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1979 Washington Redskins

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10-6-0, NFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.5, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 348 points (21.8/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 295 points (18.4/g), 10th.
 Differential of 53 points (3.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Jack Pardee (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jack Kent Cooke
General Manager Bobby Beathard
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 348 4904 1044 4.7 25 10 28 298 235 401 2576 20 15 5.9 144 609 2328 17 3.8 126
Team Defense 295 5146 1058 4.9 47 21 29 320 234 470 2992 18 26 5.8 165 541 2154 21 4.0 126
Lg Rank Offense 10 18 1 1 16 23 22 9 3 13 4 12 11 20
Lg Rank Defense 10 17 2 5 21 17 18 11 5 14 17 12 19 14

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 Houston Oilers 27 29 14 246 104 142 3 21 365 166 199 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 24 23 321 139 182 2 20 374 157 217 6
3 Mon September 17 boxscore W 2-1 New York Giants 27 0 22 282 141 141 2 13 206 93 113 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 7 11 191 91 100 1 23 376 281 95 5
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 4-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 16 7 20 359 228 131 1 14 156 86 70 3
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 4-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 28 22 318 157 161 1 22 352 143 209
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-2 @ Cleveland Browns 13 9 13 310 221 89 1 21 304 137 167 3
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 17 7 20 327 116 211 3 12 200 139 61 4
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 6-3 New Orleans Saints 10 14 15 225 47 178 1 14 233 131 102 2
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 38 17 237 149 88 4 26 545 372 173 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-4 St. Louis Cardinals 30 28 22 327 173 154 1 23 331 184 147 4
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-4 Dallas Cowboys 34 20 19 306 202 104 27 384 299 85 5
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 8-5 @ New York Giants 6 14 12 225 104 121 1 16 267 74 193 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-5 Green Bay Packers 38 21 24 437 242 195 1 19 274 178 96 3
15 Sun December 9 boxscore W 10-5 Cincinnati Bengals 28 14 23 420 295 125 2 22 345 232 113
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 10-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 34 35 21 373 167 206 1 27 434 320 114 3

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Joe Theismann 30 QB 16 16 10-6-0 233 395 59.0 2797 20 5.1 13 3.3 62 7.1 6.6 12.0 174.8 83.9 34 263 5.91 5.48 7.9 3 4
11 Kim McQuilken 28 3 0 1 4 25.0 12 0 0.0 1 25.0 12 3.0 -8.3 12.0 4.0 0.0 0 0 3.00 -8.25 0.0
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR/PR 10 0 1 2 50.0 30 0 0.0 1 50.0 30 15.0 -7.5 30.0 3.0 56.2 0 0 15.00 -7.50 0.0
Team Total 27.6 16 10-6-0 235 401 58.6 2839 20 5.0 15 3.7 62 7.1 6.4 12.1 177.4 81.5 34 263 5.92 5.29 7.8 3 4
Opp Total 16 234 470 49.8 3339 18 3.8 26 5.5 7.1 5.38 14.3 208.7 62.9 47 347 5.8 4.2 9.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
44 John Riggins 30 FB 16 15 260 1153 9 66 4.4 72.1 16.3 28 163 5.8 3 23 1.8 10.2 1316 12 5
25 Benny Malone 27 RB 16 16 176 472 3 14 2.7 29.5 11.0 13 137 10.5 1 55 0.8 8.6 609 4 1
38 Clarence Harmon 24 rb 16 1 65 267 0 18 4.1 16.7 4.1 32 434 13.6 5 40 2.0 27.1 701 5 3
7 Joe Theismann 30 QB 16 16 46 181 4 22 3.9 11.3 2.9 181 4 3
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR/PR 10 0 31 124 0 22 4.0 12.4 3.1 21 197 9.4 1 41 2.1 19.7 321 1 4
30 Ike Forte 25 11 0 25 125 1 20 5.0 11.4 2.3 10 105 10.5 0 22 0.9 9.5 230 1 3
34 Bobby Hammond 27 5 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 1.0 0.4 2 16 8.0 0 12 0.4 3.2 21 0 0
11 Kim McQuilken 28 3 0 2 -3 0 -1 -1.5 -1.0 0.7 -3 0 0
35 Lonnie Perrin 27 5 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 0.8 0.4 4 0 0
88 Danny Buggs 26 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 631 13.7 1 45 2.9 39.4 631 1 0
85 Don Warren 23 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 303 11.7 0 23 1.6 18.9 303 0 0
80 John McDaniel 28 wr 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 357 14.3 2 62 1.7 23.8 357 2 0
83 Ricky Thompson 25 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 368 16.7 4 35 1.5 24.5 368 4 0
84 Jean Fugett 28 te 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 128 12.8 3 30 0.9 11.6 128 3 1
Team Total 27.6 16 609 2328 17 66 3.8 145.5 38.1 235 2839 12.1 20 62 14.7 177.4 5167 37 21
Opp Total 16 541 2154 21 4.0 134.6 33.8 234 2992 12.8 18 14.6 187.0 5146 39 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR/PR 10 0 24 207 0 52 8.6 19 404 0 33 21.3 932
34 Bobby Hammond 27 5 0 7 54 0 16 7.7 14 314 0 34 22.4 389
30 Ike Forte 25 11 0 8 211 0 38 26.4 441
38 Clarence Harmon 24 rb 16 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 5 63 0 19 12.6 774
26 Don Harris 25 16 0 6 80 0 23 13.3 80
35 Lonnie Perrin 27 5 0 3 73 0 29 24.3 77
23 Tony Peters 26 fs/ss 16 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 33 271 0 52 8.2 55 1145 0 38 20.8 6583
Opp Total 16 29 135 0 4.7 76 1280 0 16.8

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 Mike Bragg 33 P 16 0 78 2998 74 0 38.4
3 Mark Moseley* 31 K 16 0 2 2 5 5 10 8 13 9 3 1 33 25 75.8% 39 39 100.0%
Team Total 27.6 16 2 2 5 5 10 8 13 9 3 1 33 25 75.8% 39 39 100.0% 78 2998 74 0 38.4
Opp Total 16 17 8 47.1% 39 37 94.9% 70 2849 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
51 Monte Coleman 22 16 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 37 0
24 Lemar Parrish*+ 32 LCB 16 16 9 65 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR/PR 10 0 0 4 2 0 0
20 Joe Lavender* 30 RCB 16 14 6 77 0 27 0
29 Mark Murphy 24 FS 16 16 3 29 0 16 0 0 0 2 22 0
44 John Riggins 30 FB 16 15 0 5 0 0 0
7 Joe Theismann 30 QB 16 16 0 3 2 -4 0
79 Coy Bacon 37 RDE 16 14 0 0 4 3 0
59 Brad Dusek 29 LLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
30 Ike Forte 25 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
38 Clarence Harmon 24 rb 16 1 0 3 1 0 0
71 Karl Lorch 29 LDE 15 15 1 31 1 31 0 0 0 3 0 0
26 Don Harris 25 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Tony Peters 26 fs/ss 16 5 1 -4 0 -4 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Perry Brooks 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jean Fugett 28 te 11 6 0 1 0 0 0
27 Ken Houston* 35 SS 13 13 1 20 0 20 0
58 Don Hover 25 mlb 16 7 0 0 1 0 1
25 Benny Malone 27 RB 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
52 Neal Olkewicz 22 MLB 16 9 1 4 0 4 0
64 Ron Saul 31 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
74 George Starke 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Ricky Thompson 25 WR 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
47 Ray Waddy 23 16 0 1 6 0 6 0
85 Don Warren 23 TE 16 10 0 0 1 0 0
50 Pete Wysocki 31 RLB 16 9 1 9 0 9 0
Team Total 27.6 16 26 250 1 31 0 0 21 31 21 1 37 0
Opp Total 16 34 34 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Mark Moseley* 31 K 16 0 39 25 114
44 John Riggins 30 FB 16 15 9 3 12 72
38 Clarence Harmon 24 rb 16 1 5 5 30
25 Benny Malone 27 RB 16 16 3 1 4 24
7 Joe Theismann 30 QB 16 16 4 4 24
83 Ricky Thompson 25 WR 15 15 4 4 24
84 Jean Fugett 28 te 11 6 3 3 18
80 John McDaniel 28 wr 15 2 2 2 12
88 Danny Buggs 26 WR 16 14 1 1 6
30 Ike Forte 25 11 0 1 1 6
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR/PR 10 0 1 1 6
58 Don Hover 25 mlb 16 7 1 1 6
71 Karl Lorch 29 LDE 15 15 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 16 17 20 1 1 39 39 25 348
Opp Total 16 21 18 37 8 295