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1979 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Tommy Kramer 1979-09-02 MIN SFO W, 28-22 21 34 297 4 0 129.2
Ron Jaworski 1979-09-02 PHI NYG W, 23-17 12 21 186 2 0 118.4
Norris Weese 1979-09-02 DEN CIN W, 10-0 13 20 202 1 0 115.0
Steve Bartkowski 1979-09-02 ATL @ NOR W, 40-34 22 38 312 3 1 99.9
Terry Bradshaw 1979-09-03 PIT @ NWE W, 16-13 15 26 221 1 0 98.4
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Wes Chandler 1979-09-02 NOR ATL L, 34-40 6 205 1
Ahmad Rashad 1979-09-02 MIN SFO W, 28-22 7 152 4
Alfred Jenkins 1979-09-02 ATL @ NOR W, 40-34 7 131 1
Joe Washington 1979-09-02 BAL @ KAN L, 0-14 13 130 0
Dave Logan 1979-09-02 CLE @ NYJ W, 25-22 6 115 0
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Ottis Anderson 1979-09-02 STL DAL L, 21-22 21 193 1
William Andrews 1979-09-02 ATL @ NOR W, 40-34 30 167 1
Earl Campbell 1979-09-02 HOU @ WAS W, 29-27 32 166 2
Chuck Muncie 1979-09-02 NOR ATL L, 34-40 22 161 2
Walter Payton 1979-09-02 CHI GNB W, 6-3 36 125 0
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Ray Preston 1979-09-02 SDG @ SEA W, 33-16 0 0 2 34 0 0 0.0 0
James Mayberry 1979-09-02 ATL @ NOR W, 40-34 0 0 1 6 1 0 0.0 0
Aaron Kyle 1979-09-02 DAL @ STL W, 22-21 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
Burgess Owens 1979-09-02 NYJ CLE L, 22-25 0 0 2 17 0 0 0.0 0
Brenard Wilson 1979-09-02 PHI NYG W, 23-17 0 0 1 50 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sat, Sep 1, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Lions 0 7 0 9 16
Buccaneers 10 14 0 7 31
Lions
Jeff Komlo5/21, 45 yds, 0 TD
David Hill5 rec, 48 yds, 1 TD
Horace King10 rush, 53 yds, 0 TD
Buccaneers
Doug Williams4/16, 99 yds, 2 TDs
Jimmie Giles3 rec, 97 yds, 1 TD
Jerry Eckwood20 rush, 121 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
49ers 0 6 3 13 22
Vikings 0 0 14 14 28
49ers
Steve DeBerg29/42, 262 yds, 1 TD
Freddie Solomon4 rec, 107 yds, 1 TD
Lenvil Elliott10 rush, 41 yds, 1 TD
Vikings
Tommy Kramer21/34, 297 yds, 4 TDs
Ahmad Rashad7 rec, 152 yds, 4 TDs
Rickey Young6 rush, 43 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Packers 0 0 3 0 3
Bears 0 6 0 0 6
Packers
David Whitehurst10/24, 114 yds, 0 TD
Barty Smith5 rec, 42 yds, 0 TD
Eddie Lee Ivery3 rush, 24 yds, 0 TD
Bears
Mike Phipps15/25, 117 yds, 0 TD
Walter Payton4 rec, 49 yds, 0 TD
Walter Payton36 rush, 125 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Dolphins 0 0 3 6 9
Bills 0 7 0 0 7
Dolphins
Bob Griese14/27, 139 yds, 0 TD
Bruce Hardy4 rec, 41 yds, 0 TD
Larry Csonka16 rush, 87 yds, 1 TD
Bills
Joe Ferguson7/13, 85 yds, 0 TD
Frank Lewis2 rec, 48 yds, 0 TD
Terry Miller9 rush, 24 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 OT Final
Falcons 0 20 7 7 6 40
Saints 7 21 3 3 0 34
Falcons
Steve Bartkowski22/38, 312 yds, 3 TDs
Alfred Jenkins7 rec, 131 yds, 1 TD
William Andrews30 rush, 167 yds, 1 TD
Saints
Archie Manning14/29, 284 yds, 1 TD
Wes Chandler6 rec, 205 yds, 1 TD
Chuck Muncie22 rush, 161 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 3 0 7 7 17
Eagles 0 23 0 0 23
Giants
Joe Pisarcik20/40, 274 yds, 2 TDs
Earnest Gray3 rec, 83 yds, 0 TD
Ken Johnson9 rush, 34 yds, 0 TD
Eagles
Ron Jaworski12/21, 186 yds, 2 TDs
Harold Carmichael4 rec, 98 yds, 2 TDs
Wilbert Montgomery17 rush, 90 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Broncos 0 3 7 0 10
Bengals
Ken Anderson17/27, 148 yds, 0 TD
Don Bass5 rec, 66 yds, 0 TD
Archie Griffin11 rush, 37 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
Norris Weese13/20, 202 yds, 1 TD
Rick Upchurch3 rec, 88 yds, 0 TD
Dave Preston10 rush, 70 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Oilers 6 0 7 16 29
Redskins 0 17 7 3 27
Oilers
Dan Pastorini12/30, 176 yds, 1 TD
Billy Johnson4 rec, 76 yds, 1 TD
Earl Campbell32 rush, 166 yds, 2 TDs
Redskins
Joe Theismann7/14, 123 yds, 2 TDs
Jean Fugett3 rec, 55 yds, 2 TDs
Benny Malone17 rush, 58 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 OT Final
Browns 7 3 9 3 3 25
Jets 3 7 3 9 0 22
Browns
Brian Sipe21/36, 302 yds, 2 TDs
Dave Logan6 rec, 115 yds, 0 TD
Greg Pruitt20 rush, 81 yds, 0 TD
Jets
Matt Robinson17/31, 191 yds, 0 TD
Wesley Walker5 rec, 65 yds, 0 TD
Scott Dierking14 rush, 94 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 7 0 7 14
Colts
Bert Jones14/26, 120 yds, 0 TD
Joe Washington13 rec, 130 yds, 0 TD
Joe Washington16 rush, 63 yds, 0 TD
Chiefs
Mike Livingston9/18, 79 yds, 0 TD
Ted McKnight4 rec, 30 yds, 0 TD
Ted McKnight10 rush, 79 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Raiders 0 10 14 0 24
Rams 7 10 0 0 17
Raiders
Ken Stabler11/26, 130 yds, 3 TDs
Cliff Branch3 rec, 49 yds, 0 TD
Arthur Whittington13 rush, 67 yds, 0 TD
Rams
Pat Haden21/41, 229 yds, 1 TD
Willie Miller3 rec, 53 yds, 1 TD
Lawrence McCutcheon15 rush, 65 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cowboys 3 7 3 9 22
Cardinals 0 7 7 7 21
Cowboys
Roger Staubach20/34, 269 yds, 0 TD
Tony Hill5 rec, 113 yds, 1 TD
Robert Newhouse18 rush, 108 yds, 1 TD
Cardinals
Jim Hart12/29, 112 yds, 2 TDs
Mel Gray2 rec, 32 yds, 0 TD
Ottis Anderson21 rush, 193 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 2, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chargers 0 13 10 10 33
Seahawks 3 7 0 6 16
Chargers
Dan Fouts21/30, 224 yds, 0 TD
Artie Owens4 rec, 42 yds, 0 TD
Clarence Williams14 rush, 73 yds, 2 TDs
Seahawks
Jim Zorn16/28, 153 yds, 0 TD
Steve Largent2 rec, 45 yds, 0 TD
Sherman Smith18 rush, 95 yds, 2 TDs
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Mon, Sep 3, 1979
Tm 1 2 3 4 OT Final
Steelers 0 6 0 7 3 16
Patriots 7 6 0 0 0 13
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw15/26, 221 yds, 1 TD
John Stallworth5 rec, 95 yds, 0 TD
Franco Harris26 rush, 74 yds, 0 TD
Patriots
Steve Grogan11/33, 123 yds, 1 TD
Russ Francis5 rec, 53 yds, 1 TD
Sam Cunningham17 rush, 62 yds, 0 TD
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