MNF History: 1971
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The major change to Monday Night Football in 1971 occurred in the booth, with Keith Jackson being replaced by former New York Giant great Frank Gifford. The announcing team of Gifford, "Dandy Don" Meredith and Howard Cosell would bring the program a great deal of notoriety.

Home team in CAPS
*Denotes record
MNF results: 1971
Date Result
Sept. 20, 1971* Minnesota 16, DETROIT 13
Sept. 27, 1971 ST. LOUIS 17, N.Y. Jets 10
Oct. 4, 1971 Oakland 34, CLEVELAND 20
Oct. 11, 1971 DALLAS 20, N.Y. Giants 13
Oct. 18, 1971 KANSAS CITY 38, Pittsburgh 16
Oct. 25, 1971 MINNESOTA 10, Baltimore 3
Nov. 1, 1971 GREEN BAY 14, Detroit 14
Nov. 8, 1971 BALTIMORE 24, Los Angeles 17
Nov. 15, 1971 SAN DIEGO 20, St. Louis 17
Nov. 22, 1971 ATLANTA 28, Green Bay 21
Nov. 29, 1971 MIAMI 34, Chicago 3
Dec. 6, 1971 Kansas City 26, SAN FRANCISCO 17
Dec.13, 1971 Washington 38, LOS ANGELES 24

*Errol Mann attempted seven field goals on Sept. 20. He missed five of them, including a 33-yarder with two minutes remaining in the game.

 
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