The Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Season

Season Summary

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
   Divisional opponent 8 7 1 0 14 252 164 W6 6-0-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 7 0 1 15 324 113 W3 5-0-1

Full 1981 League Standings

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Jun 5 9:00 PM
EDM 12 @ CGY 11 W 29,292  
B
Wed Jun 10 8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ WPG 16 W 8,405  
C
Tue Jun 16 9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ EDM 17 W 43,426  
D
Fri Jun 26 9:30 PM
BC 2 @ EDM 26 W 43,346  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 3 8:00 PM
EDM 47 @ OTT 21 W 22,053 CTV
2
Sat Jul 11 9:30 PM
CGY 10 @ EDM 30 W 43,346 CBCW
3
Sun Jul 19 4:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 38 L 25,785 CTVW
4
Sun Jul 26 1:30 PM
EDM 33 @ MTL 17 W 45,835 CTV
5
Sat Aug 1 9:00 PM
HAM 5 @ EDM 41 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
7
Thu Aug 13 8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ TOR 12 W 38,288 CTVR
8
Sat Aug 22 9:00 PM
WPG 10 @ EDM 28 W 43,346 CBC, R/C
9
Sun Aug 30 4:00 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 44 W 43,346 CTVW
10
Mon Sep 7 7:00 PM
EDM 34 @ HAM 34 T 30,121 CTV
11
Sun Sep 13 4:00 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 38 W 45,346 CBCW
12
Sat Sep 19 9:00 PM
EDM 21 @ CGY 10 W 34,657 CBC
13
Sat Sep 26 9:00 PM
MTL 11 @ EDM 62 W 48,472 CTV, R/C
14
Sat Oct 3 11:00 PM
EDM 22 @ BC 12 W 29,458 CTVR
15
Mon Oct 12 1:30 PM
OTT 6 @ EDM 24 W 45,805 CBC
16
Sun Oct 18 4:00 PM
EDM 41 @ SSK 29 W 30,312 CBCW
17
Sat Oct 24 9:00 PM
TOR 7 @ EDM 61 W 46,146 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 15 4:00 PM
BC 16 @ EDM 22 W 52,861 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 22 1:30 PM
EDM 26 vs OTT 23 W 53,307 CBC, CTV

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.563 4-0-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.336 4-0-0 (4) 3-0-1 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125

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

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

Edmonton Eskimos 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Warren Moon

Defensive Star

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

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 All-Star Selections

10 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jim Germany
WR Brian Kelly
T Bill Stevenson
T Hector Pothier
DT Dave Fennell
DE David Boone, Jr.
MLB Dan Kepley
OLB James “Quick” Parker
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones
P Hank Ilesic
10 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Germany
WR Brian Kelly*
T Hector Pothier
T Bill Stevenson
DT Dave Fennell
DE David Boone, Jr.
MLB Dan Kepley
OLB James “Quick” Parker
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones*
P Hank Ilesic

* – indicates unanimous selection

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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

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