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1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: John McKay
Defensive CoordinatorTom Bass
Running BacksGeorge Chaump
ReceiversBoyd Dowler
Defensive SecondaryWayne Fontes
Chief Assistant/Defensive LineAbe Gibron
Offensive LineBill Johnson
QuarterbacksBill Nelsen
Linebackers/Special TeamsHoward Tippett
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1981HCincinnati Bengals17-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium67554
Sat8/15/1981HNew England Patriots16-17LTampa, FLTampa Stadium62785
Sat8/22/1981HHouston Oilers27-17WTampa, FLTampa Stadium64734
Fri8/28/1981AAtlanta Falcons7-27LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53688
Sat9/5/1981HMinnesota Vikings21-13WTampa, FLTampa Stadium66287
Sun9/13/1981AKansas City Chiefs10-19LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium50555
Sun9/20/1981AChicago Bears17-28LChicago, ILSoldier Field60130
Sun9/27/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals20-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium65850
Sun10/4/1981HDetroit Lions28-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium71733
Sun10/11/1981AGreen Bay Packers21-10WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55264
Sun10/18/1981AOakland Raiders16-18LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum42288
Sun10/25/1981APhiladelphia Eagles10-20LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70714
Sun11/1/1981HChicago Bears20-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium63688
Sun11/8/1981AMinnesota Vikings10-25LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47038
Sun11/15/1981HDenver Broncos7-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium64518
Sun11/22/1981HGreen Bay Packers37-3WTampa, FLTampa Stadium63521
Sun11/29/1981ANew Orleans Saints31-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome62209
Sun12/6/1981HAtlanta Falcons24-23WTampa, FLTampa Stadium69221
Sun12/13/1981HSan Diego Chargers23-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium67388
Sun12/20/1981ADetroit Lions20-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome80444
Sat1/2/1982ADallas Cowboys0-38LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64848NFC Divisional Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
42Ricky BellTB6-221826Southern California73
83Theo BellWR5-1118028Arizona169
16Tom BlanchardP6-018533Oregon30
52Scot BrantleyLB6-123023Florida160
34Cedric BrownFS6-119027Kent State1615
79Joe CampbellDE6-625026Maryland70
3Bill CapeceK5-717022Florida State130
87Gerald CarterWR6-118824Tyler JC; Texas A&M160
44Billy CesareS5-1119026Memphis; Miami (Florida)160
20Neal ColzieSS6-219628Ohio State1616
28Gary DavisRB5-1020027Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)70
27Tony DavisRB5-1121028Nebraska160
24Jeff DelaneyS6-019525Pittsburgh20
43Jerry EckwoodTB6-019827Arkansas1612
14Chuck FusinaQB6-119724Penn State40
88Jimmie GilesTE6-324227Alcorn State1616
53Hugh GreenROLB6-222622Pittsburgh1616
73Charley HannahROT6-626026Alabama1512
59Andy HawkinsLOLB6-222523Texas A&M-Kingsville1612
21John HoltRCB-LCB5-1118022West Texas A&M166
89Kevin HouseWR6-118524Southern Illinois1616
70Scott HutchinsonDE6-424325Florida160
56Cecil JohnsonLILB6-223026Pittsburgh1616
84Gordon JonesWR6-019024Pittsburgh134
77Bill KollarLDE6-425629Montana State1212
62Jim LeonardROG-C6-326024Santa Clara163
57Dave LewisLOLB6-424527San Diego CC; Southern California134
76Dave LoganNT6-225025Pittsburgh1616
45Aaron MitchellS6-119625Morris Brown; Canyons JC; Nevada-Las Vegas130
51Dana NafzigerLB6-122128Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)160
86Jim ObradovichTE6-222528El Camino JC; Southern California163
26James OwensTB5-1118826UCLA161
75Dave ReavisLOT6-426031Arkansas125
61Greg RobertsROG6-326225Oklahoma1614
74Gene SandersROT-LOT6-328525Texas A&M1614
63Lee Roy SelmonRDE6-325627Oklahoma1413
64Laval ShortNT6-325023Colorado40
72Ray SnellLOG-LOT6-426523Wisconsin1612
65Dave StallsLDE-RDE6-424526Northern Colorado167
9Larry SwiderP6-219526Pittsburgh130
41Norris ThomasLCB5-1117527Southern Mississippi1615
40Mike WashingtonRCB-FS6-319028Alabama1412
90Brad WhiteNT-DE6-225023Tennessee160
32James WilderFB6-322523Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Missouri1616
12Doug WilliamsQB6-422026Grambling State1616
50Steve WilsonC6-426627Georgia1515
54Richard WoodRILB6-223028Southern California1616
68George YarnoLOG-ROG6-226724Washington State165
1Garo YepremianK5-817237none30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Hugh Green17LBPittsburgh
James Wilder234RBMissouri
John Holt489DBWest Texas A&M
Denver Johnson8199TTulsa
Mike Ford9228QBSouthern Methodist
Ken McCune10254DETexas
Johnny Ray Smith11283DBLamar
Brad White12310DTTennessee
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals548258121
Opponents Totals66704785
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:3326995159156319532.389779
Opponents Totals32:27320123174239323839.179650
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Capece0303293.8152462.5075
Kevin House90000054
Jimmie Giles60000036
James Wilder50000030
Doug Williams40000024
James Owens30000018
Theo Bell20000012
Cedric Brown20000012
Jerry Eckwood20000012
Garo Yepremian066100.02450.0012
Neal Colzie1000006
Gordon Jones1000006
Dave Logan1000006
Jim Obradovich1000006
Mike Washington1000006
Team Totals38363894.7172860.70315
Opponents Totals272727100.0253375.82268
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill Capece152462.50/05/73/55/102/2
Garo Yepremian2450.00/00/01/11/30/0
Team Totals172860.70/05/74/66/132/2
Opponents Totals253375.80/06/67/99/133/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Eckwood1726513.8592
James Owens914064.535t3
James Wilder1073703.523t4
Doug Williams482094.4294
Ricky Bell30802.780
Kevin House294.580
Theo Bell177.070
Tony Davis252.530
Chuck Fusina331.070
Tom Blanchard100.000
Larry Swider1-9-9.0-90
Team Totals45817313.85913
Opponents Totals55121723.93416
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Doug Williams47123850.521935637.615.084t194.0143.018135342876.8
Chuck Fusina11100.0022.02.02t1100.000.0002118.8
Kevin House100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Jerry Eckwood0000011-1
Team Totals47323950.522035657.514.984t204.2143.019136342977.4
Opponents Totals54131758.619232976.110.459101.8325.923157314057.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Kevin House56117621.084t9
James Wilder4850710.6381
Jimmie Giles4578617.581t6
Jerry Eckwood242138.9330
Theo Bell2131815.158t2
Gordon Jones2027613.8441
James Owens1214512.1350
Ricky Bell89211.5220
Jim Obradovich44210.5161
Gerald Carter11010.0100
Team Totals239356514.984t20
Opponents Totals317329710.45910
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Cedric Brown921523.981t2
Mike Washington615626.0341
Neal Colzie611018.382t1
Cecil Johnson58416.8360
Hugh Green25628.0500
Dave Lewis2126.0100
John Holt11313.0130
Scot Brantley122.020
Team Totals3264820.382t4
Opponents Totals1417912.8390
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Larry Swider58247642.7622413409198733.1
Tom Blanchard2289940.95802425960027.3
Team Totals82337541.2622617668258731.6
Opponents Totals73300641.25701418244248234.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Theo Bell2701324.9130
John Holt9310011.1560
Neal Colzie20126.0120
Team Totals3832446.4560
Opponents Totals52666812.988t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Owens24047319.7340
John Holt11027424.9400
Gary Davis508116.2210
Tony Davis305117.0210
James Wilder101919.0190
Jim Obradovich101414.0140
Scot Brantley1000.000
Team Totals46091219.8400
Opponents Totals64133220.8430
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ricky Bell110100
Theo Bell100000
Tom Blanchard120200
Cedric Brown101100
Neal Colzie101100
Gary Davis100000
Jerry Eckwood320200
Hugh Green0001100
Andy Hawkins0001130
John Holt100000
Kevin House200000
Cecil Johnson100000
Bill Kollar0003300
Jim Leonard1000-60
Dave Lewis0001100
Dave Logan00011211
Dana Nafziger0001100
James Owens110100
Dave Stalls0001100
Norris Thomas0002250
Mike Washington0001100
James Wilder310100
Doug Williams9303-310
Team Totals2717101424-81
Opponents Totals32141614300
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