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1980 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Leeman Bennett
Home Field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
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1979 1981

The 1980 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons 15th season. It was the first season division title in franchise history.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 at Minnesota Vikings L 24-23
44,773
2 September 14, 1980 at New England Patriots W 37-21
48,321
3 September 21, 1980 Miami Dolphins L 20-17
55,470
4 September 28, 1980 at San Francisco 49ers W 20-17
56,518
5 October 5, 1980 Detroit Lions W 43-28
57,652
6 October 12, 1980 New York Jets L 14-7
57,458
7 October 19, 1980 at New Orleans Saints W 41-14
62,651
8 October 26, 1980 Los Angeles Rams W 13-10
57,401
9 November 2, 1980 at Buffalo Bills W 30-14
57,959
10 November 9, 1980 at St. Louis Cardinals W 33-27
48,662
11 November 16, 1980 New Orleans Saints W 31-13
53,871
12 November 23, 1980 Chicago Bears W 28-17
49,156
13 November 30, 1980 Washington Redskins W 10-6
55,665
14 December 7, 1980 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20-17
70,205
15 December 14, 1980 San Francisco 49ers W 35-10
55,767
16 December 21, 1980 at Los Angeles Rams L 20-17
62,469

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 4, 1981 Dallas Cowboys L 30-27
60,022

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
Atlanta Falcons 12 4 0 .750 405 272 L1
Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 424 289 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 320 415 L2
New Orleans Saints 1 15 0 .063 291 487 L1
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Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 385. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 98

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