1981 Edmonton Eskimos Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 14-1-1 29
Finishing 1st in the CFL's West Division
Postseason: 2-0 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Hugh Campbell (14-1-1)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1981 Edmonton Eskimos Roster
The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 14 wins and 1 losses and 1 ties for 29 points, finishing first in the CFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-0.
On offense, the Eskimos accumulated 576 points, most in the league. The defense proved to be a force, as Edmonton conceded 277 points, the lowest total in the circuit. Warren Moon triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,959 yards. Brian Kelly snagged 74 passes for 1,665 yards. Waddell Smith and Tom Scott provided receiving help also.
Jim Germany ran for a team-best 861 yards.
The ball-hawking defense led the way with 72 turnovers. Ed Jones and Larry Highbaugh each seized 7 opponent throws. James Parker topped the defensive unit with 18.5 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 72 sacks.
Hugh Campbell coached the team. The 1981 Edmonton Eskimos won the Grey Cup.
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Regular Season Points For: 576
Regular Season Points Against: 277
|July 3, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 47 at Ottawa Rough Riders 21||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|July 11, 1981||Calgary Stampeders 10 at Edmonton Eskimos 30||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|July 19, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 28 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 38||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|July 26, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 33 at Montreal Alouettes 17||W||1-0-0||2-1-0||3-1-0|
|August 1, 1981||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5 at Edmonton Eskimos 41||W||2-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0|
|August 13, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 22 at Toronto Argonauts 12||W||2-0-0||3-1-0||5-1-0|
|August 22, 1981||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10 at Edmonton Eskimos 28||W||3-0-0||3-1-0||6-1-0|
|August 30, 1981||Saskatchewan Roughriders 34 at Edmonton Eskimos 44||W||4-0-0||3-1-0||7-1-0|
|September 7, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 34 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34||T||4-0-0||3-1-1||7-1-1|
|September 13, 1981||BC Lions 21 at Edmonton Eskimos 38||W||5-0-0||3-1-1||8-1-1|
|September 19, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 21 at Calgary Stampeders 10||W||5-0-0||4-1-1||9-1-1|
|September 26, 1981||Montreal Alouettes 11 at Edmonton Eskimos 62||W||6-0-0||4-1-1||10-1-1|
|October 3, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 22 at BC Lions 12||W||6-0-0||5-1-1||11-1-1|
|October 12, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 6 at Edmonton Eskimos 24||W||7-0-0||5-1-1||12-1-1|
|October 18, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 41 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 29||W||7-0-0||6-1-1||13-1-1|
|October 24, 1981||Toronto Argonauts 7 at Edmonton Eskimos 61||W||8-0-0||6-1-1||14-1-1|
|November 15, 1981||BC Lions 16 at Edmonton Eskimos 22||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Western Final|
|November 22, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 23 at Edmonton Eskimos 26||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||Grey Cup #69 Montreal|