1971 San Diego Chargers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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