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1971 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Craig Morton 1971-09-19 DAL @ BUF W, 49-37 10 14 221 2 0 153.3
Virgil Carter 1971-09-19 CIN PHI W, 37-14 22 30 273 3 0 134.4
Bob Berry 1971-09-19 ATL SFO W, 20-17 16 21 185 2 0 134.0
Fran Tarkenton 1971-09-19 NYG @ GNB W, 42-40 13 21 236 4 1 120.2
Scott Hunter 1971-09-19 GNB NYG L, 40-42 9 16 158 2 1 103.6
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Rich Houston 1971-09-19 NYG @ GNB W, 42-40 6 151 3
Paul Warfield 1971-09-19 MIA @ DEN T, 10-10 6 146 1
Bob Grim 1971-09-20 MIN @ DET W, 16-13 7 126 1
Speedy Thomas 1971-09-19 CIN PHI W, 37-14 4 122 1
Ben Hawkins 1971-09-19 PHI @ CIN L, 14-37 7 118 2
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Norm Bulaich 1971-09-19 BAL NYJ W, 22-0 22 198 1
John Fuqua 1971-09-19 PIT @ CHI L, 15-17 17 114 0
Essex Johnson 1971-09-19 CIN PHI W, 37-14 8 113 1
Donny Anderson 1971-09-19 GNB NYG L, 40-42 16 99 1
Warren Bankston 1971-09-19 PIT @ CHI L, 15-17 16 89 0
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Richie Petitbon 1971-09-19 WAS @ STL W, 24-17 0 0 3 66 0 0 0.0 0
Dick Butkus 1971-09-19 CHI PIT W, 17-15 0 0 2 9 0 0 0.0 0
Walt Sumner 1971-09-19 CLE HOU W, 31-0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0.0 0
Clarence Scott 1971-09-19 CLE HOU W, 31-0 0 0 2 27 0 0 0.0 0
Tom Hayes 1971-09-19 ATL SFO W, 20-17 0 0 2 27 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Dolphins 3 0 0 7 10
Broncos 3 0 7 0 10
Dolphins
Bob Griese13/24, 181 yds, 1 TD
Paul Warfield6 rec, 146 yds, 1 TD
Larry Csonka13 rush, 63 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
Don Horn11/20, 118 yds, 1 TD
Jack Gehrke3 rec, 82 yds, 0 TD
Floyd Little23 rush, 70 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Rams 0 3 3 14 20
Saints 0 3 14 7 24
Rams
Roman Gabriel11/30, 164 yds, 1 TD
Lance Rentzel3 rec, 42 yds, 0 TD
Willie Ellison13 rush, 43 yds, 0 TD
Saints
Archie Manning16/29, 218 yds, 1 TD
Danny Abramowicz5 rec, 73 yds, 0 TD
Bob Gresham21 rush, 42 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
49ers 0 7 0 10 17
Falcons 3 7 10 0 20
49ers
John Brodie17/34, 225 yds, 1 TD
Ted Kwalick6 rec, 97 yds, 1 TD
Ken Willard17 rush, 79 yds, 0 TD
Falcons
Bob Berry16/21, 185 yds, 2 TDs
Ken Burrow3 rec, 67 yds, 2 TDs
Art Malone13 rush, 40 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 0 28 14 0 42
Packers 7 7 10 16 40
Giants
Fran Tarkenton13/21, 236 yds, 4 TDs
Rich Houston6 rec, 151 yds, 3 TDs
Tucker Frederickson10 rush, 42 yds, 0 TD
Packers
Scott Hunter9/16, 158 yds, 2 TDs
John Spilis3 rec, 70 yds, 0 TD
Donny Anderson16 rush, 99 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Redskins 7 0 14 3 24
Cardinals 0 10 0 7 17
Redskins
Billy Kilmer6/17, 65 yds, 1 TD
Jerry Smith2 rec, 35 yds, 1 TD
Larry Brown18 rush, 79 yds, 1 TD
Cardinals
Jim Hart5/15, 74 yds, 1 TD
Jackie Smith5 rec, 63 yds, 2 TDs
MacArthur Lane19 rush, 54 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
Colts 10 9 0 3 22
Jets
Al Woodall10/19, 94 yds, 0 TD
Pete Lammons2 rec, 47 yds, 0 TD
John Riggins9 rush, 32 yds, 0 TD
Colts
Earl Morrall6/14, 80 yds, 0 TD
Ray Perkins2 rec, 49 yds, 0 TD
Norm Bulaich22 rush, 198 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Oilers 0 0 0 0 0
Browns 7 10 7 7 31
Oilers
Lynn Dickey8/20, 144 yds, 0 TD
Charlie Joiner4 rec, 92 yds, 0 TD
Woody Campbell11 rush, 22 yds, 0 TD
Browns
Bill Nelsen17/31, 254 yds, 1 TD
Milt Morin4 rec, 74 yds, 0 TD
Leroy Kelly17 rush, 60 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Eagles 0 7 0 7 14
Bengals 0 10 17 10 37
Eagles
Pete Liske20/40, 301 yds, 2 TDs
Ben Hawkins7 rec, 118 yds, 2 TDs
Tom Woodeshick7 rush, 29 yds, 0 TD
Bengals
Virgil Carter22/30, 273 yds, 3 TDs
Speedy Thomas4 rec, 122 yds, 1 TD
Essex Johnson8 rush, 113 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cowboys 7 21 7 14 49
Bills 14 10 6 7 37
Cowboys
Craig Morton10/14, 221 yds, 2 TDs
Bob Hayes2 rec, 91 yds, 1 TD
Calvin Hill22 rush, 84 yds, 4 TDs
Bills
Dennis Shaw18/30, 353 yds, 4 TDs
Marlin Briscoe3 rec, 113 yds, 2 TDs
Wayne Patrick7 rush, 30 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Steelers 0 6 6 3 15
Bears 0 3 0 14 17
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw10/24, 129 yds, 0 TD
Ron Shanklin6 rec, 113 yds, 0 TD
John Fuqua17 rush, 114 yds, 0 TD
Bears
Jack Concannon15/26, 116 yds, 0 TD
George Farmer4 rec, 59 yds, 1 TD
Don Shy9 rush, 19 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chiefs 7 7 0 0 14
Chargers 0 0 7 14 21
Chiefs
Len Dawson11/22, 152 yds, 0 TD
Otis Taylor3 rec, 76 yds, 0 TD
Ed Podolak17 rush, 65 yds, 1 TD
Chargers
John Hadl17/37, 260 yds, 2 TDs
Gary Garrison4 rec, 72 yds, 0 TD
Mike Garrett15 rush, 59 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 19, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Raiders 0 6 0 0 6
Patriots 0 0 14 6 20
Raiders
Daryle Lamonica9/23, 105 yds, 0 TD
Pete Banaszak3 rec, 38 yds, 0 TD
Pete Banaszak15 rush, 71 yds, 1 TD
Patriots
Jim Plunkett6/15, 127 yds, 2 TDs
Ron Sellers3 rec, 54 yds, 1 TD
Carl Garrett16 rush, 78 yds, 0 TD
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Mon, Sep 20, 1971
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Vikings 0 3 7 6 16
Lions 10 3 0 0 13
Vikings
Gary Cuozzo19/32, 232 yds, 1 TD
Bob Grim7 rec, 126 yds, 1 TD
Jim Lindsey6 rush, 21 yds, 0 TD
Lions
Greg Landry8/26, 61 yds, 1 TD
Larry Walton2 rec, 22 yds, 0 TD
Altie Taylor13 rush, 51 yds, 0 TD
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