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2012 Atlanta Falcons

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in 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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matt Ryan* 27 4 16 422 for 615, 4,719 yards, 32 td, 14 int, & 34 rushes for 141 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
RB Michael Turner 30 8 16 222 rushes for 800 yards, 10 td, & 19 catches for 128 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
WR Julio Jones* 23 1 15 79 catches for 1,198 yards, 10 td, & 6 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 2011
WR Roddy White 31 7 15 92 catches for 1,351 yards, 7 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
TE Tony Gonzalez*+ 36 15 16 93 catches for 930 yards, 8 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 13th pick / 1997
LT Sam Baker 27 4 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 21st pick / 2008
LG Justin Blalock 29 5 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
C Todd McClure 35 12 16 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
RG Peter Konz 23 Rook 10 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2012
RT Tyson Clabo 31 6 15
 Defensive Starters
DT Jonathan Babineaux 31 7 16 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
RDE John Abraham 34 12 15 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
OLB Stephen Nicholas 29 5 15 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 2007
OLB Sean Weatherspoon 25 2 13 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 19th pick / 2010
MLB Akeem Dent 25 1 14 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 91st pick / 2011
CB Dunta Robinson 30 8 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 1st / 10th pick / 2004
CB Asante Samuel 31 9 15 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 120th pick / 2003
S Thomas DeCoud* 27 4 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
S William Moore* 27 3 12 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2009

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
55 John Abraham 34 RDE 16 15 256 6-4 South Carolina 5/6/1978 12 8 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 2000
95 Jonathan Babineaux 31 DT 16 16 281 6-2 Iowa 10/12/1981 7 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 59th pick / 2005
72 Sam Baker 27 LT 16 16 308 6-5 USC 5/30/1985 4 10 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 21st pick / 2008
71 Kroy Biermann 27 lde 16 3 242 6-3 Montana 9/12/1985 4 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 154th pick / 2008
63 Justin Blalock 29 LG 16 16 320 6-3 Texas 12/20/1983 5 10 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 39th pick / 2007
5 Matthew Bosher 25 16 0 208 6-1 Miami (FL) 10/18/1987 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 192nd pick / 2011
3 Matt Bryant 37 16 0 200 5-9 Baylor 5/29/1975 10 4
77 Tyson Clabo 31 RT 15 15 314 6-6 Wake Forest 10/17/1981 6 10
86 Chase Coffman 26 5 0 250 6-5 Missouri 11/10/1986 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 98th pick / 2009
15 Kevin Cone 24 11 0 207 6-2 3/20/1988 1 0
Mike Cox 27 fb 7 6 259 6-0 Georgia Tech 7/11/1985 4 0
4 Dominique Davis 23 1 0 210 6-3 East Carolina 7/17/1989 Rook 0
19 Drew Davis 23 15 0 205 6-1 Oregon 1/4/1989 1 0
28 Thomas DeCoud* 27 S 16 16 196 6-1 California 3/19/1985 4 10 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
52 Akeem Dent 25 MLB 16 14 242 6-1 Georgia 9/27/1987 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 91st pick / 2011
83 Harry Douglas 28 wr 15 1 170 5-11 Louisville 9/16/1984 4 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 84th pick / 2008
93 Ray Edwards 27 lde 9 4 270 6-5 Purdue 1/1/1985 6 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 127th pick / 2006
24 Dominique Franks 25 16 0 180 6-0 Oklahoma 10/8/1987 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 135th pick / 2010
87 Tommy Gallarda 24 9 0 262 6-5 Boise St. 5/8/1988 Rook 0
88 Tony Gonzalez*+ 36 TE 16 16 251 6-5 California 2/27/1976 15 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 13th pick / 1997
20 Brent Grimes 29 cb 1 1 180 5-10 Shippensburg 7/19/1983 5 0
47 Josh Harris 23 16 0 224 6-1 Auburn 4/27/1989 Rook 1
61 Joe Hawley 24 6 0 297 6-3 UNLV 10/22/1988 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 117th pick / 2010
76 Lamar Holmes 23 1 0 320 6-5 Southern Miss 7/8/1989 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 91st pick / 2012
24 Chris Hope 32 s 16 4 206 5-11 Florida St. 9/29/1980 10 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2002
51 Robert James 29 16 0 224 5-10 Arizona St. 12/26/1983 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 138th pick / 2008
94 Peria Jerry 28 DT 14 9 290 6-1 Mississippi 8/23/1984 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 24th pick / 2009
79 Mike Johnson 25 te 16 1 301 6-5 4/2/1987 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2010
30 Terrence Johnson 26 2 0 190 5-9 California (PA) 7/5/1986 1 0
11 Julio Jones* 23 WR 16 15 220 6-3 Alabama 2/3/1989 1 13 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 6th pick / 2011
66 Peter Konz 23 RG 16 10 315 6-5 Wisconsin 6/9/1989 Rook 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2012
96 Jonathan Massaquoi 24 8 0 264 6-2 Troy 5/18/1988 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 164th pick / 2012
98 Cliff Matthews 23 10 0 265 6-4 South Carolina 8/5/1989 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 230th pick / 2011
27 Robert McClain 24 cb 15 3 180 5-9 Connecticut 7/22/1988 2 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 249th pick / 2010
62 Todd McClure 35 C 16 16 286 6-1 LSU 2/16/1977 12 10 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
12 Luke McCown 31 2 0 208 6-3 Louisiana Tech 7/12/1981 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 106th pick / 2004
26 Charles Mitchell 23 10 0 201 5-11 Mississippi St. 9/13/1989 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 192nd pick / 2012
25 William Moore* 27 S 12 12 223 6-0 Missouri 5/18/1985 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2009
54 Stephen Nicholas 29 OLB 16 15 225 6-2 South Florida 5/1/1983 5 8 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 2007
21 Chris Owens 26 cb 13 1 182 5-10 San Jose St. 12/1/1986 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 90th pick / 2009
81 Michael Palmer 24 te 13 2 260 6-5 Clemson 1/18/1988 2 0
91 Corey Peters 24 dt 10 8 294 6-4 Kentucky 6/8/1988 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2010
53 Mike Peterson 36 olb 16 3 230 6-1 Florida 6/17/1976 13 2 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 36th pick / 1999
45 Lousaka Polite 31 fb 6 5 246 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/14/1981 8 0
75 Garrett Reynolds 25 rg 7 6 310 6-7 North Carolina 7/1/1987 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 156th pick / 2009
92 Travian Robertson 24 dt 7 0 305 6-4 South Carolina 12/9/1988 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 249th pick / 2012
23 Dunta Robinson 30 CB 16 16 172 5-10 South Carolina 4/11/1982 8 6 Houston Texans / 1st / 10th pick / 2004
32 Jacquizz Rodgers 22 16 0 190 5-6 Oregon St. 2/6/1990 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 145th pick / 2011
2 Matt Ryan* 27 QB 16 16 224 6-5 Boston Col. 5/17/1985 4 18 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 2008
22 Asante Samuel 31 CB 15 15 185 5-10 Central Florida 1/6/1981 9 7 New England Patriots / 4th / 120th pick / 2003
90 Lawrence Sidbury 26 10 0 267 6-2 Richmond 2/6/1986 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 125th pick / 2009
35 Antone Smith 27 13 0 190 5-9 Florida St. 9/17/1985 2 0
44 Jason Snelling 29 fb 16 2 235 5-11 Virginia 12/29/1983 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 244th pick / 2007
33 Michael Turner 30 RB 16 16 237 5-10 Northern Illinois 2/13/1982 8 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
99 Vance Walker 25 dt 16 9 295 6-2 Georgia Tech 4/26/1987 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 210th pick / 2009
56 Sean Weatherspoon 25 OLB 13 13 241 6-1 Missouri 12/29/1987 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 19th pick / 2010
84 Roddy White 31 WR 16 15 201 6-1 Ala-Birmingham 11/2/1981 7 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 27th pick / 2005
Team Total 26.6 16 241.8 6-1.6 3.4