1981 Chicago Bears Season
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1981 Chicago Bears Season
1981 Chicago Bears season
OwnerGeorge Halas
Head coachNeill Armstrong
General managerJim Finks
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record6-10
Division place5th NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1981 season was the Chicago Bears' 62nd in the National Football League, and their fourth under head coach Neill Armstrong. The team failed to improve on their 7-9 record from 1980 to finish at 6-10, and failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season. At the end of the season, Neill Armstrong was fired by the Bears.

One unusual sidelight to the season was that of the Bears' 6 victories, 4 of them were against opponents in the AFC West; including a 20-17 upset of San Diego in Week 9 and a 35-24 victory that eliminated the Broncos from playoff contention on the final week of the regular season.

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 Green Bay Packers L 16-9
62,411
2 September 13, 1981 at San Francisco 49ers L 28-17
49,520
3 September 20, 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 28-17
60,130
4 September 28, 1981 Los Angeles Rams L 24-7
62,461
5 October 4, 1981 at Minnesota Vikings L 24-21
43,827
6 October 11, 1981 Washington Redskins L 24-7
57,683
7 October 19, 1981 at Detroit Lions L 48-17
71,273
8 October 25, 1981 San Diego Chargers W 20-17
52,906
9 November 1, 1981 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20-10
63,688
10 November 8, 1981 at Kansas City Chiefs W 16-13
60,605
11 November 15, 1981 at Green Bay Packers L 21-17
55,338
12 November 22, 1981 Detroit Lions L 23-7
50,082
13 November 26, 1981 at Dallas Cowboys L 10-9
63,499
14 December 6, 1981 Minnesota Vikings W 10-9
50,766
15 December 13, 1981 at Oakland Raiders W 23-6
40,384
16 December 20, 1981 Denver Broncos W 35-24
40,125

Game summaries

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

1 234Total
Buccaneers 7 073 17
• Bears 0 1477 28

[1]

Week 8

1 234OTTotal
Chargers 0 30140 17
• Bears 7 3073 20
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 39 °F; wind 9
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • Television network: NBC

[2]

Week 15

Week 16

1 234Total
Broncos 3 0147 24
• Bears 0 14147 35

[3]

Standings

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Dec-11.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-18.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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