|1980 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Dick Vermeil|
|General manager||Jim Murray|
|Home field||Veterans Stadium|
|Division place||1st NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Won Divisional Round (Vikings) 31–16|
Won NFC Championship Game (Cowboys) 20–7
Lost Super Bowl XV (Raiders) 10–27
The 1980 Philadelphia Eagles season was the team's 48th season in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles won twelve of their sixteen games, winning their division for the first time in twenty years. The Eagles started the season winning eleven of their first twelve games, only to finish the season losing three of their final four. Still, the 12–4 record was good enough to win the NFC East division title for the first time in franchise history since the NFC East had been formed.
The 1980 season marked the Eagles' third consecutive playoff appearance under coach Dick Vermeil, and culminated in the team's first Super Bowl appearance, where they were defeated by the Oakland Raiders. The 1980 NFC Championship long stood as the proudest moment in Eagles history in the Super Bowl era until Super Bowl LII 38 years later.
After going 11–5 in the 1979 season and making the playoffs again as a wildcard team, the Eagles found themselves looking to improve through the NFL Draft again.
The 1980 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 29–30, 1979. As was started with the 1977 NFL Draft, this would be 12 rounds. ESPN would cover all 12 rounds live for the first time. This would be over 2 days.
The Philadelphia Eagles would get the 23rd to the 25th pick in the 12 rounds. The Eagles would draft 10 players in this year's draft.
|1||23||Roynell Young||DB||Alcorn State University|
|2||53||Perry Harrington||RB||Jackson State University|
|5||135||Nate Rivers||WR||South Carolina State|
|6||161||Greg Murtha||T||University of Minnesota|
|7||188||Terrell Ward||DB||San Diego State|
|8||218||Mike Curcio||LB||Temple University|
|9||245||Bob Harris||T||Bowling Green|
|11||298||Lee Jukes||WR||North Carolina State|
|11||302||Thomas Brown||DE||Baylor University|
Special teams coaches
The 1980 season schedule was set by how the Eagles finished in 1979, 2nd in NFC East. The way it was laid out, 4 of the 5 teams in the same division could end up having 10 to 14 common opponents during the 1980 season. Also, when the last regular season game is over you know who you play the next year.
- A home and away series vs Dallas, New York Giants, St. Louis and Washington = 8 games
- The top 4 teams in the NFC East play the top 4 teams AFC WEST from the 1979 season = 4 games
- the 2nd and 3rd place team in NFC Central and NFC West in the 1979 Season
|1||September 7, 1980||Denver Broncos||W 27–6|
|2||September 14, 1980||at Minnesota Vikings||W 42–7|
|3||September 22, 1980||New York Giants||W 35–3|
|4||September 28, 1980||at St. Louis Cardinals||L 24–14|
|5||October 5, 1980||Washington Redskins||W 24–14|
|6||October 12, 1980||at New York Giants||W 31–16|
|7||October 19, 1980||Dallas Cowboys||W 17–10|
|8||October 26, 1980||Chicago Bears||W 17–14|
|9||November 2, 1980||at Seattle Seahawks||W 27–20|
|10||November 9, 1980||at New Orleans Saints||W 34–21|
|11||November 16, 1980||at Washington Redskins||W 24–0|
|12||November 23, 1980||Oakland Raiders||W 10–7|
|13||November 30, 1980||at San Diego Chargers||L 22–21|
|14||December 7, 1980||Atlanta Falcons||L 20–17|
|15||December 14, 1980||St. Louis Cardinals||W 17–3|
|16||December 21, 1980||at Dallas Cowboys||L 35–27|
- Harold Carmichael's streak of games with a pass caught is stopped. The Eagles despite losing this game, clinched the NFC East Division on a quirky tie- break scenario.
|St. Louis Cardinals||5||11||0||.313||2–6||4–10||299||350||L2|
|New York Giants||4||12||0||.250||2–6||3–9||249||425||L2|
|Divisional||January 3, 1981||Minnesota Vikings||W 31–16|
|Conference Championship||January 11, 1981||Dallas Cowboys||W 20–7|
|Super Bowl||January 25, 1981||Oakland Raiders||L 27–10|