1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: John McKay (9-7)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Results

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Tampa Bay chalked up 315 points, while the miserly defensive unit conceded 268. Doug Williams triggered the aerial attack, throwing for 3,563 yards. Kevin House caught 56 balls for 1,176 yards, while Jimmie Giles and James Wilder were targeted regularly as well.

Jerry Eckwood rushed for a team-high 651 yards for the Buccaneers.

Cedric Brown picked off 9 opponent throws.

John McKay coached the team. The 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Doug Williams47123850.535637.6194.0143.0841813576.8
Chuck Fusina11100.022.01100.000.0200118.8
Kevin House100.
Jerry Eckwood000000110.0
Totals47323950.535657.5204.2143.084 19136


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerry Eckwood1726513.859 2
James Owens914064.535 3
James Wilder1073703.523 4
Doug Williams482094.429 4
Ricky Bell30802.70
Kevin House294.50
Theo Bell177.00
Tony Davis252.50
Chuck Fusina331.00
Tom Blanchard100.00
Larry Swider1-9-9.0-9 0
Totals45817313.859 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kevin House56117621.084 9
James Wilder4850710.638 1
Jimmie Giles4578617.581 6
Jerry Eckwood242138.933 0
Theo Bell2131815.158 2
Gordon Jones2027613.844 1
James Owens1214512.135 0
Ricky Bell89211.522 0
Jim Obradovich44210.516 1
Gerald Carter11010.010 0
Totals239356514.984 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bill Capece323093.8241562.575
Garo Yepremian66100.04250.012


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Larry Swider58247642.762
Tom Blanchard2289940.958

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Theo Bell271324.913 0
John Holt910011.156 0
Neal Colzie2126.012 0
Totals382446.456 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Owens2447319.734 0
John Holt1127424.940 0
Gary Davis58116.221 0
Tony Davis35117.021 0
James Wilder11919.019 0
Jim Obradovich11414.014 0
Scot Brantley100.00
Totals4691219.840 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cedric Brown921523.981 2
Mike Washington615626.034 1
Neal Colzie611018.382 1
Cecil Johnson58416.836 0
Hugh Green25628.050 0
Dave Lewis2126.010 0
John Holt11313.013 0
Scot Brantley122.00
Totals3264820.282 4

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bill Capece1530075
Kevin House0900054
Jimmie Giles600036
James Wilder41000030
Doug Williams400024
James Owens30000018
Cedric Brown200012
Theo Bell02000012
Jerry Eckwood2000012
Garo Yepremian26012
Jim Obradovich100006
Gordon Jones10006
Mike Washington10006
Neal Colzie010006
David Logan10006