1979 Atlanta Falcons season

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1979 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Leeman Bennett
General manager Eddie LeBaron
Owner Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Home field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcon's 14th season. The Falcons were trying to improve upon their 9-7 record in 1978 and make it to the playoffs for the second time in team history, their first appearance being the year before.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1979 NFL Draft
1979 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Don Smith  Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1979 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at New Orleans Saints W 40–34
70,940
2 September 10, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles W 14–10
66,935
3 September 16, 1979 Denver Broncos L 20–17
57,677
4 September 23, 1979 at Detroit Lions L 24–23
56,249
5 September 30, 1979 Washington Redskins L 16–7
56,819
6 October 7, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 25–7
56,184
7 October 14, 1979 at Oakland Raiders L 50–19
52,900
8 October 21, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–15
33,952
9 October 29, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 31–28
52,566
10 November 4, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14
55,150
11 November 11, 1979 at New York Giants L 24–3
60,860
12 November 19, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–14
54,097
13 November 25, 1979 New Orleans Saints L 37–6
42,815
14 December 2, 1979 at San Diego Chargers W 28–26
50,198
15 December 9, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 34–13
49,236
16 December 16, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 31–21
37,211

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Rams(3) 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 323 309
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 4–2 8–4 370 360
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 300 388
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 308 416

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]