1971 NFL season

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1971 National Football League season
Preseason July 30-September 12, 1971
Regular Season September 19-December 19, 1971
Postseason December 25, 1971-January 23, 1972
1970 • NFL seasons • 1972

The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. The season ended with Super Bowl VI when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Miami Dolphins 24–3 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. The Pro Bowl took place on January 23, 1972, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; the NFC beat the AFC 26–13.

Publications

Programs
Week Date Teams Venue
Preseason July 30, 1971 College All-Stars vs. Baltimore Colts Soldier Field
July 31, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Oilers Fawcett Stadium
August 6, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
August 7, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs Memorial Stadium
August 7, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets Tampa Stadium
August 7, 1971 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Milwaukee County Stadium
August 7, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Washington Redskins San Diego Stadium
August 9, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. New York Giants Astrodome
August 9, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
August 13, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
August 14, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears Memorial Stadium
August 14, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals Tiger Stadium
August 14, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
August 14, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings San Diego Stadium
August 14, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Oilers Busch Memorial Stadium
August 15, 1971 New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Schaefer Stadium
August 16, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Buffalo Bills Veterans Stadium
August 20, 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns Cotton Bowl
August 21, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Astrodome
August 21, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams California Memorial Stadium
August 21, 1971 Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
August 21, 1971 Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Metropolitan Stadium
August 22, 1971 New York Giants vs. New York Jets Yale Bowl
August 22, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers Candlestick Park
August 26, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Dallas Cowboys Astrodome
August 28, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns Notre Dame Stadium
August 28, 1971 Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders Lambeau Field
August 28, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos Joe Albi Stadium
August 28, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Colts RFK Stadium
August 29, 1971 New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams Schaefer Stadium
September 3, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys Memorial Stadium
September 4, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers Riverfront Stadium
September 4, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants Cleveland Stadium
September 4, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills Tiger Stadium
September 4, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Chicago Bears Astrodome
September 4, 1971 New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles Tulane Stadium
September 4, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Cleveland Stadium
September 4, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
September 11, 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs Cotton Bowl
September 11, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals RFK Stadium
September 12, 1971 New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Yankee Stadium
September 12, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions Veterans Stadium
Week 1 September 19, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. New York Jets Memorial Stadium
September 19, 1971 Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys War Memorial Stadium
September 19, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Soldier Field
September 19, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers Cleveland Stadium
September 19, 1971 Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants Lambeau Field
September 19, 1971 New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders Schaefer Stadium
September 19, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Stadium
September 20, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Tiger Stadium
Week 2 September 26, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Cleveland Browns Memorial Stadium
September 26, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Astrodome
September 26, 1971 New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions Schaefer Stadium
September 26, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium
September 26, 1971 Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers Milwaukee County Stadium
September 26, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
September 26, 1971 New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Yankee Stadium
September 26, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
September 26, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders San Diego Stadium
Week 3 October 3, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons Tiger Stadium
October 3, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 3, 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
October 3, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. New Orleans Saints Astrodome
October 4, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders Cleveland Stadium
Week 4 October 10, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. Houston Oilers RFK Stadium
October 10, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins Riverfront Stadium
October 10, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Soldier Field
October 10, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Stadium
October 10, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Tiger Stadium
October 10, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings Veterans Stadium
October 11, 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Cotton Bowl
Week 5 October 17, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Detroit Lions Astrodome
October 17, 1971 New York Giants vs. Baltimore Colts Yankee Stadium
October 17, 1971 New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Shea Stadium
October 17, 1971 Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots Orange Bowl
October 17, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 17, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears Candlestick Park
Week 6 October 23, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills San Diego Stadium
October 24, 1971 Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Atlanta Stadium
October 24, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Cleveland Stadium
October 24, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 24, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 24, 1971 New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Shea Stadium
Week 7 October 31, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Memorial Stadium
October 31, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons Cleveland Stadium
October 31, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys Soldier Field
October 31, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Astrodome
October 31, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 31, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Miami Dolphins Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 31, 1971 New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings Yankee Stadium
October 31, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Candlestick Park
Week 8 November 7, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Soldier Field
November 7, 1971 Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions Mile High Stadium
November 7, 1971 Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers Metropolitan Stadium
November 7, 1971 New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders Tulane Stadium
November 7, 1971 New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs Shea Stadium
November 7, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium
November 7, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles RFK Stadium
November 8, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams Memorial Stadium
Week 9 November 14, 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
November 14, 1971 Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals Mile High Stadium
November 14, 1971 Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams Tiger Stadium
November 14, 1971 New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills Schaefer Stadium
November 14, 1971 New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts Shea Stadium
November 14, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
November 14, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Candlestick Park
Week 10 November 21, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers Riverfront Stadium
November 21, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
November 21, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
November 21, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Soldier Field
November 21, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
November 21, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles Busch Memorial Stadium
Week 11 November 28, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns Astrodome
November 28, 1971 New York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals Yankee Stadium
November 28, 1971 New York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers Shea Stadium
November 28, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Colts Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
November 28, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Veterans Stadium
Week 12 December 5, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Buffalo Bills Memorial Stadium
December 5, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Astrodome
December 5, 1971 New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Schaefer Stadium
December 5, 1971 Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants RFK Stadium
December 6, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Candlestick Park
Week 13 December 11, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. Miami Dolphins Memorial Stadium
December 12, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Riverfront Stadium
December 12, 1971 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Lambeau Field
December 12, 1971 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos San Diego Stadium
December 12, 1971 New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Yankee Stadium
December 12, 1971 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Shea Stadium
December 12, 1971 Philadelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Cardinals Veterans Stadium
December 12, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons Candlestick Park
December 13, 1971 Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 14 December 19, 1971 Houston Oilers vs. San Diego Chargers Astrodome
December 19, 1971 New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals Shea Stadium
December 19, 1971 Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
December 19, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams Three Rivers Stadium
December 19, 1971 Baltimore Colts vs. New England Patriots Memorial Stadium
December 19, 1971 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Soldier Field
December 19, 1971 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Yankee Stadium
December 19, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions Candlestick Park
Postseason December 25, 1971 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys Metropolitan Stadium
December 26, 1971 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Colts Cleveland Stadium
December 26, 1971 San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins Candlestick Park
January 2, 1972 Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Colts Orange Bowl
January 2, 1972 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Texas Stadium
January 16, 1972 Super Bowl VI (Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys) Tulane Stadium
January 23, 1972 NFL Pro Bowl Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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