1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Noll (6-8)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Steelers racked up 246 points, but the defense allowed 292. John Fuqua carried the ball for a team-best 625 yards for Pittsburgh, and Preston Pearson additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Terry Bradshaw threw for 2,259 yards. John Fuqua grabbed 49 passes, while Dave Smith accumulated 663 receiving yards.

John Rowser picked off 4 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 246
Regular Season Points Against: 292

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 at Chicago Bears 17 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers 21 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
October 3, 1971 San Diego Chargers 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers 21 W 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
October 10, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 at Cleveland Browns 27 L 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
October 18, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 at Kansas City Chiefs 38 L 2-0-0 0-3-0 2-3-0
October 24, 1971 Houston Oilers 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers 23 W 3-0-0 0-3-0 3-3-0
October 31, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Baltimore Colts 34 L 3-0-0 0-4-0 3-4-0
November 7, 1971 Cleveland Browns 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers 26 W 4-0-0 0-4-0 4-4-0
November 14, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Miami Dolphins 24 L 4-0-0 0-5-0 4-5-0
November 21, 1971 New York Giants 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers 17 W 5-0-0 0-5-0 5-5-0
November 28, 1971 Denver Broncos 22 at Pittsburgh Steelers 10 L 5-1-0 0-5-0 5-6-0
December 5, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 at Houston Oilers 29 L 5-1-0 0-6-0 5-7-0
December 12, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Cincinnati Bengals 13 W 5-1-0 1-6-0 6-7-0
December 19, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers 14 L 5-2-0 1-6-0 6-8-0