1980 New York Jets season

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1980 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Owner Leon Hess
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1980 New York Jets season was the 21st season for the team and the eleventh in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 8–8 record from 1979 under head coach Walt Michaels, and being widely predicted to improve further and reach the postseason for the first time since 1969.[1] The Jets finished the season with a record of 4–12.

During the season, the Jets were the only team to lose to the notorious New Orleans Saints team, dubbed the “Aints”. On a day with a wind-chill temperature of 5 °F (−15 °C) and kicking with a gale of 46 miles per hour (74 km/h; 40 kn), the Jets failed to hold on to a 13–7 lead after three quarters,[2] losing by a single point, 21–20.

History repeated itself 11 years later, when the Jets lost 28–27 at home to the Indianapolis Colts, the Colts' lone victory of that season.

Offseason

Roster

1980 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 7, 1980 Baltimore Colts L 14–17 Shea Stadium
50,777
2 September 14, 1980 at Buffalo Bills L 10–20 Rich Stadium
65,315
3 September 21, 1980 San Francisco 49ers L 27–37 Shea Stadium
50,608
4 September 28, 1980 at Baltimore Colts L 21–35 Memorial Stadium
33,373
5 October 5, 1980 New England Patriots L 11–21 Shea Stadium
53,604
6 October 12, 1980 at Atlanta Falcons W 14–7 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
57,458
7 October 19, 1980 Seattle Seahawks L 17–27 Shea Stadium
52,496
8 October 27, 1980 Miami Dolphins W 17–14 Shea Stadium
53,046
9 November 2, 1980 at New England Patriots L 21–34 Schaefer Stadium
60,834
10 November 9, 1980 Buffalo Bills L 24–31 Shea Stadium
45,677
11 November 16, 1980 at Denver Broncos L 24–31 Mile High Stadium
72,114
12 November 23, 1980 Houston Oilers W 31–28 (OT) Shea Stadium
52,358
13 November 30, 1980 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–38 Anaheim Stadium
59,743
14 December 7, 1980 at Cleveland Browns L 14–17 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
78,454
15 December 14, 1980 New Orleans Saints L 20–21 Shea Stadium
38,077
16 December 20, 1980 at Miami Dolphins W 24–17 Miami Orange Bowl
41,854

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(3) 11 5 0 .688 4–4 8–4 320 260 W1
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 6–2 9–3 441 325 W2
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 3–5 4–8 266 305 L1
Baltimore Colts 7 9 0 .438 5–3 6–8 355 387 L3
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 302 395 W1

References

  1. ^ Finney, Jr., Peter (December 12, 1980). "Saints near history". Google News Search Archive. Bryan, TX: The Bryan Times. p. 12. Retrieved 24 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Saints finally snare a victory". Google News Search Archive. St. Petersburg, FL: St. Petersburg Times. December 15, 1980. p. 7C. Retrieved 24 June 2018. 

External links

  • 1980 statistics


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