1979 New Orleans Saints 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
8-8-0 0-0 5627 3151 2476 36 315 5535 3066 2469 42 334
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The New Orleans Saints' thirteenth season was in 1979, and it was the second season Dick Nolan served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 8-8-0, 3-5-0 at home and 5-3-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Atlanta Falcons 34-40
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 19-28
Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles 14-26
Week 4 @ San Francisco 49ers 30-21
Week 5 New York Giants 24-14
Week 6 Los Angeles Rams 17-35
Week 7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14
Week 8 Detroit Lions 17-7
Week 9 @ Washington Redskins 14-10
Week 10 @ Denver Broncos 3-10
Week 11 San Francisco 49ers 31-20
Week 12 @ Seattle Seahawks 24-38
Week 13 @ Atlanta Falcons 37-6
Week 14 Oakland Raiders 35-42
Week 15 San Diego Chargers 0-35
Week 16 @ Los Angeles Rams 29-14

Coaches

Head Coach: Dick Nolan Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes Defensive Coordinator: Paul Wiggin Quarterbacks Coach: Lamar McHan Wide Receivers Coach: Lamar McHan Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel Offensive Backfield Coach: Ed Hughes Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Ed Beard Defensive Backs Coach: Chet Franklin Special Teams Coach: Whitey Campbell Conditioning Coach: Bob Hill Director of Pro Personnel: Ernie Hefferle Director of Player Personnel: Bob Whitman Owner: John Mecom