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1980 San Diego Chargers season
Head Coach Don Coryell
Home Field San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) (20-14)
Lost AFC Championship (Raiders) (34-27)
Timeline
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1979 1981

The 1980 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 12–4 record in 1979. They won their first playoff game in 17 years. The season ended with loss to the Raiders in the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7 at Seattle Seahawks W 34-13
62,042
2 September 14 Oakland Raiders W 30-24 (OT)
51,943
3 September 21 at Denver Broncos W 30-13
74,970
4 September 28 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24-7
45,161
5 October 5 Buffalo Bills L 26-24
51,982
6 October 12 at Oakland Raiders L 38-24
44,826
7 October 19 New York Giants W 44-7
50,397
8 October 26 at Dallas Cowboys L 42-31
60,639
9 November 2 at Cincinnati Bengals W 31-14
46,406
10 November 9 Denver Broncos L 20-13
51,435
11 November 16 Kansas City Chiefs W 20-7
50,248
12 November 20 at Miami Dolphins W 27-24
63,013
13 November 30 Philadelphia Eagles W 22-21
51,567
14 December 7 at Washington Redskins L 40-17
48,556
15 December 13 (Sat) Seattle Seahawks W 21-14
49,980
16 December 22 (Mon) Pittsburgh Steelers W 26-17
51,785

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 3, 1981 Buffalo Bills W 20-14
52,028
AFC Championship January 11, 1981 Oakland Raiders L 34-27
52,428

Game summariesEdit

Week 2: Oakland RaidersEdit

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1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 7 7 7 24
Chargers 3 7 0 14 30

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 68°F, wind 8 mph
  • Box Score

SD: Glen Edwards 2 INT, Willie Buchanon INT

StandingsEdit

Template:1980 AFC West standings

Awards and recordsEdit

  • John Jefferson, NFL Leader in Receiving Yards, (1,340)
  • Kellen Winslow, Second in NFL in Receiving Yards, (1,290)

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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