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1971 Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-6-1 .538
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Billy Ray BarnesOffensive Backs
Fred BruneyDefensive Backs
Marion CampbellDefense
Harry GilmerReceivers
Bob GriffinDefensive Line
Duane PutnamOffensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1971AKansas City Chiefs10-12LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium37403
Sat8/21/1971NDenver Broncos27-10WMemphis, TNMemorial Stadium22474
Sun8/29/1971HBuffalo Bills35-24WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53090
Sun9/5/1971ANew England Patriots45-35WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium48631
Sat9/11/1971ASan Diego Chargers14-21LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium32555
Sun9/19/1971HSan Francisco 49ers20-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium56990
Sun9/26/1971ALos Angeles Rams20-20TLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57895
Sun10/3/1971ADetroit Lions38-41LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun10/10/1971HSt. Louis Cardinals9-26LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/17/1971HLos Angeles Rams16-24LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/24/1971HNew Orleans Saints28-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/31/1971ACleveland Browns31-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium76825
Sun11/7/1971ACincinnati Bengals9-6WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59604
Sun11/14/1971HNew York Giants17-21LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Mon11/22/1971HGreen Bay Packers28-21WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/28/1971AMinnesota Vikings7-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun12/5/1971HOakland Raiders24-13WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun12/12/1971ASan Francisco 49ers3-24LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44582
Sun12/19/1971ANew Orleans Saints24-20WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium75954
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Ron AcksLLB6-221027Illinois1410
54Grady AllenLB6-322625Texas A&M30
37Bill BellK-P6-119124Kansas140
28Willie BeltonRB5-1120723Maryland-Eastern Shore140
17Bob BerryQB5-1118529Oregon1110
62John BramlettLB6-221630Memphis70
50Greg BrezinaRLB6-122125Houston1414
34Ray BrownRS6-220622West Texas A&M1010
82Ken BurrowWR6-019123Utah State; San Diego State1414
33Jim ButlerHB5-1019128Edward Waters1313
45Sonny CampbellRB5-1119223Northern Arizona140
81Wes ChessonWR6-219522Duke1414
88Glen CondrenRDT6-224829Oklahoma1212
84Mike DonohoeTE6-322626San Francisco90
63Dick EnderleROG-LOG6-225824Minnesota144
58Don HansenMLB-LLLB6-322727Illinois1414
10Leo HartQB6-420322Duke10
27Tom HayesRCB6-119925Riverside CC; San Diego State1414
87Claude HumphreyLDE6-525827Tennessee State1414
46Ray JarvisWR6-019722Norfolk State20
59Rudy KuechenbergLB6-221728Indiana30
75George KunzROT6-525124Notre Dame1414
72Greg LensLDT6-526126Trinity (Texas)74
69Mike LewisDE6-426022Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff90
26Billy LothridgeP6-119429Georgia Tech90
22John MalloryLS6-018825West Virginia1412
25Art MaloneFB5-1121123Arizona State1311
89Randy MarshallDE6-523725Linfield60
53John MatlockC6-425027Miami (Florida)120
64Andy MaurerLOG6-325523Oregon1412
20Tom McCauleyRS6-319024Wisconsin44
55Jim MillerOG6-324022Iowa140
86Jim MitchellTE6-123524Prairie View A&M1313
60Tommy NobisMLB6-223528Texas44
35Tony PlummerS5-1018924San Mateo JC; Pacific70
85Ray PoageTE6-320331Texas41
23Joe ProfitRB6-021022Louisiana-Monroe40
36Ken ReavesLCB6-320627Norfolk State1414
47Rudy RedmondLS-RS6-019024Riverside CC; Pacific82
61Bill SandemanLOT6-625629Stockton JC; Pacific1414
30Larry ShearsCB-S5-1018522Lincoln (Missouri)90
11Dick ShinerQB6-019729Maryland104
66John SmallLDT-RDT6-426325The Citadel1412
67Malcolm SniderROG6-425124Stanford1312
80Todd SnyderWR6-218723Ohio University40
57Jeff Van NoteC6-224725Kentucky1414
5Harmon WagesFB6-121425Florida143
51Cleo WalkerLB6-321923Louisville110
71John ZookRDE6-524024Kansas1414
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
17Joe ProfitRBLouisiana-Monroe
233Ken BurrowWRSan Diego State
359Leo HartQBDuke
485Mike PotchadTPittsburg State
5111Ray JarvisWRNorfolk State
6137Tom HayesDBSan Diego State
6148Ray BrownDBWest Texas A&M
7163Wes ChessonWRDuke
8189Dennis HavigGColorado
9215Alvin GriffinWRTuskegee
10241Faddie TillmanDEBoise State
11267Larry ShearsDBLincoln (Missouri)
12293Ronnie LoweWRFort Valley State
13319Danny CrooksDBWisconsin
14345Deryl ComerTETexas
15371Wallace ClarkRBAuburn
16397Lindsey JamesRBSan Diego State
17423Willie MartinRBJohnson C. Smith
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals74864866
Opponents Totals57826870
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals221991081477/182 42.3%4/6 66.7%79723
Opponents Totals30:0023711410617103/214 48.1%2/2 100.0%61614
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Bell0293387.9132161.9068
Art Malone80000048
Ken Burrow60000036
Jim Mitchell60000036
Jim Butler40000024
Tom Hayes30000018
Harmon Wages20000012
Willie Belton1000006
Don Hansen1000006
John Mallory1000006
Joe Profit1000006
Dick Shiner1000006
John Zook0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals34293485.3132161.91274
Opponents Totals313131100.0202387.00277
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill Bell132161.94/45/73/51/50/0
Team Totals132161.94/45/73/51/50/0
Opponents Totals202387.04/47/84/64/40/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Butler1865943.2192
Art Malone1204383.7196
Harmon Wages642664.2271
Willie Belton562374.2161
Sonny Campbell29792.780
Bob Berry19311.690
Jim Mitchell4256.3240
Ray Jarvis11313.0130
Joe Profit3103.34t1
Dick Shiner1090.94t1
Ken Burrow155.050
Wes Chesson1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals49417033.42712
Opponents Totals50021494.373t19
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Berry22613660.27420058.914.784114.9167.121150185575.9
Dick Shiner573052.6224638.115.44758.858.8108937472.5
Billy Lothridge11100.002727.027.02700.000.00027118.8
Leo Hart100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals28516758.69724958.814.984165.6217.431239225675.4
Opponents Totals34316447.815918955.511.66892.6205.831257163849.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Art Malone3438011.246t2
Ken Burrow3374122.5846
Jim Mitchell3359318.0435
Wes Chesson2022411.2240
Harmon Wages1924913.1471
Jim Butler151439.527t2
Ray Poage47117.8310
Sonny Campbell34013.3290
Willie Belton3227.3100
John Mallory12727.0270
Greg Brezina133.030
George Kunz122.020
Team Totals167249514.98416
Opponents Totals164189511.6689
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Reaves6437.2310
Don Hansen35618.740t1
Ray Brown33210.7230
Tom Hayes3279.0270
Greg Brezina3227.3110
Ron Acks100.000
Tom McCauley100.000
Team Totals201809.040t1
Opponents Totals2124211.5260
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Lothridge44163937.35812
Bill Bell1657736.1480
Team Totals60221636.95812117205934.9
Opponents Totals63260641.45624174235238.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Belton3031635.4320
John Mallory523.6.020
Tom McCauley1188.080
Ray Brown1200.000
Team Totals3781744.7320
Opponents Totals26211174.5190
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Belton2870625.2580
Jim Butler1337228.6820
Joe Profit1024724.7350
Sonny Campbell49523.8330
Harmon Wages12121.0210
Dick Enderle12020.0200
John Small11212.0120
John Matlock144.040
Team Totals59147725.0820
Opponents Totals52122823.697t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Willie Belton910100
Bob Berry420200
Greg Brezina0003380
Ray Brown00011110
Ken Burrow110100
Jim Butler730300
Sonny Campbell1202110
Glen Condren0001100
Don Hansen00033140
Tom Hayes00033691
Greg Lens0001100
John Mallory1123541
Art Malone530300
Jim Miller0010100
Jim Mitchell3101551
Tommy Nobis0001100
Joe Profit210100
Ken Reaves0001100
Bill Sandeman0010100
Dick Shiner3202-60
John Small00123170
Jeff Van Note100000
Harmon Wages210100
Team Totals39182118392333
Opponents Totals32181315281
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