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1981 Green Bay Packers season

The 1981 Green Bay Packers season was their 63rd season overall and their 61st in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–8 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division. Led by the defense the Packers were number one in turnovers forced and number 9th overall. The offense did improve but still finished in the bottom half of the League. They are still had a possibility at a wildcard on the last regular-season game but were defeated by the Jets 28 - 3. Packers managed only 84 total yards against the Jets.

1981 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachBart Starr
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 6 Rich Campbell Quarterback California
2 35 Gary Lewis Tight End Texas-Arlington
3 62 Ray Stachowicz Punter Michigan State
4 105 Richard Turner Defensive tackle Oklahoma
5 117 Byron Braggs Defensive End Alabama
7 172 Bill Whitaker Defensive back Missouri
8 200 Larry Werts Linebacker Jackson State
9 227 Tim Huffman Guard Notre Dame
10 255 Nickie Hall Quarterback Tulane
11 282 Forrest Valora Linebacker Oklahoma
12 311 Cliff Lewis Linebacker Southern Miss


Undrafted free agentsEdit

1981 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
David Petway Safety Northern Illinois
Randy Scott Linebacker Alabama

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1981 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


[1]

RosterEdit

1981 Green Bay Packers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
00 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 at Chicago Bears W 16–9 Soldier Field
62,411
2 September 13, 1981 Atlanta Falcons L 31–17 Lambeau Field
55,382
3 September 20, 1981 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–23 Anaheim Stadium
61,286
4 September 27, 1981 Minnesota Vikings L 30–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
55,012
5 October 4, 1981 at New York Giants W 27–14 Giants Stadium
73,684
6 October 11, 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 21–10 Lambeau Field
55,264
7 October 18, 1981 San Francisco 49ers L 13–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,171
8 October 25, 1981 at Detroit Lions L 31–27 Pontiac Silverdome
76,063
9 November 1, 1981 Seattle Seahawks W 34–24 Lambeau Field
49,467
10 November 8, 1981 New York Giants W 26–24 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,138
11 November 15, 1981 Chicago Bears W 21–17 Lambeau Field
55,338
12 November 22, 1981 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 37–3 Tampa Stadium
63,251
13 November 29, 1981 at Minnesota Vikings W 35–23 Metropolitan Stadium
46,025
14 December 6, 1981 Detroit Lions W 31–17 Lambeau Field
54,481
15 December 13, 1981 at New Orleans Saints W 35–7 Louisiana Superdome
45,518
16 December 20, 1981 at New York Jets L 28–3 Shea Stadium
56,340

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 234Total
• Packers 7 603 16
Bears 0 063 9

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Week 11Edit

1 234Total
Bears 10 007 17
• Packers 7 1400 21

[3]

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 9–3 315 268 W1
Detroit Lions 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 397 322 L1
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–7 324 361 L1
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 4–4 6–6 325 369 L5
Chicago Bears 6 10 0 .375 2–6 2–10 253 324 W3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Sep-14.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Sep-14.