1981 Atlanta Falcons Schedule & Results

1981 Atlanta Falcons schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
New Orleans (0-1) 00000
Atlanta (1-0) 777627
Pass
A. Manning (NO), 28-15-122, 0 INT, 0 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 25-16-154, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
G. Rogers (NO), 13-61
W. Andrews (ATL), 18-86
Rec
W. Chandler (NO), 8-117
L. Cain (ATL), 5-47
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Atlanta (2-0) 0003131
Green Bay (1-1) 773017
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 30-16-233, 4 INT, 1 TD
L. Dickey (GB), 44-30-342, 3 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 19-87, 1 TD
G. Ellis (GB), 9-59
Rec
W. Francis (ATL), 5-88
G. Ellis (GB), 8-47, 1 TD
Sun 9/20 1234FINAL
San Francisco (1-2) 0100717
Atlanta (3-0) 17710034
Pass
J. Montana (SF), 34-24-274, 2 INT, 2 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 22-13-208, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
E. Cooper (SF), 9-40
W. Andrews (ATL), 12-85
Rec
D. Clark (SF), 9-77
W. Andrews (ATL), 4-37
Sun 9/27 1234FINAL
Atlanta (3-1) 370717
Cleveland (2-2) 0217028
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 30-12-176, 2 INT, 2 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 34-21-215, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 16-97
M. Pruitt (CLE), 20-99, 1 TD
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 6-136, 2 TD
O. Newsome (CLE), 6-78, 1 TD
Mon 10/5 1234FINAL
Atlanta (3-2) 0010313
Philadelphia (5-0) 670316
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 46-23-232, 2 INT, 0 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 26-17-161, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 21-84
H. Oliver (PHI), 10-68
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 8-81
W. Montgomery (PHI), 5-14
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (4-2) 13771037
Atlanta (3-3) 0217735
Pass
J. Rutledge (LA), 20-11-130, 1 INT, 2 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 38-17-214, 2 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 14-48
W. Andrews (ATL), 21-119, 2 TD
Rec
H. Childs (LA), 4-26, 1 TD
W. Andrews (ATL), 4-35
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
St. Louis (2-5) 776020
Atlanta (4-3) 02071441
Pass
J. Hart (STL), 49-24-263, 3 INT, 0 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 32-18-288, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 18-59, 2 TD
L. Cain (ATL), 16-79, 1 TD
Rec
P. Tilley (STL), 8-100
W. Andrews (ATL), 8-132, 2 TD
Sun 10/25 12345F/OT
NY Giants (5-3) 07107327
Atlanta (4-4) 7737024
Pass
P. Simms (NYG), 32-19-256, 0 INT, 2 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 48-24-311, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Carpenter (NYG), 17-58
W. Andrews (ATL), 21-92
Rec
L. Bright (NYG), 5-58
L. Cain (ATL), 10-65
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Atlanta (5-4) 101410741
New Orleans (2-7) 0100010
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 20-14-258, 1 INT, 3 TD
A. Manning (NO), 29-17-198, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 17-79, 1 TD
J. Groth (NO), 1-28
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 5-179, 3 TD
J. Holmes (NO), 6-39
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Atlanta (5-5) 007714
San Francisco (8-2) 0100717
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 42-20-236, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Montana (SF), 30-16-223, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 18-61, 1 TD
W. Easley (SF), 15-31
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 7-134
D. Clark (SF), 7-128
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (6-5) 7713734
Atlanta (5-6) 0731020
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 22-14-253, 1 INT, 5 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 50-33-416, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 17-54
W. Andrews (ATL), 12-36
Rec
J. Stallworth (PIT), 6-127, 2 TD
W. Andrews (ATL), 15-124
Mon 11/23 1234FINAL
Minnesota (7-5) 7140930
Atlanta (6-6) 70141031
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 47-24-330, 4 INT, 4 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 32-21-213, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 16-108
W. Andrews (ATL), 22-91
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 9-151, 2 TD
L. Cain (ATL), 6-52
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Atlanta (7-6) 10147031
Houston (5-8) 01301427
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 25-18-371, 1 INT, 2 TD
K. Stabler (HOU), 33-17-139, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 25-101, 1 TD
E. Campbell (HOU), 19-81, 1 TD
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 6-122, 1 TD
M. Holston (HOU), 8-101, 1 TD
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Atlanta (7-7) 367723
Tampa Bay (8-6) 773724
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 34-24-237, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 29-19-336, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 17-80, 2 TD
J. Eckwood (TB), 11-54, 1 TD
Rec
W. Andrews (ATL), 13-98
J. Wilder (TB), 6-96
Mon 12/14 1234FINAL
Atlanta (7-8) 733316
Los Angeles (6-9) 0140721
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 36-14-160, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Pastorini (LA), 22-11-111, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Andrews (ATL), 23-115
W. Tyler (LA), 22-79, 2 TD
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 4-67
B. Waddy (LA), 5-94
Sun 12/20 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (12-4) 10170330
Atlanta (7-9) 0210728
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 34-18-299, 1 INT, 2 TD
M. Moroski (ATL), 23-11-130, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 14-66
W. Andrews (ATL), 18-63, 2 TD
Rec
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 5-128, 1 TD
L. Cain (ATL), 7-61, 1 TD

Preseason

Hall of Fame Game
Saturday, August 1, 1981 FINAL
Cleveland (1-0) 24
Atlanta (0-1) 10
Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Atlanta (0-2) 16
Oakland (1-0) 17
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
NY Jets (1-1) 20
Atlanta (1-2) 21
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Atlanta (1-3) 19
Minnesota (1-2) 20
Friday, August 28, 1981 FINAL
Tampa Bay (1-3) 7
Atlanta (2-3) 27

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