1981 Buffalo Bills Schedule & Results

1981 Buffalo Bills schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1981 AFC Wild Card Game
Sun 12/27 1234FINAL
Buffalo (10-6) 1770731
NY Jets (10-5-1) 01031427
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 34-17-268, 4 INT, 2 TD
R. Todd (NYJ), 51-28-377, 4 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 15-83, 1 TD
F. McNeil (NYJ), 12-32
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 7-158, 2 TD
S. Dierking (NYJ), 7-52
1981 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sun 1/3 1234FINAL
Buffalo (10-6) 077721
Cincinnati (12-4) 1407728
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 31-15-202, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 21-14-192, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 15-90, 2 TD
C. Alexander (CIN), 13-72, 2 TD
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 4-98, 1 TD
D. Ross (CIN), 6-71

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
NY Jets (0-1) 00000
Buffalo (1-0) 3721031
Pass
R. Todd (NYJ), 25-16-138, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 24-15-254, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Todd (NYJ), 6-32
J. Cribbs (BUF), 15-61, 1 TD
Rec
J. Barkum (NYJ), 3-25
J. Butler (BUF), 6-123, 1 TD
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Buffalo (2-0) 7147735
Baltimore (1-1) 03003
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 28-16-261, 1 INT, 4 TD
G. Landry (BAL), 17-7-90, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 17-66
C. Dickey (BAL), 14-35
Rec
M. Brammer (BUF), 4-55, 1 TD
R. Carr (BAL), 4-50
Thu 9/17 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (3-0) 737320
Buffalo (2-1) 0140014
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 32-20-240, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 30-14-187, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Montgomery (PHI), 27-125
J. Cribbs (BUF), 22-63, 1 TD
Rec
C. Smith (PHI), 5-64
F. Lewis (BUF), 7-108, 1 TD
Sun 9/27 12345F/OT
Buffalo (2-2) 014010024
Cincinnati (3-1) 010014327
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 45-25-287, 0 INT, 3 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 40-28-328, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 18-48
P. Johnson (CIN), 22-85
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 8-132, 2 TD
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 10-111, 1 TD
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Baltimore (1-4) 0301417
Buffalo (3-2) 1403623
Pass
B. Jones (BAL), 36-22-275, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 29-14-148, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Dickey (BAL), 10-78
J. Cribbs (BUF), 17-159
Rec
D. McCauley (BAL), 5-21
J. Butler (BUF), 4-73, 1 TD
Mon 10/12 1234FINAL
Miami (4-1-1) 077721
Buffalo (4-2) 10210031
Pass
D. Strock (MIA), 44-26-245, 4 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 29-20-338, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Nathan (MIA), 8-59, 1 TD
J. Cribbs (BUF), 16-60
Rec
D. Harris (MIA), 6-92
J. Butler (BUF), 5-82, 2 TD
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
Buffalo (4-3) 077014
NY Jets (3-3-1) 6021633
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 34-15-250, 2 INT, 2 TD
R. Todd (NYJ), 27-17-190, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 9-44
M. Augustyniak (NYJ), 20-80
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 6-109, 1 TD
J. Barkum (NYJ), 5-66, 1 TD
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Denver (5-3) 07007
Buffalo (5-3) 03339
Pass
C. Morton (DEN), 25-10-151, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 42-21-223, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Preston (DEN), 11-26
J. Cribbs (BUF), 24-123
Rec
S. Watson (DEN), 4-91, 1 TD
F. Lewis (BUF), 6-90
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-5) 033713
Buffalo (6-3) 672722
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 37-14-199, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 30-14-297, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 13-39
J. Cribbs (BUF), 23-85
Rec
M. Pruitt (CLE), 4-20
J. Cribbs (BUF), 5-163, 3 TD
Mon 11/9 1234FINAL
Buffalo (6-4) 770014
Dallas (8-2) 7020027
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 42-19-301, 4 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 17-9-219, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
C. Brown (BUF), 8-39
T. Dorsett (DAL), 28-117
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 8-118, 1 TD
D. Cosbie (DAL), 3-54, 1 TD
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Buffalo (6-5) 00000
St. Louis (4-7) 3701424
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 37-21-233, 4 INT, 0 TD
N. Lomax (STL), 23-13-102, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 14-55
O. Anderson (STL), 27-177, 2 TD
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 6-65
O. Anderson (STL), 3-9
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
New England (2-10) 703717
Buffalo (7-5) 3100720
Pass
M. Cavanaugh (NE), 12-6-133, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 34-15-258, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
V. Ferguson (NE), 14-59
R. Leaks (BUF), 19-92
Rec
D. Hasselbeck (NE), 3-41, 1 TD
R. Hooks (BUF), 6-111, 2 TD
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Washington (5-8) 0140014
Buffalo (8-5) 777021
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 34-22-220, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 18-6-76, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Washington (WAS), 16-69
R. Hooks (BUF), 19-109, 2 TD
Rec
J. Washington (WAS), 7-64
J. Butler (BUF), 3-38, 1 TD
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Buffalo (9-5) 7714028
San Diego (8-6) 7143327
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 29-13-248, 0 INT, 0 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 42-28-343, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 14-35, 1 TD
C. Muncie (SD), 22-119, 1 TD
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 5-113
W. Chandler (SD), 7-60, 1 TD
Sun 12/13 1234FINAL
Buffalo (10-5) 1432019
New England (2-13) 070310
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 18-10-151, 0 INT, 1 TD
T. Owen (NE), 14-6-82, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 33-153
S. Cunningham (NE), 11-42
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 4-50
H. Jackson (NE), 5-47
Sat 12/19 1234FINAL
Buffalo (10-6) 03036
Miami (11-4-1) 733316
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 29-14-140, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Woodley (MIA), 21-10-137, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 17-94
D. Woodley (MIA), 15-52
Rec
J. Cribbs (BUF), 4-26
B. Hardy (MIA), 3-55

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Detroit (1-0) 21
Buffalo (0-1) 14
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Cleveland (2-1) 13
Buffalo (0-2) 10
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Buffalo (1-2) 31
Cleveland (2-2) 20
Friday, August 28, 1981 FINAL
Buffalo (2-2) 30
San Diego (2-2) 24

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