1981 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Leeman Bennett (7-9)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1981 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1981 Atlanta Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Falcons lit up the scoreboard for 426 points, and the defense yielded 355. Steve Bartkowski triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,829 yards. William Andrews hauled in 81 passes, while Alfred Jenkins accumulated 1,358 receiving yards.

William Andrews ran for a team-best 1,301 yards for Atlanta.

Tom Pridemore intercepted 7 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 426
Regular Season Points Against: 355

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 6, 1981 New Orleans Saints 0 at Atlanta Falcons 27 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 13, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 31 at Green Bay Packers 17 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 20, 1981 San Francisco 49ers 17 at Atlanta Falcons 34 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
September 27, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 17 at Cleveland Browns 28 L 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
October 5, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 13 at Philadelphia Eagles 16 L 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 11, 1981 Los Angeles Rams 37 at Atlanta Falcons 35 L 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
October 18, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals 20 at Atlanta Falcons 41 W 3-1-0 1-2-0 4-3-0
October 25, 1981 New York Giants 27 at Atlanta Falcons 24 L 3-2-0 1-2-0 4-4-0 OT
November 1, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 41 at New Orleans Saints 10 W 3-2-0 2-2-0 5-4-0
November 8, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 14 at San Francisco 49ers 17 L 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
November 15, 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 at Atlanta Falcons 20 L 3-3-0 2-3-0 5-6-0
November 23, 1981 Minnesota Vikings 30 at Atlanta Falcons 31 W 4-3-0 2-3-0 6-6-0
November 29, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 31 at Houston Oilers 27 W 4-3-0 3-3-0 7-6-0
December 6, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 L 4-3-0 3-4-0 7-7-0
December 14, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 16 at Los Angeles Rams 21 L 4-3-0 3-5-0 7-8-0
December 20, 1981 Cincinnati Bengals 30 at Atlanta Falcons 28 L 4-4-0 3-5-0 7-9-0


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