|1979 San Diego Chargers season|
|Head Coach||Don Coryell|
|Home Field||San Diego Stadium|
|Place||1st AFC West|
|Playoff Finish||Lost Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) (17–14)|
|Previous season||Next season|
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.
|1||13||Kellen Winslow||Tight End||University of Missouri|
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.
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.
|1||September 2, 1979||at Seattle Seahawks||W 33–16|| |
|2||September 9, 1979||Oakland Raiders||W 30–10|| |
|3||September 16, 1979||Buffalo Bills||W 27–19|| |
|4||September 23, 1979||at New England Patriots||L 27–21|| |
|5||September 30, 1979||San Francisco 49ers||W 31–9|| |
|6||October 7, 1979||at Denver Broncos||L 7–0|| |
|7||October 14, 1979||Seattle Seahawks||W 20–10|| |
|8||October 21, 1979||at Los Angeles Rams||W 40–16|| |
|9||October 25, 1979||at Oakland Raiders||L 45–12|| |
|10||November 4, 1979||at Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–14|| |
|11||November 11, 1979||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 26–24|| |
|12||November 18, 1979||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 35–7|| |
|13||November 25, 1979||Kansas City Chiefs||W 28–7|| |
|14||December 2, 1979||Atlanta Falcons||L 28–26|| |
|15||December 9, 1979||at New Orleans Saints||W 35–0|| |
|16||December 17, 1979||Denver Broncos||W 17–7|| |
|Divisional||December 29, 1979||Houston Oilers||L 17–14|| |
|San Diego Chargers||12||4||0||.750||411||246|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7||9||0||.438||238||262|
Awards and honors Edit
- ↑ 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."
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