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1971 Baltimore Colts

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 8.5, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (22.4/g), 5th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 140 points (10.0/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 173 points (12.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.2-1.8.

Coach: Don McCafferty (10-4-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
General Manager Don Klosterman
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 313 4071 883 4.6 32 11 15 242 176 344 1922 10 21 5.2 104 512 2149 23 4.2 123
Team Defense 140 2852 746 3.8 41 13 11 166 185 361 1739 9 28 4.4 95 352 1113 8 3.2 60
Lg Rank Offense 5 12 8 2 6 17 21 24 13 19 2 5 2 10
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 6 19 1 16 2 1 2 3 1 1 5 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 22 0 16 319 66 253 1 7 118 75 43
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 13 14 12 178 41 137 8 18 267 149 118 4
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 @ New England Patriots 23 3 24 358 222 136 2 9 151 62 89 1
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 @ Buffalo Bills 43 0 19 401 187 214 3 4 49 45 4 6
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Giants 31 7 19 363 122 241 15 251 164 87 5
6 Mon October 25 boxscore L 4-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 10 16 276 147 129 3 9 153 86 67 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 21 19 383 312 71 2 14 181 155 26 2
8 Mon November 8 boxscore W 6-2 Los Angeles Rams 24 17 17 249 94 155 2 12 262 154 108 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 7-2 @ New York Jets 14 13 15 189 70 119 3 9 188 113 75 3
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 7-3 @ Miami Dolphins 14 17 14 268 168 100 3 16 249 81 168 1
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-3 @ Oakland Raiders 37 14 19 306 96 210 1 20 311 246 65 6
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 9-3 Buffalo Bills 24 0 16 310 130 180 2 8 182 106 76 6
13 Sat December 11 boxscore W 10-3 Miami Dolphins 14 3 19 225 121 104 14 247 151 96 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 10-4 New England Patriots 17 21 17 246 146 100 2 11 243 152 91 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 26 boxscore W 11-4 @ Cleveland Browns 20 3 16 271 143 128 3 11 165 96 69 5
ConfChamp Sun January 2 boxscore L 11-5 @ Miami Dolphins 0 21 16 298 209 89 3 13 286 142 144 1

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Johnny Unitas 38 qb 13 5 3-2-0 92 176 52.3 942 3 1.7 9 5.1 35 5.4 3.4 10.2 72.5 52.3 15 129 4.26 2.45 7.9
15 Earl Morrall 37 QB 14 9 7-2-0 84 167 50.3 1210 7 4.2 12 7.2 64 7.2 4.9 14.4 86.4 58.2 11 89 6.30 4.05 6.2 1 0
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 12 -6.00 -6.00 50.0
Team Total 26.6 14 10-4-0 176 344 51.2 2152 10 2.9 21 6.1 64 6.3 4.1 12.2 153.7 55.0 27 230 5.18 3.17 7.3 1 0
Opp Total 14 185 361 51.2 2027 9 2.5 28 7.8 5.6 2.62 11.0 144.8 44.2 33 288 4.4 1.7 8.4

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 173 607 8 26 3.5 43.4 12.4 29 239 8.2 0 34 2.1 17.1 846 8 4
36 Norm Bulaich* 25 FB 13 12 152 741 8 67 4.9 57.0 11.7 25 229 9.2 2 30 1.9 17.6 970 10 4
48 Don Nottingham 22 14 2 95 388 5 36 4.1 27.7 6.8 15 88 5.9 0 35 1.1 6.3 476 5 2
23 Don McCauley 22 13 0 58 246 2 19 4.2 18.9 4.5 3 6 2.0 0 8 0.2 0.5 252 2 0
19 Johnny Unitas 38 qb 13 5 9 5 0 3 0.6 0.4 0.7 5 0 3
15 Earl Morrall 37 QB 14 9 6 13 0 16 2.2 0.9 0.4 13 0 3
27 Ray Perkins 30 WR 14 14 5 35 0 18 7.0 2.5 0.4 24 424 17.7 4 64 1.7 30.3 459 4 0
33 Eddie Hinton 24 WR 14 11 4 56 0 30 14.0 4.0 0.3 25 436 17.4 2 33 1.8 31.1 492 2 0
88 John Mackey 30 14 5 3 18 0 9 6.0 1.3 0.2 11 143 13.0 0 28 0.8 10.2 161 0 1
84 Tom Mitchell 27 TE 14 9 2 9 0 13 4.5 0.6 0.1 33 402 12.2 0 35 2.4 28.7 411 0 0
87 Willie Richardson 32 12 3 2 27 0 24 13.5 2.3 0.2 10 173 17.3 2 49 0.8 14.4 200 2 0
42 Charlie Pittman 23 KR 10 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0.2 3 0 2
34 Tom Nowatzke 29 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
17 Sam Havrilak 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 12 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 512 2149 23 67 4.2 153.5 36.6 176 2152 12.2 10 64 12.6 153.7 4301 33 26
Opp Total 14 352 1113 8 3.2 79.5 25.1 185 1739 9.4 9 13.2 124.2 2852 17 22

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Rick Volk*+ 26 FS/PR 14 14 22 118 0 18 5.4 118
42 Charlie Pittman 23 KR 10 0 14 330 0 37 23.6 333
46 Lenny Dunlap 22 4 0 8 112 0 57 14.0 1 28 0 28 28.0 140
25 Tom Curtis 24 14 0 7 15 0 10 2.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 15
23 Don McCauley 22 13 0 8 194 0 29 24.3 446
35 Jim Duncan 25 RCB 11 10 3 102 0 54 34.0 102
44 Rex Kern 22 14 4 3 19 0 7 6.3 19
30 Ron Gardin 27 1 0 2 75 0 65 37.5 75
20 Jerry Logan* 30 SS 14 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 28
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 846
84 Tom Mitchell 27 TE 14 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 411
34 Tom Nowatzke 29 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 2
47 Charlie Stukes 28 LCB 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.6 14 43 351 0 65 8.2 32 679 0 54 21.2 5331
Opp Total 14 40 267 0 6.7 62 1345 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
80 Jim O'Brien 24 K 14 0 4 4 9 8 4 3 11 5 2 1 29 20 69.0% 36 35 97.2%
49 David Lee 28 P 14 0 62 2542 76 0 41.0
Team Total 26.6 14 4 4 9 8 4 3 11 5 2 1 29 20 69.0% 36 35 97.2% 62 2542 76 0 41.0
Opp Total 14 18 5 27.8% 18 17 94.4% 88 3423 38.9

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
47 Charlie Stukes 28 LCB 14 14 8 95 0 40 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Rick Volk*+ 26 FS/PR 14 14 4 36 0 21 0 0 1 2 0 0
83 Ted Hendricks*+ 24 RLB 14 14 5 70 0 40 0 0 0 1 31 1
36 Norm Bulaich* 25 FB 13 12 0 4 1 0 0
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
48 Don Nottingham 22 14 2 0 2 3 0 0
20 Jerry Logan* 30 SS 14 14 4 28 0 23 0
15 Earl Morrall 37 QB 14 9 0 3 1 0 0
81 Billy Newsome 23 LDT 14 14 2 19 1 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
19 Johnny Unitas 38 qb 13 5 0 3 1 -2 0
32 Mike Curtis* 28 MLB 13 12 3 44 0 31 0
56 Ray May 26 LLB 14 14 1 46 0 46 0 0 0 2 8 0
57 Ken Mendenhall 23 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
25 Tom Curtis 24 14 0 0 1 1 14 0
35 Jim Duncan 25 RCB 11 10 0 2 0 0 0
46 Lenny Dunlap 22 4 0 0 1 1 -1 0
88 John Mackey 30 14 5 0 1 1 5 0
68 Dennis Nelson 25 RT 14 2 0 0 2 0 0
42 Charlie Pittman 23 KR 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
79 Jim Bailey 23 13 1 0 0 1 8 0
17 Sam Havrilak 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Roy Hilton 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
44 Rex Kern 22 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
23 Don McCauley 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Tom Nowatzke 29 14 0 1 29 0 29 0
62 Glenn Ressler 28 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 28 367 1 46 0 0 26 27 63 1
Opp Total 14 27 22 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
80 Jim O'Brien 24 K 14 0 35 20 95
36 Norm Bulaich* 25 FB 13 12 8 2 10 60
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 8 8 48
48 Don Nottingham 22 14 2 5 1 6 36
27 Ray Perkins 30 WR 14 14 4 4 24
33 Eddie Hinton 24 WR 14 11 2 2 12
23 Don McCauley 22 13 0 2 2 12
87 Willie Richardson 32 12 3 2 2 12
83 Ted Hendricks*+ 24 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
81 Billy Newsome 23 LDT 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 14 23 10 1 1 1 36 35 20 1 311
Opp Total 14 8 9 1 17 5 140