1971 Kansas City Chiefs Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-3-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Hank Stram (10-3-1)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1971 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics
1971 Kansas City Chiefs Roster

The Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Kansas City scored 302 points, while the rigid defensive squad conceded 208. Ed Podolak carried the ball for a team-leading 708 yards for the Chiefs, and Wendell Hayes also aided the ground game.

Len Dawson passed for 2,504 yards. Otis Taylor topped the receiving corps, grabbing 57 passes for 1,110 yards.

Emmitt Thomas intercepted 8 opponent throws.

Hank Stram coached the team. The 1971 Kansas City Chiefs lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 302
Regular Season Points Against: 208

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 14 at San Diego Chargers 21 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 20 at Houston Oilers 16 W 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
October 3, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 16 at Denver Broncos 3 W 0-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
October 10, 1971 San Diego Chargers 10 at Kansas City Chiefs 31 W 1-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
October 18, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 at Kansas City Chiefs 38 W 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
October 24, 1971 Washington Redskins 20 at Kansas City Chiefs 27 W 3-0-0 2-1-0 5-1-0
October 31, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 20 at Oakland Raiders 20 T 3-0-0 2-1-1 5-1-1
November 7, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 10 at New York Jets 13 L 3-0-0 2-2-1 5-2-1
November 14, 1971 Cleveland Browns 7 at Kansas City Chiefs 13 W 4-0-0 2-2-1 6-2-1
November 21, 1971 Denver Broncos 10 at Kansas City Chiefs 28 W 5-0-0 2-2-1 7-2-1
November 25, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 21 at Detroit Lions 32 L 5-0-0 2-3-1 7-3-1
December 6, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 26 at San Francisco 49ers 17 W 5-0-0 3-3-1 8-3-1
December 12, 1971 Oakland Raiders 14 at Kansas City Chiefs 16 W 6-0-0 3-3-1 9-3-1
December 19, 1971 Buffalo Bills 9 at Kansas City Chiefs 22 W 7-0-0 3-3-1 10-3-1
December 25, 1971 Miami Dolphins 27 at Kansas City Chiefs 24 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 2OT AFC Divisional Playoff


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