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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
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 30.3 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 10 15 26 28 26
Lg Rank Defense 26 25 20 22 19 10 24 17 21 30 21 27 24 24 7 20 10 20 21 26 25

Team Games & Schedule

Preseason Games Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
Regular Season
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. 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 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 5 1 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 4 2 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. 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 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 4 2 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 5 1 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 16 3 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. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Tim Dwight 25 14 1 33 309 1 70 9.4 32 680 0 48 21.3 1403
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 16 0 39 1082 3 100 27.7 1082
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 16 3 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 15 3 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. 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 16 0 84 3447 60 1 41.0
5 Morten Andersen 40 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
25 Marty Carter 31 SS 16 16 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 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 0 0 1 0 0 4.5 45 18
54 Chris Draft 24 LLB 13 8 1.0 42 14
53 Mark Simoneau 23 14 4 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 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 34 6
95 Ed Jasper 27 RDT 15 15 2 0 0 0 0 3.5 30 12
97 Patrick Kerney 24 LDE 16 16 1 8 0 8 0 2.5 30 12
22 Gerald McBurrows 27 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 2.0 29 7
99 Chuck Wiley 25 16 0 4.0 25 14
91 Brady Smith 27 RDE 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 4.5 29 5
56 Keith Brooking 25 llb 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 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 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 10 1
75 Shane Dronett 29 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 14 1 0 3 1 0 0
11 Doug Johnson 23 4 2 0 4 0 0 0
13 Danny Kanell 27 5 1 0 2 2 -2 0
85 Brian Kozlowski 30 16 3 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 4 4 0 0 1 0 0
21 Elijah Williams 25 15 3 1 1 0 1 0
Team Total 26.7 16 15 287 1 60 0 10 27 21 -4 0 30.0 661 175
Opp Total 16 18 8 61

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 40 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 14 1 3 1 4 24
37 Darrick Vaughn 22 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 16 3 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 1 252
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)