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The most yards gained in 1979 by an offensive team was the Pittsburgh Steelers with 6,480. The Steelers also finished in the top 5 in 4 other major offensive team stat categories: 3rd in passing yards, 5th in passing touchdowns, 2nd in rushing yards and 2nd in rushing touchdowns. The least amount of yards allowed in 1979 by a defensive team was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 4,278. The Buccaneers also finished in the top 5 in 3 other major defensive team stat categories: 1st in passing yards allowed, 4th in passing touchdowns allowed and 5th in rushing touchdowns allowed. View all of the offensive and defensive team stat leaders for 1979 and see where your favorite team ranked.
1979 Offensive Team Stat Rankings
TotYds Rank Team TotYds PassYds RushYds
1 Pittsburgh Steelers 6480 3877 2603
2 Dallas Cowboys 6258 3883 2375
3 Cleveland Browns 6119 3838 2281
4 New England Patriots 5852 3600 2252
5 San Diego Chargers 5806 4138 1668
6 New Orleans Saints 5765 3291 2474
7 Seattle Seahawks 5758 3791 1967
8 San Francisco 49ers 5692 3760 1932
9 New York Jets 5510 2864 2646
10 Los Angeles Rams 5492 3032 2460
11 Denver Broncos 5469 3433 2036
12 Oakland Raiders 5467 3704 1763
13 St. Louis Cardinals 5452 2870 2582
14 Atlanta Falcons 5327 3127 2200
15 Philadelphia Eagles 5303 2882 2421
16 Baltimore Colts 5249 3575 1674
17 Buffalo Bills 5224 3603 1621
18 Miami Dolphins 5205 3018 2187
19 Washington Redskins 5167 2839 2328
20 Minnesota Vikings 5161 3397 1764
21 Cincinnati Bengals 5150 2821 2329
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5137 2700 2437
23 Houston Oilers 5065 2494 2571
24 Green Bay Packers 4918 3057 1861
25 Chicago Bears 4915 2429 2486
26 Detroit Lions 4452 2775 1677
27 Kansas City Chiefs 4269 1953 2316
28 New York Giants 4239 2419 1820
 
1979 Defensive Team Stat Rankings
TotYds Rank Team TotYds PassYds RushYds
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4278 2405 1873
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 4621 2912 1709
3 Miami Dolphins 4753 3051 1702
4 San Diego Chargers 4788 2881 1907
5 New England Patriots 4835 3065 1770
6 Chicago Bears 4886 2908 1978
7 Dallas Cowboys 4948 2833 2115
8 Los Angeles Rams 5004 3007 1997
9 Denver Broncos 5014 3321 1693
10 Philadelphia Eagles 5069 2798 2271
11 Buffalo Bills 5194 2713 2481
12 Kansas City Chiefs 5251 3404 1847
13 St. Louis Cardinals 5271 3067 2204
14 Detroit Lions 5302 2787 2515
15 Baltimore Colts 5386 3080 2306
16 Houston Oilers 5411 3186 2225
17 Minnesota Vikings 5491 2965 2526
18 Washington Redskins 5493 3339 2154
19 New York Giants 5606 3154 2452
20 San Francisco 49ers 5620 3407 2213
21 Oakland Raiders 5740 3366 2374
22 Cleveland Browns 5893 3289 2604
23 New Orleans Saints 5926 3457 2469
24 Green Bay Packers 5926 3041 2885
25 Atlanta Falcons 5962 3799 2163
26 New York Jets 5994 4288 1706
27 Seattle Seahawks 6114 3739 2375
28 Cincinnati Bengals 6127 3908 2219
 
 
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