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Encyclopedia > 1980 NFL season

The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


After the league declined to approve the proposed move by the Raiders from Oakland, California to Los Angeles, the team along with the Los Angeles Coliseum sued the NFL for violating antitrust laws. A verdict in the trial would not be decided until before the 1982 NFL season. City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... Oakland, founded in 1852, is a major city on the east side (also called East Bay) of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California, near the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Meanwhile, the season ended with Super Bowl XV when the Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles. Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National Anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ...

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Major rule changes

  • If the offensive team commits a penalty in an attempt to conserve time, 10 seconds will be run off the clock before the ball is permitted to be put back into play.
  • Players are prohibited from striking, swinging, or clubbing to the head, face, or neck. The personal foul could be called whether or not the initial contact was made below the neck.
  • A "Guidelines for Captains" section was added to the rules.

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 320 260
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 441 325
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 266 305
Baltimore Colts 7 9 0 .438 355 387
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 302 395
AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Cleveland Browns 11 5 0 .688 357 310
Houston Oilers 11 5 0 .688 295 251
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 352 313
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 244 312
AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 .688 418 327
Oakland Raiders 11 5 0 .688 364 306
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 319 336
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 310 323
Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 .250 291 408
NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Philadelphia Eagles 12 4 0 .750 384 222
Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 454 311
Washington Redskins 6 10 0 .375 261 293
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 299 350
New York Giants 4 12 0 .250 249 425
NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 317 308
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 334 272
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 304 264
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 10 1 .344 271 341
Green Bay Packers 5 10 1 .344 231 371
NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Atlanta Falcons 12 4 0 .750 405 272
Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 424 289
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 320 415
New Orleans Saints 1 15 0 .063 291 487


The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Pat the Patsy Local radio Flagship stations: WBCN 104. ... It has been suggested that T D be merged into this article or section. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference... The AFC Central refers to the Central Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League... The NFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WDAE (620 AM), WFUS (103. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Other nicknames Dirty Birds Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Freddie Falcon Local radio Flagship stations: WZGC (92. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Gumbo Local radio Flagship stations: WWL (870 AM)-English and WFNO (830 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kenny Wilkerson...


Tiebreakers

  • Cleveland finished ahead of Houston in the AFC Central based on better conference record (8-4 to Oilers' 7-5).
  • San Diego finished ahead of Oakland in the AFC West based on better net points in division games (plus 60 net points to Raiders' plus 37).
  • San Diego was the top AFC playoff seed based on better conference record than Cleveland and Buffalo (9-3 to Browns' 8-4 and Bills' 8-4).
  • Cleveland was the second AFC playoff seed based on better record against common opponents (5-2 to Bills' 5-3).
  • Oakland was the first AFC Wild Card based on better conference record than Houston (9-3 to Oilers' 7-5).
  • Kansas City finished ahead of Denver in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
  • Philadelphia finished ahead of Dallas in the NFC East based on better net points in division games (plus 84 net points to Cowboys' plus 50).
  • Atlanta was the top NFC playoff seed based on head-to-head victory over Philadelphia (1-0).
  • Minnesota finished ahead of Detroit in the NFC Central based on better conference record (8-4 to Lions' 9-5).
  • Tampa Bay finished ahead of Green Bay in the NFC Central based on better head-to-head record (1-0-1 to Packers' 0-1-1).

Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1980-81
Home team in capitals

The NFL playoffs for the 1980-81 season led up to Super Bowl XV. // Wild card round December 28, 1980 AFC: Oakland Raiders 27, Houston Oilers 7 at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California Even though the Oilers gained more yards, more first downs, and more time of possession, the Raiders held...

AFC

  • Wild-Card playoff: OAKLAND 27, Houston 7
  • Divisional playoffs: SAN DIEGO 20, Buffalo 14; Oakland 14, CLEVELAND 12
  • AFC Championship: Oakland 34, SAN DIEGO 27

The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ...

NFC

  • Wild-Card playoff: DALLAS 34, Los Angeles 13
  • Divisional playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 31, Minnesota 16; Dallas 30, ATLANTA 27
  • NFC Championship: PHILADELPHIA 20, Dallas 7

The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ...

Super Bowl XV

Oakland (AFC) 27, Philadelphia (NFC) 30, at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National Anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg... Superdome redirects here. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, The Dirty Dirty Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • NFL History 1971-1980 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
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1979 NFL season
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Succeeded by:
1981 NFL season

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