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1998 Atlanta Falcons

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14-2-0, 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
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 442 5487 993 5.5 24 9 33 319 237 424 3386 28 15 7.1 175 516 2101 18 4.1 111
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
Lg Rank Offense 4 7 8 9 6 30 11 6 11 2 4 6 6 11
Lg Rank Defense 4 8 1 1 7 23 21 15 10 19 2 2 2 2

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 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Carolina Panthers 19 14 19 323 230 93 1 16 317 263 54 2
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles 17 12 17 245 167 78 19 284 221 63
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
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-1 Carolina Panthers 51 23 18 323 193 130 2 16 346 289 57 6
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Giants 34 20 20 381 253 128 2 17 266 156 110 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-1 New Orleans Saints 31 23 19 297 163 134 15 322 255 67 4
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-2 @ New York Jets 3 28 13 207 152 55 3 21 311 192 119
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-2 St. Louis Rams 37 15 25 434 235 199 1 16 247 207 40 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-2 @ New England Patriots 41 10 22 366 249 117 2 15 223 205 18 5
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-2 San Francisco 49ers 31 19 19 298 184 114 1 18 383 307 76 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-2 Chicago Bears 20 13 21 358 263 95 2 10 210 104 106 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 10-2 @ St. Louis Rams 21 10 20 374 170 204 1 12 169 129 40
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 11-2 Indianapolis Colts 28 21 27 394 257 137 2 17 244 159 85 3
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 12-2 @ New Orleans Saints 27 17 25 504 322 182 3 15 216 164 52 4
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 13-2 @ Detroit Lions 24 17 20 268 123 145 17 258 141 117 3
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 14-2 Miami Dolphins 38 16 15 346 203 143 20 400 362 38 6
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore W 15-2 San Francisco 49ers 20 18 16 289 153 136 1 15 334 288 46 3
ConfChamp Sun January 17 boxscore W OT 16-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 27 25 427 317 110 2 26 356 254 102 2
SuperBowl Sun January 31 boxscore L 16-3 N Denver Broncos 19 34 21 337 206 131 4 22 457 336 121 1

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 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

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
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 410 1846 14 48 4.5 115.4 25.6 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 32.3 237 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

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
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

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
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 1 9 8 7 7 9 6 2 2 28 23 82.1% 52 51 98.1% 74 2963 55 0 40.0
Opp Total 16 20 15 75.0% 31 28 90.3% 80 3424 42.8

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
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 38.0 19 224 2 36 0 24 24 39 120 4 628 174 1
Opp Total 16 53 37 12 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
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 51 23 1 442
Opp Total 16 7 22 1 3 2 2 28 15 1 289