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1981 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Joe Gibbs
Home Field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 8-8
Place 4th NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1980 1982

The 1981 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 6-10 record from 1980. This was Joe Gibbs' first season as Head Coach.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 Dallas Cowboys L 26-10
55,045
2 September 13, 1981 New York Giants L 17-7
53,343
3 September 20, 1981 at St. Louis Cardinals L 40-30
47,592
4 September 27, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles L 36-13
70,664
5 October 4, 1981 San Francisco 49ers L 30-17
51,843
6 October 11, 1981 at Chicago Bears W 24-7
57,683
7 October 18, 1981 at Miami Dolphins L 13-10
47,367
8 October 25, 1981 New England Patriots W 24-22
50,394
9 November 1, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals W 42-21
50,643
10 November 8, 1981 Detroit Lions W 33-31
52,096
11 November 15, 1981 at New York Giants W 30-27
63,133
12 November 22, 1981 at Dallas Cowboys L 24-10
64,587
13 November 29, 1981 at Buffalo Bills L 21-14
59,624
14 December 6, 1981 Philadelphia Eagles W 15-13
52,206
15 December 13, 1981 Baltimore Colts W 38-14
46,706
16 December 20, 1981 at Los Angeles Rams W 30-7
52,224

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 367 277 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 368 221 W-1
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 295 257 W-3
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 347 349 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 315 408 L-2

RosterEdit

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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