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1981 Cincinnati Bengals

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.5, Offense: 4.5, Defense: 1.0, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 421 points (26.3/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 12th.
 Differential of 117 points (7.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.9-5.1.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (12-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Riverfront Stadium
 Training Camp: Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Seattle Seahawks 27 21 24 375 165 210 4 17 290 230 60 4
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Jets 31 30 22 310 233 77 1 19 388 224 164 1
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 2-1 Cleveland Browns 17 20 15 281 233 48 31 422 237 185
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W OT 3-1 Buffalo Bills 27 24 30 429 316 113 2 25 389 287 102 1
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 3-2 @ Houston Oilers 10 17 20 357 282 75 1 11 187 -4 191 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 @ Baltimore Colts 41 19 24 378 257 121 22 350 294 56 4
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 7 25 494 330 164 10 205 140 65 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-3 @ New Orleans Saints 7 17 15 205 171 34 2 18 336 170 166 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-3 Houston Oilers 34 21 25 422 266 156 1 21 433 301 132 4
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-3 @ San Diego Chargers 40 17 29 461 337 124 2 25 447 311 136 5
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-3 Los Angeles Rams 24 10 17 233 87 146 1 21 296 189 107 4
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-3 Denver Broncos 38 21 25 571 387 184 1 17 337 269 68 4
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 10-3 @ Cleveland Browns 41 21 24 356 226 130 23 349 224 125 3
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 10-4 San Francisco 49ers 3 21 24 345 190 155 6 24 325 179 146 1
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 11-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 10 19 318 215 103 2 14 207 120 87 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 12-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 30 28 23 433 300 133 1 26 328 237 91 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 3 boxscore W 13-4 Buffalo Bills 28 21 22 305 169 136 21 336 202 134 2
ConfChamp Sun January 10 boxscore W 14-4 San Diego Chargers 27 7 19 318 175 143 1 18 301 173 128 4
SuperBowl Sun January 24 boxscore L 14-5 N San Francisco 49ers 21 26 24 356 284 72 4 20 275 148 127 1