The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Full Schedule/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

1981 Edmonton Eskimos 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 10.00 2.00 +

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

Lineman Star

  • 2 – David Boone

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Player Awards and Nominations

1981 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Warren Moon (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Dan Kepley (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Hector Pothier (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dale Potter (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Gary Hayes (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Rob Logan (DE) Waterloo
2–9 (18) Mike Reid (C) Ottawa
3–9 (27) Scott Essery (TE) Windsor
4–9 (36) Ron Lammers (DL) Alberta
5–9 (45) Robin Lawrence (DB) Alberta
6–9 (54) Wyatt Wishart (DT) Concordia
7–9 (63) Craig Mallender (RB) Windsor
Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Fri. June 5
9:00 PM
EDM 12 @ CGY 11 W 29,292
B 6
Wed. June 10
8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ WPG 16 W 8,405
C 10
Tue. June 16
9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ EDM 17 W 43,426
D 17
Fri. June 26
9:30 PM
BC 2 @ EDM 26 W 43,346
1 20
Fri. July 3
8:00 PM
EDM 47 @ OTT 21 W 22,053 CTV
2 25
Sat. July 11
9:30 PM
CGY 10 @ EDM 30 W 43,346 CBCW
3 30
Sun. July 19
4:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 38 L 25,785 CTVW
4 34
Sun. July 26
1:30 PM
EDM 33 @ MTL 17 W 45,835 CTV
5 37
Sat. Aug. 1
9:00 PM
HAM 5 @ EDM 41 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
7 43
Thu. Aug. 13
8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ TOR 12 W 38,288 CTVR
8 48
Sat. Aug. 22
9:00 PM
WPG 10 @ EDM 28 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
9 54
Sun. Aug. 30
4:00 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 44 W 43,346 CTVW
10 58
Mon. Sept. 7
7:00 PM
EDM 34 @ HAM 34 T 30,121 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 13
4:00 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 38 W 45,346 CBCW
12 64
Sat. Sept. 19
9:00 PM
EDM 21 @ CGY 10 W 34,657 CBC
13 68
Sat. Sept. 26
9:00 PM
MTL 11 @ EDM 62 W 48,472 CTV, R/C
14 72
Sat. Oct. 3
11:00 PM
EDM 22 @ BC 12 W 29,458 CTVR
15 77
Mon. Oct. 12
1:30 PM
OTT 6 @ EDM 24 W 45,805 CBC
16 82
Sun. Oct. 18
4:00 PM
EDM 41 @ SSK 29 W 30,312 CBCW
17 84
Sat. Oct. 24
9:00 PM
TOR 7 @ EDM 61 W 46,146 CTV
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 15
4:00 PM
BC 16 @ EDM 22 W 52,861 CBC
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 22
1:30 PM
EDM 26 vs OTT 23 W 53,307 CBC, CTV