1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule & Results

1981 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-0) 35
Cleveland (1-1) 31
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-1) 20
Philadelphia (1-1) 36
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-2) 14
Dallas (1-2) 24
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
NY Giants (2-2) 6
Pittsburgh (2-2) 31

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
Kansas City (1-0) 103101437
Pittsburgh (0-1) 6137733
Pass
B. Kenney (KC), 26-14-242, 1 INT, 2 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 36-21-319, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. McKnight (KC), 17-59, 1 TD
F. Harris (PIT), 19-70, 2 TD
Rec
H. Marshall (KC), 4-89, 1 TD
J. Stallworth (PIT), 6-107
Thu 9/10 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (0-2) 370010
Miami (2-0) 01314330
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 33-15-222, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Woodley (MIA), 34-14-161, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
F. Pollard (PIT), 11-63
T. Nathan (MIA), 10-77
Rec
B. Cunningham (PIT), 4-62
T. Nathan (MIA), 8-84, 1 TD
Sun 9/20 1234FINAL
NY Jets (0-3) 030710
Pittsburgh (1-2) 71014738
Pass
R. Todd (NYJ), 28-11-149, 2 INT, 0 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 28-14-225, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
F. McNeil (NYJ), 7-43
R. Davis (PIT), 13-100, 1 TD
Rec
F. McNeil (NYJ), 4-59, 1 TD
J. Stallworth (PIT), 8-134
Sun 9/27 12345F/OT
New England (0-4) 07014021
Pittsburgh (2-2) 7770627
Pass
M. Cavanaugh (NE), 42-22-325, 1 INT, 1 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 30-15-247, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Collins (NE), 16-55, 1 TD
F. Pollard (PIT), 13-75
Rec
S. Morgan (NE), 5-87, 1 TD
B. Cunningham (PIT), 8-94, 1 TD
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (3-2) 760720
New Orleans (1-4) 03306
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 28-19-276, 0 INT, 2 TD
D. Wilson (NO), 20-12-127, 4 INT, 0 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 13-59
G. Rogers (NO), 25-77
Rec
J. Stallworth (PIT), 7-158, 1 TD
W. Wilson (NO), 6-46
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
C. White (CLE), 5-37
L. Swann (PIT), 6-90
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
Mon 10/26 1234FINAL
Houston (4-4) 0301013
Pittsburgh (5-3) 10301326
Pass
K. Stabler (HOU), 23-15-230, 1 INT, 1 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 28-14-208, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 23-56
F. Harris (PIT), 17-84, 1 TD
Rec
M. Renfro (HOU), 4-79
J. Smith (PIT), 5-100, 1 TD
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
San Francisco (7-2) 0100717
Pittsburgh (5-4) 0014014
Pass
J. Montana (SF), 37-22-205, 2 INT, 1 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 23-12-125, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Easley (SF), 14-47, 1 TD
F. Harris (PIT), 17-104
Rec
D. Clark (SF), 7-80
J. Stallworth (PIT), 3-26
Sun 11/8 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (5-5) 7140021
Seattle (3-7) 3701424
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 22-13-212, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Zorn (SEA), 25-18-277, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
F. Harris (PIT), 15-61, 1 TD
T. Brown (SEA), 18-43, 2 TD
Rec
F. Harris (PIT), 3-23
T. Brown (SEA), 7-68
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
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
Los Angeles (5-8) 00000
Pittsburgh (8-5) 7143024
Pass
D. Pastorini (LA), 33-14-126, 3 INT, 0 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 19-10-204, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Guman (LA), 11-33
F. Harris (PIT), 18-114, 1 TD
Rec
W. Tyler (LA), 6-59
C. Sweeney (PIT), 2-53
Mon 12/7 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (8-6) 776727
Oakland (7-7) 0771630
Pass
M. Malone (PIT), 27-17-244, 2 INT, 2 TD
M. Wilson (OAK), 29-18-275, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
S. Thornton (PIT), 6-31
K. King (OAK), 11-102
Rec
B. Cunningham (PIT), 5-97, 1 TD
A. Whittington (OAK), 6-64, 1 TD
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
Pittsburgh (8-8) 3314020
Houston (7-9) 770721
Pass
M. Malone (PIT), 30-13-172, 1 INT, 0 TD
G. Nielsen (HOU), 37-24-377, 2 INT, 3 TD
Rush
S. Thornton (PIT), 4-39, 1 TD
E. Campbell (HOU), 13-24
Rec
J. Stallworth (PIT), 6-90
D. Casper (HOU), 6-139, 3 TD

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