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1981 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Bart Starr
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1980 1982

The 1981 Green Bay Packers season was their 63rd season overall and their 61st in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–8 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division. Led by the defense the Packers were number one in turnovers forced and number 9th overall. The offense did improve but still finished in the bottom half of the League. They are still had a possibility at a wildcard on the last regular-season game but were defeated by the Jets 28 - 3. Packers managed only 84 total yards against the Jets.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
16Rich CampbellQuarterbackCalifornia
235Gary LewisTight EndTexas-Arlington
362Ray StachowiczPunterMichigan State
4105Richard TurnerDefensive tackleOklahoma
5117Byron BraggsDefensive EndAlabama
7172Bill WhitakerDefensive backMissouri
8200Larry WertsLinebackerJackson State
9227Tim HuffmanGuardNotre Dame
10255Nickie HallQuarterbackTulane
11282Forrest ValoraLinebackerOklahoma
12311Cliff LewisLinebackerSouthern Miss


Undrafted free agentsEdit

1981 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
David Petway Safety Northern Illinois
Randy Scott Linebacker Alabama

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1981 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


[1]

RosterEdit

1981 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
00 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 at Chicago Bears W 16–9 Soldier Field
62,411
2 September 13, 1981 Atlanta Falcons L 31–17 Lambeau Field
55,382
3 September 20, 1981 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–23 Anaheim Stadium
61,286
4 September 27, 1981 Minnesota Vikings L 30–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
55,012
5 October 4, 1981 at New York Giants W 27–14 Giants Stadium
73,684
6 October 11, 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 21–10 Lambeau Field
55,264
7 October 18, 1981 San Francisco 49ers L 13–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,171
8 October 25, 1981 at Detroit Lions L 31–27 Pontiac Silverdome
76,063
9 November 1, 1981 Seattle Seahawks W 34–24 Lambeau Field
49,467
10 November 8, 1981 New York Giants W 26–24 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,138
11 November 15, 1981 Chicago Bears W 21–17 Lambeau Field
55,338
12 November 22, 1981 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 37–3 Tampa Stadium
63,251
13 November 29, 1981 at Minnesota Vikings W 35–23 Metropolitan Stadium
46,025
14 December 6, 1981 Detroit Lions W 31–17 Lambeau Field
54,481
15 December 13, 1981 at New Orleans Saints W 35–7 Louisiana Superdome
45,518
16 December 20, 1981 at New York Jets L 28–3 Shea Stadium
56,340

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Packers 7 6 0 3 16
Bears 0 0 6 3 9

[2]

Week 11Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bears 10 0 0 7 17
• Packers 7 14 0 0 21

[3]

StandingsEdit

Template:1981 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. http://nfl.packers.com/history/all_time_roster/coaches/. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  2. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Sep-14.
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Sep-14.
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Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
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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