1981 Washington Redskins season

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1981 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Joe Gibbs
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division 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. The team posted an 8–8 record, but missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. This was Joe Gibbs' first season as Head Coach.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1981 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Dallas Cowboys(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 367 277
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 368 221
New York Giants(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–6 295 257
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 3–5 6–6 347 349
St. Louis Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 2–6 4–8 315 408

Roster[edit]

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]