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1979 Houston Oilers 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
11-5-0 2-2 5595 2717 2878 38 309 5944 3383 2561 58 368
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The Houston Oilers' twentieth was in 1979, and it was the fourth season Bum Phillips served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-13. At the end of the season, Earl Campbell was awarded with the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ 29-27
Week 2 @ 7-38
Week 3 20-6
Week 4 @ 30-27
Week 5 31-10
Week 6 17-24
Week 7 @ 28-16
Week 8 @ 14-34
Week 9 27-24
Week 10 @ 9-6
Week 11 31-17
Week 12 42-21
Week 13 @ 30-24
Week 14 @ 7-14
Week 15 20-17
Week 16 20-26

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Denver Broncos 13-7
Divisional Round @ San Diego Chargers 17-14
Conference Championship @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13-27

Coaches

Head Coach: Defensive Coordinator: Wide Receivers Coach: Offensive Line Coach: Offensive Backs Coach: Defensive Line Coach: Linebackers Coach: , Defensive Backs Coach: Special Teams Coach: