1971 Houston Oilers season

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1971 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Ed Hughes
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1970 1972 >

The 1971 Houston Oilers season was the team's 12th season, and second with the National Football League. The Oilers improved on their previous season's output of three victories, winning four games in 1971.[1] They missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

The 1971 Oilers are the only team in NFL history to throw three-or-more interceptions in ten different games.[2] (The team was 2–7–1 in those games.)

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1971 NFL draft
1971 Houston Oilers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Dan Pastorini *  Quarterback Santa Clara
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule[edit]

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]

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

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