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1980 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Neill Armstrong
General Manager Jim Finks
Home Field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1979 1981

The 1980 Chicago Bears season was their 61st regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–9 record under second year coach Neill Armstrong and failed to make the playoffs.

One of the seven victories by the Bears that year was a Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. With no time left in regulation, Bears quarterback Vince Evans scored a game-tying touchdown that sent the game into overtime. Then, before a national television audience, Dave Williams returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown on the first play of overtime and a 23–17 victory in overtime over the Lions.

Walter Payton once again led the NFC in rushing for the fifth straight year with 1,460 yards.

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1980 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 at Green Bay Packers L 12–6
54,381
2 September 14, 1980 New Orleans Saints W 22–3
62,523
3 September 21, 1980 Minnesota Vikings L 34–14
59,983
4 September 28, 1980 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 38–3
53,987
5 October 6, 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–0
61,350
6 October 12, 1980 at Minnesota Vikings L 13–7
46,751
7 October 19, 1980 Detroit Lions W 24–7
58,508
8 October 26, 1980 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–14
68,752
9 November 3, 1980 at Cleveland Browns L 27–21
84,225
10 November 9, 1980 Washington Redskins W 35–21
57,159
11 November 16, 1980 Houston Oilers L 10–6
59,390
12 November 23, 1980 at Atlanta Falcons L 28–17
49,156
13 November 27, 1980 at Detroit Lions W 23–17
75,397
14 December 7, 1980 Green Bay Packers W 61–7
57,176
15 December 14, 1980 Cincinnati Bengals L 17–14
48,808
16 December 20, 1980 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–13
55,298

Season summary

Week 1

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bears 3 0 3 0 0 6
• Packers 0 6 0 0 6 12


Week 2

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 0 0 0 3
• Bears 10 3 2 7 22


Week 3

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Vikings 14 7 7 6 34
Bears 0 0 0 14 14


Week 4

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 0 0 0 3
• Steelers 7 17 7 7 38


Week 5

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 0
• Bears 0 3 10 10 23


Week 6

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 7 0 7
• Vikings 3 0 3 7 13


Week 7

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 7 7
• Bears 7 3 7 7 24


Week 8

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 14 0 14
• Eagles 7 0 7 3 17


Week 9

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 7 14 21
• Browns 3 7 3 14 27


Week 10

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 14 7 21
• Bears 21 14 0 0 35


Week 11

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Oilers 0 7 3 0 10
Bears 0 6 0 0 6


Week 12

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 3 7 0 17
• Falcons 0 14 0 14 28


Week 13

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Bears 0 3 0 14 6 23
Lions 3 7 7 0 0 17


Week 14

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 0 0 7
• Bears 0 28 13 20 61

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Week 15

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Bengals 7 7 0 0 3 17
Bears 0 7 0 7 0 14


Week 16

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 0 7 7 0 14
Buccaneers 10 0 0 3 13


Standings

NFC Central
view · talk · edit 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

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References

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Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1980 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XV


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