1971 Oakland Raiders season

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1971 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Owner F. Wayne Valley
Home field Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 8–4–2
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1971 Oakland Raiders season was the team's 12th season. After winning the AFC West in 1970, the Raiders failed to make the playoffs as their main rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, would win the division title.

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 1971 NFL Draft
1971 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 19 Jack Tatum  DB Ohio St
2 45 Phil Villapiano  LB Bowling Green St
3 73 Warren Koegel  C Penn St
4 97 Clarence Davis  RB USC
5 123 Bob Moore  TE Stanford
6 149 Greg Slough  LB USC
7 157 Don Martin  DB Yale
9 227 Dave Garnett  RB Pittsburgh
10 238 Bill West  DB Tennessee St
10 253 Tim Oesterling  DT UCLA
11 279 Jim Poston  DT South Carolina
12 305 Horace Jones  DE Louisville
13 334 Mick Natzel  DB Central Michigan
14 357 Tom Gipson  DT North Texas
15 383 Andy Giles  LB William & Mary
16 412 Tony Stawarz  DB Miami (FL)
17 442 Charles Hill  WR Sam Houston St
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Roster[edit]

1971 Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 at New England Patriots L 20–6
55,405
2 September 26, 1971 at San Diego Chargers W 34–0
54,084
3 October 4, 1971 at Cleveland Browns W 34–20
84,285
4 October 10, 1971 at Denver Broncos W 27–16
51,200
5 October 17, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles W 34–10
54,615
6 October 24, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals W 31–27
54,699
7 October 31, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs T 20–20
54,715
8 November 7, 1971 at New Orleans Saints T 21–21
83,102
9 November 14, 1971 Houston Oilers W 41–21
54,705
10 November 21, 1971 San Diego Chargers W 34–33
54,681
11 November 28, 1971 Baltimore Colts L 37–14
54,689
12 December 5, 1971 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–13
58,850
13 December 12, 1971 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–14
51,215
14 December 19, 1971 Denver Broncos W 21–13
54,651

Game notes[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 3 3 14 14 34
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0

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Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 3 14 7 27
Broncos 3 6 0 7 16

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 0 0 10 13
Raiders 7 7 0 7 21

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Kansas City Chiefs 10 3 1 .769 4–1–1 8–2–1 302 208 W3
Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 .667 4–1–1 7–3–1 344 278 W1
San Diego Chargers 6 8 0 .429 2–4 4–7 311 341 L1
Denver Broncos 4 9 1 .308 1–5 3–6–1 203 275 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]