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1979 New England Patriots season

1979 New England Patriots season
Head coach Ron Erhardt
General manager Bucko Kilroy
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Schaeffer Stadium
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers G John Hannah
CB Mike Haynes
WR Stanley Morgan
AP All-Pros G John Hannah (1st team)
CB Mike Haynes (2nd team)
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< 1978      1980 >

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1979 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished second in the AFC East division.


New England Patriots 1979 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Quarterbacks/Special Assistant to the Head Coach – John Polonchek
  • Offensive Backfield – Tom Yewcic
  • Receivers – Raymond Berry
  • Offensive Line – Jim Ringo

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Regular season


Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–16 (OT) Schaefer Stadium 0–1
2 New York Jets W 56–3 Schaefer Stadium 1–1
3 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–14 Riverfront Stadium 2–1
4 San Diego Chargers W 27–21 Schaefer Stadium 3–1
5 at Green Bay Packers L 14–27 Lambeau Field 3–2
6 Detroit Lions W 24–17 Schaefer Stadium 4–2
7 at Chicago Bears W 27–7 Soldier Field 5–2
8 Miami Dolphins W 28–13 Schaefer Stadium 6–2
9 at Baltimore Colts L 26–31 Memorial Stadium 6–3
10 at Buffalo Bills W 26–6 Rich Stadium 7–3
11 at Denver Broncos L 10–45 Mile High Stadium 7–4
12 Baltimore Colts W 50–21 Schaefer Stadium 8–4
13 Buffalo Bills L 13–16 Schaefer Stadium 8–5
14 at Miami Dolphins L 24–39 Miami Orange Bowl 8–6
15 at New York Jets L 26–27 Shea Stadium 8–7
16 Minnesota Vikings W 27–23 Schaefer Stadium 9–7


Template:1979 AFC East standings


All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1979 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes

See also

Template:Navbox season by team

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