1981 New England Patriots

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2-14 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1981 New England Patriots

What was the record of the 1981 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a 2-14 record. They went 2-6 at home and 0-8 on the road.

What division did the 1981 New England Patriots play in?

The 1981 New England Patriots played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1981 New England Patriots?

During the regular season, the 1981 New England Patriots went 0-8 against their AFC East opponents.

What was the 1981 New England Patriots record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 0-2 0% -3
Buffalo Bills 0-2 0% -12
Miami Dolphins 0-2 0% -13
New York Jets 0-2 0% -15

What was the 1981 New England Patriots record by month?

The 1981 New England Patriots had their best month in October, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-3 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 0-4 0% -31
October 2-2 50% +38
November 0-5 0% -34
December 0-3 0% -21

Did the 1981 New England Patriots make the Playoffs?

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

What was the point differential for the 1981 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a point differential of -48. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Patriots could have been expected to have about 6.7 wins, or a 7-9 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 New England Patriots perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1981 New England Patriots went 0-8. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Patriots went 0-6.

How did the 1981 New England Patriots perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1981 New England Patriots went 0-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 New England Patriots?

The 1981 New England Patriots never won more than one consecutive game in the regular season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 New England Patriots?

The longest losing streak that the New England Patriots had during the 1981 regular season was 9 games, which happened once during the season.

1981 New England Patriots Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 6, 1981 vs Baltimore Colts Loss 28 - 29
2 Sun, Sep 13, 1981 @ Philadelphia Eagles Loss 3 - 13
3 Mon, Sep 21, 1981 vs Dallas Cowboys Loss 21 - 35
4 Sun, Sep 27, 1981 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 21 - 27 OT
5 Sun, Oct 4, 1981 vs Kansas City Chiefs Win 33 - 17
6 Sun, Oct 11, 1981 @ New York Jets Loss 24 - 28
7 Sun, Oct 18, 1981 vs Houston Oilers Win 38 - 10
8 Sun, Oct 25, 1981 @ Washington Redskins Loss 22 - 24
9 Sun, Nov 1, 1981 @ Oakland Raiders Loss 17 - 27
10 Sun, Nov 8, 1981 vs Miami Dolphins Loss 27 - 30 OT
11 Sun, Nov 15, 1981 vs New York Jets Loss 6 - 17
12 Sun, Nov 22, 1981 @ Buffalo Bills Loss 17 - 20
13 Sun, Nov 29, 1981 vs St. Louis Cardinals Loss 20 - 27
14 Sun, Dec 6, 1981 @ Miami Dolphins Loss 14 - 24
15 Sun, Dec 13, 1981 vs Buffalo Bills Loss 10 - 19
16 Sun, Dec 20, 1981 @ Baltimore Colts Loss 21 - 23

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