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1981 Washington Redskins (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Joe Gibbs
Offensive BacksDon Breaux
Offensive CoordinatorJoe Bugel
Assistant Head CoachDan Henning
LinebackersLarry Peccatiello
Defensive CoordinatorRichie Petitbon
Special TeamsWayne Sevier
Tight EndsWarren Simmons
Defensive LineLaVern Torgeson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/7/1981HKansas City Chiefs16-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium32488
Fri8/14/1981HMinnesota Vikings27-13WWashington, DCRFK Stadium44662
Sat8/22/1981ABaltimore Colts13-7WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium44937
Sun8/30/1981ANew England Patriots10-19LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium44078
Sun9/6/1981HDallas Cowboys10-26LWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sun9/13/1981HNew York Giants7-17LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53343
Sun9/20/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals30-40LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47592
Sun9/27/1981APhiladelphia Eagles13-36LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70664
Sun10/4/1981HSan Francisco 49ers17-30LWashington, DCRFK Stadium51843
Sun10/11/1981AChicago Bears24-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field57683
Sun10/18/1981AMiami Dolphins10-13LMiami, FLOrange Bowl47367
Sun10/25/1981HNew England Patriots24-22WWashington, DCRFK Stadium50394
Sun11/1/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals42-21WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sun11/8/1981HDetroit Lions33-31WWashington, DCRFK Stadium52096
Sun11/15/1981ANew York Giants30-27WOTEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium63133
Sun11/22/1981ADallas Cowboys10-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64583
Sun11/29/1981ABuffalo Bills14-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium59624
Sun12/6/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles15-13WWashington, DCRFK Stadium52206
Sun12/13/1981HBaltimore Colts38-14WWashington, DCRFK Stadium46706
Sun12/20/1981ALos Angeles Rams30-7WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium52224
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
79Coy BaconRDE6'426938Jackson State33
53Jeff BosticC6'225523Clemson1616
69Perry BrooksRDT6'326027Southern University1512
28Trent BryantCB5'918022Arkansas40
65Dave ButzLDT6'729531Purdue1616
82Rich CasterTE6'522833Jackson State31
35Rickey ClaittRB5'1020624Bethune-Cookman130
75Mike ClarkDE6'424922Florida50
51Monte ColemanRLB6'323024Central Arkansas1211
10Mike ConnellP6'120025Cincinnati160
28Cris CrissyCB5'1119522Princeton10
54Pete CronanLB6'223826Boston College102
59Brad DusekRLB6'221731Texas A&M109
12Tom FlickQB6'319023Washington60
89Alvin GarrettWR5'717825Angelo State40
30Nick GiaquintoRB5'1120726Bridgeport; Connecticut60
58Dave GrafLB6'222128Penn State60
77Darryl GrantOG-OT-DT6'127522Rice150
68Russ GrimmLOG6'327522Pittsburgh1413
38Clarence HarmonRB5'1120926Holmes CC; Mississippi State50
78Dallas HickmanDE6'623829Reedley JC; California100
40Wilbur JacksonRB6'221930Alabama52
66Joe JacobyROT6'730022Louisville1413
61Melvin JonesROG6'226027Houston1110
22Curtis JordanCB-S6'220527Texas Tech20
55Mel KaufmanLB6'221823Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)116
20Joe LavenderRCB6'418832San Diego State1616
71Karl LorchLDE6'426031Arizona Western JC; Southern California1610
56Quentin LowryLB6'222524Youngstown State90
72Dexter ManleyRDE6'325723Oklahoma State169
73Mark MayLOT6'628922Pittsburgh168
84Gregg McCraryTE6'323229Clark Atlanta50
46LeCharls McDanielWR5'916923Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)60
76Mat MendenhallDE6'625324Brigham Young1411
26Terry MetcalfRB5'1018530Everett CC; Long Beach State162
57Rich MilotLLB6'423724Penn State116
81Art MonkWR6'320924Syracuse1616
3Mark MoseleyK6'020033Texas A&M; Stephen F. Austin State160
29Mark MurphyFS6'421026Colgate1616
21Mike NelmsS6'118526Tarrant County JC; Sam Houston State; Baylor160
79Pat OgrinDT6'526523Wyoming50
52Neal OlkewiczMLB6'023124Maryland1414
24Lemar ParrishLCB5'1118134Lincoln (Missouri)128
23Tony PetersSS6'118528Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma1616
86Bob RabaTE6'122526Maryland80
44John RigginsRB6'223032Kansas154
64Ron SaullOG6'225433Michigan State107
67Jerry ScanlanOT6'527024Hawaii30
80Virgil SeayWR5'717023East Mississippi CC; Troy167
74George StarkeROT6'525033Columbia1413
7Joe TheismannQB6'019532Notre Dame1616
83Ricky ThompsonWR6'017627Baylor165
54Kevin TurnerLB6'222523Pacific40
88Rick WalkerTE6'423526Santa Ana JC; UCLA1614
85Don WarrenTE6'424225Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State1616
25Joe WashingtonRB5'1018228Oklahoma1413
58Charlie WeaverLB6'222532Arizona Western JC; Southern California50
45Jeris WhiteLCB5'1118029Hawaii168
39Otis WonsleyRB5'1020524Alcorn State150
99Wilbur YoungRDT6'628532William Penn73
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mark May120TPittsburghfrom LARM
Russ Grimm369CPittsburghfrom MIA/LARM
Tom Flick490QBWashingtonfrom GB
Dexter Manley5119DEOklahoma State
Gary Sayre5132GCameronfrom LARM
Larry Kubin6148LBPenn State
Charlie Brown8201WRSouth Carolina State
Darryl Grant9231GRice
Phil Kessel10257QBNorthern Michigan
Allan Kennedy10267TWashington Statefrom NE/CLE
Jerry Hill11284WRNorth Alabama
Clint Didier12314WRPortland State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7711264913
Opponents Totals64110611140
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:23334136173259722443.398940
Opponents Totals28:37310133152258520641.3108921
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mark Moseley0384290.5193063.3095
John Riggins130000078
Joe Washington70000042
Art Monk60000036
Ricky Thompson40000024
Virgil Seay30000018
Mike Nelms20000012
Joe Theismann20000012
Monte Coleman1000006
Nick Giaquinto1000006
Neal Olkewicz1000006
Rick Walker1000006
Don Warren1000006
Team Totals42384290.5193063.30347
Opponents Totals43384388.4172470.81349
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mark Moseley193063.31/17/86/85/120/1
Team Totals193063.31/17/86/85/120/1
Opponents Totals172470.81/19/102/54/51/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Washington2109164.4324
John Riggins1957143.72413
Wilbur Jackson461834.0140
Joe Theismann361774.9242
Nick Giaquinto17734.3130
Terry Metcalf18603.3120
Rickey Claitt3196.3110
Otis Wonsley3113.770
Rick Walker155.050
Clarence Harmon144.040
Mike Connell100.000
Art Monk1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals53221574.13219
Opponents Totals53221614.15117
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Theismann49629359.118335687.212.279t193.8204.028259330977.3
Tom Flick271348.1121435.311.03300.027.421812533.4
Joe Washington2150.013216.032.03200.000.0003295.8
Team Totals52530758.519637437.112.279t193.6224.230277346675.1
Opponents Totals45221447.321433107.315.558t214.6245.332265304565.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Washington705588.0323
Art Monk5689416.079t6
Terry Metcalf4859512.4520
Don Warren2933511.6321
Ricky Thompson2842315.1574
Virgil Seay2647218.2503
Rick Walker1111210.2241
Clarence Harmon11988.9230
Wilbur Jackson7517.3160
John Riggins6599.8220
Rich Caster57715.4260
Nick Giaquinto55511.0251
Gregg McCrary3134.3120
Otis Wonsley155.050
Jeff Bostic1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals307374312.279t19
Opponents Totals214331015.558t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mark Murphy7689.7290
Joe Lavender45213.0300
Monte Coleman35217.352t1
Tony Peters300.000
Mel Kaufman22512.5250
Neal Olkewicz22211.0121
Dave Butz12626.0260
Mike Nelms133.030
Lemar Parrish111.010
Team Totals2424910.452t2
Opponents Totals2239117.8961
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Connell73292340.0570513388243533.4
Team Totals73292340.0570513388243533.4
Opponents Totals80333841.76201018507263132.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Nelms45149210.975t2
Terry Metcalf40153.8130
Virgil Seay0300
Team Totals49450710.475t2
Opponents Totals50123887.850t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Nelms370109929.7840
Terry Metcalf14028320.2360
Otis Wonsley6012420.7270
Alvin Garrett204020.0210
Virgil Seay203618.0190
Wilbur Jackson203417.0170
Darryl Grant102020.0200
Pete Cronan101818.0180
Rickey Claitt101414.0140
Tony Peters1055.050
Team Totals670167325.0840
Opponents Totals69127518.5430
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jeff Bostic0010100
Perry Brooks0002200
Monte Coleman0001120
Mike Connell2202-80
Brad Dusek0001100
Tom Flick210100
Russ Grimm0010100
Wilbur Jackson200000
Joe Jacoby0010100
Melvin Jones0010100
Karl Lorch0002200
Mat Mendenhall0002200
Terry Metcalf610100
Rich Milot1011180
Mark Murphy0003300
Mike Nelms200000
Lemar Parrish0001100
Tony Peters0010100
John Riggins100000
Joe Theismann710100
Rick Walker0010100
Joe Washington800000
Jeris White0002230
Otis Wonsley100000
Team Totals3221111526150
Opponents Totals32151619353
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