1980 Chicago Bears season

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1980 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Neill Armstrong
General manager Jim Finks
Owner George Halas
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Chicago Bears season was their 61st regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–9 record under second year coach Neill Armstrong and failed to make the playoffs.

One of the 7 victories by the Bears that year was a Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. With no time left in regulation, Bears quarterback Vince Evans scored a game-tying touchdown that sent the game into overtime. Then before a national television audience, Dave Williams returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and a 23–17 victory in overtime over the Lions.

Walter Payton once again led the NFL in rushing for the 5th straight year with 1,460 yards.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 at Green Bay Packers L 12–6
54,381
2 September 14, 1980 New Orleans Saints W 22–3
62,523
3 September 21, 1980 Minnesota Vikings L 34–14
59,983
4 September 28, 1980 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 38–3
53,987
5 October 6, 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–0
61,350
6 October 12, 1980 at Minnesota Vikings L 13–7
46,751
7 October 19, 1980 Detroit Lions W 24–7
58,508
8 October 26, 1980 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–14
68,752
9 November 3, 1980 at Cleveland Browns L 27–21
84,225
10 November 9, 1980 Washington Redskins W 35–21
57,159
11 November 16, 1980 Houston Oilers L 10–6
59,390
12 November 23, 1980 at Atlanta Falcons L 28–17
49,156
13 November 27, 1980 at Detroit Lions W 23–17
75,397
14 December 7, 1980 Green Bay Packers W 61–7
57,176
15 December 14, 1980 Cincinnati Bengals L 17–14
48,808
16 December 20, 1980 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–13
55,298

Season summary[edit]

Week 13[edit]

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bears 0 3 0 14 6 23
Lions 3 7 7 0 0 17


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 0 0 7
• Bears 0 28 13 20 61

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Minnesota Vikings(3) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–4 317 308
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 5–3 9–5 334 272
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 5–3 7–5 304 264
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 10 1 .344 1–6–1 4–7–1 271 341
Green Bay Packers 5 10 1 .344 3–4–1 4–7–1 231 371

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 385. Retrieved February 22, 2011.