| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|12-4-0 ||0-1 ||5963 ||4232 ||1731 ||40 ||355 ||4715 ||2660 ||2055 ||47 ||283 |
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The San Diego Chargers' twentieth season was in 1979, playing their home games at San Diego Stadium. During the offseason they promoted Don Coryell to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for five years. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC West, but they lost their first playoff game to the Houston Oilers 17-14.
1979 San Diego Chargers Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Don Coryell Assistant Head Coach: Jim Hanifan Offensive Coordinator: Joe Gibbs Defensive Coordinator: Jackie Simpson Wide Receivers Coach: Ernie Zampese, Pat Hodgson Offensive Line Coach: Jim Hanifan Defensive Line Coach: Jerry Smith Defensive Backfield Coach: Chuck Weber Special Teams Coach: Wayne Sevier