1971 Buffalo Bills Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 1-13
Finishing 5th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Harvey Johnson (1-13)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1971 Buffalo Bills Statistics
1971 Buffalo Bills Roster

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 1 wins and 13 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Bills scored only 184 points, worst in the league, and the leaky defense surrendered 394, most in the circuit. Dennis Shaw passed for 1,813 yards. Marlin Briscoe topped all receivers, hauling in 44 balls for 603 yards. Haven Moses and Wayne Patrick provided receiving help as well.

O.J. Simpson rushed for a team-leading 742 yards for Buffalo.

Robert James picked off 4 opponent throws.

Harvey Johnson coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 184
Regular Season Points Against: 394

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Dallas Cowboys 49 at Buffalo Bills 37 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 Miami Dolphins 29 at Buffalo Bills 14 L 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
October 3, 1971 Buffalo Bills 0 at Minnesota Vikings 19 L 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-3-0
October 10, 1971 Baltimore Colts 43 at Buffalo Bills 0 L 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-4-0
October 17, 1971 Buffalo Bills 17 at New York Jets 28 L 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-5-0
October 23, 1971 Buffalo Bills 3 at San Diego Chargers 20 L 0-3-0 0-3-0 0-6-0
October 31, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals 28 at Buffalo Bills 23 L 0-4-0 0-3-0 0-7-0
November 7, 1971 Buffalo Bills 0 at Miami Dolphins 34 L 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-8-0
November 14, 1971 Buffalo Bills 33 at New England Patriots 38 L 0-4-0 0-5-0 0-9-0
November 21, 1971 New York Jets 20 at Buffalo Bills 7 L 0-5-0 0-5-0 0-10-0
November 28, 1971 New England Patriots 20 at Buffalo Bills 27 W 1-5-0 0-5-0 1-10-0
December 5, 1971 Buffalo Bills 0 at Baltimore Colts 24 L 1-5-0 0-6-0 1-11-0
December 12, 1971 Houston Oilers 20 at Buffalo Bills 14 L 1-6-0 0-6-0 1-12-0
December 19, 1971 Buffalo Bills 9 at Kansas City Chiefs 22 L 1-6-0 0-7-0 1-13-0


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