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1981 San Diego Chargers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: 9.2, Defense: -4.7, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 478 points (29.9/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 390 points (24.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of 88 points (5.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-6.1.

Coach: Don Coryell (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver
 Defensive Coordinator: Jack Pardee

Stadium: Jack Murphy Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (San Diego, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
General Manager Johnny Sanders
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 478 6744 1129 6.0 40 22 28 379 368 629 4739 34 18 7.3 224 481 2005 26 4.2 127
Team Defense 390 6136 1109 5.5 41 18 35 365 313 571 4311 22 23 7.0 216 491 1825 25 3.7 114
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 13 24 1 2 1 1 7 1 20 16 1 10
Lg Rank Defense 26 27 11 12 26 28 28 14 11 27 9 5 27 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cleveland Browns 44 14 28 535 330 205 27 419 366 53 2
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Detroit Lions 28 23 17 367 310 57 2 26 385 207 178 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 42 31 23 398 284 114 3 29 426 278 148 8
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 24 42 23 349 267 82 5 20 453 350 103 3
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 4-1 Seattle Seahawks 24 10 25 371 272 99 2 15 292 200 92 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 4-2 Minnesota Vikings 31 33 18 425 305 120 1 29 526 433 93 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-2 @ Baltimore Colts 43 14 30 470 298 172 1 18 264 196 68 3
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L OT 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 17 20 15 356 295 61 2 28 414 219 195 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-3 Kansas City Chiefs 22 20 21 379 297 82 4 26 339 155 184 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 6-4 Cincinnati Bengals 17 40 25 447 311 136 5 29 461 337 124 2
11 Mon November 16 boxscore L 6-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 23 44 26 486 291 195 4 24 368 212 156
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 7-5 @ Oakland Raiders 55 21 32 465 317 148 2 18 342 283 59 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-5 Denver Broncos 34 17 20 408 260 148 2 19 389 322 67 5
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 8-6 Buffalo Bills 27 28 28 482 337 145 2 19 318 234 84
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 23 27 445 351 94 4 18 404 290 114 3
16 Mon December 21 boxscore W 10-6 Oakland Raiders 23 10 21 361 214 147 1 20 336 229 107 2
Playoffs
Division Sat January 2 boxscore W OT 11-6 @ Miami Dolphins 41 38 34 564 415 149 4 25 472 394 78 3
ConfChamp Sun January 10 boxscore L 11-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 27 18 301 173 128 4 19 318 175 143 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
14 Dan Fouts* 30 QB 16 16 10-6-0 360 609 59.1% 4802 33 5.4 17 2.8 67 7.9 7.7 13.3 300.1 90.6 19 134 7.43 7.27 3.0 4 4
11 Ed Luther 24 16 0 7 15 46.7% 68 0 0.0 1 6.7 25 4.5 1.5 9.7 4.3 32.1 0 0 4.53 1.53 0.0
89 Wes Chandler 25 WR 12 11 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 24 TE 16 16 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
46 Chuck Muncie* 28 RB 15 14 1 1 100.0% 3 1 100.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 23.0 3.0 0.2 118.7 0 0 3.00 23.00 0.0
Team Total 27.3 16 10-6-0 368 629 58.5% 4873 34 5.4 18 2.9 67 7.7 7.5 13.2 304.6 89.2 19 134 7.31 7.11 2.9 4 4
Opp Total 16 313 571 54.8% 4695 22 3.9 23 4.0 8.2 7.18 15.0 293.4 78.1 47 384 7.0 6.0 7.6

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
46 Chuck Muncie* 28 RB 15 14 251 1144 19 73 4.6 76.3 16.7 43 362 8.4 0 32 2.9 24.1 1506 19 9
21 James Brooks 23 KR/PR 14 2 109 525 3 28 4.8 37.5 7.8 46 329 7.2 3 29 3.3 23.5 854 6 7
25 John Cappelletti 29 fb 16 5 68 254 4 30 3.7 15.9 4.3 10 126 12.6 1 25 0.6 7.9 380 5 3
14 Dan Fouts* 30 QB 16 16 22 56 0 13 2.5 3.5 1.4 56 0 9
40 Clarence Williams 26 rb 14 1 20 26 0 6 1.3 1.9 1.4 12 108 9.0 1 15 0.9 7.7 134 1 2
89 Wes Chandler 25 WR 12 11 5 -1 0 9 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 52 857 16.5 5 51 4.3 71.4 856 5 1
11 Ed Luther 24 16 0 3 -8 0 -1 -2.7 -0.5 0.2 -8 0 0
37 Hank Bauer 27 16 0 2 7 0 4 3.5 0.4 0.1 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.3 11 1 0
4 George Roberts 26 P 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 88 1075 12.2 10 67 5.5 67.2 1075 10 2
18 Charlie Joiner 34 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 70 1188 17.0 7 57 4.4 74.3 1188 7 2
85 Eric Sievers 24 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 276 12.5 3 32 1.4 17.3 276 3 1
87 Dwight Scales 28 wr 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 429 22.6 1 60 1.2 26.8 429 1 1
84 Ron Smith 25 wr 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 84 28.0 2 39 0.3 9.3 84 2 0
82 Billy Brooks 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.1 3.0 21 0 0
88 Pete Holohan 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 2.0 14 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 481 2005 26 73 4.2 125.3 30.1 368 4873 13.2 34 67 23.0 304.6 6878 60 39
Opp Total 16 491 1825 25 3.7 114.1 30.7 313 4311 13.8 22 19.6 269.4 6136 47 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
21 James Brooks 23 KR/PR 14 2 22 290 0 42 13.2 40 949 0 47 23.7 2093
89 Wes Chandler 25 WR 12 11 5 79 0 30 15.8 8 125 0 30 15.6 1060
44 Pete Shaw 27 SS 16 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 6 103 0 24 17.2 104
40 Clarence Williams 26 rb 14 1 4 47 0 23 11.8 181
43 Bob Gregor 24 fs 14 6 3 47 0 20 15.7 47
37 Hank Bauer 27 16 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 1 14 0 14 14.0 32
85 Eric Sievers 24 TE 16 10 2 4 0 4 2.0 280
84 Ron Smith 25 wr 9 1 2 32 0 20 16.0 116
81 Aundra Thompson 28 1 0 2 44 0 25 22.0 44
45 Doug Beaudoin 27 4 0 1 31 0 31 31.0 31
27 Glen Edwards 34 FS 8 8 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
32 Wyatt Henderson 25 15 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 26
23 Irvin Phillips 21 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 31 378 0 42 12.2 70 1422 0 47 20.3 8678
Opp Total 16 31 168 0 5.4 88 1528 0 17.4

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
6 Rolf Benirschke 26 K 16 0 2 2 7 7 8 5 4 3 5 2 26 19 73.1%% 61 55 90.2%%
4 George Roberts 26 P 16 0 62 2540 61 1 41.0
Team Total 27.3 16 2 2 7 7 8 5 4 3 5 2 26 19 73.1%% 61 55 90.2%% 62 2540 61 1 41.0
Opp Total 16 26 19 73.1%% 48 45 93.8%% 72 2902 40.3

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
46 Chuck Muncie* 28 RB 15 14 0 9 4 0 0
14 Dan Fouts* 30 QB 16 16 0 9 2 -22 0
21 James Brooks 23 KR/PR 14 2 0 7 2 0 0
28 Willie Buchanon 31 LCB 16 16 5 31 0 18 0 0 0 4 0 0
27 Glen Edwards 34 FS 8 8 2 45 0 39 0 0 1 3 -3 0
44 Pete Shaw 27 SS 16 12 3 50 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 24 TE 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
25 John Cappelletti 29 fb 16 5 0 3 0 0 0
32 Wyatt Henderson 25 15 0 0 0 3 0 0
51 Woodrow Lowe 27 RLB 16 16 3 0 0 0 0
29 Mike Williams 28 RCB 14 12 3 0 0 0 0
43 Bob Gregor 24 fs 14 6 2 11 0 11 0
79 Gary Johnson*+ 29 RDT 16 16 1 41 1 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 34 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
68 Leroy Jones 31 LDE 16 14 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 5 0
23 Irvin Phillips 21 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
85 Eric Sievers 24 TE 16 10 0 1 1 0 0
40 Clarence Williams 26 rb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
90 John Woodcock 27 RDE 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
89 Wes Chandler 25 WR 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
47 Frank Duncan 25 db 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
55 Bob Horn 27 MLB 16 11 1 12 0 12 0
74 Louie Kelcher 28 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
57 Linden King 26 LLB 16 16 1 28 0 28 0
54 Jim Laslavic 30 16 0 0 0 1 38 0
62 Don Macek 27 C 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
87 Dwight Scales 28 wr 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
63 Doug Wilkerson* 34 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 23 224 1 39 0 0 39 31 18 0
Opp Total 16 19 38 20

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
46 Chuck Muncie* 28 RB 15 14 19 19 114
6 Rolf Benirschke 26 K 16 0 55 19 112
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 24 TE 16 16 10 10 60
18 Charlie Joiner 34 WR 16 16 7 7 42
21 James Brooks 23 KR/PR 14 2 3 3 6 36
25 John Cappelletti 29 fb 16 5 4 1 5 30
89 Wes Chandler 25 WR 12 11 5 5 30
85 Eric Sievers 24 TE 16 10 3 3 18
84 Ron Smith 25 wr 9 1 2 2 12
37 Hank Bauer 27 16 0 1 1 6
79 Gary Johnson*+ 29 RDT 16 16 1 1 6
87 Dwight Scales 28 wr 16 4 1 1 6
40 Clarence Williams 26 rb 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 16 26 34 1 61 55 19 478
Opp Total 16 25 22 1 45 19 390

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-07 @ CLE W, 44-14 1 4 rush James Brooks 4 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
2 1981-09-07 @ CLE W, 44-14 2 9 rush Chuck Muncie 9 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
3 1981-09-07 @ CLE W, 44-14 3 13 pass James Brooks 13 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
4 1981-09-07 @ CLE W, 44-14 3 4 pass Hank Bauer 4 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
5 1981-09-07 @ CLE W, 44-14 4 38 pass Ron Smith 38 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
6 1981-09-13 DET W, 28-23 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
7 1981-09-13 DET W, 28-23 3 7 pass Kellen Winslow 7 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
8 1981-09-13 DET W, 28-23 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
9 1981-09-13 DET W, 28-23 4 2 rush John Cappelletti 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
10 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 1 13 pass Kellen Winslow 13 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
11 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 1 29 pass James Brooks 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
12 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 2 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
13 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 2 12 pass Eric Sievers 12 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
14 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 3 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
15 1981-09-20 @ KAN W, 42-31 4 5 interception Gary Johnson 5 yard interception return (Rolf Benirschke kick)
16 1981-09-27 @ DEN L, 24-42 3 39 pass Ron Smith 39 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
17 1981-09-27 @ DEN L, 24-42 4 1 rush John Cappelletti 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
18 1981-09-27 @ DEN L, 24-42 4 1 pass Kellen Winslow 1 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
19 1981-10-04 SEA W, 24-10 2 9 pass Kellen Winslow 9 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
20 1981-10-04 SEA W, 24-10 3 12 pass Charlie Joiner 12 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
21 1981-10-04 SEA W, 24-10 4 11 pass Charlie Joiner 11 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
22 1981-10-11 MIN L, 31-33 1 2 rush Chuck Muncie 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
23 1981-10-11 MIN L, 31-33 2 60 pass Dwight Scales 60 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
24 1981-10-11 MIN L, 31-33 3 38 pass Charlie Joiner 38 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
25 1981-10-11 MIN L, 31-33 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
26 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 1 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
27 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 2 12 pass John Cappelletti 12 yard pass from Dan Fouts
28 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 2 23 pass Charlie Joiner 23 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
29 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 3 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
30 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 4 1 rush John Cappelletti 1 yard rush
31 1981-10-18 @ BAL W, 43-14 4 7 pass Clarence Williams 7 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
32 1981-10-25 @ CHI L, 17-20 4 22 pass Charlie Joiner 22 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
33 1981-10-25 @ CHI L, 17-20 4 39 pass Wes Chandler 39 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
34 1981-11-01 KAN W, 22-20 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
35 1981-11-01 KAN W, 22-20 2 4 rush Chuck Muncie 4 yard rush
36 1981-11-08 CIN L, 17-40 2 26 pass Wes Chandler 26 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
37 1981-11-08 CIN L, 17-40 4 51 pass Wes Chandler 51 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
38 1981-11-16 @ SEA L, 23-44 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
39 1981-11-16 @ SEA L, 23-44 2 73 rush Chuck Muncie 73 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
40 1981-11-16 @ SEA L, 23-44 4 22 pass Wes Chandler 22 yard pass from Dan Fouts
41 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
42 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 2 12 pass James Brooks 12 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
43 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 2 15 pass Kellen Winslow 15 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
44 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 2 29 pass Kellen Winslow 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
45 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 3 4 pass Kellen Winslow 4 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
46 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 3 5 pass Kellen Winslow 5 yard pass from Dan Fouts
47 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 3 6 pass Charlie Joiner 6 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
48 1981-11-22 @ OAK W, 55-21 4 3 pass Kellen Winslow 3 yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Rolf Benirschke kick)
49 1981-11-29 DEN W, 34-17 1 14 rush Chuck Muncie 14 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
50 1981-11-29 DEN W, 34-17 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
51 1981-11-29 DEN W, 34-17 2 4 rush Chuck Muncie 4 yard rush
52 1981-11-29 DEN W, 34-17 2 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
53 1981-11-29 DEN W, 34-17 3 1 pass Eric Sievers 1 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
54 1981-12-06 BUF L, 27-28 1 9 rush Chuck Muncie 9 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
55 1981-12-06 BUF L, 27-28 2 17 pass Wes Chandler 17 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
56 1981-12-06 BUF L, 27-28 2 67 pass Kellen Winslow 67 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
57 1981-12-13 @ TAM W, 24-23 1 27 pass Eric Sievers 27 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
58 1981-12-13 @ TAM W, 24-23 2 8 rush John Cappelletti 8 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
59 1981-12-13 @ TAM W, 24-23 4 1 rush James Brooks 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
60 1981-12-21 OAK W, 23-10 1 28 rush James Brooks 28 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
61 1981-12-21 OAK W, 23-10 2 29 pass Charlie Joiner 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1981-09-07 @ CLE L, 14-44 2 18 pass Ricky Feacher 18 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Dave Jacobs kick)
2 1981-09-07 @ CLE L, 14-44 3 4 pass Greg Pruitt 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Dave Jacobs kick)
3 1981-09-13 DET L, 23-28 3 11 rush Gary Danielson 11 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
4 1981-09-13 DET L, 23-28 4 12 rush Billy Sims 12 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
5 1981-09-20 @ KAN L, 31-42 1 1 rush Ted McKnight 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
6 1981-09-20 @ KAN L, 31-42 2 7 pass Al Dixon 7 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
7 1981-09-20 @ KAN L, 31-42 3 3 rush Ted McKnight 3 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
8 1981-09-20 @ KAN L, 31-42 3 4 rush Billy Jackson 4 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
9 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 1 19 pass Riley Odoms 19 yard pass from Craig Morton (Fred Steinfort kick)
10 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 1 93 pass Steve Watson 93 yard pass from Craig Morton (Fred Steinfort kick)
11 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 1 2 pass James Wright 2 yard pass from Craig Morton (Fred Steinfort kick)
12 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 2 21 pass Steve Watson 21 yard pass from Craig Morton (Fred Steinfort kick)
13 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 3 2 rush Dave Preston 2 yard rush (Fred Steinfort kick)
14 1981-09-27 @ DEN W, 42-24 4 3 rush Rob Lytle 3 yard rush (Fred Steinfort kick)
15 1981-10-04 SEA L, 10-24 2 34 pass Steve Largent 34 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1981-10-11 MIN W, 33-31 2 15 pass Rickey Young 15 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
17 1981-10-11 MIN W, 33-31 2 4 pass Ted Brown 4 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
18 1981-10-11 MIN W, 33-31 3 26 pass Terry LeCount 26 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
19 1981-10-11 MIN W, 33-31 4 43 pass Terry LeCount 43 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
20 1981-10-18 @ BAL L, 14-43 1 29 pass Roger Carr 29 yard pass from Bert Jones (Mike Wood kick)
21 1981-10-18 @ BAL L, 14-43 3 5 pass Curtis Dickey 5 yard pass from Bert Jones (Mike Wood kick)
22 1981-10-25 @ CHI W, 20-17 1 7 rush Matt Suhey 7 yard rush (John Roveto kick)
23 1981-10-25 @ CHI W, 20-17 4 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (John Roveto kick)
24 1981-11-01 KAN L, 20-22 1 2 rush James Hadnot 2 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
25 1981-11-01 KAN L, 20-22 3 2 pass Billy Jackson 2 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
26 1981-11-08 CIN W, 40-17 1 4 pass Isaac Curtis 4 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
27 1981-11-08 CIN W, 40-17 2 10 pass Steve Kreider 10 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
28 1981-11-08 CIN W, 40-17 2 1 rush Charles Alexander 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
29 1981-11-08 CIN W, 40-17 2 102 interception Louis Breeden 102 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
30 1981-11-08 CIN W, 40-17 4 2 rush Pete Johnson 2 yard rush
31 1981-11-16 @ SEA W, 44-23 2 2 rush Theotis Brown 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
32 1981-11-16 @ SEA W, 44-23 2 18 pass Sherman Smith 18 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
33 1981-11-16 @ SEA W, 44-23 2 1 rush Theotis Brown 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
34 1981-11-16 @ SEA W, 44-23 3 80 pass Dan Doornink 80 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
35 1981-11-16 @ SEA W, 44-23 3 3 rush Dan Doornink 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
36 1981-11-22 @ OAK L, 21-55 1 66 pass Derrick Ramsey 66 yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick)
37 1981-11-22 @ OAK L, 21-55 2 2 rush Derrick Jensen 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
38 1981-11-22 @ OAK L, 21-55 2 12 rush Marc Wilson 12 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
39 1981-11-29 DEN L, 17-34 2 4 rush Larry Canada 4 yard rush (Fred Steinfort kick)
40 1981-11-29 DEN L, 17-34 4 10 pass Haven Moses 10 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Fred Steinfort kick)
41 1981-12-06 BUF W, 28-27 1 3 rush Joe Ferguson 3 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
42 1981-12-06 BUF W, 28-27 2 9 rush Roosevelt Leaks 9 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
43 1981-12-06 BUF W, 28-27 3 1 rush Roosevelt Leaks 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
44 1981-12-06 BUF W, 28-27 3 1 rush Joe Cribbs 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
45 1981-12-13 @ TAM L, 23-24 1 58 pass Theo Bell 58 yard pass from Doug Williams (Bill Capece kick)
46 1981-12-13 @ TAM L, 23-24 4 8 rush James Wilder 8 yard rush
47 1981-12-13 @ TAM L, 23-24 4 23 rush James Wilder 23 yard rush (Bill Capece kick)
48 1981-12-21 OAK L, 10-23 3 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)