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1971 Denver Broncos (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Western Division 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Lou Saban (2-611); Jerry Smith (2-3)
Defensive BacksJoe Collier
Special Teams/Tight EndsWhitey Dovell
Defensive BacksHunter Enis
Defensive LineStan Jones
Offensive LineJerry Smith
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1971HWashington Redskins13-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium42561
Sat8/21/1971NAtlanta Falcons10-27LMemphis, TNMemorial Stadium22474
Sat8/28/1971NSan Francisco 49ers17-33LSpokane, WAJoe Albi Stadium33184
Sat9/4/1971HMinnesota Vikings14-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium43000
Sun9/12/1971AChicago Bears17-33LChicago, ILSoldier Field47215
Sun9/19/1971HMiami Dolphins10-10TDenver, COMile High Stadium51228
Sun9/26/1971AGreen Bay Packers13-34LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47957
Sun10/3/1971HKansas City Chiefs3-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun10/10/1971HOakland Raiders16-27LDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun10/17/1971HSan Diego Chargers20-16WDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun10/24/1971ACleveland Browns27-0WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75674
Sun10/31/1971APhiladelphia Eagles16-17LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sun11/7/1971HDetroit Lions20-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun11/14/1971HCincinnati Bengals10-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun11/21/1971AKansas City Chiefs10-28LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium49945
Sun11/28/1971APittsburgh Steelers22-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium39710
Sun12/5/1971HChicago Bears6-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun12/12/1971ASan Diego Chargers17-45LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium44347
Sun12/19/1971AOakland Raiders13-21LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum56651
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Lyle AlzadoRDE6'325422Yankton1211
11Bobby AndersonRB6'020824Colorado1313
65Jay BachmanC6'324726Cincinnati140
73Walt BarnesRDE6'325027Nebraska40
89Gordon BowdellWR6'220323Michigan State20
72Sam BrunelliLOG6'126328Northern Colorado54
24Butch ByrdRCB6'020330Boston University140
79Carter CampbellLDE6'323424Treasure Valley JC; Weber State142
63Dave CostaRDT-RDE6'225730Northeastern Colorado JC; Utah1414
53Ken CriterMLB5'1122424Wisconsin110
74Mike CurrentROT6'426726Ohio State1414
33Joe DawkinsRB6'222323Los Angeles CC; Wisconsin80
76Tom DomresLDT6'324725Wisconsin55
52Fred ForsbergMLB6'123727Washington1414
40Jack GehrkeWR6'017825Utah1410
67George GoeddekeC-LOG6'325026Notre Dame1212
28Cornell GordonLCB6'018730North Carolina A&T State140
20Charlie GreerLS6'020325Colorado1313
82Dwight HarrisonWR6'118323Texas A&M-Kingsville105
13Don HornQB6'219526Washington State; Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State99
62Jerry InmanRDT-RDE6'325531Boise JC; Oregon143
68Larron JacksonLOG6'327022Missouri149
87Rich JacksonLDE6'225830Southern University77
59Larry KaminskiC6'224426Purdue33
44Floyd LittleRB5'1019629Syracuse1413
22Fran LynchRB6'120326Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra101
61Tommy LyonsROG6'223023Georgia111
81Billy MastersTE6'523627Louisiana State1412
58Billy McKoyLLB6'323323Purdue140
41Leroy MitchellLCB6'219227Texas Southern1414
78Marv MontgomeryLOT6'625523Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California120
21Randy MontgomeryCB5'1118224Everett CC; Weber State30
85John MosierTE6'322023Kansas111
54Chip MyrtleLLB-RLB6'422526Maryland1414
23Dickie PostRB5'919026Houston61
10Steve RamseyQB6'221023North Texas95
26George SaimesRS5'1018830Michigan State1313
64Mike SchnitkerROG6'323525Colorado1313
75Roger ShoalsLOT6'425633Maryland1414
80Jerry SimmonsWR6'119029Bethune-Cookman1412
70Paul SmithLDT-LDE6'325426New Mexico1414
36Billy ThompsonRCB6'120025Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
35Clem TurnerRB6'223026Cincinnati140
15Jim TurnerK6'220630Utah State140
50Olen UnderwoodRLB-LLB6'122429Texas144
42Billy Van HeusenP-WR6'120025Maryland140
56Dave WashingtonRLB6'522423Alcorn State1410
83Jim WhalenTE6'221028Boston College32
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Marv Montgomery112TSouthern Californiafrom GB
Dwight Harrison235WRTexas A&M-Kingsville
Lyle Alzado479DEYanktonfrom NE
Cleo Johnson487DBAlcorn State
Hal Phillips6139DBMichigan State
Doug Adams7165LBOhio State
Tom Beard8187CMichigan Statefrom NE
John Handy9217LBPurdue
Carlis Harris10243WRIdaho State
Roger Roitsch11269DTRice
Floyd Franks12295WRMississippi
Craig Blackford13321QBEvansville
Tommy Lyons14350CGeorgia
Larry James15373RBNorfolk State
Steve Thompson16399DTMinnesota
Jack Simcsak17425KVirginia Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals39623270
Opponents Totals54748661
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2171021051067781
Opponents Totals20690912578771
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner01818100.0253865.8093
Floyd Little60000036
Bobby Anderson40000024
Dwight Harrison20000012
Fran Lynch1000018
Fred Forsberg1000006
Billy Masters1000006
Dickie Post1000006
Jerry Simmons1000006
Clem Turner1000006
Team Totals181818100.0253865.81203
Opponents Totals323232100.0173548.60275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner253865.88/93/58/116/120/1
Team Totals253865.88/93/58/116/120/1
Opponents Totals173548.65/56/94/72/110/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Floyd Little28411334.0406
Bobby Anderson1395333.8363
Fran Lynch261626.2230
Billy Masters77110.1370
Dickie Post18442.4160
Clem Turner17432.590
Dwight Harrison5367.2160
John Mosier4317.8290
Don Horn6152.5100
Billy Van Heusen11010.0100
Jerry Simmons177.070
Steve Ramsey362.060
Jack Gehrke122.020
Team Totals51220934.1409
Opponents Totals42618344.35411
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Don Horn1738951.47010566.111.97431.7148.186798942.4
Steve Ramsey1788447.28111206.313.34752.8137.313105101546.6
Bobby Anderson3133.324816.048.04800.000.0164281.9
Jack Gehrke2150.01199.519.01900.000.0001983.3
Floyd Little100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Billy Van Heusen100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals35817548.915622436.312.87482.2277.522178206544.9
Opponents Totals35615042.118624206.816.177185.1205.644435198559.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Anderson373539.5311
Billy Masters2738214.1251
Floyd Little262559.8740
Jerry Simmons2540316.1471
Dwight Harrison1926513.943t2
Jack Gehrke1425418.1480
Jim Whalen712417.7350
Clem Turner7659.3171
Dickie Post44611.5151
John Mosier33612.0190
Fran Lynch24221.040t1
Gordon Bowdell11919.0190
Billy Van Heusen11010.0100
Dave Washington100.000
Mike Schnitker1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals175224312.8748
Opponents Totals150242016.17718
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson58316.6420
Fred Forsberg37525.040t1
Chip Myrtle36421.3300
Charlie Greer33210.7300
Cornell Gordon22110.5210
Leroy Mitchell200.000
Dave Washington188.080
Olen Underwood155.050
Team Totals2028814.4421
Opponents Totals2743216.0692
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Van Heusen76317641.8621468
Team Totals76317641.8621468
Opponents Totals67306145.7730320
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson2942749.5280
Charlie Greer110464.2140
Leroy Mitchell1000.000
Team Totals4143207.8280
Opponents Totals451446810.4740
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Anderson818723.4330
Floyd Little719928.4480
Dickie Post511623.2370
Billy Thompson510521.0300
Clem Turner510020.0410
Ken Criter58116.2280
Randy Montgomery48020.0340
Joe Dawkins23417.0180
Jay Bachman22010.0130
Fred Forsberg11919.0190
Fran Lynch01919L0
Team Totals4496021.8480
Opponents Totals43105924.6510
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bobby Anderson631440
Dave Costa0003300
Mike Current0020210
Tom Domres0001100
Jack Gehrke0002200
Dwight Harrison110100
Don Horn4202-40
Jerry Inman0001100
Rich Jackson0001100
Floyd Little411200
Billy Masters110100
Leroy Mitchell101100
Chip Myrtle0005500
Steve Ramsey200000
George Saimes0001170
Mike Schnitker0010100
Paul Smith0001100
Billy Thompson5112150
Clem Turner100000
Dave Washington0001110
Team Totals2513122032240
Opponents Totals36201212240
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