1981 Cleveland Browns schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
5-11-0 0-0 5915 3986 1929 53 364 5367 3289 2078 35 299
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The Cleveland Browns' thirty-sixth season was in 1981, and it was the fourth season Sam Rutigliano served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 5-11-0, 3-5-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Diego Chargers 14-44
Week 2 Houston Oilers 3-9
Week 3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20-17
Week 4 Atlanta Falcons 28-17
Week 5 @ Los Angeles Rams 16-27
Week 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7-13
Week 7 New Orleans Saints 20-17
Week 8 Baltimore Colts 42-28
Week 9 @ Buffalo Bills 13-22
Week 10 @ Denver Broncos 20-23
Week 11 @ San Francisco 49ers 15-12
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers 10-32
Week 13 Cincinnati Bengals 21-41
Week 14 @ Houston Oilers 13-17
Week 15 New York Jets 13-14
Week 16 @ Seattle Seahawks 21-42

Coaches

Head Coach: Sam Rutigliano Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer Quarterbacks Coach: Paul Hackett Wide Receivers Coach: Rich Kotite Running Backs Coach: Jim Garrett Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Dave Adolph Defensive Backs Coach: Len Fontes Special Teams Coach: John Petercuskie Director of Pro Personnel: Allan Webb Film Coordinator: Ed Ulinski Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy