1971 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-6-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Joe Schmidt (7-6-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1971 Detroit Lions Statistics
1971 Detroit Lions Roster

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 7 wins and 6 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit moved the ball well, scoring 341 points, while the defensive squad yielded 286. Steve Owens rushed for a team-leading 1,035 yards for the Lions.

Greg Landry threw for 2,237 yards. Steve Owens topped all receivers, hauling in 32 balls, while Earl McCullouch added 552 receiving yards. Charlie Sanders, Larry Walton and Altie Taylor each were targeted regularly also.

Dick LeBeau picked off 6 opponent throws.

Joe Schmidt coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 341
Regular Season Points Against: 286

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 20, 1971 Minnesota Vikings 16 at Detroit Lions 13 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 Detroit Lions 34 at New England Patriots 7 W 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
October 3, 1971 Atlanta Falcons 38 at Detroit Lions 41 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 10, 1971 Green Bay Packers 28 at Detroit Lions 31 W 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0
October 17, 1971 Detroit Lions 31 at Houston Oilers 7 W 2-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0
October 24, 1971 Chicago Bears 28 at Detroit Lions 23 L 2-2-0 2-0-0 4-2-0
November 1, 1971 Detroit Lions 14 at Green Bay Packers 14 T 2-2-0 2-0-1 4-2-1 Milwaukee
November 7, 1971 Detroit Lions 24 at Denver Broncos 20 W 2-2-0 3-0-1 5-2-1
November 14, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals 21 at Detroit Lions 13 L 2-3-0 3-0-1 5-3-1
November 21, 1971 Detroit Lions 28 at Chicago Bears 3 W 2-3-0 4-0-1 6-3-1
November 25, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 21 at Detroit Lions 32 W 3-3-0 4-0-1 7-3-1
December 5, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles 23 at Detroit Lions 20 L 3-4-0 4-0-1 7-4-1
December 11, 1971 Detroit Lions 10 at Minnesota Vikings 29 L 3-4-0 4-1-1 7-5-1
December 19, 1971 Detroit Lions 27 at San Francisco 49ers 31 L 3-4-0 4-2-1 7-6-1


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