1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Frank Kush
General manager Ralph Sazio (3-2-0)
Joe Zuger (8-2-1)
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 11–4–1
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Lost East Final
Team MOP Tom Clements
Team MOC Rocky DiPietro
Team MOR Howard Fields
Timeline
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< 1980 1982 >

The 1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 24th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 32nd overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 1st place in the East division for the second consecutive year with an 11–4–1 record. They lost the East Final to the heavy underdog Ottawa Rough Riders team that finished 5–11–0. In the first season of full inter-division play, the Tiger-Cats finished with a 6–0 record against the East Division, outscoring their opponents 197 to 71.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A June 7 at Montreal Alouettes 27–21 Win 1–0
B June 13 vs. Toronto Argonauts 15–3 Loss 1–1
C June 18 at Toronto Argonauts 23–16 Win 2–1
D June 27 vs. Montreal Alouettes 38–24 Loss 2–2

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Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 11 4 1 414 335 23
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 5 11 0 306 446 10
Montreal Alouettes 16 3 13 0 267 518 6
Toronto Argonauts 16 2 14 0 241 506 4

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 5 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33–23 Win 1–0
2 July 11 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 47–10 Win 2–0
3 July 17 at Calgary Stampeders 26–6 Loss 2–1
4 July 25 vs. Toronto Argonauts 57–13 Win 3–1
5 Aug 1 at Edmonton Eskimos 41–5 Loss 3–2
6 Aug 8 vs. Calgary Stampeders 28–16 Win 4–2
7 Aug 16 at BC Lions 37–23 Win 5–2
8 Bye
9 Aug 29 vs. Montreal Alouettes 16–11 Win 6–2
10 Sept 7 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 34–34 Tie 6–2–1
11 Sept 12 at Montreal Alouettes 26–10 Win 7–2–1
12 Sept 20 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25–13 Win 8–2–1
13 Sept 26 at Ottawa Rough Riders 30–16 Win 9–2–1
14 Oct 4 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 30–26 Win 10–2–1
15 Oct 12 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–12 Loss 10–3–1
16 Bye
17 Oct 25 vs. BC Lions 34–7 Loss 10–4–1
18 Oct 31 at Toronto Argonauts 21–11 Win 11–4–1

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Postseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result
East Final Nov 15 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 17–13 Loss

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Awards and honours[edit]

1981 All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]