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1981 New England Patriots

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (20.1/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 370 points (23.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.0/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-9.3.

Coach: Ron Erhardt (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Games & Schedule

W# 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 Baltimore Colts 28 29 22 388 274 114 3 21 346 97 249 1
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 13 14 283 137 146 5 18 362 142 220 2
3 Mon September 21 boxscore L 0-3 Dallas Cowboys 21 35 16 333 225 108 7 22 455 218 237 1
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L OT 0-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 27 24 438 323 115 1 27 498 247 251
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-4 Kansas City Chiefs 33 17 25 451 211 240 2 22 327 108 219 4
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-5 @ New York Jets 24 28 25 454 368 86 4 18 297 156 141 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-5 Houston Oilers 38 10 21 436 192 244 4 18 309 189 120 4
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-6 @ Washington Redskins 22 24 23 409 283 126 3 15 230 145 85 2
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-7 @ Oakland Raiders 17 27 15 282 205 77 2 24 460 275 185 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L OT 2-8 Miami Dolphins 27 30 23 492 351 141 5 24 419 216 203 4
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-9 New York Jets 6 17 15 197 105 92 2 17 226 60 166 1
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-10 @ Buffalo Bills 17 20 11 297 181 116 2 19 434 249 185 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-11 St. Louis Cardinals 20 27 19 353 226 127 2 25 412 255 157 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-12 @ Miami Dolphins 14 24 17 256 122 134 2 19 340 128 212 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-13 Buffalo Bills 10 19 16 204 107 97 2 20 329 137 192
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 2-14 @ Baltimore Colts 21 23 20 350 273 77 4 19 383 255 128 2