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1979 New Orleans Saints season

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Record  8–8
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Start date  1979
Division place  2nd NFC West
Head coach  Dick Nolan
Home field  Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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The 1979 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 13th season in the National Football League. The Saints finished the season at 8–8, the franchise's first non-losing season. New Orleans was tied for first place with the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West with three weeks to play, but the season unraveled in a Monday Night Football contest at home vs. the Oakland Raiders, when the Saints squandered a 35–14 lead and lost, 42–35.

The Saints were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 15 when they were blown out 35–0 at home by the San Diego Chargers. Not counting the 1976 expansion club Seattle, New Orleans was one of three franchises which failed to make the playoffs in the 1970s, joined by the New York Giants and New York Jets.

Awards and records

  • Chuck Muncie, Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • References

    1979 New Orleans Saints season Wikipedia

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