1981 Minnesota Vikings

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7-9 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1981 Minnesota Vikings

What was the record of the 1981 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a 7-9 record. They went 5-3 at home and 2-6 on the road.

What division did the 1981 Minnesota Vikings play in?

The 1981 Minnesota Vikings played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1981 Minnesota Vikings?

During the regular season, the 1981 Minnesota Vikings went 4-4 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1981 Minnesota Vikings record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1 50% +7
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% +5
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% +2
Detroit Lions 1-1 50% -36

What was the 1981 Minnesota Vikings record by month?

The 1981 Minnesota Vikings had their best month in October, when they went 3-1 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-3 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-2 50% -15
October 3-1 75% +4
November 2-3 40% +10
December 0-3 0% -43

Did the 1981 Minnesota Vikings make the Playoffs?

No, the Vikings didn't make the Playoffs in 1981.

What was the point differential for the 1981 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a point differential of -44. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Vikings could have been expected to have about 6.8 wins, or a 7-9 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 Minnesota Vikings perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1981 Minnesota Vikings went 3-5. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Vikings went 3-3.

How did the 1981 Minnesota Vikings perform in overtime games?

The 1981 Minnesota Vikings did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 Minnesota Vikings was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Vikings had during the 1981 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1981 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sat, Sep 5, 1981 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 13 - 21
2 Mon, Sep 14, 1981 vs Oakland Raiders Loss 10 - 36
3 Sun, Sep 20, 1981 vs Detroit Lions Win 26 - 24
4 Sun, Sep 27, 1981 @ Green Bay Packers Win 30 - 13
5 Sun, Oct 4, 1981 vs Chicago Bears Win 24 - 21
6 Sun, Oct 11, 1981 @ San Diego Chargers Win 33 - 31
7 Sun, Oct 18, 1981 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 35 - 23
8 Sun, Oct 25, 1981 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 17 - 30
9 Mon, Nov 2, 1981 @ Denver Broncos Loss 17 - 19
10 Sun, Nov 8, 1981 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 25 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 15, 1981 vs New Orleans Saints Win 20 - 10
12 Mon, Nov 23, 1981 @ Atlanta Falcons Loss 30 - 31
13 Sun, Nov 29, 1981 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 23 - 35
14 Sun, Dec 6, 1981 @ Chicago Bears Loss 9 - 10
15 Sat, Dec 12, 1981 @ Detroit Lions Loss 7 - 45
16 Sun, Dec 20, 1981 vs Kansas City Chiefs Loss 6 - 10

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