Burnley picked up an away point at QPR, but were again far from their best.
The Clarets have now failed to win in five games, although they have only lost one in 11.
This was a game low on quality between two clubs who were in the Premier League last season.
Former QPR midfielder Joey Barton - who received a warm welcome - had an early free kick gathered at the second attempt by Rob Green, before Matt Phillips drilled a shot over as Burnley backed off from Leroy Fer's flick on.
QPR upped the tempo and James Perch had an effort shot deflected wide off Michael Keane, while Junior Hoilett poked the ball wide from Karl Henry's diagonal.
Tom Heaton produced the save of the half with his legs to deny Phillips after Keane backed off, while Andre Gray was close to latching onto Grant Hall's back header from a Barton clearance.
Chances were few and far between after the break as well, though Gray may have had a penalty when having his shirt tugged as he looked to get onto a Ben Mee throw.
Former Claret Charlie Austin entered the fray, as Sean Dyche didn't turn to his bench, and Sam Vokes headed over Burnley's best chance from a Barton cross.
Scott Arfield cleared a Phillips corner off the line in injury time, but a dour clash deserved to finish goalless.