1981 Minnesota Vikings Schedule & Results

1981 Minnesota Vikings schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Miami (1-0) 20
Minnesota (0-1) 6
Friday, August 14, 1981 FINAL
Minnesota (0-2) 13
Washington (2-0) 27
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Atlanta (1-3) 19
Minnesota (1-2) 20
Thursday, August 27, 1981 FINAL
Minnesota (1-3) 31
Los Angeles (2-2) 34

Regular Season

Sat 9/5 1234FINAL
Minnesota (0-1) 006713
Tampa Bay (1-0) 7001421
Pass
S. Dils (MIN), 62-37-361, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 22-8-108, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 20-79
J. Eckwood (TB), 6-36
Rec
T. Brown (MIN), 12-77
K. House (TB), 3-74, 1 TD
Mon 9/14 1234FINAL
Oakland (1-1) 31371336
Minnesota (0-2) 073010
Pass
J. Plunkett (OAK), 24-11-109, 1 INT, 2 TD
S. Dils (MIN), 40-17-246, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
K. King (OAK), 14-79
J. Redwine (MIN), 4-20
Rec
M. Bradshaw (OAK), 3-27, 1 TD
S. White (MIN), 7-140
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
Minnesota (2-2) 02010030
Green Bay (1-3) 1003013
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 34-19-253, 0 INT, 2 TD
L. Dickey (GB), 33-19-251, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 21-109
J. Jensen (GB), 7-35
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 5-66, 1 TD
J. Lofton (GB), 8-101, 1 TD
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
S. White (MIN), 5-44
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Minnesota (4-2) 01410933
San Diego (4-2) 7710731
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 43-27-444, 2 INT, 4 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 38-20-310, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 21-68
C. Muncie (SD), 21-102, 2 TD
Rec
J. Senser (MIN), 7-100
C. Joiner (SD), 6-97, 1 TD
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (6-1) 6301423
Minnesota (5-2) 0217735
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 44-29-330, 2 INT, 2 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 46-24-257, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
W. Montgomery (PHI), 16-62, 1 TD
T. Brown (MIN), 22-92, 1 TD
Rec
W. Montgomery (PHI), 10-143, 1 TD
T. Brown (MIN), 10-82
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Minnesota (5-3) 037717
St. Louis (3-5) 13071030
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 55-25-343, 2 INT, 2 TD
J. Hart (STL), 26-13-191, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 13-55
O. Anderson (STL), 23-77
Rec
S. White (MIN), 7-120, 2 TD
P. Tilley (STL), 5-98, 1 TD
Mon 11/2 1234FINAL
Minnesota (5-4) 0301417
Denver (6-3) 0331319
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 36-22-230, 1 INT, 0 TD
C. Morton (DEN), 28-16-201, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 14-47
R. Parros (DEN), 12-65
Rec
J. Senser (MIN), 6-73
R. Upchurch (DEN), 5-32
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-5) 003710
Minnesota (6-4) 3137225
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 27-13-154, 0 INT, 1 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 41-24-228, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Williams (TB), 3-20
T. Brown (MIN), 31-129, 1 TD
Rec
G. Jones (TB), 5-59
T. Brown (MIN), 8-48
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
New Orleans (3-8) 030710
Minnesota (7-4) 01010020
Pass
D. Wilson (NO), 39-19-244, 2 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 40-19-287, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
G. Rogers (NO), 31-97, 1 TD
T. Brown (MIN), 16-54, 1 TD
Rec
J. Groth (NO), 4-62
J. Senser (MIN), 7-92, 1 TD
Mon 11/23 1234FINAL
Minnesota (7-5) 7140930
Atlanta (6-6) 70141031
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 47-24-330, 4 INT, 4 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 32-21-213, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 16-108
W. Andrews (ATL), 22-91
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 9-151, 2 TD
L. Cain (ATL), 6-52
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Green Bay (6-7) 01414735
Minnesota (7-6) 1406323
Pass
L. Dickey (GB), 33-18-294, 2 INT, 3 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 55-38-384, 5 INT, 2 TD
Rush
G. Ellis (GB), 19-77
T. Brown (MIN), 11-28, 1 TD
Rec
J. Lofton (GB), 7-159, 1 TD
J. Senser (MIN), 11-98, 1 TD
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
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
J. Senser (MIN), 5-41, 1 TD
L. Thompson (DET), 4-69, 1 TD
Sun 12/20 1234FINAL
Kansas City (9-7) 307010
Minnesota (7-9) 30306
Pass
S. Fuller (KC), 16-12-145, 1 INT, 1 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 38-17-177, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Jackson (KC), 25-102
T. Galbreath (MIN), 11-55
Rec
J. Smith (KC), 5-39
T. Galbreath (MIN), 7-60

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