1979 NFL Season

The following is a summary of the 1979 National Football League Season.

AFC EASTWLT
Miami1060
New England970
NY Jets880
Buffalo790
Baltimore5110
AFC CENTWLT
Pittsburgh1240
Houston1150
Cleveland970
Cincinnati4120
AFC WESTWLT
San Diego1240
Denver1060
Seattle970
Oakland970
Kansas City790
NFC EASTWLT
Dallas1150
Philadelphia1150
Washington1060
NY Giants6100
St. Louis5110
NFC CENTWLT
Tampa Bay1060
Chicago1060
Minnesota790
Green Bay5110
Detroit2140
NFC WESTWLT
Los Angeles970
New Orleans880
Atlanta6100
San Francisco2140

1979 NFL Postseason

DateGameResult
12/23/791979 NFC Wild Card GameCHI 17 @ PHI 27
12/23/791979 AFC Wild Card GameDEN 7 @ HOU 13
12/29/791979 NFC Divisional Playoff GamePHI 17 @ TB 24
12/29/791979 AFC Divisional Playoff GameHOU 17 @ SD 14
12/30/791979 AFC Divisional Playoff GameMIA 14 @ PIT 34
12/30/791979 NFC Divisional Playoff GameLA 21 @ DAL 19
01/06/801979 AFC Championship GameHOU 13 @ PIT 27
01/06/801979 NFC Championship GameLA 9 @ TB 0
01/20/80Super Bowl XIVLA 19 @ PIT 31

Statistical Leaders

Passing Yards
Dan Fouts, SD4,082
Brian Sipe, Cle3,793
Terry Bradshaw, Pit3,724
Jim Zorn, Sea3,661
Steve DeBerg, SF3,652
Rushing Yards
Earl Campbell, Hou1,697
Walter Payton, Chi1,610
Ottis Anderson, Stl1,605
Wilbert Montgomery, Phi1,512
Mike Pruitt, Cle1,294

Team Statistics

Team Offense
Pittsburgh Steelers391.1
Dallas Cowboys373.0
Cleveland Browns360.8
Team Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers246.8
Pittsburgh Steelers266.9
New England Patriots270.2
Points Per Game
Pittsburgh Steelers26.0
New England Patriots25.7
San Diego Chargers25.7

Draft Results

PickTeamPlayerPosCollege
1BUFTom CousineauLBOhio State
2KCMike BellDEColorado State
3CINJack ThompsonQBWashington State
4CHIDan HamptonDTArkansas
5BUFJerry ButlerWRClemson

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