1981 New England Patriots 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
2-14-0 0-0 5623 3583 2040 50 306 5827 2877 2950 33 328
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The New England Patriots' twenty-second season was in 1981, and it was the third season Ron Erhardt served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 2-14-0, 2-6-0 at home and 0-8-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Baltimore Colts 28-29
Week 2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3-13
Week 3 Dallas Cowboys 21-35
Week 4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21-27
Week 5 Kansas City Chiefs 33-17
Week 6 @ New York Jets 24-28
Week 7 Houston Oilers 38-10
Week 8 @ Washington Redskins 22-24
Week 9 @ Oakland Raiders 17-27
Week 10 Miami Dolphins 27-30
Week 11 New York Jets 6-17
Week 12 @ Buffalo Bills 17-20
Week 13 St. Louis Cardinals 20-27
Week 14 @ Miami Dolphins 14-24
Week 15 Buffalo Bills 10-19
Week 16 @ Baltimore Colts 21-23

Coaches

Head Coach: Ron Erhardt Quarterbacks Coach: Babe Parilli Wide Receivers Coach: Raymond Berry Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Offensive Backfield Coach: Bobby Grier, Tom Yewcic Defensive Line Coach: Fritz Shurmur Linebackers Coach: Rick Lantz Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Dick Roach Special Teams Coach: Gino Cappelletti, Tom Yewcic