1980 Atlanta Falcons season

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1980 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Leeman Bennett
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons 15th season. It was the first season division title in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–23
44,773
2 September 14, 1980 at New England Patriots W 37–21
48,321
3 September 21, 1980 Miami Dolphins L 20–17
55,470
4 September 28, 1980 at San Francisco 49ers W 20–17
56,518
5 October 5, 1980 Detroit Lions W 43–28
57,652
6 October 12, 1980 New York Jets L 14–7
57,458
7 October 19, 1980 at New Orleans Saints W 41–14
62,651
8 October 26, 1980 Los Angeles Rams W 13–10
57,401
9 November 2, 1980 at Buffalo Bills W 30–14
57,959
10 November 9, 1980 at St. Louis Cardinals W 33–27
48,662
11 November 16, 1980 New Orleans Saints W 31–13
53,871
12 November 23, 1980 Chicago Bears W 28–17
49,156
13 November 30, 1980 Washington Redskins W 10–6
55,665
14 December 7, 1980 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20–17
70,205
15 December 14, 1980 San Francisco 49ers W 35–10
55,767
16 December 21, 1980 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–17
62,469

Game summaries[edit]

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Falcons 7 6 21 7 41
Saints 7 7 0 0 14

[1]


Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 4, 1981 Dallas Cowboys L 30–27
60,022

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Atlanta Falcons(1) 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 405 272 L1
Los Angeles Rams(5) 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 424 289 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 320 415 L2
New Orleans Saints 1 15 0 .063 0–6 0–12 291 487 L1

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 385. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]