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2000 Atlanta Falcons

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 2000 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.6, Offense: -5.7, Defense: -2.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 252 points (15.8/g), 27th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -161 points (-10.1/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-12.2.

Coach: Dan Reeves (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik
 Defensive Coordinator: Rich Brooks

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

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 252 3994 925 4.3 34 14 35 256 285 514 2780 14 20 4.8 156 350 1214 6 3.5 65 183 24.6 16.9 Own 32.2 2:34 5.22 21.7 1.17
Team Defense 413 5607 999 5.6 25 10 20 308 306 515 3624 23 15 6.6 175 453 1983 16 4.4 113 184 37.0 16.8 Own 30.6 2:39 5.6 30.5 1.96
Lg Rank Offense 27 30 23 20 25 18 24 25 24 28 29 28 29 27 26 7 21 15 26 28 26
Lg Rank Defense 26 25 20 22 19 10 24 17 21 30 21 27 24 24 7 20 20 20 21 26 25

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 3 boxscore W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 36 28 22 359 264 95 1 23 339 247 92 1 7.87 -6.82 7.54
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 1-1 @ Denver Broncos 14 42 12 186 139 47 3 29 407 255 152 -17.43 -20.64 5.75
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-1 @ Carolina Panthers 15 10 10 262 154 108 2 17 284 225 59 4 -22.35 14.49 11.58
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 2-2 St. Louis Rams 20 41 18 286 218 68 4 14 395 321 74 2 -18.58 -14.05 9.15
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 38 13 200 139 61 1 22 502 307 195 3 -15.57 -12.87 1.10
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 2-4 New York Giants 6 13 17 238 225 13 3 14 255 151 104 2 -14.91 16.74 -6.39
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 2-5 @ St. Louis Rams 29 45 21 259 198 61 1 29 529 302 227 1 7.07 -27.23 8.68
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 2-6 New Orleans Saints 19 21 13 278 203 75 25 402 206 196 1 3.24 -9.66 1.42
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-6 Carolina Panthers 13 12 16 281 184 97 3 16 209 179 30 4 -10.76 18.19 -7.53
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 27 22 283 224 59 4 15 267 141 126 2 -11.04 6.65 -10.25
11 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-8 @ Detroit Lions 10 13 17 218 104 114 2 12 222 115 107 1 -17.61 17.78 -2.26
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 16 11 211 118 93 1 17 337 210 127 1 -19.00 1.83 4.10
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 3-10 @ Oakland Raiders 14 41 15 181 150 31 2 24 492 222 270 1 -11.03 -17.58 -1.76
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 3-11 Seattle Seahawks 10 30 20 301 204 97 4 17 335 252 83 -9.73 -10.67 -0.01
15 Bye Week
16 Sun December 17 boxscore L 3-12 @ New Orleans Saints 7 23 9 163 99 64 3 19 373 281 92 1 -22.75 -1.62 6.88
17 Sun December 24 boxscore W 4-12 Kansas City Chiefs 29 13 20 288 157 131 15 259 210 49 1 3.23 4.03 10.95

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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 35 QB 14 13 4-9-0 192 331 58.0% 2236 10 3.0 12 3.6 55 6.8 5.7 11.6 159.7 73.5 40 251 5.35 4.43 10.8 1 2
13 Danny Kanell 27 qb 5 0 0-1-0 57 116 49.1% 524 2 1.7 5 4.3 35 4.5 2.9 9.2 104.8 49.6 8 60 3.74 2.25 6.5
11 Doug Johnson 23 qb 4 1 0-2-0 36 67 53.7% 406 2 3.0 3 4.5 26 6.1 4.6 11.3 101.5 63.4 13 75 4.14 2.95 16.3
Team Total 26.7 16 4-12-0 285 514 55.4% 3166 14 2.7 20 3.9 55 6.2 5.0 11.1 197.9 66.8 61 386 4.83 3.76 10.6 1 2
Opp Total 16 306 515 59.4% 3766 23 4.5 15 2.9 7.3 6.90 12.3 235.4 84.8 31 142 6.6 6.2 5.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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 28 RB 16 16 282 1024 6 42 3.6 64.0 17.6 58 42 382 9.1 0 55 2.6 23.9 1406 6 6
12 Chris Chandler 35 QB 14 13 21 60 0 16 2.9 4.3 1.5 1 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 56 0 7
43 Maurice Smith 24 10 0 19 69 0 16 3.6 6.9 1.9 1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.5 74 0 0
44 Bob Christian 32 FB 16 14 9 19 0 7 2.1 1.2 0.6 63 44 315 7.2 0 19 2.8 19.7 334 0 0
20 Ron Rivers 29 6 0 8 27 0 10 3.4 4.5 1.3 27 0 0
83 Tim Dwight 25 PR 14 1 5 8 0 5 1.6 0.6 0.4 53 26 406 15.6 3 52 1.9 29.0 414 3 3
11 Doug Johnson 23 qb 4 1 3 11 0 8 3.7 2.8 0.8 11 0 4
84 Shawn Jefferson 31 WR 16 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 104 60 822 13.7 2 49 3.8 51.4 823 2 1
81 Terance Mathis 33 WR 16 16 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 124 57 679 11.9 5 44 3.6 42.4 674 5 1
13 Danny Kanell 27 qb 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 2
89 Reggie Kelly 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 31 340 11.0 2 37 1.9 21.3 340 2 1
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 15 151 10.1 2 30 0.9 9.4 151 2 0
86 Brian Finneran 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 7 60 8.6 0 14 0.6 5.0 60 0 0
87 Jammi German 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.1 10 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 350 1214 6 42 3.5 75.9 21.9 498 285 3166 11.1 14 55 17.8 197.9 4380 20 27
Opp Total 16 453 1983 16 4.4 123.9 28.3 306 3624 11.8 23 19.1 226.5 5607 39 18

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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 25 PR 14 1 33 309 1 70 9.4 32 680 0 48 21.3 1403
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 KR 16 0 39 1082 3 100 27.7 1082
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 te 16 2 7 77 0 21 11.0 228
26 Winslow Oliver 27 12 0 4 39 0 40 9.8 2 15 0 11 7.5 54
21 Elijah Williams 25 e 15 2 2 34 0 19 17.0 34
86 Brian Finneran 24 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 62
Team Total 26.7 16 37 348 1 70 9.4 83 1890 3 100 22.8 6618
Opp Total 16 29 126 0 4.3 50 1230 3 24.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
4 Dan Stryzinski 35 P 16 0 84 3447 60 1 41.0
5 Morten Andersen 40 K 16 0 6 6 7 6 15 11 3 2 31 25 80.6%% 23 23 100.0%%
Team Total 26.7 16 6 6 7 6 15 11 3 2 31 25 80.6%% 23 23 100.0%% 84 3447 60 1 41.0
Opp Total 16 31 29 93.5%% 38 38 100.0%% 70 2933 41.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
25 Marty Carter 31 SS 16 16 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 75 20
34 Ray Buchanan 29 LCB 16 16 6 114 0 60 0 0 0 2 1 0 69 11
23 Ronnie Bradford 30 FS 16 15 3 25 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 57 12
98 Travis Hall 28 LDT 16 16 4.5 0 0 1 0 0 45 18
54 Chris Draft 24 LLB 13 8 1.0 42 14
53 Mark Simoneau 23 lb 14 3 0.5 37 10
33 Ashley Ambrose 30 RCB 16 16 4 139 1 42 0 1 0 0 0 0 37 1
94 Henri Crockett 26 RLB 15 12 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 34 6
95 Ed Jasper 27 RDT 15 15 3.5 2 0 0 0 0 30 12
97 Patrick Kerney 24 LDE 16 16 2.5 1 8 0 8 0 30 12
22 Gerald McBurrows 27 db 16 3 2.0 0 0 2 0 0 29 7
99 Chuck Wiley 25 16 0 4.0 25 14
91 Brady Smith 27 RDE 15 14 4.5 2 0 0 0 0 29 5
56 Keith Brooking 25 llb 5 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 28 8
58 Jessie Tuggle 35 MLB 8 7 26 7
51 Jeff Kelly 25 mlb 12 6 18 7
93 Shawn Swayda 26 16 0 1.5 16 8
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 KR 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 10 1
75 Shane Dronett 29 dt 3 3 1.0 7 1
24 Terry Cousin 25 15 0 6 0
50 Corey Atkins 24 12 0 5 1
12 Chris Chandler 35 QB 14 13 0 7 4 -13 0
79 Henry Taylor 25 5 0 4 0
32 Jamal Anderson 28 RB 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
35 Johndale Carty 23 15 0 2 0
83 Tim Dwight 25 PR 14 1 0 3 1 0 0
11 Doug Johnson 23 qb 4 1 0 4 0 0 0
13 Danny Kanell 27 qb 5 0 0 2 2 -2 0
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 te 16 2 0 0 2 0 0
44 Bob Christian 32 FB 16 14 0 0 1 10 0
45 Gary Downs 28 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Shawn Jefferson 31 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
89 Reggie Kelly 23 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
81 Terance Mathis 33 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
26 Winslow Oliver 27 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Anthony Redmon 29 g 4 4 0 0 1 0 0
21 Elijah Williams 25 e 15 2 1 1 0 1 0
Team Total 26.7 16 30.0 15 287 1 60 0 10 27 21 -4 0 661 175
Opp Total 16 61 18 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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 40 K 16 0 23 25 98
32 Jamal Anderson 28 RB 16 16 6 6 1 38
81 Terance Mathis 33 WR 16 16 5 5 30
83 Tim Dwight 25 PR 14 1 3 1 4 24
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 KR 16 0 3 3 18
84 Shawn Jefferson 31 WR 16 14 2 2 12
89 Reggie Kelly 23 TE 16 16 2 2 12
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 te 16 2 2 2 12
33 Ashley Ambrose 30 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 6 14 1 3 1 25 1 23 25 1 250
Opp Total 16 16 23 3 1 3 6 38 29 413

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2000-09-03 SFO W, 36-28 2 44 pass Terance Mathis 44 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
2 2000-09-03 SFO W, 36-28 3 48 pass Shawn Jefferson 48 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
3 2000-09-03 SFO W, 36-28 3 36 interception Ashley Ambrose 36 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
4 2000-09-10 @ DEN L, 14-42 2 100 kickoff Darrick Vaughn 100 yard kickoff return (Morten Andersen kick)
5 2000-09-10 @ DEN L, 14-42 3 35 pass Tim Dwight 35 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
6 2000-09-17 @ CAR W, 15-10 2 26 rush Jamal Anderson 26 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
7 2000-09-24 STL L, 20-41 1 3 rush Jamal Anderson 3 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
8 2000-09-24 STL L, 20-41 4 37 pass Reggie Kelly 37 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
9 2000-10-01 @ PHI L, 10-38 3 70 punt Tim Dwight 70 yard punt return (Morten Andersen kick)
10 2000-10-15 @ STL L, 29-45 1 96 kickoff Darrick Vaughn 96 yard kickoff return (Morten Andersen kick)
11 2000-10-15 @ STL L, 29-45 1 16 pass Terance Mathis 16 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
12 2000-10-15 @ STL L, 29-45 2 4 rush Jamal Anderson 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
13 2000-10-15 @ STL L, 29-45 4 16 pass Tim Dwight 16 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Jamal Anderson run)
14 2000-10-22 NOR L, 19-21 2 52 pass Tim Dwight 52 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
15 2000-10-22 NOR L, 19-21 4 33 pass Terance Mathis 33 yard pass from Chris Chandler (pass failed)
16 2000-10-29 CAR W, 13-12 4 2 rush Jamal Anderson 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
17 2000-11-05 TAM L, 14-27 3 19 pass Terance Mathis 19 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Morten Andersen kick)
18 2000-11-05 TAM L, 14-27 4 16 pass Terance Mathis 16 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Morten Andersen kick)
19 2000-11-12 @ DET L, 10-13 2 14 rush Jamal Anderson 14 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
20 2000-11-26 @ OAK L, 14-41 1 5 rush Jamal Anderson 5 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
21 2000-11-26 @ OAK L, 14-41 4 4 pass Brian Kozlowski 4 yard pass from Doug Johnson (Morten Andersen kick)
22 2000-12-03 SEA L, 10-30 4 19 pass Reggie Kelly 19 yard pass from Doug Johnson (Morten Andersen kick)
23 2000-12-17 @ NOR L, 7-23 3 88 kickoff Darrick Vaughn 88 yard kickoff return (Morten Andersen kick)
24 2000-12-24 KAN W, 29-13 1 17 pass Shawn Jefferson 17 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
25 2000-12-24 KAN W, 29-13 4 6 pass Brian Kozlowski 6 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2000-09-03 SFO L, 28-36 1 4 pass Fred Beasley 4 yard pass from Jeff Garcia (Wade Richey kick)
2 2000-09-03 SFO L, 28-36 2 1 rush Fred Beasley 1 yard rush (Wade Richey kick)
3 2000-09-03 SFO L, 28-36 3 4 pass Fred Beasley 4 yard pass from Jeff Garcia (Wade Richey kick)
4 2000-09-03 SFO L, 28-36 4 6 pass Terrell Owens 6 yard pass from Jeff Garcia (Wade Richey kick)
5 2000-09-10 @ DEN W, 42-14 1 2 rush Mike Anderson 2 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
6 2000-09-10 @ DEN W, 42-14 2 6 pass Howard Griffith 6 yard pass from Brian Griese (Jason Elam kick)
7 2000-09-10 @ DEN W, 42-14 2 20 rush Mike Anderson 20 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
8 2000-09-10 @ DEN W, 42-14 2 11 pass Rod Smith 11 yard pass from Brian Griese (Jason Elam kick)
9 2000-09-10 @ DEN W, 42-14 3 37 pass Rod Smith 37 yard pass from Brian Griese (Mike Anderson run)
10 2000-09-17 @ CAR L, 10-15 2 9 pass Muhsin Muhammad 9 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Richie Cunningham kick)
11 2000-09-24 STL W, 41-20 2 14 pass Isaac Bruce 14 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Jeff Wilkins kick)
12 2000-09-24 STL W, 41-20 2 80 pass Torry Holt 80 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Jeff Wilkins kick)
13 2000-09-24 STL W, 41-20 3 94 fumble Keith Lyle 94 yard fumble return (Jeff Wilkins kick)
14 2000-09-24 STL W, 41-20 4 85 pass Torry Holt 85 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Jeff Wilkins kick)
15 2000-09-24 STL W, 41-20 4 66 pass Isaac Bruce 66 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Jeff Wilkins kick)
16 2000-10-01 @ PHI W, 38-10 3 70 pass Torrance Small 70 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (Torrance Small pass from Donovan McNabb)
17 2000-10-01 @ PHI W, 38-10 4 11 pass Charles Johnson 11 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick)
18 2000-10-01 @ PHI W, 38-10 4 89 kickoff Brian Mitchell 89 yard kickoff return (David Akers kick)
19 2000-10-01 @ PHI W, 38-10 4 85 rush Brian Mitchell 85 yard rush (David Akers kick)
20 2000-10-08 NYG W, 13-6 1 2 rush Ron Dayne 2 yard rush (Jaret Holmes kick)
21 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 1 103 kickoff Tony Horne 103 yard kickoff return (Jeff Wilkins kick)
22 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 2 3 pass Tony Horne 3 yard pass from Kurt Warner (London Fletcher pass from Keith Lyle)
23 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 2 2 rush Justin Watson 2 yard rush (pass failed)
24 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 2 30 pass Az-Zahir Hakim 30 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Marshall Faulk run)
25 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 3 12 pass Robert Holcombe 12 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Marshall Faulk run)
26 2000-10-15 @ STL W, 45-29 4 3 rush Marshall Faulk 3 yard rush (Roland Williams pass from Kurt Warner)
27 2000-10-22 NOR W, 21-19 1 12 rush Ricky Williams 12 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
28 2000-10-22 NOR W, 21-19 3 26 rush Ricky Williams 26 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
29 2000-10-22 NOR W, 21-19 4 1 rush Ricky Williams 1 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
30 2000-11-05 TAM W, 27-14 1 1 pass Dave Moore 1 yard pass from Shaun King (Martin Gramatica kick)
31 2000-11-05 TAM W, 27-14 2 5 pass Keyshawn Johnson 5 yard pass from Shaun King (Martin Gramatica kick)
32 2000-11-05 TAM W, 27-14 4 29 pass Keyshawn Johnson 29 yard pass from Shaun King (Martin Gramatica kick)
33 2000-11-12 @ DET W, 13-10 1 1 rush James Stewart 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
34 2000-11-19 @ SFO W, 16-6 3 70 interception Jason Webster 70 yard interception return (Wade Richey kick)
35 2000-11-26 @ OAK W, 41-14 2 1 rush Tyrone Wheatley 1 yard rush (Sebastian Janikowski kick)
36 2000-11-26 @ OAK W, 41-14 2 28 pass Tim Brown 28 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Sebastian Janikowski kick)
37 2000-11-26 @ OAK W, 41-14 2 8 rush Zack Crockett 8 yard rush (Sebastian Janikowski kick)
38 2000-11-26 @ OAK W, 41-14 3 88 kickoff David Dunn 88 yard kickoff return (Sebastian Janikowski kick)
39 2000-11-26 @ OAK W, 41-14 3 84 pass James Jett 84 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Sebastian Janikowski kick)
40 2000-12-03 SEA W, 30-10 1 6 pass Darrell Jackson 6 yard pass from Jon Kitna (Rian Lindell kick)
41 2000-12-03 SEA W, 30-10 1 27 interception George Koonce 27 yard interception return (Rian Lindell kick)
42 2000-12-03 SEA W, 30-10 2 1 rush Ricky Watters 1 yard rush (Rian Lindell kick)
43 2000-12-17 @ NOR W, 23-7 2 31 interception Sammy Knight 31 yard interception return (Doug Brien kick)
44 2000-12-17 @ NOR W, 23-7 3 2 rush Terry Allen 2 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
45 2000-12-24 KAN L, 13-29 1 21 pass Tony Gonzalez 21 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Todd Peterson kick)
46 2000-12-24 KAN L, 13-29 4 1 rush Frank Moreau 1 yard rush (pass failed)