1981 San Diego Chargers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 1-1 7609 5327 2282 48 431 6926 4880 2046 45 409
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The San Diego Chargers' twenty-second season was in 1981, and it was the fourth season Don Coryell served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-7.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Cleveland Browns 44-14
Week 2 Detroit Lions 28-23
Week 3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 42-31
Week 4 @ Denver Broncos 24-42
Week 5 Seattle Seahawks 24-10
Week 6 Minnesota Vikings 31-33
Week 7 @ Baltimore Colts 43-14
Week 8 @ Chicago Bears 17-20
Week 9 Kansas City Chiefs 22-20
Week 10 Cincinnati Bengals 17-40
Week 11 @ Seattle Seahawks 23-44
Week 12 @ Oakland Raiders 55-21
Week 13 Denver Broncos 34-17
Week 14 Buffalo Bills 27-28
Week 15 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23
Week 16 Oakland Raiders 23-10

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Miami Dolphins 41-38
Conference Championship @ Cincinnati Bengals 7-27

Coaches

Head Coach: Don Coryell Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver Wide Receivers Coach: Ernie Zampese Offensive Line Coach: Dave Levy Defensive Line Coach: Jerry Smith Special Teams Coach: Marv Braden