1979 New England Patriots

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1979 New England Patriots

What was the record of the 1979 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a 9-7 record. They went 6-2 at home and 3-5 on the road.

What division did the 1979 New England Patriots play in?

The 1979 New England Patriots played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1979 New England Patriots?

During the regular season, the 1979 New England Patriots went 4-4 against their AFC East opponents.

What was the 1979 New England Patriots record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
New York Jets 1-1 50% +52
Baltimore Colts 1-1 50% +24
Buffalo Bills 1-1 50% +17
Miami Dolphins 1-1 50% 0

What was the 1979 New England Patriots record by month?

The 1979 New England Patriots had their best month in September, when they went 3-1 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was November, when they went 2-3 and had a 40% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 3-1 75% +62
October 3-2 60% +24
November 2-3 40% -4
December 1-1 50% +3

Did the 1979 New England Patriots make the Playoffs?

No, the Patriots didn't make the Playoffs in 1979.

What was the point differential for the 1979 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a point differential of +85. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Patriots could have been expected to have about 10.1 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1979 New England Patriots perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1979 New England Patriots went 4-4. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Patriots went 0-3.

How did the 1979 New England Patriots perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1979 New England Patriots went 0-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1979 New England Patriots?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1979 New England Patriots was a 3 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1979 New England Patriots?

The longest losing streak that the New England Patriots had during the 1979 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1979 New England Patriots Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Mon, Sep 3, 1979 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 13 - 16 OT
2 Sun, Sep 9, 1979 vs New York Jets Win 56 - 3
3 Sun, Sep 16, 1979 @ Cincinnati Bengals Win 20 - 14
4 Sun, Sep 23, 1979 vs San Diego Chargers Win 27 - 21
5 Mon, Oct 1, 1979 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 14 - 27
6 Sun, Oct 7, 1979 vs Detroit Lions Win 24 - 17
7 Sun, Oct 14, 1979 @ Chicago Bears Win 27 - 7
8 Sun, Oct 21, 1979 vs Miami Dolphins Win 28 - 13
9 Sun, Oct 28, 1979 @ Baltimore Colts Loss 26 - 31
10 Sun, Nov 4, 1979 @ Buffalo Bills Win 26 - 6
11 Sun, Nov 11, 1979 @ Denver Broncos Loss 10 - 45
12 Sun, Nov 18, 1979 vs Baltimore Colts Win 50 - 21
13 Sun, Nov 25, 1979 vs Buffalo Bills Loss 13 - 16 OT
14 Thu, Nov 29, 1979 @ Miami Dolphins Loss 24 - 39
15 Sun, Dec 9, 1979 @ New York Jets Loss 26 - 27
16 Sun, Dec 16, 1979 vs Minnesota Vikings Win 27 - 23

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