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1971 Houston Oilers (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Ed Hughes
Special Teams/LinebackersGeorge Dickson
Defensive BacksBurnie Miller
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
Defensive BacksWalt Schlinkman
Defensive LineWalt Yowarsky
Offensive LineErnie Zwahlen
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1971NLos Angeles Rams6-17LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium19384
Sun9/19/1971ACleveland Browns0-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium73387
Mon8/9/1971HNew York Giants35-6WHouston, TXAstrodome45411
Sat8/14/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals14-16LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium40993
Sun9/26/1971HKansas City Chiefs16-20LHouston, TXAstrodome46498
Sat8/21/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles21-17WHouston, TXAstrodome43922
Sun10/3/1971HNew Orleans Saints13-13THouston, TXAstrodome47966
Thu8/26/1971HDallas Cowboys20-28LHouston, TXAstrodome49078
Sun10/10/1971AWashington Redskins13-22LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53041
Sat9/4/1971HChicago Bears37-17WHouston, TXAstrodome42223
Sun10/17/1971HDetroit Lions7-31LHouston, TXAstrodome45885
Sun10/24/1971APittsburgh Steelers16-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45872
Sun9/12/1971ANew Orleans Saints24-17WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium60971
Sun10/31/1971HCincinnati Bengals10-6WHouston, TXAstrodome37947
Sun11/7/1971ANew England Patriots20-28LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium53155
Sun11/14/1971AOakland Raiders21-41LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54705
Sun11/21/1971ACincinnati Bengals13-28LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59390
Sun11/28/1971HCleveland Browns24-37LHouston, TXAstrodome37921
Sun12/5/1971HPittsburgh Steelers29-3WHouston, TXAstrodome37778
Sun12/12/1971ABuffalo Bills20-14WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium28107
Sun12/19/1971HSan Diego Chargers49-33WHouston, TXAstrodome35959
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
88Allen Ray AldridgeLDE-RDE6'624026Prairie View A&M13
19Willie AlexanderRCB6'319222Alcorn State14
48Bob AtkinsWR6'321125Grambling State12
17Braden BeckK6'220027Stanford20
81Jim BeirneWR6'220025Purdue14
65Elvin BetheaRDE-RDT6'325525North Carolina A&T State1414
82Ron BillingsleyRDT-RDE6'827826Wyoming13
52Garland BoyetteMLB6'123731Grambling State14
73Leo BrooksRDT-LDT6'525624Texas11
00Ken BurroughWR6'321523Texas Southern13
35Woody CampbellRB5'1120127Northwestern12
25John CharlesRS6'119927Purdue14
87Linzy ColeWR5'1117023Trinity Valley CC; Texas Christian14
59Phil CroyleLLB-RLB6'322324California14
34Joe DawkinsRB6'222323Los Angeles CC; Wisconsin6
10Lynn DickeyQB6'321422Kansas State70
71Tom DomresDT6'324725Wisconsin5
75Elbert DrungoROG6'526528Tennessee State11
74Gene FergusonLOT-OG6'830023Norfolk State14
83Willie FrazierTE6'423029Arkansas-Pine Bluff6
66Tom FunchessROG-LOG6'526427Jackson State12
86Mac HaikWR6'119925Mississippi4
79Pat HolmesLDE6'525431Texas Tech14
39Robert HolmesRB5'922126Southern University8
28Andy HopkinsRB5'1018722Stephen F. Austin State2
29Ken HoustonLS6'319627Prairie View A&M14
45Leroy HowardLCB-RCB5'1117522Bishop7
33Benny JohnsonRCB5'1117523Johnson C. Smith10
12Charley JohnsonQB6'019133Schreiner Institute JC; New Mexico State14
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118624Grambling State1413
22Zeke MooreLCB6'119528Lincoln (Missouri)13
11Mark MoseleyK6'020023Texas A&M; Stephen F. Austin State120
37Dave OlerichMLB6'122027San Francisco14
7Dan PastoriniQB6'320522Santa Clara14
2Dickie PostRB5'919026Houston7
58Ron PritchardRLB6'123624Arizona State14
89Alvin ReedTE6'523227Prairie View A&M14
60Tom RegnerROG-ROT6'125527Notre Dame8
85Floyd RiceLLB6'322522Alcorn State14
24Mike RichardsonRB5'1119625Southern Methodist7
64Ron SaulOG6'225423Michigan State3
41Leroy SledgeRB6'223025Bakersfield CC6
62Jerry SturmC6'325735Illinois12
76Walt SuggsC-LOT6'525732Mississippi State11
78Mike TillemanLDT6'527527Montana14
32Ward WalshRB6'021323Colorado13
77Sam WaltonROT6'527028Texas A&M-Commerce14
90George WebsterLLB6'422526Michigan State10
56Bob YoungLOG6'226929Texas; Texas State; Howard Payne14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Dan Pastorini13QBSanta Clara
Lynn Dickey356QBKansas State
Larron Jackson481TMissouri
Willie Armstrong5109RBGrambling State
Willie Alexander6134DBAlcorn State
Phil Croyle7159LBCalifornia
Larry Watson7174TMorgan Statefrom NYG
Floyd Rice9212TE-LBAlcorn State
Russell Price10237DENorth Carolina Central
Macon Hughes11265WRRice
John Thompson12290GMinnesota
Joe Hoing13315GArkansas Tech
Dickie Adams14343DBMiami (Ohio)
Andy Hopkins15368RBStephen F. Austin State
Moses Denson16393RBMaryland-Eastern ShoreDeclared Ineligible
Calvin Fox17421LBMichigan State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals29726486
Opponents Totals781104498
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:0020162117225217729.42450.091856
Opponents Totals30:0023711797236519433.52450.075916
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mark Moseley0252792.6162661.5073
Charlie Joiner70000042
Ken Houston50000030
Robert Holmes40000024
Dan Pastorini30000018
Joe Dawkins20000012
Bob Atkins1000006
Jim Beirne1000006
Garland Boyette1000006
Ken Burrough1000006
Woody Campbell1000006
Alvin Reed1000006
Leroy Sledge1000006
Ward Walsh1000006
Braden Beck01250.01250.004
Team Totals29262989.7172860.70251
Opponents Totals37363797.3243568.60330
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Braden Beck1250.01/10/00/10/00/0
Mark Moseley162661.50/08/92/46/100/3
Team Totals172860.71/18/92/56/100/3
Opponents Totals243568.69/94/76/94/81/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Robert Holmes912883.2314
Woody Campbell962592.7181
Dan Pastorini261405.4273
Joe Dawkins421353.2212
Ward Walsh381293.4190
Leroy Sledge24743.1190
Dickie Post22421.9100
Mike Richardson17331.9130
Lynn Dickey144.040
Andy Hopkins221.020
Charley Johnson200.000
Team Totals36111063.13110
Opponents Totals48917233.530t22
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Pastorini27012747.012217026.313.462t72.6217.820152155043.8
Charley Johnson944648.9415926.312.970t33.277.486153148.7
Lynn Dickey571933.3293155.516.64200.0915.832129413.3
Woody Campbell22100.003417.017.020t2100.000.00034158.3
Team Totals42319445.919226436.213.670t122.8378.731234240939.3
Opponents Totals35418050.815124166.813.464113.1236.537344207256.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Beirne3855014.5401
Charlie Joiner3168122.070t7
Alvin Reed2540816.3361
Ken Burrough2537014.862t1
Woody Campbell201799.0240
Robert Holmes171388.1220
Joe Dawkins9535.9130
Willie Frazier811314.1330
Ward Walsh6366.0161
Leroy Sledge6325.3101
Dickie Post56613.2280
Mike Richardson4174.390
Team Totals194264313.670t12
Opponents Totals180241613.46411
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Houston922024.448t4
John Charles59418.8510
Willie Alexander47418.5360
Zeke Moore3299.7260
Bob Atkins12525.025t1
Leo Brooks11414.0140
Team Totals2345619.8515
Opponents Totals3750513.659t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dan Pastorini75304440.66206304262034.9
Team Totals75304440.66206304262034.9
Opponents Totals76321042.263010198281237.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Linzy Cole14151077.6310
Ken Houston164915.7150
Floyd Rice2000.000
Zeke Moore0100
Mike Richardson0100
Team Totals32211986.2310
Opponents Totals39123047.8340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Linzy Cole3283426.1450
Zeke Moore1021421.4280
Ken Burrough815719.6300
Robert Holmes512925.8290
Mike Richardson12626.0260
Charlie Joiner12525.0250
Ward Walsh12424.0240
Floyd Rice100.000
Team Totals59140923.9450
Opponents Totals4186221.0710
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Allen Ray Aldridge1011-300
Ron Billingsley0001100
Garland Boyette00044241
John Charles0001100
Linzy Cole200000
Lynn Dickey100000
Willie Frazier100000
Tom Funchess0001100
Pat Holmes0001100
Robert Holmes740400
Ken Houston2112711
Benny Johnson200000
Charlie Joiner100000
Dave Olerich0002200
Dan Pastorini330300
Dickie Post0010100
Alvin Reed100000
Floyd Rice0002240
Leroy Sledge100000
Ward Walsh200000
Team Totals241591423692
Opponents Totals31141614301
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