1971 Washington Redskins 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
9-4-1 0-1 4222 2366 1856 38 225 3808 2300 1508 41 224
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The Washington Redskins' fortieth season was in 1971, playing their home games at RFK Stadium. During the offseason they hired George Allen to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for five years. They finished the year 9-4-1 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers 24-20. At the end of the season, George Allen was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24-17
Week 2 @ New York Giants 30-3
Week 3 @ Dallas Cowboys 20-16
Week 4 Houston Oilers 22-13
Week 5 St. Louis Cardinals 20-0
Week 6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20-27
Week 7 New Orleans Saints 24-14
Week 8 Philadelphia Eagles 7-7
Week 9 @ Chicago Bears 15-16
Week 10 Dallas Cowboys 0-13
Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20-13
Week 12 New York Giants 23-7
Week 13 @ Los Angeles Rams 38-24
Week 14 Cleveland Browns 13-20


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 20-24

1971 Washington Redskins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: George Allen Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda Defensive Coordinator: Torgy Torgeson Offensive Line Coach: Mike McCormack Defensive Backs Coach: Charley Winner Assistant Coach: Mike McCormack Director of Player Personnel: C.A. Temerario Executive Assistant to the General Manager: C.A. Temerario