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1982 Atlanta Falcons

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5-4-0, NFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.5, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -1.9, 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
Pts 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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