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1980 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 5-10-1
Place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season Next season
1979 1981

The 1980 Green Bay Packers season was their 60th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 5-10-1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a 4th place finish in the NFC Central division.




1980 Packer Draft

1980 Packers Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 4 Bruce Clark DT Penn State
1 26 George Cumby LB Oklahoma
2 34 Mark Lee DB Washington
3 61 Syd Kitson G Wake Forest
4 87 Fred Nixon WR Oklahoma
6 143 Karl Swanke OT Boston College
7 169 Buddy Aydelette OT Alabama
8 199 Tim Smith DB Oregon State
9 195 Kelly Saalfeld C Nebraska
10 253 Jafus White DB Texas A&I
12 310 James Stewart DB Memphis

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Regular season

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Another Bad Season for Green Bay

Before the 1980 season even began, it seemed first-round draft pick Bruce Clark had the right idea when he bolted directly for the Canadian Football League never playing a down for the Packers. 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.


Date Opponent Result Score Record
09/07/1980 Chicago Bears W 12-6 (OT) 1-0-0
09/14/1980 Detroit Lions L 29-7 1-1-0
09/21/1980 at Los Angeles Rams L 51-21 1-2-0
09/28/1980 Dallas Cowboys L 28-7 1-3-0
10/05/1980 Cincinnati Bengals W 14-9 2-3-0
10/12/1980 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers T 14-14 (OT) 2-3-1
10/19/1980 at Cleveland Browns L 26-21 2-4-1
10/26/1980 Minnesota Vikings W 16-3 3-4-1
11/02/1980 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 22-20 3-5-1
11/09/1980 San Francisco 49ers W 23-16 4-5-1
11/16/1980 at New York Giants L 27-21 4-6-1
11/23/1980 at Minnesota Vikings W 25-13 5-6-1
11/30/1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20-17 5-7-1
12/07/1980 at Chicago Bears L 61-7 5-8-1
12/14/1980 Houston Oilers L 22-3 5-9-1
12/21/1980 at Detroit Lions L 24-3 5-10-1


NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 317 308
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 334 272
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 304 264
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 10 1 .344 271 341
Green Bay Packers 5 10 1 .344 231 371

Awards and records

Hall of Famers

In 1980 Packer great Herb Adderley was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame


AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1980 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XV


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