1979 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-10
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Leeman Bennett (6-10)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1979 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1979 Atlanta Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

Atlanta scored 300 points, while the porous defense conceded 388. William Andrews ran for a team-best 1,023 yards for the Falcons.

Steve Bartkowski passed for 2,505 yards. Wallace Francis paced the receiving corps, hauling in 74 passes for 1,013 yards. Alfred Jenkins was targeted regularly also.

Rolland Lawrence snatched 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 300
Regular Season Points Against: 388

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 2, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 40 at New Orleans Saints 34 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 OT
September 10, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 14 at Philadelphia Eagles 10 W 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
September 16, 1979 Denver Broncos 20 at Atlanta Falcons 17 L 0-1-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 OT
September 23, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Detroit Lions 24 L 0-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0
September 30, 1979 Washington Redskins 16 at Atlanta Falcons 7 L 0-2-0 2-1-0 2-3-0
October 7, 1979 Green Bay Packers 7 at Atlanta Falcons 25 W 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
October 14, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 19 at Oakland Raiders 50 L 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0
October 21, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 15 at San Francisco 49ers 20 L 1-2-0 2-3-0 3-5-0
October 29, 1979 Seattle Seahawks 31 at Atlanta Falcons 28 L 1-3-0 2-3-0 3-6-0
November 4, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at Atlanta Falcons 17 W 2-3-0 2-3-0 4-6-0
November 11, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 3 at New York Giants 24 L 2-3-0 2-4-0 4-7-0
November 19, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 14 at Los Angeles Rams 20 L 2-3-0 2-5-0 4-8-0
November 25, 1979 New Orleans Saints 37 at Atlanta Falcons 6 L 2-4-0 2-5-0 4-9-0
December 2, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 28 at San Diego Chargers 26 W 2-4-0 3-5-0 5-9-0
December 9, 1979 Los Angeles Rams 34 at Atlanta Falcons 13 L 2-5-0 3-5-0 5-10-0
December 16, 1979 San Francisco 49ers 21 at Atlanta Falcons 31 W 3-5-0 3-5-0 6-10-0


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