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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matt Ryan 23 Rook 16 265 for 434, 3,440 yards, 16 td, 11 int, & 55 rushes for 104 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
RB Michael Turner*+ 26 4 16 376 rushes for 1,699 yards, 17 td, & 6 catches for 41 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
FB Ovie Mughelli 28 5 13 5 rushes for 16 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 134th pick / 2003
WR Michael Jenkins 26 4 12 50 catches for 777 yards, 3 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 29th pick / 2004
WR Roddy White* 27 3 15 88 catches for 1,382 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 4 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
TE Justin Peelle 29 6 11 15 catches for 159 yards, 2 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2002
LT Todd Weiner 33 10 11 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1998
LG Justin Blalock 25 1 16 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
C Todd McClure 31 8 16 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
RG Harvey Dahl 27 2 16
RT Tyson Clabo 27 2 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jamaal Anderson 22 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 2007
LDT Jonathan Babineaux 27 3 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
RDT Grady Jackson 35 11 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
RDE John Abraham 30 8 16 16.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
LOLB Michael Boley 26 3 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 160th pick / 2005
MLB Curtis Lofton 22 Rook 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2008
ROLB Keith Brooking 33 10 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
LCB Domonique Foxworth 25 3 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 97th pick / 2005
RCB Chris Houston 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
SS Lawyer Milloy 35 12 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
FS Erik Coleman 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 38 15 0 29 of 31 field goals & 42 of 42 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Michael Koenen 26 3 0 63 punts for a 40.7 average, 2 blocked
PR Adam Jennings 26 2 0 23 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 184th pick / 2006
KR Jerious Norwood 25 2 0 51 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 2006

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
55 John Abraham 30 RDE 16 16 256 6-4 South Carolina 5/6/1978 8 13 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
98 Jamaal Anderson 22 LDE 15 15 288 6-5 Arkansas 2/6/1986 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 2007
95 Jonathan Babineaux 27 LDT 16 16 281 6-2 Iowa 10/12/1981 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
72 Sam Baker 23 lt 8 5 308 6-5 USC 5/30/1985 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 21st pick / 2008
71 Kroy Biermann 23 16 0 242 6-3 Montana 9/12/1985 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 154th pick / 2008
63 Justin Blalock 25 LG 16 16 320 6-3 Texas 12/20/1983 1 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
59 Michael Boley 26 LOLB 16 12 236 6-3 Southern Miss 8/24/1982 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 160th pick / 2005
42 Eric Brock 23 1 0 207 6-0 Auburn 4/4/1985 Rook 0
56 Keith Brooking 33 ROLB 16 16 245 6-2 Georgia Tech 10/30/1975 10 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
77 Tyson Clabo 27 RT 16 16 314 6-6 Wake Forest 10/17/1981 2 8
26 Erik Coleman 26 FS 16 16 200 5-10 Washington St. 5/6/1982 4 7 New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
73 Harvey Dahl 27 RG 16 16 302 6-5 Nevada 6/24/1981 2 8
92 Chauncey Davis 25 de 16 1 277 6-2 Florida St. 1/27/1983 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 128th pick / 2005
28 Thomas DeCoud 23 10 0 196 6-1 California 3/19/1985 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
83 Harry Douglas 24 16 0 170 5-11 Louisville 9/16/1984 Rook 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 84th pick / 2008
1 Jason Elam 38 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 15 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
86 Brian Finneran 32 16 0 210 6-5 Villanova 1/31/1976 9 2
24 Domonique Foxworth 25 LCB 14 10 178 5-11 Maryland 3/27/1983 3 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 97th pick / 2005
75 Simon Fraser 25 5 0 288 6-6 Ohio St. 3/27/1983 3 0
29 Jamaal Fudge 25 db 11 1 196 5-9 Clemson 5/17/1983 2 1
68 Wayne Gandy 37 7 0 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 14 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
20 Brent Grimes 25 lcb 12 6 180 5-10 Shippensburg 7/19/1983 1 3
41 Antoine Harris 26 12 0 240 5-10 Louisville 4/8/1982 1 1
89 Ben Hartsock 28 TE 11 11 264 6-4 Ohio St. 7/5/1980 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 68th pick / 2004
23 Chris Houston 24 RCB 16 16 185 5-10 Arkansas 10/18/1984 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
30 David Irons 26 5 0 190 5-10 Auburn 10/9/1982 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 185th pick / 2007
22 Chevis Jackson 23 db 16 1 188 5-11 LSU 12/11/1985 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 68th pick / 2008
90 Grady Jackson 35 RDT 15 14 345 6-2 Knoxville 1/21/1973 11 6 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
99 Jason Jefferson 27 dt 13 1 310 6-1 Wisconsin 12/20/1981 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 193rd pick / 2005
12 Michael Jenkins 26 WR 16 12 217 6-4 Ohio St. 6/18/1982 4 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 29th pick / 2004
81 Adam Jennings 26 PR 7 0 181 5-9 Fresno St. 11/17/1982 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 184th pick / 2006
9 Michael Koenen 26 P 16 0 195 5-11 West. Washington 7/13/1982 3 1
50 Curtis Lofton 22 MLB 16 15 238 6-2 Oklahoma 6/2/1986 Rook 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2008
62 Todd McClure 31 C 16 16 286 6-1 LSU 2/16/1977 8 8 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
36 Lawyer Milloy 35 SS 15 15 210 6-0 Washington 11/14/1973 12 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
94 Kindal Moorehead 30 dt 14 1 285 6-2 Alabama 10/14/1978 5 2 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2003
34 Ovie Mughelli 28 FB 16 13 260 6-1 Wake Forest 6/10/1980 5 1 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 134th pick / 2003
54 Stephen Nicholas 25 16 0 225 6-2 South Florida 5/1/1983 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 2007
32 Jerious Norwood 25 KR 16 0 205 6-0 Mississippi St. 7/29/1983 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 79th pick / 2006
76 Quinn Ojinnaka 24 8 0 309 6-5 Syracuse 4/23/1984 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 139th pick / 2006
87 Justin Peelle 29 TE 16 11 255 6-4 Oregon 3/15/1979 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2002
81 Marcus Pollard 36 1 0 247 6-3 Bradley 2/8/1972 13 0
85 Jason Rader 27 te 6 1 274 6-4 Georgia,Marshall 4/12/1981 2 0
19 Laurent Robinson 23 6 0 192 6-2 Illinois St. 5/20/1985 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 75th pick / 2007
2 Matt Ryan 23 QB 16 16 224 6-5 Boston Col. 5/17/1985 Rook 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
46 Mike Schneck 31 16 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 9 1
44 Jason Snelling 25 rb 16 1 235 5-11 Virginia 12/29/1983 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 244th pick / 2007
69 Alex Stepanovich 27 4 0 300 6-4 Ohio St. 9/25/1981 4 0 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 2004
33 Michael Turner*+ 26 RB 16 16 237 5-10 Northern Illinois 2/13/1982 4 13 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
14 Eric Weems 23 6 0 182 5-8 Bethune-Cookman 7/4/1985 1 0
74 Todd Weiner 33 LT 16 11 297 6-4 Kansas St. 9/16/1975 10 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1998
84 Roddy White* 27 WR 16 15 201 6-1 Ala-Birmingham 11/2/1981 3 15 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
67 Ben Wilkerson 26 13 0 297 6-4 LSU 11/22/1982 2 1
52 Coy Wire 30 db 16 4 205 6-0 Stanford 11/7/1978 6 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 97th pick / 2002
Team Total 27.1 16 242.9 6-1.5 3.9