1981 Cleveland Browns Schedule & Results

1981 Cleveland Browns schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Mon 9/7 1234FINAL
San Diego (1-0) 1010141044
Cleveland (0-1) 077014
Pass
D. Fouts (SD), 25-19-330, 0 INT, 3 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 57-31-375, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Muncie (SD), 24-161, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 8-30
Rec
C. Joiner (SD), 6-191
G. Pruitt (CLE), 7-86, 1 TD
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
Houston (2-0) 30339
Cleveland (0-2) 03003
Pass
K. Stabler (HOU), 18-10-131, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 53-25-234, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 17-42
C. White (CLE), 9-40
Rec
R. Carpenter (HOU), 5-13
G. Pruitt (CLE), 9-65
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 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
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Cleveland (2-3) 307616
Los Angeles (3-2) 7701327
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 28-14-250, 1 INT, 1 TD
P. Haden (LA), 31-21-205, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 17-56, 1 TD
C. Bryant (LA), 19-93
Rec
M. Pruitt (CLE), 5-40
P. Dennard (LA), 7-90
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Cleveland (2-4) 07007
Pittsburgh (4-2) 730313
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 26-12-183, 1 INT, 1 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 33-19-199, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. White (CLE), 12-65
F. Harris (PIT), 13-80
Rec
O. Newsome (CLE), 5-120, 1 TD
L. Swann (PIT), 6-90
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
New Orleans (1-6) 773017
Cleveland (3-4) 1003720
Pass
A. Manning (NO), 28-16-199, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 42-25-270, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
G. Rogers (NO), 18-122, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 18-83, 2 TD
Rec
J. Holmes (NO), 3-7
O. Newsome (CLE), 7-65
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Baltimore (1-7) 0714728
Cleveland (4-4) 7217742
Pass
B. Jones (BAL), 37-17-249, 2 INT, 3 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 41-30-444, 2 INT, 4 TD
Rush
R. McMillan (BAL), 14-57
M. Pruitt (CLE), 16-87, 1 TD
Rec
D. McCauley (BAL), 4-73
G. Pruitt (CLE), 9-104, 1 TD
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-5) 033713
Buffalo (6-3) 672722
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 37-14-199, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 30-14-297, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 13-39
J. Cribbs (BUF), 23-85
Rec
M. Pruitt (CLE), 4-20
J. Cribbs (BUF), 5-163, 3 TD
Sun 11/8 12345F/OT
Cleveland (4-6) 0776020
Denver (7-3) 3737323
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 42-20-290, 2 INT, 1 TD
C. Morton (DEN), 33-21-291, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 12-57
R. Parros (DEN), 13-66
Rec
D. Logan (CLE), 5-86, 1 TD
R. Odoms (DEN), 5-71
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Cleveland (5-6) 2301015
San Francisco (8-3) 066012
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 33-16-180, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Montana (SF), 42-24-213, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 18-76
W. Easley (SF), 16-59
Rec
G. Pruitt (CLE), 4-33
P. Hofer (SF), 7-64
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (7-5) 12061432
Cleveland (5-7) 370010
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 32-17-223, 2 INT, 2 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 39-18-227, 6 INT, 1 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 20-75, 1 TD
M. Pruitt (CLE), 16-96
Rec
S. Thornton (PIT), 4-31
O. Newsome (CLE), 5-61
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
Thu 12/3 1234FINAL
Cleveland (5-9) 330713
Houston (6-8) 3014017
Pass
B. Sipe (CLE), 31-21-206, 2 INT, 0 TD
G. Nielsen (HOU), 11-7-86, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Pruitt (CLE), 32-155
E. Campbell (HOU), 15-31, 1 TD
Rec
M. Pruitt (CLE), 7-58
B. Brooks (HOU), 2-16
Sat 12/12 1234FINAL
NY Jets (9-5-1) 0140014
Cleveland (5-10) 037313
Pass
R. Todd (NYJ), 28-15-159, 2 INT, 2 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 35-20-280, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
S. Dierking (NYJ), 13-76
M. Pruitt (CLE), 15-41
Rec
L. Jones (NYJ), 5-83, 1 TD
O. Newsome (CLE), 5-79
Sun 12/20 1234FINAL
Cleveland (5-11) 077721
Seattle (6-10) 141414042
Pass
P. McDonald (CLE), 34-24-297, 1 INT, 3 TD
D. Krieg (SEA), 21-14-206, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
C. White (CLE), 18-68
H. Ivory (SEA), 9-38
Rec
C. Hill (CLE), 5-49, 1 TD
S. Largent (SEA), 6-80, 2 TD

Preseason

Hall of Fame Game
Saturday, August 1, 1981 FINAL
Cleveland (1-0) 24
Atlanta (0-1) 10
Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-0) 35
Cleveland (1-1) 31
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Cleveland (2-1) 13
Buffalo (0-2) 10
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Buffalo (1-2) 31
Cleveland (2-2) 20
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
Cleveland (2-3) 18
Green Bay (3-1) 35

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