1979 New England Patriots schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-7-0 0-0 5470 3218 2252 39 318 4323 2553 1770 43 283
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The New England Patriots' twentieth season was in 1979, playing their home games at Schaefer Stadium. During the offseason they hired Ron Erhardt to lead the team. Erhardt previously was the offensive backfield coach of the New England Patriots and had six years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 9-7-0, 6-2-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 13-16
Week 2 New York Jets 56-3
Week 3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20-14
Week 4 San Diego Chargers 27-21
Week 5 @ Green Bay Packers 14-27
Week 6 Detroit Lions 24-17
Week 7 @ Chicago Bears 27-7
Week 8 Miami Dolphins 28-13
Week 9 @ Baltimore Colts 26-31
Week 10 @ Buffalo Bills 26-6
Week 11 @ Denver Broncos 10-45
Week 12 Baltimore Colts 50-21
Week 13 Buffalo Bills 13-16
Week 14 @ Miami Dolphins 24-39
Week 15 @ New York Jets 26-27
Week 16 Minnesota Vikings 27-23

Coaches

Head Coach: Ron Erhardt Quarterbacks Coach: John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Raymond Berry Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Offensive Backfield Coach: Tom Yewcic Defensive Line Coach: Hank Bullough, Fritz Shurmur Defensive Backfield Coach: Billy Kinard Special Teams Coach: Gino Cappelletti, Tom Yewcic Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek