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1982 Atlanta Falcons

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5-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.5, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (20.3/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 199 points (22.1/g), 21st.
 Differential of -16 points (-1.8/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-4.9.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (5-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jerry Glanville

Stadium: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Suwanee, Georgia)

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
General Manager Tom Braatz
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 183 2963 610 4.9 21 10 19 190 176 275 1782 9 11 5.9 92 310 1181 12 3.8 79
Team Defense 199 2848 551 5.2 25 15 20 170 157 280 1804 12 10 6.1 84 253 1044 13 4.1 66
Lg Rank Offense 14 9 11 14 4 16 18 19 9 14 6 9 6 13
Lg Rank Defense 21 14 7 1 15 13 13 17 23 19 6 17 26 23

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ New York Giants 16 14 17 272 154 118 3 17 378 302 76 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 Los Angeles Raiders 14 38 26 385 322 63 5 18 364 264 100 1
3 Sun November 21 boxscore W 2-1 Los Angeles Rams 34 17 24 387 213 174 14 274 151 123 2
4 Sun November 28 boxscore L 2-2 St. Louis Cardinals 20 23 20 274 143 131 2 20 299 96 203
5 Sun December 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Denver Broncos 34 27 19 342 205 137 2 23 350 249 101 4
6 Sun December 12 boxscore W 4-2 New Orleans Saints 35 0 26 329 140 189 4 13 91 21 70 6
7 Sun December 19 boxscore W 5-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 7 23 391 160 231 2 11 219 164 55 2
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 5-3 Green Bay Packers 7 38 19 335 277 58 1 22 411 247 164 3
9 Sun January 2 boxscore L 5-4 @ New Orleans Saints 6 35 16 248 168 80 2 32 462 310 152 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore L 5-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 24 30 24 235 115 120 2 30 378 253 125 1

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
10 Steve Bartkowski 30 QB 9 9 5-4-0 166 262 63.4% 1905 8 3.1 11 4.2 86 7.3 6.0 11.5 211.7 77.9 20 177 6.13 4.94 7.1 1 1
15 Mike Moroski 25 9 0 10 13 76.9% 87 1 7.7 0 0.0 15 6.7 8.2 8.7 9.7 119.7 4 31 3.29 4.47 23.5
31 William Andrews* 27 FB 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 -2.00 -2.00 100.0
Team Total 25.9 9 5-4-0 176 275 64.0% 1992 9 3.3 11 4.0 86 7.2 6.1 11.3 221.3 79.8 25 210 5.94 4.89 8.3 1 1
Opp Total 9 157 280 56.1% 1945 12 4.3 10 3.6 6.9 6.20 12.4 216.1 77.2 18 141 6.1 5.3 6.0

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
31 William Andrews* 27 FB 9 9 139 573 5 19 4.1 63.7 15.4 42 503 12.0 2 86 4.7 55.9 1076 7 1
42 Gerald Riggs 22 9 0 78 299 5 37 3.8 33.2 8.7 23 185 8.0 0 15 2.6 20.6 484 5 1
21 Lynn Cain 27 RB 9 9 54 173 1 8 3.2 19.2 6.0 13 101 7.8 1 17 1.4 11.2 274 2 2
33 Bo Robinson 26 9 0 19 108 0 16 5.7 12.0 2.1 7 55 7.9 2 29 0.8 6.1 163 2 0
10 Steve Bartkowski 30 QB 9 9 13 4 1 10 0.3 0.4 1.4 4 1 7
25 Ray Strong 26 9 0 4 9 0 4 2.3 1.0 0.4 9 0 0
83 Floyd Hodge 23 9 0 2 11 0 11 5.5 1.2 0.2 14 160 11.4 0 23 1.6 17.8 171 0 0
85 Alfred Jackson 27 WR 9 9 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 26 361 13.9 1 40 2.9 40.1 365 1 0
84 Alfred Jenkins 30 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 347 14.5 1 43 2.7 38.6 347 1 0
80 Junior Miller 25 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 221 11.1 1 39 2.2 24.6 221 1 1
82 Stacey Bailey 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 1 15 0.4 4.8 24 1 1
81 Billy Johnson 30 PR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.2 1.2 11 0 1
87 Russ Mikeska 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 12 0.4 3.8 19 0 0
88 Keith Krepfle 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.3 5 0 0
Team Total 25.9 9 310 1181 12 37 3.8 131.2 34.4 176 1992 11.3 9 86 19.6 221.3 3173 21 14
Opp Total 9 253 1044 13 4.1 116.0 28.1 157 1804 11.5 12 17.4 200.4 2848 25 24

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
46 Reggie Brown 22 KR 8 0 24 466 0 33 19.4 466
81 Billy Johnson 30 PR 9 0 24 273 0 71 11.4 284
34 Blane Gaison 24 9 0 2 14 0 14 7.0 14
83 Floyd Hodge 23 9 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 194
51 Jim Laughlin 24 9 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
61 John Scully 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.9 9 24 273 0 71 11.4 29 513 0 33 17.7 3959
Opp Total 9 24 197 0 8.2 30 678 0 22.6

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
18 Mick Luckhurst 24 K 9 0 6 6 3 1 3 2 2 2 14 10 71.4%% 22 21 95.5%%
3 Dave Smigelsky 23 P 6 0 26 1000 54 0 38.5
12 George Roberts 27 p 3 0 17 690 54 0 40.6
Team Total 25.9 9 6 6 3 1 3 2 2 2 14 10 71.4%% 22 21 95.5%% 43 1690 54 0 39.3
Opp Total 9 12 6 50.0%% 26 25 96.2%% 38 1585 41.7

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
10 Steve Bartkowski 30 QB 9 9 0 7 1 -10 0
65 Don Smith 25 NT 9 9 3.5 0 0 3 0 0
75 Jeff Merrow 29 RDE 8 7 2.5 0 0 2 0 0
58 Joel Williams 26 ROLB 9 9 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Bob Glazebrook 26 SS 9 9 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 2 91 1
37 Kenny Johnson 24 RCB 9 9 1.0 2 30 0 30 0
71 Mike Perko 25 nt 9 2 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Tom Pridemore 26 FS 9 9 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 2 0 0
63 Mike Zele 26 9 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
31 William Andrews* 27 FB 9 9 0 1 1 0 0
23 Bobby Butler 23 LCB 9 9 2 0 0 0 0
21 Lynn Cain 27 RB 9 9 0 2 0 0 0
50 Buddy Curry 24 RILB 9 9 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
54 Fulton Kuykendall 29 LILB 9 9 2 22 0 22 0
80 Junior Miller 25 TE 9 9 0 1 1 0 0
56 Al Richardson 25 LOLB 8 8 2.0
77 Doug Rogers 22 9 0 2.0
82 Stacey Bailey 22 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Blane Gaison 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
81 Billy Johnson 30 PR 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Mike Kenn* 26 LT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
42 Gerald Riggs 22 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Eric Sanders 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jeff Yeates 31 LDE 9 9 1.0
Team Total 25.9 9 18.0 10 90 0 30 0 0 14 19 81 1
Opp Total 9 25 24 9

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
18 Mick Luckhurst 24 K 9 0 21 10 51
31 William Andrews* 27 FB 9 9 5 2 7 42
42 Gerald Riggs 22 9 0 5 5 30
21 Lynn Cain 27 RB 9 9 1 1 2 12
33 Bo Robinson 26 9 0 2 2 12
82 Stacey Bailey 22 5 0 1 1 6
10 Steve Bartkowski 30 QB 9 9 1 1 6
36 Bob Glazebrook 26 SS 9 9 1 1 6
85 Alfred Jackson 27 WR 9 9 1 1 6
84 Alfred Jenkins 30 WR 9 9 1 1 6
80 Junior Miller 25 TE 9 9 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 9 12 9 1 22 21 10 183
Opp Total 9 13 12 1 25 6 199

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-12 @ NYG W, 16-14 2 13 rush William Andrews 13 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
2 1982-09-12 @ NYG W, 16-14 4 91 fumble Bob Glazebrook 91 yard fumble return
3 1982-09-19 RAI L, 14-38 1 1 rush William Andrews 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
4 1982-09-19 RAI L, 14-38 3 17 pass Bo Robinson 17 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
5 1982-11-21 RAM W, 34-17 2 43 pass Alfred Jenkins 43 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
6 1982-11-21 RAM W, 34-17 2 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
7 1982-11-21 RAM W, 34-17 4 19 rush William Andrews 19 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
8 1982-11-21 RAM W, 34-17 4 6 rush Gerald Riggs 6 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
9 1982-11-28 STL L, 20-23 3 2 pass Bo Robinson 2 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
10 1982-11-28 STL L, 20-23 4 15 pass Alfred Jackson 15 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
11 1982-12-05 @ DEN W, 34-27 1 8 rush William Andrews 8 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
12 1982-12-05 @ DEN W, 34-27 2 9 pass Junior Miller 9 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
13 1982-12-05 @ DEN W, 34-27 3 86 pass William Andrews 86 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
14 1982-12-05 @ DEN W, 34-27 4 2 rush William Andrews 2 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
15 1982-12-12 NOR W, 35-0 2 3 rush Gerald Riggs 3 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
16 1982-12-12 NOR W, 35-0 2 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
17 1982-12-12 NOR W, 35-0 3 17 pass Lynn Cain 17 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
18 1982-12-12 NOR W, 35-0 3 2 rush Lynn Cain 2 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
19 1982-12-12 NOR W, 35-0 4 9 pass Stacey Bailey 9 yard pass from Mike Moroski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
20 1982-12-19 @ SFO W, 17-7 2 1 rush Steve Bartkowski 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
21 1982-12-19 @ SFO W, 17-7 4 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
22 1982-12-26 GNB L, 7-38 2 3 pass William Andrews 3 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-12 @ NYG L, 14-16 2 33 pass Earnest Gray 33 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1982-09-12 @ NYG L, 14-16 3 19 pass Earnest Gray 19 yard pass from Scott Brunner (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1982-09-19 RAI W, 38-14 1 14 pass Marcus Allen 14 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1982-09-19 RAI W, 38-14 2 4 rush Marcus Allen 4 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1982-09-19 RAI W, 38-14 2 30 pass Cliff Branch 30 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
6 1982-09-19 RAI W, 38-14 3 1 rush Frank Hawkins 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
7 1982-09-19 RAI W, 38-14 4 75 fumble Archie Reese 75 yard fumble return (Chris Bahr kick)
8 1982-11-21 RAM L, 17-34 1 5 rush Wendell Tyler 5 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
9 1982-11-21 RAM L, 17-34 1 51 pass Ron Battle 51 yard pass from Bert Jones (Mike Lansford kick)
10 1982-11-28 STL W, 23-20 1 2 rush Wayne Morris 2 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
11 1982-11-28 STL W, 23-20 2 20 rush Ottis Anderson 20 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
12 1982-11-28 STL W, 23-20 4 1 rush Neil Lomax 1 yard rush
13 1982-12-05 @ DEN L, 27-34 1 3 rush Sammy Winder 3 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
14 1982-12-05 @ DEN L, 27-34 1 6 pass Steve Watson 6 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
15 1982-12-05 @ DEN L, 27-34 4 5 pass James Wright 5 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
16 1982-12-19 @ SFO L, 7-17 2 7 pass Dwight Clark 7 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
17 1982-12-26 GNB W, 38-7 1 2 rush Eddie Lee Ivery 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1982-12-26 GNB W, 38-7 2 12 rush Eddie Lee Ivery 12 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1982-12-26 GNB W, 38-7 2 80 pass James Lofton 80 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1982-12-26 GNB W, 38-7 3 57 pass James Lofton 57 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1982-12-26 GNB W, 38-7 4 9 rush Del Rodgers 9 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1983-01-02 @ NOR W, 35-6 2 1 rush Wayne Wilson 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
23 1983-01-02 @ NOR W, 35-6 2 11 pass Kenny Duckett 11 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1983-01-02 @ NOR W, 35-6 4 39 pass Bill Hurley 39 yard pass from Russell Erxleben (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1983-01-02 @ NOR W, 35-6 4 17 rush Wayne Wilson 17 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1983-01-02 @ NOR W, 35-6 4 4 rush Wayne Wilson 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)