The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

1981 Full Schedule and Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 80 30 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 16 14 1 1 29 576 277 W7 6-0-0
Home 8 8 0 0 16 328 104 W8 6-0-0
Visitor 8 6 1 1 13 248 173 W3 5-0-1
Intra-division 8 7 1 0 14 252 164 W6 6-0-0
Inter-division 8 7 0 1 15 324 113 W3 5-0-1

Full 1981 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)1-0-0 (1)0-0-1 (1)
Montreal Alouettes (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Toronto Argonauts (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Bruce Lemmerman
  • Don Matthews
  • Cal Murphy
  • Dan Daniel

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Attendance

  • Capacity: 43,346
  • High: 48,472
  • Avg: 44,894 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1980 Avg: +2,813
  • Low: 43,346
  • Sellouts: 8
  • % of Capacity: 103.57
  • Variance from League Avg: +15,433

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Team Scoring

19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.31 4.19 +
Average Winning Score 36.71 2.02 +
Average Losing Score 28.00 10.00 +
Average Home Score 41.00 8.00 +
Average Visitor Score 31.00 0.88 +
Average Margin of Victory 22.07 2.99 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.00 -

Stadium

  • 1981 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 43,346
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1980 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 5650106 13390223 652287 7486160 328 (41.0)248 (31.0)576 (36.0)
Opponent 112536 3182113 292756 333972 173 (21.6)104 (13.0)277 (17.3)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (2-1-0) 9 (9-0-0) 3 (2-0-1) 4 (3-1-0)
After 2nd 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-1-1) 14 (14-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-1-1)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-1-1) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-1-1)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 1 (0-1-0) 14 (14-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 1 (0-1-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Warren Moon

Defensive Star

  • 1 – James Parker
  • 1 – Ed Jones
  • 1 – Danny Kepley

Lineman Star

  • 2 – David Boone
Week Game Date Time (CST ) Result Attendance TV
A 3 Fri. June 5 7:00 PM EDM 12 @ CGY 11 W 29,292
B 6 Wed. June 10 6:00 PM EDM 25 @ WPG 16 W 8,405
C 10 Tue. June 16 7:30 PM SSK 1 @ EDM 17 W 43,426
D 17 Fri. June 26 7:30 PM BC 2 @ EDM 26 W 43,346
1 20 Fri. July 3 6:00 PM EDM 47 @ OTT 21 W 22,053 CTV
2 25 Sat. July 11 7:30 PM CGY 10 @ EDM 30 W 43,346 CBCW
3 30 Sun. July 19 2:00 PM EDM 28 @ WPG 38 L 25,785 CTVW
4 34 Sun. July 26 11:30 AM EDM 33 @ MTL 17 W 45,835 CTV
5 37 Sat. Aug. 1 7:00 PM HAM 5 @ EDM 41 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
7 43 Thu. Aug. 13 6:00 PM EDM 22 @ TOR 12 W 38,288 CTVR
8 48 Sat. Aug. 22 7:00 PM WPG 10 @ EDM 28 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
9 54 Sun. Aug. 30 2:00 PM SSK 34 @ EDM 44 W 43,346 CTVW
10 58 Mon. Sept. 7 5:00 PM EDM 34 @ HAM 34 T 30,121 CTV
11 62 Sun. Sept. 13 2:00 PM BC 21 @ EDM 38 W 45,346 CBCW
12 64 Sat. Sept. 19 7:00 PM EDM 21 @ CGY 10 W 34,657 CBC
13 68 Sat. Sept. 26 7:00 PM MTL 11 @ EDM 62 W 48,472 CTV, R/C
14 72 Sat. Oct. 3 9:00 PM EDM 22 @ BC 12 W 29,458 CTVR
15 77 Mon. Oct. 12 11:30 AM OTT 6 @ EDM 24 W 45,805 CBC
16 82 Sun. Oct. 18 2:00 PM EDM 41 @ SSK 29 W 30,312 CBCW
17 84 Sat. Oct. 24 7:00 PM TOR 7 @ EDM 61 W 46,146 CTV
Playoffs Week 2 94 Sun. Nov. 15 3:00 PM BC 16 @ EDM 22 W 52,861 CBC
Grey Cup 95 Sun. Nov. 22 12:30 PM EDM 26 vs OTT 23 W 53,307 CBC, CTV