1980 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Leeman Bennett (12-4)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1980 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1980 Atlanta Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Falcons kept the scoreboard humming with 405 points, while the miserly defensive unit allowed 272. Steve Bartkowski directed the offense, passing for 3,544 yards. Alfred Jenkins hauled in 58 passes for 1,035 yards, while Wallace Francis, Junior Miller and William Andrews each provided receiving help, too.

William Andrews ran for a team-best 1,308 yards for Atlanta.

Al Richardson intercepted 7 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team. The 1980 Atlanta Falcons lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 405
Regular Season Points Against: 272

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Minnesota Vikings 24 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 14, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 37 at New England Patriots 21 W 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
September 21, 1980 Miami Dolphins 20 at Atlanta Falcons 17 L 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
September 28, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 20 at San Francisco 49ers 17 W 0-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0
October 5, 1980 Detroit Lions 28 at Atlanta Falcons 43 W 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 12, 1980 New York Jets 14 at Atlanta Falcons 7 L 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
October 19, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 41 at New Orleans Saints 14 W 1-2-0 3-1-0 4-3-0
October 26, 1980 Los Angeles Rams 10 at Atlanta Falcons 13 W 2-2-0 3-1-0 5-3-0
November 2, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 30 at Buffalo Bills 14 W 2-2-0 4-1-0 6-3-0
November 9, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 33 at St. Louis Cardinals 27 W 2-2-0 5-1-0 7-3-0 OT
November 16, 1980 New Orleans Saints 13 at Atlanta Falcons 31 W 3-2-0 5-1-0 8-3-0
November 23, 1980 Chicago Bears 17 at Atlanta Falcons 28 W 4-2-0 5-1-0 9-3-0
November 30, 1980 Washington Redskins 6 at Atlanta Falcons 10 W 5-2-0 5-1-0 10-3-0
December 7, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Philadelphia Eagles 17 W 5-2-0 6-1-0 11-3-0
December 14, 1980 San Francisco 49ers 10 at Atlanta Falcons 35 W 6-2-0 6-1-0 12-3-0
December 21, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 17 at Los Angeles Rams 20 L 6-2-0 6-2-0 12-4-0 OT
January 4, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 30 at Atlanta Falcons 27 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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