1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule & Results

1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1981 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 1/2 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-7) 00000
Dallas (12-4) 01021738
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 29-10-187, 4 INT, 0 TD
D. White (DAL), 26-15-143, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Owens (TB), 12-40
T. Dorsett (DAL), 16-86, 1 TD
Rec
T. Bell (TB), 3-36
T. Dorsett (DAL), 4-48

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
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (1-1) 730010
Kansas City (2-0) 733619
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 43-20-294, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Kenney (KC), 25-12-99, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Bell (TB), 8-9
J. Delaney (KC), 13-57
Rec
R. Bell (TB), 6-70
C. Carson (KC), 2-35
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
Sun 9/27 1234FINAL
St. Louis (1-3) 037010
Tampa Bay (2-2) 6001420
Pass
J. Hart (STL), 18-11-91, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 30-17-162, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 20-97
J. Wilder (TB), 15-76
Rec
O. Anderson (STL), 3-8
J. Wilder (TB), 9-72
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
Tampa Bay (4-2) 0714021
Green Bay (2-4) 700310
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 23-15-199, 1 INT, 1 TD
L. Dickey (GB), 33-19-219, 4 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 22-84
H. Huckleby (GB), 12-57
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 6-85, 1 TD
G. Ellis (GB), 6-48
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (4-3) 007916
Oakland (3-4) 1230318
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 30-16-335, 0 INT, 2 TD
M. Wilson (OAK), 34-17-176, 3 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 9-14
K. King (OAK), 17-87
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 4-76, 1 TD
D. Ramsey (OAK), 6-49
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (4-4) 700310
Philadelphia (7-1) 0701320
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 45-19-243, 3 INT, 0 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 15-9-121, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 13-65
W. Montgomery (PHI), 22-119, 1 TD
Rec
K. House (TB), 6-79
C. Smith (PHI), 3-68
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
J. Eckwood (TB), 3-23
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
Denver (8-3) 7071024
Tampa Bay (5-6) 00707
Pass
C. Morton (DEN), 14-10-73, 0 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 31-14-189, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Parros (DEN), 12-54
J. Eckwood (TB), 8-25
Rec
D. Preston (DEN), 6-46
J. Giles (TB), 4-56
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
Green Bay (5-7) 00033
Tampa Bay (6-6) 32401037
Pass
R. Campbell (GB), 30-15-168, 4 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 23-12-148, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
G. Ellis (GB), 12-55
J. Owens (TB), 16-112, 1 TD
Rec
G. Ellis (GB), 11-76
J. Giles (TB), 4-53, 1 TD
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (7-6) 01071431
New Orleans (4-9) 770014
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 24-16-218, 1 INT, 2 TD
A. Manning (NO), 23-16-162, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Owens (TB), 17-50, 1 TD
G. Rogers (NO), 23-120, 1 TD
Rec
K. House (TB), 6-107, 1 TD
J. Holmes (NO), 7-35
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Atlanta (7-7) 367723
Tampa Bay (8-6) 773724
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 34-24-237, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 29-19-336, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 17-80, 2 TD
J. Eckwood (TB), 11-54, 1 TD
Rec
W. Andrews (ATL), 13-98
J. Wilder (TB), 6-96
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
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

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (1-0) 24
Tampa Bay (0-1) 17
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
New England (2-0) 17
Tampa Bay (0-2) 16
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Houston (1-2) 17
Tampa Bay (1-2) 27
Friday, August 28, 1981 FINAL
Tampa Bay (1-3) 7
Atlanta (2-3) 27

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