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1987 Atlanta Falcons

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3-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -7.9, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 205 points (13.7/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 436 points (29.1/g), 28th.
 Differential of -231 points (-15.4/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.1-12.9.

Coach: Marion Campbell (3-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Other Notable Asst.: Al Groh (Special Teams/Tight Ends)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Rankin Smith
VP of Player Personnel Ken Herock
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 205 4066 880 4.6 49 17 18 230 247 501 2768 17 32 5.1 139 333 1298 5 3.9 73
Team Defense 436 5907 1070 5.5 27 12 28 354 243 453 3173 26 15 6.8 164 600 2734 24 4.6 162
Lg Rank Offense 28 28 28 14 28 10 22 20 28 27 28 28 27 18
Lg Rank Defense 28 28 25 22 28 5 18 24 22 28 28 28 28 27

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 48 13 197 134 63 3 30 460 333 127 2
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 Washington Redskins 21 20 18 394 269 125 1 21 335 190 145 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 28 13 215 148 67 4 19 361 219 142 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 San Francisco 49ers 17 25 20 238 188 50 2 20 361 122 239 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-3 Los Angeles Rams 24 20 22 342 296 46 5 21 350 164 186 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-4 @ Houston Oilers 33 37 14 304 183 121 5 24 439 234 205 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-5 New Orleans Saints 0 38 12 183 128 55 5 29 410 166 244
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-6 @ Cleveland Browns 3 38 13 243 126 117 2 24 365 192 173 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-7 Cincinnati Bengals 10 16 13 266 147 119 2 27 416 146 270 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 24 16 290 194 96 1 18 302 169 133 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-9 St. Louis Cardinals 21 34 18 267 147 120 4 24 476 363 113 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 3-9 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 10 18 364 253 111 4 24 354 263 91 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 3-10 @ Los Angeles Rams 0 33 13 269 210 59 2 28 494 256 238
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 3-11 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 35 13 216 165 51 4 26 461 206 255 1
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 3-12 Detroit Lions 13 30 14 278 180 98 5 19 323 150 173 2

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 Scott Campbell 25 QB 12 9 2-7-0 136 260 52.3 1728 11 4.2 14 5.4 44 6.6 5.1 12.7 144.0 65.0 25 178 5.44 4.00 8.8 1 1
10 Erik Kramer 23 qb 3 2 1-1-0 45 92 48.9 559 4 4.3 5 5.4 33 6.1 4.5 12.4 186.3 60.0 10 82 4.68 3.25 9.8 1 1
12 Chris Miller 22 qb 3 2 0-2-0 39 92 42.4 552 1 1.1 9 9.8 57 6.0 1.8 14.2 184.0 26.4 5 37 5.31 1.34 5.2
16 Jeff Van Raaphorst 24 qb 2 1 0-1-0 18 34 52.9 174 1 2.9 2 5.9 24 5.1 3.1 9.7 87.0 52.8 3 19 4.19 2.30 8.1
16 David Archer 25 qb 9 1 0-1-0 9 23 39.1 95 0 0.0 2 8.7 33 4.1 0.2 10.6 10.6 15.7 3 24 2.73 -0.73 11.5
Team Total 25.6 15 3-12-0 247 501 49.3 3108 17 3.4 32 6.4 57 6.2 4.0 12.6 259.0 53.7 46 340 5.06 3.05 8.4 2 2
Opp Total 15 243 453 53.6 3291 26 5.7 15 3.3 7.3 6.92 13.5 219.4 82.4 17 118 6.8 6.4 3.6

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* 27 RB 12 12 203 875 2 44 4.3 72.9 16.9 25 199 8.0 0 48 2.1 16.6 1074 2 4
47 Rick Badanjek 25 rb 2 2 29 87 1 31 3.0 43.5 14.5 6 35 5.8 0 16 3.0 17.5 122 1 1
10 Scott Campbell 25 QB 12 9 21 102 2 24 4.9 8.5 1.8 102 2 4
44 John Settle 22 rb 9 1 19 72 0 12 3.8 8.0 2.1 11 153 13.9 0 36 1.2 17.0 225 0 2
42 Michael Williams 26 rb 3 1 14 49 0 9 3.5 16.3 4.7 9 70 7.8 0 15 3.0 23.3 119 0 0
48 Kenny Flowers 23 rb 8 1 14 61 0 14 4.4 7.6 1.8 7 50 7.1 0 24 0.9 6.3 111 0 1
32 Norm Granger 26 rb 3 1 6 12 0 6 2.0 4.0 2.0 2 34 17.0 0 26 0.7 11.3 46 0 1
48 Joe McIntosh 25 2 0 5 11 0 5 2.2 5.5 2.5 3 15 5.0 1 9 1.5 7.5 26 1 0
12 Chris Miller 22 qb 3 2 4 21 0 11 5.3 7.0 1.3 21 0 0
86 Floyd Dixon 23 WR 12 12 3 -3 0 7 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 36 600 16.7 5 51 3.0 50.0 597 5 0
3 Rick Donnelly 25 P 12 0 3 -6 0 0 -2.0 -0.5 0.3 -6 0 2
16 David Archer 25 qb 9 1 2 8 0 7 4.0 0.9 0.2 8 0 0
10 Erik Kramer 23 qb 3 2 2 10 0 11 5.0 3.3 0.7 10 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 25 wr 12 6 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 32 537 16.8 3 57 2.7 44.8 533 3 2
92 Lenny Taylor 26 wr 3 2 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -4.3 0.3 12 171 14.3 1 28 4.0 57.0 158 1 0
24 Larry Emery 23 5 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 1.0 0.2 5 31 6.2 0 13 1.0 6.2 36 0 0
29 Sylvester Stamps 26 KR 7 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.9 0.1 4 40 10.0 0 19 0.6 5.7 46 0 1
39 Jerry Butler 26 1 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 2 7 3.5 0 4 2.0 7.0 8 0 0
45 Darryl Oliver 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.5 1.0 2 0 0
32 Steve Griffin 24 4 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.5 0.3 -2 0 0
16 Jeff Van Raaphorst 24 qb 2 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 3.0 0.5 6 0 1
82 Stacey Bailey 27 WR 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 325 16.3 3 35 2.9 46.4 325 3 1
45 Ken Whisenhunt 25 TE 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 145 8.5 1 26 2.4 20.7 145 1 1
88 Arthur Cox 26 TE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 101 9.2 0 19 0.9 8.4 101 0 2
84 Milton Barney 24 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 175 17.5 2 32 3.3 58.3 175 2 1
81 Billy Johnson 35 PR 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 84 10.5 0 19 0.7 7.0 84 0 2
88 Sylvester Byrd 24 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 125 17.9 0 33 2.3 41.7 125 0 0
47 John Kamana 26 rb 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 51 7.3 1 15 3.5 25.5 51 1 1
89 Charlie Brown 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 103 20.6 0 23 0.8 17.2 103 0 0
89 Leon Gonzalez 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 40 13.3 0 22 1.5 20.0 40 0 0
80 Dan Sharp 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 6 3.0 0 5 0.2 0.7 6 0 0
87 John Evans 23 te 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 1.0 8.0 8 0 0
87 Ron Middleton 22 te 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 15 333 1298 5 44 3.9 108.2 27.8 247 3108 12.6 17 57 20.6 259.0 4406 22 27
Opp Total 15 600 2734 24 4.6 182.3 40.0 243 3173 13.1 26 16.2 211.5 5907 50 18

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
29 Sylvester Stamps 26 KR 7 0 24 660 1 97 27.5 706
24 Larry Emery 23 5 0 21 440 0 66 21.0 476
81 Billy Johnson 35 PR 12 1 21 168 0 45 8.0 252
44 John Settle 22 rb 9 1 10 158 0 22 15.8 383
84 Milton Barney 24 wr 3 3 5 28 0 11 5.6 203
45 Darryl Oliver 23 2 0 5 90 0 28 18.0 92
48 Kenny Flowers 23 rb 8 1 4 72 0 20 18.0 183
23 Gary Moss 23 db 3 3 3 15 0 11 5.0 1 23 0 23 23.0 38
39 Jerry Butler 26 1 0 2 10 0 9 5.0 1 13 0 13 13.0 31
48 Joe McIntosh 25 2 0 3 108 0 71 36.0 134
47 Rick Badanjek 25 rb 2 2 2 27 0 16 13.5 149
39 Major Everett 27 7 0 2 33 0 18 16.5 33
42 Michael Williams 26 rb 3 1 2 15 0 15 7.5 134
88 Arthur Cox 26 TE 12 10 1 11 0 11 11.0 112
30 David Croudip 29 db 12 2 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
32 Steve Griffin 24 4 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 19
80 Dan Sharp 25 9 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 17
Team Total 25.6 15 31 221 0 45 7.1 79 1700 1 97 21.5 6327
Opp Total 15 48 541 1 11.3 44 915 1 20.8

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 25 P 12 0 61 2686 62 2 44.0
18 Mick Luckhurst 29 K 12 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 3 4 2 13 9 69.2% 17 17 100.0% 1 37 37 0 37.0
5 Greg Davis 22 k 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 3 75.0% 6 6 100.0% 6 191 55 0 31.8
6 Louis Berry 22 p 2 0 7 258 51 0 36.9
3 John Starnes 25 p 1 0 6 203 49 0 33.8
Team Total 25.6 15 1 1 2 2 3 3 7 4 4 2 17 12 70.6% 23 23 100.0% 81 3375 62 2 41.7
Opp Total 15 30 19 63.3% 54 51 94.4% 60 2382 39.7

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
75 Tony Casillas 24 NT 9 9 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 72 0
25 Scott Case 25 RCB 11 10 1 12 0 12 0 52 0
58 Jessie Tuggle 22 lb 12 4 1.0 35 0
10 Scott Campbell 25 QB 12 9 0 4 2 0 0
37 Elbert Shelley 23 4 0 3 0
42 Gerald Riggs* 27 RB 12 12 0 4 1 0 0
23 Bobby Butler 28 LCB 12 12 4 48 0 31 0
72 Buddy Moor 29 de 3 2 4.0
34 Robert Moore 23 SS 12 12 2 23 0 18 0 0 0 2 20 1
77 Rick Bryan 25 RDE 9 9 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
3 Rick Donnelly 25 P 12 0 0 2 1 -4 0
41 Tim Gordon 22 FS 11 8 2 28 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
99 Tim Green 24 LOLB 9 5 1.0 0 0 2 35 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 25 wr 12 6 0 2 1 0 0
44 John Settle 22 rb 9 1 0 2 1 0 0
98 Greg Brown 30 lde 12 5 2.0
88 Arthur Cox 26 TE 12 10 0 2 0 0 0
30 David Croudip 29 db 12 2 2 40 0 40 0
48 Kenny Flowers 23 rb 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
28 Charles Huff 24 db 3 2 2 14 0 14 0
81 Billy Johnson 35 PR 12 1 0 2 0 0 0
29 Sylvester Stamps 26 KR 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
45 Ken Whisenhunt 25 TE 7 7 0 1 1 0 0
68 Dennis Harrison 31 rde 11 4 1.5
47 Rick Badanjek 25 rb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
82 Stacey Bailey 27 WR 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
84 Milton Barney 24 wr 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
26 James Britt 27 12 0 1 -1 0 -1 0
91 Aaron Brown 31 lb 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
76 Mike Gann 24 LDE 12 12 1.0
32 Norm Granger 26 rb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
47 John Kamana 26 rb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 Gary Moss 23 db 3 3 1 18 0 18 0
59 John Rade 27 RILB 11 11 1.0
65 Pat Saindon 26 g 3 3 0 0 1 6 0
25 Leon Thomasson 24 db 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
16 Jeff Van Raaphorst 24 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
68 Emanuel Weaver 27 nt 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
22 Brenard Wilson 32 db 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
76 Dwaine Morris 24 nt 3 2 0.5
78 Mark Studaway 27 de 2 2 0.5
Team Total 25.6 15 17.0 15 182 0 40 0 1 27 21 57 1 162 0
Opp Total 15 46 18 6 2

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 29 K 12 0 17 9 44
86 Floyd Dixon 23 WR 12 12 5 5 30
82 Stacey Bailey 27 WR 7 6 3 3 18
83 Aubrey Matthews 25 wr 12 6 3 3 18
5 Greg Davis 22 k 3 0 6 3 15
84 Milton Barney 24 wr 3 3 2 2 12
10 Scott Campbell 25 QB 12 9 2 2 12
42 Gerald Riggs* 27 RB 12 12 2 2 12
47 Rick Badanjek 25 rb 2 2 1 1 6
47 John Kamana 26 rb 2 1 1 1 6
48 Joe McIntosh 25 2 0 1 1 6
34 Robert Moore 23 SS 12 12 1 1 6
29 Sylvester Stamps 26 KR 7 0 1 1 6
92 Lenny Taylor 26 wr 3 2 1 1 6
45 Ken Whisenhunt 25 TE 7 7 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 15 5 17 1 1 24 23 12 1 203
Opp Total 15 24 26 1 1 2 51 19 2 436