1980 Green Bay Packers season
|1980 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Bart Starr|
|Home field||Lambeau Field|
Milwaukee County Stadium
|Division place||5th NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1980 Green Bay Packers season was their 62nd season overall and their 60th in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–10–1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fifth-place finish in the NFC Central division.
Before the 1980 season even began, first-round draft pick Bruce Clark bolted directly for the Canadian Football League, never playing a down for the Packers. He forced a trade to the New Orleans Saints upon returning to the United States. Green Bay regrouped and started strong by outlasting the Chicago Bears in an overtime thriller in the season opener. But with 27 players on injured reserved during the course of the year, the team was unable to replenish its roster and Green Bay suffered their 7th losing season in 8 years.
Exactly three months after the opener at Lambeau Field, The Packers would rematch with the Bears. However, Chicago exacted revenge by embarrassing the Packers 7–61 at Soldier Field, causing the Packers to be eliminated from the playoffs for the 8th straight season.
|1||4||Bruce Clark||DT||Penn State|
|3||61||Syd Kitson||G||Wake Forest|
|6||143||Karl Swanke||OT||Boston College|
|8||199||Tim Smith||DB||Oregon State|
|10||253||Jafus White||DB||Texas A&I|
Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.
Undrafted free agents
|Mark Murphy||Safety||West Liberty State|
|1980 Green Bay Packers staff|
Special teams coaches
|1980 Green Bay Packers roster|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||10||1||.344||1–6–1||4–7–1||271||341||L3|
|Green Bay Packers||5||10||1||.344||3–4–1||4–7–1||231||371||L4|
Week 1: Chicago Bears
Week 2: Detroit Lions
Week 4: Dallas Cowboys
Awards and records
Hall of Famers
- "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved February 22, 2011.