The Atlanta Falcons decisively defeated the Detroit Lions, 43 to 28, on October 5, 1980.

Final

DET

Lions

4-1-0

28

ATL

Falcons

3-2-0

43

Team

DET

ATL

1

3

17

2

3

17

3

0

2

4

22

7

Total

28

43

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

DET

ATL

Lions

Eddie Murray 43-yard field goal

3

0

Falcons

Frank Reed 16-yard return of blocked punt (Tim Mazzetti kick)

3

7

Falcons

Buddy Curry 30-yard fumble return (Tim Mazzetti kick)

3

14

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 26-yard field goal

3

17

2nd quarter

DET

ATL

Falcons

Alfred Jenkins 43-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

3

24

Falcons

Joel Williams 42-yard fumble return (Tim Mazzetti kick)

3

31

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 33-yard field goal

3

34

Lions

Eddie Murray 32-yard field goal

6

34

3rd quarter

DET

ATL

Falcons

Safety (Joel Williams)

6

36

4th quarter

DET

ATL

Lions

Freddie Scott 43-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)

13

36

Falcons

William Andrews 11-yard run (Tim Mazzetti kick)

13

43

Lions

Leonard Thompson 79-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)

20

43

Lions

Freddie Scott 6-yard pass from Gary Danielson (kick failed)

26

43

Lions

Safety (Eddie Cole)

28

43