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1980 New York Jets season


1980 New York Jets season

1980 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Home field Shea Stadium
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
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< 1979      1981 >

The 1980 New York Jets season was the 21st season for the team and the 11th 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), the Jets failed to hold onto a 7–13 lead after three quarters,[2] losing by a single point, 21–20,


Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1980-09-07 Baltimore Colts L 14–17 Shea Stadium
2 1980-09-14 at Buffalo Bills L 10–20 Rich Stadium
3 1980-09-21 San Francisco 49ers L 27–37 Shea Stadium
4 1980-09-28 at Baltimore Colts L 21–35 Memorial Stadium
5 1980-10-05 New England Patriots L 11–21 Shea Stadium
6 1980-10-12 at Atlanta Falcons W 14–7 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
7 1980-10-19 Seattle Seahawks L 17–27 Shea Stadium
8 1980-10-27 Miami Dolphins W 17–14 Shea Stadium
9 1980-11-02 at New England Patriots L 21–34 Schafer Stadium
10 1980-11-09 Buffalo Bills L 24–31 Shea Stadium
11 1980-11-16 at Denver Broncos L 24–31 Mile High Stadium
12 1980-11-23 Houston Oilers W 31–28 (OT) Shea Stadium
13 1980-11-30 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–38 Anaheim Stadium
14 1980-12-07 at Cleveland Browns L 14–17 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
15 1980-12-14 New Orleans Saints L 20–21 Shea Stadium
16 1980-12-20 at Miami Dolphins W 24–17 Miami Orange Bowl



External links

  • 1980 statistics

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