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1981 Chicago Bears

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.9, Offense: -4.4, Defense: 1.5, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (15.8/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 324 points (20.2/g), 14th.
 Differential of -71 points (-4.4/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Neill Armstrong (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Green Bay Packers 9 16 20 306 161 145 4 20 346 153 193 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 28 18 339 216 123 3 20 412 287 125 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 17 15 247 126 121 1 22 450 309 141 3
4 Mon September 28 boxscore L 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 7 24 17 223 135 88 3 20 329 195 134 2
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 24 24 396 307 89 2 22 345 211 134 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-5 Washington Redskins 7 24 13 204 153 51 4 16 301 74 227 1
7 Mon October 19 boxscore L 1-6 @ Detroit Lions 17 48 24 449 316 133 4 23 485 326 159 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W OT 2-6 San Diego Chargers 20 17 28 414 219 195 1 15 356 295 61 2
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 20 18 325 233 92 3 15 392 183 209 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W OT 3-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 16 13 15 278 77 201 18 249 84 165 6
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-8 @ Green Bay Packers 17 21 20 253 88 165 3 18 247 133 114 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 3-9 Detroit Lions 7 23 4 24 -20 44 3 20 356 127 229 3
13 Thu November 26 boxscore L 3-10 @ Dallas Cowboys 9 10 15 272 43 229 3 11 273 178 95 3
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 4-10 Minnesota Vikings 10 9 13 244 69 175 2 16 292 254 38 5
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 5-10 @ Oakland Raiders 23 6 19 378 228 150 2 15 263 217 46 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 6-10 Denver Broncos 35 24 15 281 111 170 2 19 298 222 76 3