1971 San Diego Chargers 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
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.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Kansas City Chiefs 21-14
Week 2 Oakland Raiders 0-34
Week 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17-21
Week 4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10-31
Week 5 @ Denver Broncos 16-20
Week 6 Buffalo Bills 20-3
Week 7 New York Jets 49-21
Week 8 @ New York Giants 17-35
Week 9 St. Louis Cardinals 20-17
Week 10 @ Oakland Raiders 33-34
Week 11 @ Cincinnati Bengals 0-31
Week 12 Minnesota Vikings 30-14
Week 13 Denver Broncos 45-17
Week 14 @ Houston Oilers 33-49

Coaches

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