1971 San Diego Chargers season

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1971 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Harland Svare
General manager Harland Svare
Owner Gene Klein
Home field San Diego Stadium
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1971 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–6–3 record in 1970. It was Harland Svare's first season as the team's head coach. After a 1-4 start, the Chargers would slightly improve, winning 3 of their next 4 games. However, they would lose 3 of their final 5 games en route to a 6-8 finish.

Roster[edit]

1971 San Diego Chargers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs W 21–14
54,061
2 September 26, 1971 Oakland Raiders L 34–0
54,084
3 October 3, 1971 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–17
44,339
4 October 10, 1971 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31–10
50,514
5 October 17, 1971 at Denver Broncos L 20–16
51,200
6 October 23, 1971 Buffalo Bills W 20–3
49,261
7 October 31, 1971 New York Jets W 49–21
44,786
8 November 7, 1971 at New York Giants L 35–17
62,905
9 November 15, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals W 20–17
46,486
10 November 21, 1971 at Oakland Raiders L 34–33
54,681
11 November 28, 1971 at Cincinnati Bengals L 31–0
59,580
12 December 5, 1971 Minnesota Vikings W 30–14
54,505
13 December 12, 1971 Denver Broncos W 45–17
44,347
14 December 19, 1971 at Houston Oilers L 49–33
35,959

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.

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