1980 New York Jets season

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1980 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 New York Jets season was the 21st season for the team and the 11th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 8–8 record from 1979 under head coach Walt Michaels, and being widely predicted to improve further and reach the postseason for the first time since 1969.[1] The Jets finished the season with a record of 4–12.

During the season, the Jets were the only team to lose to the notorious New Orleans Saints team, dubbed the “Aints”. On a day with a wind-chill temperature of 5 °F (−15 °C) and kicking with a gale of 46 miles per hour (74 km/h), the Jets failed to hold onto a 7–13 lead after three quarters,[2] losing by a single point, 21–20,

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1980-09-07 Baltimore Colts L 14–17 Shea Stadium
50,777
2 1980-09-14 at Buffalo Bills L 10–20 Rich Stadium
65,315
3 1980-09-21 San Francisco 49ers L 27–37 Shea Stadium
50,608
4 1980-09-28 at Baltimore Colts L 21–35 Memorial Stadium
33,373
5 1980-10-05 New England Patriots L 11–21 Shea Stadium
53,604
6 1980-10-12 at Atlanta Falcons W 14–7 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
57,458
7 1980-10-19 Seattle Seahawks L 17–27 Shea Stadium
52,496
8 1980-10-27 Miami Dolphins W 17–14 Shea Stadium
53,046
9 1980-11-02 at New England Patriots L 21–34 Schafer Stadium
60,834
10 1980-11-09 Buffalo Bills L 24–31 Shea Stadium
45,677
11 1980-11-16 at Denver Broncos L 24–31 Mile High Stadium
72,114
12 1980-11-23 Houston Oilers W 31–28 (OT) Shea Stadium
52,358
13 1980-11-30 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–38 Anaheim Stadium
59,743
14 1980-12-07 at Cleveland Browns L 14–17 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
78,454
15 1980-12-14 New Orleans Saints L 20–21 Shea Stadium
38,077
16 1980-12-20 at Miami Dolphins W 24–17 Miami Orange Bowl
41,854

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Buffalo Bills(3) 11 5 0 .688 4–4 8–4 320 260
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 6–2 9–3 441 325
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 3–5 4–8 266 305
Baltimore Colts 7 9 0 .438 5–3 6–8 355 387
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 302 395

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finney Jr., Peter; “Saints Near Record”; in The Bryan Times; December 12, 1980; p. 13
  2. ^ “Saints Finally Snare a Victory”; in St. Petersburg Times; December 15, 1980; p. 7C

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