1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 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
8-8-0 0-0 5598 3226 2372 41 318 5652 3783 1869 46 323
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' forty-eighth season was in 1981, and it was the thirteenth season Chuck Noll served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 8-8-0, 5-3-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Lynn Swann was awarded with the Man of the Year award.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Kansas City Chiefs 33-37
Week 2 @ Miami Dolphins 10-30
Week 3 New York Jets 38-10
Week 4 New England Patriots 27-21
Week 5 @ New Orleans Saints 20-6
Week 6 Cleveland Browns 13-7
Week 7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7-34
Week 8 Houston Oilers 26-13
Week 9 San Francisco 49ers 14-17
Week 10 @ Seattle Seahawks 21-24
Week 11 @ Atlanta Falcons 34-20
Week 12 @ Cleveland Browns 32-10
Week 13 Los Angeles Rams 24-0
Week 14 @ Oakland Raiders 27-30
Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals 10-17
Week 16 @ Houston Oilers 20-21

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Noll Assistant Head Coach: George J. Perles Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer Wide Receivers Coach: Tom Moore Offensive Line Coach: Rollie Dotsch Offensive Backfield Coach: Dick Hoak Defensive Backfield Coach: Dick Walker Defensive Assistant Coach: Tony Dungy Conditioning Coach: Paul Uram