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1981 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head Coach Hugh Campbell
Home Field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 14–1–1
Place 1st, West
Playoff Finish Won 69th Grey Cup
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1980 1982

The 1981 Edmonton Eskimos finished in 1st place in the Western Conference with a 14–1–1 record and won their fourth consecutive Grey Cup championship after winning the 69th Grey Cup.

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Attendance
A June 5 Edmonton Eskimos 12–11 Calgary Stampeders 29,292
B June 10 Edmonton Eskimos 25–16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18,405
C June 16 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1–17 Edmonton Eskimos 43,426
D June 26 BC Lions 2–26 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346

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Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 14 1 1 576 277 29
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 5 0 517 299 22
BC Lions 16 10 6 0 438 377 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 9 7 0 431 371 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 306 367 12

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Record Pts
1 July 3 Edmonton Eskimos 47–21 Ottawa Rough Riders 22,023 1–0–0 2
2 July 11 Calgary Stampeders 10–30 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346 2–0–0 4
3 July 19 Edmonton Eskimos 28–38 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25,745 2–1–0 4
4 July 26 Edmonton Eskimos 33–17 Montreal Alouettes 45,385 3–1–0 6
5 Aug 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5–41 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346 4–1–0 8
6 Bye 2–0–0 4
7 Aug 13 Edmonton Eskimos 22–12 Toronto Argonauts 38,268 5–1–0 10
8 Aug 22 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10–28 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346 6–1–0 12
9 Aug 30 Saskatchewan Roughriders 34–44 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346 7–1–0 14
10 Sept 7 Edmonton Eskimos 34–34 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30,121 7–1–1 15
11 Sept 13 BC Lions 21–38 Edmonton Eskimos 43,346 8–1–1 17
12 Sept 19 Edmonton Eskimos 21–10 Calgary Stampeders 34,657 9–1–1 19
13 Sept 26 Montreal Alouettes 11–62 Edmonton Eskimos 48,422 10–1–1 21
14 Oct 3 Edmonton Eskimos 22–12 BC Lions 30,296 11–1–1 23
15 Oct 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 6–24 Edmonton Eskimos 45,805 12–1–1 25
16 Oct 18 Edmonton Eskimos 41–29 Saskatchewan Roughriders 30,312 13–1–1 27
17 Oct 24 Toronto Argonauts 7–61 Edmonton Eskimos 46,146 14–1–1 29
18 Bye 14–1–1 29

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Total attendance: 357,103
Average attendance: 44,638 (103.0%)

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance
Division Final Nov 15 BC Lions 22–16 Edmonton Eskimos 52,861
Grey Cup Nov 22 Edmonton Eskimos 26–23 Ottawa Rough Riders 53,307

Grey CupEdit

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 0 1 14 11 26
Ottawa Rough Riders 13 7 0 3 23
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Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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