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1998 Atlanta Falcons

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.0, Offense: 7.0, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 442 points (27.6/g), 4th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 153 points (9.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.7-4.3.

Coach: Dan Reeves (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik
 Defensive Coordinator: Rich Brooks

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Taylor Smith
Head Coach/Player Personnel Dan Reeves
General Manager Harold Richardson
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 442 5487 993 5.5 24 9 33 319 237 424 3386 28 15 7.1 175 516 2101 18 4.1 111 163 36.8 13.5 Own 34.4 2:48 5.33 28.5 2.09
Team Defense 289 4734 950 5.0 44 25 30 267 311 551 3531 22 19 6.0 172 361 1203 7 3.3 65 159 27.7 13.8 Own 26.2 2:28 5.5 28.1 1.56
Lg Rank Offense 4 7 8 9 6 30 11 6 11 2 4 6 6 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 4 8 1 1 7 23 21 15 10 19 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Carolina Panthers 19 14 19 323 230 93 1 16 317 263 54 2 3.29 -1.31 2.49
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles 17 12 17 245 167 78 19 284 221 63 2.05 0.57 5.51
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 31 19 369 222 147 4 23 538 377 161 2 -0.19 -17.42 8.21
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-1 Carolina Panthers 51 23 18 323 193 130 2 16 346 289 57 6 -0.05 16.54 11.37
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Giants 34 20 20 381 253 128 2 17 266 156 110 3 0.30 18.51 -6.54
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-1 New Orleans Saints 31 23 19 297 163 134 15 322 255 67 4 9.45 6.61 -3.59
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-2 @ New York Jets 3 28 13 207 152 55 3 21 311 192 119 -25.98 -5.89 5.99
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-2 St. Louis Rams 37 15 25 434 235 199 1 16 247 207 40 1 16.29 8.94 0.51
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-2 @ New England Patriots 41 10 22 366 249 117 2 15 223 205 18 5 7.60 23.82 -1.13
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-2 San Francisco 49ers 31 19 19 298 184 114 1 18 383 307 76 2 2.55 6.07 3.81
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-2 Chicago Bears 20 13 21 358 263 95 2 10 210 104 106 3 0.93 13.83 -5.09
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 10-2 @ St. Louis Rams 21 10 20 374 170 204 1 12 169 129 40 2.59 13.33 0.79
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 11-2 Indianapolis Colts 28 21 27 394 257 137 2 17 244 159 85 3 11.43 2.51 -2.68
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 12-2 @ New Orleans Saints 27 17 25 504 322 182 3 15 216 164 52 4 2.08 11.75 1.86
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 13-2 @ Detroit Lions 24 17 20 268 123 145 17 258 141 117 3 2.97 7.17 -1.35
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 14-2 Miami Dolphins 38 16 15 346 203 143 20 400 362 38 6 11.84 8.04 -2.88
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore W 15-2 San Francisco 49ers 20 18 16 289 153 136 1 15 334 288 46 3 0.38 1.69 1.20
ConfChamp Sun January 17 boxscore W OT 16-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 27 25 427 317 110 2 26 356 254 102 2 5.34 -4.62 1.83
SuperBowl Sun January 31 boxscore L 16-3 N Denver Broncos 19 34 21 337 206 131 4 22 457 336 121 1 -13.96 -13.73 9.82

Passing

No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Chris Chandler* 33 QB 14 14 13-1-0 190 327 58.1% 3154 25 7.6 12 3.7 78 9.6 9.5 16.6 225.3 100.9 45 283 7.72 7.61 12.1 3 3
17 Steve DeBerg 44 qb 8 1 0-1-0 30 59 50.8% 369 3 5.1 1 1.7 35 6.3 6.5 12.3 46.1 80.4 6 60 4.75 4.98 9.2
13 Tony Graziani 25 qb 3 1 1-0-0 16 33 48.5% 199 0 0.0 2 6.1 32 6.0 3.3 12.4 66.3 42.4 2 15 5.26 2.69 5.7
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 0 2 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
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR/PR 12 0 1 2 50.0% 22 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 11.0 11.0 22.0 1.8 89.6 0 0 11.00 11.00 0.0
80 Tony Martin 33 WR 16 16 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 28.0 16 14-2-0 237 424 55.9% 3744 28 6.6 15 3.5 78 8.8 8.6 15.8 234.0 92.7 53 358 7.10 6.86 11.1 3 3
Opp Total 16 311 551 56.4% 3806 22 4.0 19 3.4 6.9 6.15 12.2 237.9 76.8 38 275 6.0 5.3 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 410 1846 14 48 4.5 115.4 25.6 46 27 319 11.8 2 27 1.7 19.9 2165 16 5
12 Chris Chandler* 33 QB 14 14 36 121 2 19 3.4 8.6 2.6 1 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 1.6 143 2 6
28 Harold Green 30 6 0 20 37 0 6 1.9 6.2 3.3 2 2 34 17.0 0 28 0.3 5.7 71 0 1
33 Ken Oxendine 23 9 0 18 50 0 21 2.8 5.6 2.0 1 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.2 61 0 1
44 Bob Christian 30 FB 14 11 8 21 2 6 2.6 1.5 0.6 25 19 214 11.3 1 39 1.4 15.3 235 3 1
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR/PR 12 0 8 19 0 7 2.4 1.6 0.7 7 4 94 23.5 1 44 0.3 7.8 113 1 3
17 Steve DeBerg 44 qb 8 1 8 -10 0 2 -1.3 -1.3 1.0 -10 0 2
13 Tony Graziani 25 qb 3 1 4 21 0 12 5.3 7.0 1.3 21 0 0
21 Elijah Williams 23 15 0 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
81 Terance Mathis 31 WR 16 16 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 114 64 1136 17.8 11 78 4.0 71.0 1130 11 0
45 Gary Downs 26 rb 16 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 5 4 31 7.8 0 11 0.3 1.9 35 0 0
80 Tony Martin 33 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 131 66 1181 17.9 6 62 4.1 73.8 1181 6 0
88 O.J. Santiago 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 27 428 15.9 5 62 1.7 26.8 428 5 1
89 Todd Kinchen 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 11 157 14.3 1 32 1.0 14.3 157 1 2
85 Brian Kozlowski 28 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 10 103 10.3 1 25 0.6 6.4 103 1 0
82 Ronnie Harris 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.2 2.3 14 0 1
Team Total 28.0 16 516 2101 18 48 4.1 131.3 32.3 399 237 3744 15.8 28 78 14.8 234.0 5845 46 24
Opp Total 16 361 1203 7 3.3 75.2 22.6 311 3531 11.4 22 19.4 220.7 4734 29 37

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR/PR 12 0 31 263 0 23 8.5 36 973 1 93 27.0 1349
21 Elijah Williams 23 15 0 7 132 0 28 18.9 130
89 Todd Kinchen 29 11 0 6 38 0 9 6.3 195
82 Ronnie Harris 28 6 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 29
34 Ray Buchanan* 27 LCB 16 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
28 Harold Green 30 6 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 95
85 Brian Kozlowski 28 te 16 4 1 12 0 12 12.0 115
81 Terance Mathis 31 WR 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 1130
Team Total 28.0 16 40 304 0 23 7.6 46 1157 1 93 25.2 7306
Opp Total 16 20 112 0 5.6 69 1613 1 23.4

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
5 Morten Andersen 38 K 16 0 1 9 8 7 7 9 6 2 2 28 23 82.1%% 52 51 98.1%%
4 Dan Stryzinski 33 P 16 0 74 2963 55 0 40.0
Team Total 28.0 16 74 2963 55 0 40.0
Opp Total 16 20 15 75.0%% 31 28 90.3%% 80 3424 42.8

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
97 Cornelius Bennett 33 LLB 16 16 1.0 0 0 2 10 0 69 23
58 Jessie Tuggle* 33 MLB 16 16 3.0 1 0 1 1 1 66 20
35 William White 32 SS 16 16 2 36 0 36 0 1 0 1 18 1 58 11
34 Ray Buchanan* 27 LCB 16 16 7 102 0 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 54 7
41 Eugene Robinson* 35 FS 16 16 4 36 1 25 0 2 0 2 16 0 48 20
98 Travis Hall 26 LDT 14 13 4.5 0 0 4 0 0 39 10
90 Chuck Smith 29 RDE 16 16 8.5 3 0 4 71 1 36 11
75 Shane Dronett 27 RDT 16 16 6.5 4 0 1 0 0 36 12
92 Lester Archambeau 31 LDE 15 15 10.0 5 0 2 0 0 30 10
20 Michael Booker 23 rcb 14 6 1 27 0 27 0 0 1 1 5 0 32 3
23 Ronnie Bradford 28 RCB 14 10 3 11 1 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 31 1 1
52 Craig Sauer 26 rlb 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 29 5
94 Henri Crockett 24 RLB 10 10 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 22 7
56 Keith Brooking 23 15 0 1 12 0 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 21 5
29 Randy Fuller 28 13 0 2.0 1 0 2 0 0 17 2
25 Devin Bush 25 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 15 4
91 John Burrough 26 de 16 3 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 11 10
95 Esera Tuaolo 30 nt 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 4
96 Antonio Edwards 28 15 0 1.0 1 0 1 2 1 4 4
12 Chris Chandler* 33 QB 14 14 0 6 1 -4 0
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
54 Ruffin Hamilton 27 16 0 2 1
93 Shawn Swayda 24 5 0 2 1
44 Bob Christian 30 FB 14 11 0 1 2 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 44 qb 8 1 0 2 1 0 0
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR/PR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
59 Ben Talley 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
82 Ronnie Harris 28 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Todd Kinchen 29 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
81 Terance Mathis 31 WR 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
88 O.J. Santiago 24 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
26 Darren Anderson 29 5 0 0 1
43 Juran Bolden 24 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Calvin Collins 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
28 Harold Green 30 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Ken Oxendine 23 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Jose Portilla 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Robbie Tobeck 28 C 16 16 0 0 1 1 0
69 Gene Williams 30 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.0 16 35.5 19 224 2 36 0 21 24 29 119 4 575 149 1
Opp Total 16 53 37 12 1

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Morten Andersen 38 K 16 0 51 23 120
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 14 2 16 1 98
81 Terance Mathis 31 WR 16 16 11 11 66
80 Tony Martin 33 WR 16 16 6 6 36
88 O.J. Santiago 24 TE 16 16 5 5 30
44 Bob Christian 30 FB 14 11 2 1 3 18
12 Chris Chandler* 33 QB 14 14 2 2 12
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR/PR 12 0 1 1 2 12
23 Ronnie Bradford 28 RCB 14 10 1 1 1 8
96 Antonio Edwards 28 15 0 1 1 6
89 Todd Kinchen 29 11 0 1 1 6
85 Brian Kozlowski 28 te 16 4 1 1 6
41 Eugene Robinson* 35 FS 16 16 1 1 6
90 Chuck Smith 29 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
58 Jessie Tuggle* 33 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
35 William White 32 SS 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 28.0 16 18 28 1 4 2 53 1 1 322
Opp Total 16 7 22 1 3 2 2 28 15 1 289