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1979 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Chuck Knox
Home Field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Buffalo Bills season was the 20th season for the club and its 10th in the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

RosterEdit

Position # Player College Statistics [1] Honors, Awards & Misc.
QB 12 Joe Ferguson Arkansas 238/458, 3572 yards, 14 TD, 15 INT

22 carries, 68 yards, TD

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Miami Dolphins L 9–7
69,441
2 September 9, 1979 Cincinnati Bengals W 51–24
43,504
3 September 16, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 27–19
50,709
4 September 23, 1979 New York Jets W 46–31
68,731
5 September 30, 1979 at Baltimore Colts W 31–13
31,904
6 October 7, 1979 Chicago Bears L 7–0
73,383
7 October 14, 1979 at Miami Dolphins L 17–7
45,597
8 October 21, 1979 Baltimore Colts L 14–13
50,581
9 October 28, 1979 at Detroit Lions W 20–17
61,911
10 November 4, 1979 New England Patriots L 26–6
67,935
11 November 11, 1979 at New York Jets W 14–12
50,647
12 November 18, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 19–12
39,679
13 November 25, 1979 at New England Patriots W 16–13
60,991
14 December 2, 1979 Denver Broncos L 19–16
37,886
15 December 9, 1979 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–3
42,239
16 December 16, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–0
48,002

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1060.625341257
New England Patriots 970.563411326
New York Jets 880.500337383
Buffalo Bills 790.438268279
Baltimore Colts 5110.313271351

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1979 Buffalo Bills
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV


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