1980 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1980 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Forrest Gregg
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 13th year in professional football and its 11th with the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1980 NFL draft
1980 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Anthony Muñoz *   Offensive tackle USC
2 31 Kirby Criswell  Linebacker Kansas
3 59 Rod Horn  Defensive tackle Nebraska
4 86 William Glass  Guard Baylor
5 113 Bryan Hicks  Defensive back McNeese State
6 141 Jo Jo Heath  Defensive back Pittsburgh
6 159 Andrew Melontree  Linebacker Baylor
7 167 Ron Simpkins  Linebacker Michigan
7 168 Gary Don Johnson  Defensive tackle Baylor
8 196 Mark Lyles  Running back Florida State
9 224 Greg Bright  Defensive back Morehead State
10 252 Sandro Vitiello  Placekicker Massachusetts
11 281 Alton Alexis  Wide receiver Tulane
12 308 Mike Wright  Quarterback Vanderbilt
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1980 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

1980 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–12
43,211
2 September 14, 1980 at Miami Dolphins L 17–16
38,322
3 September 21, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–28
52,490
4 September 28, 1980 Houston Oilers L 13–10
50,413
5 October 5, 1980 at Green Bay Packers L 14–9
55,006
6 October 12, 1980 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–16
53,668
7 October 19, 1980 Minnesota Vikings W 14–0
44,487
8 October 26, 1980 at Houston Oilers L 23–3
49,189
9 November 2, 1980 San Diego Chargers L 31–14
46,406
10 November 9, 1980 at Oakland Raiders L 28–17
44,132
11 November 16, 1980 Buffalo Bills L 14–0
40,836
12 November 23, 1980 at Cleveland Browns L 31–7
79,253
13 November 30, 1980 at Kansas City Chiefs W 20–6
41,594
14 December 7, 1980 Baltimore Colts W 34–33
35,651
15 December 14, 1980 at Chicago Bears W 17–14
48,808
16 December 21, 1980 Cleveland Browns L 27–24
50,058

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Cleveland Browns(2) 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 357 310
Houston Oilers(5) 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 295 251
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 5–7 352 313
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 244 312

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1980 Cincinnati Bengals starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 

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