1971 Houston Oilers season
Head Coach Ed Hughes
Home Field Astrodome
Results
Record 4–9–1
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 Houston Oilers season was their 12th season overall and second with the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 3–10–1, winning four games.[1] They missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 at Cleveland Browns L 31–0
73,387
2 September 26, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs L 20–16
46,498
3 October 3, 1971 New Orleans Saints T 13–13
47,966
4 October 10, 1971 at Washington Redskins L 22–13
53,041
5 October 17, 1971 Detroit Lions L 31–7
45,885
6 October 24, 1971 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–16
45,872
7 October 31, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals W 10–6
37,947
8 November 7, 1971 at New England Patriots L 28–20
53,155
9 November 14, 1971 at Oakland Raiders L 41–21
54,705
10 November 21, 1971 at Cincinnati Bengals L 28–13
59,390
11 November 28, 1971 Cleveland Browns L 37–24
37,921
12 December 5, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers W 29–3
37,778
13 December 12, 1971 at Buffalo Bills W 20–14
28,107
14 December 19, 1971 San Diego Chargers W 49–33
35,959

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 285 273 W-5
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 246 292 L-1
Houston Oilers 4 9 1 .308 251 330 W-3
Cincinnati Bengals 4 10 0 .286 284 265 L-3

References[edit | edit source]

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