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2008 Atlanta Falcons

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (24.4/g), 10th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 11th.
 Differential of 66 points (4.1/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Mike Smith (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey
 Defensive Coordinator: Brian VanGorder

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Arthur Blank
General Manager Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts 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 391 5779 1011 5.7 21 10 25 313 265 434 3336 16 11 7.4 157 560 2443 23 4.4 131 174 39.7 10.3 Own 30.9 2:52 5.99 33.1 2.11
Team Defense 325 5566 998 5.6 18 8 12 309 325 549 3526 20 10 6.0 189 415 2040 17 4.9 108 178 32.0 10.1 Own 27.6 2:39 5.7 31.1 1.79
Lg Rank Offense 10 6 8 13 9 29 14 22 5 3 2 2 3 9 6 26 17 6 6 6 8
Lg Rank Defense 11 24 28 20 21 25 21 14 27 14 11 25 23 28 20 30 31 16 21 21 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 34 21 23 474 156 318 21 316 246 70 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 24 14 234 129 105 2 15 311 147 164 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 38 14 16 378 192 186 1 17 301 117 184 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ Carolina Panthers 9 24 17 268 150 118 19 401 294 107
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Green Bay Packers 27 24 22 370 194 176 1 21 408 304 104 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 Chicago Bears 22 20 18 376 301 75 1 22 361 282 79 1
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 4-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 27 19 335 258 77 3 24 432 240 192 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-3 @ Oakland Raiders 24 0 30 453 201 252 1 3 77 10 67 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-3 New Orleans Saints 34 20 18 361 248 113 25 521 416 105 3
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-4 Denver Broncos 20 24 20 364 250 114 1 19 332 208 124
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-4 Carolina Panthers 45 28 21 392 259 133 1 22 408 274 134
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 8-4 @ San Diego Chargers 22 16 20 348 207 141 3 12 201 131 70
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 8-5 @ New Orleans Saints 25 29 22 414 315 99 1 24 414 230 184
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W OT 9-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 10 18 373 198 175 3 19 325 226 99 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 24 17 18 222 124 98 24 350 195 155 4
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-5 St. Louis Rams 31 27 17 417 154 263 3 22 408 206 202
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 3 boxscore L 11-6 @ Arizona Cardinals 24 30 20 250 190 60 3 15 357 271 86 1

Passing

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
2 Matt Ryan 23 QB 16 16 11-5-0 265 434 61.1 3440 16 3.7 11 2.5 70 7.9 7.5 13.0 215.0 87.7 74.09 17 104 7.40 7.01 3.8 2 4
Team Total 27.1 16 11-5-0 265 434 61.1 3440 16 3.7 11 2.5 70 7.9 7.5 13.0 215.0 87.7 17 104 7.40 7.01 3.8 2 4
Opp Total 16 325 549 59.2 3771 20 3.6 10 1.8 6.9 6.78 11.6 235.7 84.6 34 245 6.0 6.0 5.8

Rushing & Receiving

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
33 Michael Turner*+ 26 RB 16 16 376 1699 17 70 4.5 106.2 23.5 6 41 6.8 0 18 0.4 2.6 1740 17 3
32 Jerious Norwood 25 KR 16 0 95 489 4 45 5.1 30.6 5.9 36 338 9.4 2 67 2.3 21.1 827 6 2
2 Matt Ryan 23 QB 16 16 55 104 1 17 1.9 6.5 3.4 104 1 6
44 Jason Snelling 25 rb 16 1 15 62 0 13 4.1 3.9 0.9 8 89 11.1 0 27 0.5 5.6 151 0 0
83 Harry Douglas 24 16 0 12 69 1 33 5.8 4.3 0.8 23 320 13.9 1 69 1.4 20.0 389 2 1
34 Ovie Mughelli 28 FB 16 13 5 16 0 9 3.2 1.0 0.3 8 57 7.1 0 18 0.5 3.6 73 0 0
84 Roddy White* 27 WR 16 15 2 4 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 88 1382 15.7 7 70 5.5 86.4 1386 7 1
12 Michael Jenkins 26 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 777 15.5 3 62 3.1 48.6 777 3 0
86 Brian Finneran 32 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 169 8.0 1 14 1.3 10.6 169 1 1
87 Justin Peelle 29 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 159 10.6 2 18 0.9 9.9 159 2 0
19 Laurent Robinson 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 52 10.4 0 23 0.8 8.7 52 0 0
89 Ben Hartsock 28 te 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 26 8.7 0 17 0.3 2.4 26 0 0
85 Jason Rader 27 te 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 26 26.0 0 26 0.2 4.3 26 0 1
14 Eric Weems 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.2 0.7 4 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 560 2443 23 70 4.4 152.7 35.0 265 3440 13.0 16 70 16.6 215.0 5883 39 18
Opp Total 16 415 2040 17 4.9 127.5 25.9 325 3526 10.8 20 20.3 220.4 5566 37 18

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
32 Jerious Norwood 25 KR 16 0 51 1311 0 92 25.7 2138
83 Harry Douglas 24 16 0 19 226 1 61 11.9 4 46 0 22 11.5 661
81 Adam Jennings 26 PR 7 0 23 151 0 37 6.6 151
86 Brian Finneran 32 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 5 0 5 5.0 176
34 Ovie Mughelli 28 FB 16 13 1 17 0 17 17.0 90
14 Eric Weems 23 6 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 23
67 Ben Wilkerson 26 13 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 27.1 16 43 379 1 61 8.8 59 1408 0 92 23.9 7670
Opp Total 16 20 49 0 2.5 71 1536 0 21.6

Kicking & Punting

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
1 Jason Elam 38 K 16 0 11 11 8 7 10 10 2 1 31 29 93.5% 42 42 100.0%
9 Michael Koenen 26 P 16 0 63 2566 60 2 40.7
Team Total 27.1 16 11 11 8 7 10 10 2 1 31 29 93.5% 42 42 100.0% 63 2566 60 2 40.7
Opp Total 16 25 20 80.0% 35 35 100.0% 76 3458 45.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
26 Erik Coleman 26 FS 16 16 3 48 0 32 6 2 0 0 0 0 80 15
56 Keith Brooking 33 ROLB 16 16 0 0 0 0 3 71 31
36 Lawyer Milloy 35 SS 15 15 1 38 0 38 5 1 0 0 0 0 76 17
50 Curtis Lofton 22 MLB 16 15 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 60 27
59 Michael Boley 26 LOLB 16 12 1 16 0 16 9 0 0 1 0 0 63 10
23 Chris Houston 24 RCB 16 16 2 10 1 10 16 0 0 1 4 0 52 9
55 John Abraham 30 RDE 16 16 16.5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 36 2
95 Jonathan Babineaux 27 LDT 16 16 3.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 32 7
92 Chauncey Davis 25 de 16 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 29 9
24 Domonique Foxworth 25 LCB 14 10 1 1 0 1 11 35 3
20 Brent Grimes 25 lcb 12 6 1 25 0 25 6 30 4
52 Coy Wire 30 db 16 4 0 0 0 0 1 28 6
22 Chevis Jackson 23 db 16 1 1 95 1 95 5 26 5
98 Jamaal Anderson 22 LDE 15 15 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 24 3
90 Grady Jackson 35 RDT 15 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 23 5
44 Jason Snelling 25 rb 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 17 3
54 Stephen Nicholas 25 16 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 16 4
94 Kindal Moorehead 30 dt 14 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 4
71 Kroy Biermann 23 16 0 2.0 11 3
99 Jason Jefferson 27 dt 13 1 0 0 1 3 0 11 1
29 Jamaal Fudge 25 db 11 1 10 3
34 Ovie Mughelli 28 FB 16 13 8 0
84 Roddy White* 27 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
81 Adam Jennings 26 PR 7 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0
32 Jerious Norwood 25 KR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
2 Matt Ryan 23 QB 16 16 0 6 2 -13 0
30 David Irons 26 5 0 3 1
63 Justin Blalock 25 LG 16 16 0 0 2 0 1 2 0
9 Michael Koenen 26 P 16 0 3 0
14 Eric Weems 23 6 0 3 0
86 Brian Finneran 32 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
41 Antoine Harris 26 12 0 2 1
28 Thomas DeCoud 23 10 0 1 1
33 Michael Turner*+ 26 RB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
72 Sam Baker 23 lt 8 5 1 0
75 Simon Fraser 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
19 Laurent Robinson 23 6 0 1 0
83 Harry Douglas 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Jason Rader 27 te 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 33.0 10 233 2 95 77 10 18 14 -5 1 785 177
Opp Total 16 17 18 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Jason Elam 38 K 16 0 42 29 129
33 Michael Turner*+ 26 RB 16 16 17 17 102
84 Roddy White* 27 WR 16 15 7 7 42
32 Jerious Norwood 25 KR 16 0 4 2 6 36
12 Michael Jenkins 26 WR 16 12 3 3 1 20
83 Harry Douglas 24 16 0 1 1 1 3 18
87 Justin Peelle 29 TE 16 11 2 2 12
63 Justin Blalock 25 LG 16 16 1 1 6
86 Brian Finneran 32 16 0 1 1 6
23 Chris Houston 24 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
22 Chevis Jackson 23 db 16 1 1 1 6
2 Matt Ryan 23 QB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.1 16 23 16 1 1 2 43 1 42 29 1 389
Opp Total 16 17 20 1 3 35 20 325