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1981 Washington Redskins

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (21.7/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (21.8/g), 16th.
 Differential of -2 points (-0.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Joe Gibbs (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Bugel
 Defensive Coordinator: Richie Petitbon

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jack Kent Cooke
General Manager Bobby Beathard
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 347 5623 1087 5.2 41 19 25 334 307 525 3466 19 22 6.2 173 532 2157 19 4.1 136
Team Defense 349 5206 1016 5.1 39 15 25 310 214 452 3045 21 24 6.3 152 532 2161 17 4.1 133
Lg Rank Offense 10 9 15 16 6 7 10 18 13 11 12 12 7 16
Lg Rank Defense 16 10 13 22 16 3 9 12 9 22 19 21 17 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week 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 Dallas Cowboys 10 26 20 324 280 44 6 20 346 140 206 1
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 7 17 19 349 284 65 4 10 157 86 71 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 30 40 24 521 388 133 2 18 315 208 107
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 36 23 337 228 109 3 15 221 151 70 1
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-5 San Francisco 49ers 17 30 19 304 221 83 6 16 296 168 128 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 1-5 @ Chicago Bears 24 7 16 301 74 227 1 13 204 153 51 4
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-6 @ Miami Dolphins 10 13 20 301 139 162 2 20 445 296 149 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 2-6 New England Patriots 24 22 15 230 145 85 2 23 409 283 126 3
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-6 St. Louis Cardinals 42 21 25 361 201 160 1 29 449 319 130 4
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-6 Detroit Lions 33 31 25 464 271 193 3 24 499 277 222 6
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W OT 5-6 @ New York Giants 30 27 29 418 234 184 1 17 248 152 96 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 24 17 256 131 125 1 27 470 212 258 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-8 @ Buffalo Bills 14 21 19 293 202 91 5 18 229 41 188 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles 15 13 11 176 68 108 2 25 416 255 161 4
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-8 Baltimore Colts 38 14 27 486 339 147 1 21 337 217 120 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 30 7 25 502 261 241 1 14 165 87 78 2

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Joe Theismann 32 QB 16 16 8-8-0 293 496 59.1 3568 19 3.8 20 4.0 79 7.2 6.1 12.2 223.0 77.3 28 259 6.31 5.32 5.3 2 2
12 Tom Flick 23 6 0 13 27 48.1 143 0 0.0 2 7.4 33 5.3 2.0 11.0 23.8 33.4 2 18 4.31 1.21 6.9
25 Joe Washington 28 RB 14 13 1 2 50.0 32 0 0.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 16.0 32.0 2.3 95.8 0 0 16.00 16.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 8-8-0 307 525 58.5 3743 19 3.6 22 4.2 79 7.1 6.0 12.2 233.9 75.1 30 277 6.25 5.15 5.4 2 2
Opp Total 16 214 452 47.3 3310 21 4.6 24 5.3 7.3 5.86 15.5 206.9 65.4 32 265 6.3 4.9 6.6

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
25 Joe Washington 28 RB 14 13 210 916 4 32 4.4 65.4 15.0 70 558 8.0 3 32 5.0 39.9 1474 7 8
44 John Riggins 32 rb 15 4 195 714 13 24 3.7 47.6 13.0 6 59 9.8 0 22 0.4 3.9 773 13 1
40 Wilbur Jackson 30 rb 5 2 46 183 0 14 4.0 36.6 9.2 7 51 7.3 0 16 1.4 10.2 234 0 2
7 Joe Theismann 32 QB 16 16 36 177 2 24 4.9 11.1 2.3 177 2 7
26 Terry Metcalf 30 rb 16 2 18 60 0 12 3.3 3.8 1.1 48 595 12.4 0 52 3.0 37.2 655 0 6
30 Nick Giaquinto 26 6 0 17 73 0 13 4.3 12.2 2.8 5 55 11.0 1 25 0.8 9.2 128 1 0
39 Otis Wonsley 24 15 0 3 11 0 7 3.7 0.7 0.2 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.3 16 0 1
35 Rickey Claitt 24 13 0 3 19 0 11 6.3 1.5 0.2 19 0 0
81 Art Monk 24 WR 16 16 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 56 894 16.0 6 79 3.5 55.9 889 6 0
38 Clarence Harmon 26 5 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.8 0.2 11 98 8.9 0 23 2.2 19.6 102 0 0
88 Rick Walker 26 TE 16 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 11 112 10.2 1 24 0.7 7.0 117 1 0
10 Mike Connell 25 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
85 Don Warren 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 335 11.6 1 32 1.8 20.9 335 1 0
83 Ricky Thompson 27 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 423 15.1 4 57 1.8 26.4 423 4 0
80 Virgil Seay 23 WR 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 472 18.2 3 60 1.6 29.5 472 3 0
82 Rich Caster 33 te 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 77 15.4 0 26 1.7 25.7 77 0 0
84 Greg McCrary 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 13 4.3 0 12 0.6 2.6 13 0 0
53 Jeff Bostic 23 C 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 532 2157 19 32 4.1 134.8 33.3 307 3743 12.2 19 79 19.2 233.9 5900 38 32
Opp Total 16 532 2161 17 4.1 135.1 33.3 214 3045 14.2 21 13.4 190.3 5206 38 32

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Mike Nelms* 26 KR/PR 16 0 45 492 2 75 10.9 37 1099 0 84 29.7 1591
26 Terry Metcalf 30 rb 16 2 4 15 0 13 3.8 14 283 0 36 20.2 953
39 Otis Wonsley 24 15 0 6 124 0 27 20.7 140
89 Alvin Garrett 25 4 0 2 40 0 21 20.0 40
40 Wilbur Jackson 30 rb 5 2 2 34 0 17 17.0 268
80 Virgil Seay 23 WR 16 7 2 36 0 19 18.0 508
35 Rickey Claitt 24 13 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 33
54 Pete Cronan 26 lb 10 2 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
77 Darryl Grant 22 15 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
23 Tony Peters 28 SS 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Team Total 26.8 16 49 507 2 75 10.3 67 1673 0 84 25.0 8080
Opp Total 16 50 388 1 7.8 69 1275 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
10 Mike Connell 25 P 16 0 73 2923 57 0 40.0
3 Mark Moseley 33 K 16 0 1 1 8 7 8 6 12 5 1 30 19 63.3% 42 38 90.5%
Team Total 26.8 16 1 1 8 7 8 6 12 5 1 30 19 63.3% 42 38 90.5% 73 2923 57 0 40.0
Opp Total 16 24 17 70.8% 43 38 88.4% 80 3336 41.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
51 Monte Coleman 24 llb/RLB 12 11 3 52 1 52 0 0 0 1 2 0 114 0
29 Mark Murphy 26 FS 16 16 7 68 0 29 0 0 0 3 0 0
7 Joe Theismann 32 QB 16 16 0 7 1 0 0
25 Joe Washington 28 RB 14 13 0 8 0 0 0
26 Terry Metcalf 30 rb 16 2 0 6 1 0 0
10 Mike Connell 25 P 16 0 0 2 2 -8 0
20 Joe Lavender 32 RCB 16 16 4 52 0 30 0
23 Tony Peters 28 SS 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Tom Flick 23 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
21 Mike Nelms* 26 KR/PR 16 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
69 Perry Brooks 27 RDT 15 12 0 0 2 0 0
40 Wilbur Jackson 30 rb 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
55 Mel Kaufman 23 rlb 11 6 2 25 0 25 0
71 Karl Lorch 31 LDE 16 10 0 0 2 0 0
76 Mat Mendenhall 24 lde/rde 14 11 0 0 2 0 0
57 Rich Milot 24 rlb 11 6 0 1 1 18 0
52 Neal Olkewicz 24 MLB 14 14 2 22 1 12 0
24 Lemar Parrish 34 LCB 12 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Jeris White 29 lcb 16 8 0 0 2 3 0
53 Jeff Bostic 23 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
65 Dave Butz 31 LDT 16 16 1 26 0 26 0
59 Brad Dusek 31 LLB 10 9 0 0 1 0 0
68 Russ Grimm 22 LG 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
66 Joe Jacoby 22 LT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
61 Melvin Jones 27 RG 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
44 John Riggins 32 rb 15 4 0 1 0 0 0
88 Rick Walker 26 TE 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
39 Otis Wonsley 24 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 24 249 2 52 0 0 32 26 15 0 114 0
Opp Total 16 30 32 17 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Mark Moseley 33 K 16 0 38 19 95
44 John Riggins 32 rb 15 4 13 13 78
25 Joe Washington 28 RB 14 13 4 3 7 42
81 Art Monk 24 WR 16 16 6 6 36
83 Ricky Thompson 27 wr 16 5 4 4 24
80 Virgil Seay 23 WR 16 7 3 3 18
21 Mike Nelms* 26 KR/PR 16 0 2 2 12
7 Joe Theismann 32 QB 16 16 2 2 12
51 Monte Coleman 24 llb/RLB 12 11 1 1 6
30 Nick Giaquinto 26 6 0 1 1 6
52 Neal Olkewicz 24 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
88 Rick Walker 26 TE 16 14 1 1 6
85 Don Warren 25 TE 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 16 19 19 2 2 42 38 19 347
Opp Total 16 17 21 1 3 1 38 17 1 349