1971 Detroit Lions

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Season Overview

7-6-1 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1971 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1971 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 7-6-1 record. They went 3-4 at home and 4-2-1 on the road.

What division did the 1971 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1971 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1971 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1971 Detroit Lions went 2-3-1 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1971 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Green Bay Packers 1-0-1 75% +3
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% +20
Minnesota Vikings 0-2 0% -22

What was the 1971 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1971 Detroit Lions had their best month in October, when they went 3-1 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-3 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1 50% +24
October 3-1 75% +25
November 3-1-1 70% +32
December 0-3 0% -26

Did the 1971 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1971.

What was the point differential for the 1971 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +55. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 8.4 wins, or a 8-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1971 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1971 Detroit Lions went 3-5-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-2-1.

How did the 1971 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1971 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1971 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1971 Detroit Lions was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1971 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1971 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1971 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Mon, Sep 20, 1971 vs Minnesota Vikings Loss 13 - 16
2 Sun, Sep 26, 1971 @ New England Patriots Win 34 - 7
3 Sun, Oct 3, 1971 vs Atlanta Falcons Win 41 - 38
4 Sun, Oct 10, 1971 vs Green Bay Packers Win 31 - 28
5 Sun, Oct 17, 1971 @ Houston Oilers Win 31 - 7
6 Sun, Oct 24, 1971 vs Chicago Bears Loss 23 - 28
7 Mon, Nov 1, 1971 @ Green Bay Packers Tie 14 - 14
8 Sun, Nov 7, 1971 @ Denver Broncos Win 24 - 20
9 Sun, Nov 14, 1971 vs Los Angeles Rams Loss 13 - 21
10 Sun, Nov 21, 1971 @ Chicago Bears Win 28 - 3
11 Thu, Nov 25, 1971 vs Kansas City Chiefs Win 32 - 21
12 Sun, Dec 5, 1971 vs Philadelphia Eagles Loss 20 - 23
13 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 10 - 29
14 Sun, Dec 19, 1971 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 27 - 31

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