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2009 Atlanta Falcons

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 2.7, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 363 points (22.7/g), 13th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 14th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Mike Smith (9-7-0)
 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
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 363 5447 1048 5.2 25 8 33 330 332 570 3571 26 17 6.0 192 451 1876 15 4.2 105 170 35.3 13.5 Own 30.6 2:49 6.34 32.1 2.02
Team Defense 325 5582 997 5.6 28 13 17 303 335 536 3871 25 15 6.9 197 433 1711 10 4.0 89 171 32.2 13.5 Own 27.9 2:50 6.0 32.6 1.78
Lg Rank Offense 13 16 12 5 10 7 14 13 17 17 11 15 14 18 10 16 20 6 1 9 8
Lg Rank Defense 14 21 12 6 17 19 28 20 16 25 16 10 7 8 16 9 26 29 29 29 19

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 13 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 19 7 19 281 213 68 16 259 163 96 4 0.41 17.37 -2.53
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-0 Carolina Panthers 28 20 23 371 220 151 2 24 440 296 144 2 12.82 -12.75 4.00
3 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-1 @ New England Patriots 10 26 13 257 199 58 1 28 445 277 168 -1.34 -18.68 2.51
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 45 10 28 477 329 148 2 13 279 179 100 3 21.28 6.36 6.69
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 21 14 16 253 185 68 2 21 373 290 83 3 0.99 -1.34 4.24
7 Sun October 25 boxscore L 4-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 37 21 298 174 124 3 18 414 299 115 1 0.19 -9.44 -5.73
8 Mon November 2 boxscore L 4-3 @ New Orleans Saints 27 35 21 442 281 161 3 23 437 291 146 4 -2.06 -8.63 1.94
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-3 Washington Redskins 31 17 18 306 125 181 1 17 312 176 136 1 6.02 5.65 3.39
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-4 @ Carolina Panthers 19 28 22 400 224 176 2 19 380 195 185 4.17 -12.98 1.80
11 Sun November 22 boxscore L OT 5-5 @ New York Giants 31 34 27 352 262 90 1 26 456 368 88 1 17.55 -19.08 -0.20
12 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 17 21 297 222 75 1 13 318 245 73 1 -2.72 1.78 1.82
13 Sun December 6 boxscore L 6-6 Philadelphia Eagles 7 34 22 295 234 61 3 20 380 277 103 -12.94 -15.54 2.19
14 Sun December 13 boxscore L 6-7 New Orleans Saints 23 26 19 392 303 89 1 24 391 296 95 12.25 -18.08 2.40
15 Sun December 20 boxscore W 7-7 @ New York Jets 10 7 12 238 152 86 17 314 215 99 3 -7.15 11.66 0.52
16 Sun December 27 boxscore W 8-7 Buffalo Bills 31 3 24 391 234 157 11 178 138 40 3 11.83 20.48 -1.81
17 Sun January 3 boxscore W 9-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 10 24 397 214 183 3 13 206 166 40 2 3.03 11.72 -6.81

Passing

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
2 Matt Ryan 24 QB 14 14 9-5-0 263 451 58.3% 2916 22 4.9 14 3.1 90 6.5 6.0 11.1 208.3 80.9 56.57 19 92 6.01 5.60 4.0 1 3
8 Chris Redman 32 qb 6 2 0-2-0 69 119 58.0% 781 4 3.4 3 2.5 50 6.6 6.1 11.3 130.2 78.4 49.32 8 34 5.88 5.45 6.3 1 1
Team Total 27.5 16 9-7-0 332 570 58.2% 3697 26 4.6 17 3.0 90 6.5 6.1 11.1 231.1 80.4 27 126 5.98 5.57 4.5 2 4
Opp Total 16 335 536 62.5% 4041 25 4.7 15 2.8 7.5 7.21 12.1 252.6 89.5 28 170 6.9 6.6 5.0

Rushing & Receiving

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
33 Michael Turner 27 RB 11 11 178 871 10 58 4.9 79.2 16.2 7 5 35 7.0 0 10 0.5 3.2 906 10 4
44 Jason Snelling 26 rb 14 2 142 613 4 31 4.3 43.8 10.1 39 30 259 8.6 1 38 2.1 18.5 872 5 2
32 Jerious Norwood 26 rb 10 4 76 252 0 21 3.3 25.2 7.6 22 19 186 9.8 1 38 1.9 18.6 438 1 1
2 Matt Ryan 24 QB 14 14 30 49 1 7 1.6 3.5 2.1 49 1 5
14 Eric Weems 24 KR/PR 16 0 8 53 0 31 6.6 3.3 0.5 6 6 50 8.3 2 30 0.4 3.1 103 2 3
8 Chris Redman 32 qb 6 2 6 4 0 5 0.7 0.7 1.0 4 0 1
30 Aaron Stecker 34 9 0 5 15 0 6 3.0 1.7 0.6 5 5 34 6.8 0 14 0.6 3.8 49 0 0
34 Ovie Mughelli 29 rb 14 7 4 10 0 4 2.5 0.7 0.3 10 7 51 7.3 1 21 0.5 3.6 61 1 0
84 Roddy White* 28 WR 16 16 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 165 85 1153 13.6 11 90 5.3 72.1 1155 11 1
80 Marty Booker 33 wr 16 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4 0.1 31 16 181 11.3 1 27 1.0 11.3 188 1 0
88 Tony Gonzalez 33 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 134 83 867 10.4 6 27 5.2 54.2 867 6 0
12 Michael Jenkins 27 WR 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 90 50 635 12.7 1 50 3.3 42.3 635 1 0
87 Justin Peelle 30 wc 15 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 12 115 9.6 2 32 0.8 7.7 115 2 0
86 Brian Finneran 33 wr 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 11 111 10.1 0 19 1.1 11.1 111 0 0
36 Verron Haynes 30 rb 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 20 6.7 0 10 0.4 2.9 20 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 451 1876 15 58 4.2 117.3 28.2 546 332 3697 11.1 26 90 20.8 231.1 5573 41 19
Opp Total 16 433 1711 10 4.0 106.9 27.1 335 3871 11.6 25 20.9 241.9 5582 35 23

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
14 Eric Weems 24 KR/PR 16 0 27 270 0 28 10.0 48 1214 0 62 25.3 1587
30 Aaron Stecker 34 9 0 3 54 0 21 18.0 103
86 Brian Finneran 33 wr 10 2 2 22 0 16 11.0 133
32 Jerious Norwood 26 rb 10 4 1 39 0 39 39.0 477
89 Keith Zinger 25 te 15 2 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 27.5 16 27 270 0 28 10.0 55 1336 0 62 24.3 7179
Opp Total 16 27 289 1 10.7 46 945 0 20.5

Kicking & Punting

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
9 Michael Koenen 27 P 16 0 61 2598 70 1 42.6
1 Jason Elam 39 K 16 0 4 4 8 4 5 3 2 1 19 12 63.2%% 33 32 97.0%%
3 Matt Bryant 34 k 16 0 2 2 4 4 2 2 1 10 7 70.0%% 10 10 100.0%% 1 36 36 0 36.0
Team Total 27.5 16 2 2 4 4 2 2 1 10 7 70.0%% 10 10 100.0%% 62 2634 70 1 42.5
Opp Total 16 28 20 71.4%% 38 37 97.4%% 62 2635 42.5

Defense & Fumbles

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
50 Curtis Lofton 23 MLB 16 16 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 103 28
26 Erik Coleman 27 SS 16 16 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 82 34
53 Mike Peterson 33 RLB 16 16 1.0 1 39 0 39 7 2 0 0 0 0 82 27
54 Stephen Nicholas 26 lb 16 13 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 65 15
20 Brent Grimes 26 rcb 16 8 6 17 0 11 13 0 0 1 0 0 62 4
28 Thomas DeCoud 24 FS 16 16 2.0 3 25 0 15 7 2 0 1 0 0 57 11
95 Jonathan Babineaux 28 LDT 16 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 37 10
23 Chris Houston 25 RCB 12 10 1 4 0 4 9 39 8
71 Kroy Biermann 24 lb 16 2 5.0 1 0 2 4 1 29 11
55 John Abraham 31 LDE 16 15 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 30 5
21 Chris Owens 23 LCB 16 6 2 13 0 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 24 5
22 Chevis Jackson 24 db 15 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 25 3
98 Jamaal Anderson 23 RDE 13 13 0.5 0 0 0 0 2 17 10
92 Chauncey Davis 26 de 16 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 6
93 Thomas Johnson 28 RDT 13 10 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 15 5
29 Brian Williams 30 rcb 5 5 1 -2 0 -2 3 0 1 1 53 0 15 3
52 Coy Wire 31 db 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 15 2
14 Eric Weems 24 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
61 Vance Walker 22 dt 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 5
97 Trey Lewis 24 dt 8 1 8 2
24 Tye Hill 27 db 8 3 1 62 1 62 1 7 0
90 Lawrence Sidbury 23 16 0 1.0 0 0 1 11 1 5 0
9 Michael Koenen 27 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
84 Roddy White* 28 WR 16 16 1 1 1 0 0 3 0
86 Brian Finneran 33 wr 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
2 Matt Ryan 24 QB 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
33 Michael Turner 27 RB 11 11 0 4 1 0 0 1 0
51 Tony Gilbert 30 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
12 Michael Jenkins 27 WR 15 9 3 0
41 Antoine Harris 27 10 0 2 1
44 Jason Snelling 26 rb 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
63 Justin Blalock 26 LG 16 16 2 0
88 Tony Gonzalez 33 TE 16 16 2 0
32 Jerious Norwood 26 rb 10 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
30 Aaron Stecker 34 9 0 2 0
62 Todd McClure 32 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
34 Ovie Mughelli 29 rb 14 7 1 1
87 Justin Peelle 30 wc 15 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
42 Eric Brock 24 2 0 1 0
73 Harvey Dahl 28 RG 11 11 1 0
29 Jamaal Fudge 26 2 0 1 0
26 Charlie Peprah 26 2 0 1 0
66 Brett Romberg 30 9 0 1 0
72 Sam Baker 24 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
94 Peria Jerry 25 dt 2 2 0 1
25 William Moore 24 2 0 0 1
8 Chris Redman 32 qb 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 28.0 15 158 1 62 64 20 19 22 70 2 780 201
Opp Total 16 27 23 10

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Jason Elam 39 K 16 0 32 12 68
84 Roddy White* 28 WR 16 16 11 11 66
33 Michael Turner 27 RB 11 11 10 10 60
88 Tony Gonzalez 33 TE 16 16 6 6 36
3 Matt Bryant 34 k 16 0 10 7 31
44 Jason Snelling 26 rb 14 2 4 1 5 30
87 Justin Peelle 30 wc 15 8 2 2 12
14 Eric Weems 24 KR/PR 16 0 2 2 12
71 Kroy Biermann 24 lb 16 2 1 1 6
80 Marty Booker 33 wr 16 1 1 1 6
24 Tye Hill 27 db 8 3 1 1 6
12 Michael Jenkins 27 WR 15 9 1 1 6
34 Ovie Mughelli 29 rb 14 7 1 1 6
32 Jerious Norwood 26 rb 10 4 1 1 6
2 Matt Ryan 24 QB 14 14 1 1 6
90 Lawrence Sidbury 23 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.5 16 15 26 2 1 44 10 7 295
Opp Total 16 10 25 1 2 37 20 325