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1986 Atlanta Falcons

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7-8-1, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: -2.8, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (17.5/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 280 points (17.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 0 points (0.0/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-8.0.

Coach: Dan Henning (7-8-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Dan Henning
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 280 5106 1086 4.7 33 16 19 305 246 452 2582 14 17 5.1 137 578 2524 12 4.4 149
Team Defense 280 4908 964 5.1 36 14 18 268 241 453 2992 19 22 6.2 139 485 1916 10 4.0 111
Lg Rank Offense 21 17 11 13 12 25 25 24 7 22 2 3 18 6
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 14 17 2 3 7 9 10 22 15 16 4 18

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 31 10 28 442 197 245 2 14 176 101 75 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 St. Louis Cardinals 33 13 23 342 152 190 15 265 159 106 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 37 35 26 420 233 187 1 22 415 263 152 4
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W OT 4-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 20 28 490 241 249 2 18 322 147 175 1
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 0 16 15 228 173 55 3 15 309 212 97 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 Los Angeles Rams 26 14 16 275 108 167 2 19 290 184 106 3
7 Sun October 19 boxscore T OT 5-1-1 San Francisco 49ers 10 10 21 356 139 217 5 17 254 139 115 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-2-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 14 8 151 55 96 3 18 335 101 234 5
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-3-1 @ New England Patriots 17 25 21 366 148 218 1 16 349 263 86 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-4-1 New York Jets 14 28 23 393 305 88 2 22 426 322 104
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-5-1 Chicago Bears 10 13 11 159 41 118 3 15 368 203 165 3
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 20 12 229 154 75 1 21 365 210 155
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 6-6-1 @ Miami Dolphins 20 14 13 362 143 219 1 16 375 303 72 4
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-7-1 Indianapolis Colts 23 28 25 408 189 219 3 14 225 151 74 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 6-8-1 New Orleans Saints 9 14 18 247 185 62 3 14 241 161 80 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 7-8-1 @ Detroit Lions 20 6 17 238 119 119 1 12 193 73 120 4

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
16 David Archer 24 QB 11 11 5-5-1 150 294 51.0 2007 10 3.4 9 3.1 65 6.8 6.1 13.4 182.5 71.6 34 249 5.36 4.73 10.4 3 2
14 Turk Schonert 29 qb 8 5 2-3-0 95 154 61.7 1032 4 2.6 8 5.2 41 6.7 4.9 10.9 129.0 68.4 21 206 4.72 3.12 12.0
10 Scott Campbell 24 1 0 1 3 33.3 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.3 2.3 7.0 7.0 42.4 1 9 -0.50 -0.50 25.0
42 Gerald Riggs* 26 RB 16 15 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 26.1 16 7-8-1 246 452 54.4 3046 14 3.1 17 3.8 65 6.7 5.7 12.4 190.4 70.2 56 464 5.08 4.13 11.0 3 2
Opp Total 16 241 453 53.2 3169 19 4.2 22 4.9 7.0 5.65 13.1 198.1 69.3 26 177 6.2 5.0 5.4

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
42 Gerald Riggs* 26 RB 16 15 343 1327 9 31 3.9 82.9 21.4 24 136 5.7 0 11 1.5 8.5 1463 9 6
39 Cliff Austin 26 rb 15 1 62 280 1 22 4.5 18.7 4.1 3 21 7.0 0 9 0.2 1.4 301 1 1
31 William Andrews 31 15 0 52 214 1 13 4.1 14.3 3.5 5 35 7.0 0 14 0.3 2.3 249 1 0
16 David Archer 24 QB 11 11 52 298 0 22 5.7 27.1 4.7 298 0 8
29 Sylvester Stamps 25 KR 14 0 30 220 0 48 7.3 15.7 2.1 20 221 11.1 1 39 1.4 15.8 441 1 4
86 Floyd Dixon 22 PR/WR 16 12 11 67 0 23 6.1 4.2 0.7 42 617 14.7 2 65 2.6 38.6 684 2 3
14 Turk Schonert 29 qb 8 5 11 12 1 7 1.1 1.5 1.4 12 1 5
81 Billy Johnson 34 4 0 6 25 0 10 4.2 6.3 1.5 6 57 9.5 0 27 1.5 14.3 82 0 0
35 Keith Williams 22 12 0 3 18 0 8 6.0 1.5 0.3 12 164 13.7 1 32 1.0 13.7 182 1 1
28 Bret Clark 25 FS 16 16 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.5 0.1 8 0 0
45 Ken Whisenhunt 24 TE 16 14 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.3 0.1 20 184 9.2 3 23 1.3 11.5 204 3 0
84 Joey Jones 24 wr 11 2 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.6 0.1 7 141 20.1 0 41 0.6 12.8 148 0 0
82 Stacey Bailey 26 wr 6 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.0 0.2 3 39 13.0 0 21 0.5 6.5 45 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 24 4 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 3.0 0.3 1 25 25.0 0 25 0.3 6.3 37 0 0
41 Tony Baker 22 2 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.5 0.5 3 0 0
10 Scott Campbell 24 1 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7.0 1.0 7 0 0
89 Charlie Brown 28 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 918 14.6 4 42 3.9 57.4 918 4 1
88 Arthur Cox 25 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 301 12.5 1 49 1.5 18.8 301 1 1
85 Anthony Allen 27 wr 5 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 156 15.6 2 32 2.0 31.2 156 2 1
87 Ron Middleton 21 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 31 5.2 0 8 0.4 1.9 31 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 578 2524 12 48 4.4 157.8 36.1 246 3046 12.4 14 65 15.4 190.4 5570 26 31
Opp Total 16 485 1916 10 4.0 119.8 30.3 241 2992 12.4 19 15.1 187.0 4908 29 30

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
86 Floyd Dixon 22 PR/WR 16 12 26 151 0 16 5.8 1 13 0 13 13.0 848
29 Sylvester Stamps 25 KR 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 24 514 0 35 21.4 963
35 Keith Williams 22 12 0 14 255 0 32 18.2 437
81 Billy Johnson 34 4 0 8 87 0 30 10.9 169
39 Cliff Austin 26 rb 15 1 7 120 0 25 17.1 421
84 Joey Jones 24 wr 11 2 7 36 0 14 5.1 184
31 William Andrews 31 15 0 4 71 0 22 17.8 320
83 Aubrey Matthews 24 4 0 3 42 0 20 14.0 79
85 Anthony Allen 27 wr 5 2 2 10 0 9 5.0 166
30 David Croudip 28 lcb 15 7 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
Team Total 26.1 16 44 292 0 30 6.6 54 1035 0 35 19.2 6897
Opp Total 16 47 477 3 10.1 59 1190 0 20.2

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
3 Rick Donnelly 24 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 78 3421 71 1 43.9
18 Mick Luckhurst 28 K 10 0 1 1 2 1 7 5 11 7 3 24 14 58.3% 21 21 100.0%
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 25 k 6 0 1 1 3 3 4 2 3 3 1 12 9 75.0% 8 7 87.5%
Team Total 26.1 16 2 2 5 4 11 7 14 10 4 36 23 63.9% 30 29 96.7% 78 3421 71 1 43.9
Opp Total 16 26 15 57.7% 34 31 91.2% 83 3436 41.4

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
75 Tony Casillas 23 NT 16 16 1.0 2 0 1 0 0 111 0
25 Scott Case 24 RCB 16 15 4 41 0 41 0 69 0
74 Mike Pitts 26 16 0 5.5 0 0 2 22 1 34 0
16 David Archer 24 QB 11 11 0 8 1 -3 0
76 Mike Gann 23 LDE 16 16 5.5 0 0 3 12 0 1
28 Bret Clark 25 FS 16 16 1.0 5 94 0 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
77 Rick Bryan 24 RDE 16 16 7.0
42 Gerald Riggs* 26 RB 16 15 0 6 1 0 0
14 Turk Schonert 29 qb 8 5 0 5 1 -2 0
86 Floyd Dixon 22 PR/WR 16 12 0 3 2 0 0
29 Sylvester Stamps 25 KR 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
88 Arthur Cox 25 TE 16 15 0 1 2 0 0
85 Anthony Allen 27 wr 5 2 0 1 1 0 0
39 Cliff Austin 26 rb 15 1 0 1 1 0 0
26 James Britt 26 db 16 2 0 0 2 73 1
20 Wendell Cason 23 ss 16 6 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Joe Costello 26 14 0 2.0
30 David Croudip 28 lcb 15 7 2 35 0 29 0
50 Buddy Curry 28 LILB 16 16 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dennis Harrison 30 11 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Robert Moore 22 SS 16 9 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
59 John Rade 26 RILB 15 15 1.0 1 6 0 6 0
61 John Scully 28 LG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
51 Reggie Wilkes 30 LOLB 16 16 2 11 0 10 0
54 Joel Williams 30 ROLB 15 14 2 18 1 14 0
22 Dennis Woodberry 25 7 0 2 14 0 9 0
31 William Andrews 31 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Charlie Brown 28 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
23 Bobby Butler 27 LCB 7 7 1 33 1 33 0
73 Jamie Dukes 22 c 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
62 Brett Miller 28 RT 8 7 0 0 1 0 0
55 Wayne Radloff 25 C 16 16 0 0 1 -3 0
35 Keith Williams 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 25.0 22 294 2 41 0 2 31 29 99 2 214 0 1
Opp Total 16 56 30 16

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 28 K 10 0 21 14 63
42 Gerald Riggs* 26 RB 16 15 9 9 54
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 25 k 6 0 7 9 34
89 Charlie Brown 28 WR 16 15 4 4 24
45 Ken Whisenhunt 24 TE 16 14 3 3 18
85 Anthony Allen 27 wr 5 2 2 2 12
86 Floyd Dixon 22 PR/WR 16 12 2 2 12
31 William Andrews 31 15 0 1 1 6
39 Cliff Austin 26 rb 15 1 1 1 6
26 James Britt 26 db 16 2 1 1 6
23 Bobby Butler 27 LCB 7 7 1 1 6
88 Arthur Cox 25 TE 16 15 1 1 6
74 Mike Pitts 26 16 0 1 1 6
14 Turk Schonert 29 qb 8 5 1 1 6
29 Sylvester Stamps 25 KR 14 0 1 1 6
54 Joel Williams 30 ROLB 15 14 1 1 6
35 Keith Williams 22 12 0 1 1 6
76 Mike Gann 23 LDE 16 16 1 2
3 Rick Donnelly 24 P 16 0 1 1
Team Total 26.1 16 12 14 2 2 30 29 23 1 280
Opp Total 16 10 19 3 1 31 15 280