1971 New England Patriots 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 3556 1887 1669 32 190 4072 2154 1918 29 237
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The New England Patriots' twelfth season was in 1971, playing their home games at Schaefer Stadium. During the offseason they hired John Mazur to lead the team. Mazur previously was the interim head coach/offensive backfield coach of the Boston Patriots and had nine years of coaching experience in the AFL and NFL. They finished the season 6-8-0, 5-2-0 at home and 1-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Oakland Raiders 20-6
Week 2 Detroit Lions 7-34
Week 3 Baltimore Colts 3-23
Week 4 New York Jets 20-0
Week 5 @ Miami Dolphins 3-41
Week 6 @ Dallas Cowboys 21-44
Week 7 @ San Francisco 49ers 10-27
Week 8 Houston Oilers 28-20
Week 9 Buffalo Bills 38-33
Week 10 @ Cleveland Browns 7-27
Week 11 @ Buffalo Bills 20-27
Week 12 Miami Dolphins 34-13
Week 13 @ New York Jets 6-13
Week 14 @ Baltimore Colts 21-17

Coaches

Head Coach: John Mazur Wide Receivers Coach: Sam Rutigliano, Jerry Stoltz Offensive Line Coach: Bruce Beatty Offensive Backs Coach: Sam Rutigliano Defensive Line Coach: Dick Evans Linebackers Coach: John Meyer Defensive Backfield Coach: Tom Fletcher