1980 Seattle Seahawks season

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1980 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's fifth season with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1980 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/10 Jacob Green Defensive End Texas A&M
2/44 Andre Hines Offensive Tackle Stanford
4/97 Terry Dion Defensive End Oregon
5/127 Joe Steele Running Back Washington
5/132 Daniel Jacobs Defensive End Winston-Salem State
6/153 Mark McNeal Defensive End Idaho
8/204 Vic Minor Defensive Back Northeast Louisiana
8/207 Jack Cosgrove Center U. of Pacific
9/238 Jim Swift Offensive Tackle Iowa
10/265 Ron Essink Offensive Tackle Grand Valley State
10/274 Billy Reaves Wide Receiver Morris Brown
11/292 Tali Ena Running Back Washington State
12/319 Presnell Gilbert Defensive Back U.S. International

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1980 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Managing General Partner – Herman Sarkowsky
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Mansperger
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chuck Allen

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Trainer – Bruce Scott
  • Assistant Trainer – Jim Whitesel

Final roster[edit]

1980 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
49 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 7 7:30pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 14-10 1–0 Kingdome 59,555 KIRO Recap
2 August 18 7:30pm PDT Miami Dolphins L 7-24 1–1 Kingdome 59,550 KIRO Recap
3 August 23 7:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 10-7 2–1 Candlestick Park 41,841 KIRO Recap
4 August 29 5:30pm PDT at New England Patriots W 30-23 3–1 Kingdome 56,947 NBC Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers L 13–34 0–1 Kingdome 62,042 NBC Recap
2 September 14 1:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–16 1–1 Arrowhead Stadium 42,403 NBC Recap
3 September 21 1:00pm PDT New England Patriots L 31–37 1–2 Kingdome 61,035 NBC Recap
4 September 28 1:00pm PDT at Washington Redskins W 14–0 2–2 RFK Stadium 53,263 NBC Recap
5 October 5 1:00pm PDT at Houston Oilers W 26–7 3–2 Houston Astrodome 46,860 NBC Recap
6 October 12 1:00pm PDT Cleveland Browns L 3–27 3–3 Kingdome 61,366 NBC Recap
7 October 19 1:00pm PDT at New York Jets W 27–17 4–3 Shea Stadium 52,496 NBC Recap
8 October 26 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders L 14–33 4–4 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 50,185 NBC Recap
9 November 2 1:00pm PST Philadelphia Eagles L 20–27 4–5 Kingdome 61,047 CBS Recap
10 November 9 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs L 30–31 4–6 Kingdome 58,976 NBC Recap
11 November 17 6:00pm PST Oakland Raiders L 17–19 4–7 Kingdome 60,480 ABC Recap
12 November 23 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 20–36 4–8 Mile High Stadium 73,274 NBC Recap
13 November 27 1:00pm PST at Dallas Cowboys L 7–51 4–9 Texas Stadium 57,540 NBC Recap
14 December 7 1:00pm PST New York Giants L 21–27 4–10 Kingdome 51,617 CBS Recap
15 December 13 1:00pm PST at San Diego Chargers L 14–21 4–11 Jack Murphy Stadium 49,980 NBC Recap
16 December 21 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos L 17–25 4–12 Kingdome 51,853 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1980 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 418 327 W2
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 364 306 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–8 319 336 W1
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 310 323 W1
Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 .250 1–7 3–9 291 408 L9

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 21 7 3 34
Seahawks 3 0 3 7 13

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 7
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 62,042
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD – Dan Fouts, 21/31, 230 Yds, 4 TD, 0 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 18/33, 235 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SD – 224 – 197 – 421 – 0
  • SEA – 202 – 47 – 249 – 2

Week 2: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 0 0 17
Chiefs 0 7 6 3 16

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), 66% humidity, wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,403
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 187 – 122 – 309 – 2
  • KC – 155 – 83 – 238 – 0

Week 3: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 17 7 10 37
Seahawks 3 14 0 14 31

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,035
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • NE – 271 – 203 – 474 – 1
  • SEA – 299 – 134 – 433 – 2

Week 4: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 4:00pm
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), 60% humidity, wind 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,263
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 80 – 235 – 315 – 2
  • WAS – 205 – 78 – 283 – 4

Week 5: at Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 20 3 0 26
Oilers 0 0 0 7 7

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 12:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 46,860
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 12/22, 172 Yds, 2 TD, 0 INT
  • HOU – Ken Stabler, 23/50, 174 Yds, 1 TD, 5 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 185 – 118 – 303 – 2
  • HOU – 163 – 79 – 242 – 6

Week 6: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 6 7 7 27
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,366
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CLE – Brian Sipe, 12/24, 211 Yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 23/29, 222 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • CLE – 211 – 176 – 387 – 1
  • SEA – 205 – 118 – 323 – 1

Week 7: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 7 17 27
Jets 0 7 7 3 17

at Shea Stadium, New York, New York

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), 70% humidity, wind 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,496
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 244 – 85 – 329 – 0
  • NY – 189 – 149 – 338 – 2

Week 8: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 14 14
Raiders 3 3 10 17 33

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), 82% humidity, wind 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,185
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 238 – 25 – 263 – 3
  • OAK – 201 – 138 – 339 – 1

Week 9: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 10 10 27
Seahawks 6 0 7 7 20

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,047
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • PHI – 248 – 115 – 363 – 2
  • SEA – 220 – 103 – 323 – 0

Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 0 7 21 31
Seahawks 0 17 6 7 30

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,976
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • KC – 216 – 81 – 297 – 4
  • SEA – 192 – 130 – 322 – 5

Week 11: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 7 12 19
Seahawks 0 7 7 3 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,480
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • OAK – 110 – 117 – 227 – 2
  • SEA – 233 – 158 – 391 – 2

Week 12: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 10 0 10 20
Broncos 7 10 3 16 36

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 2:00pm
  • Game weather: 34 °F (1 °C), 70% humidity, wind 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 73,274
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 151 – 69 – 220 – 5
  • DEN – 200 – 76 – 276 – 3

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 7 7
Cowboys 9 21 0 21 51

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 3:00pm
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), 70% humidity, wind 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 57,540
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 12/25, 110 Yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • DAL – Danny White, 11/18, 120 Yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 84 – 148 – 232 – 7
  • DAL – 125 – 200 – 325 – 2

Week 14: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 10 0 14 27
Seahawks 0 7 7 7 21

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 51,617
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • NY – 161 – 150 – 311 – 2
  • SEA – 221 – 116 – 337 – 2

Week 15: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 7 14
Chargers 0 21 0 0 21

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 13
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), 48% humidity, wind 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,980
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 22/42, 179 Yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
  • SD – Dan Fouts, 28/42, 339 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 152 – 79 – 231 – 1
  • SD – 330 – 90 – 420 – 4

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 9 6 0 25
Seahawks 0 0 3 14 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 21
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 51,853
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • DEN – 101 – 135 – 236 – 0
  • SEA – 203 – 96 – 299 – 2
Source: 1980 NFL game results [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1980 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1981 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1980 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 1980 NFL game results, Pro Football Reference.com, accessed February 1, 2015

External links[edit]