1981 Chicago Bears Schedule & Results

1981 Chicago Bears schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
Green Bay (1-0) 760316
Chicago (0-1) 00639
Pass
L. Dickey (GB), 23-10-165, 1 INT, 0 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 35-17-185, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
G. Ellis (GB), 17-94, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 19-81, 1 TD
Rec
J. Lofton (GB), 5-84
B. Baschnagel (CHI), 4-67
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Chicago (0-2) 0107017
San Francisco (1-1) 777728
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 33-19-216, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Montana (SF), 32-20-287, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 27-97, 1 TD
R. Patton (SF), 14-67, 1 TD
Rec
R. Watts (CHI), 5-74
D. Clark (SF), 6-81
Sun 9/20 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (1-2) 707317
Chicago (1-2) 0147728
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 40-17-324, 2 INT, 1 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 23-13-126, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 23-114
W. Payton (CHI), 21-64
Rec
K. House (TB), 6-91, 1 TD
M. Suhey (CHI), 4-19
Mon 9/28 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (2-2) 737724
Chicago (1-3) 00077
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 29-13-210, 0 INT, 0 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 12-7-108, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 17-68, 2 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 17-45
Rec
W. Tyler (LA), 4-43
W. Payton (CHI), 7-111
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Chicago (1-4) 077721
Minnesota (3-2) 1077024
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 43-26-307, 1 INT, 2 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 38-20-223, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 20-49
T. Brown (MIN), 24-97, 1 TD
Rec
K. Margerum (CHI), 10-140
R. Young (MIN), 5-60
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Washington (1-5) 1070724
Chicago (1-5) 00077
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 25-12-83, 1 INT, 0 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 37-8-131, 4 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Riggins (WAS), 23-126, 2 TD
M. Suhey (CHI), 9-25
Rec
J. Washington (WAS), 3-5
B. Baschnagel (CHI), 4-72
Mon 10/19 1234FINAL
Chicago (1-6) 770317
Detroit (3-4) 101771448
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 31-18-298, 1 INT, 1 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 25-14-336, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 19-89, 1 TD
R. Kane (DET), 20-101
Rec
M. Anderson (CHI), 6-176, 1 TD
D. Hill (DET), 3-29, 1 TD
Sun 10/25 12345F/OT
San Diego (5-3) 03014017
Chicago (2-6) 7307320
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 43-13-295, 2 INT, 2 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 39-17-219, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Brooks (SD), 7-39
W. Payton (CHI), 36-107, 1 TD
Rec
C. Joiner (SD), 5-124, 1 TD
B. Baschnagel (CHI), 5-80
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-7) 300710
Tampa Bay (5-4) 0107320
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 36-21-239, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 21-9-192, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-92, 1 TD
J. Eckwood (TB), 21-110
Rec
K. Margerum (CHI), 6-78
K. House (TB), 3-73, 1 TD
Sun 11/8 12345F/OT
Chicago (3-7) 7303316
Kansas City (6-4) 3307013
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 30-7-77, 0 INT, 1 TD
S. Fuller (KC), 20-7-88, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 21-70
B. Jackson (KC), 14-56
Rec
K. Margerum (CHI), 4-48
H. Marshall (KC), 4-48, 1 TD
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-8) 1000717
Green Bay (5-6) 7140021
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 29-13-114, 3 INT, 0 TD
D. Whitehurst (GB), 31-11-140, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-105, 1 TD
H. Huckleby (GB), 17-71
Rec
M. Suhey (CHI), 4-11
J. Lofton (GB), 5-80
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
Detroit (6-6) 367723
Chicago (3-9) 07007
Pass
E. Hipple (DET), 29-10-145, 1 INT, 0 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 19-4-21, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 22-117
W. Payton (CHI), 13-37
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 3-68
M. Suhey (CHI), 3-10
Thu 11/26 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-10) 03069
Dallas (10-3) 300710
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 18-6-60, 1 INT, 0 TD
G. Carano (DAL), 15-6-131, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 38-179
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-72
Rec
B. Williams (CHI), 2-28
T. Hill (DAL), 4-117
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Minnesota (7-7) 00099
Chicago (4-10) 030710
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 36-21-268, 2 INT, 1 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 7-3-84, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 16-38
W. Payton (CHI), 33-112
Rec
S. White (MIN), 8-112
M. Suhey (CHI), 2-12
Sun 12/13 1234FINAL
Chicago (5-10) 7014223
Oakland (7-8) 60006
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 32-15-240, 1 INT, 3 TD
M. Wilson (OAK), 38-17-240, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Harper (CHI), 15-49
A. Whittington (OAK), 9-32
Rec
R. Watts (CHI), 5-90, 2 TD
M. Barnwell (OAK), 4-54
Sun 12/20 1234FINAL
Denver (10-6) 3014724
Chicago (6-10) 01414735
Pass
S. DeBerg (DEN), 26-14-190, 0 INT, 2 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 20-10-118, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
D. Preston (DEN), 6-25
W. Payton (CHI), 19-62
Rec
S. Watson (DEN), 6-82
W. Payton (CHI), 3-42, 2 TD

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
NY Giants (1-0) 23
Chicago (0-1) 7
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Chicago (0-2) 0
Kansas City (1-1) 13
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (2-1) 21
Chicago (1-2) 24
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
Chicago (2-2) 31
St. Louis (3-1) 27

RELATED PAGES
1981 NFL Season
Summary, Standings, Scores, Statistics, Team Statistics, Draft

1981 Chicago Bears
Roster, Stats, Draft