1981 Washington Redskins 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
8-8-0 0-0 5623 3466 2157 41 334 5206 3045 2161 39 310
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The Washington Redskins' fiftieth season was in 1981, playing their home games at RFK Stadium. During the offseason they hired Joe Gibbs to lead the team. Gibbs previously was the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers and had eight years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 8-8-0, 5-3-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Dallas Cowboys 10-26
Week 2 New York Giants 7-17
Week 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 30-40
Week 4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13-36
Week 5 San Francisco 49ers 17-30
Week 6 @ Chicago Bears 24-7
Week 7 @ Miami Dolphins 10-13
Week 8 New England Patriots 24-22
Week 9 St. Louis Cardinals 42-21
Week 10 Detroit Lions 33-31
Week 11 @ New York Giants 30-27
Week 12 @ Dallas Cowboys 10-24
Week 13 @ Buffalo Bills 14-21
Week 14 Philadelphia Eagles 15-13
Week 15 Baltimore Colts 38-14
Week 16 @ Los Angeles Rams 30-7

Coaches

Head Coach: Joe Gibbs Assistant Head Coach: Dan Henning Defensive Coordinator: Richie Petitbon, Larry Peccatiello Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Running Backs Coach: Don Breaux Tight Ends Coach: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Defensive Line Coach: Torgy Torgeson Defensive Scouting Reports: Bill Hickman Special Teams Coach: Wayne Sevier Offensive Scouting Reports: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Administrative Assistant: Bill Hickman