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1974 Atlanta Falcons

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.3, Offense: -9.7, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 111 points (7.9/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 271 points (19.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of -160 points (-11.4/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Marion Campbell (1-5-0) and Norm Van Brocklin (2-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Atlanta Stadium
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
Head Coach/General Manager Norm Van Brocklin
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 111 2800 806 3.5 55 24 11 174 160 356 1307 4 31 3.2 86 400 1493 6 3.7 77
Team Defense 271 4136 960 4.3 29 12 13 238 136 302 1572 13 17 4.7 85 627 2564 19 4.1 140
Lg Rank Offense 26 26 26 26 26 19 26 26 26 26 25 21 26 17
Lg Rank Defense 16 15 18 17 14 1 2 8 16 5 26 26 22 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 Dallas Cowboys 0 24 7 108 44 64 5 21 411 206 205 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 San Francisco 49ers 10 16 15 209 82 127 6 17 272 72 200 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-3 @ New Orleans Saints 13 14 12 230 63 167 3 15 196 24 172 2
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-3 @ New York Giants 14 7 17 285 128 157 3 13 261 89 172 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-3 Chicago Bears 13 10 15 214 93 121 5 13 212 124 88 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-4 New Orleans Saints 3 13 10 174 110 64 6 15 321 89 232 4
7 Mon October 28 boxscore L 2-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 24 13 167 59 108 3 21 355 120 235 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-6 @ Miami Dolphins 7 42 13 196 93 103 4 22 355 161 194 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 0 21 11 164 45 119 19 312 123 189 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 2-8 Baltimore Colts 7 17 15 236 112 124 3 18 326 74 252 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 27 10 192 117 75 6 18 291 89 202 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-10 Los Angeles Rams 7 30 11 237 218 19 5 14 309 159 150
13 Sat December 7 boxscore L 2-11 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 23 15 191 75 116 2 18 252 104 148 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 3-11 Green Bay Packers 10 3 10 197 68 129 4 14 263 138 125 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Bob Lee 28 QB 9 9 2-6-0 78 172 45.3% 852 3 1.7 14 8.1 52 5.0 1.6 10.9 94.7 32.4 31 269 2.87 0.06 15.3 0 1
7 Pat Sullivan 24 qb 6 3 0-4-0 48 105 45.7% 556 1 1.0 8 7.6 48 5.3 2.1 11.6 92.7 33.7 10 92 4.03 1.08 8.7
11 Kim McQuilken 23 qb 5 2 1-1-0 34 79 43.0% 373 0 0.0 9 11.4 26 4.7 -0.4 11.0 74.6 18.0 9 113 2.95 -1.65 10.2
Team Total 25.6 14 3-11-0 160 356 44.9% 1781 4 1.1 31 8.7 52 5.0 1.3 11.1 127.2 27.8 50 474 3.22 -0.02 12.3 0 1
Opp Total 14 136 302 45.0% 1847 13 4.3 17 5.6 6.1 4.44 13.6 131.9 56.0 31 275 4.7 3.2 9.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
43 Dave Hampton 27 FB 9 9 127 464 2 34 3.7 51.6 14.1 13 111 8.5 0 21 1.4 12.3 575 2 5
25 Art Malone 26 RB 13 13 116 410 2 13 3.5 31.5 8.9 28 168 6.0 0 13 2.2 12.9 578 2 1
24 Haskel Stanback 22 13 3 57 235 1 23 4.1 18.1 4.4 8 39 4.9 0 18 0.6 3.0 274 1 5
44 Eddie Ray 27 11 2 46 139 0 17 3.0 12.6 4.2 10 43 4.3 0 10 0.9 3.9 182 0 7
19 Bob Lee 28 QB 9 9 19 99 1 17 5.2 11.0 2.1 99 1 4
20 Vince Kendrick 22 14 1 17 71 0 17 4.2 5.1 1.2 12 86 7.2 1 12 0.9 6.1 157 1 0
31 Molly McGee 22 10 0 7 30 0 10 4.3 3.0 0.7 30 0 0
86 Jim Mitchell 27 TE 14 14 3 21 0 15 7.0 1.5 0.2 30 479 16.0 1 52 2.1 34.2 500 1 1
7 Pat Sullivan 24 qb 6 3 3 19 0 12 6.3 3.2 0.5 19 0 1
81 Gerald Tinker 23 KR 12 0 2 5 0 9 2.5 0.4 0.2 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.0 17 0 3
11 Kim McQuilken 23 qb 5 2 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.2 0.4 1 0 0
80 Louis Neal 23 10 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 8 99 12.4 0 21 0.8 9.9 98 0 1
82 Ken Burrow 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 545 16.0 1 48 2.4 38.9 545 1 0
41 Al Dodd 29 PR/WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 130 10.8 1 17 0.9 9.3 130 1 1
84 Tom Geredine 24 12 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 69 17.3 0 24 0.3 5.8 69 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 400 1493 6 34 3.7 106.6 28.6 160 1781 11.1 4 52 11.4 127.2 3274 10 32
Opp Total 14 627 2564 19 4.1 183.1 44.8 136 1572 11.6 13 9.7 112.3 4136 32 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Gerald Tinker 23 KR 12 0 14 195 1 72 13.9 29 704 0 59 24.3 916
41 Al Dodd 29 PR/WR 14 14 27 344 0 57 12.7 474
34 Ray Brown 25 SS 14 14 9 96 0 23 10.7 96
84 Tom Geredine 24 12 14 9 219 0 28 24.3 288
31 Molly McGee 22 10 0 8 167 0 26 20.9 197
38 Rick Byas 24 14 1 5 136 0 35 27.2 136
52 Ken Mitchell 26 14 0 4 36 0 13 9.0 36
32 Ray Easterling 25 14 0 2 34 0 21 17.0 34
66 Ted Fritsch 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
88 Henry Childs 23 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
53 Paul Ryczek 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 51 635 1 72 12.5 60 1296 0 59 21.6 5205
Opp Total 14 59 657 1 11.1 33 812 0 24.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
6 John James 25 P 14 0 96 3891 65 1 40.5
12 Nick Mike-Mayer 24 K 14 0 4 2 5 5 6 2 1 16 9 56.3%% 12 12 100.0%%
Team Total 25.6 14 4 2 5 5 6 2 1 16 9 56.3%% 12 12 100.0%% 96 3891 65 1 40.5
Opp Total 14 28 12 42.9%% 34 31 91.2%% 84 3217 38.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
34 Ray Brown 25 SS 14 14 8 164 1 59 0
44 Eddie Ray 27 11 2 0 7 0 0 0
29 Clarence Ellis 24 FS 14 14 3 11 0 6 0 0 1 2 0 0
24 Haskel Stanback 22 13 3 0 5 1 0 0
43 Dave Hampton 27 FB 9 9 0 5 0 0 0
81 Gerald Tinker 23 KR 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
19 Bob Lee 28 QB 9 9 0 4 0 -9 0
58 Don Hansen 30 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Greg Brezina 28 RLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Ted Fritsch 24 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
25 Art Malone 26 RB 13 13 0 1 1 0 0
60 Tommy Nobis 31 MLB 14 14 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Chuck Walker 33 14 2 0 0 2 0 0
38 Rick Byas 24 14 1 0 0 1 34 0
41 Al Dodd 29 PR/WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
65 Len Gotshalk 25 LT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
56 Dennis Havig 25 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 Tom Hayes 28 RCB 13 13 1 2 0 2 0
87 Claude Humphrey* 30 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
22 Rolland Lawrence 23 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
83 Larry Mialik 24 14 0 0 0 1 -8 0
86 Jim Mitchell 27 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
80 Louis Neal 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Dick Palmer 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Pat Sullivan 24 qb 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
74 Mike Tilleman 30 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
71 John Zook 27 RDE 14 14 1 14 0 14 0
Team Total 25.6 14 17 210 1 59 0 0 32 19 17 0
Opp Total 14 50 26 14

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Nick Mike-Mayer 24 K 14 0 12 9 39
43 Dave Hampton 27 FB 9 9 2 2 12
25 Art Malone 26 RB 13 13 2 2 12
34 Ray Brown 25 SS 14 14 1 1 6
82 Ken Burrow 26 WR 14 14 1 1 6
41 Al Dodd 29 PR/WR 14 14 1 1 6
20 Vince Kendrick 22 14 1 1 1 6
19 Bob Lee 28 QB 9 9 1 1 6
86 Jim Mitchell 27 TE 14 14 1 1 6
24 Haskel Stanback 22 13 3 1 1 6
81 Gerald Tinker 23 KR 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 6 4 1 1 12 12 9 111
Opp Total 14 19 13 1 1 31 12 271

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-22 SFO L, 10-16 1 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1974-09-29 @ NOR L, 13-14 2 72 punt Gerald Tinker 72 yard punt return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1974-10-06 @ NYG W, 14-7 2 15 pass Jim Mitchell 15 yard pass from Bob Lee (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1974-10-06 @ NYG W, 14-7 3 59 interception Ray Brown 59 yard interception return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1974-10-13 CHI W, 13-10 2 1 rush Bob Lee 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
6 1974-10-28 @ PIT L, 17-24 2 9 pass Al Dodd 9 yard pass from Bob Lee (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
7 1974-10-28 @ PIT L, 17-24 2 24 pass Ken Burrow 24 yard pass from Bob Lee (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1974-11-03 @ MIA L, 7-42 2 2 rush Dave Hampton 2 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1974-11-17 BAL L, 7-17 2 23 rush Haskel Stanback 23 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1974-12-01 RAM L, 7-30 2 2 pass Vince Kendrick 2 yard pass from Pat Sullivan (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1974-12-07 @ MIN L, 10-23 2 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1974-12-15 GNB W, 10-3 1 5 rush Dave Hampton 5 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 DAL W, 24-0 1 9 rush Roger Staubach 9 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
2 1974-09-15 DAL W, 24-0 2 52 pass Golden Richards 52 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mac Percival kick)
3 1974-09-15 DAL W, 24-0 4 1 rush Robert Newhouse 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
4 1974-09-22 SFO W, 16-10 1 13 pass Danny Abramowicz 13 yard pass from Joe Reed
5 1974-09-22 SFO W, 16-10 1 1 rush Larry Schreiber 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ NOR W, 14-13 2 13 pass Joel Parker 13 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ NOR W, 14-13 4 8 rush Jess Phillips 8 yard rush (Bill McClard kick)
8 1974-10-06 @ NYG L, 7-14 1 53 rush Doug Kotar 53 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1974-10-13 CHI L, 10-13 4 59 pass Bo Rather 59 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
10 1974-10-20 NOR W, 13-3 2 36 pass Paul Seal 36 yard pass from Bobby Scott (Bill McClard kick)
11 1974-10-28 @ PIT W, 24-17 1 10 rush Rocky Bleier 10 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1974-10-28 @ PIT W, 24-17 1 1 rush Terry Bradshaw 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1974-10-28 @ PIT W, 24-17 4 7 rush Franco Harris 7 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
14 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 2 4 rush Benny Malone 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 2 4 pass Paul Warfield 4 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 3 1 rush Don Nottingham 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 3 18 pass Jim Mandich 18 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
18 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 3 2 rush Don Nottingham 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1974-11-03 @ MIA W, 42-7 4 1 rush Don Nottingham 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
20 1974-11-10 @ RAM W, 21-0 1 40 pass Harold Jackson 40 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
21 1974-11-10 @ RAM W, 21-0 3 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
22 1974-11-10 @ RAM W, 21-0 4 25 pass Harold Jackson 25 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
23 1974-11-17 BAL W, 17-7 2 12 rush Marty Domres 12 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
24 1974-11-17 BAL W, 17-7 4 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
25 1974-11-24 @ SFO W, 27-0 1 5 pass Gene Washington 5 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
26 1974-11-24 @ SFO W, 27-0 2 53 pass Gene Washington 53 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
27 1974-11-24 @ SFO W, 27-0 4 88 punt Manfred Moore 88 yard punt return (Bruce Gossett kick)
28 1974-12-01 RAM W, 30-7 1 3 rush Jim Bertelsen 3 yard rush
29 1974-12-01 RAM W, 30-7 2 44 pass Jack Snow 44 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
30 1974-12-01 RAM W, 30-7 3 57 interception Dave Elmendorf 57 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
31 1974-12-01 RAM W, 30-7 3 4 rush Jim Bertelsen 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
32 1974-12-07 @ MIN W, 23-10 1 10 rush Dave Osborn 10 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
33 1974-12-07 @ MIN W, 23-10 3 5 rush Dave Osborn 5 yard rush
34 1974-12-07 @ MIN W, 23-10 4 10 pass Stu Voigt 10 yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick)