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1981 New York Giants 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
9-7-0 1-1 4947 3014 1933 41 282 5474 3355 2119 37 334
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The New York Giants' fifty-seventh season was in 1981, and it was the second season Ray Perkins served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers 38-24. At the end of the season Lawrence Taylor earned AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and AP Defensive Player of the Year.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 10-24
Week 2 @ 17-7
Week 3 20-7
Week 4 @ 10-18
Week 5 14-27
Week 6 34-14
Week 7 @ 32-0
Week 8 @ 27-24
Week 9 7-26
Week 10 @ 24-26
Week 11 27-30
Week 12 @ 20-10
Week 13 @ 10-17
Week 14 10-7
Week 15 @ 20-10
Week 16 13-10

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ Philadelphia Eagles 27-21
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 24-38

Coaches

Head Coach: Defensive Coordinator: , Quarterbacks Coach: Wide Receivers Coach: Offensive Line Coach: Offensive Backfield Coach: Defensive Line Coach: Linebackers Coach: Assistant Linebackers Coach: Defensive Backs Coach: Defensive Backfield Coach: Defensive Assistant Coach: Special Teams Coach: Special Teams Assistant Coach: Consultant: Strength Coach: Scout: , Special Scout: