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1981 New England Patriots season
Head Coach Ron Erhardt
General Manager Bucko Kilroy
Home Field Schaeffer Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Place T-4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers G John Hannah
Uniform
AFC-1973-1978,1981-Uniform-NE
Timeline
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1980 1982

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1981 season with a record of two wins and fourteen losses, and finished tied for last in the AFC East division.

StaffEdit

New England Patriots 1981 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Season summaryEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 Baltimore Colts L 29–28
49,572
2 September 13, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–3
71,089
3 September 21, 1981 Dallas Cowboys L 35–21
60,311
4 September 27, 1981 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–21
53,344
5 October 4, 1981 Kansas City Chiefs W 33–17
55,931
6 October 11, 1981 at New York Jets L 28–24
55,093
7 October 18, 1981 Houston Oilers W 38–10
60,474
8 October 25, 1981 at Washington Redskins L 24–22
50,394
9 November 1, 1981 at Oakland Raiders L 27–17
44,246
10 November 8, 1981 Miami Dolphins L 30–27
60,436
11 November 15, 1981 New York Jets L 17–6
45,342
12 November 22, 1981 at Buffalo Bills L 20–17
71,593
13 November 29, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals L 27–20
39,946
14 December 6, 1981 at Miami Dolphins L 24–14
50,421
15 December 13, 1981 Buffalo Bills L 19–10
42,549
16 December 20, 1981 at Baltimore Colts L 23–21
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

RosterEdit

All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1981 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes

See alsoEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
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
1981 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XVI


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