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. 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