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2008 Atlanta Falcons

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Record: 11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division
NFL Season Summary

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.

 Record vs. Vegas Line: 9-7-0

 Takeaway/Giveaway Differential -3 (-0.2/g), 21st.

Simple Rating System: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -0.3, versus averages of 0.0.

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


 Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins
 Defensive Alignment: 4-3

Stadium: Georgia Dome

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

Atlanta Falcons 2008 Defensive Splits · Offensive Splits

2008 League Total Splits · 2008 League Average Splits

Opponent Splits by Location

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
Home 531 8.87 7.13 235 1135 4.8 9 60 164 280 58.6 1838 6.6 12 3 16 91 88.1 6.6 All Home Opponent plays
Away 527 8.31 7.29 208 997 4.8 9 50 180 301 59.8 1971 6.5 10 8 18 109 79.2 5.7 All Away Opponent plays

Opponent Splits by Quarter

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
1st Qtr 205 8.38 6.15 88 341 3.9 4 15 63 111 56.8 625 5.6 4 1 6 36 81.1 5.6 All Opponent plays in 1st Qtr
2nd Qtr 273 8.78 7.86 99 522 5.3 3 28 95 163 58.3 1106 6.8 7 3 11 52 85.6 6.4 All Opponent plays in 2nd Qtr
3rd Qtr 255 8.15 6.86 125 644 5.2 6 33 74 125 59.2 755 6.0 1 2 5 45 72.6 5.3 All Opponent plays in 3rd Qtr
4th Qtr 318 8.92 7.72 128 609 4.8 5 33 109 179 60.9 1322 7.4 10 5 11 66 90.6 6.8 All Opponent plays in 4th Qtr
OT 7 8.43 2.83 3 16 5.3 0 1 3 3 100 1 .3 0 0 1 1 79.2 .3 All Opponent plays in OT
1st Half 478 8.61 7.13 187 863 4.6 7 43 158 274 57.7 1731 6.3 11 4 17 88 83.8 6.1 All Opponent plays in 1st Half
2nd Half 573 8.58 7.33 253 1253 5.0 11 66 183 304 60.2 2077 6.8 11 7 16 111 83.2 6.2 All Opponent plays in 2nd Half

Opponent Splits by Down

Rushing Passing
Down #Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
1st 469 10.03 6.92 232 1088 4.7 5 31 128 227 56.4 1488 6.6 4 5 10 67 73.1 5.7 All Opponent plays on 1st down
2nd 346 7.93 7.49 149 740 5.0 9 49 127 191 66.5 1356 7.1 10 2 6 68 100.2 7.4 All Opponent plays on 2nd down
3rd 223 6.96 7.54 52 259 5.0 4 23 86 154 55.8 932 6.1 8 4 17 62 80.3 5.3 All Opponent plays on 3rd down
4th 20 4.35 5.57 10 45 4.5 0 7 3 9 33.3 33 3.7 0 0 1 3 45.1 3.3 All Opponent plays on 4th down

Opponent Splits by Yards to Go

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
1-3 128 1.93 4.06 80 260 3.3 9 49 22 40 55 183 4.6 2 0 8 21 83.6 4.6 All Opponent plays with 1-3 yds to go
4-6 138 4.93 8.64 47 254 5.4 4 19 49 90 54.4 584 6.5 8 2 1 40 94.9 7.2 All Opponent plays with 4-6 yds to go
7-9 148 8.01 8.56 38 162 4.3 1 5 63 102 61.8 788 7.7 6 2 8 43 97.2 7.4 All Opponent plays with 7-9 yds to go
10+ 644 10.83 7.32 278 1456 5.2 4 37 210 349 60.2 2254 6.5 6 7 17 96 76.5 5.6 All Opponent plays with 10+ yds to go

Opponent Splits by Down & Yards to Go

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
1st & 10 425 10.00 7.15 208 1018 4.9 1 26 118 207 57 1383 6.7 3 4 10 63 74.2 5.8 All Opponent plays with 1st & 10 yds to go
1st & >10 18 17.06 8.06 8 32 4.0 0 1 8 10 80 97 9.7 0 0 0 3 107.1 9.7 All Opponent plays with 1st & >10 yds to go
1st & <10 26 5.73 2.30 16 38 2.4 4 4 2 10 20 8 .8 1 1 0 1 33.3 -1.7 All Opponent plays with 1st & <10 yds to go
2nd & 1-4 53 1.92 3.92 38 101 2.7 5 24 9 13 69.2 87 6.7 0 0 2 8 87.7 5.8 All Opponent plays with 2nd & 1-4 yds to go
2nd & 4-6 69 4.93 8.96 29 163 5.6 1 12 24 40 60 312 7.8 6 1 0 18 113.8 9.7 All Opponent plays with 2nd & 4-6 yds to go
2nd & 7-9 82 7.96 7.71 27 102 3.8 1 4 34 52 65.4 384 7.4 2 0 3 21 100.2 7.7 All Opponent plays with 2nd & 7-9 yds to go
2nd & 10+ 142 11.61 8.16 55 374 6.8 2 9 60 86 69.8 573 6.7 2 1 1 21 90.9 6.5 All Opponent plays with 2nd & 10+ yds to go
3rd & 1-4 58 2.00 4.43 30 112 3.7 3 17 11 23 47.8 92 4.0 1 0 5 11 73.1 4.0 All Opponent plays with 3rd & 1-4 yds to go
3rd & 4-6 56 4.95 9.12 10 68 6.8 0 4 23 45 51.1 242 5.4 2 1 1 20 72.6 5.2 All Opponent plays with 3rd & 4-6 yds to go
3rd & 7-9 53 8.13 11.38 5 47 9.4 0 1 28 43 65.1 397 9.2 4 1 5 22 116.1 9.0 All Opponent plays with 3rd & 7-9 yds to go
3rd & 10+ 56 13.00 5.97 7 32 4.6 1 1 24 43 55.8 201 4.7 1 2 6 9 56.4 2.7 All Opponent plays with 3rd & 10+ yds to go
4th & 1-4 13 1.69 4.00 10 45 4.5 0 7 1 2 50 3 1.5 0 0 1 1 56.3 1.0 All Opponent plays with 4th & 1-4 yds to go
4th & 4-6 3 5.00 15.00 0 0 0 0 2 3 66.7 30 10.0 0 0 0 2 99.3 10.0 All Opponent plays with 4th & 4-6 yds to go
4th & 7-9 1 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .0 0 0 0 0 39.6 .0 All Opponent plays with 4th & 7-9 yds to go
4th & 10+ 3 14.33 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .0 0 0 0 0 39.6 .0 All Opponent plays with 4th & 10+ yds to go
3rd/4th & short 71 1.94 4.34 40 157 3.9 3 24 12 25 48 95 3.8 1 0 6 12 71.3 3.7 All Opponent plays with 3rd/4th & short yds to go

Opponent Splits by Field Position

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
Own 1-10 43 12.05 4.84 23 51 2.2 0 0 14 20 70 133 6.7 0 1 0 6 67.3 4.4 All Opponent plays in Own 1-10
Own 1-20 171 10.06 7.44 76 367 4.8 0 10 63 93 67.7 675 7.3 0 3 2 26 75.3 5.7 All Opponent plays in Own 1-20
Own 21-50 438 8.42 7.54 180 1005 5.6 1 46 140 240 58.3 1535 6.4 2 3 18 85 74.9 5.6 All Opponent plays in Own 21-50
Opp 49-20 307 8.86 7.98 117 533 4.6 1 32 107 181 59.1 1367 7.6 8 3 9 70 90.6 7.3 All Opponent plays in Opp 49-20
Red Zone 142 6.75 4.21 70 227 3.2 16 22 34 67 50.7 232 3.5 12 2 5 19 85.9 5.3 All Opponent plays in Red Zone
Opp 1-10 77 4.78 1.97 44 105 2.4 13 15 11 29 37.9 13 .4 6 2 4 6 57.0 1.3 All Opponent plays in Opp 1-10

Opponent Splits by Score Differential

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
Leading 255 8.95 7.12 129 605 4.7 5 28 73 123 59.3 847 6.9 3 1 3 39 85.0 6.8 All Opponent plays when Leading
Tied 108 8.68 6.10 44 197 4.5 2 8 34 59 57.6 303 5.1 3 1 5 20 81.4 5.0 All Opponent plays when Tied
Trailing 695 8.45 7.41 270 1330 4.9 11 74 237 399 59.4 2659 6.7 16 9 26 141 83.3 6.1 All Opponent plays when Trailing

Opponent Splits by Game Situation

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
Trailing, < 4 min to go 68 9.07 9.63 13 97 7.5 0 3 30 51 58.8 365 7.2 5 2 4 24 97.3 6.8 All Opponent plays when Trailing, < 4 min to go
Trailing, < 2 min to go 32 9.75 9.32 5 50 10.0 0 0 11 25 44 127 5.1 2 2 2 9 53.3 2.9 All Opponent plays when Trailing, < 2 min to go
Leading, < 4 min to go 36 8.58 5.78 32 142 4.4 2 4 4 4 100 66 16.5 0 0 0 3 118.8 16.5 All Opponent plays when Leading, < 4 min to go
Leading, < 2 min to go 16 8.69 3.75 16 60 3.8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 All Opponent plays when Leading, < 2 min to go

Opponent Splits by Snap Type & Huddle

Rushing Passing
#Pl ToGo Yds Att Yds Y/A TD 1D Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Y/A TD Int Sk 1D Rate ANY/A
No Huddle 4 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .0 0 0 0 0 39.6 .0
Huddle 1054 8.60 7.21 443 2132 4.8 18 110 344 577 59.6 3809 6.6 22 11 34 200 84.0 6.1
Shotgun 338 9.03 9.46 54 382 7.1 2 19 159 269 59.1 1775 6.6 13 6 15 92 85.6 6.2
Under Center 720 8.38 6.35 389 1750 4.5 16 91 185 312 59.3 2034 6.5 9 5 19 108 81.6 6.0