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1979 National Football League

San Diego Chargers (7-3) win championship!

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National Football League

W L T % PF PA +/-
San Diego Chargers 7 3 0 .700 234 168 66
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 0 .600 228 167 61
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 0 .500 213 195 18
Dallas Cowboys 5 5 0 .500 188 241 -53
Houston Oilers 4 6 0 .400 225 202 23
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 7 0 .300 118 233 -115
 

Schedule

Week 10
  1 2 3 4 OT Final
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-0) 0 7 3 7   17
San Diego Chargers (7-3-0) 14 3 0 10   27
Box Score

  • (SD) Fouts to Joiner: 3 TD passes
  • (SD) Joiner: 14 catches, 163 yards
  • (PIT) Bradshaw: 257 passing yards
  •   1 2 3 4 OT Final
    Dallas Cowboys (5-5-0) 10 7 0 0   17
    Los Angeles Rams (6-4-0) 14 10 7 7   38
    Box Score

  • (DAL) Staubach lost to injury in 1st quarter
  • (LA) Haden: 326 passing yards, 3 TD
  • (DAL) Tony Hill: 9 catches, 211 yards, 2 TD
  •   1 2 3 4 OT Final
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7-0) 0 0 0 0   0
    Houston Oilers (4-6-0) 7 17 0 6   30
    Box Score

  • (HOU) Earl Campbell: 172 rushing yards, 3 all-purpose TD
  • (TB) Ricky Bell: 21 carries, 130 yards
  • (TB) Doug Williams: 9-26, 79 yards, 2 INT

  • Team Offense

      Passing Rushing
    Rk Team G Pts Yds Ply Y/P Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A Att Yds TD Y/A
    1 San Diego Chargers 10 234 3042 636 4.8 211 365 2253 19 14 5.7 241 789 7 3.3
    2 Los Angeles Rams 10 228 3373 666 5.1 176 314 1831 10 18 5.6 339 1542 19 4.5
    3 Houston Oilers 10 225 3176 651 4.9 140 293 1641 7 15 5.4 348 1535 15 4.4
    4 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 213 3362 676 5.0 185 334 1985 12 10 5.4 305 1377 12 4.5
    5 Dallas Cowboys 10 188 3176 630 5.0 202 351 2372 16 10 6.2 245 804 6 3.3
    6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 118 2299 589 3.9 117 264 1227 5 15 4.4 308 1072 8 3.5

    Passing Offense

    Rk Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int INT% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk%
    1 Dallas Cowboys 10 202 351 57.5 2372 16 4.6 10 2.8 70 7.5 7.1 13.0 237.2 84.5 34 247 6.2 5.8 8.8
    2 San Diego Chargers 10 211 365 57.8 2253 19 5.2 14 3.8 51 6.7 6.1 11.7 225.3 79.7 30 207 5.7 5.1 7.6
    3 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 185 334 55.4 1985 12 3.6 10 3.0 49 6.7 6.0 12.0 198.5 75.5 37 244 5.4 4.8 10.0
    4 Los Angeles Rams 10 176 314 56.1 1831 10 3.2 18 5.7 51 6.1 4.2 10.9 183.1 61.1 13 95 5.6 3.7 4.0
    5 Houston Oilers 10 140 293 47.8 1641 7 2.4 15 5.1 51 5.8 4.0 12.2 164.1 52.7 10 61 5.4 3.7 3.3
    6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 117 264 44.3 1227 5 1.9 15 5.7 44 5.1 2.9 11.4 122.7 42.7 17 109 4.4 2.3 6.0

    Rushing Offense

    Rk Team G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G
    1 Los Angeles Rams 10 339 1542 19 60 4.5 154.2
    2 Houston Oilers 10 348 1535 15 61 4.4 153.5
    3 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 305 1377 12 75 4.5 137.7
    4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 308 1072 8 61 3.5 107.2
    5 Dallas Cowboys 10 245 804 6 29 3.3 80.4
    6 San Diego Chargers 10 241 789 7 29 3.3 78.9

    Team Defense

      Passing Rushing
    Rk Team G Pts Yds Ply Y/P Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A Att Yds TD Y/A
    1 Los Angeles Rams 10 167 2449 600 4.1 129 289 1334 10 13 4.2 282 1115 7 4.0
    2 San Diego Chargers 10 168 3188 639 5.0 171 320 2002 9 16 5.9 298 1186 9 4.0
    3 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 195 3015 630 4.8 200 364 2198 14 16 5.8 252 817 10 3.2
    4 Houston Oilers 10 202 3266 641 5.1 172 299 1755 8 22 5.4 317 1511 17 4.8
    5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 233 3086 661 4.7 180 322 1833 14 6 5.3 312 1253 14 4.0
    6 Dallas Cowboys 10 241 3424 677 5.1 179 327 2187 14 9 6.2 325 1237 10 3.8

    Passing Defense

    Rk Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int INT% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk%
    1 Los Angeles Rams 10 129 289 44.6 1334 10 3.5 13 4.5 61 5.3 4.0 11.8 133.4 54.1 29 194 4.2 3.0 9.1
    2 Houston Oilers 10 172 299 57.5 1755 8 2.7 22 7.4 70 6.5 3.7 11.2 175.5 55.2 25 175 5.4 2.9 7.7
    3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 180 322 55.9 1833 14 4.3 6 1.9 49 6.3 6.3 11.2 183.3 81.5 27 182 5.3 5.3 7.7
    4 San Diego Chargers 10 171 320 53.4 2002 9 2.8 16 5.0 51 6.7 5.0 12.5 200.2 63.0 21 138 5.9 4.3 6.2
    5 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 200 364 54.9 2198 14 3.8 16 4.4 52 6.3 5.1 11.5 219.8 68.7 14 100 5.8 4.7 3.7
    6 Dallas Cowboys 10 179 327 54.7 2187 14 4.3 9 2.8 51 7.2 6.8 13.2 218.7 80.6 25 174 6.2 5.9 7.1