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Year in Review - 1981
March 2, Owner Shift

Townsend Martin sold his 25 percent interest in the Jets to Leon Hess, who assumed 75 percent ownership of the club. Helen Dillon remained at 25 percent.

December 20, Return To Playoffs

With their 28-3 victory over Green Bay at Shea, the Jets finished 10-5-1 and clinched their first playoff berth since 1969.

December 20, Sackmasters

In that Packers pummeling, the Jets added nine more sacks to finish the season with 66, at the time one shy of the NFL record. DEs Joe Klecko and Mark Gastineau, the leaders of the New York Sack Exchange, unofficially finished 1-2 in the NFL with 20.5 and 20 sacks respectively.

December 27, Bills Come Due

After fighting back from a 24-0 deficit, the Jets’ dreams died when Buffalo’s Bill Simpson intercepted a Richard Todd pass on his 2 in the final 10 seconds to secure the Bills' 31-27 Wild-Card win at Shea.

All-Time Roster

1981 New York Jets
Regular Season Record: 10-5-1
09/06/81 @ Buffalo 0-31 Stats
09/13/81 Cincinnati 30-31 Stats
09/20/81 @ Pittsburgh 10-38 Stats
09/27/81 Houston 33-17 Stats
10/04/81 @ Miami 28-28 Stats
10/11/81 New England 28-24 Stats
10/18/81 Buffalo 33-14 Stats
10/25/81 Seattle 3-19 Stats
11/01/81 @ New York 26-7 Stats
11/15/81 @ New England 17-6 Stats
11/19/81 Baltimore 25-0 Stats
11/22/81 Miami 16-15 Stats
11/29/81 Baltimore 25-0 Stats
12/06/81 @ Seattle 23-27 Stats
12/12/81 @ Cleveland 14-13 Stats
12/20/81 Green Bay 28-3 Stats
Post Season Record: 0-1-0
12/27/81 Buffalo 27-31 Stats
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1981 Pro Bowlers
C Joe Fields
DE Mark Gastineau
DE-DT Joe Klecko
T Marvin Powell
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1981 Awards
MARTIN Richard Todd
   
   
   
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