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1981 Cincinnati Bengals 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
12-4-0 2-2 6947 4623 2324 29 426 6201 3931 2270 44 383
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The Cincinnati Bengals' fourteenth was in 1981, and it was the first season Forrest Gregg served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers 26-21. At the end of the season Ken Anderson earned Comeback Player of the Year and AP Offensive Player of the Year.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 27-21
Week 2 @ 31-30
Week 3 17-20
Week 4 27-24
Week 5 @ 10-17
Week 6 @ 41-19
Week 7 34-7
Week 8 @ 7-17
Week 9 34-21
Week 10 @ 40-17
Week 11 24-10
Week 12 38-21
Week 13 @ 41-21
Week 14 3-21
Week 15 @ 17-10
Week 16 @ 30-28

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Buffalo Bills 28-21
Conference Championship San Diego Chargers 27-7
Super Bowl vs. San Francisco 49ers 21-26

Coaches

Head Coach: Defensive Coordinator: Quarterbacks Coach: Wide Receivers Coach: Offensive Line Coach: Tight Ends Coach: Offensive Backs Coach: Defensive Line Coach: Linebackers Coach: Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Special Teams Coach: Strength and Conditioning Coach: