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1996 Atlanta Falcons

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3-13-0, NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -8.9, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (19.3/g), 19th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 461 points (28.8/g), 30th.
 Differential of -152 points (-9.5/g), 29th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-11.5.

Coach: June Jones (3-13-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Suwanee, Georgia)

Team Info

Principal Owner Taylor Smith
VP of Player Personnel Ken Herock
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
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 309 5116 971 5.3 41 11 23 292 356 600 3655 26 30 5.7 202 329 1461 9 4.4 67
Team Defense 461 5786 994 5.8 23 17 25 309 302 485 3745 26 6 7.2 182 473 2041 18 4.3 102
Lg Rank Offense 19 17 28 8 19 4 9 5 29 16 30 27 19 5
Lg Rank Defense 30 29 26 2 20 4 27 25 30 30 20 26 25 28

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Carolina Panthers 6 29 12 281 162 119 1 23 315 186 129 1
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-2 Minnesota Vikings 17 23 21 324 245 79 2 18 365 266 99 2
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-3 Philadelphia Eagles 18 33 18 391 351 40 6 14 318 195 123 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 39 18 317 191 126 4 16 396 246 150
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-5 @ Detroit Lions 24 28 19 281 165 116 1 23 357 262 95 1
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-6 Houston Oilers 13 23 20 323 268 55 2 16 320 199 121 1
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L 0-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 28 32 22 369 256 113 17 306 250 56 2
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 0-8 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 20 19 301 234 67 1 20 311 184 127
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 1-8 Carolina Panthers 20 17 16 313 189 124 2 17 347 243 104 3
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L 1-9 @ St. Louis Rams 16 59 15 292 248 44 3 29 464 185 279 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 2-9 New Orleans Saints 17 15 18 293 219 74 1 15 270 235 35 3
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31 41 21 417 305 112 4 24 463 342 121
14 Mon December 2 boxscore L 2-11 San Francisco 49ers 10 34 9 178 117 61 4 25 466 264 202 2
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 3-11 @ New Orleans Saints 31 15 19 304 182 122 3 14 251 168 83 2
16 Sun December 15 boxscore L 3-12 St. Louis Rams 27 34 24 423 360 63 7 17 480 306 174 4
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 3-13 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 17 19 21 309 163 146 21 357 214 143

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
3 Bobby Hebert 36 QB 14 13 3-10-0 294 488 60.2 3152 22 4.5 25 5.1 57 6.5 5.1 10.7 225.1 72.9 27 150 5.83 4.50 5.2
1 Jeff George 29 qb 3 3 0-3-0 56 99 56.6 698 3 3.0 3 3.0 67 7.1 6.3 12.5 232.7 76.1 11 84 5.58 4.90 10.0
7 Browning Nagle 28 5 0 6 13 46.2 59 1 7.7 2 15.4 17 4.5 -0.8 9.8 11.8 45.5 4 20 2.29 -1.82 23.5
Team Total 27.7 16 3-13-0 356 600 59.3 3909 26 4.3 30 5.0 67 6.5 5.1 11.0 244.3 72.3 42 254 5.69 4.40 6.5 0 0
Opp Total 16 302 485 62.3 3953 26 5.4 6 1.2 8.2 8.67 13.1 247.1 100.6 36 208 7.2 7.7 6.9

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
32 Jamal Anderson 24 RB 16 12 232 1055 5 32 4.5 65.9 14.5 49 473 9.7 1 34 3.1 29.6 1528 6 4
34 Craig Heyward 30 rb 15 5 72 321 3 34 4.5 21.4 4.8 16 168 10.5 0 25 1.1 11.2 489 3 0
3 Bobby Hebert 36 QB 14 13 15 59 1 25 3.9 4.2 1.1 59 1 10
1 Jeff George 29 qb 3 3 5 10 0 5 2.0 3.3 1.7 10 0 3
21 Eric Metcalf 28 KR/PR/WR 16 11 3 8 0 4 2.7 0.5 0.2 54 599 11.1 6 67 3.4 37.4 607 6 3
33 Richard Huntley 24 1 0 2 8 0 5 4.0 8.0 2.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 1.0 14.0 22 0 0
87 Bert Emanuel 26 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 75 921 12.3 6 53 5.4 65.8 921 6 0
81 Terance Mathis 29 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 771 11.2 7 55 4.3 48.2 771 7 0
89 J.J. Birden 31 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 319 10.6 2 57 2.5 26.6 319 2 2
80 Tyrone Brown 23 wr 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 325 11.6 1 38 3.1 36.1 325 1 0
85 Roell Preston 24 wr 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 208 9.9 1 17 1.4 13.9 208 1 0
84 Freddie Scott 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 80 11.4 0 27 0.7 8.0 80 0 0
86 Mitch Lyons 26 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 16 4.0 1 5 0.3 1.1 16 1 0
61 Robbie Tobeck 26 LG 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 1 14 0.1 0.9 15 1 0
Team Total 27.7 16 329 1461 9 34 4.4 91.3 20.6 356 3909 11.0 26 67 22.3 244.3 5370 35 23
Opp Total 16 473 2041 18 4.3 127.6 29.6 302 3745 12.4 26 18.9 234.1 5786 44 27

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
21 Eric Metcalf 28 KR/PR/WR 16 11 27 296 0 39 11.0 49 1034 0 55 21.1 1937
85 Roell Preston 24 wr 15 2 32 681 0 50 21.3 889
32 Jamal Anderson 24 RB 16 12 4 80 0 27 20.0 1608
81 Terance Mathis 29 WR 16 16 3 19 0 10 6.3 790
34 Craig Heyward 30 rb 15 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 507
59 Lorenzo Styles 22 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 27.7 16 31 315 0 39 10.2 87 1825 0 55 21.0 7510
Opp Total 16 32 413 1 12.9 53 1314 1 24.8

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
4 Dan Stryzinski 31 P 16 0 75 3152 58 0 42.0
5 Morten Andersen 36 K 16 0 5 5 11 9 8 7 5 1 29 22 75.9% 31 31 100.0%
Team Total 27.7 16 5 5 11 9 8 7 5 1 29 22 75.9% 31 31 100.0% 75 3152 58 0 42.0
Opp Total 16 44 42 95.5% 43 43 100.0% 64 2694 42.1

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
58 Jessie Tuggle 31 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 96 18
97 Cornelius Bennett 31 LLB 13 13 3.0 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 52 8
25 Devin Bush 23 SS 16 15 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 51 8
50 Ron George 26 RLB 16 15 2.0 0 0 3 14 0 42 20
98 Travis Hall 24 LDT 14 13 6.0 2 0 1 0 0 44 7
92 Lester Archambeau 29 LDE 15 15 2.0 41 14
45 Darnell Walker 26 RCB 15 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 46 4
24 Patrick Bates 26 FS 15 9 0 0 1 0 0 37 14
90 Chuck Smith 27 RDE 15 15 6.0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 7
28 Lenny McGill 25 LCB 16 8 0 0 1 0 0 34 5
93 Dan Owens 29 rdt 16 9 5.5 0 0 1 0 0 29 6
22 Tim McKyer 33 lcb 8 7 1.0 0 0 2 0 0 31 3
27 Brad Edwards 30 fs 16 7 2 15 0 15 0 26 3
29 Louis Riddick 27 db 16 1 1.0 23 2
38 Nate Odomes 31 db 7 4 23 0
67 Moe Gardner 28 RDT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0 21 2
26 Anthony Phillips 26 rcb 7 5 17 3
59 Lorenzo Styles 22 16 0 15 1
57 Clay Matthews 40 lb 15 1 6.5 3 0 0 0 0 11 1
74 Jeff Zgonina 26 8 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 7 5
51 David Brandon 31 lb 16 2 1.0 9 1
91 John Burrough 24 de 16 1 8 4
52 Craig Sauer 24 lb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 4
3 Bobby Hebert 36 QB 14 13 0 10 2 0 0
94 Shane Dronett 25 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
32 Jamal Anderson 24 RB 16 12 0 4 1 0 0
42 Sean Boyd 24 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
1 Jeff George 29 qb 3 3 0 3 2 -24 0
44 D.J. Johnson 30 2 0 1 1
21 Eric Metcalf 28 KR/PR/WR 16 11 0 3 0 0 0
89 J.J. Birden 31 WR 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
65 Roman Fortin 29 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
88 Harper LeBel 33 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Terance Mathis 29 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
7 Browning Nagle 28 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
62 David Richards 30 rt 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
37 Elbert Shelley 32 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Bob Whitfield 25 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 36.0 6 41 0 21 0 13 23 28 -10 0 710 142
Opp Total 16 42 27 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Morten Andersen 36 K 16 0 31 22 97
81 Terance Mathis 29 WR 16 16 7 7 1 44
32 Jamal Anderson 24 RB 16 12 5 1 6 36
87 Bert Emanuel 26 WR 14 13 6 6 36
21 Eric Metcalf 28 KR/PR/WR 16 11 6 6 36
34 Craig Heyward 30 rb 15 5 3 3 18
89 J.J. Birden 31 WR 12 12 2 2 12
80 Tyrone Brown 23 wr 9 4 1 1 6
3 Bobby Hebert 36 QB 14 13 1 1 6
86 Mitch Lyons 26 te 14 4 1 1 6
85 Roell Preston 24 wr 15 2 1 1 6
61 Robbie Tobeck 26 LG 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 16 9 26 35 1 31 22 309
Opp Total 16 18 26 1 1 2 1 43 42 1 461