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1981 Baltimore Colts season
Head Coach Mike McCormack
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Place T-4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1980 1982

The 1981 Baltimore Colts season was the 29th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1981 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, and finished tied for fourth in the AFC East division with the New England Patriots. However the Colts finished ahead of New England in the AFC East based on head-to-head sweep (2–0).

The Colts defense had one of the worst seasons in NFL history, setting records for points (533) and yards (6,783) allowed. The Colts gave up more than twice as many points as they scored (259). Conversely, the Patriots, with whom they were tied in the AFC East, only gave up 48 more points than they scored.

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 at New England Patriots W 29–28 1–0 Schaeffer Stadium
49,572
2 September 13, 1981 Buffalo Bills L 3–35 1–1 Memorial Stadium
44,950
3 September 20, 1981 at Denver Broncos L 10–28 1–2 Mile High Stadium
74,804
4 September 27, 1981 Miami Dolphins L 28–31 1–3 Memorial Stadium
41,630
5 October 4, 1981 at Buffalo Bills L 17–23 1–4 Rich Stadium
77,811
6 October 11, 1981 Cincinnati Bengals L 19–41 1–5 Memorial Stadium
33,060
7 October 18, 1981 San Diego Chargers L 14–43 1–6 Memorial Stadium
41,921
8 October 25, 1981 at Cleveland Browns L 28–42 1–7 Cleveland Stadium
78,986
9 November 1, 1981 at Miami Dolphins L 10–27 1–8 Orange Bowl
46,061
10 November 8, 1981 New York Jets L 14–41 1–9 Memorial Stadium
31,521
11 November 15, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–38 1–10 Veterans Stadium
68,618
12 November 22, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–35 1–11 Memorial Stadium
24,784
13 November 29, 1981 at New York Jets L 0–25 1–12 Shea Stadium
53,593
14 December 6, 1981 Dallas Cowboys L 13–37 1–13 Memorial Stadium
54,871
15 December 13, 1981 at Washington Redskins L 14–38 1–14 RFK Stadium
46,706
16 December 20, 1981 New England Patriots W 23–21 2–14 Memorial Stadium
17,073

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1141.719345275
New York Jets 1051.656355287
Buffalo Bills 1060.625311276
Baltimore Colts 2140.125259533
New England Patriots 2140.125322370
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See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 294
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Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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