1971 Cleveland Browns Schedule & Results

1971 Cleveland Browns schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1971 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sun 12/26 1234FINAL
Baltimore (10-4) 0143320
Cleveland (9-5) 00303
Pass
J. Unitas (BAL), 21-13-143, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 21-9-104, 3 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Nottingham (BAL), 23-92, 2 TD
L. Kelly (CLE), 14-49
Rec
T. Mitchell (BAL), 5-73
B. Scott (CLE), 5-41

Regular Season

Sun 9/19 1234FINAL
Houston (0-1) 00000
Cleveland (1-0) 7107731
Pass
L. Dickey (HOU), 20-8-144, 3 INT, 0 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 31-17-254, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Campbell (HOU), 11-22
L. Kelly (CLE), 17-60, 2 TD
Rec
K. Burrough (HOU), 4-82
F. Hooker (CLE), 5-69
Sun 9/26 1234FINAL
Cleveland (2-0) 070714
Baltimore (1-1) 033713
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 26-13-161, 2 INT, 0 TD
E. Morrall (BAL), 13-3-49, 3 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Scott (CLE), 19-68
N. Bulaich (BAL), 11-63
Rec
F. Hooker (CLE), 6-78
J. Mackey (BAL), 1-16
Mon 10/4 1234FINAL
Oakland (2-1) 01002434
Cleveland (2-1) 0143320
Pass
D. Lamonica (OAK), 21-11-184, 1 INT, 2 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 25-15-195, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Hubbard (OAK), 15-103
L. Kelly (CLE), 22-82
Rec
R. Chester (OAK), 3-43, 2 TD
L. Kelly (CLE), 6-84, 1 TD
Sun 10/10 1234FINAL
Pittsburgh (2-2) 073717
Cleveland (3-1) 10100727
Pass
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 27-12-126, 1 INT, 2 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 27-18-236, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
P. Pearson (PIT), 7-73
B. Scott (CLE), 22-73, 1 TD
Rec
B. Adams (PIT), 4-31
M. Morin (CLE), 8-126, 1 TD
Sun 10/17 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-1) 0671427
Cincinnati (1-4) 737724
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 34-18-213, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Anderson (CIN), 21-10-122, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Scott (CLE), 14-42, 2 TD
E. Johnson (CIN), 15-98, 2 TD
Rec
M. Morin (CLE), 8-97
C. Myers (CIN), 3-43
Sun 10/24 1234FINAL
Denver (2-3-1) 7173027
Cleveland (4-2) 00000
Pass
D. Horn (DEN), 16-8-85, 0 INT, 1 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 19-6-69, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
F. Little (DEN), 25-113
L. Kelly (CLE), 10-19
Rec
B. Masters (DEN), 3-39, 1 TD
F. Hooker (CLE), 3-24
Sun 10/31 1234FINAL
Atlanta (3-3-1) 1477331
Cleveland (4-3) 007714
Pass
D. Shiner (ATL), 9-6-115, 0 INT, 2 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 19-9-108, 4 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Butler (ATL), 21-63, 1 TD
B. Scott (CLE), 11-46, 1 TD
Rec
J. Mitchell (ATL), 3-35, 1 TD
F. Hooker (CLE), 3-30
Sun 11/7 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-4) 00279
Pittsburgh (4-4) 10601026
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 19-10-114, 2 INT, 0 TD
T. Hanratty (PIT), 10-3-93, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
L. Kelly (CLE), 22-102
J. Fuqua (PIT), 30-131
Rec
B. Scott (CLE), 5-20
D. Smith (PIT), 3-82, 1 TD
Sun 11/14 1234FINAL
Cleveland (4-5) 00077
Kansas City (6-2-1) 3100013
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 11-7-130, 0 INT, 1 TD
L. Dawson (KC), 24-15-234, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
L. Kelly (CLE), 9-30
E. Podolak (KC), 20-69
Rec
F. Pitts (CLE), 5-129
E. Podolak (KC), 4-50
Sun 11/21 1234FINAL
New England (4-6) 07007
Cleveland (5-5) 10071027
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 32-13-169, 4 INT, 1 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 23-12-158, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Nance (NE), 14-62
L. Kelly (CLE), 23-113, 1 TD
Rec
R. Vataha (NE), 4-65
F. Pitts (CLE), 4-75, 1 TD
Sun 11/28 1234FINAL
Cleveland (6-5) 310141037
Houston (1-9-1) 0170724
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 22-11-162, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. Pastorini (HOU), 8-4-90, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
L. Kelly (CLE), 23-107, 1 TD
R. Holmes (HOU), 9-23
Rec
D. Jones (CLE), 4-66
K. Burrough (HOU), 3-15
Sun 12/5 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (4-8) 10100727
Cleveland (7-5) 7771031
Pass
V. Carter (CIN), 23-13-118, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Nelsen (CLE), 28-14-224, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Johnson (CIN), 4-109, 1 TD
L. Kelly (CLE), 23-127, 2 TD
Rec
D. Dressler (CIN), 6-26
F. Hooker (CLE), 5-80, 1 TD
Sun 12/12 1234FINAL
Cleveland (8-5) 707721
New Orleans (4-7-2) 0100717
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 18-9-130, 2 INT, 0 TD
A. Manning (NO), 11-6-91, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
K. Brown (CLE), 8-55
J. Strong (NO), 14-88, 1 TD
Rec
F. Pitts (CLE), 4-50
B. Newland (NO), 2-63
Sun 12/19 1234FINAL
Cleveland (9-5) 373720
Washington (9-4-1) 0130013
Pass
B. Nelsen (CLE), 23-15-165, 2 INT, 2 TD
B. Kilmer (WAS), 33-18-229, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
L. Kelly (CLE), 18-50
L. Brown (WAS), 26-81
Rec
F. Hooker (CLE), 3-34
L. Brown (WAS), 4-69, 1 TD

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