| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|6-8-0 ||0-0 ||4738 ||3134 ||1604 ||43 ||264 ||4558 ||2262 ||2296 ||32 ||272 |
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The San Diego Chargers' twelfth season was in 1971, playing their home games at San Diego Stadium. During the offseason they hired Sid Gillman to lead the team. Gillman brought fifteen years of experience as a head coach. They finished the season 6-8-0, 6-1-0 at home and 0-7-0 on the road. At the end of the season, John Hadl was awarded with the Man of the Year award.
1971 San Diego Chargers Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Sid Gillman Interim Head Coach: Harland Svare Defensive Coordinator: Phil Bengtson Defensive Line Coach: Bum Phillips Defensive Backs Coach: Jackie Simpson General Manager: Harland Svare