1981 New York Jets 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
10-5-1 0-0 5815 3403 2412 36 341 5192 3234 1958 40 306
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The New York Jets' twenty-second season was in 1981, and it was the fifth season Walt Michaels served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 10-5-1 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Buffalo Bills 31-27.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Buffalo Bills 0-31
Week 2 Cincinnati Bengals 30-31
Week 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10-38
Week 4 Houston Oilers 33-17
Week 5 @ Miami Dolphins 28-28
Week 6 New England Patriots 28-24
Week 7 Buffalo Bills 33-14
Week 8 Seattle Seahawks 3-19
Week 9 @ New York Giants 26-7
Week 10 @ Baltimore Colts 41-14
Week 11 @ New England Patriots 17-6
Week 12 Miami Dolphins 16-15
Week 13 Baltimore Colts 25-0
Week 14 @ Seattle Seahawks 23-27
Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns 14-13
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 28-3

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Buffalo Bills 27-31

Coaches

Head Coach: Walt Michaels Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton Defensive Coordinator: Joe Gardi Wide Receivers Coach: Pete McCulley Offensive Backfield Coach: Bob Ledbetter Defensive Line Coach: Dan Sekanovich Special Teams Coach: Larry Pasquale