1979 Oakland Raiders season

1979 Oakland Raiders season

1979 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Tom Flores
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1979 Oakland Raiders season was their 10th in the league, and 20th overall. They matched their previous season's output of 9–7.[1]

Season

Oakland started off 1–3, rallied to 6–4, then fell to 6-6 after an upset loss to the Kansas City chiefs. Oakland then went on a three-game winning streak that featured a 14-10 defensive struggle in Denver, a comeback win in New Orleans after trailing 35–14 in the 3rd quarter, and a 19–14 win over the Cleveland Browns. In the season finale the Raiders stood at 9–6 in need of a win at home against the Seattle Seahawks to have a shot at a wildcard playoff spot. However, it was not to be, and Seattle quarterback Jim Zorn's 314 yards and 2 TD passes eliminated the Raiders, 29–24.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–17
59,000
2 September 9, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 30–10
50,255
3 September 16, 1979 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–10
61,602
4 September 23, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs L 35–7
67,821
5 September 30, 1979 Denver Broncos W 27–3
52,632
6 October 8, 1979 Miami Dolphins W 13–3
52,419
7 October 14, 1979 Atlanta Falcons W 50–19
52,900
8 October 21, 1979 at New York Jets L 28–19
55,802
9 October 25, 1979 San Diego Chargers W 45–22
53,709
10 November 4, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 23–10
52,764
11 November 11, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 31–17
48,614
12 November 18, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–21
53,596
13 November 25, 1979 at Denver Broncos W 14–10
74,186
14 December 3, 1979 at New Orleans Saints W 42–35
65,541
15 December 9, 1979 Cleveland Browns W 19–14
52,641
16 December 16, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 29–24
53,177

Season summary

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers

1 234Total
Chargers 0 6160 22
Raiders 14 10714 45
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 66°F, wind 17 mph
  • Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com


Week 14: at New Orleans Saints

1 2 34Total
Raiders 7 7 72142
Saints 0 28 7035

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: Monday, December 3
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: indoors (dome)
  • TV: ABC
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Standings

References