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1979 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach Tom Flores
Home Field Oakland Coliseum
Results
Record 9–7
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Oakland Raiders season was their 10th in the league, and 20th overall. They matched their previous season's output of 9–7.[1]

Season[]

Oakland started off 1–3, rallied to reach 6–4, then following an upset loss to the Kansas City Chiefs were at 6–6. Oakland went on a 3 game winning streak featuring a defensive struggle in Denver 14-10, a comeback win in New Orleans after trailing 35–14 in the 3rd quarter, and a 19–14 win over the Browns. The Raiders were 9–6, and needed a win at home in the season final to have a shot at a wild card playoff spot. Jim Zorn's 314 yards and 2 TD passes eliminated the Raiders, 29–24.

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 2 at Los Angeles W 24–17 1-0
2 September 9 at San Diego L 30–10 1-1
3 September 16 at Seattle L 27–10 1-2
4 September 23 at Kansas City L 35–7 1-3
5 September 30 Denver W 27–3 2-3
6 October 8 (Mon) Miami W 13–3 3-3
7 October 14 Atlanta W 50–19 4-3
8 October 21 at NY Jets L 28–19 4-4
9 October 25 (Thu) San Diego W 45–22 5-4
10 November 4 San Francisco W 23–10 6-4
11 November 11 at Houston L 31–17 6-5
12 November 18 Kansas City L 24–21 6-6
13 November 25 at Denver W 14–10 7-6
14 December 3 (Mon) at New Orleans W 42–35 8-6
15 December 9 Cleveland W 19–14 9-6
16 December 16 Seattle L 29–24 9-7

Standings[]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 12 4 0 .750 411 246
Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 289 262
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 378 372
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 365 337
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 238 262

References[]


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