1980 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (9-7)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1980 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1980 Minnesota Vikings Roster

The Minnesota Vikings 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 team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Minnesota racked up 317 points, while the defensive squad conceded 308. Tommy Kramer triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,582 yards. Ahmad Rashad snagged 69 passes for 1,095 yards, while Ted Brown, Rickey Young and Sammy White each were targeted regularly as well.

Ted Brown carried the ball for a team-best 912 yards for the Vikings.

John Turner picked off 6 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1980 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 317
Regular Season Points Against: 308

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1980 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Minnesota Vikings 24 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 14, 1980 Philadelphia Eagles 42 at Minnesota Vikings 7 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
September 21, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 34 at Chicago Bears 14 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
September 28, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 7 at Detroit Lions 27 L 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
October 5, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 at Minnesota Vikings 17 L 1-2-0 1-1-0 2-3-0
October 12, 1980 Chicago Bears 7 at Minnesota Vikings 13 W 2-2-0 1-1-0 3-3-0
October 19, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 0 at Cincinnati Bengals 14 L 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0
October 26, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 3 at Green Bay Packers 16 L 2-2-0 1-3-0 3-5-0
November 2, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 39 at Washington Redskins 14 W 2-2-0 2-3-0 4-5-0
November 9, 1980 Detroit Lions 0 at Minnesota Vikings 34 W 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
November 16, 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 at Minnesota Vikings 38 W 4-2-0 2-3-0 6-5-0
November 23, 1980 Green Bay Packers 25 at Minnesota Vikings 13 L 4-3-0 2-3-0 6-6-0
November 30, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 23 at New Orleans Saints 20 W 4-3-0 3-3-0 7-6-0
December 7, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 21 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 W 4-3-0 4-3-0 8-6-0
December 14, 1980 Cleveland Browns 23 at Minnesota Vikings 28 W 5-3-0 4-3-0 9-6-0
December 21, 1980 Minnesota Vikings 16 at Houston Oilers 20 L 5-3-0 4-4-0 9-7-0
January 3, 1981 Minnesota Vikings 16 at Philadelphia Eagles 31 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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