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1979 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach Tom Flores
Home Field
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]

SeasonEdit

Oakland started off 1–3, rallied to be 6–4, then following an upset lost to the Kansas City chiefs and 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 wildcard playoff spot. Jim Zorn's 314 yards and 2 TD passes eliminated the Raiders, 29–24.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–17
59,000
2 September 9, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 30–10
50,255
3 September 16, 1979 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–10
61,602
4 September 23, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs L 35–7
67,821
5 September 30, 1979 Denver Broncos W 27–3
52,632
6 October 8, 1979 Miami Dolphins W 13–3
52,419
7 October 14, 1979 Atlanta Falcons W 50–19
52,900
8 October 21, 1979 at New York Jets L 28–19
55,802
9 October 25, 1979 San Diego Chargers W 45–22
53,709
10 November 4, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 23–10
52,764
11 November 11, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 31–17
48,614
12 November 18, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–21
53,596
13 November 25, 1979 at Denver Broncos W 14–10
74,186
14 December 3, 1979 at New Orleans Saints W 42–35
65,541
15 December 9, 1979 Cleveland Browns W 19–14
52,641
16 December 16, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 29–24
53,177

StandingsEdit

AFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
San Diego Chargers 1240.750411246
Denver Broncos 1060.625289262
Seattle Seahawks 970.563378372
Oakland Raiders 970.563365337
Kansas City Chiefs 790.438238262

ReferencesEdit

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
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