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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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Chris Chandler* 33 10 14 190 for 327, 3,154 yards, 25 td, 12 int, & 36 rushes for 121 yards and 2 td Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
RB Jamal Anderson*+ 26 4 16 410 rushes for 1,846 yards, 14 td, & 27 catches for 319 yards and 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
FB Bob Christian 30 6 11 8 rushes for 21 yards, 2 td, & 19 catches for 214 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
WR Tony Martin 33 8 16 66 catches for 1,181 yards, 6 td New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
WR Terance Mathis 31 8 16 64 catches for 1,136 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
TE O.J. Santiago 24 1 16 27 catches for 428 yards, 5 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 70th pick / 1997
LT Bob Whitfield* 27 6 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
LG Calvin Collins 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 180th pick / 1997
C Robbie Tobeck 28 4 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Gene Williams 30 7 16 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 121st pick / 1991
RT Ephraim Salaam 22 Rook 16 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lester Archambeau 31 8 15 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 186th pick / 1990
LDT Travis Hall 26 3 13 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
RDT Shane Dronett 27 6 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1992
RDE Chuck Smith 29 6 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 51st pick / 1992
LLB Cornelius Bennett 33 11 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
MLB Jessie Tuggle* 33 11 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Henri Crockett 24 1 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
LCB Ray Buchanan* 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
RCB Ronnie Bradford 28 5 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
SS William White 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
FS Eugene Robinson* 35 13 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen 38 16 0 23 of 28 field goals & 51 of 52 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Dan Stryzinski 33 8 0 74 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Tim Dwight 23 Rook 0 31 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
KR Tim Dwight 23 Rook 0 36 kick returns for a 27.0 average and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
5 Morten Andersen 38 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 16 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
26 Darren Anderson 29 5 0 185 5-10 Toledo 1/11/1969 6 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 93rd pick / 1992
32 Jamal Anderson*+ 26 RB 16 16 237 5-11 Utah 9/30/1972 4 19 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1994
92 Lester Archambeau 31 LDE 15 15 275 6-5 Stanford 6/27/1967 8 9 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 186th pick / 1990
47 Chris Bayne 23 10 0 205 6-1 Fresno St. 3/22/1975 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 222nd pick / 1997
97 Cornelius Bennett 33 LLB 16 16 237 6-2 Alabama 8/25/1965 11 9 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
43 Juran Bolden 24 3 0 207 6-2 Mississippi Delta CC 6/27/1974 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 127th pick / 1996
20 Michael Booker 23 rcb 14 6 203 6-2 Nebraska 4/27/1975 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 11th pick / 1997
23 Ronnie Bradford 28 RCB 14 10 188 5-10 Colorado 10/1/1970 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
56 Keith Brooking 23 15 0 245 6-2 Georgia Tech 10/30/1975 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
27 Omar Brown 23 2 0 200 5-10 North Carolina 3/28/1975 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 103rd pick / 1998
34 Ray Buchanan* 27 LCB 16 16 186 5-9 Louisville 9/29/1971 5 15 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
91 John Burrough 26 de 16 3 275 6-5 Washington St.,Wyoming 5/17/1972 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 245th pick / 1995
25 Devin Bush 25 13 0 210 5-11 Florida St. 7/3/1973 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 26th pick / 1995
12 Chris Chandler* 33 QB 14 14 224 6-4 Washington 10/12/1965 10 15 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
44 Bob Christian 30 FB 14 11 226 5-11 Northwestern 11/14/1968 6 3 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
68 Calvin Collins 24 LG 16 16 307 6-2 Texas A&M 1/5/1974 1 9 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 180th pick / 1997
94 Henri Crockett 24 RLB 10 10 240 6-2 Florida St. 10/28/1974 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
17 Steve DeBerg 44 qb 8 1 210 6-3 San Jose St. 1/19/1954 20 1 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
45 Gary Downs 26 rb 16 1 212 6-1 North Carolina St. 6/6/1972 4 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1994
75 Shane Dronett 27 RDT 16 16 300 6-6 Texas 1/12/1971 6 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1992
83 Tim Dwight 23 KR 12 0 180 5-8 Iowa 7/13/1975 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
96 Antonio Edwards 28 15 0 271 6-3 Valdosta St. 3/10/1970 5 2 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 204th pick / 1993
29 Randy Fuller 28 13 0 180 5-10 Tennessee St. 6/2/1970 4 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 123rd pick / 1994
87 Jammi German 24 6 0 191 6-1 Miami (FL) 7/4/1974 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 74th pick / 1998
13 Tony Graziani 25 qb 3 1 210 6-2 Oregon 12/23/1973 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 204th pick / 1997
28 Harold Green 30 6 0 222 6-2 South Carolina 1/29/1968 8 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1990
98 Travis Hall 26 LDT 14 13 295 6-5 BYU 8/3/1972 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
64 Bob Hallen 23 12 0 305 6-3 Kent St. 3/9/1975 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1998
54 Ruffin Hamilton 27 16 0 235 6-1 Tulane 3/2/1971 4 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 175th pick / 1994
82 Ronnie Harris 28 6 0 179 5-11 Oregon 6/4/1970 5 0
89 Todd Kinchen 29 11 0 187 5-11 LSU 1/7/1969 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1992
85 Brian Kozlowski 28 te 16 4 250 6-3 Connecticut 10/4/1970 4 1
80 Tony Martin 33 WR 16 16 181 6-0 Bishop,Mesa 9/5/1965 8 13 New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
81 Terance Mathis 31 WR 16 16 177 5-10 New Mexico 6/7/1967 8 13 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
33 Ken Oxendine 23 9 0 228 6-0 Virginia Tech 10/4/1975 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 201st pick / 1998
76 Jose Portilla 26 16 0 320 6-6 Arizona 9/11/1972 Rook 2
41 Eugene Robinson* 35 FS 16 16 200 6-1 Colgate 5/28/1963 13 10
74 Ephraim Salaam 22 RT 16 16 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 Rook 9 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
88 O.J. Santiago 24 TE 16 16 265 6-7 Kent St. 3/4/1974 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 70th pick / 1997
52 Craig Sauer 26 rlb 16 6 240 6-1 Minnesota 12/13/1972 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 188th pick / 1996
67 Adam Schreiber 36 16 0 290 6-4 Texas 2/20/1962 14 2 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 243rd pick / 1984
90 Chuck Smith 29 RDE 16 16 257 6-2 Tennessee 12/21/1969 6 10 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 51st pick / 1992
86 Ed Smith 29 15 0 253 6-4 none 6/5/1969 1 0
4 Dan Stryzinski 33 P 16 0 237 6-0 Indiana 5/15/1965 8 1
93 Shawn Swayda 24 5 0 290 6-5 Arizona St. 9/4/1974 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 196th pick / 1997
59 Ben Talley 26 8 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/14/1972 3 1 New York Giants / 4th / 133rd pick / 1995
61 Robbie Tobeck 28 C 16 16 297 6-4 Washington St. 3/6/1970 4 9
95 Esera Tuaolo 30 nt 13 1 277 6-2 Oregon St. 7/11/1968 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1991
58 Jessie Tuggle* 33 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 11 14
35 William White 32 SS 16 16 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 10 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
70 Bob Whitfield* 27 LT 16 16 310 6-5 Stanford 10/18/1971 6 12 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
79 Dave Widell 33 1 0 303 6-7 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 10 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 94th pick / 1988
21 Elijah Williams 23 15 0 181 5-10 Florida 8/20/1975 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 166th pick / 1998
69 Gene Williams 30 RG 16 16 310 6-2 Iowa St. 10/14/1968 7 9 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 121st pick / 1991
Team Total 28.0 16 237.9 6-1.7 4.9