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1979 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: 2.3, Defense: -3.5, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 370 points (23.1/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (22.5/g), 22nd.
 Differential of 10 points (0.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Dick Nolan (8-8-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Paul Wiggin

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Dodgertown (Vero Beach, Florida)

Team Info

President/Majority Shareholder/Temporary GM John Mecom Jr.
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 370 5627 996 5.6 36 14 20 315 257 428 3151 16 22 7.1 135 551 2476 28 4.5 160
Team Defense 360 5535 1055 5.2 42 16 19 334 265 488 3066 24 26 5.7 168 521 2469 22 4.7 147
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 9 6 8 19 11 20 12 1 15 6 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 22 22 8 14 26 23 20 24 5 13 10 23 20 28

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L OT 0-1 Atlanta Falcons 34 40 23 512 324 188 2 35 552 295 257 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 @ Green Bay Packers 19 28 29 474 289 185 2 21 309 115 194 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-3 Philadelphia Eagles 14 26 12 235 160 75 2 18 361 162 199
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 30 21 28 512 338 174 2 17 341 263 78 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-3 New York Giants 24 14 21 362 195 167 3 13 285 163 122 3
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 2-4 Los Angeles Rams 17 35 13 234 132 102 6 22 295 154 141 2
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42 14 22 397 163 234 1 16 374 213 161 4
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-4 Detroit Lions 17 7 18 284 125 159 3 13 197 117 80 4
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 5-4 @ Washington Redskins 14 10 14 233 131 102 2 15 225 47 178 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 5-5 @ Denver Broncos 3 10 13 239 117 122 1 19 349 201 148 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-5 San Francisco 49ers 31 20 27 368 153 215 1 26 393 198 195 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 6-6 @ Seattle Seahawks 24 38 24 420 286 134 1 28 521 391 130 1
13 Sun November 25 boxscore W 7-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 37 6 18 415 276 139 2 13 237 135 102 6
14 Mon December 3 boxscore L 7-7 Oakland Raiders 35 42 18 289 141 148 2 31 406 264 142 3
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 7-8 San Diego Chargers 0 35 12 231 175 56 2 31 400 234 166
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 8-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 29 14 23 422 146 276 4 16 290 114 176 6

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
8 Archie Manning* 30 QB 16 16 8-8-0 252 420 60.0% 3169 15 3.6 20 4.8 85 7.5 6.1 12.6 198.1 75.6 17 140 6.93 5.56 3.9
34 Tony Galbreath 25 FB 15 15 2 3 66.7% 70 0 0.0 1 33.3 48 23.3 8.3 35.0 4.7 70.1 0 0 23.33 8.33 0.0
42 Chuck Muncie* 26 RB 16 15 1 2 50.0% 40 1 50.0 0 0.0 40 20.0 30.0 40.0 2.5 135.4 0 0 20.00 30.00 0.0
12 Bobby Scott 30 3 0 2 2 100.0% 12 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 6.0 6.0 4.0 91.7 0 0 6.00 6.00 0.0
14 Russell Erxleben 23 p 1 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 8-8-0 257 428 60.0% 3291 16 3.7 22 5.1 85 7.7 6.1 12.8 205.7 75.2 17 140 7.08 5.58 3.8 0 0
Opp Total 16 265 488 54.3% 3457 24 4.9 26 5.3 7.1 5.67 13.0 216.1 71.0 46 391 5.7 4.4 8.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
42 Chuck Muncie* 26 RB 16 15 238 1198 11 69 5.0 74.9 14.9 40 308 7.7 0 28 2.5 19.3 1506 11 8
34 Tony Galbreath 25 FB 15 15 189 708 9 27 3.7 47.2 12.6 58 484 8.3 1 38 3.9 32.3 1192 10 5
33 Mike Strachan 26 10 1 62 276 6 23 4.5 27.6 6.2 3 9 3.0 0 5 0.3 0.9 285 6 1
8 Archie Manning* 30 QB 16 16 35 186 2 20 5.3 11.6 2.2 186 2 4
45 Jack Holmes 26 rb 16 1 17 68 0 14 4.0 4.3 1.1 3 19 6.3 0 13 0.2 1.2 87 0 1
30 Wayne Wilson 22 14 0 5 26 0 16 5.2 1.9 0.4 26 0 1
32 Kim Jones 27 2 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 2.5 1.5 5 0 0
82 Ike Harris 27 WR 14 14 2 9 0 16 4.5 0.6 0.1 25 395 15.8 2 42 1.8 28.2 404 2 0
89 Wes Chandler* 23 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 65 1069 16.4 6 85 4.1 66.8 1069 6 0
85 Henry Childs* 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 846 16.6 5 51 3.2 52.9 846 5 1
83 Tinker Owens 25 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 72 10.3 1 21 0.5 5.5 72 1 0
84 Rich Mauti 25 KR/PR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 64 32.0 0 61 0.1 4.3 64 0 3
88 Brooks Williams 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 22 11.0 0 14 0.1 1.4 22 0 0
87 Larry Hardy 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.2 3 1 0
Team Total 26.5 16 551 2476 28 69 4.5 154.8 34.4 257 3291 12.8 16 85 16.1 205.7 5767 44 24
Opp Total 16 521 2469 22 4.7 154.3 32.6 265 3066 11.6 24 16.6 191.6 5535 46 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Rich Mauti 25 KR/PR 15 0 27 218 0 33 8.1 36 801 0 39 22.3 1083
30 Wayne Wilson 22 14 0 11 230 0 31 20.9 256
89 Wes Chandler* 23 WR 16 16 3 13 0 8 4.3 7 136 0 37 19.4 1218
45 Jack Holmes 26 rb 16 1 8 120 0 20 15.0 207
88 Brooks Williams 25 16 0 2 12 0 12 6.0 34
52 Jim Kovach 23 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
83 Tinker Owens 25 wr 13 2 1 10 0 10 10.0 82
Team Total 26.5 16 30 231 0 33 7.7 66 1319 0 39 20.0 7317
Opp Total 16 32 223 0 7.0 76 1523 0 20.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
17 Rick Partridge 22 P 13 0 57 2330 61 0 40.9
1 Garo Yepremian 35 K 14 0 1 1 5 5 4 3 6 3 16 12 75.0%% 40 39 97.5%%
14 Russell Erxleben 23 p 1 0 2 2 2 2 100.0%% 4 4 100.0%% 4 148 40 0 37.0
89 Wes Chandler* 23 WR 16 16 8 248 40 0 31.0
34 Tony Galbreath 25 FB 15 15 1 2 2 3 2 66.7%% 2 1 50.0%%
Team Total 26.5 16 2 1 7 7 6 5 6 3 21 16 76.2%% 46 44 95.7%% 69 2726 61 0 39.5
Opp Total 16 17 11 64.7%% 46 45 97.8%% 71 2726 38.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Chuck Muncie* 26 RB 16 15 0 8 2 0 0
37 Tom Myers* 29 FS 15 15 7 127 1 52 0 0 0 3 0 0
34 Tony Galbreath 25 FB 15 15 0 5 1 0 0
8 Archie Manning* 30 QB 16 16 0 4 2 -4 0
20 Eric Felton 24 RCB 13 10 4 53 0 53 0
54 Pat Hughes 32 RLB 16 16 4 62 0 40 0
84 Rich Mauti 25 KR/PR 15 0 0 3 1 0 0
27 Ray Brown 30 SS 12 12 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Elois Grooms 26 LDE 16 16 1 -2 0 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
45 Jack Holmes 26 rb 16 1 0 1 2 0 0
50 Ken Bordelon 25 LLB 16 14 2 24 1 19 0
24 Clarence Chapman 26 LCB 16 15 2 12 0 12 0
66 Conrad Dobler 29 RG 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
49 Ralph McGill 29 13 1 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Don Reese 28 RDE 16 12 0 0 2 0 0
48 Don Schwartz 23 db 14 4 2 31 0 22 0
30 Wayne Wilson 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
85 Henry Childs* 28 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
58 Joe Federspiel 29 MLB 16 16 1 4 0 4 0
21 David Gray 24 rcb 16 6 1 32 0 32 0
82 Ike Harris 27 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
57 Jim Merlo 28 16 2 0 0 1 9 0
75 Elex Price 29 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
33 Mike Strachan 26 10 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 26 351 2 53 0 0 24 24 5 0 1
Opp Total 16 17 32 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 35 K 14 0 39 12 75
34 Tony Galbreath 25 FB 15 15 9 1 10 1 2 67
42 Chuck Muncie* 26 RB 16 15 11 11 66
89 Wes Chandler* 23 WR 16 16 6 6 36
33 Mike Strachan 26 10 1 6 6 36
85 Henry Childs* 28 TE 16 16 5 5 30
82 Ike Harris 27 WR 14 14 2 2 12
8 Archie Manning* 30 QB 16 16 2 2 12
14 Russell Erxleben 23 p 1 0 4 2 10
50 Ken Bordelon 25 LLB 16 14 1 1 6
87 Larry Hardy 23 16 0 1 1 6
37 Tom Myers* 29 FS 15 15 1 1 6
83 Tinker Owens 25 wr 13 2 1 1 6
78 Elois Grooms 26 LDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.5 16 28 16 2 46 44 16 1 370
Opp Total 16 22 24 1 45 11 360

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 ATL L, 34-40 1 5 pass Ike Harris 5 yard pass from Archie Manning (Russell Erxleben kick)
2 1979-09-02 ATL L, 34-40 2 40 pass Wes Chandler 40 yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Russell Erxleben kick)
3 1979-09-02 ATL L, 34-40 2 69 rush Chuck Muncie 69 yard rush (Russell Erxleben kick)
4 1979-09-02 ATL L, 34-40 2 4 rush Chuck Muncie 4 yard rush (Russell Erxleben kick)
5 1979-09-09 @ GNB L, 19-28 2 33 pass Henry Childs 33 yard pass from Archie Manning
6 1979-09-09 @ GNB L, 19-28 4 1 rush Mike Strachan 1 yard rush (Tony Galbreath kick)
7 1979-09-16 PHI L, 14-26 2 52 pass Wes Chandler 52 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
8 1979-09-16 PHI L, 14-26 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
9 1979-09-23 @ SFO W, 30-21 2 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush
10 1979-09-23 @ SFO W, 30-21 2 5 pass Wes Chandler 5 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
11 1979-09-23 @ SFO W, 30-21 3 3 pass Larry Hardy 3 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
12 1979-09-23 @ SFO W, 30-21 3 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
13 1979-09-30 NYG W, 24-14 2 10 rush Chuck Muncie 10 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1979-09-30 NYG W, 24-14 3 24 pass Ike Harris 24 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1979-09-30 NYG W, 24-14 4 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1979-10-07 RAM L, 17-35 1 3 rush Tony Galbreath 3 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1979-10-07 RAM L, 17-35 4 6 pass Henry Childs 6 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
18 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 3 2 rush Archie Manning 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 3 6 rush Tony Galbreath 6 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
20 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 3 15 pass Henry Childs 15 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 4 20 rush Tony Galbreath 20 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 4 1 rush Mike Strachan 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1979-10-14 @ TAM W, 42-14 4 7 rush Mike Strachan 7 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1979-10-21 DET W, 17-7 1 24 pass Wes Chandler 24 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
25 1979-10-21 DET W, 17-7 3 52 interception Tom Myers 52 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
26 1979-10-28 @ WAS W, 14-10 1 45 pass Wes Chandler 45 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
27 1979-10-28 @ WAS W, 14-10 2 2 rush Tony Galbreath 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
28 1979-11-11 SFO W, 31-20 1 2 rush Chuck Muncie 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
29 1979-11-11 SFO W, 31-20 1 12 rush Chuck Muncie 12 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1979-11-11 SFO W, 31-20 2 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1979-11-11 SFO W, 31-20 3 4 rush Tony Galbreath 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1979-11-18 @ SEA L, 24-38 1 4 rush Archie Manning 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1979-11-18 @ SEA L, 24-38 2 4 pass Wes Chandler 4 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
34 1979-11-18 @ SEA L, 24-38 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
35 1979-11-25 @ ATL W, 37-6 1 2 rush Mike Strachan 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
36 1979-11-25 @ ATL W, 37-6 2 14 rush Chuck Muncie 14 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
37 1979-11-25 @ ATL W, 37-6 2 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
38 1979-11-25 @ ATL W, 37-6 4 37 pass Henry Childs 37 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
39 1979-12-03 OAK L, 35-42 2 2 rush Tony Galbreath 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
40 1979-12-03 OAK L, 35-42 2 17 pass Tony Galbreath 17 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
41 1979-12-03 OAK L, 35-42 2 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
42 1979-12-03 OAK L, 35-42 2 28 pass Henry Childs 28 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
43 1979-12-03 OAK L, 35-42 3 19 interception Ken Bordelon 19 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
44 1979-12-16 @ RAM W, 29-14 2 8 pass Tinker Owens 8 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
45 1979-12-16 @ RAM W, 29-14 2 10 rush Mike Strachan 10 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
46 1979-12-16 @ RAM W, 29-14 4 1 rush Mike Strachan 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 ATL W, 40-34 2 20 pass Alfred Jenkins 20 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
2 1979-09-02 ATL W, 40-34 2 20 pass Wallace Francis 20 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
3 1979-09-02 ATL W, 40-34 3 21 pass Wallace Francis 21 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
4 1979-09-02 ATL W, 40-34 4 4 rush William Andrews 4 yard rush (Tim Mazzetti kick)
5 1979-09-02 ATL W, 40-34 5 6 interception James Mayberry 6 yard interception return
6 1979-09-09 @ GNB W, 28-19 3 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1979-09-09 @ GNB W, 28-19 3 2 rush David Whitehurst 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1979-09-09 @ GNB W, 28-19 3 3 rush Steve Atkins 3 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1979-09-09 @ GNB W, 28-19 4 3 rush Eric Torkelson 3 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
10 1979-09-16 PHI W, 26-14 2 26 pass Wilbert Montgomery 26 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
11 1979-09-16 PHI W, 26-14 4 15 rush Billy Campfield 15 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1979-09-23 @ SFO L, 21-30 1 17 pass Freddie Solomon 17 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)
13 1979-09-23 @ SFO L, 21-30 2 25 pass Freddie Solomon 25 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1979-09-23 @ SFO L, 21-30 4 2 rush Paul Hofer 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
15 1979-09-30 NYG L, 14-24 3 5 rush Billy Taylor 5 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
16 1979-09-30 NYG L, 14-24 4 11 pass Ken Johnson 11 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
17 1979-10-07 RAM W, 35-17 2 5 rush Wendell Tyler 5 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)
18 1979-10-07 RAM W, 35-17 2 2 rush Wendell Tyler 2 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)
19 1979-10-07 RAM W, 35-17 2 39 pass Ron Jessie 39 yard pass from Pat Haden (Frank Corral kick)
20 1979-10-07 RAM W, 35-17 2 5 pass Terry Nelson 5 yard pass from Pat Haden (Frank Corral kick)
21 1979-10-07 RAM W, 35-17 4 24 pass Ron Jessie 24 yard pass from Pat Haden (Frank Corral kick)
22 1979-10-14 @ TAM L, 14-42 3 22 pass Isaac Hagins 22 yard pass from Doug Williams (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
23 1979-10-14 @ TAM L, 14-42 4 21 pass Jimmie Giles 21 yard pass from Mike Rae (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
24 1979-10-21 DET L, 7-17 3 5 pass David Hill 5 yard pass from Jeff Komlo (Benny Ricardo kick)
25 1979-10-28 @ WAS L, 10-14 2 1 rush Joe Theismann 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
26 1979-11-04 @ DEN W, 10-3 4 12 pass Rick Upchurch 12 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
27 1979-11-11 SFO L, 20-31 3 4 pass Ken MacAfee 4 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)
28 1979-11-11 SFO L, 20-31 4 1 rush Paul Hofer 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
29 1979-11-18 @ SEA W, 38-24 1 51 pass Sam McCullum 51 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
30 1979-11-18 @ SEA W, 38-24 2 39 pass Steve Largent 39 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
31 1979-11-18 @ SEA W, 38-24 2 2 rush Dan Doornink 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
32 1979-11-18 @ SEA W, 38-24 4 35 pass Steve Largent 35 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
33 1979-11-18 @ SEA W, 38-24 4 5 pass Brian Peets 5 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
34 1979-11-25 @ ATL L, 6-37 2 2 rush William Andrews 2 yard rush
35 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 1 3 pass Raymond Chester 3 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
36 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 2 1 rush Arthur Whittington 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
37 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 3 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
38 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 4 17 pass Derrick Ramsey 17 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
39 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 4 66 pass Cliff Branch 66 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
40 1979-12-03 OAK W, 42-35 4 8 pass Cliff Branch 8 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
41 1979-12-09 SDG W, 35-0 1 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush (Mike Wood kick)
42 1979-12-09 SDG W, 35-0 1 5 rush Clarence Williams 5 yard rush (Mike Wood kick)
43 1979-12-09 SDG W, 35-0 2 26 pass John Jefferson 26 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Mike Wood kick)
44 1979-12-09 SDG W, 35-0 2 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush (Mike Wood kick)
45 1979-12-09 SDG W, 35-0 2 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush (Mike Wood kick)
46 1979-12-16 @ RAM L, 14-29 1 1 rush Wendell Tyler 1 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)
47 1979-12-16 @ RAM L, 14-29 4 1 rush Eddie Hill 1 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)