1980 Washington Redskins season

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1980 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Jack Pardee
General manager Bobby Beathard
Owner Jack Kent Cooke
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1979 1981 >

The 1980 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 10–6 record from 1979. They could not improve, dropping to 6–10, their only double-digit losing season between 1964 and 1992. This was Jack Pardee's last season as head coach.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1980 NFL draft
1980 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 18 Art Monk *   Wide receiver Syracuse
2 55 Mat Mendenhall  Defensive end BYU
6 155 Farley Bell  Linebacker Cincinnati
7 187 Melvin Jones  Guard Houston
9 241 Lawrence McCullough  Wide receiver Illinois
10 268 Lewis Walker  Running back Utah
11 295 Mike Matocha  Defensive end Texas–Arlington
12 327 Marcene Emmett  Defensive back North Alabama
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1980 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Jack Pardee
  • Special Assistant to Head Coach – Bob Bowser

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – John Hilton


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Roster[edit]

1980 Washington Redskins 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 8, 1980 Dallas Cowboys L 17–3
55,045
2 September 18, 1980 at New York Giants W 23–21
73,343
3 September 21, 1980 at Oakland Raiders L 24–21
45,163
4 September 28, 1980 Seattle Seahawks L 14–0
53,263
5 October 5, 1980 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–14
69,044
6 October 13, 1980 at Denver Broncos L 20–17
74,657
7 October 19, 1980 St. Louis Cardinals W 23–0
51,060
8 October 26, 1980 New Orleans Saints W 22–14
51,375
9 November 2, 1980 Minnesota Vikings L 39–14
52,060
10 November 9, 1980 at Chicago Bears L 35–21
57,159
11 November 16, 1980 Philadelphia Eagles L 24–0
51,897
12 November 23, 1980 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–10
58,809
13 November 30, 1980 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–6
55,665
14 December 7, 1980 San Diego Chargers W 40–17
48,556
15 December 13, 1980 New York Giants W 16–13
44,443
16 December 21, 1980 at St. Louis Cardinals W 31–7
35,942

Standings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Washington Redskins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Washington Redskins 1980 Press Guide. pp. 2–20. 
  3. ^ "1980 Washington Redskins starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 

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