1979 New Orleans Saints Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Dick Nolan (8-8)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1979 New Orleans Saints Statistics
1979 New Orleans Saints Roster

The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Saints piled up points with 370 points, and the defense allowed 360. Chuck Muncie carried the ball for a team-leading 1,198 yards for New Orleans.

Archie Manning threw for 3,169 yards. Wes Chandler topped pass catchers, grabbing 65 passes for 1,069 yards. Henry Childs and Tony Galbreath provided receiving help, too.

Tom Myers seized 7 opponent throws.

Dick Nolan coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 370
Regular Season Points Against: 360

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 2, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 40 at New Orleans Saints 34 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 OT
September 9, 1979 New Orleans Saints 19 at Green Bay Packers 28 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 Milwaukee
September 16, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles 26 at New Orleans Saints 14 L 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-3-0
September 23, 1979 New Orleans Saints 30 at San Francisco 49ers 21 W 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-3-0
September 30, 1979 New York Giants 14 at New Orleans Saints 24 W 1-2-0 1-1-0 2-3-0
October 7, 1979 Los Angeles Rams 35 at New Orleans Saints 17 L 1-3-0 1-1-0 2-4-0
October 14, 1979 New Orleans Saints 42 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 W 1-3-0 2-1-0 3-4-0
October 21, 1979 Detroit Lions 7 at New Orleans Saints 17 W 2-3-0 2-1-0 4-4-0
October 28, 1979 New Orleans Saints 14 at Washington Redskins 10 W 2-3-0 3-1-0 5-4-0
November 4, 1979 New Orleans Saints 3 at Denver Broncos 10 L 2-3-0 3-2-0 5-5-0
November 11, 1979 San Francisco 49ers 20 at New Orleans Saints 31 W 3-3-0 3-2-0 6-5-0
November 18, 1979 New Orleans Saints 24 at Seattle Seahawks 38 L 3-3-0 3-3-0 6-6-0
November 25, 1979 New Orleans Saints 37 at Atlanta Falcons 6 W 3-3-0 4-3-0 7-6-0
December 3, 1979 Oakland Raiders 42 at New Orleans Saints 35 L 3-4-0 4-3-0 7-7-0
December 9, 1979 San Diego Chargers 35 at New Orleans Saints 0 L 3-5-0 4-3-0 7-8-0
December 16, 1979 New Orleans Saints 29 at Los Angeles Rams 14 W 3-5-0 5-3-0 8-8-0