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1981 Minnesota Vikings

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7-9-0, NFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.0, Offense: 0.0, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 369 points (23.1/g), 21st.
 Differential of -44 points (-2.8/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-9.2.

Coach: Bud Grant (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 5 boxscore L 0-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 21 27 443 343 100 4 10 219 108 111
2 Mon September 14 boxscore L 0-2 Oakland Raiders 10 36 19 269 227 42 3 14 310 161 149 1
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-2 Detroit Lions 26 24 18 406 312 94 3 19 404 232 172 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 30 13 28 410 253 157 3 22 316 245 71 2
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-2 Chicago Bears 24 21 22 345 211 134 1 24 396 307 89 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 @ San Diego Chargers 33 31 29 526 433 93 3 18 425 305 120 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-2 Philadelphia Eagles 35 23 20 334 240 94 26 403 298 105 4
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 30 22 387 318 69 3 18 320 182 138 2
9 Mon November 2 boxscore L 5-4 @ Denver Broncos 17 19 19 325 223 102 2 17 329 182 147 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 10 26 426 221 205 4 10 193 150 43 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-4 New Orleans Saints 20 10 17 357 287 70 1 23 314 198 116 2
12 Mon November 23 boxscore L 7-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 30 31 25 460 330 130 5 19 342 193 149 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 7-6 Green Bay Packers 23 35 23 404 376 28 5 24 409 294 115 4
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 7-7 @ Chicago Bears 9 10 16 292 254 38 5 13 244 69 175 2
15 Sat December 12 boxscore L 7-8 @ Detroit Lions 7 45 16 216 144 72 4 29 476 271 205 4
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-9 Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 16 245 161 84 4 13 273 133 140 2