1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 5-10-1
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: John McKay (5-10-1)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 5 wins and 10 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
Tampa Bay scored 271 points, while the defense allowed 341. Doug Williams led the charge, throwing for 3,396 yards. Gordon Jones led pass catchers, catching 48 balls for 669 yards. Jimmie Giles, Kevin House, Jerry Eckwood and Ricky Bell each were targeted regularly as well.
Ricky Bell rushed for a team-high 599 yards for the Buccaneers, and Jerry Eckwood also aided the ground game.
Mike Washington intercepted 4 opponent throws.
John McKay coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 271
Regular Season Points Against: 341
|September 7, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Cincinnati Bengals 12||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 11, 1980||Los Angeles Rams 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|September 21, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Dallas Cowboys 28||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|September 28, 1980||Cleveland Browns 34 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27||L||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0|
|October 6, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 at Chicago Bears 23||L||1-1-0||1-2-0||2-3-0|
|October 12, 1980||Green Bay Packers 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14||T||1-1-1||1-2-0||2-3-1||OT|
|October 19, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at Houston Oilers 20||L||1-1-1||1-3-0||2-4-1|
|October 26, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 at San Francisco 49ers 23||W||1-1-1||2-3-0||3-4-1|
|November 2, 1980||New York Giants 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30||W||2-1-1||2-3-0||4-4-1|
|November 9, 1980||Pittsburgh Steelers 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21||L||2-2-1||2-3-0||4-5-1|
|November 16, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 at Minnesota Vikings 38||L||2-2-1||2-4-0||4-6-1|
|November 23, 1980||Detroit Lions 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||L||2-3-1||2-4-0||4-7-1|
|November 30, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 at Green Bay Packers 17||W||2-3-1||3-4-0||5-7-1||Milwaukee|
|December 7, 1980||Minnesota Vikings 21 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||L||2-4-1||3-4-0||5-8-1|
|December 14, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at Detroit Lions 27||L||2-4-1||3-5-0||5-9-1|
|December 20, 1980||Chicago Bears 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13||L||2-5-1||3-5-0||5-10-1|