1980 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1980 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Owner Leonard Tose
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Super Bowl XV
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Philadelphia Eagles season was the team's 48th season in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles won twelve of their sixteen games, winning their division for the first time in twenty years. The Eagles started the season winning eleven of their first twelve games, only to finish the season losing three of their final four. Still, the 12–4 record was good enough to win the NFC East division title for the first time in franchise history since the NFC East had been formed.

The 1980 season marked the Eagles' third consecutive playoff appearance under coach Dick Vermeil, and culminated in the team's first Super Bowl appearance, where they were defeated by the Oakland Raiders.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

After going 11–5 in the 1979 season and making the playoffs again as a wildcard team, the Eagles found themselves looking to improve through the NFL Draft again.

The 1980 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 29–30, 1979. As was started with the 1977 NFL Draft, this would be 12 rounds. ESPN would cover all 12 rounds live for the first time. This would be over 2 days.

The Philadelphia Eagles would get the 23rd to the 25th pick in the 12 rounds. The Eagles would draft 10 players in this year's draft.

Round Pick Player Position School
1 23 Roynell Young DB Alcorn State University
2 53 Perry Harrington RB Jackson State University
3 Traded Pick
4 Traded Pick
5 135 Nate Rivers WR South Carolina State
6 161 Greg Murtha T University of Minnesota
7 188 Terrell Ward DB San Diego State
8 218 Mike Curcio LB Temple University
9 245 Bob Harris T Bowling Green
11 298 Lee Jukes WR North Carolina State
11 302 Thomas Brown DE Baylor University
12 329 Howard Fields DB Baylor

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1980 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Lynn Stiles


Roster[edit]

1980 Philadelphia Eagles 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]

The 1980 season schedule was set by how the Eagles finished in 1979, 2nd in NFC East. The way it was laid out, 4 of the 5 teams in the same division could end up having 10 to 14 common opponents during the 1980 season. Also, when the last regular season game is over you know who you play the next year.

  • A home and home series vs Dallas, New York Giants, St. Louis and Washington = 8 games
  • The top 4 teams in the NFC East play the top 4 teams AFC WEST from the 1979 season = 4 games
  • the 2nd and 3rd place team in NFC Central and NFC West in the 1979 Season

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 Denver Broncos W 27–6
70,307
2 September 14, 1980 at Minnesota Vikings W 42–7
46,460
3 September 22, 1980 New York Giants W 35–3
70,767
4 September 28, 1980 at St. Louis Cardinals L 24–14
49,079
5 October 5, 1980 Washington Redskins W 24–14
69,044
6 October 12, 1980 at New York Giants W 31–16
71,051
7 October 19, 1980 Dallas Cowboys W 17–10
70,696
8 October 26, 1980 Chicago Bears W 17–14
68,752
9 November 2, 1980 at Seattle Seahawks W 27–20
61,047
10 November 9, 1980 at New Orleans Saints W 34–21
44,340
11 November 16, 1980 at Washington Redskins W 24–0
51,897
12 November 23, 1980 Oakland Raiders W 10–7
68,535
13 November 30, 1980 at San Diego Chargers L 22–21
51,567
14 December 7, 1980 Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
70,205
15 December 14, 1980 St. Louis Cardinals W 17–3
68,969
16 December 21, 1980 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–27
62,548

Game summaries[edit]

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Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 6 0 6
• Eagles 7 13 0 7 27
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 70,307
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy; 82°F


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 14 0 14 14 42
Vikings 0 7 0 0 7
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Metropolitan Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 46,460
  • Game weather: 57°F; wind 12


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 0 0 0 3
• Eagles 7 14 7 7 35
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 70,767
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy; 78°F
  • Television network: ABC


Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 7 14
• Cardinals 7 3 7 7 24
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Busch Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 49,079
  • Game weather: 63°F; wind 7


Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 0 0 7 14
• Eagles 7 14 3 0 24
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 69,044
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 61°F


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 0 3 14 14 31
Giants 7 9 0 0 16
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Giants Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 71,051
  • Game weather: 57°F; wind 16


Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 0 0 10
• Eagles 0 10 0 7 17
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 70,696
  • Game weather: Sunny; 69°F


Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 14 0 14
• Eagles 7 0 7 3 17
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 68,752
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 46°F


Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 0 7 10 10 27
Seahawks 6 0 7 7 20
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Kingdome
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 61,047
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)


Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 0 17 7 10 34
Saints 7 7 7 0 21
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 44,340
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)


Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 14 3 7 0 24
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: RFK Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 51,897
  • Game weather: 45°F; wind 16


Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 7 7
• Eagles 0 0 3 7 10
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 68,535
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 44°F


Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 14 21
• Chargers 9 10 0 3 22
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Jack Murphy Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 51,567
  • Game weather: 61°F; wind 6


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Falcons 3 7 7 3 20
Eagles 0 14 0 3 17
  • Date: December 7
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 70,205
  • Game weather: Light rain; 55°F


Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 3 3
• Eagles 0 0 7 10 17
  • Date: December 14
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 68,969
  • Game weather: Sunny; 44°F


Week 16[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 10 17 27
• Cowboys 7 14 7 7 35
  • Date: December 21
  • Location: Texas Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 62,548
  • Game weather: 28°F; wind 9
  • Harold Carmichael's streak of games with a pass caught is stopped


Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 384 222 L1
Dallas Cowboys(4) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 454 311 W1
Washington Redskins 6 10 0 .375 4–4 5–7 261 293 W3
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–10 299 350 L2
New York Giants 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 249 425 L2

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 3, 1981 Minnesota Vikings W 31–16
68,434
Conference Championship January 11, 1981 Dallas Cowboys W 20–7
70,696
Super Bowl January 25, 1981 N Oakland Raiders L 27–10
75,500

Divisional[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 7 2 0 16
• Eagles 0 7 14 10 31
  • Date: January 3
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 68,434
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 26°F


Conference Championship[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 7 0 0 7
• Eagles 7 0 10 3 20
  • Date: January 11
  • Location: Veterans Stadium
  • Game start: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 70,696
  • Game weather: Sunny; 17°F


Veterans Stadium during the 1980 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981.


Super Bowl[edit]

Main article: Super Bowl XV
1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 14 0 10 3 27
Eagles 0 3 0 7 10
  • Date: January 25
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 75,500
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)


Awards and Honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]