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1967 Atlanta Falcons

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1-12-1, Finished 4th in NFL Coastal Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.5, Offense: -7.3, Defense: -7.2, SoS: 3.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 175 points (12.5/g), 16th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 422 points (30.1/g), 16th.
 Differential of -247 points (-17.6/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Norb Hecker (1-12-1)

Stadium: Atlanta Stadium
 Training Camp: East Tennessee State (Johnson City, Tennessee)

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
General Manager Frank Wall
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 175 3013 763 3.9 39 14 180 179 370 1710 13 25 4.1 95 344 1303 6 3.8 68 88 866 17
Opp. Stats 422 5531 946 5.8 27 10 294 238 421 3392 31 17 7.7 152 504 2139 18 4.2 124 87 853 18
Lg Rank Offense 16 16 11 8 15 11 13 13 11 16 14 13 16 11
Lg Rank Defense 16 16 16 13 16 11 15 16 13 16 16 16 13 12

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 @ Baltimore Colts 31 38 13 303 199 104 5 20 508 419 89 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 38 10 97 33 64 1 25 517 337 180 2
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-3 @ Green Bay Packers 0 23 8 58 19 39 2 23 382 205 177 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 Philadelphia Eagles 7 38 17 308 223 85 6 18 380 179 201
5 Sun October 15 boxscore T 0-4-1 Washington Redskins 20 20 15 323 215 108 2 23 415 334 81 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-5-1 @ Detroit Lions 3 24 12 223 87 136 1 15 250 110 140 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 1-5-1 Minnesota Vikings 21 20 12 186 91 95 2 22 314 137 177 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 1-6-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 37 13 223 157 66 5 21 324 153 171 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 1-7-1 Baltimore Colts 7 49 9 177 62 115 3 30 595 426 169 2
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 1-8-1 Los Angeles Rams 3 31 13 238 140 98 5 15 405 284 121 2
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 1-9-1 @ New Orleans Saints 24 27 21 269 86 183 1 24 371 230 141 3
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 1-10-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 20 10 154 75 79 2 21 309 169 140 3
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 1-11-1 San Francisco 49ers 28 34 14 297 243 54 3 23 468 294 174 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 1-12-1 Chicago Bears 14 23 13 157 80 77 1 14 293 115 178

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Randy Johnson 23 QB 14 12 1-10-1 142 288 49.3 1620 10 3.5 21 7.3 82 5.6 3.0 11.4 115.7 47.8
14 Terry Nofsinger 29 qb 7 1 0-1-0 30 60 50.0 352 1 1.7 2 3.3 38 5.9 4.7 11.7 50.3 59.9 1 0
14 Steve Sloan 23 qb 5 1 0-1-0 4 18 22.2 38 0 0.0 2 11.1 15 2.1 -2.9 9.5 7.6 0.0
37 Perry Lee Dunn 26 14 0 1 2 50.0 32 1 50.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 26.0 32.0 2.3 135.4
21 Tom Moore 29 FB 10 0 2 2 100.0 102 1 50.0 0 0.0 75 51.0 61.0 51.0 10.2 158.3
Team Total 26.1 14 1-12-1 179 370 48.4 2144 13 3.5 25 6.8 82 5.8 3.5 12.0 153.1 50.1 1 0
Opp Total 14 238 421 56.5 3588 31 7.4 17 4.0 8.5 8.18 15.1 256.3 92.4 21 196 7.7 7.3 4.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Junior Coffey 25 HB 14 0 180 722 4 20 4.0 51.6 12.9 30 196 6.5 1 22 2.1 14.0 918 5 3
21 Tom Moore 29 FB 10 0 53 104 0 18 2.0 10.4 5.3 10 74 7.4 0 21 1.0 7.4 178 0 1
37 Perry Lee Dunn 26 14 0 27 63 0 11 2.3 4.5 1.9 13 111 8.5 0 21 0.9 7.9 174 0 3
29 Ron Rector 23 10 0 24 127 0 16 5.3 12.7 2.4 4 13 3.3 0 9 0.4 1.3 140 0 1
11 Randy Johnson 23 QB 14 12 24 144 1 17 6.0 10.3 1.7 144 1 4
30 Ernie Wheelwright 28 3 0 21 43 1 6 2.0 14.3 7.0 4 46 11.5 0 30 1.3 15.3 89 1 0
40 Ron Smith 24 KR/PR 13 0 8 42 0 12 5.3 3.2 0.6 11 227 20.6 0 60 0.8 17.5 269 0 6
14 Terry Nofsinger 29 qb 7 1 3 33 0 31 11.0 4.7 0.4 33 0 0
33 Jim Mankins 23 11 0 2 7 0 7 3.5 0.6 0.2 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.0 18 0 0
26 Billy Lothridge 25 P 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.1 0.1 16 0 0
14 Steve Sloan 23 qb 5 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.4 0.2 2 0 0
8 Tommy McDonald 33 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 436 13.2 4 75 2.4 31.1 436 4 0
44 Jerry Simmons 25 SE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 287 13.7 2 30 1.8 23.9 287 2 1
28 Ray Ogden 25 TE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 308 16.2 1 82 1.7 28.0 308 1 0
85 Bill Martin 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 182 12.1 3 36 1.1 13.0 182 3 0
80 Gary Barnes 28 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 154 15.4 1 44 0.8 11.8 154 1 1
87 Taz Anderson 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 99 12.4 1 21 1.0 12.4 99 1 0
Team Total 26.1 14 344 1303 6 31 3.8 93.1 24.6 179 2144 12.0 13 82 12.8 153.1 3447 19 20
Opp Total 14 504 2139 18 4.2 152.8 36.0 238 3392 14.3 31 17.0 242.3 5531 49 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Ron Smith 24 KR/PR 13 0 20 92 0 26 4.6 39 976 1 99 25.0 1337
37 Perry Lee Dunn 26 14 0 7 128 0 39 18.3 302
25 Mike Fitzgerald 26 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 6 121 0 30 20.2 121
44 Jerry Simmons 25 SE 12 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 2 38 0 22 19.0 325
49 Floyd Hudlow 24 LS 10 10 1 2 0 2 2.0 2 56 0 35 28.0 58
73 Errol Linden 30 RT 14 0 3 37 0 18 12.3 37
28 Ray Ogden 25 TE 11 0 3 41 0 26 13.7 349
27 Nick Rassas 23 RS 5 0 2 51 0 27 25.5 51
33 Jim Mankins 23 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 30
85 Bill Martin 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 182
61 Bill Sandeman 25 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
72 Don Talbert 28 LT 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
81 Bo Wood 22 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.1 14 25 94 0 26 3.8 69 1471 1 99 21.3 5044
Opp Total 14 54 408 0 7.6 38 889 0 23.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
26 Billy Lothridge 25 P 14 0 87 3801 62 0 43.7
7 Wade Traynham 25 K 14 0 2 1 5 3 9 3 2 18 7 38.9% 22 22 100.0%
Team Total 26.1 14 2 1 5 3 9 3 2 18 7 38.9% 22 22 100.0% 87 3801 62 0 43.7
Opp Total 14 39 16 41.0% 53 52 98.1% 49 1955 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
40 Ron Smith 24 KR/PR 13 0 0 6 3 0 0
36 Ken Reaves 23 LCB 14 0 7 153 0 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Randy Johnson 23 QB 14 12 0 4 1 -2 0
37 Perry Lee Dunn 26 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
60 Tommy Nobis*+ 24 MLB 14 0 3 57 1 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Lee Calland 26 RCB 14 0 3 106 1 77 0
34 Junior Coffey 25 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
52 Marion Rushing 31 LLB 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0
49 Floyd Hudlow 24 LS 10 10 2 25 0 21 0
70 Jim Norton 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Joe Szczecko 25 RDT 12 7 0 0 2 10 0
80 Gary Barnes 28 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Andy Bowling 22 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Hughes 23 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Tom Moore 29 FB 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Ron Rector 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Jerry Richardson 26 13 0 0 0 1 21 0
77 Chuck Sieminski 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Jerry Simmons 25 SE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 17 343 2 77 0 0 20 16 32 0
Opp Total 14 26 16 49 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Wade Traynham 25 K 14 0 22 22 7 18 43
34 Junior Coffey 25 HB 14 0 4 1 5 30
8 Tommy McDonald 33 FL 14 0 4 4 24
85 Bill Martin 25 14 0 3 3 18
44 Jerry Simmons 25 SE 12 0 2 2 12
87 Taz Anderson 29 8 0 1 1 6
80 Gary Barnes 28 13 0 1 1 6
22 Lee Calland 26 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
11 Randy Johnson 23 QB 14 12 1 1 6
60 Tommy Nobis*+ 24 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
28 Ray Ogden 25 TE 11 0 1 1 6
40 Ron Smith 24 KR/PR 13 0 1 1 6
30 Ernie Wheelwright 28 3 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 6 13 1 2 22 22 22 7 18 175
Opp Total 14 18 31 4 52 53 16 39 2 422

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 1 99 kickoff Ron Smith 99 yard kickoff return (Wade Traynham kick)
2 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 3 21 pass Taz Anderson 21 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
3 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 4 77 interception Lee Calland 77 yard interception return (Wade Traynham kick)
4 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 4 17 rush Randy Johnson 17 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
5 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 2 1 rush Ernie Wheelwright 1 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
6 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 4 10 pass Jerry Simmons 10 yard pass from Terry Nofsinger (Wade Traynham kick)
7 1967-10-15 WAS T, 20-20 2 20 rush Junior Coffey 20 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
8 1967-10-15 WAS T, 20-20 2 13 pass Bill Martin 13 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
9 1967-10-29 MIN W, 21-20 1 41 pass Tommy McDonald 41 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
10 1967-10-29 MIN W, 21-20 2 10 pass Tommy McDonald 10 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
11 1967-10-29 MIN W, 21-20 4 41 interception Tommy Nobis 41 yard interception return (Wade Traynham kick)
12 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 3 8 pass Bill Martin 8 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
13 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 3 75 pass Tommy McDonald 75 yard pass from Tom Moore (Wade Traynham kick)
14 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 2 1 rush Junior Coffey 1 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
15 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 2 32 pass Tommy McDonald 32 yard pass from Perry Lee Dunn (Wade Traynham kick)
16 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 2 5 pass Bill Martin 5 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
17 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 2 4 rush Junior Coffey 4 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
18 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 3 82 pass Ray Ogden 82 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
19 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 3 13 pass Gary Barnes 13 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
20 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 4 21 pass Jerry Simmons 21 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
21 1967-12-17 CHI L, 14-23 1 6 pass Junior Coffey 6 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
22 1967-12-17 CHI L, 14-23 4 3 rush Junior Coffey 3 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 1 88 pass Tom Matte 88 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 2 55 pass Jimmy Orr 55 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
3 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 2 30 interception Bobby Boyd 30 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
4 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 2 3 rush Tony Lorick 3 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
5 1967-09-17 @ BAL L, 31-38 4 10 rush Tom Matte 10 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 1 9 pass Dave Parks 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 1 23 rush John David Crow 23 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 2 24 pass Ken Willard 24 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 3 2 rush Gary Lewis 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
10 1967-09-24 @ SFO L, 7-38 4 7 rush Gary Lewis 7 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1967-10-01 @ GNB L, 0-23 1 5 pass Carroll Dale 5 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Don Chandler kick)
12 1967-10-01 @ GNB L, 0-23 2 50 pass Carroll Dale 50 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Don Chandler kick)
13 1967-10-01 @ GNB L, 0-23 4 11 rush Ben Wilson 11 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
14 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 1 17 rush Gary Ballman 17 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
15 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 1 16 interception Don Hultz 16 yard interception return (Sam Baker kick)
16 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 1 2 pass Mike Ditka 2 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
17 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 3 67 pass Gary Ballman 67 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
18 1967-10-08 PHI L, 7-38 4 2 rush Tom Woodeshick 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
19 1967-10-15 WAS T, 20-20 2 9 pass Charley Taylor 9 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Brig Owens kick)
20 1967-10-15 WAS T, 20-20 3 3 pass Jerry Smith 3 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Brig Owens kick)
21 1967-10-15 WAS T, 20-20 4 24 pass Bobby Mitchell 24 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen
22 1967-10-22 @ DET L, 3-24 1 44 interception Lem Barney 44 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
23 1967-10-22 @ DET L, 3-24 4 25 pass Tom Nowatzke 25 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1967-10-22 @ DET L, 3-24 4 10 pass Bill Malinchak 10 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Wayne Walker kick)
25 1967-10-29 MIN W, 21-20 2 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from Ron Vander Kelen (Fred Cox kick)
26 1967-10-29 MIN W, 21-20 4 7 pass Bob Grim 7 yard pass from Ron Vander Kelen (Fred Cox kick)
27 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 1 60 pass Dan Reeves 60 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
28 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 2 7 pass Dan Reeves 7 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
29 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 2 33 interception Lee Roy Jordan 33 yard interception return (Danny Villanueva kick)
30 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 3 1 rush Dan Reeves 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
31 1967-11-05 @ DAL L, 7-37 4 1 rush Dan Reeves 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
32 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 1 1 rush Tony Lorick 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
33 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 1 25 pass Willie Richardson 25 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
34 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 1 11 pass John Mackey 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
35 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 2 64 pass Tom Matte 64 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
36 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 2 9 rush Tom Matte 9 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
37 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 3 5 pass Willie Richardson 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
38 1967-11-12 BAL L, 7-49 4 3 rush Tom Matte 3 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
39 1967-11-19 RAM L, 3-31 2 2 pass Dick Bass 2 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
40 1967-11-19 RAM L, 3-31 4 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
41 1967-11-19 RAM L, 3-31 4 57 pass Bernie Casey 57 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
42 1967-11-19 RAM L, 3-31 4 18 pass Billy Truax 18 yard pass from Eddie Meador (Bruce Gossett kick)
43 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 2 7 pass Kent Kramer 7 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
44 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 3 22 rush Randy Schultz 22 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
45 1967-11-26 @ NOR L, 24-27 4 7 pass Kent Kramer 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
46 1967-12-03 @ RAM L, 3-20 3 7 pass Jack Snow 7 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
47 1967-12-03 @ RAM L, 3-20 4 19 pass Bernie Casey 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
48 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 1 37 pass Dick Witcher 37 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
49 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 1 7 rush Doug Cunningham 7 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
50 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 2 7 pass Sonny Randle 7 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
51 1967-12-10 SFO L, 28-34 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
52 1967-12-17 CHI L, 14-23 1 32 pass Gale Sayers 32 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
53 1967-12-17 CHI L, 14-23 2 51 rush Gale Sayers 51 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)