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1979 Philadelphia Eagles

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (17.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of 57 points (3.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Jim Murray
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 339 5031 1011 5.0 29 16 20 292 209 410 2610 21 13 5.9 150 567 2421 17 4.3 122
Team Defense 282 4745 1019 4.7 33 11 21 274 243 459 2474 18 22 4.9 125 515 2271 16 4.4 128
Lg Rank Offense 12 15 2 11 18 22 19 8 1 15 10 9 11 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 9 22 26 11 12 4 11 13 4 8 18 12 23

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 New York Giants 23 17 16 315 161 154 2 18 285 222 63 2
2 Mon September 10 boxscore L 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 10 14 16 241 184 57 2 14 247 102 145 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-1 @ New Orleans Saints 26 14 18 361 162 199 12 235 160 75 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-1 @ New York Giants 17 13 19 326 139 187 3 14 229 83 146 2
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 18 283 148 135 2 19 308 169 139 4
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 5-1 Washington Redskins 28 17 22 352 143 209 22 318 157 161 1
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 6-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 20 19 262 123 139 4 18 322 191 131 3
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 6-2 @ Washington Redskins 7 17 12 200 139 61 4 20 327 116 211 3
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 6-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 37 17 260 187 73 4 17 290 92 198
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-4 Cleveland Browns 19 24 21 435 199 236 4 23 341 187 154 3
11 Mon November 12 boxscore W 7-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 31 21 17 328 158 170 17 408 285 123 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-4 St. Louis Cardinals 16 13 14 287 130 157 12 306 172 134
13 Sun November 25 boxscore W 9-4 @ Green Bay Packers 21 10 16 347 118 229 25 331 213 118 3
14 Sun December 2 boxscore W 10-4 Detroit Lions 44 7 29 384 217 167 2 5 180 127 53 1
15 Sat December 8 boxscore L 10-5 Dallas Cowboys 17 24 18 284 204 80 1 19 279 94 185 1
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 11-5 @ Houston Oilers 26 20 20 366 198 168 1 19 339 104 235 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 23 boxscore W 12-5 Chicago Bears 27 17 18 315 176 139 3 15 241 142 99 3
Division Sat December 29 boxscore L 12-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 24 15 227 179 48 1 17 318 132 186 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
7 Ron Jaworski 28 QB 16 16 11-5-0 190 374 50.8% 2669 18 4.8 12 3.2 53 7.1 6.7 14.0 166.8 76.8 34 272 5.88 5.43 8.3 2 3
10 John Walton 32 8 0 19 36 52.8% 213 3 8.3 1 2.8 31 5.9 6.3 11.2 26.6 86.9 0 0 5.92 6.33 0.0
Team Total 26.7 16 11-5-0 209 410 51.0% 2882 21 5.1 13 3.2 53 7.0 6.6 13.8 180.1 77.7 34 272 5.88 5.51 7.7 2 3
Opp Total 16 243 459 52.9% 2798 18 3.9 22 4.8 6.1 4.72 11.5 174.9 64.7 45 324 4.9 3.7 8.9

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
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 25 RB 16 16 338 1512 9 62 4.5 94.5 21.1 41 494 12.0 5 53 2.6 30.9 2006 14 14
20 Leroy Harris 25 FB 15 13 107 504 2 80 4.7 33.6 7.1 22 107 4.9 0 15 1.5 7.1 611 2 3
7 Ron Jaworski 28 QB 16 16 43 119 2 21 2.8 7.4 2.7 119 2 12
37 Billy Campfield 23 16 0 30 165 3 40 5.5 10.3 1.9 16 115 7.2 0 17 1.0 7.2 280 3 1
38 Larry Barnes 25 16 3 25 74 1 21 3.0 4.6 1.6 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 80 1 3
33 Louie Giammona 26 15 0 15 38 0 9 2.5 2.5 1.0 38 0 0
10 John Walton 32 8 0 6 -5 0 2 -0.8 -0.6 0.8 -5 0 1
17 Harold Carmichael* 30 WR 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 52 872 16.8 11 50 3.3 54.5 872 11 0
32 Earl Carr 24 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 1.0 2.0 1 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 27 RILB 16 16 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 15 0 0
84 Keith Krepfle 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 760 18.5 3 45 2.6 47.5 760 3 1
85 Charlie Smith 29 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 399 16.6 1 39 1.5 24.9 399 1 0
81 Scott Fitzkee 22 wr 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 105 13.1 1 19 0.5 7.0 105 1 0
88 John Spagnola 22 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 14 0.1 1.5 24 0 0
82 Jerrold McRae 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.2 -0.4 -2 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 567 2421 17 80 4.3 151.3 35.4 209 2882 13.8 21 53 13.1 180.1 5303 38 38
Opp Total 16 515 2271 16 4.4 141.9 32.2 243 2474 10.2 18 15.2 154.6 4745 34 20

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
89 Wally Henry* 25 KR/PR 12 0 35 320 0 34 9.1 28 668 0 53 23.9 988
33 Louie Giammona 26 15 0 5 42 0 14 8.4 15 294 0 31 19.6 374
21 John Sciarra 25 db 16 2 16 182 0 38 11.4 182
37 Billy Campfield 23 16 0 7 251 1 92 35.9 531
22 Brenard Wilson 24 FS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
38 Larry Barnes 25 16 3 1 23 0 23 23.0 103
27 Richard Blackmore 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
29 Al Latimer 22 13 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 25 RB 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 2012
85 Charlie Smith 29 WR 16 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 400
Team Total 26.7 16 57 544 0 38 9.5 56 1261 1 92 22.5 7108
Opp Total 16 34 200 0 5.9 69 1265 0 18.3

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
4 Max Runager 23 P 16 0 74 2927 57 1 39.6
1 Tony Franklin 23 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 8 7 10 7 7 3 31 23 74.2%% 39 36 92.3%% 1 32 32 0 32.0
Team Total 26.7 16 1 1 5 5 8 7 10 7 7 3 31 23 74.2%% 39 36 92.3%% 75 2959 57 1 39.5
Opp Total 16 23 15 65.2%% 34 33 97.1%% 85 3383 39.8

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
7 Ron Jaworski 28 QB 16 16 0 12 5 -23 0
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 25 RB 16 16 0 14 2 0 0
22 Brenard Wilson 24 FS 14 14 4 70 0 50 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Larry Barnes 25 16 3 0 3 1 0 0
46 Herman Edwards 25 RCB 16 16 3 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Reggie Wilkes 23 RLB 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael* 30 WR 16 16 0 0 3 33 0
20 Leroy Harris 25 FB 15 13 0 3 0 0 0
23 Bob Howard 35 LCB 16 16 3 34 0 34 0
41 Randy Logan 28 SS 16 16 3 57 0 35 0
95 John Bunting 29 LLB 15 15 2 13 0 13 0
59 Al Chesley 22 16 0 2 39 0 25 0
33 Louie Giammona 26 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Wally Henry* 25 KR/PR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
65 Charlie Johnson* 27 NT 16 16 0 0 2 -1 0
84 Keith Krepfle 27 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
56 Jerry Robinson 23 lilb 16 6 0 0 2 0 0
4 Max Runager 23 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 John Sciarra 25 db 16 2 2 47 0 34 0
76 Jerry Sisemore* 28 RT 16 16 0 0 2 -2 0
10 John Walton 32 8 0 0 1 1 -2 0
66 Bill Bergey 34 lb 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
27 Richard Blackmore 23 16 0 0 0 1 2 0
37 Billy Campfield 23 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Ken Clarke 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 27 RILB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
85 Charlie Smith 29 WR 16 12 0 0 1 0 0
88 John Spagnola 22 te 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 22 266 0 50 0 0 38 31 7 0
Opp Total 16 34 20 9

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 Tony Franklin 23 K 16 0 36 23 105
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 25 RB 16 16 9 5 14 84
17 Harold Carmichael* 30 WR 16 16 11 11 66
37 Billy Campfield 23 16 0 3 1 4 24
84 Keith Krepfle 27 TE 16 16 3 3 18
20 Leroy Harris 25 FB 15 13 2 2 12
7 Ron Jaworski 28 QB 16 16 2 2 12
38 Larry Barnes 25 16 3 1 1 6
81 Scott Fitzkee 22 wr 15 1 1 1 6
85 Charlie Smith 29 WR 16 12 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 17 21 1 39 36 23 339
Opp Total 16 16 18 33 15 282

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 NYG W, 23-17 2 1 rush Billy Campfield 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
2 1979-09-02 NYG W, 23-17 2 7 pass Harold Carmichael 7 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
3 1979-09-02 NYG W, 23-17 2 41 pass Harold Carmichael 41 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
4 1979-09-10 ATL L, 10-14 2 3 rush Ron Jaworski 3 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
5 1979-09-16 @ NOR W, 26-14 2 26 pass Wilbert Montgomery 26 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
6 1979-09-16 @ NOR W, 26-14 4 15 rush Billy Campfield 15 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
7 1979-09-23 @ NYG W, 17-13 1 53 pass Wilbert Montgomery 53 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
8 1979-09-23 @ NYG W, 17-13 2 11 pass Keith Krepfle 11 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
9 1979-09-30 PIT W, 17-14 2 1 rush Leroy Harris 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
10 1979-09-30 PIT W, 17-14 3 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
11 1979-10-07 WAS W, 28-17 1 8 rush Wilbert Montgomery 8 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1979-10-07 WAS W, 28-17 2 11 pass Wilbert Montgomery 11 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
13 1979-10-07 WAS W, 28-17 3 5 rush Wilbert Montgomery 5 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
14 1979-10-07 WAS W, 28-17 3 4 rush Wilbert Montgomery 4 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
15 1979-10-14 @ STL W, 24-20 2 3 pass Harold Carmichael 3 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
16 1979-10-14 @ STL W, 24-20 3 5 rush Wilbert Montgomery 5 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
17 1979-10-14 @ STL W, 24-20 4 11 rush Billy Campfield 11 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
18 1979-10-21 @ WAS L, 7-17 4 40 pass Keith Krepfle 40 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
19 1979-10-28 @ CIN L, 13-37 4 8 pass Harold Carmichael 8 yard pass from John Walton (Tony Franklin kick)
20 1979-11-04 CLE L, 19-24 1 19 pass Harold Carmichael 19 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
21 1979-11-04 CLE L, 19-24 2 52 rush Wilbert Montgomery 52 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
22 1979-11-12 @ DAL W, 31-21 1 32 pass Harold Carmichael 32 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
23 1979-11-12 @ DAL W, 31-21 2 29 pass Charlie Smith 29 yard pass from John Walton (Tony Franklin kick)
24 1979-11-12 @ DAL W, 31-21 3 13 pass Harold Carmichael 13 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
25 1979-11-12 @ DAL W, 31-21 4 37 rush Wilbert Montgomery 37 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
26 1979-11-18 STL W, 16-13 4 40 pass Keith Krepfle 40 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
27 1979-11-25 @ GNB W, 21-10 1 11 pass Wilbert Montgomery 11 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
28 1979-11-25 @ GNB W, 21-10 3 17 pass Harold Carmichael 17 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
29 1979-11-25 @ GNB W, 21-10 4 4 pass Harold Carmichael 4 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
30 1979-12-02 DET W, 44-7 2 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
31 1979-12-02 DET W, 44-7 2 20 pass Harold Carmichael 20 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
32 1979-12-02 DET W, 44-7 2 24 pass Harold Carmichael 24 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
33 1979-12-02 DET W, 44-7 3 92 kickoff Billy Campfield 92 yard kickoff return (Tony Franklin kick)
34 1979-12-02 DET W, 44-7 4 1 rush Larry Barnes 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
35 1979-12-08 DAL L, 17-24 2 14 pass Wilbert Montgomery 14 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
36 1979-12-08 DAL L, 17-24 4 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
37 1979-12-16 @ HOU W, 26-20 1 4 rush Ron Jaworski 4 yard rush
38 1979-12-16 @ HOU W, 26-20 3 1 rush Leroy Harris 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
39 1979-12-16 @ HOU W, 26-20 4 4 pass Scott Fitzkee 4 yard pass from John Walton (Tony Franklin kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 NYG L, 17-23 3 15 pass Johnny Perkins 15 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1979-09-02 NYG L, 17-23 4 38 pass Johnny Perkins 38 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1979-09-10 ATL W, 14-10 2 1 rush Steve Bartkowski 1 yard rush (Tim Mazzetti kick)
4 1979-09-10 ATL W, 14-10 4 12 pass Wallace Francis 12 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
5 1979-09-16 @ NOR L, 14-26 2 52 pass Wes Chandler 52 yard pass from Archie Manning (Garo Yepremian kick)
6 1979-09-16 @ NOR L, 14-26 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
7 1979-09-23 @ NYG L, 13-17 4 6 rush Randy Dean 6 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
8 1979-09-30 PIT L, 14-17 2 7 rush Sidney Thornton 7 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1979-09-30 PIT L, 14-17 4 37 pass John Stallworth 37 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1979-10-07 WAS L, 17-28 2 4 pass John Riggins 4 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
11 1979-10-07 WAS L, 17-28 4 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1979-10-14 @ STL L, 20-24 3 78 pass Mel Gray 78 yard pass from Steve Pisarkiewicz (Steve Little kick)
13 1979-10-14 @ STL L, 20-24 4 1 rush Ottis Anderson 1 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
14 1979-10-21 @ WAS W, 17-7 2 6 rush Benny Malone 6 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1979-10-21 @ WAS W, 17-7 3 1 rush Joe Theismann 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1979-10-28 @ CIN W, 37-13 1 15 pass Pete Johnson 15 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
17 1979-10-28 @ CIN W, 37-13 1 4 pass Archie Griffin 4 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
18 1979-10-28 @ CIN W, 37-13 2 6 rush Ken Anderson 6 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
19 1979-10-28 @ CIN W, 37-13 3 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
20 1979-11-04 CLE W, 24-19 1 21 pass Reggie Rucker 21 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1979-11-04 CLE W, 24-19 4 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1979-11-04 CLE W, 24-19 4 24 rush Mike Pruitt 24 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
23 1979-11-12 @ DAL L, 21-31 1 48 pass Tony Hill 48 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1979-11-12 @ DAL L, 21-31 4 75 pass Tony Hill 75 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
25 1979-11-12 @ DAL L, 21-31 4 5 pass Billy Joe DuPree 5 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
26 1979-11-18 STL L, 13-16 2 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush
27 1979-11-18 STL L, 13-16 3 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
28 1979-11-25 @ GNB L, 10-21 4 7 pass James Lofton 7 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Tom Birney kick)
29 1979-12-02 DET L, 7-44 3 34 pass Freddie Scott 34 yard pass from Joe Reed (Benny Ricardo kick)
30 1979-12-08 DAL W, 24-17 1 1 rush Scott Laidlaw 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
31 1979-12-08 DAL W, 24-17 3 17 rush Robert Newhouse 17 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
32 1979-12-08 DAL W, 24-17 4 17 pass Butch Johnson 17 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
33 1979-12-16 @ HOU L, 20-26 2 6 rush Earl Campbell 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1979-12-16 @ HOU L, 20-26 4 7 pass Mike Renfro 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)