1981 Oakland Raiders season

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1981 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Tom Flores
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 7–9
Division 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 went 7–9 and became the fourth team in NFL history to enter a season as the defending Super Bowl champions and miss the playoffs. It was also their last season in Oakland until 1995.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1981 Raiders Draft Selections[1]
Round Overall Player Position College
1 21 Ted Watts CB Texas Tech
1 23 Curt Marsh OT Washington
2 48 Howie Long DE Villanova
4 111 Johnny Robinson DT Louisiana Tech
5 118 James Davis CB Southern
9 248 Curt Mohl OT UCLA
10 276 Frank Hawkins HB Nevada
11 304 Chester Willis HB Auburn
12 332 Phil Nelson TE Delaware

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 0 0 0 7
• Broncos 6 3 0 0 9

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Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 3 13 7 13 36
Vikings 0 7 3 0 10

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Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 0 10
• Raiders 7 6 0 7 20

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
San Diego Chargers(3) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 478 390
Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 5–3 7–5 321 289
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 343 290
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 2–6 5–7 273 343
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 2–6 6–8 322 388

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