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1981 Philadelphia Eagles

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 368 points (23.0/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (13.8/g), 1st.
 Differential of 147 points (9.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.3-3.7.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Jim Murray
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 368 5553 1057 5.3 39 17 25 332 258 476 3044 25 22 6.1 150 559 2509 17 4.5 157
Team Defense 221 4447 1023 4.3 47 21 27 266 248 507 2696 12 26 4.9 137 476 1751 11 3.7 102
Lg Rank Offense 5 12 11 9 7 21 20 7 13 13 7 4 10 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 5 5 1 16 1 2 6 1 8 4 7 6

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 @ New York Giants 24 10 21 325 147 178 2 14 230 175 55 1
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 13 3 18 362 142 220 2 14 283 137 146 5
3 Thu September 17 boxscore W 3-0 @ Buffalo Bills 20 14 24 396 236 160 3 17 277 187 90 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 4-0 Washington Redskins 36 13 15 221 151 70 1 23 337 228 109 3
5 Mon October 5 boxscore W 5-0 Atlanta Falcons 16 13 14 268 161 107 1 22 339 227 112 3
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 6-0 @ New Orleans Saints 31 14 21 369 200 169 2 18 240 50 190 4
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 6-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 23 35 26 403 298 105 4 20 334 240 94
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 7-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 10 17 298 109 189 3 24 347 238 109 4
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 7-2 Dallas Cowboys 14 17 17 291 197 94 1 19 317 176 141 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 8-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 52 10 30 452 255 197 1 13 239 158 81 5
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 9-2 Baltimore Colts 38 13 34 574 339 235 2 9 208 172 36 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 9-3 New York Giants 10 20 20 293 154 139 1 14 292 172 120 3
13 Mon November 30 boxscore L 9-4 @ Miami Dolphins 10 13 11 216 80 136 2 14 205 132 73 1
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 9-5 @ Washington Redskins 13 15 25 416 255 161 4 11 176 68 108 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 9-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 21 14 225 135 90 5 23 412 264 148 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 10-6 St. Louis Cardinals 38 0 25 444 185 259 5 11 211 72 139 6
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 27 boxscore L 10-7 New York Giants 21 27 19 226 133 93 2 16 275 92 183 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Ron Jaworski 30 QB 16 16 10-6-0 250 461 54.2% 3095 23 5.0 20 4.3 85 6.7 5.8 12.4 193.4 73.8 21 197 6.01 5.10 4.4 0 1
9 Joe Pisarcik 29 7 0 8 15 53.3% 154 2 13.3 2 13.3 44 10.3 6.9 19.3 22.0 89.3 1 8 9.13 6.00 6.3
Team Total 26.4 16 10-6-0 258 476 54.2% 3249 25 5.3 22 4.6 85 6.8 5.8 12.6 203.1 73.9 22 205 6.11 5.13 4.4 0 1
Opp Total 16 248 507 48.9% 3050 12 2.4 26 5.1 6.0 4.18 12.3 190.6 54.4 40 354 4.9 3.2 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
31 Wilbert Montgomery 27 RB 15 15 286 1402 8 41 4.9 93.5 19.1 49 521 10.6 2 35 3.3 34.7 1923 10 6
34 Hubie Oliver 24 FB 13 10 75 329 1 39 4.4 25.3 5.8 10 37 3.7 0 27 0.8 2.8 366 1 1
32 Booker Russell 25 rb 12 1 38 123 4 17 3.2 10.3 3.2 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.4 118 4 3
33 Louie Giammona 28 rb 8 1 35 98 1 9 2.8 12.3 4.4 6 54 9.0 1 19 0.8 6.8 152 2 2
35 Perry Harrington 23 rb 4 4 34 140 2 16 4.1 35.0 8.5 9 27 3.0 0 12 2.3 6.8 167 2 1
37 Billy Campfield 25 16 0 31 115 1 13 3.7 7.2 1.9 36 326 9.1 3 29 2.3 20.4 441 4 3
42 Calvin Murray 23 7 0 23 134 0 20 5.8 19.1 3.3 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 1.0 141 0 0
7 Ron Jaworski 30 QB 16 16 22 128 0 26 5.8 8.0 1.4 128 0 3
9 Joe Pisarcik 29 7 0 7 1 0 10 0.1 0.1 1.0 1 0 0
85 Charlie Smith 31 WR 16 14 2 5 0 5 2.5 0.3 0.1 38 564 14.8 4 45 2.4 35.3 569 4 2
17 Harold Carmichael 32 WR 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 61 1028 16.9 6 85 3.8 64.3 1029 6 3
89 Wally Henry 27 KR/PR 16 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 9 145 16.1 2 44 0.6 9.1 143 2 4
81 Ron Smith 25 3 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 2.3 0.3 4 84 21.0 0 42 1.3 28.0 91 0 0
38 Steve Atkins 25 1 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21.0 1.0 21 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster* 29 RILB 16 16 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4 0.1 7 0 0
21 John Sciarra 27 db 10 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 3
84 Keith Krepfle 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 210 10.5 5 26 1.3 13.1 210 5 0
83 Rodney Parker 28 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 168 21.0 2 55 0.7 15.3 168 2 0
88 John Spagnola 24 te 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 83 13.8 0 28 0.5 7.5 83 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 559 2509 17 41 4.5 156.8 34.9 258 3249 12.6 25 85 16.1 203.1 5758 42 33
Opp Total 16 476 1751 11 3.7 109.4 29.8 248 2696 10.9 12 15.5 168.5 4447 23 38

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Wally Henry 27 KR/PR 16 0 54 396 0 52 7.3 25 533 0 43 21.3 1072
37 Billy Campfield 25 16 0 12 223 0 32 18.6 664
21 John Sciarra 27 db 10 1 4 26 0 10 6.5 26
32 Booker Russell 25 rb 12 1 2 28 0 20 14.0 146
38 Steve Atkins 25 1 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 36
71 Ken Clarke 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Louie Giammona 28 rb 8 1 1 19 0 19 19.0 171
42 Calvin Murray 23 7 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 155
Team Total 26.4 16 58 422 0 52 7.3 43 832 0 43 19.3 7012
Opp Total 16 34 246 0 7.2 60 1334 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Tony Franklin 25 K 16 0 5 5 9 7 13 7 4 1 31 20 64.5%% 43 41 95.3%% 1 13 13 0 13.0
4 Max Runager 25 P 15 0 63 2567 64 0 40.7
51 Reggie Wilkes 25 lolb 14 8 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 26.4 16 5 5 9 7 13 7 4 1 31 20 64.5%% 44 42 95.5%% 64 2580 64 0 40.3
Opp Total 16 28 14 50.0%% 26 23 88.5%% 76 3093 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
31 Wilbert Montgomery 27 RB 15 15 0 6 2 0 0
7 Ron Jaworski 30 QB 16 16 0 3 3 -2 0
21 John Sciarra 27 db 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 -16 0
37 Billy Campfield 25 16 0 0 3 2 1 0
89 Wally Henry 27 KR/PR 16 0 0 4 1 0 0
22 Brenard Wilson 26 FS 15 15 5 73 0 26 0
17 Harold Carmichael 32 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
59 Al Chesley 24 LILB 16 16 2 66 0 35 0 0 0 2 11 0
46 Herman Edwards 27 RCB 16 16 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
55 Frank LeMaster* 29 RILB 16 16 2 28 0 22 0 0 0 2 47 1
43 Roynell Young* 24 LCB 13 13 4 35 0 33 0
27 Richard Blackmore 25 db 16 3 2 43 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dennis Harrison 25 LDE 13 12 0 0 3 0 0
65 Charlie Johnson*+ 29 NT 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
41 Randy Logan 30 SS 16 16 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jerry Robinson* 25 ROLB 15 15 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Booker Russell 25 rb 12 1 0 3 0 0 0
98 Greg Brown 24 16 0 0 0 2 7 1
33 Louie Giammona 28 rb 8 1 0 2 0 0 0
73 Steve Kenney 26 LG 13 11 0 0 2 0 0
50 Guy Morriss 30 C 16 16 0 2 0 -8 0
85 Charlie Smith 31 WR 16 14 0 2 0 0 0
51 Reggie Wilkes 25 lolb 14 8 2 18 0 11 0
95 John Bunting 31 LOLB 9 8 0 0 1 16 0
57 Mike Curcio 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Ray Ellis 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Carl Hairston 29 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
35 Perry Harrington 23 rb 4 4 0 1 0 0 0
29 Jo Heath 24 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Hubie Oliver 24 FB 13 10 0 1 0 0 0
52 Ray Phillips 27 lb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0
88 John Spagnola 24 te 11 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 26 266 0 35 0 0 33 35 60 2 1
Opp Total 16 22 38 17

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Tony Franklin 25 K 16 0 41 20 101
31 Wilbert Montgomery 27 RB 15 15 8 2 10 60
17 Harold Carmichael 32 WR 16 16 6 6 36
84 Keith Krepfle 29 TE 16 16 5 5 30
37 Billy Campfield 25 16 0 1 3 4 24
32 Booker Russell 25 rb 12 1 4 4 24
85 Charlie Smith 31 WR 16 14 4 4 24
33 Louie Giammona 28 rb 8 1 1 1 2 12
35 Perry Harrington 23 rb 4 4 2 2 12
89 Wally Henry 27 KR/PR 16 0 2 2 12
83 Rodney Parker 28 11 0 2 2 12
98 Greg Brown 24 16 0 1 1 6
55 Frank LeMaster* 29 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
34 Hubie Oliver 24 FB 13 10 1 1 6
71 Ken Clarke 25 16 0 1 2
51 Reggie Wilkes 25 lolb 14 8 1 1
Team Total 26.4 16 17 25 2 44 42 20 1 368
Opp Total 16 11 12 1 2 23 14 221

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-06 @ NYG W, 24-10 2 1 rush Perry Harrington 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
2 1981-09-06 @ NYG W, 24-10 3 55 pass Rodney Parker 55 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
3 1981-09-06 @ NYG W, 24-10 4 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
4 1981-09-13 NWE W, 13-3 3 6 rush Perry Harrington 6 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
5 1981-09-17 @ BUF W, 20-14 1 1 pass Keith Krepfle 1 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
6 1981-09-17 @ BUF W, 20-14 3 15 pass Harold Carmichael 15 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
7 1981-09-27 WAS W, 36-13 2 13 pass Louie Giammona 13 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
8 1981-09-27 WAS W, 36-13 3 1 rush Louie Giammona 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
9 1981-09-27 WAS W, 36-13 4 29 pass Charlie Smith 29 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
10 1981-09-27 WAS W, 36-13 4 7 fumble Greg Brown 7 yard fumble return (Tony Franklin kick)
11 1981-10-05 ATL W, 16-13 2 30 pass Charlie Smith 30 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1981-10-11 @ NOR W, 31-14 1 11 pass Keith Krepfle 11 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
13 1981-10-11 @ NOR W, 31-14 1 1 rush Booker Russell 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
14 1981-10-11 @ NOR W, 31-14 2 1 rush Booker Russell 1 yard rush (Reggie Wilkes pass from Ron Jaworski)
15 1981-10-11 @ NOR W, 31-14 3 47 fumble Frank LeMaster 47 yard fumble return (Tony Franklin kick)
16 1981-10-18 @ MIN L, 23-35 1 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush
17 1981-10-18 @ MIN L, 23-35 4 25 pass Wilbert Montgomery 25 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
18 1981-10-18 @ MIN L, 23-35 4 21 pass Harold Carmichael 21 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
19 1981-10-25 TAM W, 20-10 2 6 pass Keith Krepfle 6 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
20 1981-10-25 TAM W, 20-10 4 2 rush Wilbert Montgomery 2 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
21 1981-11-01 DAL L, 14-17 2 2 rush Wilbert Montgomery 2 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
22 1981-11-01 DAL L, 14-17 3 85 pass Harold Carmichael 85 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
23 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 1 19 pass Wilbert Montgomery 19 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
24 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 2 33 pass Rodney Parker 33 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
25 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 3 14 pass Harold Carmichael 14 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
26 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 3 38 pass Harold Carmichael 38 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
27 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 4 2 rush Billy Campfield 2 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
28 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 4 20 pass Wally Henry 20 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Tony Franklin kick)
29 1981-11-08 @ STL W, 52-10 4 1 rush Booker Russell 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
30 1981-11-15 BAL W, 38-13 1 15 pass Keith Krepfle 15 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
31 1981-11-15 BAL W, 38-13 2 5 rush Wilbert Montgomery 5 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
32 1981-11-15 BAL W, 38-13 2 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
33 1981-11-15 BAL W, 38-13 3 30 pass Charlie Smith 30 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
34 1981-11-15 BAL W, 38-13 4 44 pass Wally Henry 44 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Tony Franklin kick)
35 1981-11-22 NYG L, 10-20 1 6 pass Keith Krepfle 6 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
36 1981-11-30 @ MIA L, 10-13 1 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
37 1981-12-06 @ WAS L, 13-15 2 25 pass Billy Campfield 25 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
38 1981-12-06 @ WAS L, 13-15 2 5 pass Billy Campfield 5 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
39 1981-12-13 @ DAL L, 10-21 2 1 rush Booker Russell 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
40 1981-12-20 STL W, 38-0 1 4 pass Charlie Smith 4 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
41 1981-12-20 STL W, 38-0 2 9 rush Wilbert Montgomery 9 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
42 1981-12-20 STL W, 38-0 2 13 rush Hubie Oliver 13 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
43 1981-12-20 STL W, 38-0 2 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
44 1981-12-20 STL W, 38-0 3 29 pass Billy Campfield 29 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-06 @ NYG L, 10-24 4 19 pass Leon Perry 19 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1981-09-17 @ BUF L, 14-20 2 4 rush Joe Cribbs 4 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1981-09-17 @ BUF L, 14-20 2 20 pass Frank Lewis 20 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1981-09-27 WAS L, 13-36 4 3 rush John Riggins 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1981-10-05 ATL L, 13-16 3 20 fumble Kenny Johnson 20 yard fumble return (Mick Luckhurst kick)
6 1981-10-11 @ NOR L, 14-31 1 5 rush George Rogers 5 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
7 1981-10-11 @ NOR L, 14-31 4 3 rush George Rogers 3 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
8 1981-10-18 @ MIN W, 35-23 2 11 pass Joe Senser 11 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
9 1981-10-18 @ MIN W, 35-23 2 50 pass Sammy White 50 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
10 1981-10-18 @ MIN W, 35-23 2 1 pass Bob Bruer 1 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
11 1981-10-18 @ MIN W, 35-23 3 5 pass Ahmad Rashad 5 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
12 1981-10-18 @ MIN W, 35-23 4 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
13 1981-10-25 TAM L, 10-20 1 1 rush Doug Williams 1 yard rush (Bill Capece kick)
14 1981-11-01 DAL W, 17-14 4 17 pass Doug Cosbie 17 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
15 1981-11-01 DAL W, 17-14 4 9 rush Tony Dorsett 9 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
16 1981-11-08 @ STL L, 10-52 1 42 pass Mel Gray 42 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
17 1981-11-15 BAL L, 13-38 1 1 rush Curtis Dickey 1 yard rush
18 1981-11-15 BAL L, 13-38 4 17 pass Zachary Dixon 17 yard pass from Bert Jones (Mike Wood kick)
19 1981-11-22 NYG W, 20-10 2 1 rush Leon Bright 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
20 1981-11-22 NYG W, 20-10 4 32 interception Terry Jackson 32 yard interception return (Joe Danelo kick)
21 1981-11-30 @ MIA W, 13-10 4 17 pass Duriel Harris 17 yard pass from Don Strock (Uwe von Schamann kick)
22 1981-12-06 @ WAS W, 15-13 1 6 rush Joe Washington 6 yard rush
23 1981-12-06 @ WAS W, 15-13 4 52 interception Monte Coleman 52 yard interception return
24 1981-12-13 @ DAL W, 21-10 2 8 pass Tony Hill 8 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
25 1981-12-13 @ DAL W, 21-10 3 36 pass Butch Johnson 36 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
26 1981-12-13 @ DAL W, 21-10 4 12 rush Ron Springs 12 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)