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1981 Oakland Raiders

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.6, Offense: -3.6, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 343 points (21.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of -70 points (-4.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Tom Flores (7-9-0)

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/General Manager Al Davis
Offensive Scheme Vertical
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 273 4977 1091 4.6 48 20 22 296 267 545 2919 18 28 4.9 166 493 2058 11 4.2 108
Team Defense 343 5473 1113 4.9 32 19 34 316 289 537 3641 24 13 6.2 178 524 1832 15 3.5 104
Lg Rank Offense 25 21 25 17 21 6 21 19 25 25 18 14 21 9
Lg Rank Defense 15 21 26 10 17 21 24 20 28 17 18 6 12 4

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 @ Denver Broncos 7 9 12 165 84 81 3 21 358 182 176 1
2 Mon September 14 boxscore W 1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 36 10 14 310 161 149 1 19 269 227 42 3
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-1 Seattle Seahawks 20 10 26 432 242 190 3 18 390 308 82 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-2 @ Detroit Lions 0 16 14 131 45 86 2 20 260 79 181 3
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-3 Denver Broncos 0 17 12 168 90 78 6 17 252 90 162
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 27 13 230 151 79 3 20 454 278 176 2
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18 16 22 370 176 194 3 11 356 327 29 3
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-5 Kansas City Chiefs 17 28 21 342 225 117 6 22 330 211 119 4
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-5 New England Patriots 27 17 24 460 275 185 3 15 282 205 77 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-6 @ Houston Oilers 16 17 16 316 167 149 2 17 298 190 108 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-6 @ Miami Dolphins 33 17 19 304 161 143 22 306 236 70 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-7 San Diego Chargers 21 55 18 342 283 59 3 32 465 317 148 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 32 31 28 337 156 181 4 18 383 314 69 1
14 Mon December 7 boxscore W 7-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 27 22 471 257 214 5 24 331 235 96 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-8 Chicago Bears 6 23 15 263 217 46 2 19 378 228 150 2
16 Mon December 21 boxscore L 7-9 @ San Diego Chargers 10 23 20 336 229 107 2 21 361 214 147 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
6 Marc Wilson 24 QB 13 9 5-4-0 173 366 47.3% 2311 14 3.8 19 5.2 66 6.3 4.7 13.4 177.8 58.9 30 241 5.23 3.78 7.6 4 3
16 Jim Plunkett 34 qb 9 7 2-5-0 94 179 52.5% 1045 4 2.2 9 5.0 42 5.8 4.0 11.1 116.1 56.7 22 184 4.28 2.67 10.9
8 Ray Guy 32 P 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 12 -12.00 -12.00 100.0
Team Total 26.9 16 7-9-0 267 545 49.0% 3356 18 3.3 28 5.1 66 6.2 4.5 12.6 209.8 58.2 53 437 4.88 3.38 8.9 4 3
Opp Total 16 289 537 53.8% 4011 24 4.5 13 2.4 7.5 7.27 13.9 250.7 82.9 52 370 6.2 6.0 8.8

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
33 Kenny King 24 RB 14 14 170 828 0 60 4.9 59.1 12.1 27 216 8.0 0 30 1.9 15.4 1044 0 10
31 Derrick Jensen 25 FB 16 13 117 456 4 33 3.9 28.5 7.3 28 271 9.7 0 21 1.8 16.9 727 4 0
22 Arthur Whittington 26 KR 16 2 69 220 1 13 3.2 13.8 4.3 23 213 9.3 2 22 1.4 13.3 433 3 4
27 Frank Hawkins 22 13 0 40 165 0 19 4.1 12.7 3.1 10 109 10.9 0 35 0.8 8.4 274 0 1
30 Mark van Eeghen 29 rb 8 3 39 150 2 11 3.8 18.8 4.9 7 60 8.6 0 13 0.9 7.5 210 2 0
6 Marc Wilson 24 QB 13 9 30 147 2 18 4.9 11.3 2.3 147 2 8
38 Chester Willis 23 15 0 16 54 1 15 3.4 3.6 1.1 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 1.6 78 1 1
16 Jim Plunkett 34 qb 9 7 12 38 1 13 3.2 4.2 1.3 38 1 3
84 Derrick Ramsey 25 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 674 13.0 4 66 3.3 42.1 674 4 2
21 Cliff Branch 33 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 635 15.5 1 53 2.6 39.7 635 1 0
85 Bob Chandler 32 wr 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 458 17.6 4 45 2.4 41.6 458 4 2
81 Morris Bradshaw 29 WR 15 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 298 13.5 3 29 1.5 19.9 298 3 0
88 Raymond Chester 33 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 93 7.2 1 15 0.8 5.8 93 1 0
80 Malcolm Barnwell 23 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 190 21.1 1 61 0.6 11.9 190 1 2
46 Todd Christensen 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 115 14.4 2 30 0.5 7.2 115 2 0
Team Total 26.9 16 493 2058 11 60 4.2 128.6 30.8 267 3356 12.6 18 66 16.7 209.8 5414 29 42
Opp Total 16 524 1832 15 3.5 114.5 32.8 289 3641 12.6 24 18.1 227.6 5473 39 28

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
20 Ted Watts 23 PR 16 0 35 284 1 52 8.1 284
22 Arthur Whittington 26 KR 16 2 2 4 0 4 2.0 25 563 0 47 22.5 1000
43 Ira Matthews 24 5 0 15 92 0 26 6.1 7 144 0 39 20.6 236
80 Malcolm Barnwell 23 wr 16 1 15 265 0 26 17.7 455
38 Chester Willis 23 15 0 15 309 0 43 20.6 387
46 Todd Christensen 25 16 0 4 54 0 19 13.5 169
28 Cleo Montgomery 25 1 0 3 48 0 20 16.0 48
27 Frank Hawkins 22 13 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 281
48 Kenny Hill 23 9 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Team Total 26.9 16 52 380 1 52 7.3 71 1411 0 47 19.9 7205
Opp Total 16 45 514 0 11.4 49 1068 1 21.8

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
8 Ray Guy 32 P 16 0 96 4195 69 0 43.7
10 Chris Bahr 28 K 16 0 8 6 4 2 7 3 5 3 24 14 58.3%% 33 27 81.8%% 2 43 32 0 21.5
Team Total 26.9 16 8 6 4 2 7 3 5 3 24 14 58.3%% 33 27 81.8%% 98 4238 69 0 43.2
Opp Total 16 30 17 56.7%% 42 38 90.5%% 101 3929 38.9

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
33 Kenny King 24 RB 14 14 0 10 2 0 0
6 Marc Wilson 24 QB 13 9 0 8 2 -3 0
43 Ira Matthews 24 5 0 0 5 2 0 0
20 Ted Watts 23 PR 16 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 3 2 1 0
53 Rod Martin 27 ROLB 16 16 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0
23 Odis McKinney 24 SS 16 14 3 38 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Dwayne O'Steen 27 rcb 16 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
44 Burgess Owens 30 FS 16 16 2 30 1 30 0 0 0 2 22 0
16 Jim Plunkett 34 qb 9 7 0 3 1 -6 0
22 Arthur Whittington 26 KR 16 2 0 4 0 0 0
85 Bob Chandler 32 wr 11 7 0 2 1 22 0
37 Lester Hayes* 26 LCB 16 16 3 0 0 0 0
57 Randy McClanahan 27 RILB 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
84 Derrick Ramsey 25 TE 16 12 0 2 1 0 0
80 Malcolm Barnwell 23 wr 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
73 Dave Browning 25 RDE 16 16 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Frank Hawkins 22 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Henry Lawrence 30 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
38 Chester Willis 23 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
46 Todd Christensen 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Mike Davis 25 db 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
8 Ray Guy 32 P 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Cedrick Hardman 33 16 0 0 0 1 52 1
83 Ted Hendricks* 34 LOLB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
42 Monte Jackson 28 RCB 16 10 0 0 1 0 0
31 Derrick Jensen 25 FB 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
90 Willie Jones 24 8 0 0 0 1 9 1
60 Curt Marsh 22 LG 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
65 Mickey Marvin 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 John Matuszak 31 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
55 Matt Millen 23 LILB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
68 Johnny Robinson 22 NT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1
Team Total 26.9 16 13 97 1 34 0 0 42 39 97 2 1
Opp Total 16 53 28 9 1

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
10 Chris Bahr 28 K 16 0 27 14 69
85 Bob Chandler 32 wr 11 7 4 4 24
31 Derrick Jensen 25 FB 16 13 4 4 24
84 Derrick Ramsey 25 TE 16 12 4 4 24
81 Morris Bradshaw 29 WR 15 8 3 3 18
22 Arthur Whittington 26 KR 16 2 1 2 3 18
46 Todd Christensen 25 16 0 2 2 14
30 Mark van Eeghen 29 rb 8 3 2 2 12
6 Marc Wilson 24 QB 13 9 2 2 12
80 Malcolm Barnwell 23 wr 16 1 1 1 6
21 Cliff Branch 33 WR 16 15 1 1 6
88 Raymond Chester 33 te 16 5 1 1 6
86 Cedrick Hardman 33 16 0 1 1 6
90 Willie Jones 24 8 0 1 1 6
44 Burgess Owens 30 FS 16 16 1 1 6
16 Jim Plunkett 34 qb 9 7 1 1 6
20 Ted Watts 23 PR 16 0 1 1 6
38 Chester Willis 23 15 0 1 1 6
68 Johnny Robinson 22 NT 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.9 16 11 18 1 2 1 33 27 14 3 271
Opp Total 16 15 24 1 2 38 17 1 343

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-06 @ DEN L, 7-9 1 9 pass Raymond Chester 9 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
2 1981-09-14 @ MIN W, 36-10 2 30 interception Burgess Owens 30 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1981-09-14 @ MIN W, 36-10 2 21 pass Todd Christensen 21 yard pass from Jim Plunkett
4 1981-09-14 @ MIN W, 36-10 3 12 pass Morris Bradshaw 12 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1981-09-14 @ MIN W, 36-10 4 52 fumble Cedrick Hardman 52 yard fumble return (Chris Bahr kick)
6 1981-09-14 @ MIN W, 36-10 4 61 pass Malcolm Barnwell 61 yard pass from Marc Wilson
7 1981-09-20 SEA W, 20-10 1 13 rush Jim Plunkett 13 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
8 1981-09-20 SEA W, 20-10 2 29 pass Morris Bradshaw 29 yard pass from Jim Plunkett
9 1981-09-20 SEA W, 20-10 4 1 rush Derrick Jensen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
10 1981-10-18 TAM W, 18-16 1 12 rush Derrick Jensen 12 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1981-10-25 KAN L, 17-28 1 6 pass Morris Bradshaw 6 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
12 1981-10-25 KAN L, 17-28 2 3 rush Marc Wilson 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
13 1981-11-01 NWE W, 27-17 2 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
14 1981-11-01 NWE W, 27-17 4 14 pass Cliff Branch 14 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
15 1981-11-01 NWE W, 27-17 4 9 fumble Willie Jones 9 yard fumble return (Chris Bahr kick)
16 1981-11-08 @ HOU L, 16-17 3 12 rush Arthur Whittington 12 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
17 1981-11-15 @ MIA W, 33-17 1 13 pass Todd Christensen 13 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
18 1981-11-15 @ MIA W, 33-17 2 37 pass Bob Chandler 37 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
19 1981-11-15 @ MIA W, 33-17 2 1 pass Derrick Ramsey 1 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
20 1981-11-15 @ MIA W, 33-17 4 15 rush Chester Willis 15 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
21 1981-11-22 SDG L, 21-55 1 66 pass Derrick Ramsey 66 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
22 1981-11-22 SDG L, 21-55 2 2 rush Derrick Jensen 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1981-11-22 SDG L, 21-55 2 12 rush Marc Wilson 12 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1981-11-29 @ SEA W, 32-31 3 5 pass Derrick Ramsey 5 yard pass from Marc Wilson
25 1981-11-29 @ SEA W, 32-31 4 8 pass Bob Chandler 8 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
26 1981-11-29 @ SEA W, 32-31 4 16 pass Arthur Whittington 16 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
27 1981-11-29 @ SEA W, 32-31 4 3 rush Derrick Jensen 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
28 1981-12-07 PIT W, 30-27 2 25 pass Derrick Ramsey 25 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
29 1981-12-07 PIT W, 30-27 3 17 pass Arthur Whittington 17 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
30 1981-12-07 PIT W, 30-27 4 36 pass Bob Chandler 36 yard pass from Marc Wilson
31 1981-12-07 PIT W, 30-27 4 53 punt Ted Watts 53 yard punt return (Chris Bahr kick)
32 1981-12-13 CHI L, 6-23 1 27 pass Bob Chandler 27 yard pass from Marc Wilson
33 1981-12-21 @ SDG L, 10-23 3 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-06 @ DEN W, 9-7 1 44 pass Rick Upchurch 44 yard pass from Craig Morton (pass failed)
2 1981-09-14 @ MIN L, 10-36 2 99 kickoff Eddie Payton 99 yard kickoff return (Rick Danmeier kick)
3 1981-09-20 SEA L, 10-20 3 36 pass Sam McCullum 36 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
4 1981-09-27 @ DET W, 16-0 4 3 rush Billy Sims 3 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
5 1981-10-04 DEN W, 17-0 2 4 rush Dave Preston 4 yard rush (Fred Steinfort kick)
6 1981-10-04 DEN W, 17-0 3 20 rush Rick Parros 20 yard rush (Fred Steinfort kick)
7 1981-10-11 @ KAN W, 27-0 2 4 rush Billy Jackson 4 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
8 1981-10-11 @ KAN W, 27-0 3 4 pass Henry Marshall 4 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
9 1981-10-11 @ KAN W, 27-0 4 9 pass J.T. Smith 9 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
10 1981-10-18 TAM L, 16-18 3 77 pass Kevin House 77 yard pass from Doug Williams (Bill Capece kick)
11 1981-10-18 TAM L, 16-18 4 13 pass Jimmie Giles 13 yard pass from Doug Williams
12 1981-10-25 KAN W, 28-17 3 29 rush Billy Jackson 29 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
13 1981-10-25 KAN W, 28-17 4 3 rush Billy Jackson 3 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
14 1981-10-25 KAN W, 28-17 4 3 rush Billy Jackson 3 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
15 1981-10-25 KAN W, 28-17 4 91 fumble Gary Spani 91 yard fumble return (Nick Lowery kick)
16 1981-11-01 NWE L, 17-27 2 19 pass Don Hasselbeck 19 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
17 1981-11-01 NWE L, 17-27 3 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
18 1981-11-08 @ HOU W, 17-16 2 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1981-11-08 @ HOU W, 17-16 4 25 pass Mike Barber 25 yard pass from John Reaves (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1981-11-15 @ MIA L, 17-33 3 5 rush Eddie Hill 5 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
21 1981-11-15 @ MIA L, 17-33 4 14 pass Tony Nathan 14 yard pass from Don Strock (Uwe von Schamann kick)
22 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
23 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 2 12 pass James Brooks 12 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
24 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 2 15 pass Kellen Winslow 15 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
25 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 2 29 pass Kellen Winslow 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
26 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 3 4 pass Kellen Winslow 4 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
27 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 3 5 pass Kellen Winslow 5 yard pass from Dan Fouts
28 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 3 6 pass Charlie Joiner 6 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
29 1981-11-22 SDG W, 55-21 4 3 pass Kellen Winslow 3 yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Rolf Benirschke kick)
30 1981-11-29 @ SEA L, 31-32 2 3 rush Jim Zorn 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
31 1981-11-29 @ SEA L, 31-32 3 3 rush Sherman Smith 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
32 1981-11-29 @ SEA L, 31-32 3 5 fumble Rodell Thomas 5 yard fumble return (Efren Herrera kick)
33 1981-11-29 @ SEA L, 31-32 4 11 pass Steve Largent 11 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Efren Herrera kick)
34 1981-12-07 PIT L, 27-30 1 5 pass Bennie Cunningham 5 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (David Trout kick)
35 1981-12-07 PIT L, 27-30 2 19 pass Jim Smith 19 yard pass from Mark Malone (David Trout kick)
36 1981-12-07 PIT L, 27-30 3 11 rush Mark Malone 11 yard rush
37 1981-12-07 PIT L, 27-30 4 17 pass Jim Smith 17 yard pass from Mark Malone (David Trout kick)
38 1981-12-13 CHI W, 23-6 1 42 pass Rickey Watts 42 yard pass from Vince Evans (John Roveto kick)
39 1981-12-13 CHI W, 23-6 3 3 pass Rickey Watts 3 yard pass from Vince Evans (John Roveto kick)
40 1981-12-13 CHI W, 23-6 3 22 pass Ken Margerum 22 yard pass from Vince Evans (John Roveto kick)
41 1981-12-21 @ SDG W, 23-10 1 28 rush James Brooks 28 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
42 1981-12-21 @ SDG W, 23-10 2 29 pass Charlie Joiner 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)