1971 New England Patriots Schedule & Results

1971 New England Patriots schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/19 1234FINAL
Oakland (0-1) 06006
New England (1-0) 0014620
Pass
D. Lamonica (OAK), 23-9-105, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 15-6-127, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
P. Banaszak (OAK), 15-71, 1 TD
C. Garrett (NE), 16-78
Rec
P. Banaszak (OAK), 3-38
R. Sellers (NE), 3-54, 1 TD
Sun 9/26 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-1) 31431434
New England (1-1) 00707
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 18-11-198, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 17-6-113, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
S. Owens (DET), 17-80, 1 TD
J. Nance (NE), 11-65
Rec
C. Sanders (DET), 4-51
R. Vataha (NE), 3-91, 1 TD
Sun 10/3 1234FINAL
Baltimore (2-1) 1430623
New England (1-2) 03003
Pass
E. Morrall (BAL), 17-13-162, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 20-9-62, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Nottingham (BAL), 16-49, 1 TD
C. Garrett (NE), 10-39
Rec
T. Mitchell (BAL), 5-56
C. Garrett (NE), 4-13
Sun 10/10 1234FINAL
NY Jets (1-3) 00000
New England (2-2) 0013720
Pass
A. Woodall (NYJ), 24-4-20, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 22-10-141, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Riggins (NYJ), 22-93
C. Garrett (NE), 15-111
Rec
J. Riggins (NYJ), 2--9
R. Sellers (NE), 3-59, 1 TD
Sun 10/17 1234FINAL
New England (2-3) 03003
Miami (3-1-1) 21107341
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 35-14-134, 2 INT, 0 TD
B. Griese (MIA), 14-9-185, 0 INT, 4 TD
Rush
C. Garrett (NE), 10-14
M. Morris (MIA), 5-85
Rec
C. Garrett (NE), 3-5
H. Twilley (MIA), 5-98, 2 TD
Sun 10/24 1234FINAL
New England (2-4) 7001421
Dallas (4-2) 102401044
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 29-16-228, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 21-13-197, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Nance (NE), 9-27, 1 TD
W. Garrison (DAL), 15-70
Rec
R. Vataha (NE), 7-107, 1 TD
B. Hayes (DAL), 3-83, 2 TD
Sun 10/31 1234FINAL
New England (2-5) 007310
San Francisco (5-2) 7601427
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 19-7-102, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Brodie (SF), 20-10-200, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Garrett (NE), 13-96
V. Washington (SF), 15-59
Rec
T. Beer (NE), 2-24
G. Washington (SF), 5-160, 1 TD
Sun 11/7 1234FINAL
Houston (1-6-1) 067720
New England (3-5) 7701428
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 36-18-260, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 30-14-157, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Holmes (HOU), 12-29
J. Nance (NE), 15-39, 1 TD
Rec
J. Beirne (HOU), 6-97
R. Vataha (NE), 7-77
Sun 11/14 1234FINAL
Buffalo (0-9) 71310333
New England (4-5) 7217338
Pass
J. Harris (BUF), 32-13-160, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 16-9-218, 1 INT, 4 TD
Rush
O. Simpson (BUF), 16-61
B. Gladieux (NE), 4-48
Rec
M. Briscoe (BUF), 6-44, 1 TD
R. Vataha (NE), 3-63, 1 TD
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
New England (4-7) 337720
Buffalo (1-10) 01701027
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 22-10-138, 3 INT, 1 TD
D. Shaw (BUF), 17-9-154, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Garrett (NE), 21-127
W. Patrick (BUF), 17-76
Rec
T. Beer (NE), 2-24
M. Briscoe (BUF), 3-46
Sun 12/5 1234FINAL
Miami (9-2-1) 733013
New England (5-7) 17314034
Pass
B. Griese (MIA), 12-6-70, 1 INT, 0 TD
J. Plunkett (NE), 23-16-223, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. Csonka (MIA), 10-61
C. Garrett (NE), 15-57
Rec
H. Twilley (MIA), 3-39
R. Vataha (NE), 7-129, 2 TD
Sun 12/12 1234FINAL
New England (5-8) 03036
NY Jets (5-8) 3010013
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 31-18-176, 1 INT, 0 TD
J. Namath (NYJ), 12-7-95, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Plunkett (NE), 7-52
J. Riggins (NYJ), 24-91, 1 TD
Rec
J. Nance (NE), 5-35
J. Riggins (NYJ), 3-21
Sun 12/19 1234FINAL
New England (6-8) 0140721
Baltimore (10-4) 037717
Pass
J. Plunkett (NE), 17-10-170, 0 INT, 2 TD
J. Unitas (BAL), 32-16-165, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Nance (NE), 14-47
T. Matte (BAL), 14-47
Rec
R. Vataha (NE), 4-100, 2 TD
T. Matte (BAL), 6-43

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