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1971 Detroit Lions

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7-6-1, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 286 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of 55 points (3.9/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-5.6.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (7-6-1)

Stadium: Tiger Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 20 boxscore L 0-1 Minnesota Vikings 13 16 15 221 61 160 2 14 275 232 43 4
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ New England Patriots 34 7 19 368 204 164 10 246 101 145 3
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 41 38 23 318 95 223 2 16 342 295 47 5
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 31 28 26 465 287 178 4 14 263 137 126 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 @ Houston Oilers 31 7 20 385 155 230 3 13 295 209 86 5
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-2 Chicago Bears 23 28 17 261 145 116 2 17 323 150 173
7 Mon November 1 boxscore T 4-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 14 18 291 101 190 4 13 218 218 1
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-2-1 @ Denver Broncos 24 20 19 418 190 228 2 20 360 157 203 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-3-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 21 21 317 140 177 1 19 311 170 141 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 3 14 256 70 186 3 8 118 6 112 4
11 Thu November 25 boxscore W 7-3-1 Kansas City Chiefs 32 21 22 381 223 158 2 19 258 139 119 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 20 23 20 350 225 125 2 20 359 214 145 1
13 Sat December 11 boxscore L 7-5-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 29 17 236 129 107 5 7 134 21 113 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 7-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 31 18 310 176 134 1 20 357 186 171 1