1971 Cleveland Browns Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Nick Skorich (9-5)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1971 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1971 Cleveland Browns Roster

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Browns chalked up 285 points, and the defensive unit surrendered 273. Bill Nelsen threw for 2,319 yards. Fair Hooker snagged 45 passes for 649 yards. Milt Morin and Frank Pitts contributed to the receiving game also.

Leroy Kelly ran for a team-leading 865 yards for Cleveland.

Walt Sumner picked off 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Nick Skorich coached the team. The 1971 Cleveland Browns lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 285
Regular Season Points Against: 273

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Houston Oilers 0 at Cleveland Browns 31 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 26, 1971 Cleveland Browns 14 at Baltimore Colts 13 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
October 4, 1971 Oakland Raiders 34 at Cleveland Browns 20 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 10, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 at Cleveland Browns 27 W 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0
October 17, 1971 Cleveland Browns 27 at Cincinnati Bengals 24 W 2-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0
October 24, 1971 Denver Broncos 27 at Cleveland Browns 0 L 2-2-0 2-0-0 4-2-0
October 31, 1971 Atlanta Falcons 31 at Cleveland Browns 14 L 2-3-0 2-0-0 4-3-0
November 7, 1971 Cleveland Browns 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers 26 L 2-3-0 2-1-0 4-4-0
November 14, 1971 Cleveland Browns 7 at Kansas City Chiefs 13 L 2-3-0 2-2-0 4-5-0
November 21, 1971 New England Patriots 7 at Cleveland Browns 27 W 3-3-0 2-2-0 5-5-0
November 28, 1971 Cleveland Browns 37 at Houston Oilers 24 W 3-3-0 3-2-0 6-5-0
December 5, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals 27 at Cleveland Browns 31 W 4-3-0 3-2-0 7-5-0
December 12, 1971 Cleveland Browns 21 at New Orleans Saints 17 W 4-3-0 4-2-0 8-5-0
December 19, 1971 Cleveland Browns 20 at Washington Redskins 13 W 4-3-0 5-2-0 9-5-0
December 26, 1971 Baltimore Colts 20 at Cleveland Browns 3 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 AFC Divisional Playoff


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