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. The Bills played their home games at Rich Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, 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 Coach: Ralph Hawkins Special Teams Coach: Steve Moore Special Assignments: Miller McCalmon