1971 Denver Broncos season

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1971 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Lou Saban (9 games)
Jerry Smith (5 games)
General manager Lou Saban
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1970 1972 >

The 1971 Denver Broncos season was the team's 12th season in professional football and second in the National Football League (NFL). The team finished the season with four wins, nine losses, and one tie. They once again finished fourth in the AFC West. Floyd Little became the 13th player ever in professional football to rush for at least 1,000 yards in one season.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1971 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Whitey Dovell


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 19 Miami Dolphins T 10–10 Mile High Stadium 0–0–1
51,228
2 September 26 at Green Bay Packers L 13–34 Milwaukee County Stadium 0–1–1
47,957
3 October 3 Kansas City Chiefs L 3–16 Mile High Stadium 0–2–1
51,200
4 October 10 Oakland Raiders L 16–27 Mile High Stadium 0–3–1
51,200
5 October 17 San Diego Chargers W 20–16 Mile High Stadium 1–3–1
51,200
6 October 24 at Cleveland Browns W 27–0 Cleveland Stadium 2–3–1
75,674
7 October 31 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16–17 Veterans Stadium 2–4–1
65,358
8 November 7 Detroit Lions L 20–24 Mile High Stadium 2–5–1
51,200
9 November 14 Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 Mile High Stadium 2–6–1
51,200
10 November 21 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–28 Municipal Stadium 2–7–1
49,945
11 November 28 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 22–10 Three Rivers Stadium 3–7–1
39,710
12 December 5 Chicago Bears W 6–3 Mile High Stadium 4–7–1
51,200
13 December 12 at San Diego Chargers L 17–45 San Diego Stadium 4–8–1
44,347
14 December 19 at Oakland Raiders L 13–21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 4–9–1
54,651

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Kansas City Chiefs 10 3 1 .769 4–1–1 8–2–1 302 208 W3
Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 .667 4–1–1 7–3–1 344 278 W1
San Diego Chargers 6 8 0 .429 2–4 4–7 311 341 L1
Denver Broncos 4 9 1 .308 1–5 3–6–1 203 275 L2

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.63, Published by Time Inc.

External links[edit]