1979 New England Patriots season

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1979 New England Patriots season
Head coach Ron Erhardt
General manager Bucko Kilroy
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Schaeffer Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers G John Hannah
CB Mike Haynes
WR Stanley Morgan
AP All-Pros G John Hannah (1st team)
CB Mike Haynes (2nd team)
Uniform
AFC-1979-1980-Uniform-NE.PNG
Timeline
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< 1978 1980 >

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1979 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished second in the AFC East division.

Staff[edit]

New England Patriots 1979 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–16 (OT) Schaefer Stadium 0–1
60,978
2 New York Jets W 56–3 Schaefer Stadium 1–1
53,113
3 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–14 Riverfront Stadium 2–1
41,805
4 San Diego Chargers W 27–21 Schaefer Stadium 3–1
60,916
5 at Green Bay Packers L 14–27 Lambeau Field 3–2
52,842
6 Detroit Lions W 24–17 Schaefer Stadium 4–2
60,629
7 at Chicago Bears W 27–7 Soldier Field 5–2
54,128
8 Miami Dolphins W 28–13 Schaefer Stadium 6–2
61,096
9 at Baltimore Colts L 26–31 Memorial Stadium 6–3
41,029
10 at Buffalo Bills W 26–6 Rich Stadium 7–3
67,935
11 at Denver Broncos L 10–45 Mile High Stadium 7–4
74,379
12 Baltimore Colts W 50–21 Schaefer Stadium 8–4
60,879
13 Buffalo Bills L 13–16 Schaefer Stadium 8–5
60,991
14 at Miami Dolphins L 24–39 Miami Orange Bowl 8–6
69,174
15 at New York Jets L 26–27 Shea Stadium 8–7
45,131
16 Minnesota Vikings W 27–23 Schaefer Stadium 9–7
54,719

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Miami Dolphins(3) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 6–6 341 257
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 411 326
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 4–4 5–7 337 383
Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 .438 4–4 5–7 268 279
Baltimore Colts 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–10 271 351

Roster[edit]

All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1979 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes

See also[edit]