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1971 Baltimore Colts season
Baltimore Colts helmet
Team Owner: Carroll Rosenbloom
Team President: Carroll Rosenbloom
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Browns) 20–3
Lost Conference Championship (Dolphins) 21–0
Uniform
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1970 1972

The 1971 Baltimore Colts season was the 19th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1971 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, and finished second in the AFC East.

NFL Draft

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 19 New York Jets W 22–0 1–0 Memorial Stadium
56,458
2 September 26 Cleveland Browns L 13–14 1–1 Memorial Stadium
56,837
3 October 3 at New England Patriots W 23–3 2–1 Schaeffer Stadium
61,232
4 October 10 at Buffalo Bills W 43–0 3–1 War Memorial Stadium
46,206
5 October 17 at New York Giants W 31–7 4–1 Yankee Stadium
62,860
6 October 25 at Minnesota Vikings L 3–10 4–2 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
7 October 31 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–21 5–2 Memorial Stadium
60,238
8 November 8 Los Angeles Rams W 24–17 6–2 Memorial Stadium
57,722
9 November 14 at New York Jets W 14–13 7–2 Shea Stadium
63,947
10 November 21 at Miami Dolphins L 14–17 7–3 Miami Orange Bowl
75,312
11 November 28 at Oakland Raiders W 37–14 8–3 Oakland Coliseum
54,689
12 December 5 Buffalo Bills W 24–0 9–3 Memorial Stadium
58,476
13 December 11 Miami Dolphins W 14–3 10–3 Memorial Stadium
60,238
14 December 19 New England Patriots L 17–21 10–4 Memorial Stadium
57,942

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 10 3 1 .769 315 174
Baltimore Colts 10 4 0 .714 313 140
New England Patriots 6 8 0 .429 238 325
New York Jets 6 8 0 .429 212 299
Buffalo Bills 1 13 0 .071 184 394

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Playoffs

The team made it to the playoffs as a No. 4 seed and traveled to Cleveland to play the Browns in the divisional round. The Colts led 14–0 at the half and would cruise to a 20–3 win. They then traveled south to play the Miami Dolphins and tried to make it to their second consecutive Super Bowl. Colts QB Johnny Unitas was intercepted 3 times as they were shut out by the Dolphins 21–0.

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 26 at Cleveland Browns (4) W 20–3 Cleveland Stadium
70,734
Conference Championship January 2 at Miami Dolphins (1) L 0–21 Miami Orange Bowl
76,622

Personnel

Staff/Coaches

1971 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coaches

  • Receivers/Offensive Ends – Dick Bielski
  • Offensive Coordinator – John Idzik
  • Offensive Line Coach - Red Miller
Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line - John Sandusky
  • Defensive Backfield – Bobby Boyd
  • Linebackers Coach – Hank Bullough

Roster

1971 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 36 Norm Bulaich
  • 23 Don McCauley
  • 41 Tom Matte
  • 48 Don Nottingham
  • 34 Tom Nowatzke
  • 42 Charlie Pittman

Wide Receivers

  • 17 Sam Havrilak
  • 33 Eddie Hinton
  • 27 Ray Perkins
  • 87 Willie Richardson

Tight Ends

  • 88 John Mackey
  • 84 Tom Mitchell
Offensive Linemen
  • 50 Bill Curry C
  • 61 Cornelius Johnson G
  • 67 Lynn Larson T
  • 68 Dennis Nelson T
  • 62 Glenn Ressler G
  • 71 Dan Sullivan G
  • 72 Bob Vogel T
  • 65 John Williams G

Defensive Linemen

  • 79 Jim Bailey DT
  • 69 Rusty Ganas DT
  • 85 Roy Hilton DE
  • 76 Fred Miller DT
  • 81 Billy Newsome DE
  • 78 Bubba Smith DE
  • 74 George Wright DT
Linebackers
  • 53 Tom Beutler
  • 32 Mike Curtis
  • 83 Ted Hendricks
  • 51 Bill Laskey
  • 56 Ray May
  • 52 Robbie Nichols

Defensive Backs

  • 35 Jim Duncan CB
  • 25 Tom Curtis SS
  • 44 Rex Kern
  • 20 Jerry Logan S
  • 47 Charlie Stukes CB
  • 21 Rick Volk S
Special Teams
  • 30 Ron Gardin PR-CB
  • 49 David Lee P
  • 80 Jim O'Brien K

Reserve Lists

  • None - vacant


Practice/Taxi Squad

  • None - vacant



  • Note: Rookies in italics

References

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

External links

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