1971 Houston Oilers 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
4-9-1 0-0 3515 2409 1106 51 201 3795 2072 1723 37 237
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The Houston Oilers' twelfth season was in 1971, playing their home games at Reliant Astrodome. During the offseason they hired Ed Hughes to lead the team. Hughes previously was the backs coach/chief of offense of the San Francisco 49ers and had eleven years of coaching experience in the AFL and NFL. They finished the season 4-9-1, 3-3-1 at home and 1-6-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Cleveland Browns 0-31
Week 2 Kansas City Chiefs 16-20
Week 3 New Orleans Saints 13-13
Week 4 @ Washington Redskins 13-22
Week 5 Detroit Lions 7-31
Week 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16-23
Week 7 Cincinnati Bengals 10-6
Week 8 @ New England Patriots 20-28
Week 9 @ Oakland Raiders 21-41
Week 10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13-28
Week 11 Cleveland Browns 24-37
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers 29-3
Week 13 @ Buffalo Bills 20-14
Week 14 San Diego Chargers 49-33

Coaches

Head Coach: Ed Hughes Wide Receivers Coach: Fran Polsfoot Offensive Line Coach: Ernie Zwahlen Offensive Backs Coach: Walt Schlinkman Defensive Line Coach: Walt Yowarsky Linebackers Coach: George Dickson Defensive Backs Coach: Burnie Miller Special Teams Coach: George Dickson