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1979 NFL Player Stats And Fantasy Points

In the 1979 season, 1,427 different players played an official pro football game. The stat leaders for the year were: Dan Fouts with 4,082 passing yards, Earl Campbell with 1,697 rushing yards and Steve Largent with 1,237 receiving yards. The top Fantasy Point producers for the season were Brian Sipe with 18.97 points per game and Steve Grogan with 18.57 points per game. The top fantasy point games were turned in by Clarence Williams with 40.35 points against the Buffalo Bills and Jerry Butler with 37.95 points against the New York Jets. Browse all 1979 player stats, fantasy points and gamelogs, and find which players turned in great seasons.
1979 NFL Players
Rank
Player
Team
Pos
Gms
Pnts
Pnt Avg
PaYds
PaTDs
RuYds
RuTDs
ReYds
ReTDs
FGs
PATs
  • 1.
    Cleveland Browns
    qb
    16
    303.45
    18.97
    3,793
    28
    178
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 2.
    New England Patriots
    qb
    16
    297.10
    18.57
    3,286
    28
    368
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 3.
    San Diego Chargers
    qb
    16
    293.00
    18.31
    4,082
    24
    49
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 4.
    Houston Oilers
    rb
    16
    288.40
    18.03
    0
    0
    1,697
    19
    94
    0
    0
  • 5.
    Seattle Seahawks
    qb
    16
    282.95
    17.68
    3,661
    20
    279
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 6.
    Chicago Bears
    rb
    16
    278.35
    17.40
    54
    1
    1,610
    14
    313
    2
    0
  • 7.
    Dallas Cowboys
    qb
    16
    277.50
    17.34
    3,586
    27
    172
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 8.
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    qb
    16
    272.50
    17.03
    3,724
    26
    83
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 9.
    Philadelphia Eagles
    rb
    16
    259.90
    16.24
    0
    0
    1,512
    9
    494
    5
    0
  • 10.
    Minnesota Vikings
    qb
    16
    258.80
    16.18
    3,397
    23
    138
    1
    3
    0
    0
  • 11.
    Oakland Raiders
    qb
    16
    258.35
    16.15
    3,615
    26
    -4
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 12.
    Washington Redskins
    qb
    16
    241.95
    15.12
    2,797
    20
    181
    4
    0
    0
    0
  • 13.
    St. Louis Cardinals
    rb
    16
    235.90
    14.74
    0
    0
    1,605
    8
    308
    2
    0
  • 14.
    New York Jets
    qb
    15
    220.30
    14.69
    2,660
    16
    93
    5
    0
    0
    0
  • 15.
    San Francisco 49ers
    qb
    16
    234.60
    14.66
    3,652
    17
    10
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 16.
    New Orleans Saints
    qb
    16
    234.05
    14.63
    3,169
    15
    186
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 17.
    Buffalo Bills
    qb
    16
    233.40
    14.59
    3,572
    14
    68
    1
    0
    0
    0
  • 18.
    Atlanta Falcons
    qb
    14
    191.85
    13.70
    2,505
    17
    36
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 19.
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    rb
    15
    205.15
    13.68
    0
    0
    1,186
    11
    291
    1
    0
  • 20.
    Los Angeles Rams
    qb
    10
    135.40
    13.54
    1,854
    11
    97
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 21.
    Cleveland Browns
    rb
    16
    214.00
    13.38
    0
    0
    1,294
    9
    372
    2
    0
  • 22.
    Cincinnati Bengals
    qb
    15
    200.50
    13.37
    2,340
    16
    235
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 23.
    Green Bay Packers
    qb
    13
    173.65
    13.36
    2,247
    10
    73
    4
    0
    0
    0
  • 24.
    Denver Broncos
    qb
    14
    186.60
    13.33
    2,626
    16
    13
    1
    0
    0
    0
  • 25.
    Philadelphia Eagles
    qb
    16
    211.35
    13.21
    2,669
    18
    119
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 26.
    New Orleans Saints
    rb
    16
    206.20
    12.89
    40
    1
    1,198
    11
    308
    0
    0
  • 27.
    Baltimore Colts
    qb
    4
    51.15
    12.79
    643
    3
    40
    1
    0
    0
    0
  • 28.
    Baltimore Colts
    qb
    16
    203.10
    12.69
    2,932
    15
    115
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 29.
    Chicago Bears
    qb
    4
    50.60
    12.65
    508
    4
    72
    1
    0
    0
    0
  • 30.
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    qb
    16
    200.30
    12.52
    2,448
    18
    119
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 31.
    New York Giants
    qb
    12
    148.75
    12.40
    1,743
    13
    166
    1
    0
    0
    0
  • 32.
    Dallas Cowboys
    rb
    14
    171.45
    12.25
    0
    0
    1,107
    6
    375
    1
    0
  • 33.
    Washington Redskins
    rb
    16
    195.45
    12.22
    0
    0
    1,153
    9
    163
    3
    0
  • 34.
    Seattle Seahawks
    rb
    16
    193.00
    12.06
    11
    0
    775
    11
    499
    4
    0
  • 35.
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    rb
    16
    192.70
    12.04
    0
    0
    1,263
    7
    248
    2
    0
  • 36.
    Los Angeles Rams
    rb
    16
    186.30
    11.64
    0
    0
    1,109
    9
    308
    1
    0
  • 37.
    Cincinnati Bengals
    rb
    16
    184.20
    11.51
    0
    0
    865
    14
    154
    1
    0
  • 38.
    Baltimore Colts
    rb
    15
    167.90
    11.19
    0
    0
    884
    4
    750
    3
    0
  • 39.
    Green Bay Packers
    qb
    5
    55.65
    11.13
    787
    5
    13
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 40.
    New Orleans Saints
    rb
    15
    165.50
    11.03
    70
    0
    708
    9
    484
    1
    2
    1
  • 41.
    Miami Dolphins
    qb
    14
    153.00
    10.93
    2,160
    14
    30
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 42.
    Detroit Lions
    qb
    16
    167.60
    10.48
    2,238
    11
    107
    2
    0
    0
    0
  • 43.
    Miami Dolphins
    rb
    16
    165.45
    10.34
    0
    0
    837
    12
    75
    1
    0
  • 44.
    San Diego Chargers
    rb
    16
    164.80
    10.30
    0
    0
    752
    12
    352
    0
    0
  • 45.
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    rb
    13
    130.05
    10.00
    0
    0
    585
    6
    231
    4
    0
  • -
    New Orleans Saints
    p
    1
    10.00
    10.00
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    4
  • 47.
    Oakland Raiders
    rb
    16
    159.50
    9.97
    0
    0
    818
    7
    474
    2
    0
  • 48.
    Houston Oilers
    qb
    15
    148.80
    9.92
    2,090
    14
    23
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 49.
    St. Louis Cardinals
    qb
    14
    138.80
    9.91
    2,218
    9
    11
    0
    -4
    0
    0
  • -
    San Francisco 49ers
    rb
    15
    148.60
    9.91
    0
    0
    615
    7
    662
    2
    0
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