1981 Cincinnati Bengals Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Forrest Gregg (12-4)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
1981 Cincinnati Bengals Roster
1981 Cincinnati Bengals Results

The Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Bengals piled up points with 421 points, while the defense surrendered 304. Ken Anderson directed the offense, slinging for 3,754 yards. Dan Ross paced all receivers, grabbing 71 passes, while Cris Collinsworth accumulated 1,009 receiving yards.

Pete Johnson carried the ball for a team-best 1,077 yards for Cincinnati.

Ken Riley seized 5 opponent throws.

Forrest Gregg coached the team. The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals lost in the Super Bowl.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Anderson47930062.637547.8296.1102.1742514098.4
Jack Thompson492142.92675.412.024.12176150.3
Turk Schonert191052.61668.700.000.0363482.3
Steve Kreider3133.3134.300.000.0130047.9
Totals55033260.442007.6305.5122.274 35205


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pete Johnson27410773.939 12
Ken Anderson463207.025 1
Charles Alexander982923.016 2
Archie Griffin471633.523 3
Jimmy Hargrove16664.127 1
Turk Schonert7415.919 0
Steve Kreider12121.021 0
David Verser2115.50
Don Bass199.00
Pat McInally1-27-27.0-27 0
Totals49319734.039 19


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dan Ross7191012.837 5
Cris Collinsworth67100915.174 8
Pete Johnson463207.033 4
Isaac Curtis3760916.568 2
Steve Kreider3752014.146 5
Charles Alexander282629.465 1
Archie Griffin201608.017 1
M.L. Harris1318113.942 2
David Verser616126.873 2
Pat McInally66811.320 0
Jimmy Hargrove100.00
Totals332420012.774 30


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Breech514996.1322268.8115


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Pat McInally72327245.462

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Fuller231777.734 0
John Simmons5244.811 0
Bryan Hicks144.00
Totals292057.134 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Verser2969123.878 0
Clarence Chapman817121.429 0
Archie Griffin611919.828 0
Mike Fuller13434.034 0
Ray Griffin23115.517 0
John Simmons11010.010 0
Bobby Kemp100.00
Tom Dinkel100.00
Totals49105621.678 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Riley561.20
Louis Breeden414536.2102 1
Reggie Williams4338.214 0
Bo Harris29246.049 0
Mike Fuller13131.031 0
Rick Razzano11111.011 0
Glenn Cameron100.00
Jim LeClair100.00
Totals1931816.7102 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Breech22490115
Pete Johnson12400096
Cris Collinsworth800048
Dan Ross500030
Steve Kreider0500030
Archie Griffin31000024
Charles Alexander2100018
M.L. Harris200012
Isaac Curtis200012
David Verser02000012
Ken Anderson10006
Mike St. Clair10006
Louis Breeden10006
Jimmy Hargrove100006


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