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1989 Atlanta Falcons

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3-13-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -3.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 279 points (17.4/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 437 points (27.3/g), 28th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-11.9.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (0-4-0) and Marion Campbell (3-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower

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
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 279 4669 947 4.9 23 11 13 261 312 578 3514 17 12 5.6 173 318 1155 11 3.6 75
Team Defense 437 6025 1040 5.8 32 12 17 336 259 437 3554 19 20 7.6 163 572 2471 26 4.3 156
Lg Rank Offense 22 24 1 3 25 5 9 18 2 21 28 28 20 22
Lg Rank Defense 28 28 21 21 26 1 19 11 18 27 28 28 28 25

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 10 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 21 31 16 314 271 43 21 363 195 168 1
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-1 Dallas Cowboys 27 21 23 333 243 90 18 349 241 108 3
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 9 13 11 208 103 105 3 15 214 84 130 1
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 @ Green Bay Packers 21 23 17 333 258 75 1 27 448 295 153 2
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 26 19 353 315 38 1 21 438 273 165 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-4 New England Patriots 16 15 14 312 240 72 2 13 241 148 93 4
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 2-5 @ Phoenix Cardinals 20 34 22 351 240 111 2 21 299 174 125 1
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-6 @ New Orleans Saints 13 20 11 148 91 57 3 17 392 261 131 2
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-6 Buffalo Bills 30 28 20 340 213 127 19 329 211 118 2
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-7 @ San Francisco 49ers 3 45 11 192 119 73 1 30 515 280 235 2
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-8 New Orleans Saints 17 26 15 267 190 77 1 21 354 148 206 4
12 Sun November 26 boxscore L 3-9 @ New York Jets 7 27 12 213 147 66 1 24 318 138 180 2
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 3-10 San Francisco 49ers 10 23 13 263 226 37 2 23 425 296 129 1
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L 3-11 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 43 15 255 188 67 3 23 457 237 220 1
15 Sun December 17 boxscore L 3-12 Washington Redskins 30 31 15 374 346 28 2 26 507 376 131 3
16 Sun December 24 boxscore L 3-13 Detroit Lions 24 31 27 413 324 89 1 17 376 197 179 2

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
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 3-12-0 280 526 53.2 3459 16 3.0 10 1.9 72 6.6 6.3 12.4 230.6 76.1 41 318 5.54 5.31 7.2 3 3
7 Hugh Millen 26 qb 5 1 0-1-0 31 50 62.0 432 1 2.0 2 4.0 47 8.6 7.2 13.9 86.4 79.7 10 71 6.02 4.85 16.7
17 Scott Fulhage 28 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 12 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 12.0 12.0 12.0 0.8 116.7 0 0 12.00 12.00 0.0
38 Keith Jones 23 RB 14 9 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 3-13-0 312 578 54.0 3903 17 2.9 12 2.1 72 6.8 6.4 12.5 243.9 76.4 51 389 5.59 5.27 8.1 3 3
Opp Total 16 259 437 59.3 3737 19 4.3 20 4.6 8.6 7.36 14.4 233.6 82.5 31 183 7.6 6.5 6.6

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
44 John Settle 24 FB 15 15 179 689 3 20 3.8 45.9 11.9 39 316 8.1 2 33 2.6 21.1 1005 5 1
38 Keith Jones 23 RB 14 9 52 202 6 19 3.9 14.4 3.7 41 396 9.7 0 46 2.9 28.3 598 6 0
33 Gene Lang 27 rb 15 7 47 176 1 22 3.7 11.7 3.1 39 436 11.2 1 32 2.6 29.1 612 2 1
48 Kenny Flowers 25 rb 8 1 13 24 1 4 1.8 3.0 1.6 24 1 0
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 10 20 0 7 2.0 1.3 0.7 20 0 13
36 Greg Paterra 22 10 0 9 32 0 8 3.6 3.2 0.9 5 42 8.4 0 20 0.5 4.2 74 0 2
81 Michael Haynes 24 WR 13 11 4 35 0 21 8.8 2.7 0.3 40 681 17.0 4 72 3.1 52.4 716 4 0
86 Floyd Dixon 25 wr 16 5 2 -23 0 0 -11.5 -1.4 0.1 25 357 14.3 2 53 1.6 22.3 334 2 0
17 Scott Fulhage 28 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
7 Hugh Millen 26 qb 5 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 2
85 Shawn Collins 22 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 862 14.9 3 47 3.6 53.9 862 3 0
80 Ron Heller 26 TE 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 324 9.8 1 30 2.2 21.6 324 1 1
83 Brad Beckman 25 te 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 102 9.3 1 21 0.7 6.8 102 1 0
82 Stacey Bailey 29 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 170 21.3 0 41 0.5 11.3 170 0 0
87 Gary Wilkins 26 te 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 179 22.4 3 36 0.6 13.8 179 3 0
89 George Thomas 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 46 11.5 0 16 0.3 2.9 46 0 0
21 Deion Sanders 22 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0.1 -0.5 -8 0 2
Team Total 25.6 16 318 1155 11 22 3.6 72.2 19.9 312 3903 12.5 17 72 19.5 243.9 5058 28 26
Opp Total 16 572 2471 26 4.3 154.4 35.8 259 3554 13.7 19 16.2 222.1 6025 45 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
21 Deion Sanders 22 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 15 10 28 307 1 68 11.0 35 725 0 72 20.7 1024
38 Keith Jones 23 RB 14 9 23 440 0 29 19.1 1038
36 Greg Paterra 22 10 0 8 129 0 31 16.1 203
40 Brian Jordan 22 4 0 4 34 0 15 8.5 3 27 0 13 9.0 61
89 George Thomas 25 16 0 7 142 0 28 20.3 188
83 Brad Beckman 25 te 15 2 2 15 0 15 7.5 117
93 Aundray Bruce 23 LOLB 16 13 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
49 James Primus 25 5 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Team Total 25.6 16 32 341 1 68 10.7 80 1509 0 72 18.9 6908
Opp Total 16 43 460 0 10.7 60 1188 0 19.8

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
17 Scott Fulhage 28 P 16 0 84 3472 65 1 41.3
6 Paul McFadden 28 K 9 0 1 1 4 4 7 6 6 2 2 2 20 15 75.0% 18 18 100.0%
5 Greg Davis 24 k 6 0 3 3 3 2 5 2 11 7 63.6% 12 12 100.0%
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 1 1 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 16 1 1 8 8 10 8 11 4 2 2 32 23 71.9% 30 30 100.0% 84 3472 65 1 41.3
Opp Total 16 36 31 86.1% 49 48 98.0% 56 2341 41.8

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
58 Jessie Tuggle 24 RILB 16 16 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 183 0
75 Tony Casillas 26 NT 16 16 2.0 2 0 3 0 0 152 0
93 Aundray Bruce 23 LOLB 16 13 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 66 0
21 Deion Sanders 22 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 15 10 5 52 0 22 0 2 2 1 0 0 39 0
25 Scott Case 27 rcb 14 8 1.0 2 13 0 13 0 38 0
22 Charles Dimry 23 rcb 16 5 1.0 2 72 0 40 0 31 0
37 Elbert Shelley 25 10 0 1 31 0 31 0 14 0
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 0 13 5 -3 0
51 Marcus Cotton 23 lb 16 1 9.0
99 Tim Green 26 ROLB 16 14 5.0 0 1 2 5 0
20 Evan Cooper 27 SS 16 13 4 54 0 38 0
41 Tim Gordon 24 FS 14 13 4 60 0 34 0
40 Brian Jordan 22 4 0 0 1 2 0 0
7 Hugh Millen 26 qb 5 1 0 2 1 -11 0
59 John Rade 29 LILB 15 14 0 1 2 14 0
17 Scott Fulhage 28 P 16 0 0 1 1 -20 0
76 Mike Gann 26 LDE 16 16 2.0
33 Gene Lang 27 rb 15 7 0 1 1 0 0
36 Greg Paterra 22 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 John Settle 24 FB 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
72 Ben Thomas 28 RDE 16 13 1.0 0 0 1 9 0
32 Tony Zackery 23 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Brad Beckman 25 te 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
77 Rick Bryan 27 de 2 2 1.0
23 Bobby Butler 30 LCB 16 11 0 0 1 29 1
74 Stan Clayton 24 LG 13 9 0 0 1 0 0
80 Ron Heller 26 TE 15 13 0 1 0 0 0
34 Robert Moore 25 fs 16 6 0 0 1 0 0
95 Michael Reid 25 lb 16 3 1.0
67 Malcolm Taylor 29 13 0 1.0
87 Gary Wilkins 26 te 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 31.0 20 285 0 40 0 6 26 27 23 1 523 0
Opp Total 16 51 26 14 1

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
6 Paul McFadden 28 K 9 0 18 15 63
38 Keith Jones 23 RB 14 9 6 6 36
5 Greg Davis 24 k 6 0 12 7 33
44 John Settle 24 FB 15 15 3 2 5 30
81 Michael Haynes 24 WR 13 11 4 4 24
85 Shawn Collins 22 WR 16 16 3 3 18
87 Gary Wilkins 26 te 13 1 3 3 18
86 Floyd Dixon 25 wr 16 5 2 2 12
33 Gene Lang 27 rb 15 7 1 1 2 12
83 Brad Beckman 25 te 15 2 1 1 6
23 Bobby Butler 30 LCB 16 11 1 1 6
48 Kenny Flowers 25 rb 8 1 1 1 6
80 Ron Heller 26 TE 15 13 1 1 6
21 Deion Sanders 22 KR/lcb/PR/RCB 15 10 1 1 6
12 Chris Miller 24 QB 15 15 1 3
Team Total 25.6 16 11 17 1 1 30 30 23 279
Opp Total 16 26 19 4 48 31 1 437