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1979 Oakland Raiders (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Western Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Tom Flores
Offensive LineSam Boghosian
ReceiversLew Erber
Linebackers/Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Offensive LineOllie Spencer
Defensive BacksCharlie Sumner
Offensive BacksRay Willsey
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/28/1979NDallas Cowboys20-13WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium20648
Sat8/4/1979ALos Angeles Rams14-20LOTLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54575
Sat8/11/1979HSan Francisco 49ers41-10WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53503
Sun8/19/1979ANew England Patriots14-35LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium45518
Sat8/25/1979HBuffalo Bills48-21WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52440
Sun9/2/1979ALos Angeles Rams24-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum59000
Sun9/9/1979ASan Diego Chargers10-30LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50255
Sun9/16/1979ASeattle Seahawks10-27LSeattle, WAKingdome61602
Sun9/23/1979AKansas City Chiefs7-35LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67821
Sun9/30/1979HDenver Broncos27-3WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52632
Mon10/8/1979HMiami Dolphins13-3WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52419
Sun10/14/1979HAtlanta Falcons50-19WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52900
Sun10/21/1979ANew York Jets19-28LNew York, NYShea Stadium55802
Thu10/25/1979HSan Diego Chargers45-22WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53709
Sun11/4/1979HSan Francisco 49ers23-10WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52764
Sun11/11/1979AHouston Oilers17-31LHouston, TXAstrodome48000
Sun11/18/1979HKansas City Chiefs21-24LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53596
Sun11/25/1979ADenver Broncos14-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium74186
Mon12/3/1979ANew Orleans Saints42-35WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65541
Sun12/9/1979HCleveland Browns19-14WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52641
Sun12/16/1979HSeattle Seahawks24-29LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53177
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
56Jeff BarnesLB6'223024Chabot JC; California160
68Joe BellDE6'325023Norfolk State10
38Rufus BessCB5'918323South Carolina State160
81Morris BradshawWR6'119527Ohio State33
21Cliff BranchWR5'1117031Wharton County JC; Colorado1413
5Jim BreechK5'616123California160
73Dave BrowningLDE-RDE6'524523Spokane Falls CC; Washington1616
82Larry BrunsonWR5'1118030Mesa CC; Colorado110
87Dave CasperTE6'423228Notre Dame1512
88Raymond ChesterTE6'323031Morgan State1413
46Todd ChristensenRB6'323023Brigham Young120
50Dave DalbyC6'325029UCLA1615
79Bruce DavisOT6'629723UCLA120
36Mike DavisSS6'320023East Los Angeles JC; Colorado1613
8Ray GuyP-K6'320030Southern Mississippi160
26Clarence HawkinsRB6'020523Florida A&M70
37Lester HayesLCB6'020024Texas A&M1616
83Ted HendricksLOLB6'721732Miami (Florida)1616
57John HuddlestonLB6'322825Utah160
11David HummQB6'219027Nebraska160
42Monte JacksonRCB5'1119226San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State83
31Derrick JensenRB6'123023Texas-Arlington168
58Monte JohnsonLILB-MLB6'524028Nebraska1615
90Willie JonesLDE6'424422Florida State163
62Reggie KinlawLDT6'224522Oklahoma162
70Henry LawrenceROT6'427028Florida A&M1616
53Rod MartinROLB6'222025Los Angeles CC; Southern California1615
89Rich MartiniWR6'218524California-Davis164
65Mickey MarvinROG6'426524Tennessee22
43Ira MatthewsRB5'817522Wisconsin160
72John MatuszakLDE6'829029Iowa Central JC; Missouri; Tampa122
68/67Dan MedlinROG6'425530North Carolina State154
74Dave PearMG-RDT6'225026Washington1616
47Charles PhillipsSS6'321527Southern California163
77Charles PhilyawDE-DT6'929525Texas Southern120
16Jim PlunkettQB6'220732Stanford40
84Derrick RamseyTE6'523023Kentucky163
35Terry RobiskieRB6'121025Louisiana State31
34Booker RussellRB6'223523Texas State160
78Art ShellLOT6'526733Maryland-Eastern Shore1111
12Ken StablerQB6'321034Alabama1616
80Joe StewartWR5'1118024Missouri30
66Steve SylvesterROG-LOT-C6'426026Notre Dame1616
32Jack TatumFS5'1020331Ohio State1616
67Pat ToomayRDE6'624431Vanderbilt1413
63Gene UpshawLOG6'525534Texas A&M-Kingsville1616
30Mark van EeghenRB6'222027Colgate1616
75John VellaOT6'426029Southern California110
41Phil VillapianoRILB-RLB6'222530Bowling Green State1616
52Greg WestbrooksLB6'221826Colorado Mesa; Colorado40
22Arthur WhittingtonRB5'1118524Southern Methodist97
45Henry WilliamsRCB5'1018223Hartnell JC; San Diego State1613
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Willie Jones242DEFlorida Statefrom WAS/STL
Ira Matthews6142KRWisconsinfrom TB
Henry Williams6156DBSan Diego State
Jack Matia7175TDrakefrom DET/CLE
Robert Hawkins8209RBKentucky
Jim Rourke9238TBoston Collegefrom PHI
Ricky Smith10259DBTulanefrom NO
Bruce Davis11294TUCLA
Dirk Abernathy12316DBBowling Green Statefrom CLE
Reggie Kinlaw12320DTOklahoma
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6810089108
Opponents Totals738410872
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals321102191289421543.71191024
Opponents Totals319137150329121542.31061018
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Breech0414591.1182766.7095
Mark van Eeghen90000054
Raymond Chester80000048
Cliff Branch60000036
Booker Russell40000024
Dave Casper30000018
Derrick Ramsey30000018
Lester Hayes20000012
Rich Martini20000012
Arthur Whittington20000012
Larry Brunson1000006
Clarence Hawkins1000006
Ted Hendricks1000006
Derrick Jensen1000006
Monte Johnson1000006
Ira Matthews1000006
Team Totals45414591.1182766.70365
Opponents Totals43394390.7122254.52337
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Breech182766.71/27/77/103/70/1
Team Totals182766.71/27/77/103/70/1
Opponents Totals122254.51/4/2/4/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Mark van Eeghen2238183.7197
Arthur Whittington1093973.6222
Derrick Jensen732513.4150
Booker Russell331905.8724
Clarence Hawkins21723.4340
Jim Plunkett3186.0150
Terry Robiskie10141.4160
Cliff Branch144.040
Ira Matthews231.530
Ken Stabler16-4-0.3130
Team Totals49117633.67213
Opponents Totals53423744.477t17
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Stabler49830461.017236157.311.966t265.2224.434284333182.2
Jim Plunkett15746.77895.912.73916.716.7298060.1
Team Totals51331160.617937047.211.966t275.3234.536293341181.6
Opponents Totals47124752.420033667.113.665t214.5245.133254311269.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Branch5984414.366t6
Raymond Chester5871212.3398
Dave Casper5777113.5423
Mark van Eeghen514749.3362
Rich Martini2425910.822t2
Arthur Whittington1924012.6390
Derrick Ramsey1316112.4403
Derrick Jensen7233.371
Booker Russell67913.2260
Larry Brunson5499.8171
Terry Robiskie5367.2110
Morris Bradshaw3289.3120
Clarence Hawkins22412.020t1
Joe Stewart133.030
Dave Dalby111.010
Team Totals311370411.966t27
Opponents Totals247336613.665t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lester Hayes710014.352t2
Charles Phillips49223.0300
Henry Williams33712.3330
Jack Tatum22613.0130
Mike Davis22211.0110
Monte Jackson252.550
Ted Hendricks12323.023t1
Jeff Barnes188.080
Rufus Bess100.000
Monte Johnson100.000
Team Totals2431313.052t3
Opponents Totals2347320.670t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ray Guy69293942.6711816416236333.8
Team Totals70293942.0711816416236333.8
Opponents Totals63237737.7601519179209833.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ira Matthews3271655.2200
Larry Brunson2084.070
Mike Davis1066.060
Team Totals3571795.1200
Opponents Totals40841610.488t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Brunson1744125.9890
Ira Matthews3587324.9104t1
Arthur Whittington5469.2190
Booker Russell3217.090
Joe Stewart26331.5530
Clarence Hawkins12525.0250
Terry Robiskie166.060
Derrick Jensen100.000
Team Totals65147522.7104t1
Opponents Totals67129019.3640
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rufus Bess0001100
Cliff Branch100000
Dave Browning0002200
Larry Brunson100000
Dave Casper110100
Todd Christensen0002210
Dave Dalby0010100
Mike Davis00123140
Clarence Hawkins101100
Ted Hendricks00000120
Monte Jackson0002200
Derrick Jensen612300
Monte Johnson0001101
Henry Lawrence0010100
Rod Martin0001100
Ira Matthews421300
Charles Phillips00011320
Terry Robiskie210120
Booker Russell100000
Art Shell0010150
Ken Stabler10505-300
Steve Sylvester1101-160
Pat Toomay0001100
Gene Upshaw0010100
Mark van Eeghen310100
Phil Villapiano0004400
Arthur Whittington310100
Henry Williams0001100
Team Totals3416182240201
Opponents Totals35221214261
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