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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1980
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1980 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 6-10-0 (4th in AFC Central); 3-5 at home, 3-5 on road

Head Coach: Forrest Gregg

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 7Tampa BayL12-1743,211Riverfront
September 14at MiamiL16-1738,322Orange Bowl
September 21PittsburghW30-2852,490Riverfront
September 28HoustonL10-1350,413Riverfront
October 5at Green BayL9-1455,006Lambeau Field
October 12at PittsburghW17-1653,668Three Rivers
October 19MinnesotaW14-044,487Riverfront
October 26at HoustonL3-2349,189Astrodome
November 2San DiegoL14-3146,406Riverfront
November 9at OaklandL17-2844,132Oakland Coliseum
November 16BuffaloL0-1440,836Riverfront
November 23at ClevelandL7-3179,253Cleveland
November 30at Kansas CityW20-641,594Arrowhead
December 7BaltimoreW34-3335,651Riverfront
December 14at ChicagoW17-14 (OT)48,808Soldier Field
December 21ClevelandL24-2750,058Riverfront
Bengals 1980 Summary

The Bengals went 6-10 and managed only 244 points, lowest in the AFC. They did upset defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh twice. First-round draft choice Anthony Muñoz began his Hall of Fame career.

1980: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • None
1980 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Ken Anderson (275 Att, 166 Comp, 1778 Yds, 60.4 Pct, 6 TD, 13 Int, 66.9 Rating)
  • Rushing: Pete Johnson (186 Att, 747 Yds, 4.0 Avg, 57 Long, 6 TD)
  • Receiving: Dan Ross (56 Rec, 724 Yds, 12.9 Avg, 37 Long, 4 TD)
  • Scoring: Ian Sunter, 48 points (11 FG; 15 PAT)
1980 NEWS AND NOTES
  • While the overall original appearance remained intact, the Bengals uniform underwent three alterations in 1980 to constitute a subtle — yet noticeable — uniform change. On the helmet, the team switched facemask colors from gray to black and added black uniform numbers on the back. On the jersey, the team added uniform numbers to the sides of the sleeves, just above the existing stripes. And on the pants, the orange stripe was widened to about twice its original thickness, though the width of the surrounding black stripes remained the same.
STADIUM
  • Riverfront Stadium
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1987 HELMET/UNIFORM

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1980 LOGO

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QB JACK THOMPSON

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