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1981 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Dan Fouts 1981-09-07 SDG @ CLE W, 44-14 19 25 330 3 0 157.1
Ken Stabler 1981-09-06 HOU @ RAM W, 27-20 12 19 169 2 0 126.9
Joe Ferguson 1981-09-06 BUF NYJ W, 31-0 15 24 254 2 1 108.7
Steve Bartkowski 1981-09-06 ATL NOR W, 27-0 16 25 154 3 1 104.0
Danny White 1981-09-06 DAL @ WAS W, 26-10 12 24 145 2 0 96.7
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Charlie Joiner 1981-09-07 SDG @ CLE W, 44-14 6 191 0
Joe Washington 1981-09-06 WAS DAL L, 10-26 10 124 1
Jerry Butler 1981-09-06 BUF NYJ W, 31-0 6 123 1
Wes Chandler 1981-09-06 NOR @ ATL L, 0-27 8 117 0
Steve Largent 1981-09-06 SEA @ CIN L, 21-27 8 114 1
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Chuck Muncie 1981-09-07 SDG @ CLE W, 44-14 24 161 1
Randy McMillan 1981-09-06 BAL @ NWE W, 29-28 16 146 2
Tony Dorsett 1981-09-06 DAL @ WAS W, 26-10 21 132 0
Earl Campbell 1981-09-06 HOU @ RAM W, 27-20 27 122 0
Gerry Ellis 1981-09-06 GNB @ CHI W, 16-9 17 94 1
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Neal Colzie 1981-09-05 TAM MIN W, 21-13 0 0 2 89 1 0 0.0 0
John Harris 1981-09-06 SEA @ CIN L, 21-27 0 0 1 29 1 0 0.0 0
Larry Evans 1981-09-06 DEN OAK W, 9-7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0
Glenn Blackwood 1981-09-06 MIA @ STL W, 20-7 0 0 1 34 0 0 0.0 0
Gregg Bingham 1981-09-06 HOU @ RAM W, 27-20 0 0 1 17 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sat, Sep 5, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Vikings 0 0 6 7 13
Buccaneers 7 0 0 14 21
Vikings
Steve Dils37/62, 361 yds, 1 TD
Sammy White8 rec, 92 yds, 0 TD
Ted Brown20 rush, 79 yds, 0 TD
Buccaneers
Doug Williams8/22, 108 yds, 1 TD
Kevin House3 rec, 74 yds, 1 TD
Jerry Eckwood6 rush, 36 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 3 7 21 0 31
Jets
Richard Todd16/25, 138 yds, 0 TD
Wesley Walker3 rec, 40 yds, 0 TD
Richard Todd6 rush, 32 yds, 0 TD
Bills
Joe Ferguson15/24, 254 yds, 2 TDs
Jerry Butler6 rec, 123 yds, 1 TD
Joe Cribbs15 rush, 61 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Colts 10 3 3 13 29
Patriots 0 14 0 14 28
Colts
Bert Jones12/20, 113 yds, 0 TD
Roger Carr2 rec, 34 yds, 0 TD
Randy McMillan16 rush, 146 yds, 2 TDs
Patriots
Steve Grogan14/27, 261 yds, 2 TDs
Don Hasselbeck6 rec, 111 yds, 1 TD
Tony Collins15 rush, 81 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Oilers 3 3 14 7 27
Rams 7 10 0 3 20
Oilers
Ken Stabler12/19, 169 yds, 2 TDs
Mike Renfro4 rec, 54 yds, 0 TD
Earl Campbell27 rush, 122 yds, 0 TD
Rams
Pat Haden11/20, 168 yds, 2 TDs
Wendell Tyler4 rec, 90 yds, 1 TD
Wendell Tyler20 rush, 90 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cowboys 0 14 6 6 26
Redskins 0 7 3 0 10
Cowboys
Danny White12/24, 145 yds, 2 TDs
Drew Pearson3 rec, 70 yds, 1 TD
Tony Dorsett21 rush, 132 yds, 0 TD
Redskins
Joe Theismann22/48, 281 yds, 1 TD
Joe Washington10 rec, 124 yds, 1 TD
John Riggins8 rush, 25 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Eagles 0 10 7 7 24
Giants 3 0 0 7 10
Eagles
Ron Jaworski16/26, 158 yds, 1 TD
Rodney Parker1 rec, 55 yds, 1 TD
Wilbert Montgomery16 rush, 84 yds, 1 TD
Giants
Phil Simms20/37, 241 yds, 1 TD
Billy Taylor6 rec, 62 yds, 0 TD
Leon Perry5 rush, 13 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Packers 7 6 0 3 16
Bears 0 0 6 3 9
Packers
Lynn Dickey10/23, 165 yds, 0 TD
James Lofton5 rec, 84 yds, 0 TD
Gerry Ellis17 rush, 94 yds, 1 TD
Bears
Vince Evans17/35, 185 yds, 0 TD
Brian Baschnagel4 rec, 67 yds, 0 TD
Walter Payton19 rush, 81 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Raiders 7 0 0 0 7
Broncos 6 3 0 0 9
Raiders
Jim Plunkett14/24, 125 yds, 1 TD
Cliff Branch1 rec, 38 yds, 0 TD
Mark van Eeghen8 rush, 30 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
Craig Morton12/25, 194 yds, 1 TD
Rick Upchurch2 rec, 64 yds, 1 TD
Dave Preston19 rush, 87 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chiefs 10 3 10 14 37
Steelers 6 13 7 7 33
Chiefs
Bill Kenney14/26, 242 yds, 2 TDs
Henry Marshall4 rec, 89 yds, 1 TD
Ted McKnight17 rush, 59 yds, 1 TD
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw21/36, 319 yds, 2 TDs
John Stallworth6 rec, 107 yds, 0 TD
Franco Harris19 rush, 70 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Dolphins 0 13 7 0 20
Cardinals 0 0 0 7 7
Dolphins
David Woodley14/24, 178 yds, 2 TDs
Jimmy Cefalo3 rec, 90 yds, 2 TDs
Tony Nathan7 rush, 50 yds, 0 TD
Cardinals
Neil Lomax14/30, 151 yds, 0 TD
Pat Tilley4 rec, 62 yds, 0 TD
Ottis Anderson20 rush, 52 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Seahawks 21 0 0 0 21
Bengals 0 10 10 7 27
Seahawks
Jim Zorn21/41, 230 yds, 1 TD
Steve Largent8 rec, 114 yds, 1 TD
Jim Jodat8 rush, 21 yds, 1 TD
Bengals
Turk Schonert9/18, 130 yds, 0 TD
Cris Collinsworth4 rec, 65 yds, 0 TD
Pete Johnson20 rush, 84 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
49ers 0 3 0 14 17
Lions 0 10 0 14 24
49ers
Joe Montana18/28, 195 yds, 1 TD
Freddie Solomon8 rec, 94 yds, 1 TD
Ricky Patton15 rush, 72 yds, 1 TD
Lions
Gary Danielson16/27, 196 yds, 2 TDs
Billy Sims5 rec, 66 yds, 1 TD
Billy Sims21 rush, 59 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 6, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Saints 0 0 0 0 0
Falcons 7 7 7 6 27
Saints
Archie Manning15/28, 122 yds, 0 TD
Wes Chandler8 rec, 117 yds, 0 TD
George Rogers13 rush, 61 yds, 0 TD
Falcons
Steve Bartkowski16/25, 154 yds, 3 TDs
Lynn Cain5 rec, 47 yds, 0 TD
William Andrews18 rush, 86 yds, 0 TD
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Mon, Sep 7, 1981
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chargers 10 10 14 10 44
Browns 0 7 7 0 14
Chargers
Dan Fouts19/25, 330 yds, 3 TDs
Charlie Joiner6 rec, 191 yds, 0 TD
Chuck Muncie24 rush, 161 yds, 1 TD
Browns
Brian Sipe31/57, 375 yds, 2 TDs
Ozzie Newsome6 rec, 87 yds, 0 TD
Mike Pruitt8 rush, 30 yds, 0 TD
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