1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 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
9-7-0 0-0 5382 3577 1805 32 281 5657 3273 2384 46 346
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' sixth season was in 1981, and it was the sixth season John McKay served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Dallas Cowboys 38-0.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Minnesota Vikings 21-13
Week 2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10-19
Week 3 @ Chicago Bears 17-28
Week 4 St. Louis Cardinals 20-10
Week 5 Detroit Lions 28-10
Week 6 @ Green Bay Packers 21-10
Week 7 @ Oakland Raiders 16-18
Week 8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10-20
Week 9 Chicago Bears 20-10
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 10-25
Week 11 Denver Broncos 7-24
Week 12 Green Bay Packers 37-3
Week 13 @ New Orleans Saints 31-14
Week 14 Atlanta Falcons 24-23
Week 15 San Diego Chargers 23-24
Week 16 @ Detroit Lions 20-17

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Dallas Cowboys 0-38

Coaches

Head Coach: John McKay Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass Quarterbacks Coach: Bill Nelsen Wide Receivers Coach: Boyd Dowler Offensive Line Coach: Bill Johnson Running Backs Coach: George Chaump Defensive Line Coach: Abe Gibron Linebackers Coach: Howard Tippett Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Wayne Fontes Special Teams Coach: Howard Tippett Pro Scout: Bill Muir