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1983 Atlanta Falcons

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7-9-0, NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 2.9, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 370 points (23.1/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 389 points (24.3/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Dan Henning (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Fry
 Defensive Coordinator: John Marshall

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
General Manager Tom Braatz
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 370 5628 1054 5.3 29 19 17 325 321 507 3404 24 10 6.1 190 492 2224 17 4.5 118
Team Defense 389 5826 1023 5.7 30 15 16 342 313 493 3517 28 15 6.7 187 499 2309 20 4.6 139
Lg Rank Offense 10 8 3 15 9 12 11 13 1 13 18 11 10 3
Lg Rank Defense 23 25 26 21 25 12 20 24 25 26 11 22 22 27

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 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 20 17 18 317 185 132 1 21 401 251 150 1
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L OT 1-1 New York Giants 13 16 14 298 235 63 3 19 343 187 156 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 30 14 26 535 350 185 18 280 235 45 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 24 19 319 184 135 1 28 418 261 157 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles 24 28 21 365 174 191 16 315 220 95 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 New Orleans Saints 17 19 20 292 203 89 1 19 311 148 163 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 27 15 268 158 110 1 29 321 218 103 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-5 @ New York Jets 27 21 19 407 277 130 2 19 404 221 183 2
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-5 New England Patriots 24 13 28 430 235 195 2 22 417 248 169 5
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-6 @ New Orleans Saints 10 27 14 213 120 93 3 17 366 128 238 1
11 Mon November 14 boxscore L 4-7 Los Angeles Rams 13 36 17 209 116 93 4 23 442 173 269
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-7 San Francisco 49ers 28 24 19 373 275 98 22 308 174 134 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W OT 6-7 Green Bay Packers 47 41 25 445 293 152 1 32 500 366 134 3
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-8 @ Washington Redskins 21 37 24 398 269 129 6 21 370 215 155 1
15 Sat December 10 boxscore L 6-9 @ Miami Dolphins 24 31 21 365 179 186 2 22 353 229 124 2
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 7-9 Buffalo Bills 31 14 25 394 151 243 2 14 277 243 34 4

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
10 Steve Bartkowski 31 QB 14 14 6-8-0 274 432 63.4 3167 22 5.1 5 1.2 76 7.3 7.8 11.6 226.2 97.6 51 348 5.84 6.28 10.6 3 3
15 Mike Moroski 26 qb 16 2 1-1-0 45 70 64.3 575 2 2.9 4 5.7 50 8.2 6.2 12.8 35.9 75.6 4 41 7.22 5.32 5.4 1 0
83 Floyd Hodge 24 wr 12 6 1 2 50.0 28 0 0.0 1 50.0 28 14.0 -8.5 28.0 2.3 56.2 0 0 14.00 -8.50 0.0
31 William Andrews* 28 RB 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1 Ralph Giacomarro 22 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 23.0 23.0 1.4 118.7 0 0 23.00 23.00 0.0
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.6 16 7-9-0 321 507 63.3 3793 24 4.7 10 2.0 76 7.5 7.5 11.8 237.1 93.6 55 389 6.06 6.11 9.8 4 3
Opp Total 16 313 493 63.5 3734 28 5.7 15 3.0 7.6 7.34 11.9 233.4 92.8 31 217 6.7 6.5 5.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 28 RB 16 16 331 1567 7 27 4.7 97.9 20.7 59 609 10.3 4 40 3.7 38.1 2176 11 6
42 Gerald Riggs 23 14 0 100 437 8 40 4.4 31.2 7.1 17 149 8.8 0 25 1.2 10.6 586 8 7
21 Lynn Cain 28 16 0 19 63 1 10 3.3 3.9 1.2 3 24 8.0 0 11 0.2 1.5 87 1 1
10 Steve Bartkowski 31 QB 14 14 16 38 1 10 2.4 2.7 1.1 38 1 7
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 15 83 0 36 5.5 5.2 0.9 64 709 11.1 4 47 4.0 44.3 792 4 4
33 Bo Robinson 27 TE 12 9 3 9 0 7 3.0 0.8 0.3 12 100 8.3 0 15 1.0 8.3 109 0 1
82 Stacey Bailey 23 WR 14 12 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.4 0.1 55 881 16.0 6 53 3.9 62.9 876 6 1
1 Ralph Giacomarro 22 P 16 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 0.8 0.1 13 0 1
15 Mike Moroski 26 qb 16 2 2 12 0 7 6.0 0.8 0.1 12 0 2
80 Junior Miller 26 te 15 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 16 125 7.8 0 19 1.1 8.3 127 0 1
22 Richard Williams 23 KR 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
84 Alfred Jenkins 31 WR 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 487 12.8 1 26 3.8 48.7 487 1 0
83 Floyd Hodge 24 wr 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 280 11.2 4 76 2.1 23.3 280 4 0
85 Alfred Jackson 28 wr 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 220 16.9 3 54 3.3 55.0 220 3 0
88 Arthur Cox 22 TE 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 83 9.2 1 19 0.6 5.2 83 1 1
86 Ben Young 23 te 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 74 12.3 1 19 0.5 6.7 74 1 0
49 Allama Matthews 22 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 0 23 0.2 2.3 37 0 0
89 William Curran 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 0.9 15 0 1
Team Total 25.6 16 492 2224 17 40 4.5 139.0 30.8 321 3793 11.8 24 76 20.1 237.1 6017 41 36
Opp Total 16 499 2309 20 4.6 144.3 31.2 313 3517 11.2 28 19.6 219.8 5826 48 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 46 489 1 71 10.6 1281
22 Richard Williams 23 KR 14 0 23 461 0 34 20.0 466
42 Gerald Riggs 23 14 0 17 330 0 35 19.4 916
21 Lynn Cain 28 16 0 11 200 0 24 18.2 287
37 Kenny Johnson 25 RCB 16 16 11 224 0 28 20.4 224
89 William Curran 24 16 0 2 26 0 16 13.0 41
36 Bob Glazebrook 27 fs 16 8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Bobby Butler 24 LCB 16 16 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 25.6 16 46 489 1 71 10.6 67 1258 0 35 18.8 7764
Opp Total 16 34 179 0 5.3 60 1212 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
1 Ralph Giacomarro 22 P 16 0 70 2823 57 1 40.3
18 Mick Luckhurst 25 K 16 0 5 4 5 4 11 9 1 22 17 77.3% 45 43 95.6%
Team Total 25.6 16 5 4 5 4 11 9 1 22 17 77.3% 45 43 95.6% 70 2823 57 1 40.3
Opp Total 16 26 17 65.4% 49 44 89.8% 67 2814 42.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
74 Mike Pitts 23 dt 16 4 7.0 0 0 1 26 0 75 0
31 William Andrews* 28 RB 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
10 Steve Bartkowski 31 QB 14 14 0 7 1 0 0
42 Gerald Riggs 23 14 0 0 7 1 0 0
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 0 4 2 0 0
65 Don Smith 26 RDT 14 13 6.0
23 Bobby Butler 24 LCB 16 16 4 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Buddy Curry 25 RLB 16 16 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Bob Glazebrook 27 fs 16 8 3 30 0 25 0 0 1 1 0 0
79 Jeff Yeates 32 LDE 16 16 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Kenny Johnson 25 RCB 16 16 2 57 2 31 0 0 1 1 0 0
75 Jeff Merrow 30 RDE 16 12 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Tom Pridemore 27 SS 16 16 4 56 0 25 0
59 John Rade 23 LLB 16 11 1.5 0 0 2 16 1
58 David Frye 22 lb 16 2 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Andrew Provence 22 LDT 16 12 1.5 0 0 1 26 0
82 Stacey Bailey 23 WR 14 12 0 1 1 0 0
1 Ralph Giacomarro 22 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Earl Jones 26 16 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Fulton Kuykendall 30 MLB 14 14 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Mike Moroski 26 qb 16 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 Richard Williams 23 KR 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
69 Dan Benish 22 dt 16 3 1.0
21 Lynn Cain 28 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Arthur Cox 22 TE 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
89 William Curran 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Blane Gaison 25 16 0 0 0 1 64 1
78 Mike Kenn* 27 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
49 Allama Matthews 22 te 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
80 Junior Miller 26 te 15 6 0 1 0 0 0
56 Al Richardson 26 llb 5 5 1 38 0 38 0
33 Bo Robinson 27 TE 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
68 R.C. Thielemann* 28 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mike Zele 27 nt 5 4 1.0
Team Total 25.6 16 31.0 15 212 2 38 0 0 36 27 132 2 75 0
Opp Total 16 55 26 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 25 K 16 0 43 17 94
31 William Andrews* 28 RB 16 16 7 4 11 66
42 Gerald Riggs 23 14 0 8 8 48
82 Stacey Bailey 23 WR 14 12 6 6 36
81 Billy Johnson* 31 PR 16 1 4 1 5 30
83 Floyd Hodge 24 wr 12 6 4 4 24
85 Alfred Jackson 28 wr 4 4 3 3 18
37 Kenny Johnson 25 RCB 16 16 2 2 12
10 Steve Bartkowski 31 QB 14 14 1 1 6
21 Lynn Cain 28 16 0 1 1 6
88 Arthur Cox 22 TE 16 9 1 1 6
34 Blane Gaison 25 16 0 1 1 6
84 Alfred Jenkins 31 WR 10 10 1 1 6
59 John Rade 23 LLB 16 11 1 1 6
86 Ben Young 23 te 11 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 16 17 24 1 2 2 46 43 17 370
Opp Total 16 20 28 1 44 17 389