1980 Detroit Lions 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
9-7-0 0-0 5540 2941 2599 31 308 4533 2934 1599 34 265
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The Detroit Lions' fifty-first season was in 1980, and it was the third season Monte Clark served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. They finished the season 9-7-0, 6-2-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Billy Sims was awarded with the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Los Angeles Rams 41-20
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 29-7
Week 3 St. Louis Cardinals 20-7
Week 4 Minnesota Vikings 27-7
Week 5 @ Atlanta Falcons 28-43
Week 6 New Orleans Saints 24-13
Week 7 @ Chicago Bears 7-24
Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17-20
Week 9 San Francisco 49ers 17-13
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 0-34
Week 11 Baltimore Colts 9-10
Week 12 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-10
Week 13 Chicago Bears 17-23
Week 14 @ St. Louis Cardinals 23-24
Week 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-14
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 24-3

1980 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan Quarterbacks Coach: Bob Schnelker Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Backfield Coach: John Brunner Defensive Line Coach: Floyd Peters Linebackers Coach: Maxie Baughan Defensive Backfield Coach: Mel Phillips Special Teams Coach: Joe Madden Strength and Conditioning Coach: Gary Wade General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb Assistant Trainer: Joe Recknagel