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1971 New England Patriots

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 238 points (17.0/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 21st.
 Differential of -87 points (-6.2/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: John Mazur (6-8-0)

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

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 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-0 Oakland Raiders 20 6 12 261 127 134 3 20 304 99 205 4
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-1 Detroit Lions 7 34 10 246 101 145 3 19 368 204 164
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 1-2 Baltimore Colts 3 23 9 151 62 89 1 24 358 222 136 2
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-2 New York Jets 20 0 15 337 130 207 2 11 121 8 113 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 3 41 11 117 82 35 3 19 431 216 215
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 44 17 259 183 76 3 20 406 238 168
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 10 27 11 246 69 177 3 13 247 176 71 5
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-5 Houston Oilers 28 20 21 253 154 99 16 331 260 71 3
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 4-5 Buffalo Bills 38 33 9 299 180 119 3 15 217 128 89 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-6 @ Cleveland Browns 7 27 19 292 169 123 4 19 321 146 175
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-7 @ Buffalo Bills 20 27 15 294 105 189 3 15 264 117 147 1
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 5-7 Miami Dolphins 34 13 14 308 223 85 12 197 99 98 5
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 5-8 @ New York Jets 6 13 16 250 150 100 2 17 261 95 166 4
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 6-8 @ Baltimore Colts 21 17 11 243 152 91 2 17 246 146 100 2