1971 New Orleans Saints 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
4-8-2 0-0 3666 1955 1711 25 242 4438 2238 2200 45 260
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The New Orleans Saints' fifth season was in 1971, playing their home games at Tulane Stadium. During the offseason they hired J.D. Roberts to lead the team. Roberts previously was the interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints and had three years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 4-8-2, 2-4-1 at home and 2-4-1 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Los Angeles Rams 24-20
Week 2 San Francisco 49ers 20-38
Week 3 @ Houston Oilers 13-13
Week 4 @ Chicago Bears 14-35
Week 5 Dallas Cowboys 24-14
Week 6 @ Atlanta Falcons 6-28
Week 7 @ Washington Redskins 14-24
Week 8 Oakland Raiders 21-21
Week 9 @ San Francisco 49ers 26-20
Week 10 Minnesota Vikings 10-23
Week 11 @ Green Bay Packers 29-21
Week 12 @ Los Angeles Rams 28-45
Week 13 Cleveland Browns 17-21
Week 14 Atlanta Falcons 20-24

Coaches

Head Coach: J.D. Roberts Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp Kicking Coach: Charlie Tate Chief Scout: Bob Whitman Owner: John Mecom