1980 San Diego Chargers season

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1980 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Don Coryell
Owner Gene Klein
Home field San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) (20–14)
Lost Conference Playoffs (Raiders) (34–27)
Timeline
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< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 12–4 record in 1979. They won their first playoff game in 17 years. The season ended with loss to the Raiders in the playoffs.

Running back Chuck Muncie was traded from the New Orleans Saints mid-season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 at Seattle Seahawks W 34–13
62,042
2 September 14, 1980 Oakland Raiders W 30–24
51,943
3 September 21, 1980 at Denver Broncos W 30–13
74,970
4 September 28, 1980 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24–7
45,161
5 October 5, 1980 Buffalo Bills L 26–24
51,982
6 October 12, 1980 at Oakland Raiders L 38–24
44,826
7 October 19, 1980 New York Giants W 44–7
50,397
8 October 26, 1980 at Dallas Cowboys L 42–31
60,639
9 November 2, 1980 at Cincinnati Bengals W 31–14
46,406
10 November 9, 1980 Denver Broncos L 20–13
51,435
11 November 16, 1980 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–7
50,248
12 November 20, 1980 at Miami Dolphins W 27–24
63,013
13 November 30, 1980 Philadelphia Eagles W 22–21
51,567
14 December 7, 1980 at Washington Redskins L 40–17
48,556
15 December 13, 1980 Seattle Seahawks W 21–14
49,980
16 December 22, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–17
51,785

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 3, 1981 Buffalo Bills W 20–14
52,028
Conference Championship January 11, 1981 Oakland Raiders L 34–27
52,428

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Raiders 3 7 7 7 0 24
Chargers 3 7 0 14 6 30

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 68°F, wind 8 mph
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV: NBC
  • Box Score

SD: Glen Edwards 2 INT, Willie Buchanon INT

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Chargers 3 24 3 0 30
Broncos 3 3 7 0 13

[2]



Week 6[edit]

Week Six: San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 7 7 24
Raiders 7 10 7 14 38

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 62 F, wind 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 44,826
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: NBC
  • Box Score

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 7 0 7
• Chargers 0 21 7 16 44

[3]


Divisional playoffs[edit]

January 3, 1981[edit]

AFC: San Diego Chargers 20, Buffalo Bills 14[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 14 0 0 14
Chargers 3 0 7 10 20

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

Conference championships[edit]

January 11, 1981[edit]

AFC Championship: Oakland Raiders 34, San Diego Chargers 27[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 21 7 3 3 34
Chargers 7 7 10 3 27

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
San Diego Chargers(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 418 327
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 364 306
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–8 319 336
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 310 323
Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 .250 1–7 3–9 291 408

[4]

Awards and records[edit]

  • John Jefferson, NFL Leader in Receiving Yards, (1,340)
  • Kellen Winslow, Second in NFL in Receiving Yards, (1,290)

Milestones[edit]

  • The San Diego Chargers became the first team in NFL history to have three of its receivers with over 1,000 receiving yards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williamson, Bill (May 14, 2013). "Chuck Muncie was a memorable Charger". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 385. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

External links[edit]