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. 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