GREEN BAY, Wis. — Houston's new winning attitude spilled into the regular season Sunday, as quarterback Warren Moon carried the Oilers to a 31-3 season-opening victory over the Green Bay Packers before 54,065 fans at Lambeau Field.
"We're going to have a real good year," said Jerry Glanville, in his first full year as the Houston coach. "I think we're for real."
The Oilers and Moon certainly looked real to the Packers, who never quite found a way to stop the Houston offense on third down.
The Oilers converted on third downs 79% of the time, helping them take a 14-3 lead at halftime and a 24-3 lead entering the fourth quarter.