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2012 Atlanta Falcons

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13-3-0, NFC South Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.4, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 419 points (26.2/g), 7th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 299 points (18.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 120 points (7.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.0-5.0.

Coach: Mike Smith (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dirk Koetter
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Arthur Blank
General Manager Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 419 5906 1021 5.8 18 4 26 343 422 615 4509 32 14 7.0 247 378 1397 12 3.7 70 175 44.0 10.3 Own 29.0 2:49 6.05 33.7 2.33
Team Defense 299 5849 991 5.9 31 11 10 298 337 551 3878 14 20 6.7 189 411 1971 16 4.8 99 180 31.7 10.0 Own 25.5 2:35 5.7 32.5 1.62
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 7 1 6 8 6 5 12 4 26 29 13 29 2 24 22 3 4 4 2
Lg Rank Defense 5 24 5 13 9 14 23 1 5 22 10 21 24 29 20 3 29 14 16 27 10

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 40 24 21 376 292 84 22 393 241 152 3
2 Mon September 17 boxscore W 2-0 Denver Broncos 27 21 22 275 208 67 24 336 218 118 4
3 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-0 @ San Diego Chargers 27 3 25 384 265 119 1 15 280 164 116 4
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 4-0 Carolina Panthers 30 28 24 426 305 121 1 21 404 205 199 1
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 5-0 @ Washington Redskins 24 17 28 421 338 83 2 12 316 187 129 2
6 Sun October 14 boxscore W 6-0 Oakland Raiders 23 20 16 286 241 45 3 22 474 325 149 3
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 7-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 30 17 24 392 246 146 20 270 178 92
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 8-0 Dallas Cowboys 19 13 21 453 330 123 18 377 312 65
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 8-1 @ New Orleans Saints 27 31 25 454 408 46 1 21 440 292 148 1
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 9-1 Arizona Cardinals 23 19 20 354 296 58 6 7 178 41 137 1
12 Sun November 25 boxscore W 10-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 23 20 424 345 79 2 16 326 276 50
13 Thu November 29 boxscore W 11-1 New Orleans Saints 23 13 15 283 159 124 1 24 436 335 101 5
14 Sun December 9 boxscore L 11-2 @ Carolina Panthers 20 30 26 362 327 35 1 23 475 280 195
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 12-2 New York Giants 34 0 22 394 265 129 10 256 159 97 3
16 Sat December 22 boxscore W 13-2 @ Detroit Lions 31 18 19 344 271 73 25 522 443 79 3
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 13-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 22 15 278 213 65 18 366 222 144 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 13 boxscore W 14-3 Seattle Seahawks 30 28 24 417 250 167 2 28 491 368 123 2
ConfChamp Sun January 20 boxscore L 14-4 San Francisco 49ers 24 28 27 477 396 81 2 21 373 224 149 1

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
2 Matt Ryan* 27 QB 16 16 13-3-0 422 615 68.6 4719 32 5.2 14 2.3 80 7.7 7.7 11.2 294.9 99.1 74.5 28 210 7.01 7.03 4.4 5 7
Team Total 26.6 16 13-3-0 422 615 68.6 4719 32 5.2 14 2.3 80 7.7 7.7 11.2 294.9 99.1 28 210 7.01 7.03 4.4 5 7
Opp Total 16 337 551 61.2 4060 14 2.5 20 3.6 7.4 6.24 12.0 253.8 77.1 29 182 6.7 5.6 5.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 30 RB 16 16 222 800 10 43 3.6 50.0 13.9 19 128 6.7 1 60 1.2 8.0 928 11 3
32 Jacquizz Rodgers 22 16 0 94 362 1 43 3.9 22.6 5.9 53 402 7.6 1 32 3.3 25.1 764 2 0
2 Matt Ryan* 27 QB 16 16 34 141 1 16 4.1 8.8 2.1 141 1 3
44 Jason Snelling 29 fb 16 2 18 63 0 11 3.5 3.9 1.1 31 203 6.5 1 16 1.9 12.7 266 1 1
11 Julio Jones* 23 WR 16 15 6 30 0 18 5.0 1.9 0.4 79 1198 15.2 10 80 4.9 74.9 1228 10 0
83 Harry Douglas 28 wr 15 1 2 4 0 5 2.0 0.3 0.1 38 396 10.4 1 37 2.5 26.4 400 1 1
12 Luke McCown 31 2 0 2 -3 0 -1 -1.5 -1.5 1.0 -3 0 0
88 Tony Gonzalez*+ 36 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 93 930 10.0 8 25 5.8 58.1 930 8 0
84 Roddy White 31 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 92 1351 14.7 7 59 5.8 84.4 1351 7 1
81 Michael Palmer 24 te 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 22 3.7 1 6 0.5 1.7 22 1 0
19 Drew Davis 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 40 10.0 1 15 0.3 2.5 40 1 0
86 Chase Coffman 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 12 0.2 2.2 11 0 0
87 Tommy Gallarda 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.8 7 0 0
79 Mike Johnson 25 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
45 Lousaka Polite 31 fb 6 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.3 8 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 378 1397 12 43 3.7 87.3 23.6 422 4719 11.2 32 80 26.4 294.9 6116 44 9
Opp Total 16 411 1971 16 4.8 123.2 25.7 337 3878 11.5 14 21.1 242.4 5849 30 16

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
32 Jacquizz Rodgers 22 16 0 23 592 0 77 25.7 1356
24 Dominique Franks 25 16 0 21 163 0 28 7.8 163
83 Harry Douglas 28 wr 15 1 5 42 0 11 8.4 1 8 0 8 8.0 450
44 Jason Snelling 29 fb 16 2 2 16 0 9 8.0 282
45 Lousaka Polite 31 fb 6 5 1 24 0 24 24.0 32
Team Total 26.6 16 26 205 0 28 7.9 27 640 0 77 23.7 6939
Opp Total 16 26 241 0 9.3 48 1065 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
3 Matt Bryant 37 k 16 0 1 1 9 8 11 10 13 10 4 4 38 33 86.8% 44 44 100.0%
5 Matthew Bosher 25 k 16 0 60 2847 63 2 47.5
Team Total 26.6 16 1 1 9 8 11 10 13 10 4 4 38 33 86.8% 44 44 100.0% 60 2847 63 2 47.5
Opp Total 16 32 27 84.4% 30 30 100.0% 64 0 0 0.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Stephen Nicholas 29 OLB 16 15 2.0 1 3 0 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 72 25
56 Sean Weatherspoon 25 OLB 13 13 3.0 1 6 0 6 4 1 0 1 0 0 70 25
23 Dunta Robinson 30 CB/rcb 16 16 1.5 1 4 0 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 67 13
28 Thomas DeCoud* 27 fs/S 16 16 1.0 6 42 0 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 62 14
25 William Moore* 27 S/ss 12 12 1.0 4 51 0 33 8 2 0 1 0 0 60 16
52 Akeem Dent 25 MLB 16 13 0 0 0 0 2 42 23
27 Robert McClain 24 cb 15 3 1 32 0 32 10 0 0 2 28 0 48 7
71 Kroy Biermann 27 lde/le 16 3 4.0 31 15
55 John Abraham 34 lde/RDE/rde 16 15 10.0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 32 3
22 Asante Samuel 31 CB/lcb 15 15 5 110 1 79 18 34 2
95 Jonathan Babineaux 31 DT/lde/rde 16 16 3.5 1 -2 0 -2 5 1 0 1 15 1 25 6
99 Vance Walker 25 dt/lde/rde 16 9 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 21 11
24 Chris Hope 32 s 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 18 8
21 Chris Owens 26 cb 13 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 19 3
94 Peria Jerry 28 dt/lde 14 9 0 0 1 0 0 11 3
91 Corey Peters 24 dt/lde 10 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 4
24 Dominique Franks 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 3
53 Mike Peterson 36 olb 16 3 10 4
51 Robert James 29 16 0 9 2
93 Ray Edwards 27 lde 9 4 0 0 2 26 0 6 3
44 Jason Snelling 29 fb 16 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
20 Brent Grimes 29 cb 1 1 6 0
98 Cliff Matthews 23 10 0 6 0
5 Matthew Bosher 25 k 16 0 2 2
88 Tony Gonzalez*+ 36 TE 16 16 3 0
92 Travian Robertson 24 dt 7 0 2 0
33 Michael Turner 30 RB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
84 Roddy White 31 WR 16 15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
2 Matt Ryan* 27 QB 16 16 0 3 0 -2 0
11 Julio Jones* 23 WR 16 15 1 0
63 Justin Blalock 29 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Harry Douglas 28 wr 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
26 Charles Mitchell 23 10 0 0 1
90 Lawrence Sidbury 26 10 0 0 1
Team Total 26.6 16 29.0 20 246 1 79 82 15 9 14 67 1 687 194
Opp Total 16 28 0 16 11 0 0 1

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
3 Matt Bryant 37 k 16 0 44 33 143
33 Michael Turner 30 RB 16 16 10 1 11 66
11 Julio Jones* 23 WR 16 15 10 10 60
88 Tony Gonzalez*+ 36 TE 16 16 8 8 48
84 Roddy White 31 WR 16 15 7 7 42
32 Jacquizz Rodgers 22 16 0 1 1 2 12
95 Jonathan Babineaux 31 DT/lde/rde 16 16 1 1 6
19 Drew Davis 23 16 0 1 1 6
83 Harry Douglas 28 wr 15 1 1 1 6
79 Mike Johnson 25 te 16 1 1 1 6
81 Michael Palmer 24 te 13 2 1 1 6
2 Matt Ryan* 27 QB 16 16 1 1 6
22 Asante Samuel 31 CB/lcb 15 15 1 1 6
44 Jason Snelling 29 fb 16 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 12 32 1 1 46 44 33 419
Opp Total 16 16 14 1 30 27 1 299