1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Noll (8-8)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Pittsburgh racked up 356 points, while the defensive squad conceded 297. Terry Bradshaw threw for 2,887 yards. John Stallworth grabbed 63 passes for 1,098 yards.

Franco Harris carried the ball for a team-best 987 yards for the Steelers.

Mel Blount and Jack Lambert each snatched 6 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw37020154.328877.8225.9143.8901715583.9
Mark Malone884551.15536.333.455.730107658.6
Cliff Stoudt3133.3175.700.000.0170053.5
Totals46124753.634577.5255.4194.190 27231

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris2429874.150 8
Frank Pollard1235704.629 2
Russell Davis472705.728 1
Sidney Thornton562023.617 4
Terry Bradshaw381624.316 2
Mark Malone16684.219 2
Greg Hawthorne25582.316 2
John Stallworth11717.017 0
Jim Smith11515.015 0
Cliff Stoudt3113.710 0
Craig Colquitt188.00
Rick Moser144.00
Totals55423724.350 21

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Stallworth63109817.455 5
Bennie Cunningham4157414.030 3
Franco Harris372506.826 1
Lynn Swann3450514.944 5
Jim Smith2957119.746 7
Frank Pollard191568.226 0
Sidney Thornton8789.830 0
Russell Davis4348.519 0
Greg Hawthorne4235.812 0
Randy Grossman3196.314 1
Calvin Sweeney25326.532 0
Mark Malone19090.090 1
Rick Moser155.01
Ray Pinney111.01
Totals247345714.090 25

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
David Trout463882.6171270.674
Totals463882.6171270.674

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Craig Colquitt84364143.374
Totals84364143.374

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Anderson2020810.433 0
Jim Smith302046.828 0
Totals504128.233 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Anderson3782522.335 0
Greg Hawthorne713819.730 0
Rick Moser37625.329 0
Johnnie Dirden34515.022 0
Russell Davis188.00
Mark Malone133.00
Sidney Thornton111.00
Totals53109620.735 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mel Blount610617.750 1
Jack Lambert67612.731 0
Donnie Shell55210.425 0
J.T. Thomas4184.516 0
Anthony Washington34615.335 0
Ron Johnson284.00
Robin Cole12929.029 0
Jack Ham12323.023 0
Dwayne Woodruff11717.017 0
Dirt Winston111.00
Totals3037612.550 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
David Trout1238074
Franco Harris8100054
Jim Smith07000042
Lynn Swann500030
John Stallworth0500030
Sidney Thornton40000024
Bennie Cunningham300018
Mark Malone21000018
Greg Hawthorne20000012
Frank Pollard2000012
Terry Bradshaw200012
Mel Blount10006
Rick Moser0100006
Russell Davis1000006
Ray Pinney10006
Randy Grossman10006
Totals21250001001238000356