1979 Oakland Raiders Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Tom Flores (9-7)
Location: Oakland, California
1979 Oakland Raiders Roster
1979 Oakland Raiders Results

The Oakland Raiders of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Raiders chalked up 365 points, and the defensive squad conceded 337. Ken Stabler led the charge, passing for 3,615 yards. Cliff Branch hauled in 59 passes for 844 yards. Mark van Eeghen, Dave Casper and Raymond Chester each contributed to the receiving game as well.

Mark van Eeghen ran for a team-best 818 yards for Oakland.

The sticky-fingered defense created 46 turnovers. Lester Hayes picked off 7 errant tosses from the opposition.

Tom Flores coached the team.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Stabler49830461.036157.3265.2224.4663428482.2
Jim Plunkett15746.7895.916.716.7392960.1
Totals51331160.637047.2275.3234.566 36293

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mark van Eeghen2238183.719 7
Arthur Whittington1093973.622 2
Derrick Jensen732513.415 0
Booker Russell331905.872 4
Clarence Hawkins21723.434 0
Jim Plunkett3186.015 0
Terry Robiskie10141.416 0
Cliff Branch144.00
Ira Matthews231.50
Ken Stabler16-4-0.213 0
Totals49117633.672 13

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cliff Branch5984414.366 6
Raymond Chester5871212.339 8
Dave Casper5777113.542 3
Mark van Eeghen514749.336 2
Rich Martini2425910.822 2
Arthur Whittington1924012.639 0
Derrick Ramsey1316112.440 3
Derrick Jensen7233.31
Booker Russell67913.226 0
Larry Brunson5499.817 1
Terry Robiskie5367.211 0
Morris Bradshaw3289.312 0
Clarence Hawkins22412.020 1
Joe Stewart133.00
Dave Dalby111.00
Totals311370411.966 27

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Breech454191.1271866.795
Totals454191.1271866.795

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Ray Guy69293942.671
Totals69293942.671

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ira Matthews321655.220 0
Larry Brunson284.00
Mike Davis166.00
Totals351795.120 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ira Matthews3587324.9104 1
Larry Brunson1744125.989 0
Joe Stewart26331.553 0
Arthur Whittington5469.219 0
Clarence Hawkins12525.025 0
Booker Russell3217.00
Terry Robiskie166.00
Derrick Jensen100.00
Totals65147522.7104 1

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lester Hayes710014.352 2
Charlie Phillips49223.030 0
Henry Williams33712.333 0
Jack Tatum22613.013 0
Mike Davis22211.011 0
Monte Jackson252.50
Ted Hendricks12323.023 1
Jeff Barnes188.00
Monte Johnson100.00
Rufus Bess100.00
Totals2431313.052 3

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Breech1841095
Mark van Eeghen7200054
Raymond Chester800048
Cliff Branch0600036
Booker Russell40000024
Dave Casper300018
Derrick Ramsey300018
Lester Hayes200012
Arthur Whittington20000012
Rich Martini200012
Clarence Hawkins0100006
Derrick Jensen0100006
Larry Brunson1000006
Ted Hendricks10006
Monte Johnson010006
Ira Matthews0010006
Totals13270103101841000365