The Detroit Lions squeaked out a win over the Atlanta Falcons, 41 to 38, on October 3, 1971.

Final

ATL

Falcons

1-1-1

38

DET

Lions

2-1-0

41

Team

ATL

DET

1

7

14

2

17

14

3

7

10

4

7

3

Total

38

41

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

ATL

DET

Lions

Mike Weger 52-yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)

0

7

Lions

Steve Owens 2-yard run (Errol Mann kick)

0

14

Falcons

Jim Mitchell 13-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)

7

14

2nd quarter

ATL

DET

Falcons

Bill Bell 36-yard field goal

10

14

Lions

Ron Jessie 97-yard kickoff return (Errol Mann kick)

10

21

Falcons

Ken Burrow 56-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)

17

21

Falcons

Art Malone 1-yard run (Bill Bell kick)

24

21

Lions

Larry Walton 56-yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)

24

28

3rd quarter

ATL

DET

Lions

Charlie Sanders 16-yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)

24

35

Lions

Errol Mann 18-yard field goal

24

38

Falcons

Ken Burrow 25-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)

31

38

4th quarter

ATL

DET

Lions

Errol Mann 13-yard field goal

31

41

Falcons

Tom Hayes 20-yard return of blocked punt (Bill Bell kick)

38

41