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1979 Houston Oilers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (22.6/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 331 points (20.7/g), 16th.
 Differential of 31 points (1.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.8-7.2.

Coach: Bum Phillips (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
Head Coach/General Manager Bum Phillips
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 362 4827 1034 4.7 32 11 19 268 195 386 2256 17 21 5.4 100 616 2571 24 4.2 149
Team Defense 331 4990 1038 4.8 50 16 21 304 242 465 2765 18 34 5.4 158 522 2225 19 4.3 125
Lg Rank Offense 8 22 5 3 22 25 25 18 10 19 3 4 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 16 13 1 14 16 14 14 11 1 9 11 17 17 21

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 W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 29 27 21 365 166 199 3 14 246 104 142 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 38 12 124 22 102 6 17 256 174 82 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 20 6 16 345 173 172 1 16 280 97 183 5
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W OT 3-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 27 19 361 184 177 3 21 265 100 165 2
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 4-1 Cleveland Browns 31 10 17 270 76 194 24 309 201 108 4
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 4-2 St. Louis Cardinals 17 24 13 222 165 57 3 26 447 253 194 4
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-2 @ Baltimore Colts 28 16 16 247 27 220 2 16 189 82 107 4
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 5-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 14 34 16 243 160 83 3 21 391 240 151 2
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W OT 6-3 New York Jets 27 24 17 311 199 112 1 20 357 225 132 3
10 Mon November 5 boxscore W 7-3 @ Miami Dolphins 9 6 10 190 11 179 13 240 138 102 4
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 8-3 Oakland Raiders 31 17 16 348 205 143 2 21 294 213 81 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 9-3 Cincinnati Bengals 42 21 26 485 322 163 3 17 306 106 200 6
13 Thu November 22 boxscore W 10-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 30 24 17 378 154 224 20 371 279 92 3
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 10-4 @ Cleveland Browns 7 14 13 249 128 121 2 23 335 137 198 2
15 Mon December 10 boxscore W 11-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 17 20 350 160 190 15 338 218 120 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 11-5 Philadelphia Eagles 20 26 19 339 104 235 3 20 366 198 168 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 23 boxscore W 12-5 Denver Broncos 13 7 15 282 147 135 2 17 216 104 112 1
Division Sat December 29 boxscore W 13-5 @ San Diego Chargers 17 14 15 259 111 148 1 25 380 317 63 5
ConfChamp Sun January 6 boxscore L 13-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 27 11 227 203 24 3 22 358 197 161 2

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
7 Dan Pastorini 30 QB 15 15 10-5-0 163 324 50.3% 2090 14 4.3 18 5.6 55 6.5 4.8 12.8 139.3 62.1 29 212 5.32 3.82 8.2 2 4
14 Gifford Nielsen 25 qb 16 1 1-0-0 32 61 52.5% 404 3 4.9 3 4.9 41 6.6 5.4 12.6 25.3 69.3 3 26 5.91 4.73 4.7
00 Ken Burrough 31 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 26.3 16 11-5-0 195 386 50.5% 2494 17 4.4 21 5.4 55 6.5 4.9 12.8 155.9 63.1 32 238 5.40 3.95 7.7 2 4
Opp Total 16 242 465 52.0% 3186 18 3.9 34 7.3 6.9 4.34 13.2 199.1 56.4 51 421 5.4 3.1 9.9

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
34 Earl Campbell*+ 24 RB 16 16 368 1697 19 61 4.6 106.1 23.0 16 94 5.9 0 46 1.0 5.9 1791 19 8
26 Rob Carpenter 24 16 0 92 355 3 13 3.9 22.2 5.8 16 116 7.3 1 22 1.0 7.3 471 4 3
45 Tim Wilson 25 FB 16 16 84 319 2 19 3.8 19.9 5.3 29 208 7.2 1 24 1.8 13.0 527 3 2
42 Boobie Clark 29 15 0 22 51 0 7 2.3 3.4 1.5 6 58 9.7 0 38 0.4 3.9 109 0 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 28 14 0 21 81 0 10 3.9 5.8 1.5 12 114 9.5 1 17 0.9 8.1 195 1 2
7 Dan Pastorini 30 QB 15 15 15 23 0 14 1.5 1.5 1.0 23 0 6
14 Gifford Nielsen 25 qb 16 1 5 7 0 7 1.4 0.4 0.3 7 0 1
88 Rich Caster 31 WR 16 13 4 25 0 10 6.3 1.6 0.3 18 239 13.3 1 36 1.1 14.9 264 1 1
30 Kenny King 22 12 0 3 9 0 4 3.0 0.8 0.3 9 0 0
86 Mike Barber 26 TE 15 15 2 4 0 6 2.0 0.3 0.1 27 377 14.0 3 37 1.8 25.1 381 3 1
00 Ken Burrough 31 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 752 18.8 6 55 2.5 47.0 752 6 1
82 Mike Renfro 24 wr 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 323 20.2 2 49 1.1 21.5 323 2 1
84 Billy Johnson 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 108 18.0 1 29 3.0 54.0 108 1 0
87 Conrad Rucker 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 40 10.0 0 16 0.3 2.5 40 0 0
12 Guido Merkens 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 44 14.7 1 20 0.2 2.8 44 1 1
85 Rich Ellender 22 KR/PR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.2 15 0 4
81 Jeff Groth 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.0 6 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 616 2571 24 61 4.2 160.7 38.5 195 2494 12.8 17 55 12.2 155.9 5065 41 31
Opp Total 16 522 2225 19 4.3 139.1 32.6 242 2765 11.4 18 15.1 172.8 4990 37 29

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
85 Rich Ellender 22 KR/PR 13 0 31 203 0 36 6.5 24 514 0 35 21.4 732
47 Ronnie Coleman 28 14 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 16 321 0 27 20.1 511
36 Carter Hartwig 23 16 0 13 238 0 37 18.3 238
84 Billy Johnson 27 2 2 4 17 0 16 4.3 4 37 0 12 9.3 162
12 Guido Merkens 24 16 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 2 22 0 13 11.0 72
26 Rob Carpenter 24 16 0 2 34 0 17 17.0 505
45 Tim Wilson 25 FB 16 16 2 30 0 15 15.0 557
88 Rich Caster 31 WR 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 264
81 Jeff Groth 22 6 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 27
30 Kenny King 22 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 26
27 Greg Stemrick 28 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 38 221 0 36 5.8 67 1234 0 37 18.4 6520
Opp Total 16 64 726 1 11.3 69 1310 0 19.0

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
18 Cliff Parsley 25 P 16 0 93 3777 59 0 40.6
16 Toni Fritsch*+ 34 K 16 0 7 7 6 5 10 7 2 2 25 21 84.0%% 43 41 95.3%%
Team Total 26.3 16 7 7 6 5 10 7 2 2 25 21 84.0%% 43 41 95.3%% 93 3777 59 0 40.6
Opp Total 16 28 18 64.3%% 40 37 92.5%% 73 2993 41.0

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
37 Mike Reinfeldt*+ 26 FS 16 16 12 205 0 39 0
34 Earl Campbell*+ 24 RB 16 16 0 8 2 -1 0
7 Dan Pastorini 30 QB 15 15 0 6 3 0 0
33 J.C. Wilson 23 LCB 16 16 6 135 1 66 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Gregg Bingham 28 LILB 16 16 3 78 0 54 0 0 0 3 0 0
52 Robert Brazile*+ 26 ROLB 16 16 2 45 0 26 0 0 0 3 0 0
85 Rich Ellender 22 KR/PR 13 0 0 4 1 0 0
36 Carter Hartwig 23 16 0 2 24 0 24 0 0 0 3 1 0
26 Rob Carpenter 24 16 0 0 3 1 -2 0
55 Carl Mauck 32 C 16 16 0 0 4 0 0
45 Tim Wilson 25 FB 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
32 Vernon Perry 26 SS 16 16 3 33 0 24 0
27 Greg Stemrick 28 RCB 16 16 2 50 0 50 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Willie Alexander 30 13 0 2 27 0 19 0
47 Ronnie Coleman 28 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 Guido Merkens 24 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
53 Art Stringer 25 RILB 8 8 2 21 0 21 0
75 Jesse Baker 22 de 16 2 0 0 1 20 1
86 Mike Barber 26 TE 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
65 Elvin Bethea* 33 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
00 Ken Burrough 31 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
88 Rich Caster 31 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
42 Boobie Clark 29 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Bill Currier 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Daryl Hunt 23 16 8 0 0 1 0 0
14 Gifford Nielsen 25 qb 16 1 0 1 0 -1 0
82 Mike Renfro 24 wr 15 2 0 1 0 0 0
51 Ted Thompson 26 lb 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
76 Morris Towns 25 RT 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 34 618 1 66 0 0 31 32 17 1
Opp Total 16 32 29 13

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
34 Earl Campbell*+ 24 RB 16 16 19 19 114
16 Toni Fritsch*+ 34 K 16 0 41 21 104
00 Ken Burrough 31 WR 16 16 6 6 36
26 Rob Carpenter 24 16 0 3 1 4 24
86 Mike Barber 26 TE 15 15 3 3 18
45 Tim Wilson 25 FB 16 16 2 1 3 18
82 Mike Renfro 24 wr 15 2 2 2 12
75 Jesse Baker 22 de 16 2 1 1 6
88 Rich Caster 31 WR 16 13 1 1 6
47 Ronnie Coleman 28 14 0 1 1 6
84 Billy Johnson 27 2 2 1 1 6
12 Guido Merkens 24 16 0 1 1 6
33 J.C. Wilson 23 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 24 17 1 1 43 41 21 362
Opp Total 16 19 18 1 1 1 37 18 331

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 @ WAS W, 29-27 3 13 rush Earl Campbell 13 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
2 1979-09-02 @ WAS W, 29-27 4 14 pass Billy Johnson 14 yard pass from Dan Pastorini
3 1979-09-02 @ WAS W, 29-27 4 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
4 1979-09-09 @ PIT L, 7-38 4 9 pass Guido Merkens 9 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1979-09-16 KAN W, 20-6 1 4 rush Earl Campbell 4 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1979-09-16 KAN W, 20-6 2 24 pass Tim Wilson 24 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Toni Fritsch kick)
7 1979-09-23 @ CIN W, 30-27 2 35 pass Ken Burrough 35 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
8 1979-09-23 @ CIN W, 30-27 3 8 rush Earl Campbell 8 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1979-09-23 @ CIN W, 30-27 3 22 pass Rich Caster 22 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1979-09-30 CLE W, 31-10 1 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1979-09-30 CLE W, 31-10 2 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1979-09-30 CLE W, 31-10 2 34 interception J.C. Wilson 34 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1979-09-30 CLE W, 31-10 3 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1979-10-07 STL L, 17-24 2 4 rush Earl Campbell 4 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1979-10-07 STL L, 17-24 2 11 pass Ken Burrough 11 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1979-10-14 @ BAL W, 28-16 1 20 fumble Jesse Baker 20 yard fumble return (Toni Fritsch kick)
17 1979-10-14 @ BAL W, 28-16 2 7 rush Earl Campbell 7 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1979-10-14 @ BAL W, 28-16 3 20 rush Earl Campbell 20 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1979-10-14 @ BAL W, 28-16 3 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1979-10-21 @ SEA L, 14-34 2 9 pass Mike Barber 9 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1979-10-21 @ SEA L, 14-34 4 6 pass Ronnie Coleman 6 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
22 1979-10-28 NYJ W, 27-24 2 1 rush Rob Carpenter 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
23 1979-10-28 NYJ W, 27-24 2 4 rush Earl Campbell 4 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
24 1979-10-28 NYJ W, 27-24 3 37 pass Mike Barber 37 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
25 1979-11-11 OAK W, 31-17 1 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
26 1979-11-11 OAK W, 31-17 2 55 pass Ken Burrough 55 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
27 1979-11-11 OAK W, 31-17 3 7 rush Tim Wilson 7 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1979-11-11 OAK W, 31-17 3 35 pass Ken Burrough 35 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
29 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 1 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
30 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 2 3 rush Rob Carpenter 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
31 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 2 17 pass Mike Barber 17 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
32 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 2 13 rush Earl Campbell 13 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
33 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 2 1 rush Tim Wilson 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1979-11-18 CIN W, 42-21 4 7 pass Rob Carpenter 7 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Toni Fritsch kick)
35 1979-11-22 @ DAL W, 30-24 1 61 rush Earl Campbell 61 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
36 1979-11-22 @ DAL W, 30-24 2 27 rush Earl Campbell 27 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
37 1979-11-22 @ DAL W, 30-24 3 47 pass Mike Renfro 47 yard pass from Dan Pastorini
38 1979-11-22 @ DAL W, 30-24 4 32 pass Ken Burrough 32 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
39 1979-12-02 @ CLE L, 7-14 1 11 rush Earl Campbell 11 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
40 1979-12-10 PIT W, 20-17 2 25 pass Ken Burrough 25 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
41 1979-12-10 PIT W, 20-17 4 4 rush Rob Carpenter 4 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
42 1979-12-16 PHI L, 20-26 2 6 rush Earl Campbell 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
43 1979-12-16 PHI L, 20-26 4 7 pass Mike Renfro 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 @ WAS L, 27-29 2 8 pass Jean Fugett 8 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
2 1979-09-02 @ WAS L, 27-29 2 1 rush Benny Malone 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1979-09-02 @ WAS L, 27-29 3 30 pass Jean Fugett 30 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1979-09-09 @ PIT W, 38-7 1 1 rush Sidney Thornton 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1979-09-09 @ PIT W, 38-7 3 16 pass Sidney Thornton 16 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
6 1979-09-09 @ PIT W, 38-7 3 8 rush Greg Hawthorne 8 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
7 1979-09-09 @ PIT W, 38-7 4 18 pass Jim Smith 18 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
8 1979-09-09 @ PIT W, 38-7 4 41 interception Dirt Winston 41 yard interception return (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1979-09-16 KAN L, 6-20 2 55 punt J.T. Smith 55 yard punt return
10 1979-09-23 @ CIN L, 27-30 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1979-09-23 @ CIN L, 27-30 1 2 rush Charles Alexander 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
12 1979-09-23 @ CIN L, 27-30 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
13 1979-09-30 CLE L, 10-31 2 1 rush Brian Sipe 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1979-10-07 STL W, 24-17 2 2 rush Theotis Brown 2 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
15 1979-10-07 STL W, 24-17 4 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
16 1979-10-07 STL W, 24-17 4 6 rush Wayne Morris 6 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
17 1979-10-14 @ BAL L, 16-28 1 1 rush Don Hardeman 1 yard rush
18 1979-10-14 @ BAL L, 16-28 4 3 pass Don McCauley 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1979-10-21 @ SEA W, 34-14 1 12 pass Sherman Smith 12 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
20 1979-10-21 @ SEA W, 34-14 2 45 pass Steve Largent 45 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
21 1979-10-21 @ SEA W, 34-14 4 55 pass Steve Largent 55 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
22 1979-10-21 @ SEA W, 34-14 4 54 fumble Cornell Webster 54 yard fumble return (Efren Herrera kick)
23 1979-10-28 NYJ L, 24-27 1 39 pass Wesley Walker 39 yard pass from Richard Todd (Toni Linhart kick)
24 1979-10-28 NYJ L, 24-27 4 18 pass Jerome Barkum 18 yard pass from Richard Todd (Toni Linhart kick)
25 1979-10-28 NYJ L, 24-27 4 1 rush Richard Todd 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
26 1979-11-11 OAK L, 17-31 1 23 pass Raymond Chester 23 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
27 1979-11-11 OAK L, 17-31 2 3 pass Dave Casper 3 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Jim Breech kick)
28 1979-11-18 CIN L, 21-42 2 35 rush Pete Johnson 35 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
29 1979-11-18 CIN L, 21-42 3 12 pass Don Bass 12 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Chris Bahr kick)
30 1979-11-18 CIN L, 21-42 4 13 rush Jack Thompson 13 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
31 1979-11-22 @ DAL L, 24-30 1 56 pass Drew Pearson 56 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
32 1979-11-22 @ DAL L, 24-30 1 21 pass Robert Newhouse 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
33 1979-11-22 @ DAL L, 24-30 2 1 rush Tony Dorsett 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
34 1979-12-02 @ CLE W, 14-7 1 42 pass Mike Pruitt 42 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
35 1979-12-02 @ CLE W, 14-7 4 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
36 1979-12-10 PIT L, 17-20 4 9 rush Lynn Swann 9 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
37 1979-12-10 PIT L, 17-20 4 34 pass John Stallworth 34 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
38 1979-12-16 PHI W, 26-20 1 4 rush Ron Jaworski 4 yard rush
39 1979-12-16 PHI W, 26-20 3 1 rush Leroy Harris 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
40 1979-12-16 PHI W, 26-20 4 4 pass Scott Fitzkee 4 yard pass from John Walton (Tony Franklin kick)