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. The Patriots played their home games at Schaefer Stadium. 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 Coach: Dick Roach Special Teams Coach: Gino Cappelletti, Tom Yewcic