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1980 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Bud Grant
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 9-7
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1979 1981

1980 was the 20th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 61st regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of nine wins and seven losses.

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Hail Mary

In week 15 of the regular season, the Vikings hosted the Cleveland Browns. Trailing 23-9 entering the fourth quarter the Vikings came back and won on a desperation Hail Mary pass from quarterback Tommy Kramer to wide receiver Ahmad Rashad to clinch the NFC Central Division title.

Offseason

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NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 7, 1980 Atlanta Falcons W 24-23
2 September 14, 1980 Philadelphia Eagles L 42-7
3 September 21, 1980 at Chicago Bears W 34-14
4 September 28, 1980 at Detroit Lions L 27-7
5 October 5, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-17
6 October 12, 1980 Chicago Bears W 13-7
7 October 19, 1980 at Cincinnati Bengals L 14-0
8 October 26, 1980 at Green Bay Packers L 16-3
9 November 2, 1980 at Washington Redskins W 39-14
10 November 9, 1980 Detroit Lions W 34-0
11 November 16, 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-30
12 November 23, 1980 Green Bay Packers L 25-13
13 November 30, 1980 at New Orleans Saints W 23-20
14 December 7, 1980 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21-10
15 December 14, 1980 Cleveland Browns W 28-23
16 December 21, 1980 at Houston Oilers L 20-16

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Division January 3, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31-16

Standings

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
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, records, and honors

References

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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