1971 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 7-6-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (7-6-1)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1971 Atlanta Falcons Roster
The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 7 wins and 6 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.
The Falcons chalked up 274 points, but the defense conceded 277. Cannonball Butler ran for a team-best 594 yards for Atlanta.
Bob Berry passed for 2,005 yards. Art Malone paced the receiving corps, hauling in 34 passes, while Ken Burrow accumulated 741 receiving yards. Jim Mitchell provided receiving help, too.
Ken Reaves picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition.
Norm Van Brocklin coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 274
Regular Season Points Against: 277
|September 19, 1971||San Francisco 49ers 17 at Atlanta Falcons 20||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 26, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 20 at Los Angeles Rams 20||T||1-0-0||0-0-1||1-0-1|
|October 3, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 38 at Detroit Lions 41||L||1-0-0||0-1-1||1-1-1|
|October 10, 1971||St. Louis Cardinals 26 at Atlanta Falcons 9||L||1-1-0||0-1-1||1-2-1|
|October 17, 1971||St. Louis Cardinals 24 at Atlanta Falcons 16||L||1-2-0||0-1-1||1-3-1|
|October 24, 1971||New Orleans Saints 6 at Atlanta Falcons 28||W||2-2-0||0-1-1||2-3-1|
|October 31, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 31 at Cleveland Browns 14||W||2-2-0||1-1-1||3-3-1|
|November 7, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 9 at Cincinnati Bengals 6||W||2-2-0||2-1-1||4-3-1|
|November 14, 1971||New York Giants 21 at Atlanta Falcons 17||L||2-3-0||2-1-1||4-4-1|
|November 22, 1971||Green Bay Packers 21 at Atlanta Falcons 28||W||3-3-0||2-1-1||5-4-1|
|November 28, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 7 at Minnesota Vikings 24||L||3-3-0||2-2-1||5-5-1|
|December 5, 1971||Oakland Raiders 13 at Atlanta Falcons 24||W||4-3-0||2-2-1||6-5-1|
|December 12, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 3 at San Francisco 49ers 24||L||4-3-0||2-3-1||6-6-1|
|December 19, 1971||Atlanta Falcons 24 at New Orleans Saints 20||W||4-3-0||3-3-1||7-6-1|