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1979 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 6.1, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 411 points (25.7/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of 85 points (5.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Ron Erhardt (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Bucko Kilroy
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 411 5470 1128 4.8 39 16 27 318 237 475 3218 30 23 6.1 159 604 2252 16 3.7 132
Team Defense 326 4323 1019 4.2 43 23 26 283 246 467 2553 13 20 4.9 139 495 1770 22 3.6 118
Lg Rank Offense 2 8 15 11 7 13 8 1 16 10 6 15 15 22
Lg Rank Defense 15 3 6 3 12 15 8 3 17 3 3 5 20 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 3 boxscore L OT 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 16 16 244 82 162 2 20 309 191 118 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-1 New York Jets 56 3 30 597 365 232 3 12 134 45 89 6
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 14 18 332 167 165 17 198 32 166 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-1 San Diego Chargers 27 21 20 291 140 151 2 15 232 193 39 2
5 Mon October 1 boxscore L 3-2 @ Green Bay Packers 14 27 26 401 239 162 6 19 317 199 118 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-2 Detroit Lions 24 17 22 251 111 140 2 9 211 156 55 3
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-2 @ Chicago Bears 27 7 25 360 218 142 2 5 169 96 73 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-2 Miami Dolphins 28 13 17 299 170 129 1 13 204 69 135 5
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 6-3 @ Baltimore Colts 26 31 19 408 298 110 2 23 396 256 140 4
10 Sun November 4 boxscore W 7-3 @ Buffalo Bills 26 6 20 438 327 111 3 15 264 181 83 5
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 7-4 @ Denver Broncos 10 45 8 92 34 58 3 21 289 182 107 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-4 Baltimore Colts 50 21 22 417 169 248 1 24 263 174 89 3
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L OT 8-5 Buffalo Bills 13 16 21 309 136 173 4 18 281 201 80 2
14 Thu November 29 boxscore L 8-6 @ Miami Dolphins 24 39 21 420 327 93 6 22 322 152 170 2
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 8-7 @ New York Jets 26 27 19 320 213 107 1 20 281 127 154
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 9-7 Minnesota Vikings 27 23 14 291 222 69 1 30 453 299 154 1

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
14 Steve Grogan 26 QB 16 16 9-7-0 206 423 48.7% 3286 28 6.6 20 4.7 63 7.8 7.0 16.0 205.4 77.4 45 341 6.29 5.57 9.6 1 1
17 Tom Owen 27 6 0 27 47 57.4% 248 2 4.3 3 6.4 32 5.3 3.3 9.2 41.3 59.5 4 41 4.06 2.20 7.8 1 1
83 Don Westbrook 26 16 0 2 2 100.0% 52 0 0.0 0 0.0 28 26.0 26.0 26.0 3.3 118.7 0 0 26.00 26.00 0.0
12 Matt Cavanaugh 23 13 0 1 1 100.0% 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 10.0 10.0 10.0 0.8 108.3 0 0 10.00 10.00 0.0
8 Eddie Hare 22 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.3 83.3 0 0 4.00 4.00 0.0
29 Harold Jackson 33 WR 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.4 16 9-7-0 237 475 49.9% 3600 30 6.3 23 4.8 63 7.6 6.7 15.2 225.0 76.1 49 382 6.14 5.31 9.4 2 2
Opp Total 16 246 467 52.7% 3065 13 2.8 20 4.3 6.6 5.19 12.5 191.6 64.8 57 512 4.9 3.7 10.9

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
39 Sam Cunningham 29 FB 12 12 159 563 5 27 3.5 46.9 13.3 29 236 8.1 0 20 2.4 19.7 799 5 4
23 Horace Ivory 25 RB 11 9 143 522 1 52 3.7 47.5 13.0 23 216 9.4 2 24 2.1 19.6 738 3 4
44 Don Calhoun 27 fb 16 6 137 456 5 29 3.3 28.5 8.6 15 66 4.4 1 14 0.9 4.1 522 6 2
14 Steve Grogan 26 QB 16 16 64 368 2 26 5.8 23.0 4.0 368 2 12
32 Andy Johnson 27 rb 5 5 43 132 1 15 3.1 26.4 8.6 9 68 7.6 0 11 1.8 13.6 200 1 0
30 Mosi Tatupu 24 16 0 23 71 0 12 3.1 4.4 1.4 2 9 4.5 0 5 0.1 0.6 80 0 0
35 Allan Clark 22 KR 16 0 19 84 2 19 4.4 5.3 1.2 2 35 17.5 0 20 0.1 2.2 119 2 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 24 PR/WR 16 16 7 39 0 17 5.6 2.4 0.4 44 1002 22.8 12 63 2.8 62.6 1041 12 1
29 Harold Jackson 33 WR 16 16 3 12 0 12 4.0 0.8 0.2 45 1013 22.5 7 59 2.8 63.3 1025 7 0
83 Don Westbrook 26 16 0 2 8 0 4 4.0 0.5 0.1 9 173 19.2 1 38 0.6 10.8 181 1 0
17 Tom Owen 27 6 0 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -0.2 0.3 -1 0 1
12 Matt Cavanaugh 23 13 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
8 Eddie Hare 22 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
81 Russ Francis 26 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 557 14.3 5 44 3.3 46.4 557 5 0
80 Don Hasselbeck 24 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 158 12.2 0 41 0.8 9.9 158 0 1
88 Carlos Pennywell 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 35 8.8 1 13 0.7 5.8 35 1 0
87 Ray Jarvis 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 30 15.0 1 15 0.3 4.3 30 1 0
82 Al Chandler 29 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.3 2 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 604 2252 16 52 3.7 140.8 37.8 237 3600 15.2 30 63 14.8 225.0 5852 46 29
Opp Total 16 495 1770 22 3.6 110.6 30.9 246 2553 10.4 13 15.4 159.6 4323 35 35

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
35 Allan Clark 22 KR 16 0 37 816 0 38 22.1 935
86 Stanley Morgan* 24 PR/WR 16 16 29 289 1 80 10.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 1342
83 Don Westbrook 26 16 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 11 151 0 30 13.7 337
25 Rick Sanford 22 db 16 4 1 1 0 1 1.0 10 179 0 23 17.9 180
40 Mike Haynes* 26 RCB 16 15 5 16 0 5 3.2 16
30 Mosi Tatupu 24 16 0 3 15 0 12 5.0 95
26 Raymond Clayborn 24 LCB 16 16 2 33 0 20 16.5 33
23 Horace Ivory 25 RB 11 9 1 15 0 15 15.0 753
21 Mark Washington 32 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 26.4 16 37 311 1 80 8.4 66 1239 0 38 18.8 7402
Opp Total 16 28 317 1 11.3 80 1621 0 20.3

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
8 Eddie Hare 22 P 16 0 83 3038 58 1 36.6
1 John Smith 30 K 16 0 6 6 13 11 14 6 33 23 69.7%% 49 46 93.9%%
Team Total 26.4 16 6 6 13 11 14 6 33 23 69.7%% 49 46 93.9%% 83 3038 58 1 36.6
Opp Total 16 26 18 69.2%% 39 36 92.3%% 94 3638 38.7

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
14 Steve Grogan 26 QB 16 16 0 12 4 -12 0
40 Mike Haynes* 26 RCB 16 15 3 66 0 33 0 0 1 3 0 0
26 Raymond Clayborn 24 LCB 16 16 5 56 0 27 0
23 Horace Ivory 25 RB 11 9 0 4 1 0 0
39 Sam Cunningham 29 FB 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
34 Prentice McCray 28 ss 14 6 3 48 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Doug Beaudoin 25 SS 10 7 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Don Calhoun 27 fb 16 6 0 2 1 0 0
55 Ray Costict 24 lb 16 1 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 16 0
48 Tim Fox 26 FS 16 16 2 38 0 25 0 0 0 1 4 0
25 Rick Sanford 22 db 16 4 1 39 0 27 0 0 0 2 10 0
58 Pete Brock 25 lt 16 7 0 2 0 0 0
35 Allan Clark 22 KR 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 Eddie Hare 22 P 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Mike Hawkins 24 LOLB 16 14 2 35 1 35 0
72 Mel Lunsford 29 LDE 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
57 Steve Nelson 28 LILB 15 15 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Rod Shoate 26 ROLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Julius Adams 31 de 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
64 Richard Bishop 29 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mark Buben 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Cryder 23 t 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
73 John Hannah*+ 28 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
80 Don Hasselbeck 24 te 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
50 Sam Hunt 28 RILB 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
74 Shelby Jordan 27 RT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
67 Bill Lenkaitis 33 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 24 PR/WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
17 Tom Owen 27 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 Don Westbrook 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dwight Wheeler 24 LT 13 10 0 1 0 -14 0
Team Total 26.4 16 20 352 1 35 0 0 29 34 4 0
Opp Total 16 49 35 12 1

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 John Smith 30 K 16 0 46 23 115
86 Stanley Morgan* 24 PR/WR 16 16 12 1 13 78
29 Harold Jackson 33 WR 16 16 7 7 42
44 Don Calhoun 27 fb 16 6 5 1 6 36
39 Sam Cunningham 29 FB 12 12 5 5 30
81 Russ Francis 26 TE 12 12 5 5 30
23 Horace Ivory 25 RB 11 9 1 2 3 18
35 Allan Clark 22 KR 16 0 2 2 12
14 Steve Grogan 26 QB 16 16 2 2 12
59 Mike Hawkins 24 LOLB 16 14 1 1 6
87 Ray Jarvis 30 7 0 1 1 6
32 Andy Johnson 27 rb 5 5 1 1 6
88 Carlos Pennywell 23 6 0 1 1 6
25 Rick Sanford 22 db 16 4 1 1 6
83 Don Westbrook 26 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 16 30 1 1 1 49 46 23 1 409
Opp Total 16 22 13 1 2 36 18 1 326

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-03 PIT L, 13-16 1 4 pass Russ Francis 4 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
2 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 1 49 pass Harold Jackson 49 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
3 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 1 37 pass Stanley Morgan 37 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
4 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 2 50 pass Stanley Morgan 50 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
5 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 2 2 rush Andy Johnson 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
6 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 2 44 pass Harold Jackson 44 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
7 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 3 28 pass Harold Jackson 28 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
8 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 4 14 pass Don Westbrook 14 yard pass from Tom Owen (John Smith kick)
9 1979-09-09 NYJ W, 56-3 4 1 rush Allan Clark 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
10 1979-09-16 @ CIN W, 20-14 2 17 pass Stanley Morgan 17 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
11 1979-09-16 @ CIN W, 20-14 3 3 rush Don Calhoun 3 yard rush (John Smith kick)
12 1979-09-23 SDG W, 27-21 1 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
13 1979-09-23 SDG W, 27-21 1 10 rush Don Calhoun 10 yard rush (John Smith kick)
14 1979-09-23 SDG W, 27-21 4 5 pass Russ Francis 5 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
15 1979-10-01 @ GNB L, 14-27 1 27 pass Russ Francis 27 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
16 1979-10-01 @ GNB L, 14-27 2 6 pass Russ Francis 6 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
17 1979-10-07 DET W, 24-17 2 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
18 1979-10-07 DET W, 24-17 2 2 rush Don Calhoun 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
19 1979-10-07 DET W, 24-17 4 6 pass Don Calhoun 6 yard pass from Tom Owen (John Smith kick)
20 1979-10-14 @ CHI W, 27-7 1 10 pass Stanley Morgan 10 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
21 1979-10-14 @ CHI W, 27-7 1 19 pass Harold Jackson 19 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
22 1979-10-14 @ CHI W, 27-7 4 4 pass Russ Francis 4 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
23 1979-10-21 MIA W, 28-13 2 1 rush Horace Ivory 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
24 1979-10-21 MIA W, 28-13 3 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
25 1979-10-21 MIA W, 28-13 4 15 pass Ray Jarvis 15 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
26 1979-10-21 MIA W, 28-13 4 35 interception Mike Hawkins 35 yard interception return (John Smith kick)
27 1979-10-28 @ BAL L, 26-31 1 56 pass Stanley Morgan 56 yard pass from Steve Grogan
28 1979-10-28 @ BAL L, 26-31 1 27 pass Stanley Morgan 27 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
29 1979-10-28 @ BAL L, 26-31 4 8 rush Steve Grogan 8 yard rush (John Smith kick)
30 1979-11-04 @ BUF W, 26-6 2 6 pass Horace Ivory 6 yard pass from Steve Grogan
31 1979-11-04 @ BUF W, 26-6 3 63 pass Stanley Morgan 63 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
32 1979-11-04 @ BUF W, 26-6 4 34 pass Stanley Morgan 34 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
33 1979-11-11 @ DEN L, 10-45 2 2 rush Sam Cunningham 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
34 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 1 25 pass Stanley Morgan 25 yard pass from Steve Grogan
35 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 2 1 rush Don Calhoun 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
36 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 2 5 pass Harold Jackson 5 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
37 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 2 8 blocked punt Rick Sanford 8 yard blocked punt return (John Smith kick)
38 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 3 80 punt Stanley Morgan 80 yard punt return (John Smith kick)
39 1979-11-18 BAL W, 50-21 4 15 rush Allan Clark 15 yard rush (John Smith kick)
40 1979-11-25 BUF L, 13-16 4 1 rush Steve Grogan 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
41 1979-11-29 @ MIA L, 24-39 2 16 pass Harold Jackson 16 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
42 1979-11-29 @ MIA L, 24-39 2 38 pass Stanley Morgan 38 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
43 1979-11-29 @ MIA L, 24-39 4 13 pass Carlos Pennywell 13 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
44 1979-12-09 @ NYJ L, 26-27 2 48 pass Stanley Morgan 48 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
45 1979-12-09 @ NYJ L, 26-27 3 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
46 1979-12-09 @ NYJ L, 26-27 4 39 pass Stanley Morgan 39 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
47 1979-12-16 MIN W, 27-23 1 5 pass Horace Ivory 5 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
48 1979-12-16 MIN W, 27-23 4 1 rush Don Calhoun 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
49 1979-12-16 MIN W, 27-23 4 40 pass Harold Jackson 40 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-03 PIT W, 16-13 2 2 rush Sidney Thornton 2 yard rush
2 1979-09-03 PIT W, 16-13 4 21 pass Sidney Thornton 21 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
3 1979-09-16 @ CIN L, 14-20 3 13 rush Jack Thompson 13 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1979-09-16 @ CIN L, 14-20 4 1 rush Jack Thompson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1979-09-23 SDG L, 21-27 2 19 pass John Jefferson 19 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
6 1979-09-23 SDG L, 21-27 2 1 rush Clarence Williams 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
7 1979-09-23 SDG L, 21-27 4 1 rush Clarence Williams 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
8 1979-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-14 1 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1979-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-14 2 15 pass Aundra Thompson 15 yard pass from David Whitehurst (Chester Marcol kick)
10 1979-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-14 2 1 rush Terdell Middleton 1 yard rush
11 1979-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-14 3 4 rush David Whitehurst 4 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1979-10-07 DET L, 17-24 3 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
13 1979-10-07 DET L, 17-24 3 0 fumble William Gay 0 yard fumble return (Benny Ricardo kick)
14 1979-10-14 @ CHI L, 7-27 2 54 pass Dave Williams 54 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1979-10-21 MIA L, 13-28 1 13 pass Bruce Hardy 13 yard pass from Bob Griese (Uwe von Schamann kick)
16 1979-10-28 @ BAL W, 31-26 1 8 rush Joe Washington 8 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer run)
17 1979-10-28 @ BAL W, 31-26 1 4 rush Don Hardeman 4 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1979-10-28 @ BAL W, 31-26 3 7 pass Joe Washington 7 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1979-10-28 @ BAL W, 31-26 4 12 rush Joe Washington 12 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
20 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 1 2 fumble Rubin Carter 2 yard fumble return (Jim Turner kick)
21 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 1 2 rush Rob Lytle 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
22 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 1 7 pass Haven Moses 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
23 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 2 28 pass Rick Upchurch 28 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
24 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 2 22 blocked punt Rob Nairne 22 yard blocked punt return (Jim Turner kick)
25 1979-11-11 @ DEN W, 45-10 4 3 rush Rob Lytle 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
26 1979-11-18 BAL L, 21-50 1 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
27 1979-11-18 BAL L, 21-50 3 75 punt Nesby Glasgow 75 yard punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
28 1979-11-18 BAL L, 21-50 4 10 pass Glenn Doughty 10 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
29 1979-11-25 BUF W, 16-13 4 11 pass Lou Piccone 11 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
30 1979-11-29 @ MIA W, 39-24 2 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
31 1979-11-29 @ MIA W, 39-24 3 38 pass Nat Moore 38 yard pass from Bob Griese (Uwe von Schamann kick)
32 1979-11-29 @ MIA W, 39-24 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
33 1979-11-29 @ MIA W, 39-24 4 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
34 1979-12-09 @ NYJ W, 27-26 1 13 pass Derrick Gaffney 13 yard pass from Richard Todd (Dave Jacobs kick)
35 1979-12-09 @ NYJ W, 27-26 2 1 rush Tom Newton 1 yard rush (Dave Jacobs kick)
36 1979-12-09 @ NYJ W, 27-26 3 8 rush Richard Todd 8 yard rush (Dave Jacobs kick)
37 1979-12-16 MIN L, 23-27 1 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush
38 1979-12-16 MIN L, 23-27 2 1 rush Robert Miller 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
39 1979-12-16 MIN L, 23-27 4 13 pass Rickey Young 13 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)