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1971 Baltimore Colts (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Offensive EndsDick Bielski
Defensive BacksBobby Boyd
LinebackersHank Bullough
OffenseJohn Idzik
Offensive LineRed Miller
Defensive LineJohn Sandusky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri7/30/1971ACollege All-Stars24-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field52289
Sat8/7/1971HKansas City Chiefs7-10LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium16771
Sat8/14/1971HChicago Bears21-13WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium13013
Sun8/22/1971ADetroit Lions20-23LAnn Arbor, MIMichigan Stadium91745
Sat8/28/1971AWashington Redskins20-14WWashington, DCRFK Stadium46045
Fri9/3/1971HDallas Cowboys14-27LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium22291
Sat9/11/1971NOakland Raiders3-24LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl50212
Sun9/19/1971HNew York Jets22-0WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56458
Sun9/26/1971HCleveland Browns13-14LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56837
Sun10/3/1971ANew England Patriots23-3WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61232
Sun10/10/1971ABuffalo Bills43-0WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sun10/17/1971ANew York Giants31-7WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62860
Mon10/25/1971AMinnesota Vikings3-10LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun10/31/1971HPittsburgh Steelers34-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Mon11/8/1971HLos Angeles Rams24-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57722
Sun11/14/1971ANew York Jets14-13WNew York, NYShea Stadium63947
Sun11/21/1971AMiami Dolphins14-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl75312
Sun11/28/1971AOakland Raiders37-14WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54689
Sun12/5/1971HBuffalo Bills24-0WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium58476
Sat12/11/1971HMiami Dolphins14-3WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun12/19/1971HNew England Patriots17-21LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57942
Sun12/26/1971ACleveland Browns20-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70734AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/2/1972AMiami Dolphins0-21LMiami, FLOrange Bowl76622AFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
79Jim BaileyLDT6'425323Kansas13
53Tom BeutlerLB6'123225Toledo4
36Norm BulaichRB6'121725Texas Christian13
50Bill CurryC6'223529Georgia Tech14
32Mike CurtisMLB6'223228Duke13
25Tom CurtisRS6'119624Michigan14
35Jim DuncanRCB6'220025Maryland-Eastern Shore11
46Lenny DunlapDB6'119522Kilgore JC; North Texas4
73Rusty GanasDT6'425722South Carolina1
30Ron GardinWR5'1118027Cameron JC; Arizona1
17Sam HavrilakRB6'219524Bucknell14
82Ted HendricksRLB6'721724Miami (Florida)14
43Lonnie HepburnCB5'1118522Texas Southern3
85Roy HiltonRDE6'624028Jackson State14
33Eddie HintonWR6'020024Oklahoma14
61Cornelius JohnsonOG6'224527Virginia Union7
44Rex KernRCB-LCB5'1119022Ohio State14
67Lynn LarsonOT6'425423Phoenix JC; Kansas State1
51Bill LaskeyLLB6'223728Michigan13
49David LeeP6'422328Louisiana Tech140
20Jerry LoganLS6'118830West Texas A&M14
88John MackeyTE6'322230Syracuse14
41Tom MatteRB6'020732Ohio State14
56Ray MayLLB6'123326Los Angeles CC; Southern California14
23Don McCauleyRB6'121122North Carolina130
57Ken MendenhallC6'323523Oklahoma140
76Fred MillerRDT6'324831Louisiana State14
84Tom MitchellTE6'223027Bucknell14
15Earl MorrallQB6'220537Michigan State14
68Dennis NelsonROT-LOT6'526025Illinois State14
81Billy NewsomeLDT6'425023Grambling State14
52Robbie NicholsLB6'322025Tulsa4
48Don NottinghamRB5'1021022Kent State14
43Tom NowatzkeRB6'322929Indiana14
80Jim O'BrienK6'019524Cincinnati14
27Ray PerkinsWR6'018330Alabama14
42Charlie PittmanRB6'120023Penn State10
62Glenn ResslerLOG6'324728Penn State14
87Willie RichardsonWR6'219832Jackson State12
78Bubba SmithLDE6'729226Michigan State14
47Charlie StukesLCB6'321228Maryland-Eastern Shore14
71Dan SullivanROT6'325032Boston College12
19Johnny UnitasQB6'119438Louisville13
72Bob VogelLOT6'524830Ohio State14
21Rick VolkRS6'319526Michigan14
75John WilliamsROG6'325726Minnesota14
74George WrightRDT6'326524Sam Houston State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Don McCauley122RBNorth Carolinafrom MIA
Lenny Dunlap126DBNorth Texas
Bill Atessis252DETexas
Karl Douglas378QBTexas A&M-Kingsville
John Andrews5130TEIndiana
Ken Frith6156DTLouisiana-Monroe
Gordon Bowdell7182WRMichigan State
Willie Bogan8207DBDartmouth
Bill Burnett9234RBArkansas
Rex Kern10260QBOhio State
Dave Jones11286LBBaylor
Bobby Wuensch12294TTexasfrom PIT
Bill Triplett12312WRMichigan State
Tom Neville13338LBYale
Mike Mikolayunas14364RBDavidson
Mike Hogan15390LBMichigan State
Rich Harrington16416DBHouston
Don Nottingham17441RKent State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals62957878
Opponents Totals17452751
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2421231041557529
Opponents Totals16660951167687
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim O'Brien0353697.2202969.0095
Norm Bulaich100000060
Tom Matte80000048
Don Nottingham60000036
Ray Perkins40000024
Eddie Hinton20000012
Don McCauley20000012
Willie Richardson20000012
Ted Hendricks1000006
Billy Newsome1000006
(Team)0000012
Team Totals36353697.2202969.01313
Opponents Totals18171894.451827.80140
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim O'Brien202969.04/47/83/45/111/2
Team Totals202969.04/47/83/45/111/2
Opponents Totals51827.81/12/42/50/60/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Norm Bulaich1527414.967t8
Tom Matte1736073.5268
Don Nottingham953884.1365
Don McCauley582464.2192
Eddie Hinton45614.0300
Ray Perkins5357.0180
Willie Richardson22713.5240
John Mackey3186.090
Earl Morrall6132.2160
Tom Mitchell294.5130
Johnny Unitas950.630
Charlie Pittman231.530
Tom Nowatzke111.010
Team Totals51221494.267t23
Opponents Totals35211133.2278
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Earl Morrall1678450.37112107.214.46474.2127.21189112158.2
Johnny Unitas1769252.3759425.410.23531.795.11512981352.3
Tom Matte100.0100.000.000.0112-1239.6
Team Totals34417651.214721526.312.264102.9216.127230192255.0
Opponents Totals36118551.214820275.611.088t92.5287.833288173944.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Mitchell3340212.2350
Tom Matte292398.2340
Eddie Hinton2543617.4332
Norm Bulaich252299.230t2
Ray Perkins2442417.7644
Don Nottingham15885.9350
John Mackey1114313.0280
Willie Richardson1017317.349t2
Don McCauley362.080
Sam Havrilak11212.0120
Team Totals176215212.26410
Opponents Totals185202711.088t9
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Stukes89511.9400
Ted Hendricks57014.0400
Rick Volk4369.0210
Jerry Logan4287.0230
Mike Curtis34414.7310
Billy Newsome2199.519t1
Ray May14646.0460
Tom Nowatzke12929.0290
Team Totals2836713.1461
Opponents Totals2122010.560t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
David Lee62254241.07602267223536.0
Team Totals62254241.07602267223536.0
Opponents Totals88342238.9581351
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Volk22201185.4180
Lenny Dunlap8211214.0570
Tom Curtis710152.1100
Rex Kern31196.370
Ron Gardin207537.5650
Jerry Logan101212.0120
Jim Duncan0100
Team Totals43343518.2650
Opponents Totals40142676.7200
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Pittman1433023.6370
Don McCauley819424.3290
Jim Duncan310234.0540
Lenny Dunlap12828.0280
Jerry Logan11616.0160
Charlie Stukes188.080
Tom Nowatzke111.010
Tom Curtis100.000
Tom Matte100.000
Tom Mitchell100.000
Team Totals3267921.2540
Opponents Totals62134521.7570
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Bailey0001180
Norm Bulaich410100
Tom Curtis1011140
Jim Duncan200000
Lenny Dunlap1101-10
Sam Havrilak0001100
Ted Hendricks00011311
Roy Hilton0010100
Rex Kern100000
John Mackey110150
Tom Matte410100
Ray May0002280
Don McCauley0010100
Ken Mendenhall0012300
Earl Morrall310100
Dennis Nelson0011200
Billy Newsome0002200
Don Nottingham221300
Charlie Pittman200000
Glenn Ressler0010100
Charlie Stukes100000
Johnny Unitas3101-20
Rick Volk111200
Team Totals2612141327631
Opponents Totals2213811190
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