1981 Detroit Lions 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 5933 3138 2795 43 340 4846 3223 1623 39 279
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The Detroit Lions' fifty-second season was in 1981, and it was the fourth season Monte Clark served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 8-8-0, 7-1-0 at home and 1-7-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Francisco 49ers 24-17
Week 2 @ San Diego Chargers 23-28
Week 3 @ Minnesota Vikings 24-26
Week 4 Oakland Raiders 16-0
Week 5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-28
Week 6 @ Denver Broncos 21-27
Week 7 Chicago Bears 48-17
Week 8 Green Bay Packers 31-27
Week 9 @ Los Angeles Rams 13-20
Week 10 @ Washington Redskins 31-33
Week 11 Dallas Cowboys 27-24
Week 12 @ Chicago Bears 23-7
Week 13 Kansas City Chiefs 27-10
Week 14 @ Green Bay Packers 17-31
Week 15 Minnesota Vikings 45-7
Week 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-20

Coaches

Head Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan Quarterbacks Coach: Bob Schnelker Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Backfield Coach: John Brunner Defensive Line Coach: Floyd Peters Linebackers Coach: Maxie Baughan Defensive Backfield Coach: Mel Phillips Special Teams Coach: Joe Madden Strength and Conditioning Coach: Gary Wade General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb Assistant Trainer: Joe Recknagel