1981 Minnesota Vikings 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
7-9-0 0-0 5845 4333 1512 50 343 5373 3328 2045 35 299
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The Minnesota Vikings' twenty-first season was in 1981, and it was the fifteenth season Bud Grant served as the head coach of the team. The Vikings played their home games at Metropolitan Stadium. They finished the season 7-9-0, 5-3-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-21
Week 2 Oakland Raiders 10-36
Week 3 Detroit Lions 26-24
Week 4 @ Green Bay Packers 30-13
Week 5 Chicago Bears 24-21
Week 6 @ San Diego Chargers 33-31
Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles 35-23
Week 8 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17-30
Week 9 @ Denver Broncos 17-19
Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-10
Week 11 New Orleans Saints 20-10
Week 12 @ Atlanta Falcons 30-31
Week 13 Green Bay Packers 23-35
Week 14 @ Chicago Bears 9-10
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions 7-45
Week 16 Kansas City Chiefs 6-10

Coaches

Head Coach: Bud Grant Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway Wide Receivers Coach: Les Steckel Offensive Line Coach: John Michels Special Teams Coach: Floyd Reese