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1971 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home Field
Results
Record 7-6-1
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 Atlanta Falcons season was the Falcons' 6th season. It was the first winning season in franchise history.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 19, 1971 San Francisco 49ers W 20-17
2 September 26, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams T 20-20
3 October 3, 1971 at Detroit Lions L 41-38
4 October 10, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals L 26-9
5 October 17, 1971 Los Angeles Rams L 24-16
6 October 24, 1971 New Orleans Saints W 28-6
7 October 31, 1971 at Cleveland Browns W 31-14
8 November 7, 1971 at Cincinnati Bengals W 9-6
9 November 14, 1971 New York Giants L 21-17
10 November 22, 1971 Green Bay Packers W 28-21
11 November 28, 1971 at Minnesota Vikings L 24-7
12 December 5, 1971 Oakland Raiders W 24-13
13 December 12, 1971 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-3
14 December 19, 1971 at New Orleans Saints W 24-20

Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 9 5 0 .643 300 216
Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 .615 313 260
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 1 .538 274 277
New Orleans Saints 4 8 2 .333 266 347

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Roster

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297
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