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1981 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach Tom Flores
Home Field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1980 1982

The 1981 Oakland Raiders season began with the team trying to improve on their 11–5 record from 1980. The Raiders were the defending Super Bowl champions, but did not qualify in the playoffs in the 1981 season. It was also their last season in Oakland until 1995.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1981 Raiders Draft Selections[1]
Round Overall Player Position College
1 21 Ted WattsCBTexas Tech
1 23 Curt MarshOTWashington
2 48 Howie LongDEVillanova
4 111 Johnny RobinsonDTLouisiana Tech
5 118 James DavisCBSouthern
9 248 Curt MohlOTUCLA
10 276 Frank HawkinsHBNevada
11 304 Chester WillisHBAuburn
12 332 Phil NelsonTEDelaware

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 at Denver Broncos L 7–9 Mile High Stadium
74,796
2 at Minnesota Vikings W 36–10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,186
3 Seattle Seahawks W 20–10 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
45,725
4 at Detroit Lions L 0–16 Pontiac Silverdome
77,819
5 Denver Broncos L 0–17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
51,035
6 at Kansas City Chiefs L 0–27 Arrowhead Stadium
76,543
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 18–16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
42,288
8 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–28 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
42,914
9 New England Patriots W 27–17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
44,246
10 at Houston Oilers L 16–17 Houston Astrodome
45,519
11 at Miami Dolphins W 33–17 Miami Orange Bowl
61,777
12 San Diego Chargers L 21–55 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
50,199
13 at Seattle Seahawks W 32–31 The Kingdome
57,147
14 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–27 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
51,769
15 Chicago Bears L 6–23 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
40,384
16 at San Diego Chargers L 10–23 San Diego Stadium
52,279

StandingsEdit

AFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 10 6 0 .625 478 390
Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 321 289
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 343 290
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 273 343
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 322 388
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ReferencesEdit

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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