1971 Denver Broncos Statistics

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 Roster
1971 Denver Broncos Results

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 provided receiving help, too.

Bill Thompson intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Lou Saban and Jerry Smith coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Ramsey1788447.211206.352.8137.3471310546.6
Don Horn1738951.410566.131.7148.17486742.4
Bobby Anderson3133.34816.000.000.0481681.9
Jack Gehrke2150.0199.500.000.0190083.3
Floyd Little100.
Billy Van Heusen100.
Totals35817548.922436.382.2277.574 22178


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Floyd Little28411334.040 6
Bobby Anderson1395333.836 3
Fran Lynch261626.223 0
Billy Masters77110.137 0
Dickie Post18442.416 0
Clem Turner17432.50
Dwight Harrison5367.216 0
John Mosier4317.829 0
Don Horn6152.510 0
Billy Van Heusen11010.010 0
Jerry Simmons177.00
Steve Ramsey362.00
Jack Gehrke122.00
Totals51220934.140 9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Anderson373539.531 1
Billy Masters2738214.125 1
Floyd Little262559.874 0
Jerry Simmons2540316.147 1
Dwight Harrison1926513.943 2
Jack Gehrke1425418.148 0
Jim Whalen712417.741 0
Clem Turner7659.317 1
Dickie Post44611.515 1
John Mosier33612.019 0
Fran Lynch24221.040 1
Gordon Bowdell11919.019 0
Billy Van Heusen11010.010 0
Dave Washington100.00
Mike Schnitker1-11-11.0-11 0
Totals175224312.874 8


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Turner1818100.0382565.893


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Billy Van Heusen76317641.862

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Thompson292749.428 0
Charlie Greer11464.214 0
Leroy Mitchell100.00
Totals413207.828 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Floyd Little719928.448 0
Bobby Anderson818723.433 0
Dickie Post511623.237 0
Bill Thompson510521.030 0
Clem Turner510020.041 0
Ken Criter58116.228 0
Randy Montgomery48020.034 0
Joe Dawkins23417.018 0
Jay Bachman22010.013 0
Fred Forsberg11919.019 0
Totals4494121.448 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Thompson58316.642 0
Fred Forsberg37525.040 1
Chip Myrtle36421.330 0
Charlie Greer33210.730 0
Cornell Gordon22110.521 0
Leroy Mitchell200.00
Dave Washington188.00
Olen Underwood155.00
Totals2028814.442 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Turner2518093
Floyd Little60000036
Bobby Anderson31000024
Dwight Harrison0200012
Fran Lynch0100018
Jerry Simmons010006
Fred Forsberg010006
Billy Masters010006
Clem Turner0100006
Dickie Post0100006