barber rushes around the left side for two yards to Tennessee 44. Collins passes for 12 yards to Tennessee 32, but offensive pass interference is called on Amani Toomer, placing ball at New York 46. Collins passes incomplete to Barber. Collins sacked by Carlos Hall at New York 46. Matt Allen punts 34 yards to Tennessee 20. Steve McNair passes for 12 yards to Drew Bennett to Tennessee 32. McNair passes incomplete to Derrick Mason. McNair passes 23 yards to John Simon to New York 45. McNair passes 12 yards to Mason to New York 33. Robert Holcombe runs off right guard for 14 yards to New York 19. Holcombe rushes off left guard for minus 1 yard. Joe Nedney kicks 38-yard field goal with 10:00 remaining in overtime.

***January 11, 2003 - at Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 31:
Titans win the toss. Jeff Reed kicks off to John Simon, who returns kickoff 21 yards to Tennessee 31. Steve McNair passes incomplete to Robert Holcombe. McNair passes for 31 yards to Justin McCareins to Pittsburgh 38. McNair passes for 22 yards to Justin McCareins to Pittsburgh 16. Holcombe rushes up the middle for three yards to Pittsburgh 13. Joe Nedney connects on 31-yard field goal, but Pittsburgh calls timeout just before ball is snapped, so play does not count. Nedney then misses 31-yard field goal wide-right, but Dewayne Washington is flagged for roughing the kicker. Nedney makes good on 26-yard field goal with 12:49 remaining in overtime.

November 14, 2004 - at Tennessee 17, Chicago 19:
Bears win the toss and control the ball at their own 26-yard line. They advance to the Chicago 48 before punting to the Tennessee 9. Billy Volek, who started at quarterback for an injured Steve McNair (sternum), throws an incomplete pass and then is sacked for a four-yard loss. On third down, Volek is sacked in the end zone by Adewale Ogunleye and fumbles. The ball is recovered in the end zone by Titans right tackle Fred Miller, who is tackled in the end zone for a safety. It is the first overtime game to end in a safety since Nov. 5, 1989, when Minnesota beat the L.A. Rams, 23-21.

December 10, 2006 - Tennessee 26 at Houston 20:
Titans win the toss. Kris Brown kicks off to Pacman Jones, who returns it 36 yards to Tennessee's 43. Travis Henry rushes for one yard to Tennessee 44. Vince Young passes incomplete to Drew Bennett, but Houston is penalized for defensive holding, giving Titans a first down at the Tennessee 49. Chris Brown rushes up the middle for 16 yards to Houston's 35-yard line. Chris Brown is stopped for no gain, but Tennessee is penalized for offensive holding, moving ball to Houston's 45. Chris Brown rushes for five yards to Houston's 40. Vince Young passes to Ahmard Hall for one yard to Houston's 39. On 3rd-and-14, Vince Young drops back, then scrambles up the middle 39 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 11:24 remaining in overtime.

December 9, 2007 - Tennessee 17, San Diego 23:
Chargers win the toss. Rob Bironas kicks off into end zone for touchback. Chargers drive to their own 47-yard line. M. Scifres punts 51 yards to Tennessee 2. LenDale White carries for 3 and 5 yards, but an incompletion on third down forces a punt. Craig Hentrich punts 57 yards to San Diego 38. After consecutive Tomlinson carries, Rivers passes for 11 yards to Antonio Gates to Tennessee 31. Tomlinson runs three yards to Tennessee 28. Rivers passes for 12 yards to Vincent Jackson to Tennessee 16. Tomlinson runs for game-winning 16-yard touchdown with 7:35 remaining in overtime.

November 2, 2008 - at Tennessee 19, Green Bay 16:
Tennessee wins the toss. Mason Crosby kicks off to Chris Carr, who returns the kickoff 23 yards to the Tennessee 22. On third-and-six from the Tennessee 26, Kerry Collins passes to Chris Johnson for 16 yards. Johnson then gains 14 yards on a carry. On third-and-four from the Green Bay 38, LenDale White rushes for seven yards. After consecutive rushes by Johnson of five and three yards to the Green Bay 23, Rob Bironas kicks a game-winning 41-yard field goal on third down.

September 9, 2009 - Tennessee 10 at Pittsburgh 13:
Pittsburgh wins the toss. Rob Bironas kicks off to Stefan Logan, who returns the kick to the 24-yard line. The Steelers pick up first downs on an 11-yard reception by Hines Ward and a two-yard run by Mewelde Moore. On third-and-one at the Tennessee 48-yard line, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completes an 11-yard pass to Santonio Holmes. From the Tennessee 37, Roethlisberger finds Mike Wallace for a 22-yard reception. Jeff Reed makes a 33-yard field goal to win the game with 10:28 on the clock.

December 20, 2009 - at Tennessee 27, Miami 24:
Miami wins the toss. After a 23-yard kickoff return by Ted Ginn, quarterback Chad Henne finds fullback Lousaka Polite for a four-yard completion. A pass attempt on second down falls incomplete. On third-and-six from the Miami 27, Henne's pass intended for Davone Bess is intercepted by Titans safety Michael Griffin at the Miami 45. A three-yard return is followed by a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on Miami receiver Greg Camarillo. After three running plays by the Titans netting minus-one yard, Rob Bironas kicks a 46-yard field goal to win the game.
November 21, 2010 - at Tennessee 16, Washington 19:
Titans win the toss.  Graham Gano kicks off to Marc Mariani, who returns the ball 30 yards to the 33-yard line.  After a 15-yard run by Chris Johnson, Johnson is stopped for no gain, and Rusty Smith throws two incomplete passes.  Brett Kern punts to Brandon Banks, who calls for fair catch at the 13-yard line.  Donovan McNabb completes a 26-yard pass to Chris Cooley.  On second-and-22 from the 27, McNabb is intercepted by Alterraun Verner.  However, the pass is ruled incomplete after a replay review, and an unnecessary roughness penalty on Tennessee’s Jason Babin is enforced, providing a first down at the 42.  A roughing the passer penalty is called on Will Witherspoon.  McNabb completes a 10-yard pass to Santana Moss.  On second-and-nine from the Tennessee 30, Verner is called for illegal contact.  Four plays later, Gano wins the game on a 43-yard field goal with 8:17 remaining in overtime.