1981 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1981 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Detroit (1-0) 21
Buffalo (0-1) 14
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (2-0) 30
Detroit (1-1) 20
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Miami (3-0) 31
Detroit (1-2) 27
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
Detroit (1-3) 17
New Orleans (3-1) 20

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
San Francisco (0-1) 0301417
Detroit (1-0) 01001424
Pass
J. Montana (SF), 28-18-195, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 27-16-196, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Patton (SF), 15-72, 1 TD
B. Sims (DET), 21-59, 1 TD
Rec
F. Solomon (SF), 8-94, 1 TD
B. Sims (DET), 5-66, 1 TD
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-1) 30101023
San Diego (2-0) 7071428
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 26-18-213, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 25-18-316, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 23-98, 1 TD
C. Muncie (SD), 15-36, 2 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 6-84
C. Joiner (SD), 7-166
Sun 9/20 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-2) 0147324
Minnesota (1-2) 7106326
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 26-14-232, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 42-25-333, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 27-112, 2 TD
T. Brown (MIN), 18-77, 1 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 5-113
T. Brown (MIN), 9-115, 1 TD
Sun 9/27 1234FINAL
Oakland (2-2) 00000
Detroit (2-2) 0301316
Pass
J. Plunkett (OAK), 21-11-102, 1 INT, 0 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 16-8-65, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Jensen (OAK), 19-65
B. Sims (DET), 21-133, 1 TD
Rec
C. Branch (OAK), 4-49
D. Hill (DET), 4-34
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-3) 1000010
Tampa Bay (3-2) 01401428
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 25-14-153, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 29-13-168, 1 INT, 4 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 24-75
J. Eckwood (TB), 16-21
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 5-97, 1 TD
J. Wilder (TB), 4-65, 1 TD
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-4) 7140021
Denver (5-1) 1073727
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 16-7-72, 1 INT, 0 TD
C. Morton (DEN), 18-13-283, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 28-185, 2 TD
R. Parros (DEN), 20-77
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 2-22
S. Watson (DEN), 5-182, 2 TD
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 1234FINAL
Green Bay (2-6) 7310727
Detroit (4-4) 7107731
Pass
D. Whitehurst (GB), 36-20-243, 1 INT, 1 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 36-20-271, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
G. Ellis (GB), 11-32, 1 TD
R. Kane (DET), 21-80, 1 TD
Rec
G. Ellis (GB), 7-89, 1 TD
D. Hill (DET), 9-98, 1 TD
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-5) 1030013
Los Angeles (5-4) 7001320
Pass
E. Hipple (DET), 25-7-193, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Rutledge (LA), 12-9-145, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 14-66
W. Tyler (LA), 16-136, 2 TD
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 3-67, 1 TD
P. Dennard (LA), 6-119
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-6) 71401031
Washington (4-6) 101031033
Pass
E. Hipple (DET), 22-14-282, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 31-19-287, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 21-159, 2 TD
J. Washington (WAS), 27-144, 2 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 8-156, 1 TD
V. Seay (WAS), 8-145
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Dallas (8-3) 7100724
Detroit (5-6) 07101027
Pass
D. White (DAL), 30-20-244, 2 INT, 3 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 23-13-264, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 15-55
B. Sims (DET), 23-119, 1 TD
Rec
R. Springs (DAL), 5-56
D. Hill (DET), 4-92
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
Kansas City (8-5) 703010
Detroit (7-6) 7103727
Pass
S. Fuller (KC), 17-10-131, 0 INT, 0 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 22-10-132, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Delaney (KC), 17-77
B. Sims (DET), 20-64, 1 TD
Rec
J. Smith (KC), 5-61
F. Scott (DET), 3-71, 1 TD
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Detroit (7-7) 377017
Green Bay (7-7) 01471031
Pass
E. Hipple (DET), 33-17-240, 2 INT, 0 TD
L. Dickey (GB), 31-20-279, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
B. Sims (DET), 20-64, 1 TD
G. Ellis (GB), 13-46
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 5-89
J. Jefferson (GB), 8-113
Sat 12/12 1234FINAL
Minnesota (7-8) 07007
Detroit (8-7) 14177745
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 42-17-155, 2 INT, 1 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 21-13-188, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 15-55
B. Sims (DET), 13-110, 1 TD
Rec
S. White (MIN), 5-66
L. Thompson (DET), 4-69, 1 TD
Sun 12/20 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-7) 3701020
Detroit (8-8) 073717
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 19-8-172, 0 INT, 1 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 28-18-205, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Owens (TB), 17-61
B. Sims (DET), 19-76
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 2-19
D. Bussey (DET), 4-32

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