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1984 Atlanta Falcons

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.6, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -2.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 281 points (17.6/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 382 points (23.9/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -101 points (-6.3/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.2-10.8.

Coach: Dan Henning (4-12-0)
 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 281 5044 1034 4.9 41 21 18 292 294 478 3050 14 20 5.6 151 489 1994 16 4.1 123
Team Defense 382 5279 1019 5.2 32 20 24 317 262 443 3126 27 12 6.5 162 538 2153 16 4.0 131
Lg Rank Offense 22 19 22 28 21 22 20 24 12 19 14 15 12 13
Lg Rank Defense 22 15 20 6 18 3 7 23 27 23 22 21 18 17

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 2 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 36 28 22 422 173 249 3 23 268 148 120 4
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L OT 1-1 Detroit Lions 24 27 22 380 289 91 28 449 241 208
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 27 13 258 147 111 2 23 414 234 180 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-2 Houston Oilers 42 10 18 331 193 138 1 20 277 187 90 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 5 14 22 418 257 161 3 17 310 149 161 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 30 28 18 356 209 147 1 17 323 167 156 1
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 3-4 New York Giants 7 19 16 282 179 103 4 16 337 247 90 1
8 Mon October 22 boxscore L 3-5 Los Angeles Rams 10 24 11 224 138 86 3 16 302 113 189 3
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 35 15 296 193 103 3 17 314 141 173 3
10 Mon November 5 boxscore L 3-7 @ Washington Redskins 14 27 16 272 124 148 3 24 255 129 126 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-8 New Orleans Saints 13 17 20 280 160 120 1 17 322 235 87 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-9 Cleveland Browns 7 23 18 210 139 71 4 17 330 217 113 2
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 3-10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 14 35 19 314 197 117 3 26 392 271 121 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 3-11 San Francisco 49ers 17 35 23 414 261 153 6 15 290 147 143 3
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 3-12 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 23 15 274 204 70 2 21 335 192 143
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 4-12 Philadelphia Eagles 26 10 24 313 187 126 2 20 361 308 53 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 32 QB 11 11 3-8-0 181 269 67.3 2158 11 4.1 10 3.7 61 8.0 7.2 11.9 196.2 89.7 40 300 6.01 5.27 12.9 1 1
15 Mike Moroski 27 qb 16 5 1-4-0 102 191 53.4 1207 2 1.0 9 4.7 48 6.3 4.4 11.8 75.4 56.8 20 151 5.00 3.27 9.5
16 David Archer 22 2 0 11 18 61.1 181 1 5.6 1 5.6 34 10.1 8.7 16.5 90.5 90.3 7 45 5.44 4.44 28.0
Team Total 25.6 16 4-12-0 294 478 61.5 3546 14 2.9 20 4.2 61 7.4 6.1 12.1 221.6 76.6 67 496 5.60 4.46 12.3 1 1
Opp Total 16 262 443 59.1 3413 27 6.1 12 2.7 7.7 7.70 13.0 213.3 92.5 38 287 6.5 6.5 7.9

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
42 Gerald Riggs 24 RB 15 14 353 1486 13 57 4.2 99.1 23.5 42 277 6.6 0 21 2.8 18.5 1763 13 11
21 Lynn Cain 29 rb 15 2 77 276 3 31 3.6 18.4 5.1 12 87 7.3 0 18 0.8 5.8 363 3 2
15 Mike Moroski 27 qb 16 5 21 98 0 17 4.7 6.1 1.3 98 0 6
10 Steve Bartkowski 32 QB 11 11 15 34 0 8 2.3 3.1 1.4 34 0 7
16 David Archer 22 2 0 6 38 0 12 6.3 19.0 3.0 38 0 1
39 Cliff Austin 24 15 0 4 7 0 3 1.8 0.5 0.3 7 0 0
87 Cliff Benson 23 TE 16 16 3 8 0 6 2.7 0.5 0.2 26 244 9.4 0 30 1.6 15.3 252 0 0
81 Billy Johnson 32 PR 6 0 3 8 0 11 2.7 1.3 0.5 24 371 15.5 3 45 4.0 61.8 379 3 1
84 Sylvester Stamps 23 KR 10 0 3 15 0 8 5.0 1.5 0.3 4 48 12.0 0 31 0.4 4.8 63 0 2
83 Floyd Hodge 25 wr 12 1 2 17 0 9 8.5 1.4 0.2 24 234 9.8 0 26 2.0 19.5 251 0 1
1 Ralph Giacomarro 23 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
27 Tom Pridemore 28 FS 16 16 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4 0.1 7 0 0
82 Stacey Bailey 24 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 1138 17.0 6 61 4.2 71.1 1138 6 1
85 Alfred Jackson 29 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 731 14.1 2 50 3.3 45.7 731 2 0
88 Arthur Cox 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 329 9.7 3 23 2.1 20.6 329 3 1
80 Mike Landrum 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 66 11.0 0 30 0.4 4.4 66 0 0
89 William Curran 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 7 0 2
49 Allama Matthews 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.2 7 0 0
86 Perry Tuttle 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.4 7 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 489 1994 16 57 4.1 124.6 30.6 294 3546 12.1 14 61 18.4 221.6 5540 30 39
Opp Total 16 538 2153 16 4.0 134.6 33.6 262 3126 11.9 27 16.4 195.4 5279 43 36

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
37 Kenny Johnson 26 SS 16 16 10 79 0 14 7.9 19 359 0 27 18.9 438
89 William Curran 25 14 0 9 21 0 10 2.3 11 219 0 42 19.9 247
84 Sylvester Stamps 23 KR 10 0 19 452 0 50 23.8 515
81 Billy Johnson 32 PR 6 0 15 152 0 37 10.1 2 39 0 21 19.5 570
41 Virgil Seay 26 3 0 7 12 0 7 1.7 2 55 0 28 27.5 67
44 Rodney Tate 25 7 0 9 148 0 31 16.4 148
39 Cliff Austin 24 15 0 4 77 0 23 19.3 84
34 Blane Gaison 26 15 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
52 Rydell Malancon 22 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
49 Allama Matthews 23 6 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 10
32 Tim Tyrrell 23 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 41 264 0 37 6.4 70 1367 0 50 19.5 7171
Opp Total 16 42 450 1 10.7 48 1053 0 21.9

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 23 P 16 0 68 2855 58 2 42.0
18 Mick Luckhurst 26 K 16 0 4 4 10 9 9 4 4 3 27 20 74.1% 31 31 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 16 4 4 10 9 9 4 4 3 27 20 74.1% 31 31 100.0% 68 2855 58 2 42.0
Opp Total 16 30 16 53.3% 48 46 95.8% 60 2496 41.6

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 24 LDE 14 13 5.5 0 0 2 0 0 88 0
25 Scott Case 22 16 0 42 0 1
42 Gerald Riggs 24 RB 15 14 0 11 2 0 0
10 Steve Bartkowski 32 QB 11 11 0 7 4 -11 0
37 Kenny Johnson 26 SS 16 16 1.0 5 75 0 28 0 0 2 0 0 0
15 Mike Moroski 27 qb 16 5 0 6 2 0 0
65 Don Smith 27 RDE 16 16 6.0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Al Richardson 27 RLB 16 14 3.5 0 0 3 0 0
73 Gary Burley 32 LDT 12 8 5.0
58 David Frye 23 LLB 16 11 2.0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Jeff Jackson 23 16 0 2.0 1 35 1 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Tom Pridemore 28 FS 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Andrew Provence 23 dt 16 3 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
23 Bobby Butler 25 LCB 15 15 2 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 10 0
89 William Curran 25 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
54 Fulton Kuykendall 31 16 0 1.0 0 0 2 9 0
32 Tim Tyrrell 23 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
53 Thomas Benson 23 16 0 2.0
77 Rick Bryan 22 RDT 16 16 2.0 1
21 Lynn Cain 29 rb 15 2 0 2 0 0 0
1 Ralph Giacomarro 23 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
75 Roy Harris 23 15 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Sylvester Stamps 23 KR 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Rodney Tate 25 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
79 Jeff Yeates 33 8 0 2.0
50 Buddy Curry 26 MLB 16 16 0.5 0 0 1 4 0
16 David Archer 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Stacey Bailey 24 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
69 Dan Benish 23 ldt 15 8 1.0
26 James Britt 24 RCB 16 16 1 10 0 10 0
88 Arthur Cox 23 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
34 Blane Gaison 26 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Floyd Hodge 25 wr 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
85 Alfred Jackson 29 WR 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
81 Billy Johnson 32 PR 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Mike Landrum 23 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 John Rade 24 llb 7 7 0 0 1 0 0
61 John Scully 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
48 Gerald Small 28 db 16 1 1 2 0 2 0
68 R.C. Thielemann 29 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 37.0 12 147 1 35 0 0 39 38 12 0 130 0 2
Opp Total 16 67 36 16

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 26 K 16 0 31 20 91
42 Gerald Riggs 24 RB 15 14 13 13 78
82 Stacey Bailey 24 WR 16 16 6 6 36
21 Lynn Cain 29 rb 15 2 3 3 18
88 Arthur Cox 23 TE 16 16 3 3 18
81 Billy Johnson 32 PR 6 0 3 3 18
85 Alfred Jackson 29 WR 16 15 2 2 12
51 Jeff Jackson 23 16 0 1 1 6
77 Rick Bryan 22 RDT 16 16 1 2
25 Scott Case 22 16 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 16 16 14 1 31 31 20 2 281
Opp Total 16 16 27 1 2 2 46 16 382