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1980 Chicago Bears

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (19.0/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (16.5/g), 4th.
 Differential of 40 points (2.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Neill Armstrong (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Meyer
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
Executive VP/General Manager Jim Finks
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 304 4835 1016 4.8 39 14 26 286 209 404 2395 13 25 5.5 121 579 2440 22 4.2 139
Team Defense 264 4907 1003 4.9 31 14 25 285 238 451 2892 20 17 5.8 149 506 2015 10 4.0 111
Lg Rank Offense 17 24 17 12 18 27 28 27 17 20 5 4 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 10 24 13 8 6 8 10 22 11 14 14 6 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L OT 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 6 12 18 268 167 101 4 12 214 100 114 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-1 New Orleans Saints 22 3 15 333 115 218 1 13 219 128 91 2
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 Minnesota Vikings 14 34 16 266 173 93 3 12 282 121 161 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 38 13 200 101 99 7 23 443 280 163 2
5 Mon October 6 boxscore W 2-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 0 18 273 100 173 1 13 147 68 79 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 13 12 234 73 161 6 16 236 144 92 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-4 Detroit Lions 24 7 16 341 171 170 2 13 241 176 65 1
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 17 238 106 132 2 21 305 167 138 1
9 Mon November 3 boxscore L 3-6 @ Cleveland Browns 21 27 20 275 189 86 1 31 432 262 170 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 4-6 Washington Redskins 35 21 17 364 210 154 2 22 408 281 127 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-7 Houston Oilers 6 10 14 326 148 178 1 20 330 93 237 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 28 18 283 151 132 2 18 326 239 87 2
13 Thu November 27 boxscore W OT 5-8 @ Detroit Lions 23 17 21 302 124 178 19 313 164 149
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 6-8 Green Bay Packers 61 7 33 594 327 267 19 266 185 81 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L OT 6-9 Cincinnati Bengals 14 17 17 216 100 116 5 17 294 140 154 1
16 Sat December 20 boxscore W 7-9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 13 21 322 140 182 2 16 451 344 107 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
8 Vince Evans 25 QB 13 10 5-5-0 148 278 53.2% 2039 11 4.0 16 5.8 89 7.3 5.5 13.8 156.8 66.2 26 205 6.03 4.39 8.6 1 0
15 Mike Phipps 33 qb 7 6 2-4-0 61 122 50.0% 630 2 1.6 9 7.4 56 5.2 2.2 10.3 90.0 40.0 7 69 4.35 1.52 5.4
34 Walter Payton*+ 27 RB 16 16 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
86 Bob Parsons 30 P 16 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 7-9-0 209 404 51.7% 2669 13 3.2 25 6.2 89 6.6 4.5 12.8 166.8 57.7 33 274 5.48 3.50 7.6 1 0
Opp Total 16 238 451 52.8% 3271 20 4.4 17 3.8 7.3 6.44 13.7 204.4 75.4 46 379 5.8 5.1 9.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Walter Payton*+ 27 RB 16 16 317 1460 6 69 4.6 91.3 19.8 46 367 8.0 1 54 2.9 22.9 1827 7 5
35 Roland Harper 27 FB 12 12 113 404 5 13 3.6 33.7 9.4 7 31 4.4 0 16 0.6 2.6 435 5 0
8 Vince Evans 25 QB 13 10 60 306 8 58 5.1 23.5 4.6 306 8 4
22 Dave Williams 26 KR 16 3 26 57 0 14 2.2 3.6 1.6 22 132 6.0 0 18 1.4 8.3 189 0 2
26 Matt Suhey 22 rb 16 1 22 45 0 10 2.0 2.8 1.4 7 60 8.6 0 21 0.4 3.8 105 0 1
15 Mike Phipps 33 qb 7 6 15 38 2 9 2.5 5.4 2.1 38 2 6
30 John Skibinski 25 16 0 13 54 0 8 4.2 3.4 0.8 5 18 3.6 0 8 0.3 1.1 72 0 0
37 Willie McClendon 23 16 0 10 88 1 48 8.8 5.5 0.6 88 1 0
86 Bob Parsons 30 P 16 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 2
80 Rickey Watts 23 wr 15 1 1 -16 0 -16 -16.0 -1.1 0.1 22 444 20.2 2 89 1.5 29.6 428 2 1
89 James Scott 28 WR 15 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 696 19.3 3 64 2.4 46.4 696 3 0
84 Brian Baschnagel 26 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 396 14.1 2 37 1.8 24.8 396 2 0
81 Robin Earl 25 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 223 12.4 3 28 1.1 13.9 223 3 0
85 Bob Fisher 22 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 203 16.9 2 56 0.8 12.7 203 2 0
83 Kris Haines 23 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 83 20.8 0 35 0.3 5.2 83 0 0
87 Mike Cobb 25 te 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 9 0.5 4.0 16 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 579 2440 22 69 4.2 152.5 36.2 209 2669 12.8 13 89 13.1 166.8 5109 35 23
Opp Total 16 506 2015 10 4.0 125.9 31.6 238 2892 12.2 20 14.9 180.8 4907 30 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
23 Len Walterscheid 26 PR 15 2 33 239 0 25 7.2 1 12 0 12 12.0 251
22 Dave Williams 26 KR 16 3 27 666 1 95 24.7 855
26 Matt Suhey 22 rb 16 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 19 406 0 31 21.4 515
29 Vaughn Lusby 24 2 0 4 14 0 4 3.5 14
85 Bob Fisher 22 te 16 2 3 32 0 15 10.7 235
80 Rickey Watts 23 wr 15 1 2 20 0 11 10.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 460
81 Robin Earl 25 TE 16 13 1 11 0 11 11.0 234
83 Kris Haines 23 wr 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 83
51 Bruce Herron 26 15 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
37 Willie McClendon 23 16 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 99
46 Doug Plank 27 FS 15 15 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
43 Mike Ulmer 26 3 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2
Team Total 26.2 16 41 277 0 25 6.8 56 1153 1 95 20.6 6539
Opp Total 16 46 415 0 9.0 58 1251 0 21.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
86 Bob Parsons 30 P 16 0 79 3207 61 0 40.6
16 Bob Thomas 28 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 8 4 4 3 18 13 72.2%% 37 35 94.6%%
Team Total 26.2 16 1 1 5 5 8 4 4 3 18 13 72.2%% 37 35 94.6%% 79 3207 61 0 40.6
Opp Total 16 27 14 51.9%% 31 30 96.8%% 82 3198 39.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
34 Walter Payton*+ 27 RB 16 16 0 5 3 0 0
15 Mike Phipps 33 qb 7 6 0 6 0 0 0
59 Gary Campbell 28 RLB 16 16 3 36 0 15 0 0 0 2 -1 0
23 Len Walterscheid 26 PR 15 2 4 84 1 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Vince Evans 25 QB 13 10 0 4 0 -3 0
45 Gary Fencik* 26 SS 15 15 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 52 0
46 Doug Plank 27 FS 15 15 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 3 17 0
58 Jerry Muckensturm 27 LLB 15 15 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Alan Page 35 RDT 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
55 Otis Wilson 23 lb 16 1 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Jim Osborne 31 LDT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
86 Bob Parsons 30 P 16 0 0 2 0 -11 0
44 Terry Schmidt 28 LCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dave Williams 26 KR 16 3 0 2 0 0 0
49 Dave Becker 23 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Allan Ellis 29 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0
83 Kris Haines 23 wr 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
54 Tom Hicks 28 MLB 14 14 1 8 0 8 0
29 Vaughn Lusby 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 James Scott 28 WR 15 12 0 0 1 5 0
26 Matt Suhey 22 rb 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
80 Rickey Watts 23 wr 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 17 162 1 36 0 0 23 21 59 1 1
Opp Total 16 33 32 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Bob Thomas 28 K 16 0 35 13 74
8 Vince Evans 25 QB 13 10 8 8 48
34 Walter Payton*+ 27 RB 16 16 6 1 7 42
35 Roland Harper 27 FB 12 12 5 5 30
81 Robin Earl 25 TE 16 13 3 3 18
89 James Scott 28 WR 15 12 3 3 18
84 Brian Baschnagel 26 WR 16 15 2 2 12
85 Bob Fisher 22 te 16 2 2 2 12
15 Mike Phipps 33 qb 7 6 2 2 12
80 Rickey Watts 23 wr 15 1 2 2 12
82 Alan Page 35 RDT 16 16 1 1 1 8
37 Willie McClendon 23 16 0 1 1 6
23 Len Walterscheid 26 PR 15 2 1 1 6
22 Dave Williams 26 KR 16 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 22 13 1 1 1 38 35 13 1 304
Opp Total 16 10 20 1 30 14 264

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-14 NOR W, 22-3 1 56 pass Bob Fisher 56 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Bob Thomas kick)
2 1980-09-14 NOR W, 22-3 4 69 rush Walter Payton 69 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
3 1980-09-21 MIN L, 14-34 4 1 rush Vince Evans 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
4 1980-09-21 MIN L, 14-34 4 89 pass Rickey Watts 89 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
5 1980-10-06 TAM W, 23-0 3 5 rush Mike Phipps 5 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
6 1980-10-06 TAM W, 23-0 4 1 rush Mike Phipps 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
7 1980-10-12 @ MIN L, 7-13 3 3 pass Robin Earl 3 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Bob Thomas kick)
8 1980-10-19 DET W, 24-7 1 1 rush Vince Evans 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
9 1980-10-19 DET W, 24-7 3 4 rush Roland Harper 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
10 1980-10-19 DET W, 24-7 4 64 pass James Scott 64 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1980-10-26 @ PHI L, 14-17 3 1 rush Roland Harper 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
12 1980-10-26 @ PHI L, 14-17 3 3 rush Vince Evans 3 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
13 1980-11-03 @ CLE L, 21-27 3 7 rush Vince Evans 7 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
14 1980-11-03 @ CLE L, 21-27 4 17 pass Brian Baschnagel 17 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1980-11-03 @ CLE L, 21-27 4 6 pass Robin Earl 6 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
16 1980-11-09 WAS W, 35-21 1 50 rush Walter Payton 50 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
17 1980-11-09 WAS W, 35-21 1 40 pass James Scott 40 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
18 1980-11-09 WAS W, 35-21 1 2 rush Roland Harper 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
19 1980-11-09 WAS W, 35-21 2 54 pass Walter Payton 54 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
20 1980-11-09 WAS W, 35-21 2 12 pass James Scott 12 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
21 1980-11-23 @ ATL L, 17-28 1 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
22 1980-11-23 @ ATL L, 17-28 3 1 rush Vince Evans 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
23 1980-11-27 @ DET W, 23-17 4 20 pass Bob Fisher 20 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
24 1980-11-27 @ DET W, 23-17 4 4 rush Vince Evans 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
25 1980-11-27 @ DET W, 23-17 5 95 kickoff Dave Williams 95 yard kickoff return
26 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 2 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
27 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 2 3 rush Walter Payton 3 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
28 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 2 1 rush Roland Harper 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
29 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 2 4 pass Brian Baschnagel 4 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
30 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 3 9 pass Robin Earl 9 yard pass from Vince Evans
31 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 3 53 pass Rickey Watts 53 yard pass from Vince Evans (Bob Thomas kick)
32 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 4 14 rush Walter Payton 14 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
33 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 4 36 interception Len Walterscheid 36 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
34 1980-12-07 GNB W, 61-7 4 1 rush Willie McClendon 1 yard rush
35 1980-12-14 CIN L, 14-17 2 0 fumble Alan Page 0 yard fumble return (Bob Thomas kick)
36 1980-12-14 CIN L, 14-17 4 1 rush Roland Harper 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
37 1980-12-20 @ TAM W, 14-13 2 6 rush Vince Evans 6 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
38 1980-12-20 @ TAM W, 14-13 3 1 rush Vince Evans 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ GNB W, 12-6 5 25 blocked field goal Chester Marcol 25 yard blocked field goal return
2 1980-09-21 MIN W, 34-14 1 76 pass Ahmad Rashad 76 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
3 1980-09-21 MIN W, 34-14 1 41 interception Tom Hannon 41 yard interception return (Rick Danmeier kick)
4 1980-09-21 MIN W, 34-14 2 55 rush Ted Brown 55 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
5 1980-09-21 MIN W, 34-14 3 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
6 1980-09-21 MIN W, 34-14 4 27 rush Robert Miller 27 yard rush
7 1980-09-28 @ PIT W, 38-3 1 21 pass Jim Smith 21 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
8 1980-09-28 @ PIT W, 38-3 2 29 pass Jim Smith 29 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1980-09-28 @ PIT W, 38-3 2 23 pass Jim Smith 23 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1980-09-28 @ PIT W, 38-3 3 2 pass Bennie Cunningham 2 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
11 1980-09-28 @ PIT W, 38-3 4 9 pass Franco Harris 9 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (Matt Bahr kick)
12 1980-10-12 @ MIN W, 13-7 4 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
13 1980-10-19 DET L, 7-24 4 34 pass Leonard Thompson 34 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
14 1980-10-26 @ PHI W, 17-14 1 2 pass Billy Campfield 2 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
15 1980-10-26 @ PHI W, 17-14 3 2 pass Louie Giammona 2 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
16 1980-11-03 @ CLE W, 27-21 2 4 pass Reggie Rucker 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1980-11-03 @ CLE W, 27-21 4 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1980-11-03 @ CLE W, 27-21 4 56 rush Mike Pruitt 56 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1980-11-09 WAS L, 21-35 3 3 pass Rickey Claitt 3 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
20 1980-11-09 WAS L, 21-35 3 7 rush Joe Theismann 7 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
21 1980-11-09 WAS L, 21-35 4 16 pass Ricky Thompson 16 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
22 1980-11-16 HOU W, 10-6 2 8 pass Tim Wilson 8 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Toni Fritsch kick)
23 1980-11-23 @ ATL W, 28-17 2 7 pass Alfred Jenkins 7 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
24 1980-11-23 @ ATL W, 28-17 2 4 rush William Andrews 4 yard rush (Tim Mazzetti kick)
25 1980-11-23 @ ATL W, 28-17 4 42 pass Alfred Jenkins 42 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
26 1980-11-23 @ ATL W, 28-17 4 9 pass William Andrews 9 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
27 1980-11-27 @ DET L, 17-23 2 47 pass Billy Sims 47 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1980-11-27 @ DET L, 17-23 3 1 rush Gary Danielson 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
29 1980-12-07 GNB L, 7-61 2 15 pass James Lofton 15 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1980-12-14 CIN W, 17-14 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
31 1980-12-14 CIN W, 17-14 2 7 pass Isaac Curtis 7 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Jim Breech kick)
32 1980-12-20 @ TAM L, 13-14 1 33 pass Gordon Jones 33 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)