1980 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1980 Detroit Lions Roster
The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
The Lions chalked up 334 points, and the solid defense allowed 272. Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,303 yards for Detroit.
Gary Danielson led the charge, throwing for 3,223 yards. Freddie Scott topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls for 834 yards, while Billy Sims contributed to the receiving game, too.
Jimmy Allen and James Hunter each seized 6 opponent throws.
Monte Clark coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 334
Regular Season Points Against: 272
|September 7, 1980||Detroit Lions 41 at Los Angeles Rams 20||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 14, 1980||Detroit Lions 29 at Green Bay Packers 7||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||Milwaukee|
|September 21, 1980||St. Louis Cardinals 7 at Detroit Lions 20||W||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0|
|September 28, 1980||Minnesota Vikings 7 at Detroit Lions 27||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|October 5, 1980||Detroit Lions 28 at Atlanta Falcons 43||L||2-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0|
|October 12, 1980||New Orleans Saints 13 at Detroit Lions 24||W||3-0-0||2-1-0||5-1-0|
|October 19, 1980||Detroit Lions 7 at Chicago Bears 24||L||3-0-0||2-2-0||5-2-0|
|October 26, 1980||Detroit Lions 17 at Kansas City Chiefs 20||L||3-0-0||2-3-0||5-3-0|
|November 2, 1980||San Francisco 49ers 13 at Detroit Lions 17||W||4-0-0||2-3-0||6-3-0|
|November 9, 1980||Detroit Lions 0 at Minnesota Vikings 34||L||4-0-0||2-4-0||6-4-0|
|November 16, 1980||Baltimore Colts 10 at Detroit Lions 9||L||4-1-0||2-4-0||6-5-0|
|November 23, 1980||Detroit Lions 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||W||4-1-0||3-4-0||7-5-0|
|November 27, 1980||Chicago Bears 23 at Detroit Lions 17||L||4-2-0||3-4-0||7-6-0||OT|
|December 7, 1980||Detroit Lions 23 at St. Louis Cardinals 24||L||4-2-0||3-5-0||7-7-0|
|December 14, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at Detroit Lions 27||W||5-2-0||3-5-0||8-7-0|
|December 21, 1980||Green Bay Packers 3 at Detroit Lions 24||W||6-2-0||3-5-0||9-7-0|