Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said he thinks the worst is over for the team in Memphis and expects it to stay put for a second season.
"I think the enthusiasm has been building. The team's been playing well. I hope it can work and if we keep building it in the right way, it can," Tagliabue said.
The Oilers are scheduled to play in Memphis for two years before settling into a new stadium in Nashville in 1999.
Attendance at Memphis' 63,000-seat Liberty Bowl has ranged from less than 18,000 to 31,000.