1981 St. Louis Cardinals 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
7-9-0 0-0 5077 2864 2213 44 300 5723 3295 2428 38 328
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The St. Louis Cardinals' sixty-first season was in 1981, and it was the second season Jim Hanifan served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 7-9-0, 5-3-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Miami Dolphins 7-20
Week 2 @ Dallas Cowboys 17-30
Week 3 Washington Redskins 40-30
Week 4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-20
Week 5 Dallas Cowboys 20-17
Week 6 @ New York Giants 14-34
Week 7 @ Atlanta Falcons 20-41
Week 8 Minnesota Vikings 30-17
Week 9 @ Washington Redskins 21-42
Week 10 Philadelphia Eagles 10-52
Week 11 Buffalo Bills 24-0
Week 12 @ Baltimore Colts 35-24
Week 13 @ New England Patriots 27-20
Week 14 New Orleans Saints 30-3
Week 15 New York Giants 10-20
Week 16 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0-38

Coaches

Head Coach: Jim Hanifan Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis Quarterbacks Coach: Harry Gilmer Wide Receivers Coach: Emmitt Thomas Offensive Line Coach: Tom Lovat Offensive Backfield Coach: Dick Jamieson Defensive Line Coach: Rudy Feldman Defensive Secondary Coach: Billy Atkins Special Teams Coach: Chuck Banker Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Leon McLaughlin Flexibility and Strength Coach: Don Brown