SUNDAY OCTOBER 24
LOS ANGELES 30, Green Bay 13
Chicago 28, DETROIT 23 - Bobby Douglass threw two TD passes and won the game on a one-yard run in a game which ended with the death of Detroit WR Chuck Hughes, who suffered a heart attack with 62 seconds left.
SAN DIEGO 20, Buffalo 3 - Two TD passes from John Hadl to Billy Parks and two short FGs by Dennis Partee gave the Chargers the win. The loss was Buffalo's sixth in a row while San Diego broke a four-game skid.
Denver 27, CLEVELAND 0 - LB Fred Forseberg picked off a Bill Nelsen pass and ran 40 yards for a TD as the Broncos rolled. It was the first Browns shutout since they lost a playoff game to the Giants in 1958.
OAKLAND 31, Cincinnati 27 - Oakland called on George Blanda in the clutch and the 44-year-old QB directed two fourth period TD drives. Marv Hubbard plunged one yard for his third TD with two minutes to play.
PITTSBURGH 23, Houston 16 - Terry Bradshaw ran for a fourth quarter TD and John Fuqua rambled 30 yards on a Houston fumble, powering the Steelers, who were stung by four interceptions, a fumble and penalties.
DALLAS 44, New England 21 - The Cowboys opened Texas Stadium with a romp as Duane Thomas, who was traded to the Patriots in the off-season but given back, burst 56 yards for a TD on the fourth offensive play.
Miami 30, NY JETS 14 - Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick each gained more than 100 yards rushing through a steady rain to spark the Dolphins. Csonka , who gained 137 yards, scored two TDs and Kiick gained 121 yards.
PHILADELPHIA 23, NY Giants 7 - The Eagles turned three fumble recoveries into their first win. It was their first win in three games under new coach Ed Khayat, who ordered the Eagles to shave their mustaches last week.
ATLANTA 28, New Orleans 6 - Dick Shiner, filling in at QB for injured Bob Berry, passed for two TDs and ran for a third to lead the Falcons. Shiner had been acquired by the Falcons from the Giants during the exhibition season.
KANSAS CITY 27, Washington 20 - Len Dawson riddled the Washington pass defense to fire three TD strikes as the Chiefs ruined the Redskins' perfect record. Otis Taylor caught a 28-yard pass to break a 20-20 deadlock.
San Fran 26, ST. LOUIS 14 - John Brodie answered a fourth-quarter St. Louis challenge with a 50-yard TD bomb and Bruce Gossett kicked four FGs to lead the Niners, who were hampered by 168 yards in penalties.
MONDAY OCTOBER 25
MINNESOTA 10, Baltimore 3 - CB Ed Sharockman had two interceptions, one leading to the game's only TD, and made a pair of key tackles. It was the first game since 1966 in which the Colts have been unable to score a TD.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              4  1 1  .800 143  68 Washington         5  1 0  .833 136  76
Baltimore          4  2 0  .667 135  34 Dallas             4  2 0  .667 185 122
New England        2  4 0  .333  74 148 NY Giants          2  4 0  .333  93 164
NY Jets            2  4 0  .333  66 116 St. Louis          2  4 0  .333  94 110
Buffalo            0  6 0  .000  71 188 Philadelphia       1  5 0  .167  57 164
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  2 0  .667 119 115 Minnesota          5  1 0  .833 101  49
Pittsburgh         3  3 0  .500 113 133 Detroit            4  2 0  .667 173 126
Cincinnati         1  5 0  .167 128 136 Chicago            4  2 0  .667 103  99
Houston            0  5 1  .000  55 145 GREEN BAY          2  4 0  .333 148 157
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        5  1 0  .833 146  86 Los Angeles        4  1 1  .800 131  89
Oakland            5  1 0  .833 166  93 San Francisco      4  2 0  .667 138  77
Denver             2  3 1  .400  89 103 New Orleans        2  3 1  .400 101 148
San Diego          2  4 0  .333  84 123 Atlanta            2  3 1  .400 131 134
SUNDAY DECEMBER 19
Los Angeles 23, PITTSBURGH 14
HOUSTON 49, San Diego 33
DALLAS 31, St. Louis 12
Atlanta 24, NEW ORLEANS 20
OAKLAND 21, Denver 13
SAN FRANCISCO 31, Detroit 27
NY JETS 35, Cincinnati 21
KANSAS CITY 22, Buffalo 9
MIAMI 27, Green Bay 6
Cleveland 20, WASHINGTON 13
New England 21, BALTIMORE 17
Minnesota 27, CHICAGO 10
Philadelphia 41, NY GIANTS 28
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           10  3 1  .769 315 174 X-Dallas          11  3 0  .786 406 222
Y-Baltimore       10  4 0  .714 313 140 Y-Washington       9  4 1  .692 276 190
New England        6  8 0  .429 238 325 Philadelphia       6  7 1  .462 221 302
NY Jets            6  8 0  .429 212 299 St. Louis          4  9 1  .308 231 279
Buffalo            1 13 0  .071 184 394 NY Giants          4 10 0  .286 228 362
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
X-Cleveland        9  5 0  .643 285 273 X-Minnesota       11  3 0  .786 245 139
Pittsburgh         6  8 0  .429 246 292 Detroit            7  6 1  .538 341 286
Houston            4  9 1  .308 251 330 Chicago            6  8 0  .429 185 276
Cincinnati         4 10 0  .286 284 265 GREEN BAY          4  8 2  .333 274 298
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
X-Kansas City     10  3 1  .769 302 208 X-San Francisco    9  5 0  .643 300 216
Oakland            8  4 2  .667 344 278 Los Angeles        8  5 1  .615 313 260
San Diego          6  8 0  .429 311 341 Atlanta            7  6 1  .538 274 277
Denver             4  9 1  .308 203 275 New Orleans        4  8 2  .333 266 347
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Wildcard Berth
Dallas Cowboys (11-3)
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Miami Dolphins (10-3-1)
Head Coach: Don Shula
Washington Redskins (9-4-1)
Head Coach: George Allen
Baltimore Colts (10-4)
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Philadelphia Eagles (6-7-1)
Head Coach: Jerry Williams (0-3) and Ed Khayat (6-4-1)
St. Louis Cardinals (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Bob Hollway
Detroit Lions (7-6-1)
Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
Chicago Bears (6-8)
Head Coach: Jim Dooley
New York Jets (6-8)
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
New England Patriots (6-8)
Head Coach: John Mazur
Houston Oilers (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Ed Hughes
Cleveland Browns (9-5)
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Green Bay Packers (4-8-2)
Head Coach: Dan Devine
San Francisco 49ers (9-5)
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
Cincinnati Bengals (4-10)
Head Coach: Paul Brown
New York Giants (4-10)
Head Coach: Alex Webster
Buffalo Bills (1-13)
Head Coach: Harvey Johnson
Minnesota Vikings (11-3)
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Los Angeles Rams (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Tommy Prothro
Atlanta Falcons (7-6-1)
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
New Orleans Saints (4-8-2)
Head Coach: J.D. Roberts
Kansas City Chiefs (10-3-1)
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Oakland Raiders (8-4-2)
Head Coach: John Madden
San Diego Chargers (6-8)
Head Coach: Sid Gillman (4-6) and Harland Svare (2-2)
Denver Broncos (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Lou Saban (2-6-1) and Jerry Smith (2-3)
TEAMS CHANGING NAMES : Boston Patriots to New England Patriots
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19
NY Giants 42, GREEN BAY 40
Dallas 49, BUFFALO 37 (46206) - Calvin Hill raced to 4 TDs to enable Dallas, to overcome an early Buffalo lead. Bills QB Dennis Shaw completed 3 TD passes in a 353-yard effort.
CLEVELAND 31, Houston 0 (73387) - Leroy Kelly ran for two TDs and Bill Nelsen hit Gary Collins with a TD pass to pace the Browns to their first home shutout in four years. The Browns held Houston to 35 yards rushing.
SAN DIEGO 21, Kansas City 14 (54061) - A record crowd saw a second-half surge which enabled San Diego to overcome an 14-0 deficit, as QB John Hadl passed for 260 yards, including a 37-yard TD pass to Jerry LeVias.
DENVER 10, Miami 10 (T) (51228) - A Bob Griese pass to Paul Warfield in the last three minutes enabled Miami to tie. Miami gambled on 4th down three times in the last period and made it each time.
BALTIMORE 22, NY Jets 0 (56458) - RB Norm Bulaich established a Colts record with 198 yards on a muddy field. John Unitas played briefly in the fourth, his first appearance since spring Achilles tendon surgery.
NEW ENGLAND 20, Oakland 6 (55405) - Rookie QB Jim Plunkett threw TD passes to Ron Sellers and Roland Moss. A bad snap on Oakland’s only XP try ended George Blanda’s scoring streak after 70 games.
CINCINNATI 37, Philadelphia 14 (55880) - Bengals QB Virgil Carter’s three TD passes included a club record 90-yarder to Speedie Thomas. Cincinnati established a team record of 532 yards of total offense.
ATLANTA 20, San Francisco 17 (56990) - Former college teammates Tom Hayes and Ken Burrow were the standouts for Atlanta. Hayes had two interceptions and a fumble recovery, while Burrow caught two TD passes.
CHICAGO 17, Pittsburgh 15 (55049) - Reserve QB Kent Nix entered in the final period, with the Bears trailing 15-3, completed an eight-yard TD pass to WR George Farmer with 49 seconds remaining for the Chicago victory.
NEW ORLEANS 24, Los Angeles 20 (70915) - Rookie QB Archie Manning plunged across the goal line from one yard out for the winning TD as time elapsed. The Saints drove 70 yards in 1:24 remaining.
Washington 24, ST. LOUIS 17 (46805) - Richie Petitbon’s 3 interceptions and Chris Hanburger’s 16-yard TD with a recovered St. Louis fumble were among seven turnovers the Redskins had for new coach George Allen.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Minnesota 16, DETROIT 13 (54418) - Detroit led 13-0 before QB Gary Cuozzo directed the Vikings back. Fred Cox’s winning 9-yard FG came with 5:18 left. Lion K Errol Mann missed a 33-yard FG attempt with two seconds.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          1  0 0 1.000  22   0 Dallas             1  0 0 1.000  49  37
New England        1  0 0 1.000  20   6 NY Giants          1  0 0 1.000  42  40
Miami              0  0 1  .000  10  10 Washington         1  0 0 1.000  24  17
NY Jets            0  1 0  .000   0  22 St. Louis          0  1 0  .500  17  24
Buffalo            0  1 0  .000  37  49 Philadelphia       0  1 0  .500  14  37
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          1  0 0 1.000  31   0 Minnesota          1  0 0 1.000  16  13
Cincinnati         1  0 0 1.000  37  14 Chicago            1  0 0 1.000  17  15
Houston            0  1 0  .000   0  31 Detroit            0  1 0  .000  13  16
Pittsburgh         0  1 0  .000  15  17 GREEN BAY          0  1 0  .000  40  42
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
San Diego          1  0 0 1.000  21  14 Atlanta            1  0 0 1.000  20  17
Denver             0  0 1  .000  10  10 New Orleans        1  0 0 1.000  24  20
Oakland            0  1 0  .000   6  20 San Francisco      0  1 0  .000  17  20
Kansas City        0  1 0  .000  14  21 Los Angeles        0  1 0  .000  20  24
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
Green Bay 34, Denver 13 at Milwaukee
PITTSBURGH 21, Cincinnati 10 (48448) - With the Steeler defense limiting Cincinnati to 28 yards rushing, Terry Bradshaw passed for 2 TDs and Jon Staggers returned a punt 67 yards to end an 8-game Cincinnati win streak.
LOS ANGELES 20, Atlanta 20 (T) (57895) - Rams’ K David Ray kicked a 47-yard FG, the longest of his career, as time expired. Willie Ellison ran for 138 yards for the Rams, scoring on a 50-yard gallop.
Detroit 34, NEW ENGLAND 7 (61057) - Greg Landry threw a 74-yard TD to Steve Owens. Errol Mann kicked a 23-yard FG in the first period, suffered a concussion making a tackle and came back to boot a 27-yard FG in the third.
Chicago 20, MINNESOTA 17 (47900) - For the 2nd week, QB Kent Nix came off the bench in the fourth to rally the Bears. On his first play, Nix threw a 36-yard TD to Dick Gordon then hit him again for a 19-yard TD with 1:42 left.
Kansas City 20, HOUSTON 16 (46498) - Kansas City came from behind on a fourth period TD by Warren McVea and subsequently stopped Houston within the 10 with less than three minutes to go.
Cleveland 14, BALTIMORE 13 (56837) - Browns RB Leroy Kelly ran for two TDs and moved into ninth place on the list of all-time rushers. The Browns defense made five interceptions and held the Colts to three completions.
Miami 29, BUFFALO 14 (45139) - Garo Yepremian set Dolphins’ records with FGs made (5) and attempted (6). Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick combined for 211 yards rushing; Kiick had 108, Csonka 103.
Dallas 42, PHILADELPHIA 7 (65358) - The Cowboys made the Eagles’ debut in their new stadium a sad occasion by intercepting a club record seven passes – three by cornerback Herb Adderley – to set up four touchdowns.
Oakland 34, SAN DIEGO 0 (54084) - A powerful defense helped Oakland to its first shutout since 1968. Daryle Lamonica hit Fred Biletnikoff twice with second-half TDs.
San Francisco 38, NEW ORLEANS 20 (81595) - John Fuller blocked a Saints FGA and Bruce Taylor returned it 58 yards for a TD to pace the Niners' first win. Rookie Vic Washington ran for 82 yards in his first start as a 49er.
Washington 30, NY GIANTS 3 (62795) - Billy Kilmer threw a pair of TD passes to Charley Taylor while completing 23 of 32 for 309 yards as Washington won its first two games of a season for the first time since 1953.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27
ST. LOUIS 17, NY Jets 10 (50358) - Pete Beathard’s passing in his first start for the Cardinals set up a pair of one-yard TDs by Cid Edwards for Bob Hollway’s initial victory as St. Louis coach.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              1  0 1 1.000  39  24 Dallas             2  0 0 1.000  91  44
Baltimore          1  1 0  .500  35  14 Washington         2  0 0 1.000  54  20
New England        1  1 0  .500  27  40 NY Giants          1  1 0  .500  45  70
NY Jets            0  2 0  .000  10  39 St. Louis          1  1 0  .500  34  34
Buffalo            0  2 0  .000  51  78 Philadelphia       0  2 0  .000  21  79
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          2  0 0 1.000  45  13 Chicago            2  0 0 1.000  37  32
Cincinnati         1  1 0  .500  47  35 Minnesota          1  1 0  .500  35  33
Pittsburgh         1  1 0  .500  36  27 Detroit            1  1 0  .500  47  25
Houston            0  2 0  .000  16  51 GREEN BAY          1  1 0  .500  74  55
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        1  1 0  .500  34  37 Atlanta            1  0 1 1.000  40  37
Oakland            1  1 0  .500  40  20 New Orleans        1  1 0  .500  44  58
San Diego          1  1 0  .500  21  48 San Francisco      1  1 0  .500  55  40
Denver             0  1 1  .000  23  44 Los Angeles        0  1 1  .000  40  44
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3
GREEN BAY 20, Cincinnati 17
Washington 20, DALLAS 16 - Washington shocked Dallas on Charley Harraway's 57-yard TD gallop and a 50-yard scoring bomb to Roy Jefferson. Washington won its first three regular season games since 1943.
San Francisco 31, PHILADELPHIA 3 - John Brodie threw three TD passes, two of them to TE Ted Kwalick, as 49ers handed the Eagles their third straight lopsided defeat. Brodie connected on 14 of 28 passes for 262 yards.
DETROIT 41, Atlanta 38 - Errol Mann's seemingly innocuous 13-yard FG with 4:35 left in the game proved to be the difference for the Lions when the Falcons' last-ditch rally fell short.
MINNESOTA 19, Buffalo 0 - The Vikings set two team defensive records by holding the Bills to 64 yards and eight net yards passing. Bills QB Dennis Shaw was sacked seven times for losses of 59 yards.
Baltimore 23, NEW ENGLAND 3 - The Colts' Tom Matte and Don Nottingham ran for first period TDs and Jim O'Brien added three FGs. Earl Morrall picked apart New England's defense, completing 13 of 17 for 162 yards.
LOS ANGELES 17, Chicago 3 - Lance Rentzel broke open a tight defensive football game in the fourth quarter when he sprinted 50 yards around end to a TD, enabling the Rams to score their first victory of the season.
Kansas City 16, DENVER 3 - Chiefs DE Aaron Brown grabbed the ball in the air after Denver QB Don Horn was hit attempting to pass Sunday and ran 68 yards to lead the Chiefs as the defense intercepted Horn four times.
HOUSTON 13, New Orleans 13 (T) - Charles Durkee, released by the Oilers last month, hit a 37-yard FG with five seconds to go for the tie. Mark Moseley, signed Saturday, put Houston ahead with a 44-yard FG with :59 left.
NY Jets 14, MIAMI 10 - George Nock scored two fourth period TDs, the second from two yards out with two minutes left, to power the Jets to a come-from-behind win in heat, measured at 112 degrees on the field.
PITTSBURGH 21, San Diego 17 - Terry Bradshaw ran five yards for a fourth quarter TD and the Steelers defense stopped San Diego three times inside the. six yard line in the final 4:47 to beat the Chargers.
NY Giants 21, ST. LOUIS 20 - The Giants spurted to three TDs in the first half, one on rookie Rocky Thompson's 93-yard KO return, and held on to upend the Cardinals in a televised game.
MONDAY OCTOBER 4
Oakland 34, CLEVELAND 20 - Daryle Lamonica hit Ray Chester with a 13-yard TD pass with 10:54 left in the game and one minute later Clarence Davis scooted five yards for another TD as the Raiders came from behind.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          2  1 0  .667  58  17 Washington         3  0 0 1.000  74  36
Miami              1  1 1  .500  49  38 Dallas             2  1 0  .667 107  64
New England        1  2 0  .333  30  63 NY Giants          2  1 0  .667  66  90
NY Jets            1  2 0  .333  24  49 St. Louis          1  2 0  .333  54  55
Buffalo            0  3 0  .000  51  97 Philadelphia       0  3 0  .000  24 110
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          2  1 0  .667  65  47 Minnesota          2  1 0  .667  54  33
Pittsburgh         2  1 0  .667  57  44 Chicago            2  1 0  .667  40  49
Cincinnati         1  2 0  .333  64  55 Detroit            2  1 0  .667  88  63
Houston            0  2 1  .000  29  64 GREEN BAY          2  1 0  .667  94  72
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        2  1 0  .667  50  40 San Francisco      2  1 0  .667  86  43
Oakland            2  1 0  .667  74  40 New Orleans        1  1 1  .500  57  71
San Diego          1  2 0  .333  38  69 Los Angeles        1  1 1  .500  57  47
Denver             0  2 1  .000  26  60 Atlanta            1  1 1  .500  78  78
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10
DETROIT 31, Green Bay 28
Miami 23, CINCINNATI 13 - Miami turned three Cincinnati mistakes into 17 points, while Bengals rookie QB Ken Anderson, making his first start for the injured Virgil Carter, didn't lead the Bengals to a TD until 8:00 to go.
Baltimore 43, BUFFALO 0 - Norm Bulaich caught a 30-yard TD pass from Earl Morrall in the first quarter and returned four plays later for a one yard scoring run as the Colts jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead.
Minnesota 13, PHILADELPHIA 0 - QB Norm Snead came back to haunt the Eagles and the Viking defense had two interceptions and blocked a FG. It was the first Eagle shutout since 1962, when they lost 49-0 to the Packers.
CHICAGO 35, New Orleans 14 - Kent Nix, making his first start since 1968, hurled two TD passes for the Bears, while Gale Sayers, who underwent two knee operations since last fall, carried eight times for 30 yards.
WASHINGTON 22, Houston 13 - Curt Knight kicked five FGs and the Washington defense easily handled Houston as the Redskins remained the only undefeated team in pro football.
Oakland 27, DENVER 16 - Oakland QB Ken Stabler ran for a TD and threw a TD pass to Raymond Chester, as Daryle Lamonica left with a bad hamstring and Denver QB Don Horn left with an Achilles tendon injury.
NEW ENGLAND 20, NY Jets 0 - Rookie Jim Plunkett fired TD strikes to Randy Vataha and Ron Sellers in the rain. Pats FB Jim Nance became the 15th player in NFL history to gain more than 5,000 yards on a 50-yard TD run.
Los Angeles 20, SAN FRANCISCO 13 - Larry Smith, brought in to run one yard for a first down, bolted over left tackle for 64 yards and David Ray added a 14-yard FG as the Rams came from behind in the fourth for the upset.
KANSAS CITY 31, San Diego 10 - Len Dawson fired two TD passes as the Chiefs stormed back from an early 10-point deficit. Jan Stenerud, who hit three FGs, tied the game late in the 2nd quarter with his 29-yarder.
St. Louis 26, ATLANTA 9 - A fumble recovery and pass interception set up a pair of TDs and Jim Bakken booted four FGs to lead the Cards, while a sellout crowd of 58,850 booed QB Bob Berry and the Falcon offense.
CLEVELAND 27, Pittsburgh 17 - Bill Nelsen tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Milt Morin and Bo Scott scrambled 18 yards for a TD to power the Browns. Scott's TD gave the Browns a 16-0 advantage with 7:47 to go in the first half.
MONDAY OCTOBER 11
DALLAS 20, NY Giants 13 - The Cowboys fumbled seven times and the Giants recovered five. The Giants fumbled five times and the Cowboys took all five. Don Morton hit Bob Hayes with a 48-yard TD pass for the clincher.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          3  1 0  .750 101  17 Washington         4  0 0 1.000  96  49
Miami              2  1 1  .667  72  51 Dallas             3  1 0  .750 127  77
New England        2  2 0  .500  50  63 NY Giants          2  2 0  .500  79 110
NY Jets            1  3 0  .250  24  69 St. Louis          2  2 0  .500  80  64
Buffalo            0  4 0  .000  51 140 Philadelphia       0  4 0  .000  24 123
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          3  1 0  .750  92  64 Minnesota          3  1 0  .750  67  33
Pittsburgh         2  2 0  .500  74  79 Chicago            3  1 0  .750  75  63
Cincinnati         1  3 0  .250  77  78 Detroit            3  1 0  .750 119  91
Houston            0  3 1  .000  42  86 GREEN BAY          2  2 0  .500 122 103
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        3  1 0  .750  81  50 Los Angeles        2  1 1  .667  77  60
Oakland            3  1 0  .750 101  56 San Francisco      2  2 0  .500  99  63
San Diego          1  3 0  .250  48 100 New Orleans        1  2 1  .333  71 106
Denver             0  3 1  .000  42  87 Atlanta            1  2 1  .333  87 104
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17
Minnesota 24, GREEN BAY 13
NY JETS 28, Buffalo 17 - Third-string QB Bob Davis, making his first start, led the Jets to more points than they'd scored all season. The Jets struck for two TDs less than two minutes apart in the 1st to take their home opener.
Baltimore 31, NY GIANTS 7 - LB Ted Hendricks' interceptions set up a pair of Earl Morrall scoring strikes as the Colts erupted for three second quarter TDs, after spotting the Giants a lead on Fran Tarkenton's 7-yard TD run.
Detroit 31, HOUSTON 7 - Steve Owens, the Heisman Trophy winner, bulled his way for TD runs of 11 and 10 yards to lead Detroit, while CB Lem Barney returned an intercepted pass 28 yards for another touchdown.
NEW ORLEANS 24, Dallas 14 - QB Archie Manning ran for two TDs, one with 47 seconds left, and rifled a 29-yard TD pass to Tony Baker to give the Saints an upset and their first victory ever over the defending NFC champs.
SAN FRANCISCO 13, Chicago 0 - Gene Washington made a circus catch between two defenders for the game's only TD and Bruce Gossett booted a pair of short FGs in the first shutout for San Francisco since 1961.
DENVER 20, San Diego 16 - Denver DT Paul Smith threw San Diego for a 19-yard loss in two plays during a key goal line stand while Bronco RB Floyd Little shook off injuries to lead a crucial 83-yard scoring drive.
MIAMI 41, New England 3 - Bob Griese fired two TD bullets apiece to Paul Warfield and Howard Twilley. Griese connected for TDs on three consecutive passes as Miami churned to a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
Los Angeles 24, ATLANTA 16 - Roman Gabriel ran a 1-yard TD with 4:50 left for the win. Atlanta seemed ready to beat LA for the first time when John Mailory ran 54 yards with a fumble for a TD 13 seconds into the fourth.
OAKLAND 34, Philadelphia 10 - Daryle Lamonica, who sat out the first half, rallied the Raiders from a 10-point halftime deficit. Lamonica and the Raiders struck for three quick TDs in 1:19 to take a 27-10 lead in the third.
WASHINGTON 20, St. Louis 0 - Larry Brown ran for 150 yards and LB Jack Pardee intercepted three passes as undefeated Washington crushed St. Louis. Brown carried 25 times as he broke his own single game record.
Cleveland 27, CINCINNATI 24 - Bo Scott scored three TDs, the final one with 39 seconds remaining on a four-yard run, to give the Browns a come-from-behind win before the largest crowd ever to see a Cincinnati sports event.
MONDAY OCTOBER 18
KANSAS CITY 38, Pittsburgh 16 - Sore-armed Len Dawson led the Chiefs, who erased a 9-0 deficit with four second-quarter TDs. Dawson tossed TDs of five and 27 yards to Otis Taylor and five yards to rookie Elmo Wright.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          4  1 0  .800 132  24 Washington         5  0 0 1.000 116  49
Miami              3  1 1  .750 113  54 Dallas             3  2 0  .600 141 101
New England        2  3 0  .400  53 104 NY Giants          2  3 0  .400  86 141
NY Jets            2  3 0  .400  52  86 St. Louis          2  3 0  .400  80  84
Buffalo            0  5 0  .000  68 168 Philadelphia       0  5 0  .000  34 157
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  1 0  .800 119  88 Minnesota          4  1 0  .800  91  46
Pittsburgh         2  3 0  .400  90 117 Detroit            4  1 0  .800 150  98
Cincinnati         1  4 0  .200 101 105 Chicago            3  2 0  .600  75  76
Houston            0  4 1  .000  49 117 GREEN BAY          2  3 0  .400 135 127
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        4  1 0  .800 119  66 Los Angeles        3  1 1  .750 101  76
Oakland            4  1 0  .800 135  66 San Francisco      3  2 0  .600 112  63
Denver             1  3 1  .250  62 103 New Orleans        2  2 1  .500  95 120
San Diego          1  4 0  .200  64 120 Atlanta            1  3 1  .250 103 128
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31
Atlanta 31, CLEVELAND 14 - QB Dick Shiner connected on two of his first four passes for TDs to lead the Falcons, who led 14-0 when LB Don Hansen picked off a Bill Nelsen pass and sprinted 33 yards for a score.
Miami 20, LOS ANGELES 14 - Miami's Bob Griese threw two TD passes, one a 74-yarder to Paul Warfield, and the Dolphins survived a Los Angeles rally in the fourth quarter to stay atop the AFC East.
Minnesota 17, NY GIANTS 10 - Norm Snead's 55-yard TD pass to Bob Grim with 1:04 left kept the Vikings in first place in the Central. A tie seemed likely until Snead took over when Gary Cuozzo was injured midway in the fourth.
HOUSTON 10, Cincinnati 6 - S Ken Houston returned a pass interception 48 yards for a TD to give Houston its first victory this season. Houston's return of rookie Ken Anderson's pass was the only touchdown of the game.
SAN FRAN 27, New England 10 - John Brodie's 71-yard bomb to Gene Washington and a 25-yard run by center Forest Blue with a fumble recovery gave the 49ers the win over the Pats, who were 20-point underdogs.
OAKLAND 20, Kansas City 20 (T) - George Blanda, after throwing a fourth quarter TD pass to Fred Biletnikoff, became football's all-time scorer with an eight-yard FG, giving him 1,609 points, one more than Lou Groza.
WASHINGTON 24, New Orleans 14 - Bill Kilmer ran for one TD and threw for another against his former teammates. Kilmer's TD pass was a 36-yarder to Larry Brown, who gained 113 yards rushing in 20 carries.
CHICAGO 23, Dallas 19 - Bobby Douglass ran for one TD and passed for another and Mac Percival booted three FGs to lead the Bears over the QB-shuffling Cowboys, who had 481 yards on offense to the Bears' 194.
SAN DIEGO 49, NY Jets 21 - John Hadl fired four TD passes and ran for one as the Chargers rolled. Hadl's TD passes were 49 yards to Gary Garrison, 37 to Mike Montgomery, 21 to Pettis Norman and 17 to Billy Parks.
PHILADELPHIA 17, Denver 16 - A blocked punt and a recovery of a fumbled punt led to two Philadelphia TDs in the first half. LB Bill Hobbs scored from the six after he blocked a punt by Bill Van Heusen.
BALTIMORE 34, Pittsburgh 21 - Earl Morrall threw three TD passes, two of them to Willie Richardson in less than two minutes in a steady rain. He connected on 11 of 19 passes for 286 yards before leaving in the third.
St. Louis 28, BUFFALO 23 - Jim Hart tossed two TD passes in his first start since the season opener. Hart, spelling Pete Beathard at quarterback, completed 15 of 27 passes, including TD tosses of five and seven yards.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 1
Green Bay 14, Detroit 14 (T) at Milwaukee
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              5  1 1  .833 163  82 Washington         6  1 0  .857 160  90
Baltimore          5  2 0  .714 169  55 Dallas             4  3 0  .571 204 145
New England        2  5 0  .286  84 175 St. Louis          3  4 0  .429 122 133
NY Jets            2  5 0  .286  87 165 NY Giants          2  5 0  .286 103 181
Buffalo            0  7 0  .000  94 216 Philadelphia       2  5 0  .286  74 180
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  3 0  .571 133 146 Minnesota          6  1 0  .857 118  59
Pittsburgh         3  4 0  .429 134 167 Chicago            5  2 0  .714 126 118
Houston            1  5 1  .167  65 151 Detroit            4  2 1  .667 187 140
Cincinnati         1  6 0  .143 134 146 GREEN BAY          2  4 1  .333 162 171
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        5  1 1  .833 166 106 San Francisco      5  2 0  .714 165  87
Oakland            5  1 1  .833 186 113 Los Angeles        4  2 1  .667 145 109
San Diego          3  4 0  .429 133 144 Atlanta            3  3 1  .500 162 148
Denver             2  4 1  .333 105 120 New Orleans        2  4 1  .333 115 172
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7
MIAMI 34, Buffalo 0
Atlanta 9, CINCINNATI 6
Detroit 24, DENVER 20
Dallas 16, ST. LOUIS 13
PITTSBURGH 26, Cleveland 9
Green Bay 17, CHICAGO 14
NY JETS 13, Kansas City 10
NEW ORLEANS 21, Oakland 21 (T)
NEW ENGLAND 28, Houston 20
WASHINGTON 7, Philadel 7 (T)
San Francisco 13, MINNESOTA 9
NY GIANTS 35, San Diego 17
MONDAY NOVEMBER 8
BALTIMORE 24, Los Angeles 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              6  1 1  .857 197  82 Washington         6  1 1  .857 167  97
Baltimore          6  2 0  .750 193  72 Dallas             5  3 0  .625 220 158
New England        3  5 0  .375 112 195 St. Louis          3  5 0  .375 135 149
NY Jets            3  5 0  .375 100 175 NY Giants          3  5 0  .375 138 198
Buffalo            0  8 0  .000  94 250 Philadelphia       2  5 1  .286  81 187
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  4 0  .500 142 172 Minnesota          6  2 0  .750 127  72
Pittsburgh         4  4 0  .500 160 176 Detroit            5  2 1  .714 211 160
Houston            1  6 1  .143  85 179 Chicago            5  3 0  .625 140 135
Cincinnati         1  7 0  .125 140 155 GREEN BAY          3  4 1  .429 179 185
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            5  1 2  .833 207 134 San Francisco      6  2 0  .750 178  96
Kansas City        5  2 1  .714 176 119 Los Angeles        4  3 1  .571 162 133
San Diego          3  5 0  .375 150 179 Atlanta            4  3 1  .571 171 154
Denver             2  5 1  .286 125 144 New Orleans        2  4 2  .333 136 193
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14
MINNESOTA 3, Green Bay 0
NEW ENGLAND 38, Buffalo 33
Baltimore 14, NY JETS 13
OAKLAND 41, Houston 21
KANSAS CITY 13, Cleveland 7
New Orleans 26, SAN FRANCISCO 20
DALLAS 20, Philadelphia 7
NY Giants 21, ATLANTA 17
MIAMI 24, Pittsburgh 21
Cincinnati 24, DENVER 10
CHICAGO 16, Washington 15
Los Angeles 21, DETROIT 13
MONDAY NOVEMBER 15
SAN DIEGO 20, St. Louis 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              7  1 1  .875 221 103 Washington         6  2 1  .750 182 113
Baltimore          7  2 0  .778 207  85 Dallas             6  3 0  .667 240 165
New England        4  5 0  .444 150 228 NY Giants          4  5 0  .444 159 215
NY Jets            3  6 0  .333 113 189 St. Louis          3  6 0  .333 152 169
Buffalo            0  9 0  .000 127 288 Philadelphia       2  6 1  .250 88 207
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  5 0  .444 149 185 Minnesota          7  2 0  .778 130  72
Pittsburgh         4  5 0  .444 181 200 Chicago            6  3 0  .667 156 150
Cincinnati         2  7 0  .222 164 165 Detroit            5  3 1  .625 224 181
Houston            1  7 1  .125 106 220 GREEN BAY          3  5 1  .375 179 188
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            6  1 2  .857 248 155 San Francisco      6  3 0  .667 198 122
Kansas City        6  2 1  .750 189 126 Los Angeles        5  3 1  .625 183 146
San Diego          4  5 0  .444 170 196 Atlanta            4  4 1  .500 188 175
Denver             2  6 1  .250 135 168 New Orleans        3  4 2  .429 162 213
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21
CINCINNATI 28, Houston 3
Minnesota 23, NEW ORLEANS 10
Dallas 13, WASHINGTON 0
MIAMI 17, Baltimore 14
CLEVELAND 27, New England 7
Detroit 28, CHICAGO 3
NY Jets 20, BUFFALO 7
KANSAS CITY 28, Denver 10
OAKLAND 34, San Diego 33
PITTSBURGH 17, NY Giants 3
LOS ANGELES 17, San Francisco 6
Philadelphia 37, ST. LOUIS 20
MONDAY NOVEMBER 22
ATLANTA 28, Green Bay 21
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              8  1 1  .889 238 117 Dallas             7  3 0  .700 253 165
Baltimore          7  3 0  .700 221 102 Washington         6  3 1  .667 182 126
New England        4  6 0  .400 157 255 NY Giants          4  6 0  .400 162 232
NY Jets            4  6 0  .400 133 196 Philadelphia       3  6 1  .333 125 227
Buffalo            0 10 0  .000 134 308 St. Louis          3  7 0  .300 172 206
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          5  5 0  .500 176 192 Minnesota          8  2 0  .800 153  82
Pittsburgh         5  5 0  .500 198 203 Detroit            6  3 1  .667 252 184
Cincinnati         3  7 0  .300 192 168 Chicago            6  4 0  .600 159 178
Houston            1  8 1  .111 109 248 GREEN BAY          3  6 1  .333 200 216
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            7  1 2  .875 282 188 Los Angeles        6  3 1  .667 200 152
Kansas City        7  2 1  .778 217 136 San Francisco      6  4 0  .600 204 139
San Diego          4  6 0  .400 203 230 Atlanta            5  4 1  .556 216 196
Denver             2  7 1  .222 145 196 New Orleans        3  5 2  .375 172 236
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25
DALLAS 28, Los Angeles 21
DETROIT 32, Kansas City 21
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28
New Orleans 29, Green Bay 21 at Milwaukee
Baltimore 37, OAKLAND 14
Cleveland 37, HOUSTON 24
CINCINNATI 31, San Diego 0
Denver 22, PITTSBURGH 10
San Francisco 24, NY JETS 21
BUFFALO 27, New England 20
St. Louis 24, NY GIANTS 7
MINNESOTA 24, Atlanta 7
Washington 20, PHILADELPHIA 13
MONDAY NOVEMBER 29
MIAMI 34, Chicago 3
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              9  1 1  .900 272 120 Dallas             8  3 0  .727 281 186
Baltimore          8  3 0  .727 258 116 Washington         7  3 1  .700 202 139
New England        4  7 0  .364 177 282 NY Giants          4  7 0  .364 169 256
NY Jets            4  7 0  .364 154 220 St. Louis          4  7 0  .364 196 213
Buffalo            1 10 0  .091 161 328 Philadelphia       3  7 1  .300 138 247
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          6  5 0  .545 213 216 Minnesota          9  2 0  .818 177  89
Pittsburgh         5  6 0  .455 208 225 Detroit            7  3 1  .700 284 205
Cincinnati         4  7 0  .364 223 168 Chicago            6  5 0  .545 162 212
Houston            1  9 1  .100 133 285 GREEN BAY          3  7 1  .300 221 245
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            7  2 2  .778 296 225 San Francisco      7  4 0  .636 228 160
Kansas City        7  3 1  .700 238 168 Los Angeles        6  4 1  .600 221 180
San Diego          4  7 0  .364 203 261 Atlanta            5  5 1  .500 223 220
Denver             3  7 1  .300 167 206 New Orleans        4  5 2  .444 201 257
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5
NEW ENGLAND 34, Miami 13
DENVER 6, Chicago 3
ST.LOUIS 16, Green Bay 16 (T)
SAN DIEGO 30, Minnesota 14
CLEVELAND 31, Cincinnati 27
BALTIMORE 24, Buffalo 0
DALLAS 52, NY Jets 10
LOS ANGELES 45, New Orleans 28
ATLANTA 24, Oakland 13
WASHINGTON 23, NY Giants 7
HOUSTON 29, Pittsburgh 3
Philadelphia 23, DETROIT 20
MONDAY DECEMBER 6
Kansas City 26, SAN FRANCISCO 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              9  2 1  .818 285 154 Dallas             9  3 0  .750 333 196
Baltimore          9  3 0  .750 282 116 Washington         8  3 1  .727 225 146
New England        5  7 0  .417 211 295 Philadelphia       4  7 1  .364 161 267
NY Jets            4  8 0  .333 164 272 St. Louis          4  7 1  .364 212 229
Buffalo            1 11 0  .083 161 352 NY Giants          4  8 0  .333 176 279
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
X-Cleveland        7  5 0  .583 244 243 Minnesota          9  3 0  .750 191 119
Pittsburgh         5  7 0  .417 211 254 Detroit            7  4 1  .636 304 228
Cincinnati         4  8 0  .333 250 199 Chicago            6  6 0  .500 165 218
Houston            2  9 1  .182 162 288 GREEN BAY          3  7 2  .300 237 261
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        8  3 1  .727 264 185 Los Angeles        7  4 1  .636 266 208
Oakland            7  3 2  .700 309 249 San Francisco      7  5 0  .583 245 186
San Diego          5  7 0  .417 233 275 Atlanta            6  5 1  .545 247 233
Denver             4  7 1  .364 173 209 New Orleans        4  6 2  .400 229 302
X-Clinched Division Title
SUNDAY DECEMBER 12
GREEN BAY 31, Chicago 10
MINNESOTA 29, Detroit 10
SAN DIEGO 45, Denver 17
SAN FRANCISCO 24, Atlanta 3
Cleveland 21, NEW ORLEANS 17
Houston 20, BUFFALO 14
Dallas 42, NY GIANTS 14
BALTIMORE 14, Miami 3
KANSAS CITY 16, Oakland 14
NY JETS 13, New England 6
PHILADELPHIA 19, St. Louis 7
Pittsburgh 21, CINCINNATI 13
MONDAY DECEMBER 13
Washington 38, LOS ANGELES 24
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Y-Baltimore       10  3 0  .769 296 119 Y-Dallas          10  3 0  .769 375 210
Y-Miami            9  3 1  .750 288 168 Y-Washington       9  3 1  .750 263 170
New England        5  8 0  .385 217 308 Philadelphia       5  7 1  .417 180 274
NY Jets            5  8 0  .385 177 278 St. Louis          4  8 1  .333 219 248
Buffalo            1 12 0  .077 175 372 NY Giants          4  9 0  .308 190 321
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
X-Cleveland        8  5 0  .615 265 260 X-Minnesota       10  3 0  .769 220 129
Pittsburgh         6  7 0  .462 232 267 Detroit            7  5 1  .583 314 257
Cincinnati         4  9 0  .308 263 220 Chicago            6  7 0  .462 175 249
Houston            3  9 1  .250 182 302 GREEN BAY          4  7 2  .364 268 271
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
X-Kansas City      9  3 1  .750 280 199 San Francisco      8  5 0  .615 269 189
Oakland            7  4 2  .636 323 265 Los Angeles        7  5 1  .583 290 246
San Diego          6  7 0  .462 278 292 Atlanta            6  6 1  .500 250 257
Denver             4  8 1  .333 190 254 New Orleans        4  7 2  .364 246 323
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
SUPER BOWL 6 (January 16, 1972 at New Orleans)
DALLAS COWBOYS (13-3) 24, MIAMI DOLPHINS (12-3-1) 3 - The Cowboys rushed for a record 252 yards and their defense limited the Dolphins to a low of 185 yards while not permitting a touchdown for the first time in Super Bowl history. Dallas converted Chuck Howley's recovery of Larry Csonka's first fumble of the season into a 3-0 advantage and led at halftime 10-3. After Dallas received the second-half kickoff, Duane Thomas led a 71-yard march in eight plays for a 17-3 margin. Howley intercepted Bob Griese's pass at the 50 and returned it to the Miami 9 early in the fourth period, and three plays later Roger Staubach passed 7 yards to Mike Ditka for the final touchdown. Thomas rushed for 95 yards and Walt Garrison gained 74. Staubach, voted the game's most valuable player, completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
1971 PLAYOFFS - DIVSIONAL PLAYOFFS
AFC - December 25 - Miami (10-3-1) 27, KAN. CITY (10-3-1) 24 (2 OT)
NFC - December 25 - Dallas (11-3) 20, MINNESOTA (11-3) 12
AFC - December 26 - Baltimore (10-4) 20, CLEVELAND (9-5) 3
NFC - December 26 - SAN FRANCISCO (9-5) 24, Washington (9-4-1) 20
1971 PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
AFC - January 2 - MIAMI (11-3-1) 21, Baltimore (11-4) 0
NFC - January 2 - DALLAS (12-3) 14, San Francisco (10-5) 3