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1979 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Leeman Bennett
Home Field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 6-10
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcon's 14th season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at New Orleans Saints W 40-34
70,940
2 September 10, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles W 14-10
66,935
3 September 16, 1979 Denver Broncos L 20-17
57,677
4 September 23, 1979 at Detroit Lions L 24-23
56,249
5 September 30, 1979 Washington Redskins L 16-7
56,819
6 October 7, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 25-7
56,184
7 October 14, 1979 at Oakland Raiders L 50-19
52,900
8 October 21, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers L 20-15
33,952
9 October 29, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 31-28
52,566
10 November 4, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-14
55,150
11 November 11, 1979 at New York Giants L 24-3
60,860
12 November 19, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams L 20-14
54,097
13 November 25, 1979 New Orleans Saints L 37-6
42,815
14 December 2, 1979 at San Diego Chargers W 28-26
50,198
15 December 9, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 34-13
49,236
16 December 16, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 31-21
37,211

Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 9 7 0 .563 323 309
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 370 360
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 300 388
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 308 416

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Roster

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 295