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. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. 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