1971 Atlanta Falcons season

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1971 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 7–6–1
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1970 1972 >

The 1971 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons' sixth season. It was the first winning season in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 7 Joe Profit Running Back Northeast Louisiana

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 San Francisco 49ers W 20–17
56,990
2 September 26, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams T 20–20
57,895
3 October 3, 1971 at Detroit Lions L 41–38
54,418
4 October 10, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals L 26–9
58,850
5 October 17, 1971 Los Angeles Rams L 24–16
58,850
6 October 24, 1971 New Orleans Saints W 28–6
58,850
7 October 31, 1971 at Cleveland Browns W 31–14
76,825
8 November 7, 1971 at Cincinnati Bengals W 9–6
59,604
9 November 14, 1971 New York Giants L 21–17
58,850
10 November 22, 1971 Green Bay Packers W 28–21
58,850
11 November 28, 1971 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–7
49,784
12 December 5, 1971 Oakland Raiders W 24–13
58,850
13 December 12, 1971 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–3
44,582
14 December 19, 1971 at New Orleans Saints W 24–20
75,954

Standings[edit]

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

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Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297