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1971 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Dick Bielski Offensive Ends
Bobby Boyd Defensive Backs
Hank Bullough Linebackers
John Idzik Offense
Red Miller Offensive Line
John Sandusky Defensive Line
SCORES
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Fri 7/30/1971 A College All-Stars 24-17 W Chicago, IL Soldier Field 52289
Sat 8/7/1971 H Kansas City Chiefs 7-10 L Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 16771
Sat 8/14/1971 H Chicago Bears 21-13 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 13013
Sun 8/22/1971 A Detroit Lions 20-23 L Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Stadium 91745
Sat 8/28/1971 A Washington Redskins 20-14 W Washington, DC RFK Stadium 46045
Fri 9/3/1971 H Dallas Cowboys 14-27 L Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 22291
Sat 9/11/1971 N Oakland Raiders 3-24 L Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl 50212
Sun 9/19/1971 H New York Jets 22-0 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 56458
Sun 9/26/1971 H Cleveland Browns 13-14 L Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 56837
Sun 10/3/1971 A New England Patriots 23-3 W Foxborough, MA Schaefer Stadium 61232
Sun 10/10/1971 A Buffalo Bills 43-0 W Buffalo, NY War Memorial Stadium 46206
Sun 10/17/1971 A New York Giants 31-7 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 62860
Mon 10/25/1971 A Minnesota Vikings 3-10 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 49784
Sun 10/31/1971 H Pittsburgh Steelers 34-21 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 60238
Mon 11/8/1971 H Los Angeles Rams 24-17 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 57722
Sun 11/14/1971 A New York Jets 14-13 W New York, NY Shea Stadium 63947
Sun 11/21/1971 A Miami Dolphins 14-17 L Miami, FL Orange Bowl 75312
Sun 11/28/1971 A Oakland Raiders 37-14 W Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 54689
Sun 12/5/1971 H Buffalo Bills 24-0 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 58476
Sat 12/11/1971 H Miami Dolphins 14-3 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 60238
Sun 12/19/1971 H New England Patriots 17-21 L Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 57942
Sun 12/26/1971 A Cleveland Browns 20-3 W Cleveland, OH Cleveland Stadium 70734 AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun 1/2/1972 A Miami Dolphins 0-21 L Miami, FL Orange Bowl 76622 AFC Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
79 Jim Bailey LDT 6-4 253 23 Kansas 13 1
53 Tom Beutler LB 6-1 232 25 Toledo 4 0
36 Norm Bulaich RB 6-1 217 25 Texas Christian 13 12
50 Bill Curry C 6-2 235 29 Georgia Tech 14 14
32 Mike Curtis MLB 6-2 232 28 Duke 13 12
25 Tom Curtis RS 6-1 196 24 Michigan 14 0
35 Jim Duncan RCB 6-2 200 25 Maryland-Eastern Shore 11 10
46 Lenny Dunlap CB 6-1 195 22 Kilgore JC; North Texas 4 0
73 Rusty Ganas DT 6-4 257 22 South Carolina 1 0
30 Ron Gardin WR 5-11 180 27 Cameron JC; Arizona 1 0
17 Sam Havrilak WR 6-2 195 24 Bucknell 14 0
82 Ted Hendricks RLB 6-7 217 24 Miami (Florida) 14 14
43 Lonnie Hepburn CB 5-11 185 22 Texas Southern 3 0
85 Roy Hilton RDE 6-6 240 28 Jackson State 14 14
33 Eddie Hinton WR 6-0 200 24 Oklahoma 14 11
61 Cornelius Johnson OG 6-2 245 28 Virginia Union 7 0
44 Rex Kern RCB-LCB 5-11 190 22 Ohio State 14 4
67 Lynn Larson OT 6-4 254 23 Phoenix JC; Kansas State 1 0
51 Bill Laskey LLB 6-2 237 28 Michigan 13 2
49 David Lee P 6-4 223 28 Louisiana Tech 14 0
20 Jerry Logan LS 6-1 188 30 West Texas A&M 14 14
88 John Mackey TE 6-3 222 30 Syracuse 14 5
41 Tom Matte RB 6-0 207 32 Ohio State 14 14
56 Ray May LLB-MLB 6-1 233 26 Los Angeles CC; Southern California 14 14
23 Don McCauley RB 6-1 211 22 North Carolina 13 0
57 Ken Mendenhall C 6-3 235 23 Oklahoma 14 0
76 Fred Miller RDT 6-3 248 31 Louisiana State 14 13
84 Tom Mitchell TE 6-2 230 27 Bucknell 14 9
15 Earl Morrall QB 6-2 205 37 Michigan State 14 9
68 Dennis Nelson ROT-LOT 6-5 260 25 Illinois State 14 2
81 Billy Newsome LDT 6-4 250 23 Grambling State 14 14
52 Robbie Nichols LB 6-3 220 25 Tulsa 4 0
48 Don Nottingham RB 5-10 210 22 Kent State 14 2
43 Tom Nowatzke RB 6-3 229 29 Indiana 14 0
80 Jim O'Brien K 6-0 195 24 Cincinnati 14 0
27 Ray Perkins WR 6-0 183 30 Alabama 14 14
42 Charlie Pittman RB 6-1 200 23 Penn State 10 0
62 Glenn Ressler LOG 6-3 247 28 Penn State 14 14
87 Willie Richardson WR 6-2 198 32 Jackson State 12 3
78 Bubba Smith LDE 6-7 292 26 Michigan State 14 14
47 Charlie Stukes LCB 6-3 212 28 Maryland-Eastern Shore 14 14
71 Dan Sullivan ROT 6-3 250 32 Boston College 12 12
19 Johnny Unitas QB 6-1 194 38 Louisville 13 5
72 Bob Vogel LOT 6-5 248 30 Ohio State 14 14
21 Rick Volk RS 6-3 195 26 Michigan 14 14
75 John Williams ROG 6-3 257 26 Minnesota 14 14
74 George Wright RDT 6-3 265 24 Sam Houston State 10 0
DRAFT LIST
Round Overall Player Pos College Notes
1 22 Don McCauley RB North Carolina
1 26 Lenny Dunlap DB North Texas
2 52 Bill Atessis DE Texas
3 78 Karl Douglas QB Texas A&M-Kingsville
5 130 John Andrews TE Indiana
6 156 Ken Frith DT Louisiana-Monroe
7 182 Gordon Bowdell WR Michigan State
8 207 Willie Bogan DB Dartmouth
9 234 Bill Burnett RB Arkansas
10 260 Rex Kern QB Ohio State
11 286 Dave Jones LB Baylor
12 294 Bobby Wuensch T Texas
12 312 Bill Triplett WR Michigan State
13 338 Tom Neville LB Yale
14 364 Mike Mikolayunas RB Davidson
15 390 Mike Hogan LB Michigan State
16 416 Rich Harrington DB Houston
17 441 Don Nottingham RB Kent State
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Team Totals 62 95 78 78
Opponents Totals 17 45 27 51
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty 3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY PEN YDS
Team Totals 242 123 104 15 / % / % 57 529
Opponents Totals 166 60 95 11 / % / % 67 687
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Jim O'Brien 0 35 36 97.2 20 29 69.0 0 95
Norm Bulaich 10 0 0 0 0 0 60
Tom Matte 8 0 0 0 0 0 48
Don Nottingham 6 0 0 0 0 0 36
Ray Perkins 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Eddie Hinton 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Don McCauley 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Willie Richardson 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Ted Hendricks 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Billy Newsome 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
(Team) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Team Totals 36 35 36 97.2 20 29 69.0 1 313
Opponents Totals 18 17 18 94.4 5 18 27.8 0 140
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Jim O'Brien 20 29 69.0 4/4 7/8 3/4 5/11 1/2
Team Totals 20 29 69.0 4/4 7/8 3/4 5/11 1/2
Opponents Totals 5 18 27.8 1/1 2/4 2/5 0/6 0/2
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Norm Bulaich 152 741 4.9 67t 8
Tom Matte 173 607 3.5 26 8
Don Nottingham 95 388 4.1 36 5
Don McCauley 58 246 4.2 19 2
Eddie Hinton 4 56 14.0 30 0
Ray Perkins 5 35 7.0 18 0
Willie Richardson 2 27 13.5 24 0
John Mackey 3 18 6.0 9 0
Earl Morrall 6 13 2.2 16 0
Tom Mitchell 2 9 4.5 13 0
Johnny Unitas 9 5 0.6 3 0
Charlie Pittman 2 3 1.5 3 0
Tom Nowatzke 1 1 1.0 1 0
Team Totals 512 2149 4.2 67t 23
Opponents Totals 352 1113 3.2 27 8
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Earl Morrall 167 84 50.3 71 1210 7.2 14.4 64 7 4.2 12 7.2 11 89 1121 58.2
Johnny Unitas 176 92 52.3 75 942 5.4 10.2 35 3 1.7 9 5.1 15 129 813 52.3
Tom Matte 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 12 -12 39.6
Team Totals 344 176 51.2 147 2152 6.3 12.2 64 10 2.9 21 6.1 27 230 1922 55.0
Opponents Totals 361 185 51.2 148 2027 5.6 11.0 88t 9 2.5 28 7.8 33 288 1739 44.2
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Tom Mitchell 33 402 12.2 35 0
Tom Matte 29 239 8.2 34 0
Eddie Hinton 25 436 17.4 33 2
Norm Bulaich 25 229 9.2 30t 2
Ray Perkins 24 424 17.7 64 4
Don Nottingham 15 88 5.9 35 0
John Mackey 11 143 13.0 28 0
Willie Richardson 10 173 17.3 49t 2
Don McCauley 3 6 2.0 8 0
Sam Havrilak 1 12 12.0 12 0
Team Totals 176 2152 12.2 64 10
Opponents Totals 185 2027 11.0 88t 9
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Charlie Stukes 8 95 11.9 40 0
Ted Hendricks 5 70 14.0 40 0
Rick Volk 4 36 9.0 21 0
Jerry Logan 4 28 7.0 23 0
Mike Curtis 3 44 14.7 31 0
Billy Newsome 2 19 9.5 19t 1
Ray May 1 46 46.0 46 0
Tom Nowatzke 1 29 29.0 29 0
Team Totals 28 367 13.1 46 1
Opponents Totals 21 220 10.5 60t 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
David Lee 62 2542 41.0 76 0 2 267 2235 36.0
Team Totals 62 2542 41.0 76 0 2 267 2235 36.0
Opponents Totals 88 3422 38.9 58 1 351
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Rick Volk 22 20 118 5.4 18 0
Lenny Dunlap 8 2 112 14.0 57 0
Tom Curtis 7 10 15 2.1 10 0
Rex Kern 3 1 19 6.3 7 0
Ron Gardin 2 0 75 37.5 65 0
Jerry Logan 1 0 12 12.0 12 0
Jim Duncan 0 1 0 0
Team Totals 43 34 351 8.2 65 0
Opponents Totals 40 14 267 6.7 20 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Charlie Pittman 14 330 23.6 37 0
Don McCauley 8 194 24.3 29 0
Jim Duncan 3 102 34.0 54 0
Lenny Dunlap 1 28 28.0 28 0
Jerry Logan 1 16 16.0 16 0
Charlie Stukes 1 8 8.0 8 0
Tom Nowatzke 1 1 1.0 1 0
Tom Curtis 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tom Matte 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tom Mitchell 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 679 21.2 54 0
Opponents Totals 62 1345 21.7 57 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Jim Bailey 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
Norm Bulaich 4 1 0 1 0 0
Tom Curtis 1 0 1 1 14 0
Jim Duncan 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lenny Dunlap 1 1 0 1 -1 0
Sam Havrilak 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ted Hendricks 0 0 0 1 1 31 1
Roy Hilton 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Rex Kern 1 0 0 0 0 0
John Mackey 1 1 0 1 5 0
Tom Matte 4 1 0 1 0 0
Ray May 0 0 0 2 2 8 0
Don McCauley 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Ken Mendenhall 0 0 1 2 3 0 0
Earl Morrall 3 1 0 1 0 0
Dennis Nelson 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
Billy Newsome 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Don Nottingham 2 2 1 3 0 0
Charlie Pittman 2 0 0 0 0 0
Glenn Ressler 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Charlie Stukes 1 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Unitas 3 1 0 1 -2 0
Rick Volk 1 1 1 2 0 0
Team Totals 26 12 14 13 27 63 1
Opponents Totals 22 13 8 11 19 0
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