1981 Denver Broncos 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 0-0 5426 3531 1895 39 306 4878 2873 2005 46 268
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The Denver Broncos' twenty-second season was in 1981, playing their home games at Mile High Stadium. During the offseason they hired Dan Reeves to lead the team. Reeves previously was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach/wide receivers coach of the Dallas Cowboys and had ten years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 10-6-0, 8-0-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Oakland Raiders 9-7
Week 2 @ Seattle Seahawks 10-13
Week 3 Baltimore Colts 28-10
Week 4 San Diego Chargers 42-24
Week 5 @ Oakland Raiders 17-0
Week 6 Detroit Lions 27-21
Week 7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14-28
Week 8 @ Buffalo Bills 7-9
Week 9 Minnesota Vikings 19-17
Week 10 Cleveland Browns 23-20
Week 11 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-7
Week 12 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21-38
Week 13 @ San Diego Chargers 17-34
Week 14 Kansas City Chiefs 16-13
Week 15 Seattle Seahawks 23-13
Week 16 @ Chicago Bears 24-35

Coaches

Head Coach: Dan Reeves Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier Wide Receivers Coach: Rod Dowhower Offensive Line Coach: Jerry Frei Running Backs Coach: Charlie Lee Tight Ends Coach: Fran Polsfoot Defensive Line Coach: Stan Jones Linebackers Coach: Bob Zeman Defensive Backs Coach: Richie McCabe Special Teams Coach: Fran Polsfoot, Reed Johnson Special Assistant Coach: Nick Nicolau General Manager: Grady Alderman