1971 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results
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 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
|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|