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1981 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Sam Rutigliano
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 5–11–0
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1980 1982

The 1981 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 32nd season with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
122Hanford DixonDefensive Back Southern Miss
492Mike RobinsonDefensive End Arizona
5134Steve CoxPunter Arkansas
6160Ron SimmonsDefensive Tackle Florida State
7187Eddie JohnsonLinebacker Louisville
9244Randy SchleusenerGuard Nebraska
10271Dean PraterDefensive End Oklahoma State
11298Larry FridayDefensive Back Mississippi State
12325Kevin McGillOffensive Tackle Oregon
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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1981 San Diego Chargers L 44–14
78,904
2 September 13, 1981 Houston Oilers L 9–3
79,483
3 September 20, 1981 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–17
52,170
4 September 27, 1981 Atlanta Falcons W 28–17
78,283
5 October 4, 1981 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–16
63,924
6 October 11, 1981 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–7
53,255
7 October 18, 1981 New Orleans Saints W 20–17
76,059
8 October 25, 1981 Baltimore Colts W 42–28
78,986
9 November 1, 1981 at Buffalo Bills L 22–13
78,266
10 November 8, 1981 at Denver Broncos L 23–20 (OT)
74,859
11 November 15, 1981 at San Francisco 49ers W 15–12
52,455
12 November 22, 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers L 32–10
77,958
13 November 29, 1981 Cincinnati Bengals L 41–21
75,186
14 December 3, 1981 at Houston Oilers L 17–13
44,502
15 December 12, 1981 New York Jets L 14–13
56,866
16 December 20, 1981 at Seattle Seahawks L 42–21
51,435

StandingsEdit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Cincinnati Bengals 1240.750421304
Pittsburgh Steelers 880.500356297
Houston Oilers 790.438281355
Cleveland Browns 5110.313276375

RosterEdit

1981 Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics


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ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1981 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XVI


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