1971 San Diego Chargers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Harland Svare (2-2)
Coach: Sid Gillman (4-6)
Location: San Diego, California
1971 San Diego Chargers Roster
The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.
San Diego scored 311 points, while the shaky defensive squad allowed 341. John Hadl passed for 3,075 yards. Gary Garrison paced pass catchers, grabbing 42 passes for 889 yards. Billy Parks and Mike Garrett were targeted regularly as well.
Mike Garrett carried the ball for a team-best 591 yards for the Chargers.
Bryant Salter intercepted 6 opponent throws.
Harland Svare and Sid Gillman coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 311
Regular Season Points Against: 341
|September 19, 1971||Kansas City Chiefs 14 at San Diego Chargers 21||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 26, 1971||Oakland Raiders 34 at San Diego Chargers 0||L||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0|
|October 3, 1971||San Diego Chargers 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers 21||L||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0|
|October 10, 1971||San Diego Chargers 10 at Kansas City Chiefs 31||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0|
|October 17, 1971||San Diego Chargers 16 at Denver Broncos 20||L||1-1-0||0-3-0||1-4-0|
|October 23, 1971||Buffalo Bills 3 at San Diego Chargers 20||W||2-1-0||0-3-0||2-4-0|
|October 31, 1971||New York Jets 21 at San Diego Chargers 49||W||3-1-0||0-3-0||3-4-0|
|November 7, 1971||San Diego Chargers 17 at New York Giants 35||L||3-1-0||0-4-0||3-5-0|
|November 15, 1971||St. Louis Cardinals 17 at San Diego Chargers 20||W||4-1-0||0-4-0||4-5-0|
|November 21, 1971||San Diego Chargers 33 at Oakland Raiders 34||L||4-1-0||0-5-0||4-6-0|
|November 28, 1971||San Diego Chargers 0 at Cincinnati Bengals 31||L||4-1-0||0-6-0||4-7-0|
|December 5, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 14 at San Diego Chargers 30||W||5-1-0||0-6-0||5-7-0|
|December 12, 1971||Denver Broncos 17 at San Diego Chargers 45||W||6-1-0||0-6-0||6-7-0|
|December 19, 1971||San Diego Chargers 33 at Houston Oilers 49||L||6-1-0||0-7-0||6-8-0|