1981 Cleveland Browns Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Sam Rutigliano (5-11)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1981 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1981 Cleveland Browns Roster

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Cleveland racked up 276 points, while the defense yielded 375. Brian Sipe directed the offense, passing for 3,876 yards. Ozzie Newsome snagged 69 passes for 1,002 yards. Mike Pruitt and Greg Pruitt were targeted regularly also.

Mike Pruitt ran for a team-leading 1,103 yards for the Browns.

Clarence Scott intercepted 4 errant tosses from the opposition.

Sam Rutigliano coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 276
Regular Season Points Against: 375

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1981 San Diego Chargers 44 at Cleveland Browns 14 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September 13, 1981 Houston Oilers 9 at Cleveland Browns 3 L 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
September 20, 1981 Cleveland Browns 20 at Cincinnati Bengals 17 W 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
September 27, 1981 Atlanta Falcons 17 at Cleveland Browns 28 W 1-2-0 1-0-0 2-2-0
October 4, 1981 Cleveland Browns 16 at Los Angeles Rams 27 L 1-2-0 1-1-0 2-3-0
October 11, 1981 Cleveland Browns 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 13 L 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-4-0
October 18, 1981 New Orleans Saints 17 at Cleveland Browns 20 W 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0
October 25, 1981 Baltimore Colts 28 at Cleveland Browns 42 W 3-2-0 1-2-0 4-4-0
November 1, 1981 Cleveland Browns 13 at Buffalo Bills 22 L 3-2-0 1-3-0 4-5-0
November 8, 1981 Cleveland Browns 20 at Denver Broncos 23 L 3-2-0 1-4-0 4-6-0 OT
November 15, 1981 Cleveland Browns 15 at San Francisco 49ers 12 W 3-2-0 2-4-0 5-6-0
November 22, 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 32 at Cleveland Browns 10 L 3-3-0 2-4-0 5-7-0
November 29, 1981 Cincinnati Bengals 41 at Cleveland Browns 21 L 3-4-0 2-4-0 5-8-0
December 3, 1981 Cleveland Browns 13 at Houston Oilers 17 L 3-4-0 2-5-0 5-9-0
December 12, 1981 New York Jets 14 at Cleveland Browns 13 L 3-5-0 2-5-0 5-10-0
December 20, 1981 Cleveland Browns 21 at Seattle Seahawks 42 L 3-5-0 2-6-0 5-11-0


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