1971 Atlanta Falcons season

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1971 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
General manager Norm Van Brocklin
Owner Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 7–6–1
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1970 1972 >

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[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1971 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Norm Van Brocklin

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



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
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[edit]

  1. ^ "1971 Atlanta Falcons draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

External links[edit]