1971 Houston Oilers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-9-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Ed Hughes (4-9-1)
Location: Houston, Texas
1971 Houston Oilers Roster
1971 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 4 wins and 9 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Houston scored 251 points, while the defensive squad allowed 330. Dan Pastorini passed for 1,702 yards. Jim Beirne topped pass catchers, hauling in 38 passes, while Charlie Joiner added 681 receiving yards.

Robert Holmes ran for a team-leading 288 yards for the Oilers, and Woody Campbell also aided the ground game.

Ken Houston picked off 9 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ed Hughes coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dan Pastorini27012747.017026.372.6217.8622015243.8
Charley Johnson944648.95926.333.277.47086148.7
Lynn Dickey571933.33155.500.0915.84232113.3
Woody Campbell22100.03417.02100.000.02000158.3
Totals42319445.926436.2122.8378.770 31234


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Robert Holmes912883.231 4
Woody Campbell962592.718 1
Dan Pastorini261405.427 3
Joe Dawkins421353.221 2
Ward Walsh381293.419 0
Leroy Sledge24743.119 0
Dickie Post22421.910 0
Mike Richardson17331.913 0
Lynn Dickey144.00
Andy Hopkins221.00
Charley Johnson200.00
Totals36111063.131 10


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Beirne3855014.540 1
Charlie Joiner3168122.070 7
Alvin Reed2540816.336 1
Ken Burrough2537014.862 1
Woody Campbell201799.024 0
Robert Holmes171388.122 0
Joe Dawkins9535.913 0
Willie Frazier811314.133 0
Ward Walsh6366.016 1
Leroy Sledge6325.310 1
Dickie Post56613.228 0
Mike Richardson4174.20
Totals194264313.670 12


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Mark Moseley272592.6261661.573
Braden Beck2150.02150.04


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dan Pastorini75304440.662

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Linzy Cole141077.631 0
Ken Houston16915.715 0
Floyd Rice200.00
Totals321986.231 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Linzy Cole3283426.145 0
Zeke Moore1021421.428 0
Ken Burrough815719.630 0
Robert Holmes512925.829 0
Mike Richardson12626.026 0
Charlie Joiner12525.025 0
Ward Walsh12424.024 0
Floyd Rice100.00
Totals59140923.945 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Houston922024.448 4
John Charles59418.851 0
Willie Alexander47418.536 0
Zeke Moore3299.726 0
Bob Atkins12525.025 1
Lee Brooks11414.014 0
Totals2345619.851 5

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Mark Moseley1625073
Charlie Joiner7000042
Ken Houston04100030
Robert Holmes40000024
Dan Pastorini300018
Joe Dawkins2000012
Bob Atkins10006
Jim Beirne10006
Ken Burrough100006
Ward Walsh0100006
Garland Boyette10006
Alvin Reed10006
Leroy Sledge010006
Woody Campbell100006
Braden Beck1104


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