1980 Buffalo Bills Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Chuck Knox (11-5)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1980 Buffalo Bills Statistics
1980 Buffalo Bills Roster

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Buffalo scored 320 points, while the rigid defensive squad allowed 260. Joe Cribbs rushed for a team-leading 1,185 yards for the Bills.

Joe Ferguson passed for 2,805 yards. Jerry Butler topped pass catchers, hauling in 57 balls for 832 yards. Joe Cribbs and Frank Lewis were targeted regularly also.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 44 turnovers. Steve Freeman intercepted 7 opponent throws.

Chuck Knox coached the team. The 1980 Buffalo Bills lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 320
Regular Season Points Against: 260

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1980 Miami Dolphins 7 at Buffalo Bills 17 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 14, 1980 New York Jets 10 at Buffalo Bills 20 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
September 21, 1980 Buffalo Bills 35 at New Orleans Saints 26 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
September 28, 1980 Oakland Raiders 7 at Buffalo Bills 24 W 3-0-0 1-0-0 4-0-0
October 5, 1980 Buffalo Bills 26 at San Diego Chargers 24 W 3-0-0 2-0-0 5-0-0
October 12, 1980 Baltimore Colts 17 at Buffalo Bills 12 L 3-1-0 2-0-0 5-1-0
October 19, 1980 Buffalo Bills 14 at Miami Dolphins 17 L 3-1-0 2-1-0 5-2-0
October 26, 1980 New England Patriots 13 at Buffalo Bills 31 W 4-1-0 2-1-0 6-2-0
November 2, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 30 at Buffalo Bills 14 L 4-2-0 2-1-0 6-3-0
November 9, 1980 Buffalo Bills 31 at New York Jets 24 W 4-2-0 3-1-0 7-3-0
November 16, 1980 Buffalo Bills 14 at Cincinnati Bengals 0 W 4-2-0 4-1-0 8-3-0
November 23, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 at Buffalo Bills 28 W 5-2-0 4-1-0 9-3-0
November 30, 1980 Buffalo Bills 24 at Baltimore Colts 28 L 5-2-0 4-2-0 9-4-0
December 7, 1980 Los Angeles Rams 7 at Buffalo Bills 10 W 6-2-0 4-2-0 10-4-0 OT
December 14, 1980 Buffalo Bills 2 at New England Patriots 24 L 6-2-0 4-3-0 10-5-0
December 21, 1980 Buffalo Bills 18 at San Francisco 49ers 13 W 6-2-0 5-3-0 11-5-0
January 3, 1981 Buffalo Bills 14 at San Diego Chargers 20 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 AFC Divisional Playoff


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