The New England Patriots were decisively beaten by the Atlanta Falcons, 37 to 21, on September 14, 1980.

Final

ATL

Falcons

1-1-0

37

NE

21

Team

ATL

NE

1

14

7

2

14

14

3

3

0

4

6

0

Total

37

21

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

ATL

NE

Patriots

Don Hasselbeck 9-yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)

0

7

Falcons

William Andrews 1-yard run (Tim Mazzetti kick)

7

7

Falcons

Wally Francis 28-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

14

7

2nd quarter

ATL

NE

Patriots

Don Calhoun 1-yard run (John Smith kick)

14

14

Falcons

Junior Miller 12-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

21

14

Falcons

Junior Miller 22-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)

28

14

Patriots

Stanley Morgan 25-yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)

28

21

3rd quarter

ATL

NE

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 26-yard field goal

31

21

4th quarter

ATL

NE

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 27-yard field goal

34

21

Falcons

Tim Mazzetti 39-yard field goal

37

21