1980 Atlanta Falcons

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Record Outcome

1980 Atlanta Falcons

What was the record of the 1980 Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season with a 12-4 record. They went 6-2 at home and 6-2 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons went 12-5. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Dallas Cowboys.

What division did the 1980 Atlanta Falcons play in?

The 1980 Atlanta Falcons played in the West Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1980 Atlanta Falcons?

During the regular season, the 1980 Atlanta Falcons went 5-1 against their NFC West opponents.

Who won the NFC West in 1980?

The Falcons won the NFC West in the 1980 season with a 12-4 record. The Rams finished 1 game back with a 11-5 record. The 49ers finished 6 games back with a 6-10 record. The Saints finished 11 games back with a 1-15 record.

What was the 1980 Atlanta Falcons record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
New Orleans Saints 2-0 100% +45
San Francisco 49ers 2-0 100% +28
Los Angeles Rams 1-1 50% 0

What was the 1980 Atlanta Falcons record by month?

The 1980 Atlanta Falcons had their best month in November, when they went 5-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was September, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-2 50% +15
October 3-1 75% +38
November 5-0 100% +55
December 2-1 66.7% +25

Did the 1980 Atlanta Falcons make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Atlanta Falcons made the Playoffs in 1980. They lost their only game against the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1980 Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season with a point differential of +133. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Falcons could have been expected to have about 11.5 wins, or a 12-4 record in the regular season.

How did the 1980 Atlanta Falcons perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1980 Atlanta Falcons went 5-4. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Falcons went 4-3.

How did the 1980 Atlanta Falcons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1980 Atlanta Falcons went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1980 Atlanta Falcons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1980 Atlanta Falcons was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1980 Atlanta Falcons?

The longest losing streak that the Atlanta Falcons had during the 1980 regular season was 1 game, which occured 4 separate times.

1980 Atlanta Falcons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 7, 1980 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 23 - 24
2 Sun, Sep 14, 1980 @ New England Patriots Win 37 - 21
3 Sun, Sep 21, 1980 vs Miami Dolphins Loss 17 - 20
4 Sun, Sep 28, 1980 @ San Francisco 49ers Win 20 - 17
5 Sun, Oct 5, 1980 vs Detroit Lions Win 43 - 28
6 Sun, Oct 12, 1980 vs New York Jets Loss 7 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 19, 1980 @ New Orleans Saints Win 41 - 14
8 Sun, Oct 26, 1980 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 13 - 10
9 Sun, Nov 2, 1980 @ Buffalo Bills Win 30 - 14
10 Sun, Nov 9, 1980 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 33 - 27 OT
11 Sun, Nov 16, 1980 vs New Orleans Saints Win 31 - 13
12 Sun, Nov 23, 1980 vs Chicago Bears Win 28 - 17
13 Sun, Nov 30, 1980 vs Washington Redskins Win 10 - 6
14 Sun, Dec 7, 1980 @ Philadelphia Eagles Win 20 - 17
15 Sun, Dec 14, 1980 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 35 - 10
16 Sun, Dec 21, 1980 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 17 - 20 OT
Playoffs
Div Divisional Round Sun, Jan 4, 1981 vs Dallas Cowboys Loss 27 - 30

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