1971 Detroit Lions 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
7-6-1 0-0 4577 2201 2376 33 269 3859 2017 1842 33 210
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The Detroit Lions' forty-second season was in 1971, and it was the fifth season Joe Schmidt served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Tiger Stadium. They finished the season 7-6-1, 3-4-0 at home and 4-2-1 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Minnesota Vikings 13-16
Week 2 @ New England Patriots 34-7
Week 3 Atlanta Falcons 41-38
Week 4 Green Bay Packers 31-28
Week 5 @ Houston Oilers 31-7
Week 6 Chicago Bears 23-28
Week 7 @ Green Bay Packers 14-14
Week 8 @ Denver Broncos 24-20
Week 9 Los Angeles Rams 13-21
Week 10 @ Chicago Bears 28-3
Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs 32-21
Week 12 Philadelphia Eagles 20-23
Week 13 @ Minnesota Vikings 10-29
Week 14 @ San Francisco 49ers 27-31

Coaches

Head Coach: Joe Schmidt Offensive Coordinator: Bill McPeak Overall Defensive Coach: Jim David Wide Receivers Coach: John North Offensive Line Coach: Chuck Knox Defensive Line Coach: Jim Richard "Jungle Jim" Martin General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb