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. 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.


Games

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

Coaches

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