1971 New Orleans Saints Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-8-2
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: J.D. Roberts (4-8-2)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1971 New Orleans Saints Statistics
1971 New Orleans Saints Roster

The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 4 wins and 8 losses and 2 ties, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Saints racked up 266 points, but the shaky defensive squad conceded 347. Jim Strong carried the ball for a team-leading 404 yards for New Orleans, while James Ford and Bob Gresham additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Edd Hargett tossed for 1,191 yards, and Archie Manning took a significant amount of snaps also. Danny Abramowicz grabbed 37 passes for 657 yards. Dave Parks contributed to the receiving game, too.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers. Hugo Hollas and Delles Howell each seized 5 opponent throws.

J.D. Roberts coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 266
Regular Season Points Against: 347

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals 20 at New Orleans Saints 24 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 26, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 38 at New Orleans Saints 20 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
October 3, 1971 New Orleans Saints 13 at Houston Oilers 13 T 1-1-0 0-0-1 1-1-1
October 10, 1971 New Orleans Saints 14 at Chicago Bears 35 L 1-1-0 0-1-1 1-2-1
October 17, 1971 Dallas Cowboys 14 at New Orleans Saints 24 W 2-1-0 0-1-1 2-2-1
October 24, 1971 New Orleans Saints 6 at Atlanta Falcons 28 L 2-1-0 0-2-1 2-3-1
October 31, 1971 New Orleans Saints 14 at Washington Redskins 24 L 2-1-0 0-3-1 2-4-1
November 7, 1971 Oakland Raiders 21 at New Orleans Saints 21 T 2-1-1 0-3-1 2-4-2
November 14, 1971 New Orleans Saints 26 at San Francisco 49ers 20 W 2-1-1 1-3-1 3-4-2
November 21, 1971 Minnesota Vikings 23 at New Orleans Saints 10 L 2-2-1 1-3-1 3-5-2
November 28, 1971 New Orleans Saints 29 at Green Bay Packers 21 W 2-2-1 2-3-1 4-5-2 Milwaukee
December 5, 1971 New Orleans Saints 28 at Los Angeles Rams 45 L 2-2-1 2-4-1 4-6-2
December 12, 1971 Cleveland Browns 21 at New Orleans Saints 17 L 2-3-1 2-4-1 4-7-2
December 19, 1971 Atlanta Falcons 24 at New Orleans Saints 20 L 2-4-1 2-4-1 4-8-2