San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons 17 to 20

Sunday, September 19, 1971, Week 1

The San Francisco 49ers played the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday, September 19, 1971, Week 1 of the 1971 season. The Falcons won by a score of 20-17.


San Francisco 49ers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
372 206 166 7 22

Coaches

Head Coach: Dick Nolan Quarterbacks Coach: Jim Shofner Wide Receivers Coach: Jim Shofner Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel Offensive Backs Coach: Doug Scovil Defensive Line Coach: Paul Wiggin Linebackers Coach: Mike Giddings Defensive Secondary Coach: Don Heinrich Special Teams Coach: Chet Franklin Personnel Scout: Dick Gallagher


Atlanta Falcons offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
266 165 101 1 16

Coaches

Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell Wide Receivers Coach: Harry Gilmer Backfield Coach: Billy Ray Barnes Defensive Backs Coach: Fred Bruney