1981 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule & Results

1981 Cincinnati Bengals schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1981 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sun 1/3 1234FINAL
Buffalo (10-6) 077721
Cincinnati (12-4) 1407728
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 31-15-202, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 21-14-192, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 15-90, 2 TD
C. Alexander (CIN), 13-72, 2 TD
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 4-98, 1 TD
D. Ross (CIN), 6-71
1981 AFC Championship Game
Sun 1/10 1234FINAL
San Diego (10-6) 07007
Cincinnati (12-4) 1073727
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 28-15-185, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 22-14-161, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 23-94
P. Johnson (CIN), 21-80, 1 TD
Rec
W. Chandler (SD), 6-79
D. Ross (CIN), 5-69
Super Bowl XVI
Sun 1/24 1234FINAL
San Francisco (13-3) 7130626
Cincinnati (12-4) 0071421
Pass
J. Montana (SF), 22-14-157, 0 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 34-25-300, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Patton (SF), 17-55
P. Johnson (CIN), 14-36
Rec
D. Clark (SF), 4-45
D. Ross (CIN), 11-104, 2 TD

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
Seattle (0-1) 2100021
Cincinnati (1-0) 01010727
Pass
J. Zorn (SEA), 41-21-230, 1 INT, 1 TD
T. Schonert (CIN), 18-9-130, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Jodat (SEA), 8-21, 1 TD
P. Johnson (CIN), 20-84, 2 TD
Rec
S. Largent (SEA), 8-114, 1 TD
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 4-65
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (2-0) 01071431
NY Jets (0-2) 01731030
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 34-22-252, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Todd (NYJ), 29-18-251, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
A. Griffin (CIN), 15-49, 1 TD
F. McNeil (NYJ), 13-78
Rec
A. Griffin (CIN), 10-54, 1 TD
J. Barkum (NYJ), 7-82, 2 TD
Sun 9/20 1234FINAL
Cleveland (1-2) 3100720
Cincinnati (2-1) 0031417
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 35-24-259, 0 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 25-16-238, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Miller (CLE), 22-96
K. Anderson (CIN), 2-28
Rec
C. White (CLE), 7-73
I. Curtis (CIN), 4-79
Sun 9/27 12345F/OT
Buffalo (2-2) 014010024
Cincinnati (3-1) 010014327
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 45-25-287, 0 INT, 3 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 40-28-328, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
J. Cribbs (BUF), 18-48
P. Johnson (CIN), 22-85
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 8-132, 2 TD
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 10-111, 1 TD
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (3-2) 307010
Houston (3-2) 077317
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 52-30-290, 1 INT, 1 TD
K. Stabler (HOU), 6-1-3, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 13-38
E. Campbell (HOU), 37-182, 1 TD
Rec
D. Ross (CIN), 8-96, 1 TD
E. Campbell (HOU), 1-3
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (4-2) 31471741
Baltimore (1-5) 0501419
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 27-21-257, 0 INT, 3 TD
B. Jones (BAL), 30-22-310, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 20-75, 1 TD
Z. Dixon (BAL), 6-23
Rec
D. Ross (CIN), 7-106, 1 TD
C. Dickey (BAL), 11-88
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (4-3) 00077
Cincinnati (5-2) 10314734
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 27-14-145, 0 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 28-16-346, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 8-24
P. Johnson (CIN), 24-87, 1 TD
Rec
B. Cunningham (PIT), 4-45
D. Ross (CIN), 5-76
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (5-3) 00077
New Orleans (2-6) 0071017
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 21-13-117, 0 INT, 0 TD
A. Manning (NO), 24-15-170, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 11-51
G. Rogers (NO), 31-113, 1 TD
Rec
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 4-45
G. Merkens (NO), 4-47
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Houston (4-5) 7001421
Cincinnati (6-3) 0243734
Pass
K. Stabler (HOU), 33-22-211, 3 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 30-21-281, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 14-74
P. Johnson (CIN), 26-114, 1 TD
Rec
M. Renfro (HOU), 8-81, 1 TD
D. Ross (CIN), 6-83, 2 TD
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (7-3) 10210940
San Diego (6-4) 0100717
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 28-18-288, 1 INT, 2 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 40-20-352, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 20-42, 1 TD
C. Muncie (SD), 17-90
Rec
I. Curtis (CIN), 8-147, 1 TD
W. Chandler (SD), 10-194, 2 TD
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (5-6) 030710
Cincinnati (8-3) 10001424
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 23-13-167, 1 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 21-9-76, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 15-51
K. Anderson (CIN), 4-58
Rec
B. Waddy (LA), 6-77
D. Ross (CIN), 5-47
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
Denver (8-4) 0701421
Cincinnati (9-3) 141401038
Pass
S. DeBerg (DEN), 34-21-305, 2 INT, 2 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 37-25-396, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
S. DeBerg (DEN), 6-30
P. Johnson (CIN), 19-99, 1 TD
Rec
R. Parros (DEN), 5-50
D. Ross (CIN), 7-123
Sun 11/29 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (10-3) 141401341
Cleveland (5-8) 0701421
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 32-26-235, 0 INT, 4 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 28-19-217, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 21-105, 2 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 21-83, 1 TD
Rec
P. Johnson (CIN), 7-37, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 8-57
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
San Francisco (11-3) 770721
Cincinnati (10-4) 03003
Pass
J. Montana (SF), 36-23-187, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. Thompson (CIN), 18-10-114, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Cooper (SF), 12-62
P. Johnson (CIN), 12-86
Rec
D. Clark (SF), 6-78, 1 TD
D. Ross (CIN), 7-69
Sun 12/13 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (11-4) 0107017
Pittsburgh (8-7) 030710
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 35-21-215, 1 INT, 2 TD
M. Malone (PIT), 30-15-137, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Johnson (CIN), 18-49
F. Harris (PIT), 14-42
Rec
C. Collinsworth (CIN), 8-90
F. Harris (PIT), 7-33, 1 TD
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

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (1-0) 24
Tampa Bay (0-1) 17
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (2-0) 30
Detroit (1-1) 20
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Cincinnati (2-1) 21
Chicago (1-2) 24
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
Denver (2-2) 24
Cincinnati (2-2) 20

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