1981 San Diego Chargers Schedule & Results

1981 San Diego Chargers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
St. Louis (1-0) 12
San Diego (0-1) 10
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
San Diego (1-1) 31
San Francisco (1-1) 28
Friday, August 21, 1981 FINAL
Los Angeles (1-2) 29
San Diego (2-1) 33
Friday, August 28, 1981 FINAL
Buffalo (2-2) 30
San Diego (2-2) 24

Regular Season

Mon 9/7 1234FINAL
San Diego (1-0) 1010141044
Cleveland (0-1) 077014
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 25-19-330, 0 INT, 3 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 57-31-375, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 24-161, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 8-30
Rec
C. Joiner (SD), 6-191
G. Pruitt (CLE), 7-86, 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
San Diego (3-0) 14147742
Kansas City (2-1) 7714331
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 43-22-284, 3 INT, 3 TD
B. Kenney (KC), 41-22-303, 5 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 17-93, 2 TD
J. Delaney (KC), 9-66
Rec
C. Muncie (SD), 9-85
J. Smith (KC), 9-140
Sun 9/27 1234FINAL
San Diego (3-1) 00101424
Denver (3-1) 2177742
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 47-26-298, 3 INT, 2 TD
C. Morton (DEN), 18-17-308, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
J. Brooks (SD), 7-41
L. Canada (DEN), 8-43
Rec
K. Winslow (SD), 10-106, 1 TD
S. Watson (DEN), 8-178, 2 TD
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Seattle (1-4) 070310
San Diego (4-1) 0107724
Pass
J. Zorn (SEA), 34-16-229, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 41-30-302, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
J. Zorn (SEA), 6-29
J. Cappelletti (SD), 14-85
Rec
S. Largent (SEA), 5-118, 1 TD
C. Williams (SD), 10-89
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
San Diego (5-2) 71671343
Baltimore (1-6) 707014
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 43-26-298, 0 INT, 3 TD
B. Jones (BAL), 37-20-255, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Brooks (SD), 14-72
C. Dickey (BAL), 6-32
Rec
C. Joiner (SD), 6-82, 1 TD
R. McMillan (BAL), 6-60
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
Kansas City (6-3) 707620
San Diego (6-3) 7120322
Pass
B. Kenney (KC), 22-13-190, 0 INT, 1 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 39-24-297, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Delaney (KC), 23-117
C. Muncie (SD), 16-63, 2 TD
Rec
J. Smith (KC), 5-92
J. Brooks (SD), 6-62
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (7-3) 10210940
San Diego (6-4) 0100717
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 28-18-288, 1 INT, 2 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 40-20-352, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 20-42, 1 TD
C. Muncie (SD), 17-90
Rec
I. Curtis (CIN), 8-147, 1 TD
W. Chandler (SD), 10-194, 2 TD
Mon 11/16 1234FINAL
San Diego (6-5) 7100623
Seattle (4-7) 02414644
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 34-20-252, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Zorn (SEA), 22-11-212, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 20-151, 2 TD
T. Brown (SEA), 18-83, 2 TD
Rec
J. Brooks (SD), 9-90
S. Largent (SEA), 3-44
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
San Diego (7-5) 72120755
Oakland (5-7) 7140021
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 44-28-296, 1 INT, 6 TD
M. Wilson (OAK), 24-12-203, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Brooks (SD), 17-97
K. King (OAK), 8-21
Rec
K. Winslow (SD), 13-144, 5 TD
D. Jensen (OAK), 4-34
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Denver (8-5) 0100717
San Diego (8-5) 14137034
Pass
C. Morton (DEN), 31-19-270, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 29-19-256, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Parros (DEN), 5-36
C. Muncie (SD), 18-75, 4 TD
Rec
T. Reed (DEN), 6-30
W. Chandler (SD), 4-111
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
San Diego (9-6) 7701024
Tampa Bay (8-7) 7031323
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 49-33-351, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 35-22-321, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Brooks (SD), 17-50, 1 TD
J. Owens (TB), 11-61
Rec
W. Chandler (SD), 8-112
J. Wilder (TB), 6-78
Mon 12/21 1234FINAL
Oakland (7-9) 037010
San Diego (10-6) 7103323
Pass
M. Wilson (OAK), 34-12-219, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 27-14-222, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Wilson (OAK), 4-31
C. Muncie (SD), 28-94
Rec
B. Chandler (OAK), 6-128
C. Joiner (SD), 6-94, 1 TD

Postseason

1981 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 1/2 12345F/OT
San Diego (10-6) 24077341
Miami (11-4-1) 017147038
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 53-33-433, 1 INT, 3 TD
D. Strock (MIA), 43-29-403, 1 INT, 4 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 24-120, 1 TD
T. Nathan (MIA), 14-48, 1 TD
Rec
K. Winslow (SD), 13-166, 1 TD
T. Nathan (MIA), 9-114, 1 TD
1981 AFC Championship Game
Sun 1/10 1234FINAL
San Diego (10-6) 07007
Cincinnati (12-4) 1073727
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 28-15-185, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 22-14-161, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 23-94
P. Johnson (CIN), 21-80, 1 TD
Rec
W. Chandler (SD), 6-79
D. Ross (CIN), 5-69

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