1971 Denver Broncos Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-9-1
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Lou Saban (2-6-1)
Coach: Jerry Smith (2-3)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1971 Denver Broncos Statistics
1971 Denver Broncos Roster

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 4 wins and 9 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Broncos labored to change the scoreboard with just 203 points, and the defensive squad yielded 275. Floyd Little ran for a team-best 1,133 yards for Denver.

Steve Ramsey tossed for 1,120 yards, and Don Horn took a significant amount of snaps as well. Bobby Anderson paced all receivers, hauling in 37 passes, while Jerry Simmons accumulated 403 receiving yards. Billy Masters contributed to the receiving game, too.

Bill Thompson intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Lou Saban and Jerry Smith coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 203
Regular Season Points Against: 275

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 Miami Dolphins 10 at Denver Broncos 10 T 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1
September 26, 1971 Denver Broncos 13 at Green Bay Packers 34 L 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-1 Milwaukee
October 3, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 16 at Denver Broncos 3 L 0-1-1 0-1-0 0-2-1
October 10, 1971 Oakland Raiders 27 at Denver Broncos 16 L 0-2-1 0-1-0 0-3-1
October 17, 1971 San Diego Chargers 16 at Denver Broncos 20 W 1-2-1 0-1-0 1-3-1
October 24, 1971 Denver Broncos 27 at Cleveland Browns 0 W 1-2-1 1-1-0 2-3-1
October 31, 1971 Denver Broncos 16 at Philadelphia Eagles 17 L 1-2-1 1-2-0 2-4-1
November 7, 1971 Detroit Lions 24 at Denver Broncos 20 L 1-3-1 1-2-0 2-5-1
November 14, 1971 Cincinnati Bengals 24 at Denver Broncos 10 L 1-4-1 1-2-0 2-6-1
November 21, 1971 Denver Broncos 10 at Kansas City Chiefs 28 L 1-4-1 1-3-0 2-7-1
November 28, 1971 Denver Broncos 22 at Pittsburgh Steelers 10 W 1-4-1 2-3-0 3-7-1
December 5, 1971 Chicago Bears 3 at Denver Broncos 6 W 2-4-1 2-3-0 4-7-1
December 12, 1971 Denver Broncos 17 at San Diego Chargers 45 L 2-4-1 2-4-0 4-8-1
December 19, 1971 Denver Broncos 13 at Oakland Raiders 21 L 2-4-1 2-5-0 4-9-1