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1971 Baltimore Colts season

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Record  10–4
Head coach  Don McCafferty
Owner  Carroll Rosenbloom
Division place  2nd AFC East
Start date  1971
Home field  Memorial Stadium
1971 Baltimore Colts season
Playoff finish  Won Divisional Playoffs (Browns) 20–3 Lost Conference Championship (Dolphins) 21–0
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The 1971 Baltimore Colts season was the 19th season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts appeared to be on the verge of winning the AFC East again after beating the Miami Dolphins 14-3 in the next-to-last game of the season. However, the Colts would drop the final game of the season to the New England Patriots, forcing them to settle for the Wild Card with a 10-4 record. They lost to the Dolphins in the AFC Championship game. The Baltimore defense gave up a total of 140 points for 14 regular season (10 PPG) & in their four defeats, they lost by 15 points total.



Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.


The team made it to the playoffs as a No. 4 seed and traveled to Cleveland to play the Cleveland 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.


1971 Baltimore Colts season Wikipedia

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