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1981 Houston Oilers

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.7, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -1.6, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 281 points (17.6/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 355 points (22.2/g), 18th.
 Differential of -74 points (-4.6/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-10.2.

Coach: Ed Biles (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Shofner
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Nolan

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas)

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 W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 20 13 309 169 140 3 17 385 248 137 4
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ Cleveland Browns 9 3 8 209 118 91 4 20 302 203 99 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 2-1 Miami Dolphins 10 16 9 202 117 85 1 16 257 133 124 1
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-2 @ New York Jets 17 33 16 221 105 116 6 25 478 307 171 2
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-2 Cincinnati Bengals 17 10 11 187 -4 191 1 20 357 282 75 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 Seattle Seahawks 35 17 21 372 156 216 1 19 289 214 75 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 4-3 @ New England Patriots 10 38 18 309 189 120 4 21 436 192 244 4
8 Mon October 26 boxscore L 4-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 26 13 307 231 76 3 22 363 196 167 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 4-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 34 21 433 301 132 4 25 422 266 156 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-5 Oakland Raiders 17 16 17 298 190 108 2 16 316 167 149 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 23 19 370 224 146 5 19 283 25 258 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-7 New Orleans Saints 24 27 16 260 161 99 2 20 321 140 181 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-8 Atlanta Falcons 27 31 23 318 235 83 3 18 459 348 111 2
14 Thu December 3 boxscore W 6-8 Cleveland Browns 17 13 7 154 120 34 1 28 367 177 190 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 6-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 28 11 186 130 56 2 22 414 266 148
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 7-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 20 18 376 335 41 2 17 277 151 126 2