The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 14th year in professional football and its 12th with the National Football League (NFL). The team won their first AFC Championship, but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco. Cincinnati had at least a share of the AFC Central lead the entire season. On December 13, quarterback Ken Anderson threw two touchdown passes as the Bengals clinched the division with a 17–10 win over the Steelers. Ken Anderson led the NFL in passing in 1981 with a 98.5 rating.

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  • The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 14th year in professional football and its 12th with the National Football League (NFL). The team won their first AFC Championship, but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco. Cincinnati had at least a share of the AFC Central lead the entire season. On December 13, quarterback Ken Anderson threw two touchdown passes as the Bengals clinched the division with a 17–10 win over the Steelers. Ken Anderson led the NFL in passing in 1981 with a 98.5 rating. On January 3, 1982, the Bengals beat Buffalo, 28–21, in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. A week later, playing in their first AFC Championship Game, the Bengals defeated San Diego, 27–7, at Riverfront Stadium in a temperature of nine degrees below zero with a wind-chill factor of minus-59. In Super Bowl XVI on January 24, 1982, in Pontiac, Michigan, the Bengals trailed 20–0 at halftime and lost to San Francisco, 26–21. (en)
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  • * Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Hank Bullough * Defensive Line – Dick Modzelewski * Defensive Backfield – Dick LeBeau
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  • Johnson 2 yard run
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  • Harris 29 yard interception return
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  • Largent 36 yard pass from Zorn
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  • * Owner/General Manager – Paul Brown * President – John Sawyer * Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown
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  • * Quarterbacks/Receivers – Lindy Infante * Offensive Backfield – George Sefcik * Tight Ends – Bruce Coslet * Offensive Line – Jim McNally
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  • Lost Super Bowl XVI 26-21
  • Won AFC Championship Game 27-7
  • Won AFC Divisional Playoff 28-21
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  • ;First Quarter *CIN – Pete Johnson 5 yard pass from Ken Anderson – Bengals 7–0 *CIN – Cris Collinsworth 39 yard pass from Ken Anderson – Bengals 14–0 ;Second Quarter *CIN – Cris Collinsworth 7 yard pass from Ken Anderson – Bengals 21–0 *CLE – Ricky Feacher 30 yard pass from Brian Sipe – Bengals 21–7 *CIN – M.L. Harris 2 yard pass from Ken Anderson – Bengals 28–7 ;Fourth Quarter *CLE – Mike Pruitt 1 yard run – Bengals 28–14 *CIN – Pete Johnson 11 yard run – Bengals 35–14 *CIN – Pete Johnson 1 yard run – Bengals 42–14 *CLE – Greg Pruitt 7 yard pass from Paul McDonald – Bengals 42–21
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  • * Special Teams – Bruce Coslet
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  • The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 14th year in professional football and its 12th with the National Football League (NFL). The team won their first AFC Championship, but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco. Cincinnati had at least a share of the AFC Central lead the entire season. On December 13, quarterback Ken Anderson threw two touchdown passes as the Bengals clinched the division with a 17–10 win over the Steelers. Ken Anderson led the NFL in passing in 1981 with a 98.5 rating. (en)
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