1980 Cleveland Browns schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
11-5-0 0-1 5842 4084 1758 32 353 5834 3997 1837 35 352
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The Cleveland Browns' thirty-fifth season was in 1980, and it was the third season Sam Rutigliano served as the head coach of the team. The Browns played their home games at Cleveland Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC Central, but they lost their first playoff game to the Oakland Raiders 14-12.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New England Patriots 17-34
Week 2 Houston Oilers 7-16
Week 3 Kansas City Chiefs 20-13
Week 4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-27
Week 5 Denver Broncos 16-19
Week 6 @ Seattle Seahawks 27-3
Week 7 Green Bay Packers 26-21
Week 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 27-26
Week 9 Chicago Bears 27-21
Week 10 @ Baltimore Colts 28-27
Week 11 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13-16
Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals 31-7
Week 13 @ Houston Oilers 17-14
Week 14 New York Jets 17-14
Week 15 @ Minnesota Vikings 23-28
Week 16 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27-24

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Oakland Raiders 12-14

Coaches

Head Coach: Sam Rutigliano Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer Quarterbacks Coach: Jim Shofner Wide Receivers Coach: Rich Kotite Offensive Line Coach: Rod Humenuik Running Backs Coach: Jim Garrett Linebackers Coach: Dave Adolph Defensive Backs Coach: Len Fontes Special Teams Coach: John Petercuskie Director of Pro Personnel: Allan Webb Film Coordinator: Ed Ulinski Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy