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1971 Denver Broncos season
Head Coach Lou Saban
Jerry Smith
Home Field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Place 4th AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 Denver Broncos season was the teams 12th season in professional football and 2nd in the NFL. The team finished the season with four wins, nine losses, and one tie. They once again finished fourth in the AFC West. Floyd Little became the 13th player ever in professional football to rush for at least 1,000 yards in one season. [1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 19 Miami Dolphins T 10–10 Mile High Stadium 0–0–1
51,228
2 September 26 at Green Bay Packers L 13–34 Milwaukee County Stadium 0–1–1
47,957
3 October 3 Kansas City Chiefs L 3–16 Mile High Stadium 0–2–1
51,200
4 October 10 Oakland Raiders L 16–27 Mile High Stadium 0–3–1
51,200
5 October 17 San Diego Chargers W 20–16 Mile High Stadium 1–3–1
51,200
6 October 24 at Cleveland Browns W 27–0 Cleveland Stadium 2–3–1
75,674
7 October 31 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16–17 Veterans Stadium 2–4–1
65,358
8 November 7 Detroit Lions L 20–24 Mile High Stadium 2–5–1
51,200
9 November 14 Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 Mile High Stadium 2–6–1
51,200
10 November 21 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–28 Municipal Stadium 2–7–1
49,945
11 November 28 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 22–10 Three Rivers Stadium 3–7–1
39,710
12 December 5 Chicago Bears W 6–3 Mile High Stadium 4–7–1
51,200
13 December 12 at San Diego Chargers L 17–45 San Diego Stadium 4–8–1
44,347
14 December 19 at Oakland Raiders L 13–21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 4–9–1
54,651

StandingsEdit

AFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Kansas City Chiefs 1031.769302208
Oakland Raiders 842.667344278
San Diego Chargers 680.429311341
Denver Broncos 491.308203275
[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.63, Published by Time Inc.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

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