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1979 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Dick Nolan
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 8-8
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1978 1980

The 1979 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints 13th season. The Saints finished the season at 8-8, the franchise's first non-losing season. New Orleans was tied for first place with the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West with three weeks to play, but the season unraveled in a Monday Night Football contest at home vs. the Oakland Raiders, when the Saints squandered a 35-14 lead and lost, 42-35.

Contents

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 2, 1979 Atlanta Falcons L 40-34
2 September 9, 1979 at Green Bay Packers L 28-19
3 September 16, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles L 26-14
4 September 23, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers W 30-21
5 September 30, 1979 New York Giants W 24-14
6 October 7, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 35-17
7 October 14, 1979 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 42-14
8 October 21, 1979 Detroit Lions W 17-7
9 October 28, 1979 at Washington Redskins W 14-10
10 November 4, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 10-3
11 November 11, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 31-20
12 November 18, 1979 at Seattle Seahawks L 38-24
13 November 25, 1979 at Atlanta Falcons W 37-6
14 December 3, 1979 Oakland Raiders L 42-35
15 December 9, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 35-0
16 December 16, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams W 29-14

Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 9 7 0 .563 323 309
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 370 360
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 300 388
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 308 416

Roster

Awards and records

  • Chuck Muncie, Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player [1]

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 368
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV

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