1981 Buffalo Bills 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
10-6-0 1-1 6297 3947 2350 44 351 5669 3387 2282 41 343
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The Buffalo Bills' twenty-second season was in 1981, and it was the fourth season Chuck Knox served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 28-21.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 New York Jets 31-0
Week 2 @ Baltimore Colts 35-3
Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles 14-20
Week 4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24-27
Week 5 Baltimore Colts 23-17
Week 6 Miami Dolphins 31-21
Week 7 @ New York Jets 14-33
Week 8 Denver Broncos 9-7
Week 9 Cleveland Browns 22-13
Week 10 @ Dallas Cowboys 14-27
Week 11 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0-24
Week 12 New England Patriots 20-17
Week 13 Washington Redskins 21-14
Week 14 @ San Diego Chargers 28-27
Week 15 @ New England Patriots 19-10
Week 16 @ Miami Dolphins 6-16

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ New York Jets 31-27
Divisional Round @ Cincinnati Bengals 21-28

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Knox Assistant Head Coach: Tom Catlin Offensive Coordinator: Ray Prochaska Defensive Coordinator: Tom Catlin Quarterbacks Coach: Kay Stephenson Wide Receivers Coach: Jack Donaldson Offensive Line Coach: Ray Prochaska Running Backs Coach: Chick Harris Offensive Assistant Coach: Steve Moore Defensive Line Coach: Jim Carmody Linebackers Coach: Tom Catlin Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Ralph Hawkins Special Teams Coach: Steve Moore Special Assignments: Miller McCalmon