1979 New England Patriots Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Ron Erhardt (9-7)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1979 New England Patriots Roster
1979 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Patriots moved the ball well, scoring 411 points, and the defensive squad yielded 326. Steve Grogan triggered the aerial attack, throwing for 3,286 yards. Harold Jackson paced all receivers, catching 45 passes for 1,013 yards. Stanley Morgan and Russ Francis contributed to the receiving game, too.

Sam Cunningham rushed for a team-best 563 yards for New England, while Horace Ivory and Don Calhoun additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

The opportunistic defense created 43 turnovers. Raymond Clayborn snatched 5 opponent throws.

Ron Erhardt coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Grogan42320648.732867.8286.6204.7634534177.4
Tom Owen472757.42485.324.336.43244159.5
Don Westbrook22100.05226.000.000.02800118.8
Matt Cavanaugh11100.01010.000.000.01000108.3
Eddie Hare11100.
Harold Jackson100.
Totals47523749.936007.6306.3234.863 49382


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sam Cunningham1595633.527 5
Horace Ivory1435223.752 1
Don Calhoun1374563.329 5
Steve Grogan643685.826 2
Andy Johnson431323.115 1
Allan Clark19844.419 2
Mosi Tatupu23713.112 0
Stanley Morgan7395.617 0
Harold Jackson3124.012 0
Don Westbrook284.00
Eddie Hare100.00
Tom Owen2-1-0.50
Matt Cavanaugh1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals60422523.752 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harold Jackson45101322.559 7
Stanley Morgan44100222.863 12
Russ Francis3955714.344 5
Sam Cunningham292368.120 0
Horace Ivory232169.424 2
Don Calhoun15664.414 1
Don Hasselbeck1315812.241 0
Don Westbrook917319.238 1
Andy Johnson9687.611 0
Carlos Pennywell4358.813 1
Allan Clark23517.520 0
Ray Jarvis23015.015 1
Mosi Tatupu294.50
Al Chandler122.00
Totals237360015.263 30


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
John Smith494693.9332369.7115


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Eddie Hare83303836.658

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Stanley Morgan2928910.080 1
Mike Haynes5163.20
Don Westbrook252.50
Rick Sanford111.00
Totals373118.480 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Allan Clark3781622.138 0
Rick Sanford1017917.923 0
Don Westbrook1115113.730 0
Raymond Clayborn23316.520 0
Mark Washington11818.018 0
Horace Ivory11515.015 0
Mosi Tatupu3155.012 0
Stanley Morgan11212.012 0
Totals66123918.838 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Raymond Clayborn55611.227 0
Mike Haynes36622.033 0
Prentice McCray34816.026 0
Tim Fox23819.025 0
Mike Hawkins23517.535 1
Rick Sanford13939.027 0
Doug Beaudoin13030.030 0
Ray Costict12222.022 0
Steve Nelson11818.018 0
Rod Shoate100.00
Totals2035217.635 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
John Smith23460115
Stanley Morgan0121000078
Harold Jackson0700042
Don Calhoun5100036
Russ Francis500030
Sam Cunningham5000030
Horace Ivory12000018
Steve Grogan200012
Allan Clark20000012
Don Westbrook01000006
Carlos Pennywell10006
Ray Jarvis10006
Rick Sanford00010006
Andy Johnson100006
Mike Hawkins10006


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