1971 Atlanta Falcons Season
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1971 Atlanta Falcons Season
1971 Atlanta Falcons season
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Head coachNorm Van Brocklin
General managerNorm Van Brocklin
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record7-6-1
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1971 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's sixth year in the National Football League (NFL). It was the first winning season in franchise history.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1971 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Joe Profit  Running back Northeast Louisiana
      Made roster  

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Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19 San Francisco 49ers W 20-17
56,990
2 September 26 at Los Angeles Rams T 20-20
57,895
3 October 3 at Detroit Lions L 41-38
54,418
4 October 10 St. Louis Cardinals L 26-9
58,850
5 October 17 Los Angeles Rams L 24-16
58,850
6 October 24 New Orleans Saints W 28-6
58,850
7 October 31 at Cleveland Browns W 31-14
76,825
8 November 7 at Cincinnati Bengals W 9-6
59,604
9 November 14 New York Giants L 21-17
58,850
10 November 22 Green Bay Packers W 28-21
58,850
11 November 28 at Minnesota Vikings L 24-7
49,784
12 December 5 Oakland Raiders W 24-13
58,850
13 December 12 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-3
44,582
14 December 19 at New Orleans Saints W 24-20
75,954
  • Note: Division opponents in bold text.

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 9 5 0 .643 2-4 7-4 300 216 W2
Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 .615 4-1-1 7-3-1 313 260 W1
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 1 .538 3-2-1 4-6-1 274 277 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 8 2 .333 2-4 4-7 266 347 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ "1971 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.

External links


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