1971 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-9-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Ed Hughes (4-9-1)
Location: Houston, Texas
1971 Houston Oilers Statistics
1971 Houston Oilers Roster

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 4 wins and 9 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Oilers scored 251 points, but the defensive squad allowed 330. Dan Pastorini passed for 1,702 yards. Jim Beirne topped pass catchers, hauling in 38 passes, while Charlie Joiner added 681 receiving yards.

Robert Holmes ran for a team-leading 288 yards for Houston, and Woody Campbell also aided the ground game.

Ken Houston picked off 9 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ed Hughes coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 251
Regular Season Points Against: 330

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Houston Oilers 0 at Cleveland Browns 31 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 20 at Houston Oilers 16 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
October 3, 1971 New Orleans Saints 13 at Houston Oilers 13 T 0-1-1 0-1-0 0-2-1
October 10, 1971 Houston Oilers 13 at Washington Redskins 22 L 0-1-1 0-2-0 0-3-1
October 17, 1971 Detroit Lions 31 at Houston Oilers 7 L 0-2-1 0-2-0 0-4-1
October 24, 1971 Houston Oilers 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers 23 L 0-2-1 0-3-0 0-5-1
October 31, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals 6 at Houston Oilers 10 W 1-2-1 0-3-0 1-5-1
November 7, 1971 Houston Oilers 20 at New England Patriots 28 L 1-2-1 0-4-0 1-6-1
November 14, 1971 Houston Oilers 21 at Oakland Raiders 41 L 1-2-1 0-5-0 1-7-1
November 21, 1971 Houston Oilers 13 at Cincinnati Bengals 28 L 1-2-1 0-6-0 1-8-1
November 28, 1971 Cleveland Browns 37 at Houston Oilers 24 L 1-3-1 0-6-0 1-9-1
December 5, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 at Houston Oilers 29 W 2-3-1 0-6-0 2-9-1
December 12, 1971 Houston Oilers 20 at Buffalo Bills 14 W 2-3-1 1-6-0 3-9-1
December 19, 1971 San Diego Chargers 33 at Houston Oilers 49 W 3-3-1 1-6-0 4-9-1