1971 Cleveland Browns schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-5-0 0-1 4022 2395 1627 50 242 4465 2110 2355 43 248
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The Cleveland Browns' twenty-sixth season was in 1971, playing their home games at Cleveland Stadium. During the offseason they hired Nick Skorich to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for three years. They finished the year 9-5-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Baltimore Colts 20-3.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Houston Oilers 31-0
Week 2 @ Baltimore Colts 14-13
Week 3 Oakland Raiders 20-34
Week 4 Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17
Week 5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27-24
Week 6 Denver Broncos 0-27
Week 7 Atlanta Falcons 14-31
Week 8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9-26
Week 9 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7-13
Week 10 New England Patriots 27-7
Week 11 @ Houston Oilers 37-24
Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals 31-27
Week 13 @ New Orleans Saints 21-17
Week 14 @ Washington Redskins 20-13

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Baltimore Colts 3-20

Coaches

Head Coach: Nick Skorich Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker Offensive Line Coach: Ray Prochaska Defensive Line Coach: Dick Modzelewski Secondary Coach: Richie McCabe Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy