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1979 San Diego Chargers season
Head Coach Don Coryell
Home Field San Diego Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) (17–14)
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 9–7 record in 1978. They made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. It ended with a playoff loss to the Oilers.

As part of a marketing campaign, the Chargers created their fight song, "San Diego Super Chargers".[1]

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
113Kellen WinslowTight EndUniversity of Missouri

Regular seasonEdit

On opening day in The Kingdome on September 2, the Chargers beat the Seattle Seahawks 33–14. Clarence Williams rushed for 2 touchdwons. Rolf Benirschke kicked 4 field goals, and Dan Fouts passed for 224 yards.

In week 2, Fouts had 3 touchdowns and linebacker Woodrow Lowe returned a Ken Anderson pass 32 yards for a score as San Diego beats the Oakland Raiders 30–10.

The next week, San Diego got a come-from-behind win over the Buffalo Bills as Clarence Williams picked up 157 yards on 18 carries and had a team-record 4 rushing TDs.

In week 4, Chargers lost to the New England Patriots 27–21. Patriot linebacker Steve Nelson preserved the victory with an interception of a Dan Fouts pass on the New England 2-yard line with 1:37 remaining in the game.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Seattle Seahawks W 33–16
62,887
2 September 9, 1979 Oakland Raiders W 30–10
50,255
3 September 16, 1979 Buffalo Bills W 27–19
50,709
4 September 23, 1979 at New England Patriots L 27–21
60,916
5 September 30, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 31–9
50,893
6 October 7, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 7–0
74,997
7 October 14, 1979 Seattle Seahawks W 20–10
50,077
8 October 21, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams W 40–16
64,245
9 October 25, 1979 at Oakland Raiders L 45–12
53,709
10 November 4, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs W 20–14
59,353
11 November 11, 1979 at Cincinnati Bengals W 26–24
40,782
12 November 18, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–7
51,910
13 November 25, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–7
50,078
14 December 2, 1979 Atlanta Falcons L 28–26
50,198
15 December 9, 1979 at New Orleans Saints W 35–0
61,059
16 December 17, 1979 Denver Broncos W 17–7
51,906

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 29, 1979 Houston Oilers L 17–14
51,192

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

RosterEdit

Awards and honors Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stetz, Michael (January 13, 2007). "Still a superstar after 27 seasons". The San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070113/news_1n13song.html. Retrieved September 9, 2011. "Or a little song written back in 1979."

See alsoEdit

  1. REDIRECT Template:Los Angeles Chargers

 


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